Friday, March 30, 2018

[Blog Tour] Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan



"A heartbreakingly romantic tale about true love and inner strength. You will never forget it."

--Kristen Callihan, New York Times Bestselling Author

Think you know what it's like being a baller's girl?
You don't.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love - fool's gold.
Now there's a new player in the game, August West.
One of the NBA's brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden.
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, won't let me go.

Long Shot left me emotionally immobile, crushed my soul, and made my heart cry in agony and pain. Kennedy Ryan wrote THOSE kinds of feels in Long Shot and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Ryan has jumped to one of the top spots on my list with her beautifully written words and Long Shot was a 3 point shot. I loved the words and the strong characters. Long Shot hit me with the range of emotions that you’re supposed to feel in a lifetime. I felt it all. And now I’m excited to tell you about it.

Iris is fierce and I love her strong will and dedication. When faced with a difficult situation I was hit with all the feels for her. I saw the deceit and the lies slowly affect her life. I saw it drain who she was and that is what got me. It was a hard and brutal situation that was written with powerful words. Kennedy Ryan did amazing with her writing. I felt the tears running down my face while reading about Iris.

While reading that was hard, I was starved for the moments with August. That man is true hero perfection. I fell head over heels for this man. His kind words, dedication, spirit, and raw power consumed every bit of my heart. August is love. I was wild for him and I loved that he was in the sports world and he was still true to himself and his values. That is what ultimately got me right in the soul.

Not only were the main characters the only good thing, the secondary characters were altogether something astounding. They were written so beautifully that you wanted them to constantly be in the story too. Lo was something so fierce that you want to be her. And I won’t even start with the others or I will have you here all day. Just know that Kennedy Ryan is a master when it comes to creating characters. She makes every character count. Makes the meaningful.

Long Shot is the start of something that will turn into a powerful series. I am excited about this book and overjoyed for what is to come. When Kennedy Ryan writes she pours her everything in her books and you can tell. The only complaint I have is that I wanted more of August and Iris. I wanted more of their love. More of their future. More of their life. 


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“Iris?” August’s frown, the concern on his face, in his voice, remind me where I am. “Baby, you okay?” I blink down at him dumbly, swallowing my tears, eating my memories whole and digesting a nightmare from long ago. I nod, my lips a cold, wobbly curve. “Kiss me,” he whispers, his eyes so tender, so intent. I remember a magical night under the stars, under a streetlight on the eve of greatness. A night filled with laughter and confidences, pregnant with promise. And I see him so clearly, my prince, asking for a kiss. And I do. I kiss him like the world might end tonight because I’ll never take this for granted. Not his kindness, when I’ve known cruelty all too well. Not his tenderness, when I’ve been handled roughly in the past. Not his love, when I’ve been possessed and owned and mistreated. He thaws me with his kiss, my prince, and I melt into him. We’re chest to chest, with August’s number crushed between us. I take his cock in my hand, aligning our bodies, and two become one in a carnal slide of flesh. I anchor myself by my elbows hooked around his neck, and we kiss until I’m dizzy and our breaths tangle in a cloud of bliss. Under the jersey, his palm spans my back, digging into the naked flesh as our hips lock and roll and grind. My body clenches around him, and we pray, we curse, we moan, we mate like our bodies were made for this moment. Ours is a love that reimagines—that peels back the sky at high noon searching for the stars, collecting them like shells in a bucket. We bathe in stardust, drink from the Milky Way, and dance on the moon. We pierce the firmament, peer into infinity, and tread on time and space. There is no before. There is no after. Now gives birth to forever. This moment may die, but this love never will. Time is not a line. It’s a circle, and we, August and Iris, we stand at the center.

“A STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND READ THIS NOW kind of book. Don't hold your breath, this story will steal it from you."
- J. Sterling, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Kennedy Ryan
Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.
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