“Kennedy Ryan’s writing continues to amaze and inspire. She is a genius wordsmith and a prose poet. And in Banner Morales, she has created the perfect heroine for this day and age. Don’t miss this read. It’s everything.” -- Emma Scott, Bestselling Author
Block Shot, Kennedy Ryan’s enemies-to-lovers, second-chance standalone romance is LIVE and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat...
The heart everyone assumes is frozen over.
Her anger is...arousing.
Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth,
gets me...well, you know.
If I had a dollar for every time she's put me in my place, I'd be an even richer man.
I'm a successful sports agent because I assume "no" means you'll think about it.
I'm sure what you meant to say is "Coming right up.”
They say even rich men don't always get what they want,
but those men don't know how to play the game. The trick is to keep them guessing.
Take Banner. She assumes she's winning, but this game?
She doesn't even know how to play.
If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I’d have exactly one dollar.
One night. One epic fail. One dollar...and I'm out.
I've moved on.
I’ve found success in a field ruled by men.
Anything they can do, I have done better.
They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to.
And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance?
Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats.
<<span style="font-weight: 400;">I'll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel.
Oh, I didn't say the struggle wasn't real.
But I've got that one dollar, and Jared won't have me.
4.5 Star Review by Ashley
Well...this is me being stunned silent after reading Block Shot. I don't know if I have the words to describe everything I felt while reading Kennedy Ryan's latest masterpiece but I'm gonna try.
Banner. BANNER!! She is every woman. Powerful beyond measure. Beautiful. Intelligent. Fearless. Insecure about the things that shouldn't matter but do. A lion in a mans world. Unafraid to go the extra mile, but with heart. And that big, giving, selfless heart had been broken more than once. None worse than when Jared slayed it in college.
Oh Jared. Where to start with this guy? He claims to not have a heart. To be cold. Calculated. Unrelenting. And he totally is. But he is also tenacious. He worked hard to build a name and company for himself. And when a twist of fate brings his biggest regret back into his life, he seized the opportunity to get what he really wants, what he's always wanted and never been able to forget; Banner.
Cue the tension. Sparks flew between these two- and they weren't all sexual. There was a lot of animosity and hurt coming from both sides over what happened all those years ago. It took a lot of work, and more than words for Jared to convince Banner what his true intentions were but little by little she let him in. Can you see me fanning myself? Even when she wanted to Banner couldn't resist Jared. These two were super hot and heavy between the sheets, in the office at the...you get the point.
I was so ready for them to sail off into their happily ever after, but fate, the cruel beast that she is, had other plans. Oh my heart. It just broke for them. Especially Banner. She was in an impossible position and no matter what someone was going to be hurt more than she already was. Though the choice was obvious, because there truly was no choice to be made, it took a while for her head to catch up to her heart.
Grit. Integrity. Determination. Heart. Take all of that- add in two self-motivated to succeed people, a hearty dose of angst, a heaping of life, a whole heck of a lot of patience and forgiveness and you've got Jared and Banner's love story. It was unlike anything I've ever read because it was theirs. Kennedy Ryan gave me the real and I devoured every complicated and blissful moment of it.
5 Star Review by Lorena
All I have to say is that this book was EVERYTHING I imagined it to be and more!
Gahhh! This story, I just fell in love immediately with both Banner and Jared. I think this is my favorite couple of the year!
It's so hard to get into details about this book. Both Jared and Banner were strong characters and neither one backed down from a challenge whether it was personal or business. I loved how they would go back and forth against/towards each other. The chemistry, their pull was just so strong and I loved them dearly. I will carry this book in my heart for a long time because I don't think I have read a story that was this powerful this year.
Jared, even though he was a very good looking guy, he didn't see that. He only knew that he would go for what he wanted and he normally got what he wanted. He was a smooth talker, but when it came to Banner, he was just so taken with her and not just her beauty, he loved her sassiness, her smartness and just how great of a person she was overall.
Banner had a crush on Jared ever since she first laid eyes on him, but she never in a million years thought that such a handsome guy would even turn twice when it came to her.
Jared stole my heart from beginning to end and he is now my number one bbf!
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Excerpt:I stretch my arm toward the wall and turn out the lights.
With the light snuffed out, my other senses rise, hunting for her in the dark. The smell of her hair and her quick, shallow breaths. My sight adjusts until the heavy black curtain completely obscuring her fades to gray. Light from the outer room spills under the door, revealing just the shape, the outline of her, but still camouflaging details. I cup her cheek, taking a moment to appreciate the softness of her skin, the silky hair brushing my knuckles. I’m not an idiot. She wants the lights out because she’s self-conscious, but from my perspective, she has nothing to be ashamed of.
“I think you’re beautiful, Ban.”
“You do?” she asks, her voice hushed.
My words surprise me as much as they seem to surprise her, because I don’t say shit like that to girls. The prettiest ones usually seem to already know, which makes any admiration I’d express redundant. But Banner . . . she’s so beautiful, and I’m not sure she knows.
“I do.” I push the hair away from her face.
“Uh . . . thank you.” Her laugh isn’t much more than a breath. “The lights are out, so I’m not sure that compliment counts.”
“I know your face by heart. You have seven freckles here.” I swipe a finger over the straight bridge of her nose and drift down to caress her full lips and the tiny dent in her cheek her smile displays. “And a dimple right here.”
I explore the smooth skin of her nape, under a heavy fall of hair.
“Now I want to know your body, too,” I say softly. “Take off your clothes for me, Banner.”
After a sharply indrawn breath, she raises her arms. The rustle of her clothes—the sweatshirt, jeans, socks, shoes—being discarded whisper in the dark. I approximate her by touch, reaching for her arms and closing my fingers around the softness, the velvety skin. I lower my head and run my nose along her neck, discovering.
“You always smell so good.” I’ve wanted to tell her that since the first night we studied here.
“Pretty Pastel,” she replies, her laugh low, nervous.
“What?” I pause.
“The smell. It’s my dryer sheets. The scent is Pretty Pastel.”
“I like it.” I resume my exploration, running a palm over her shoulder, her collarbone until I find the soft, full weight of her breasts, testing them in my hands, cupping them, holding them, brushing the nipples with my thumbs until they pebble and her breaths come harshly.
“You like that?” I ask.
I see her head nod in the semi-darkness. “Yeah. It feels good.”
Her touch startles me in the best way, her hand finding my face, traveling over my mouth, eyes, and hair. I sense her approach, feel tiny pants of breath on my lips, and anticipation has me panting, too, shortens my breath and sharpens my senses. Her mouth seeks mine, eager and sweet when she kisses me. Her pleasure, her excitement matches, answers, fans mine.
I guide her back down to the couch, and with a hand at her shoulder, urge her to stretch out. I’d shave points off my GPA for a glimpse of her, but she doesn’t want that. I get it, so I settle for a taste.
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About KennedyA Top 30 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes about women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.
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 and Frolic, 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 Autism families, 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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