Grip by Kennedy Ryan (Book Review)


Resisting an irresistible force wears you down and turns you out.
I know.
I’ve been doing it for years.
I may not have a musical gift of my own, but I’ve got a nose for talent and an eye for the extraordinary.
And Marlon James – Grip to his fans – is nothing short of extraordinary.
Years ago, we strung together a few magical nights, but I keep those memories in a locked drawer and I’ve thrown away the key.
All that’s left is friendship and work.
He’s on the verge of unimaginable fame, all his dreams poised to come true.
I manage his career, but I can’t seem to manage my heart.
It’s wild, reckless, disobedient.
And it remembers all the things I want to forget.

5 stars!
ARC provided for an honest review.
Adult Romance.
This book was emotional, thought-provoking and captivating!
Flow (the prequel) sets the tone and introduces the main characters, Grip and Bristol. If you haven’t read it, I recommend that you read it first. It’s FREE on Amazon. My review Here.
This book is SO MUCH MORE than a romance. It brings to light sensitive, difficult and thought-provoking issues of a race/racism. It also shows the difficulties bi-racial couples experience. I thought this book handled these subjects well and in a way that forced me to reflect. It made me think days after reading it and that’s what makes an amazing book in my eyes. A amazing book forces the readers to look outside their lives and into others. It allows readers to grow with the characters. It leaves a mark and impacts the reader emotionally. It did to me.
Yes, there is romance and HOT chemistry. There is also music/lyrics/poetry that help move the story forward and show the feelings of the main characters in a beautiful way. There is a plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There are moments that are heartbreaking and heartwarming…this book has everything. You can’t miss it.


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About the Author:

Kennedy loves to write about herself in third person. She loves Diet Coke…though she’s always trying to quit. She adores her husband…who she’ll never quit. She loves her son, who is the most special boy on the planet. And she’s devoted to supporting and serving families living with Autism.

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4 responses to “Grip by Kennedy Ryan (Book Review)”

  1. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this book and the prequel. I’m going to download the prequel now. 😊 I can’t wait to give it a whirl! 😊

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    1. Let me know what you think!!! ❤

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  2. mommyreadsbooks Avatar

    Great review! Adding it to my TBR!

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