Genre: New Adult

Review ♥ Flow by Kennedy Ryan

April 17, 2017 Angela Reviews

Review ♥ Flow by Kennedy RyanFlow (Grip, #0.5) by Kennedy Ryan
Published by Self-Published on February 22nd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 130
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In 8 years, Marlon James will be one of the brightest rising stars in the music industry. Bristol Gray will be his tough, no-nonsense manager.

But when they first meet, she’s a college student finding her way in the world, and he’s an artist determined to make his way in it.

From completely different worlds, all the things that should separate them only draw them closer.

It’s a beautiful beginning, but where will the story end?

FLOW is the prequel chronicling the week of magical days and nights that will haunt Grip & Bristol for years to come. GRIP is the full-length conclusion of their story.

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Flow surprised me. It is the prequel to the full-length standalone novel, Grip. I tend to lower my expectations for books as short as Flow. The storytelling is typically rushed, leaving readers with a flat perception of the characters and an overall unsatisfied feeling. Flow is a wonderful exception.

I was taken by how intricate these fascinating characters are portrayed. Bristol and Grip come from completely opposite backgrounds. They are astonishing in their openness, fearlessness, intellectual sparring, and acceptance. The closeness they develop throughout the mere span of a week is entirely believable. The book, set against the backdrop of struggling musicians and complex family relationships, seems simple on its surface, but it is clear that the foundation has been laid for a story that could have some real legs.

This is the first book I have read by Kennedy Ryan, and her writing is gorgeous, intoxicating, and seemingly effortless.

“I don’t care what color a girl is. I like the color of smart, the shade of funny, and sexy is my favorite hue.”

If you decide to read Flow, expect a refreshing, thoughful story with one fantastic cliffhanger. I can’t wait to dive into Grip.

Recommended for fans of:
Big dreams
The music industry
Thought-provoking fiction

 

Flow is free as of 4/17/17 on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2p9HrOY

four-half-stars

About Kennedy Ryan

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Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 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.

She loves to hear from readers. She’d love to hear from you!



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