A Standalone FORBIDDEN LOVE SET IN THE EXPLOSIVE WORLD OF THE NBA...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.*Some aspects of this story may be sensitive for some readers....
|Title||:||Long Shot (Hoops #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||460 pages|
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Long Shot (Hoops #1) Reviews
“The heart speaks in whispers, but sometimes by the time we listen, it’s too late.”
It’s been days since I finished reading this book and I still have NO IDEA how to put coherent words down. I’ll tell you this. I went into LONG SHOT by Kennedy Ryan completely BLIND! I didn’t read ANY of the early reviews and I barely read the synopsis, because once you see this author’s name next to the title, there really is no point. You’re gonna love it! Your mind is gonna be blown! It’s gonna be an EPIC EX ...more
I think that the saying never judge a book by its cover apply so well there.
I genuinely do not think that I can find the right words to describe how this book made me feel. I should have known better… I should have known that as far as Kennedy Ryan is concerned, she never writes easy stories that make you dream. She writes stories that make you feel and think about your existence, about the meaning of life and love. I got drunk on her words and I am mesmerised by her talent and her prose.
“ I’m ...more
Long Shot by Author Kennedy Ryan is a sports romance, forbidden love novel. It is a standalone.
“If you were mine, Iris, there would be no doubt what position you’d hold in my life. You’d be center. I’d play you at the five.”
I usually try to give a brief, non-spoiler idea of what a novel holds...kind of like my own blurb for the book. I can’t do that for this novel, because it will not do it justice. Long Shot is a must-read. A gut-wrenching, soul-piercing, heart-shattering, ugly-cry masterpiece ...more
What an absolutely wonderful, moving story by Kennedy Ryan! I got a quality story with plenty of plot, lots of drama, and more romance than smut. Exactly the kind of book I love. Exactly the kind of story that keeps me coming back for more.
August and Iris take you on a roller coaster of emotions throughout the book. I loved their story and I really loved how August stood up for her. The physical chemistry between them is good, but what really sold them to me as a couple is their emotional chemi ...more
What a great book! This was such a beautiful, heartbreaking story.
When Iris and August first meet their timing is off but they never stopped thinking about each other. So many things happened before they could finally be together, but that made their love story that much more powerful. I have so much respect for Iris. She literally went through hell, but she survived and came out stronger. August is so amazing! I love his tenderness and kind heart. He loves Iris deeply and unconditi ...more
Overall Opinion: Yet again I feel like a broken record here. Why oh why can't we get some good closure?! We have such troublesome times that we experience with these characters...is it so much to ask for some more of the good stuff thrown in to balance it all out?! The drama seemed a little too OTT as well. At the time of reading it I let it go thinking that we would get those happy times to even it all out, but sadly I don't feel like I got enough to justify it all. I enjoyed the book ...more
5 “BestOf2018Read” Stars
This book.......took me on a journey. A very raw, emotional, stripping of my soul journey. One that made me feel as if I was in the story experiencing all the highs and lows, the joys and sorrows, the hopes and fears, and the strength and determination of characters that engrained themselves into my soul. With the visual clarity of the author’s vivid, heartfelt, and passionate words, this story felt real, raw and painfully open and honest. A melancholy yet hopeful journe ...more
I’m not gonna spend a lot of time trying to come up with words to describe this book nor look for a way to express how good this book is.
It’s really simple. This book owned me. Tore me up. Sank my heart. Then I swooned, I fell hard for a NBA basketball star, a really good one that healed my heart, named August West.
So in easy words, if you can handle a story about abuse, many lies, and about finding someone that will love and protect you with all your brokenness, this is it for you. Plain, eas ...more