Review – The Kingmaker (All the King’s Men Duet, #1) by Kennedy Ryan


Power. Passion. Betrayal.

RITA® Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan delivers the epic first installment of the All the King’s Men Duet.

Raised to rule, bred to lead and weaned on a diet of ruthless ambition. In a world of haves and have nots, my family has it all, and I want nothing to do with it.

My path takes me far from home and paints me as the black sheep. At odds with my father, I’m determined to build my own empire. I have rules, but Lennix Hunter is the exception to every one of them. From the moment we meet, something sparks between us. But my family stole from hers and my father is the man she hates most. I lied to have her, and would do anything to keep her. Though she tries to hate me, too, the inexorable pull between us will not be denied.

And neither will I.

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Is there seriously anything better than a Kennedy Ryan book? I think not! Every time I delve into one of Kennedy’s stories, I’m in awe of her beautiful and unparalleled talent, prose, and seemingly effortless ability to immerse the reader into an unforgettable new world and characters they can’t help but fall madly in love with. Kennedy Ryan is by far one of my top favorite authors, and she definitely crafted her BEST novel yet with The Kingmaker!

   Everything about The Kingmaker was out of this world amazing, and it completely exceeded all of my expectations and more. The storyline and characters were beyond my wildest dreams, and they captured me, body and soul. The first part of Lennix and Maxim’s story was super sweet, sexy, swoon-worthy, and emotional with ALL THE FEELS, and I was addicted from the first page to the last. Lennix and Maxim were EVERYTHING and have by far been my FAVORITE Kennedy Ryan couple to date. They were on FIRE together, and I couldn’t get enough of them and the first part of their unforgettable story. To say I am DYING to get my hands on The Rebel King would be a huge understatement.

   Kennedy Ryan writes on another level, and I’ll never get tired of reading her sexy, addicting, emotional, and empowering love stories that always have an important message behind them. The Kingmaker has been the BEST and my FAVORITE novel from her so far, and I am so excited to devour the conclusion to Lennix and Maxim’s story in The Rebel King! The All the King’s Men Duet is definitely shaping up to be another MUST READ from the brilliant Kennedy Ryan!


About Kennedy Ryan

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A RITA® Award Winner and Top 25 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes for 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, 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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