Hello my loves and happy Sunday!!! I have been DYING to finish this series so I could write to you about just how amazing it is. About just how AMAZING Kennedy Ryan is. From reading this series, she’s now become a one-clicker for me. I am so upset at myself for having to wait so long to read her books. I got a small glimpse of her in the Team Player Anthology, and it just wasn’t enough. As I believe you’ve read by now, I stopped taking on ARCs for the most part. I’m still apart of threeARC groups, and I will take on books for some of my favorites, but I’m not going to break my back like I did before. If I hadn’t been so backed up I could have read this series so long ago!!
This series is about Bristol and Grip. Grip is a rapper and poet, and Bristol is a talent manager. That sounds super basic, but once you read my review, and hopefully read these books, you will see that they are SO much more than those basic descriptions ♥ I have my links to the releases posts for Grip and Still, you can find playlists and more info on the books there!
Book #0.5 Flow.
This one was short and so is my review, but it isn’t any less amazing!! THIS ONE IS FREEEEEE
I was so mad when this ended!!! I knew going in it was short, and a prequel, BUT I knew that I couldn’t start Grip right away. I would never have slept after reading this!! LOLOL
I’m so addicted to Flow and Bristol!!!! I love the interactions between these two. From their in-depth conversation to their steamy chemistry. I CANNOT Wait for more!!!
Book #1 Grip
From the moment I started reading this series I was hooked. When I started Flow I knew that Grip and Bristol were going to be so much more than someone could ever hope for in a couple. Just them speaking to each other, I knew they were different. The level of conversation these two have is just out of this world.
The game that Bristol and Grip are playing was really starting to get old. I love seeing the woman that Bristol has become and see Grip finally be the big star we all knew he’d be. But these two were SO DAMN STUBBORN! I couldn’t believe that they kept playing these games. And how the heck did no one notice??? The heat between these two was always so hot!
Everything that led to the moment where they finally let go was such an uphill battle! It was the crescendo that everyone always waits for. Just like in a movie, Kennedy did an amazing job with building us with excitement. We got to the top of that crescendo and crashed sooooo hard to the ground though. We finally got what we wanted and we could finally breathe easy. Or could we? These two never made breathing easy. They made us cry, laugh, scream, be angry. It was the best kind of emotional mash up.
And the obstacles. The obstacles were soooo strong. They knew they’d be facing a lot, but they didn’t care. The love that they felt was more than enough. More than enough to overcome anything, because they could do it together
Book #2 Still
Beware: I just finished this and was VERY long winded and passionate!
I was so happy to have this book when I was done with Grip. If I had to wait another moment to keep reading their story I was going to be so sad. But then I had to face life and I had to wait AN ENTIRE WEEK to get to finish it. That was so torturous!! But I know myself, and I know that if I had not finished it in one sitting I would have been hurting myself.
Part One – These two are just so amazing. To see how they handle hard situations, it’s amazing. When Grip was going to have to leave, I had no doubt Bristol would follow. The hardships these two went through throughout this part of the book were unimaginable. Being a mixed raced couple isn’t that “unheard of” these days, but for these two it meant a lot. Their love for each other would be enough to out-weigh any opinion or thought of racism; of what “should” or “shouldn’t be” with their relationship. They laid down the rules for what people should thing.
That was just so refreshing!!! I love that these two fought for their relationship, not just with their family, but with the public. They let people know that the color of their skin is just that, just a color. And their love throughout this just got stronger! They fought together and loved together. Their love is just so amazing.
Part Two – I love that this book has two parts. I think it makes it so much more special. Also, it really needed two parts, because it was like two phases in their life. The first phase, getting to the point where their love has helped them grow. Then the second phase, testing that love. This is the part where I cried on end. The love these two have is just so beautiful. Through vows and trying times, they made it all just so beautiful! They make me want this love so hard, more so than any other book I’ve ever read.
To go through everything they went through in the book, and still come out of it alive at the end? That is the TRUEST test to love, and they passed with flying colors. The emotions I felt during this book were just indescribable. There was so much love, joy, heart ache, agony, and so many more things than I just can’t explain. These two broke me, as they were broken, but then they helped me get put back together with their own love.
Kennedy Ryan is just a genius. She’s an evil genius, kind of like a Jackal and Hyde. She knows just how to bring us down to the lowest to low, but then knows how to bring us back up. There were so many tears (like 30 min at least) for so many reasons. For angry reasons, happy reasons, sad reasons. Every emotion was felt to the fullest degree, and that is what I love most in a book. I love when I can be pulled under like that. It was so magical.
Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who find a way to 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, Kennedy has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other outlets as a voice for families living with autism.
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