Title: Long Shot
Author: Kennedy Ryan
Genre: Basketball Romance
Release Date: March 22, 2018
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"This story was brutal truth wrapped in hope, courage and unflinching love. It's a must read. It's 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, NYT Bestselling Author
A FORBIDDEN LOVE SET IN THE EXPLOSIVE WORLD OF THE NBA... 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, just won't let me go. *Author's Note: There are aspects of this story that may be sensitive for some readers.
Kennedy Ryan please stand up.
You aren't a hero (and I don't mean that in a negative way). You are the voice of a large and misunderstood population. You are a spotlight in a darkened alley. Long Shot will hopefully be a wake up call.
But for me it's a reminder...
You see for a long time I judged the most important woman in my life. I shook my head in disgust and often didn't take here advice. I used her experiences as a mantra. I will never, would never, and won't ever. I never stopped to think about her. I heard her reasons and wrote them off. I heard her "excuses" and brushed them off. I never heard her pain. She only spoke in facts when talking about those times. I never heard HER.
My mother is a hero. Kennedy Ryan gave her a voice. I may never "understand" but I will never dismiss her again. This isn't the first book I've read with these situations. It's just seems to BE more.
So again, Kennedy Ryan, please stand up. Take a bow. Take a bow and KNOW that even if you can't save them all, you are helping salvage relationships between survivors and their families.
Thank you for being a voice.
Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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I would love to tell you the exact reasons that I loved this book so much but without giving away the nuances of the story I can’t.
Kennedy blew me away with this book, it’s so much more than a love story it’s an experience and a journey through darkness and pain to self fulfilment and love.
If sports books aren’t your thing please give this a try, yes the hero August is a hotshot NBA star but this to me was Iris’s story. Nothing in the story is sugar coated, it’s in your face brutal reality of her life. I cried at her pain as much as I rejoiced at her strength and determination. August was not her salvation or her saviour he was just hers, from the moment he met her he was hers.
I know my review is vague but that’s because I have no words to describe just how fabulous this book is my favourite book by this author.
reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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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 Georgia families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as a voice for families living with autism.