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Flow

The Grip Prequel
Series: Grip, Book 0.5
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (158 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In eight 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?

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Kennedy Ryan (P)2017 Tantor

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Swoon

Jakobi Diem as Grip is everything I could have imagined. The smooth timbre of his voice literally flows through your ears and into your soul.

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  • Kendra
  • SF Bay Area, California
  • 04-15-18

A Perfect Teaser

I’ve been told by many people to take a chance on this series. It just didn’t seem like my cup of tea. So, taking a chance, I started Flow. At first it started out slow, or I was really tired but nonetheless it grabbed my attention the more I listed. It grabbed it enough to make me want to get to know these characters and how the story unfolds. The writing, dialogue and thought provoking topics set this book apart from many of the books I read. I would more than likely consider it an intelligent romance. Kennedy Ryan seems to have a gift that I am anxious to explore.

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Makes you go hmmm!

Love this story! I can't wait to know what happened to Grip and Bristol! Can't get enough of Jakobi's voice. I love it!

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Talk About An Emotional Ride!!

The perfect setup to what I'm sure is going to be an amazing series!!!
Flow introduces you to Grip and Bristol and their instant connection.
I highly enjoyed this prequel and cannot wait to hear more!
Maxine Mitchell and Jakobi Diem were AMAZING narrators!!
Highly Enjoyed!
Can't wait to follow these two through the rest of their journey!!

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Brilliant mix of love story and social justice iss

Would you consider the audio edition of Flow to be better than the print version?

No, but I did enjoy the audio

What other book might you compare Flow to and why?

Honestly, I'm not sure. I've never read a book that compares.

Which character – as performed by Jakobi Diem and Maxine Mitchell – was your favorite?

Grip was my favorite. I love Bristol, but Maxine Mitchell's voice does not fit the voice I had in my head for her. That's not to say she did a poor job. I enjoyed her performance, I just felt that she sounded slightly too "posh" for Bristol, if that makes sense.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The discussions at the restaurant when Grip picks Bristol up from the airport.

Any additional comments?

This book/series is in my top favorite books ever written. I love that Kennedy Ryan is not afraid to touch topics that are difficult to navigate, but she does so with such grace and ease that it adds to the chemistry between the mc's.

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Love, love, love!

I loved my audible re-read as much as, if not more than, the book!

I love this story and the sequel Grip. I can't wait for the audible release of Grip!

These narrators are fantastic. Listening to Grip was delicious. As the story goes, the ladies love their chocolate (aka Grip). This narrator's voice is so smooth...like chocolate. Perfect for Grip.

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Love, love it!!

This audiobook was a great listening experience and now I want the next book on audiobook NOW! The story has a big cliffhanger, but well worth it. A famous pianist's twin sister hasn't seen him in 5 years, ever since he emancipated from their parents. Longing for a relationship with her brother, she goes to LA over spring break to try to reconnect with him. The problem is he's so busy that he sends his best friend to pick her up at the airport. The more time she spends with the friend, Grip, the more she likes him. The story is about trust and just when she's thinking she can- the worst happens. Great narration!

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OMG

This book has held my attention until the very end!!!! Nothing short of amazing, amazing!!!!

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A good beginning to an epic romance

I normally don't care for younger sister falls for brother's friend romances but this one really works. Grip (Marlon James) seems to be focused on making his mark in the music industry when he meets his fellow musician's sister Bristol. There is something magnetic happening between them that they tried to ignore and eventually couldn't. The problem is that both have unfinished business that throws a monkey wrench into their budding connection. Can they overcome the obstacles?

I like both characters Bristol and Grip and I am glad that I read this prequel before getting into Book 1. Grip is a rapper whose loosey goosey lifestyle came back to bite him and I am curious to see how he will break through Bristol's walls. A good foundation to start.

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Prequel

A good teaser for the Grip series (and includes characters from the Soul Series as well).

Borrowed via Audible Escape. I’ve been a Maxine Mitchell fan. Jakobi Diem was new to me and I’m glad to have found another narrator I enjoy.

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  • Claire
  • 10-26-17

hmmmmm

I love dual audio, however, I am not a fan of the male narrator saying the female's lines and vice versa. its really off putting. I'm guessing its a cost thing that all lines can't each be read by the respective narrators. Also, the female narrator sounds at least 10 years older than the part she is reading.... Its an excellent story tho...

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  • Dolores
  • 08-27-17

GREAT START

First time I've 'read' any of Kennedy Ryan's work & I think this is a great start to the story between Bristol & Grip.
looking forward to see what's going to happen in The Grip