𝘼𝙣 𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙚𝙨-𝙩𝙤-𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙪𝙩𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩.
𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙮’𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙬𝙤 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙛𝙞𝙨𝙝 𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙠 . . .
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.
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Block Shot was a sexy, raw, emotional, and beautiful love story from Kennedy Ryan, and I absolutely loved it! The storyline and characters were superb, and I loved the author’s prose. Kennedy Ryan’s storytelling was beautiful, and her words always make me think and feel so much. She is one talented lady, and I absolutely love and adore her books with all of my heart. Block Shot was another excellent standalone contemporary romance in the Hoops series, and I can’t wait to read more!
The storyline was a little different than I expected, but still wonderful. As many of you may already know, friends-to-lovers, enemies-to-lovers, and even second chance are some of my favorite romance tropes, and somehow Kennedy Ryan managed to include all three in Block Shot. Banner and Jared’s story was unique and special in a lot of ways, but it certainly wasn’t an easy journey. There were plenty of up and down, as well as heartbreaking and emotional, moments that had me close to tears. Some parts frustrated and annoyed me, and others I didn’t agree with, but as a whole, I loved Block Shot with all of my heart. Kennedy Ryan once again worked her magic, and miraculously gave me the ending I desperately wanted for Banner and Jared.
The characters were phenomenal, and I loved all of them so much. Banner and Jared were a unique hero and heroine, and while they weren’t perfect and both had flaws (who doesn’t?), they were a perfect match for each other, and I loved them very much. Banner was a very relatable heroine. She was fierce and independent, yet self-conscious, vulnerable, and guarded. You couldn’t help but love and want to be her. Jared was a more complex hero and all alpha male. He was charming, arrogant, and ruthless in business, but also a dominating, possessive, dirty-talking alpha in his personal life. I loved how much Jared fought for and loved Banner, even if I didn’t always agree with his tactics. Despite some of Banner and Jared’s flaws, I loved their personalities and smoking HOT chemistry together, and how most of their relationship progressed throughout. I loved reading Block Shot from dual point of view, and almost all of Banner and Jared’s banter and interactions with each other. I also loved the amazing cast of secondary characters, and the glimpses of a few familiar faces from Long Shot made it extra special. My fingers are crossed that a few of them get their own stories in the future. Banner and Jared’s love story was a steamy, emotional, heartbreaking yet beautiful journey, and I was very happy with the conclusion.
Kennedy Ryan continues to write beautiful, breathtaking stories that resonate deep in your heart and soul, and that stay with you long after you read The End. Block Shot was another perfect example of this author’s talent and excellency, and I would HIGHLY recommend it and Long Shot! Banner and Jared’s story was a sexy, entertaining, and emotional roller coaster ride from beginning to end, and I was more than pleased with how it turned out. Although Kennedy Ryan is fairly new to me, she has quickly become one of my top favorite authors. She has done an extraordinary job with the Hoops series so far, and I can’t wait to read Lotus and Kenan’s story in Hook Shot!
About Kennedy Ryan
Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 30 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who find a way to 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 Georgia families living with Autism, Kennedy has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other outlets as a voice for families living with autism.