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BLOCK SHOT (A HOOPS Novel) by Kennedy Ryan

Kennedy Ryan
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
September 10th, 2018


If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat...
The heart everyone assumes is frozen over.
Her anger is...arousing.
Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth, gets me...well, you know.
If I had a dollar for every time she's put me in my place, I'd be an even richer man.
I'm a successful sports agent because I assume "no" means you'll think about it.
I'm sure what you meant to say is "Coming right up.”
They say even rich men don't always get what they want, but those men don't know how to play the game. The trick is to keep them guessing.
Take Banner. She assumes she's winning, but this game?
She doesn't even know how to play.


If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I’d have exactly one dollar.
One night. One epic fail. One dollar...and I'm out.
I've moved on.
I’ve found success in a field ruled by men.
Anything they can do, I have done better.
They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to.
And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance?
Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats.
I'll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel.
Oh, I didn't say the struggle wasn't real.
But I've got that one dollar, and Jared won't have me.

Megan’s Review

“I saw you first.
I had you first.
I want you back.”

Wow! Kennedy Ryan is a phenomenal writer, her stories always grab your attention from the very first word and keep you completely mesmerised and captivated right up until the very last word has sunk in. Block Shot is the second instalment in Kennedy Ryan’s Hoops series and can absolutely be read as a standalone. However, after reading this, you’ll definitely want to read anything this compelling author has produced. If you are a fan of sports romances then I urge you to get your hands on Block Shot.

Banner and Jared first meet while in college and they have an automatic pull towards each other; an undeniable attraction and chemistry. Due to certain events things don’t go as planned and they go their separate ways. After graduating from college, both Banner and Jared become big time sports agents in the lucrative world of NBA. Working in the same industry they are bound to cross paths at some point in the future and after years apart that time has come.

Although they have spent so many years apart, it is apparent their feelings for one another were still as strong as ever. One of the things I loved most about their relationship was the fact that they really seemed to get each other and saw what was really important; what was deep inside. I really felt that their love was meant to be and a love that should span the test of time and last forever.

“I want your dirt and your pain and your darkness. Your weakness and your flaws.”

Banner was an absolute inspiration and a heroine that needed to be written. She had so many amazing traits that I admire and I kind of wished I was just like her. She portrayed so much strength, independence, resilience and love. She was so real to me, had so many personal doubts about herself and self-shaming. It sends a very important message to us all that nobody is perfect and beauty runs skin deep.

Jared was beauty personified. If you want to meet a hero that will positively make you swoon then Jared is your guy. Jared’s love for Banner was so strong and spanned so many years. He never cared about what she looked like, he simply loved Banner for what was deep inside her and that just made me love him even more.

“I don’t want you for good, Banner…I want you forever.”

Block Shot was such a beautiful and important story to be told. I am so thankful for having read it. It was powerful, thought provoking, emotional yet fun story all rolled into one. If you love your second chance and sports romances then I definitely recommend you one click Block Shot.

About the Author:

Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who 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 Atlanta families living with Autism, 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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