Hook Shot by Kennedy Ryan Review + Giveaway

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“This book was utter perfection! Hook Shot is full of emotion, sizzle and a breathtaking romance. It is a book I will never forget and one I will revisit often to get swept away in its magic.”- Devney Perry, USA Today bestselling author

Hook Shot, a deeply emotional standalone set in the worlds of professional basketball and high fashion from Kennedy Ryan, is available now and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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Divorced. Single dad. Traded to a losing squad.

Cheated on, betrayed, exposed.

My perfect life blew up in my face and I’m still picking up the pieces.

The last thing I need is her.

A wildflower. A storm. A woman I can’t resist.

Lotus DuPree is a kick to my gut and a wrench in my plans

from the moment our eyes meet.

I promised myself I wouldn’t trust a woman again,

but I’ve never wanted anyone the way I want Lo.

She’s not the plan I made, but she’s the risk I have to take.

A warrior. A baller. The one they call Gladiator.

Kenan Ross charged into my life smelling all good, looking even better and snatching my breath from the moment we met.

The last thing I need is him.

I’m working on me. Facing my pain and conquering my demons.

I’ve seen what trusting a man gets you.

Don’t. Have. Time. For. This.

But he just keeps coming for me.

Keeps knocking down my defenses and stealing my excuses

one by one.

He never gives up, and now…I’m not sure I want him to.

My review:

This book is so much more than I expected.

Lotus is a child of New Orleans working in high fashion in New York City. The design house is creating a new type of wearable technology and wants NBA player Kenan to be the spokesperson. Kenan and Lotus have met before, since her cousin Iris is married to his teammate August.  She knows she is attracted to him, but is taking time away from men to work on herself and deal with parts of her past she’s tried to bury her whole life. Kenan is freshly out of a nasty divorce where he was betrayed on many levels by his ex-wife, the media, and people he thought were friends. He wants to protect his heart, and his daughter, by not jumping into a relationship. They decide to be friends, but true love cannot be stopped.

So much happens in this book. There is humor and joy and love and friendship, but also deep, emotional pain and tragedy. Ultimately there is also healing. There is a beautiful blending of beliefs. There is power. When Lotus was a child, she and Mimi had a conversation about the powerful thunderstorm that had Lotus captivated. When Mimi commented that most people are afraid of storms and Lotus stated that she was not, Mimi replied simply “Of course not, you are the storm.” That is perfectly Lotus. She may be tiny but she is strong and powerful and mighty. She has generations of fire in her veins and lightning in her eyes.

I feel like I could go on about this book for pages and pages, yet at the same time I don’t want to tell anything because I don’t want to give anything away. This book is an experience, though. And definitely one worth reading.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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About Kennedy

A 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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Author: Andi Jaxon
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Release Date: April 18, 2019
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Alister Bennet
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Rejected, abused, and abandoned my entire life, all I’ve ever wanted was
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Author Bio
From Dyslexic kid with a love of Algebra to a published author, no one is more surprised to find me here, than I am. I love to write about tortured pasts and hot sex, a happily ever after that has to be worked for. My stories tend to be a little dark but
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