Thursday, March 2, 2017

DUAL Review and Giveaway for Flow & Grip by Kennedy Ryan


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.

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.

"Her body is honest with me even when she hides the truth. I want her truth. I have to know."


Having said that, I can only shake my head. If you have been reading my reviews for any amount of time, you know that's a sign of awe....of wonderment, something I know I won't be able to properly convey how good it was. I know authors constantly say that they hope to be able to bring a book to their readers that is amazing. After reading this book, I can only hope as a blogger that I can do this book justice with my review. That is my blogger confession right now.

"I've had some pretty wild dreams about Bristol Gray. But in my wildest dreams, I couldn't imagine that, not the nakedness of her body, but the nakedness of her soul, would be the thing that tempted me the most."

The words in this book emote more than anything I can describe and this love story will haunt me for a long time. The meaning behind the words, the depth of Grip's soul and the fear behind Bristol's heart, they are what drive this book. The feelings seep off the pages and you can't help but be moved by the way Kennedy Ryan writes this one. This book truly moved me....the beauty in her words is indescribable.

It's books like this that I question WHY I am so willing to give my heart to authors. It's like they don't care. I feel like Ryan said, "Let's see how many ways I can break her heart before I can put it back together. Hopefully I use all the pieces." I feel like I was put through the wringer with this one. *sigh* So amazing. You won't walk away unscathed with this one.

Grip's need for Bristol is so visceral, so deep, so real...but also, know that his mind is what drives him. His soul is what feeds him. My gosh, I FEEL his need. The craving? The want? The desire? He knows she is "it" for him and that he needs to have her. There is a constant thrum of sexual energy you just can't deny and their chemistry is undeniably off the charts!

"I look at her, cataloging her features one by one and realizing the most fascinating thing about this girl isn't visible to the naked eye."

If you were sitting in front of me, I'm sure I would have wide eyes and my arms flailing around as I tried to explain just how much this book affected me. Just how much this book is a MUST READ. Just how much I think everyone should read this. You will be a changed person after reading it. It opened my eyes to some things, hurt my heart with others. I am in awe of her storytelling. She is so visual and descriptive. I think your soul will sigh....I know mine did.

I will never be able to say enough, but this book is worth every minute of time you spend on it. My reaction alone will never convey accurately the perfection that is this book.

"And I know in this moment, I know that I'm lost to him."


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I'm a wife, a mom, a writer, an advocate for families living with autism. That's me in a nutshell. Crack the nut, and you'll find a Southern girl gone Southern California who loves pizza and Diet Coke, and wishes she got to watch a lot more television. You can usually catch me up too late, on social media too much, or FINALLY putting a dent in my ever-growing To Be Read list!





  1. Thanks for this review Bee. I love it! It's amazing! This book really moved me. I don't even know how to move on. This story touched my heart so deep. It also opened my eyes and my heart to so many things. I just wish many authors will write more books as amazing as this. I would definitely recommend this series and also the Soul series to my friends.

    1. Kennedy Ryan is a master of words. I love the way she spells out a love story, literally. <3