Review: Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan
Published by Scribechick Media, LLC on March 22, 2018
Find it here on Amazon

From Goodreads:


Think you know what it’s like being a baller’s girl?
You don’t.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love – fool’s gold.
Now there’s a new player in the game, August West.
One of the NBA’s brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden.
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won’t let me go

*Certain aspects of this story may be sensitive for some readers.

My Review

Whoa. I’ve read sports romances before. I’ve gone through phases where sports romance was pretty much the only thing I’ve ever read. And I even know that I’m SUPER late to the Kennedy Ryan craze, but one of my favorite Booktubers (Chelsea Palmer, if you’re interested!) was raving so I had to check it out.

In case you were wondering, this is not simply a sports romance.

Kennedy Ryan touches on SO many things throughout this story, but the major trigger warnings in here are domestic violence and rape (not on the part of the protagonist, obviously). She did not hold back one ounce on either of those topics.

Shit gets dark, y’all, but in an amazing, incredible, on the edge of your seat way. I can’t remember the last time my heart actually started racing while reading.

I cried. I cheered. I had my Kindle on the table and both hands on my face in anxiety. My husband was deeply concerned for my sanity but I was SO into this story I started the audio book in the morning, downloaded the Kindle Unlimited version in the evening, and finished it sometime late at night.

August and Iris have a beautiful, supportive relationship, and they are literally there for each other through everything. He’s so careful of her feelings and how she is treated after what she’s been through, and I’m here for it.

I could go on about this book for days, and if you know me in real life, I have done that. Relentlessly. Sorry (not really though).

I literally could not put it down. If you’re wondering, this book one MILLION percent gets a 5 drop review from me and I will talk it up to anyone who asks.

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