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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Publisher's Summary

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.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Kennedy Ryan (P)2017 Tantor

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Epic!!

Grip is more than a love story, it's a life story. The beautiful, stolen moments amidst the ugliness, unfairness and judgments of life. Grip is Epic.

Grip and Bristol's story has been long awaited. We've watched their dance while falling in love with Rhyson and Kai. We've seen their instant attraction, fears, and frustrations throughout the Soul Series. Now it's their turn.

Flow introduces young Bristol and Marlon "Grip". A simple week changes their future.

Grip brings real life struggles. Love chooses you. You don't choose love. Love is hearts and souls finding their other half regardless of race, religion, sex, income, education. It's not easy and it doesn't work without trust and respect.

Their dance spans several years and her avoidance is painful to them both. He's hurting. She's hurting. She's hurting him. Bristol makes a decision that could destroy them both and everything changes. This can't go on.

This is a HEA story but along the way are some of life's biggest obstacles, seemingly ripped from the news. Grip is as real as it gets. One week, years of hurt, many lifetimes of injustice, and a love so deep. Grip will make you think. It will make you feel the gamut of emotions. And it will give you hope.

Kennedy Ryan has written an Epic story in Grip. It is a story like no other.

This was an audio re-read and these narrators brought an already amazing story to life. Fantastic narrators. Jakobi Diem had me melting!! 🤗🤗

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Loved the story and message!

This was a unique story that dealt a lot with current issues such as racial profiling and prejudice. The hero is such a sexy guy! The heroine just needs to learn to trust in his love, but has been damaged by a childhood where she was pretty invisible. There are moments of tension and suspense. While the sexy scenes are hot! The narration was well performed also.

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How unfortunate

I found this book to be complex not in character development but in how it degraded black women. Every black woman was portrayed as being vulgar, bitter and unwavering. How typical! Readers have no other choice but to empathize with the plight of the main character a white woman despite that she is the only character that says the n word repeatedly despite all of the black characters in the book. She is described as being elegant while the black women are objectified for their body types and sexuality. How unfortunate! This proud black woman will be returning this horrible excuse for a riveting novel!

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My heart broke loose on the wind....

Grip audio
I read this book and completely stole my heart. Having this in audio is such a treat for us bookworm.
Absolutely amazing. Jakobi nailed Grip his strong persona, the swagger, that velvet naughty sensual voice. Just DAAAAAAMN Maxine as Bristol is a perfect match also. All her strong will, commanding presence and fierce love is portrayed to perfection. You can't get enough of this book. You truly get to experience all the feelings. When a book is as powerful as Grip having the audio is the best way to transport yourself in the story. With this audiobook you will get SENCE OVERLOAD.

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A Great Romance with a Powerful Message!!!

This was an interesting experience, in a WONDERFUL WAY! It's rare that I listen to a Romance Audible and throughout the Novel I am completely moved by the storyline by the Author's exceptional ability to combine a beautiful romance with wonderfully deep character's that are so easily relatable. Throughout this novel , the Author does such an amazing job making every Character so mainstream, they all seem like every people.
Throughout the book, Kennedy Ryan addresses the REAL LIFE struggles, I personally enjoyed the storyline of the lead female's struggles with insecurity due to the lack of love she desperately seeked throughout the Novel from her Alcoholic Mother and absent Father. I related to her the most on a personal level so I found her personal situation inspiring.
The main message,of course, is what makes this book exceptional!!! I won't ruin the surprise.. To sum up my thoughts, do yourself a favor and 🎶to THIS EXCEPTIONAL AUDIBLE!!
P.S. I am quite curious as to who actually wrote the "Raps" in the book. Specifically Bruised?!? I am an old 🐣but I found it to be pretty🆒🆒🆒❗

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Loyalisa30

Oh my goodness I am floored! Grip is the raw, emotional, and inspirational story of an interracial couple’s determination to love, live and be happy with one another❣️ The betrayals, misunderstandings and covetousness of those involved were inspiring to all who paid attention. Jakobi Diem’s narration and deep, scratchy sexy voice is panty melting! Maxine Mitchell was excellent with her narration making you feel every emotion❣️I loved this audiobook! 5stars and counting 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩❣️

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Wonderful book

this book was amazing. There are no adequate words to describe what a treasure this is. The character development, real life race issues, was so good.

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GRIPOLICIOUS

This story is just gripping. Marlon can drop the beat anytime for me. The struggle is heartwarming. This story is a must read or listen. You will absolutely love the characters.

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LOVE

I stumbled across these books and I'm in love! who wouldn't love grip, but Bristol is my favorite kind of woman, fierce. fierce to love and fiercely fights for what and who she loves.

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Amazing!

Woah! What a story! The eloquence with which Kennedy Ryan writes resonates deep within you. It’s raw, genuine, honest, and sincere. This story is powerful and emotional and gives you so many feels. And the poetry! My goodness Kennedy, we need a book of poems from you. Simply stunning.

Grip and Bristol have such an intoxicating connection. The lengths in which they go to, their perseverance and dedication to each other, their vulnerability, it’s beautiful.

The journey to each other is filled with obstacles, hurt, insecurities, hope, and love. There’s so much packed into this story and it takes root in your soul and warms your heart. A fantastic read you don’t want to miss!

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  • Mrs D
  • 11-12-18

My favourite book of 2018

An incredibly emotive, thought-provoking story of social justice, love and the positive impact of music and musicians. Made even more impressive by perfectly cast narrators.
One definitely not to be missed.

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  • Claire
  • 10-26-17

Good

however, the female narrator is not the voice that's in my head. Grip's voice is spot on.... Kennedy Ryan is humazing.

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  • Dolores
  • 08-30-17

WOW WOW WOW 5*****

Omg Kennedy had had me welling up, not just with frustration but heck the feelings I've been having throughout the entire time What first off with Bristol not admitting or letting Grip know how she TRULY Feels.
But heck the emotion Bris puts herself through whilst she‘s NOT WANTING to admit her dying love for Grip, by setting him up.
But heck THIS is one of the best Books I've read/listened to & I've read some GREAT READS 😖😱😢😢😍😍😍