Blog Tour – GRIP By Kennedy Ryan


Flow, the prequel to GRIP, by Kennedy Ryan is now live and TOTALLY FREE! And GRIP, the riveting full-length conclusion, is LIVE!


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“The story reads like a movie . . powerful and intoxicating … and sinfully sexy. GRIP has everything—dynamic characters, soulful plot, and a lesson at the end that will change the way you look at life. One of my favorite reads this year. Maybe ever. 5 massive, gripping stars from me!” — Adriana Lock, USA Today Bestselling Author


Grip leans into me, pushing back my hair and rolling his still-icy beer bottle over my neck. I swallow, but don’t dare look at him, hoping he’ll drop it, but he doesn’t.
“When you grow up on the streets, you don’t just develop a sixth sense.” He captures a lock of my hair and tests it between his fingers. “You have six, seven, eight, nine of ’em, because those instincts could be the difference between death or life. My mom and Jade have so many senses they almost know what you’re thinking before you think it. And even though I’ve never told her, Jade only had to be in the room with us for a hot minute to know I want you.”
I clench my eyes closed and pull in a stuttering breath, trapping my bottom lip between my teeth.
“Don’t do this, Grip.”
“Jade’s right,” he continues as if I hadn’t spoken, hadn’t asked him to stop. “My mom would flip if I brought a white girl home. If I brought you home. Maybe it is bigoted and ancient, but that’s just her. You know better than most that we don’t get to choose our family, but we still gotta love them.”
I don’t respond to that. He knows how contentious things have been between my brother and my parents. Beyond the headlines everyone else has seen, he knows how hard I’ve worked to reconcile them. I moved to LA to help Rhyson with his career, yes, but also to bridge the country-wide chasm between the two factions of my family.
“Like you, I’d do anything for my family.” He comes in an inch closer, caressing under my chin and tilting it up with his index finger. “But if you’d ever give me a shot, I wouldn’t give a fuck what anyone thought. I’d take you home to my mama.”
I’m a little too high and a lot too horny for this conversation, for the stone-hard thigh pressing against me, for the heat coming off his body and smothering my resistance. I try to sit up, hoping it will clear my head so I can make my escape, but his hand presses gently into my chest, just above the swell of my breasts, compelling me back into the cushion. His lips hover over mine, and I will him to kiss me because I’ll make the first move if he doesn’t. After years of not moving, I have no idea how I’ll explain that once the smoke clears.
Sometimes at night after the chaos dies, I think about our first kiss at the top of a Ferris wheel. Just like then, his lips start soft, brushing mine like wings in sweet sweeps, coaxing me open and delving into me. Sampling me, he groans into my mouth and chases my tongue. The rough palm of his hand cups my face, angling me so he can dive deeper. He doesn’t come up for air, but keeps kissing me so deeply I can’t breathe. He tastes so good, I’ll choose him over air as long as I can. Why is it never like this with anyone else? I want it to be so bad, but it never is.
He releases my lips to scatter kisses down my neck. My back arches, and my nipples go tight. He knows that’s my spot. After all this time, he still knows. My neck is so incredibly sensitive, a gateway to the rest of my body.
“You taste exactly the same.” His words come on a labored breath in my ear. “Do you know how long it’s been since I kissed you?”
Eight years.
“Eight years.” He shakes his head, eyes riveting mine in light lent by candles and the moon. “And you taste exactly the same.”



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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.

My Review –






5 Get Gripped Stars!!






*I volunteered to Review a Copy of this book from L. Woods PR & The Author*




Thank you so very much Ms.Ryan & L. Woods PR!! I am extremely honored and grateful!! 🙂



After that shocking ending in FLOW I had to dive right back into Bristol and Grip’s story! I needed to read this book and couldn’t sleep until I devoured it in one sitting! I absolutely loved every poetically beautiful second of it! This has to be one of the most powerful stories I have ever read in my entire life. It tore my heart to shreds, it made me cry, it opened my eyes, made me feel every emotion under the sun, and most importantly it showed me the true power of love. I have never read a story like this one and it deserves to be put in a class of it’s own because of how amazing it is.



It showed how much words can change our lives in different ways. I enjoyed that it touched on tough and serious subjects I don’t seen often in books. I blushed so much while reading. Sexy doesn’t even begin to cover some of the moments that take place in this book. I never knew how much I wanted someone to fall in love with my mind until I met Grip.



Ms.Ryan hooked me with her words from the very first page of FLOW and my attention didn’t waver until I finished this story. The entire novel that she created was thought provoking in every way. From pain to joy she captured the beauty that there is in this world so perfectly. She made me realize that it isn’t crazy to want to fall in love. My mind still won’t let it go many days later nor will my heart. I am still kicking myself for not having picked up her work sooner but I am so honored that I picked up FLOW & GRIP first! Ms.Ryan, This may seem cheesy but I’m going to say it anyway – I fell for your story before the first page dropped. 😉 I am so looking forward to reading more of her work especially The Soul Series!!



GRIP is about Bristol Gray a manager and Marlon “Grip” James a musician. Two people from two different worlds. She’s the twin sister of his best friend and he’s everything she could ever want. Pass pains interrupt their present and the friend zone seems to be where they’re stuck. Will Bris push her fears aside enough to let Grip in? Or was their love meant to be put on pause and never played again?



If you haven’t already One-Clicked, What are you waiting for?!?! Buy it Today!! I’ll wait here trying to calm my craving for Empanadas while you do. Trust me my fellow book lovers this is one of the best books of 2017!! Start your March off right or whatever month your reading it in, it doesn’t matter just read it, and you can thank me later. Be ready to get Gripped. 😉 I know my review in no way does this story justice but I hope you take a chance on GRIP and I sure hope you love it as much as I do! 5 Stars all around even though I’d give it more in a heartbeat! 🙂



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“Ryan continues her streak of amazingly accessible and authentic romantic fiction. Grip is a bold and unapologetic look at interracial romance and does not shy away from any of the ideals and prejudices that most of us are too polite to acknowledge – head on- amidst one of the sexiest, and most provocative true love romances Ryan has penned to date. Break out the fans folks, Grip is aptly titled and sure to make you need a grip! — Sheena, Smexy Books



In 8 years, Marlon James will be one of the brightest rising stars in the music industry.
Bristol Gray will be his tough, no-nonsense manager.
But when they first meet, she’s a college student finding her way in the world,
and he’s an artist determined to make his way in it.
From completely different worlds,
all the things that should separate them only draw them closer.
It’s a beautiful beginning, but where will the story end?

FLOW is the prequel chronicling the week of magical days and nights

that will haunt Grip & Bristol for years to come.

GRIP is the full-length conclusion of their story available NOW here:

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.
And she writes love stories!
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