kode adsense disini
Hot Best Seller

Block Shot

Availability: Ready to download

A STANDALONE second chance, enemies-to-lovers romance set in the cutthroat world of sports management. They're two sharks in a fish tank... JARED 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... wel A STANDALONE second chance, enemies-to-lovers romance set in the cutthroat world of sports management. They're two sharks in a fish tank... JARED 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. BANNER 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.


Compare
kode adsense disini

A STANDALONE second chance, enemies-to-lovers romance set in the cutthroat world of sports management. They're two sharks in a fish tank... JARED 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... wel A STANDALONE second chance, enemies-to-lovers romance set in the cutthroat world of sports management. They're two sharks in a fish tank... JARED 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. BANNER 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.

30 review for Block Shot

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*

    Kennedy Ryan's writing is BEYOND amazing! This book is one of the most complete, entertaining, and engaging stories I've read this year! A 2018 Top Read! Jared and Banner's story will WOW readers! Although its the second in the Hoops series, it can easily be read as a standalone. Here's what I loved: The writing is superb! Like unbelievably crisp and beautiful. The characters are fleshed out and so real. I could totally be friends with Banner. She's my kinda girl. And Jared is every single thing t Kennedy Ryan's writing is BEYOND amazing! This book is one of the most complete, entertaining, and engaging stories I've read this year! A 2018 Top Read! Jared and Banner's story will WOW readers! Although its the second in the Hoops series, it can easily be read as a standalone. Here's what I loved: The writing is superb! Like unbelievably crisp and beautiful. The characters are fleshed out and so real. I could totally be friends with Banner. She's my kinda girl. And Jared is every single thing that ever was!! The ultimate BBF for me. The storyline is so good. The plot is expertly crafted. I loved everything about it. A kickass heroine, a ruthless and sexy AF hero, and an amazing story of not only finding love, but growing to love yourself. I couldn't be more impressed if I tried. If you love good writing, amazing characters, and an emotional kick, this is a MUST READ! PURE PERFECTION! My rating:ALL THE STARS Highly recommended! For more of my reviews: My Blog: Book Twins Reviews Facebook Blog Page Twitter Subscribe to Blog

  2. 4 out of 5

    Serena

    JARED IS THE FUCKING MAN!! AND BANNER? I want to be her best friend! This book is EVERYTHING. IT'S REAL. IT'S SEXY. IT'S HEART ACHINGLY GOOD. IT MAKES YOU THINK. IT MAKES YOU FEEL. IT MAKES YOU HURT. IT MAKES YOUR HEART CRASH, BURN AND EXPLODE. God, I couldn't get enough of Banner and Jared. I'll be back with a proper review when I can get my head and heart together over these two.

  3. 4 out of 5

    BellaorevBooks

    Block Shot is the second book in the Hoops Series. Three days ago I finished this SECOND CHANCE NOVEL and it has been three day of trying to put my thoughts in order to write this review. There’s always too many emotions to sort out when you read Kennedy’s work. This was supposed to be her less tear jerker book and still I cried HARD. Kennedy, if you wanted less tears you should had written a less REAL, WONDERFUL, INSPIRING and BADASS HEROINE; a less AMAZING, STRONG, SEXY yet ARROGANT BEAUTIFUL Block Shot is the second book in the Hoops Series. Three days ago I finished this SECOND CHANCE NOVEL and it has been three day of trying to put my thoughts in order to write this review. There’s always too many emotions to sort out when you read Kennedy’s work. This was supposed to be her less tear jerker book and still I cried HARD. Kennedy, if you wanted less tears you should had written a less REAL, WONDERFUL, INSPIRING and BADASS HEROINE; a less AMAZING, STRONG, SEXY yet ARROGANT BEAUTIFUL MAN aaaand a less passionate love story. This novel resonated with me. Banner’s experiences and insecurities were like been in front of a mirror. Her thoughts and pain felt to close to my own. Kennedy’s words are poetry and they hit with such power that is IMPOSSIBLE not to FEEL THEM, to love them, to ingrained them in your heart and apply the lessons to your life. This is not just a super sexy passionate love story; it’s also a life lesson. One of the things I love most about Kennedy’s writing is that she isn’t afraid to bring current, controversial and real problems to her stories. So many woman will relate to our heroine and understand my feelings after reading Block Shot. The way Banner ordeals and achievements are presented will make you feel proud and will want to be like her. Makes you want to let your inner LION ROAR. Before I get emotional ones more let me tell you a bit about the story and our fascinating couple. Banner Morales and Jared Foster met years before they were the moguls and commanding presences in the sport industry. Their carriers will find a way to bring them back together after so many years and will make the undeniable fire of their connection ignite once more. Jared is a powerful, respectable man with only one weakness, Banner Morales. He’ll go to any length to get her, damn the consequences. That’s doesn’t sound too swoony in real life but God the way Jared loves Banner surpasses many of my book boyfriends. He truly, deeply SEES her. His love, respect and protective instincts towards her will make you fall in love with him HARD. He is the kind of man that will do anything to make sure his love ones and his woman shines, succeed. He will be the silent support and rock. Always waiting to to see if his strength is needed to make sure they are pick up before a fall. Plus his alpha male, sexy hot swagger will make you burn inside out. Banner Banner Banner! You are definitely my FAVORITE heroine from all the books I have read from Kennedy. Maybe it’s because her story became more personal in a way but she is sure a woman to admire. A woman that showed the MEN WORLD who is boss, who really rules this world; GIRLS. A woman brave enough, real enough with flaws and the ferocity of a Lion. A beautiful, smart, sexy, strong heroine that for sure will be a role model and inspiration for many as she was for me. I already have said TOO much about this book. I just want you all too pick this up because books like this are so difficult to find. This is the type of story that you take with you and never forget. Oh and don’t worry the steamy sexy hot hot scenes we are used to have from Kennedy are definitely present to make your undies burrrrn. You will see a bit of August, Iris and Sarai. I can’t wait for you all to read this marvelous love story. This is a 1-click, no question ask type of book and author. Don’t forget to pick this up Monday September 10. ****All graphics except from collage were made with photos purchased by me. I voluntarily read an review an advance copy of this book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    5 stars!! “Be unafraid to want it all and be disciplined enough to work hard to get it.” Kennedy Ryan has done it again! Written a profound, empowering, and important book. Not to mention emotional, angsty, sexy, and completely captivating. THIS my friends, is why she is one of my favorite authors. Block Shot blew me away. Banner and Jared meet in college. Banner is the smartest girl Jared has ever met, and Jared is the most handsome guy. They both are insanely attracted to one another, but 5 stars!! “Be unafraid to want it all and be disciplined enough to work hard to get it.” Kennedy Ryan has done it again! Written a profound, empowering, and important book. Not to mention emotional, angsty, sexy, and completely captivating. THIS my friends, is why she is one of my favorite authors. Block Shot blew me away. Banner and Jared meet in college. Banner is the smartest girl Jared has ever met, and Jared is the most handsome guy. They both are insanely attracted to one another, but Banner is not the type Jared usually ends up with. She’s not thin, blonde, or gorgeous. At least not in her own eyes. Jared sees her differently. 
 I honestly don’t know what’s under all those layers Banner wears, but those aren’t the layers I care about. I want to peel back her surface and study her soul. Something beautiful that happens between Jared and Banner becomes ugly and the two go on with their lives. Both graduate college and become successful sports agents. Fast forward years later, and they are in the same city. Running in the same circles and running into each other constantly. Banner can’t get away from Jared fast enough every time she sees him, but Jared won’t let her go so easily this time. 
 Banner and Jared had a pull to one another. It was there from the moment that they first met and never wavered with time. My favorite thing about this book is how much they both were attracted to the other- not their outsides, but as human beings. Jared wanted Banner no matter what size she was and Banner saw beyond Jared’s beautiful shell and loved the man he was on the inside. They were passionate about one another and that was beautiful. Banner was attracted to me, for her it wasn’t about how I looked. Not really. Just like it wasn’t about that for me either. I would have fallen for Banner blindfolded. “You’re so beautiful,” I whisper, my hands addicted to the feel of him. “It’s only a shell,” Jared says, his words seductive, his breathing more erratic. “I’ll crack it open for you and pour everything out.” As much as this is a powerful love story, it’s also a story of a powerful woman and I loved that! Banner is kick-ass. She is strong, independent, and successful. She doesn’t need a man to complete her, she wants a partner that challenges her. She’s a woman I think many of us can look up to and aspire to be more like. Block Shot is the second book in Ryan’s Hoops series (though they can be read as stand-alones) and I couldn’t tell you which book I loved more. Both are epic in different ways. And I can’t even wait for KeLo’s story! I’m so excited to get more from this world. This book is a MUST READ. It’s a truly fantastic book that was addicting and brought a great message out along with an amazing romance. Another book that will be going on my 2018 favorites list! “For good?” He frowns and gives a quick shake of his head. “For good is too sanitized. I want your dirt and your pain and your darkness. Your weakness and your flaws.” He sprinkles kisses over my cheeks and nose, leaving adoration everywhere he touches me. “I don’t want you for good, Banner,” he says. “I want you forever.”

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sheena

    Be braced. I read a book I think is vitally important and I love it and I can’t even think about how to collect myself. I’m really trying to pull it together because you need coherency and all I can think of is the precise angle to just start shoving Block Shot into reader’s hands and eyeballing (with intensely raised brows) until they finish it! Annnnd that is probably not the best way to go about it. I think you’d prefer I just organize some words and tell you what to expect from this new book Be braced. I read a book I think is vitally important and I love it and I can’t even think about how to collect myself. I’m really trying to pull it together because you need coherency and all I can think of is the precise angle to just start shoving Block Shot into reader’s hands and eyeballing (with intensely raised brows) until they finish it! Annnnd that is probably not the best way to go about it. I think you’d prefer I just organize some words and tell you what to expect from this new book. Ahead you are going to encounter some bombastic, elite level of fangirling (or I can do the book shoovey, eyebally thing?!?) because Block Shot is here y’all! L-O-V-E-D it. So many laughs. So many tears. I have what may be permanent pearl bead indentations on my hand from the frequent pearl clutching. I had no idea what to expect from this novel. I’ve been reading Kennedy Ryan for years and she always delivers. Her hallmark? Deeply poignant and transformative writing. Her characters are perfectly imperfect. The stories, contemporary and uncannily relatable and authentic. Block Shot is book 2 in the best selling Hoops series and features Jared Foster and Banner Morale. Both Jared and Banner are very successful, and rival spots agents who have H-I-S-T-O-R-Y. It is the enemies to lovers and second chance romance you don’t want to miss. Jared wasn’t supposed to go for girls like her. He was gorgeous, smart and impressive, even as a co-ed. Sure they would never happen, Banner settled for his friendship, cherishing their every moment together, studying and doing laundry at the campus laundromat (damn laundromat *shakes fist*…a little foreshadowing, but you will come to abhor said laundromat as well, promise!). Banner was his dream girl. Unbelievably smart speaks several languages and is absolutely beautiful to him. Fed up with passing the time with easy and empty-headed girls, Jared makes his move and what began as a secret moment, is harshly stolen from them, setting the stage for years of acrimony and rivalry. Until fate reunites them, the timing couldn’t be worse and Banner has all her industrial strength walls up, but Jared is taking his shot and he’ll be damned if anyone or anything is going to block it! 1.“You can quote me on that.” “The Daughter of a Lion is Still a Lion” The first time I saw this quote, I felt chills. It felt so powerful and affirming. Block Shot is full of quotes that speak to your soul. So much of the book is highlighted. I never want to forget the way these characters and their words made me feel. There is a strong arc about women and their place in the “man’s world” of sports management. Banner was a warrior and spoke to the feminist in my heart. Apart from the pro-woman rallying quotes, the quotables surrounding love and loyalty and utter honesty and self-actualization were sublime. 2. Banner. “I don’t give a damn about odds,” she says. “Odds don’t tell me what I can’t do. Odds just tell me how hard I’ll have to work to get what I want. Don’t allow anyone to make you feel less.” Block Shot is exactly the book I didn’t know I needed. Reading it shined a bright light on how badly I’ve been missing connecting with heroines on a more visceral level. Talk about perfectly imperfect. Talk about relating to Banner and her inner dialogue soooo closely it was almost as if I gave my personal deets to the author to base her on. I can’t (want to!!!) give anything away but I saw soooo much of myself in this character it was scary-freaky-good. I was super invested in and connected to her right away. Her struggles with self-image, her bleeding heart, her will to win when they want her to lose. Her refusal to apologize for her vagina and her challenges with loyalty, honesty and doing the right thing, even when it hurts you the most. I’m willing to bet many women will be inspired. Many. 3. Jared. “You’re supposed to say something romantic.” He’s so not what you expect. I love an alpha asshole hero. Probably more than the next girl. Surly is sexy to me, (not sorry!) and he…well, it took several chapters for me to stop squealing and exclaiming at something he did or said. I relished how he kept me so off balance. I loved his assholery. Jared is such a tricky characterization. The nuance to make us love him for *exactly* who he is was such a delicate balance. Even better- he *didn’t* change! So often the standard romance M.O is to redeem and change the assholey hero. Not here! He was who he was and he loved Banner deep – and THAT was enough. He was still him, he didn’t morph into the suddenly anti-Jared guy. He was juxtaposed with another rival character and he didn’t have to go full on sap to still be worthy and for the story to work. *Further proof that Banner is indeed every woman, I got a kick out of Banner having the exact same reaction to Jared that I was regarding his “Jaredness.” At like 12% or 17% through I had to take a break and totally go I CAN’T BELIEVE HE SAID THAT! HOW DOES HE SAY THESE THINGS! and dammit if Banner didn’t have the same sentiments, verbatim later on in the book! Oh, Jared! 4. Refreshing and Unpredictable I never could really figure out exactly where the story was going, the main arc and subplots were multi-layered in a way where literally anything could happen. A little more than midway through I was tormented with the desire to find out what is going to HAPPEN. I felt like I was surrounded by forks in the road, left or right, what will happen, eeeek! It is exciting and a refreshing thrill to have to be so *present* in a book you are reading because the characters zig when you expect a zag. This is definitely not “romance-paint-by-numbers” where you see the resolution coming a mile away. There is a slick brilliance to crafting a story where the build-up could have several viable outcomes. Especially in the last quarter of the book. Pins and needles. 5. Bold and unafraid to go there By “there” I mean, any place that might challenge you or make you uncomfortable. Her stories can feel like mirrors, held up and forcing head on self-examination. Kennedy Ryan tells you a story of realistic heartache, pain, fear, loss, battle, and perseverance and dares you to look away. Loved! And true to form, Kennedy is on trend and pushing the envelope, always making you think and evaluate your personal moral compass. ‬Always framing her characters in a way where right and wrong can be two sides of the same coin. No perfect people here folks, just romantic authenticity. 6. Smex! “So you want me to ride you, Jared?” I ask playfully as he stretches out under me and I straddle his strong thighs. “Do I want you to ride?” He challenges me with one cocked brow. “Hell, no. If you’re taking the top, you better drive.” ………… “Is everything okay?” Okay? Is nirvana okay? Is utopia okay? Because that is what Banner’s tight-fisted pussy feels like around my hungry cock. Like someone tossed paradise and heaven into a blender to make this moment. “Yeah, it’s good,” I say. Understatement. No need to reveal her pussy sent me into an existential crisis. ……….. I withdraw only for a second and to the very tip, but it feels like torture until I push back in. She surrounds me. The smell of her invading my nostrils, the taste of her lingering on my tongue, the feel of her gripping not just my cock but my whole body." I can’t imagine not having experienced this novel. If you’ve read it already or are currently reading it, friend me and message me for heavens-sakes so we can connect because I have THOUGHTS!!!! Grade: A+

  6. 4 out of 5

    ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥

    “And even in the dark, I know we see each other.” Kennedy Ryan never fails to astonish me with her writing prowess. I absolutely loved this character driven, romantic, SECOND CHANCE love story and the characters whom take centre stage. Banner Morales and Jared Foster were firm friends until the devastating day they are not and it is from this point that the love story takes flight in full romantic alpha male style in the formidable world of NBA. Block Shot is the second story in the Hoops series “And even in the dark, I know we see each other.” Kennedy Ryan never fails to astonish me with her writing prowess. I absolutely loved this character driven, romantic, SECOND CHANCE love story and the characters whom take centre stage. Banner Morales and Jared Foster were firm friends until the devastating day they are not and it is from this point that the love story takes flight in full romantic alpha male style in the formidable world of NBA. Block Shot is the second story in the Hoops series but can most definitely be read and thoroughly enjoyed as a standalone. It effortlessly flows toggling between the first-person perspective of Jared and Banner. It made my reading heart so very happy. I smiled throughout so much of the narrative, highlighted huge sections that made me swoon with feels. It definitely shows the lighter side of Kennedy Ryan’s writing style but, even so, complex emotions are depicted and develop at the perfect pace through the narrative. The conflict of emotion within the character’s thoughts teamed with the authors compelling storytelling style made me shed emotional tears. The pivotal part August (the male protagonist from, ‘Long Shot,’ the first Hoops novel) plays in Jared’s thought process is simply beautiful and heart-warming, I loved his input. Readers who have experienced, 'Long Shot,' will adore this aspect and those that haven’t, well it matters not one bit but it will make you see what a great guy August is and compel you to dash to his story. I felt the intense attraction between Banner and Jared who depict a relationship with growth and convincing transitions within the story timeline. Banner and Jared have both reached the pinnacle of their careers as sports agents for the elite of the basketball world. Jared wants to rule the world, he’s arrogant, powerful, sexy as anything, and knows exactly what he wants and I loved seeing him execute his desires. He made me laugh and swoon and sigh. There is something very sexy about a man who finds a woman he loves to distraction and puts her at the heart of his world, despite his alpha tendencies. Banner is the softer side of the story. Kindness and light. Strong and resilient. I love her so much and respected all the decisions she found herself having to make as the plotline thickened. Every time Kennedy Ryan presents readers with a novel she gives something different in terms of character and plot. She keeps things fresh, organic and unique. Banner is a smart, super intelligent woman with inner strength, she has to be to succeed in her chosen career, but keeping it real, as always, Kennedy shows how even the strongest of women can have insecurities, vulnerabilities that can shape their thoughts feelings and behaviours and it is the execution of these aspects that made me warm to her so very much, especially in the early stages of the novel. This ensured that I rooted for her all the way through, felt her pain, her emotional turmoil and her passion. Her struggles resonated with me, like they will with so many other women who feel some kind of imperfection but have the capacity to overcome these feelings with unconditional and resounding love. Kennedy Ryan takes you deep into the story, ensnares your heart with her characters and their emotions, each time fooling me into a new favourite, when in reality everything she writes is exceptional and unique and, in my top, top reads. The links made within the narrative of this novel are stunning. Subtle reminders of early happenings in the story, of experiences and thoughts linked back to later in the prose evoking strong feelings and emotion. There are moments that touched me deeply because of the way she weaves her prose, layering the nuances of her characters and their story, developing both convincingly. The story made me feel and hope and long, and will be one of my forever favourites. 🔹🔹🔹 B L O C K. S H O T (A Standalone HOOPS Novel) BLOCK SHOT is LIVE & Free in Kindle Unlimited! Special Release Price: $2.99. Goes up soon! ➜ Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2oPRzKx ➜ Amazon Universal: mybook.to/BlockShot 🔹 ENTER HERE: http://bit.ly/BSRelGiv 🔹 Beta read Teaser Graphics made by me with stock images I purchased

  7. 4 out of 5

    Yvette (Booksandbandanas)

    Unbelievably Amazing. Unputdownable! Exhilarating. Sexy. Addictive. Empowering. BOLD. These are only a few of the things I felt while reading this story. I’m a devoted Kennedy Ryan lover. Her books have been my favorite since the beginning of time. I always say every-time I read a story of hers. This book. This book right here is her best, there is no way she can get better, she won’t top this. Yaaa!she continues to surpass my expectations. Block Shot is an exhilarating ride of firsts, lasts, per Unbelievably Amazing. Unputdownable! Exhilarating. Sexy. Addictive. Empowering. BOLD. These are only a few of the things I felt while reading this story. I’m a devoted Kennedy Ryan lover. Her books have been my favorite since the beginning of time. I always say every-time I read a story of hers. This book. This book right here is her best, there is no way she can get better, she won’t top this. Yaaa!she continues to surpass my expectations. Block Shot is an exhilarating ride of firsts, lasts, perfecting the already perfect, passionate frenzy, and a whole other level kind of falling in love. Jared and Banner meet in College and start a friendship that ends pretty much as fast as it starts. It’s now 10 years later and Jared and Banner are the top sports agents in LA. After years of avoiding Jared, Banner comes face to face with the man who humiliated and destroyed any idea of a relationship. These two create fire when they are going at it. The banter the heat. The lust. The push and pull. I devoured this epic story. Banner is in a league of her own, her character development was an addiction on its own. She owned it, she worked it. She showcases what a strong beautiful woman looks like. She’s phenomenal! She’s unstoppable. She’s strong. She’s fierce. She’s the epitome of what it means to be female. Jared! This man. I loved him right from the start, he’s alpha, meets loyal, meets won’t back down. I absolutely adored everything this man had to offer. What I Truly loved was through it all he never backed down, especially when it comes to Banner. He will fight and fight and fight. And he does. He’s protective, yet possessive, yet when you least expect it, sensitive. He blew me away. Block Shot is an Epic love story. It made me feel. It made me ache. It made me scream. It made me gasp, it made me fall in love. Bravo to Kennedy Ryan who continues to blow the reading world by storm. MUST READ.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bibi

    *Spoilers, maybe* One word to describe, Banner, our heroine: convenient. If a guy spends the duration of an academic semester in a serious relationship with his girlfriend then hits you up only on the eve of your departure for a three month(?) internship, then you are not important to him. If a guy, barring one lacklustre attempt, spends the better part of a decade without consistent and sustained effort at explaining the incident that caused you both to part ways, then you’re not important. If *Spoilers, maybe* One word to describe, Banner, our heroine: convenient. If a guy spends the duration of an academic semester in a serious relationship with his girlfriend then hits you up only on the eve of your departure for a three month(?) internship, then you are not important to him. If a guy, barring one lacklustre attempt, spends the better part of a decade without consistent and sustained effort at explaining the incident that caused you both to part ways, then you’re not important. If a guy knows you’re in a relationship yet disregards it as inconsequential because, of course, HE decides that YOU want him instead. Then, not only are you unimportant, he lacks respect for you. The greatest puzzle of this book is how, once Jared deigned to throw a smile her way, Banner went from this fierce lioness to a toothless tiger. Further, her lack of respect for Zo is inexcusable. Overall, I’m surprised I persevered until the 50% mark before throwing in the proverbial towel. What a waste of what could have been a solid read (IMO).

  9. 5 out of 5

    SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

    LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | LIVE! | AMZ US | AMZ UK | Books in Hoops series are stand-alones: Book 1: Long Shot Book 2: Block Shot Book 3: Hook Shot

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kennedy Ryan

    BLOCK SHOT is LIVE & Free in Kindle Unlimited! Special Release Price: $2.99. Goes up soon! ➜ Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2oPRzKx ➜ Amazon Universal: mybook.to/BlockShot * ENTER Release #Giveaway HERE: http://bit.ly/BSRelGiv * ★ About the Book ★ ★ Standalone ★ Enemies-to-lovers ★ 2nd chance ★ 2 ambitious sports agents. Explosive chemistry --Text KennedyRyan to 797979 for a text msg (US Only) BLOCK SHOT is LIVE & Free in Kindle Unlimited! Special Release Price: $2.99. Goes up soon! ➜ Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2oPRzKx ➜ Amazon Universal: mybook.to/BlockShot *⃣ ENTER Release #Giveaway HERE: http://bit.ly/BSRelGiv *⃣ ★ About the Book ★ ★ Standalone ★ Enemies-to-lovers ★ 2nd chance ★ 2 ambitious sports agents. Explosive chemistry --Text KennedyRyan to 797979 for a text msg (US Only)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Berry•Nice

    This fabulous story was one I could not put down. It didn't take long for me to independently love Banner AND Jared and then love them together. I enjoy stories that are real, relatable and I especially love a story I can relate to. This one touched my heart in more ways than I can count. There were several aspects of the story that hit close to home. I won't say which ones as I feel they will be spoiler'ish and this is a story that needs to be experienced as it comes. I believe MANY will be abl This fabulous story was one I could not put down. It didn't take long for me to independently love Banner AND Jared and then love them together. I enjoy stories that are real, relatable and I especially love a story I can relate to. This one touched my heart in more ways than I can count. There were several aspects of the story that hit close to home. I won't say which ones as I feel they will be spoiler'ish and this is a story that needs to be experienced as it comes. I believe MANY will be able to relate in one way or another. It's beautiful, captivating and astonishing. There are different types of love represented here. I was amazed by the strength of love and the impact it can have is awe-inspiring. It can heal. It can change a person. It can survive! Kennedy Ryan is known for her strong female characters. Banner is fierce in all aspects of her life. How she loves, how she carries herself, in her career, as a friend and a lover. She has this fight in her that I loved soo much. I want to be her BFF ❤ This author can write a hero like it's Her duty to out due herself. JARED 😍 is tenacious, ardent, hot and an asshole who takes pride in being one. He owns it! But when his heart is caught off guard and it feels things he NEVER imagined feeling...OH MY Swooned!! This man can LOVE with all he is. There's no stopping him from getting what he so desperately wants and needs. ♡The character's growth was inspirational♡ Jared is an ass. Banner is a badass #Janner = Perfect badasses! Time: It can be a friend or enemy. In this case time may come with a second chance to get it right ❤

  12. 4 out of 5

    Malene

    Kennedy Ryan doesn’t do small stories. No, she does epic. In every sense of the word and that’s also why I admire and enjoy her work so much. Block Shot spans over ten years and as a result of that Ryan has laid a strong foundation for Jared and Banner’s story. Not only do they have history but it’s a history which has shaped and influenced them tremendously. What transpired between them in college left a permanent mark on them both and in their memory. Because of all those years they have a co Kennedy Ryan doesn’t do small stories. No, she does epic. In every sense of the word and that’s also why I admire and enjoy her work so much. Block Shot spans over ten years and as a result of that Ryan has laid a strong foundation for Jared and Banner’s story. Not only do they have history but it’s a history which has shaped and influenced them tremendously. What transpired between them in college left a permanent mark on them both and in their memory. Because of all those years they have a connection and so do I. A strong and an impenetrable one. Block Shot is a strong character driven story. Banner and Jared captured my heart immediately. Kennedy Ryan doesn’t hold back when it comes to Banner. She shows the reader her flaws, insecurities and her strengths. Banner is a fierce, vocal and beautiful heroine who I couldn’t help but fall in love with. My respect for her only kept growing as the story progressed. She embodies traits I admire in people and flaunts them proudly. Her integrity is everything to her and also why she’s such a successful agent. Jared. Oh my lord Jared was intense and mine! I claim him. He’s ruthless and determined. Especially at his work is where he excels. Banner is his opposite and it’s game on when they come across one another. She challenges him on every aspect. Her intellect, heart and poise are no match for Jared but he’s relentless in his pursuit of Banner. Their bantering is sensual, fun and exhilarating. Kennedy Ryan’s words made my body tingle. Numerous times. Whenever Banner and Jared are around one another there’s a titillating cheekiness lying beneath the surface just waiting to burst through. It oozed off the pages. Absolutely breathtaking. As much fun and sexy as Block Shot was it also has a strong message. Ryan delivers it effortlessly and flawlessly through her characters. In this case the fabulous Banner. Ryan’s prose is hauntingly beautiful and even the tiniest and insignificant word hold so much emotion thanks to her exquisite storytelling. Block Shot is another magnificent book from Kennedy Ryan. Grand and epic. That pretty much sums it up. WOW INDEED. 5+ Killer With A Heart Stars

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

    Block Shot was one of my most anticipated reads this year. As soon as I finished Long Shot, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next installment in this series. Since I've loved every book I've read by this author thus far, I assumed this time would be no different. I was right! Kennedy Ryan's writing is beautiful and poetic. I'm seriously in awe of her every time I crack open one of her books. From the way she describes the act of a simple kiss to the smallest physical description, she has a Block Shot was one of my most anticipated reads this year. As soon as I finished Long Shot, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the next installment in this series. Since I've loved every book I've read by this author thus far, I assumed this time would be no different. I was right! Kennedy Ryan's writing is beautiful and poetic. I'm seriously in awe of her every time I crack open one of her books. From the way she describes the act of a simple kiss to the smallest physical description, she has a way with words unlike any other. The woman was born to write. There are no two ways about it. Everytime I reach the end of one of her novels, I feel like I've read a work of art. She has proven herself to me time and time again. The only thing that would have surprised me is if this book didn't impress me. Like all of her characters, Banner and Jared are strong, flawed, and incredibly realistic. Their relatability is what I love most about them. Banner especially made me love her despite her mistakes. I also like how the author tried to show that people can do terrible things and still not be terrible people. What I admire most about this author's books though is that they tackle issues that most other romance novels don't. They're unique and complicated, and she delivers them in a way I'm not sure anyone else could. The emotion that pours from the pages is yet another testament to her talent. In other words, her work is magnificent, and I will always look forward to reading whatever she writes. Block Shot is emotional, steamy, and captivating. The characters are complex, and the romance is messy. If you're a fan of this author's work, don't hesitate to pick this one up! I recommend this to fans of contemporary romance. P. S. There is cheating in this book, so if that's a hard limit for you, I would skip this one.

  14. 5 out of 5

    TheCrazyWorldOfABookLover

    2.5 Stars While Kennedy can write some INSANELY beautiful prose, I hate to admit this was not my favorite from her and I think the story was a bit all over the place. The overall theme is something I think many will relate to and the steamy scenes were great. I am most definitely looking forward to the books she has to come. But there were a few things that kept me from fully enjoying this. For one, a BIG pet peeve of mine with dialogue is when a character reiterates a fact or tidbit the person th 2.5 Stars While Kennedy can write some INSANELY beautiful prose, I hate to admit this was not my favorite from her and I think the story was a bit all over the place. The overall theme is something I think many will relate to and the steamy scenes were great. I am most definitely looking forward to the books she has to come. But there were a few things that kept me from fully enjoying this. For one, a BIG pet peeve of mine with dialogue is when a character reiterates a fact or tidbit the person they are speaking to would already know, but it’s added in the conversation for the sake of the reader's knowledge or to serve as a reminder of something that happened in a past book. It made the dialogue in many cases seem stilted, stiff, and unnatural. There was a lot of repeated information / thoughts throughout the story and within inner monologues that I feel should have been weeded out. The drama in this felt overdone and contrived. One of the last “dramatic incidents” was completely unnecessary and served as a plot device to add tension, but for me just did not work. Also adding some other things in the spoiler tag: (view spoiler)[ For one, we did not get enough back story on Banner and Jared to elicit the feelings and eventually the decision for her to cheat on an otherwise great man. I wish the author spent a little more time on these two together in the past. I think that would have really SHOWED the reader what a connection they had, and why it’s lasted over ten years with them barely speaking or even seeing each other. It also seems a little unbelievable to me that Jared was THAT obsessed with Banner, but within 10 years of them being apart, he barely tried to reach out to her or make amends? Yes, it’s mentioned they saw each other a “few times” and she made it clear she didn’t want to speak to him. But to have feelings THAT strong, to being the go-getting guy he claims to be, I would think he would have tried a bit harder to reach out and speak to her, and not leave it to fate to bring them back to the same area. (hide spoiler)] I also didn’t quite believe Jared to be the 'heartless, cocky' guy he was being depicted as. Yes, he repeated these sentiments in about every other inner monologue so the reader could believe it, but most of his actions just didn’t show us this. For some reason (and maybe this was because there weren't enough situations to hone in on this and it was mainly just talked about), his persona did not come across as all that genuine to me. I will say I REALLY adored his unwavering love for Banner, though. Block Shot didn't turn out to be a favorite for me but I'm still very excited to read Kennan and Lo's book! Find Me On: Instagram ❤ FB Page ❤ FB Blog ❤ Blog ❤ Twitter

  15. 4 out of 5

    Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️

    5 “Killer with a Heart” Stars This book was absolutely wonderful and spectacular. It took two people who each had insecurities, doubts and fears and showed them that it was okay to have them because their ultimate love helped to unburden their souls. I can’t tell who I loved more in the story. Jared is a man who is strong, sexy, confident and is brazen to go after what he wants when he decides he wants it. He wears his heart on his sleeve to the woman he can’t live without but deep down he knows 5 “Killer with a Heart” Stars This book was absolutely wonderful and spectacular. It took two people who each had insecurities, doubts and fears and showed them that it was okay to have them because their ultimate love helped to unburden their souls. I can’t tell who I loved more in the story. Jared is a man who is strong, sexy, confident and is brazen to go after what he wants when he decides he wants it. He wears his heart on his sleeve to the woman he can’t live without but deep down he knows he isn’t worthy of her love. Banner is a strong, intelligent, caring, compassionate woman who has doubts about herself. Those doubts concerning her weight are always there and serve as a reminder to her that she isn’t “perfect”. And definitely not perfect for the man who broke her heart. But Jared and Banner were similar as they were different. They were each full of self-doubt but yet both exuded an inner confidence that shined. Jared the “Killer” and Banner the “Killer with a Heart” were a calamity of sorts that were attracted to one another but timing and age needed to come first before the light was able to shine through. Block Shot is a book that every person on the planet can relate too -and that is, everyone doubts themselves in one form or another. From not being thin enough, to not being good enough, to not being lovable enough, no one lives a perfect life. You can mask what others see, what others say, but what you feel on the inside can’t be masked. You have to work through those issues and when there is that someone that “Sees You” for you and you “See Them” for them, love and acceptance begins to radiate. Every love story has it’s Own niche. It can be enemies to lovers, sweet romance, second chance romance, angsty, or romance that makes you feel in its own way. Block Shot is an amazing romance with a purposeful meaning. Kennedy Ryan has such a special gift. Her writing is from deep within her heart. It speaks to so many people on so many different levels. She makes you feel, she makes you cry, she makes you laugh, she makes blush, but her incredible, undeniable talent is her gift to connect to everyone. I have loved every book I have read by this author. They are incredibly moving but they always speak to me. I’m a glutton for happily ever after’s and the way this author gets to hers is always a journey that makes you recognize that the world can be unkind and uncaring but at the same time it is also amazing and uplifting. I hope that I have #ConvincedYou to read this book. I know it’s not your regular review of the story. There is angst, there is tension, there is hate and their is love. This is a second chance romance but it’s one of depth and so much feels. I loved that every word on every page made my heart feel by leaps and bounds. From joy and sadness, from anguish and hopefulness, and from hate to love.....all emotions rang loud and proud throughout this story. Two characters who were night and day, one being virtuous and the other being flawed but both were stars destined to collide. And watching them come full circle was a perfect heartfelt story. A Definite Top Favorite of 2018!! *advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

  16. 4 out of 5

    ~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader

    Really liked it! This story is about Banner and Jared, two sports agents that are soulmates. They first met in college and always liked each other. Due to a misunderstanding they part ways in bad terms and reunite after 10 years. They are both successful and on rival companies, but their story is not really centered just around that, it goes much deeper. I loved Banner! Her strength, kindness, drive and good heart are what makes her so special. I didn’t agree with a few of her actions (specially Really liked it! This story is about Banner and Jared, two sports agents that are soulmates. They first met in college and always liked each other. Due to a misunderstanding they part ways in bad terms and reunite after 10 years. They are both successful and on rival companies, but their story is not really centered just around that, it goes much deeper. I loved Banner! Her strength, kindness, drive and good heart are what makes her so special. I didn’t agree with a few of her actions (specially when she was dating Zo) but she’s still a good person and one I would love to be friends with in real life. Jared was amazing too! I loved his honesty and how deeply he loves Banner. There’s a couple of scenes that really touched me and that completely made me fall in love with him. I enjoyed seeing August and Iris too. Its so nice when a couple you love makes an appearance in other books. Overall this was another great book by Kennedy Ryan and one I highly recommend.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••

    This review will be short. It will be honest. This book pushed my comfort zone, I stay away from books like this but I absolutely loved the first book in this series so I thought, I’m gonna try. And try, I did. And love, I fell. I kinda feel like a trader to my beliefs but right now, I’m on a Jared Foster high ♥ Honestly, my emotions during reading this book was high, i hurt for all parties involved in this crazy circle. Yes there is cheating, so beware. In the end, my heart is still intact and This review will be short. It will be honest. This book pushed my comfort zone, I stay away from books like this but I absolutely loved the first book in this series so I thought, I’m gonna try. And try, I did. And love, I fell. I kinda feel like a trader to my beliefs but right now, I’m on a Jared Foster high ♥️ Honestly, my emotions during reading this book was high, i hurt for all parties involved in this crazy circle. Yes there is cheating, so beware. In the end, my heart is still intact and I did fall hard for this couple. If you can handle this trope, I completely recommend this one to you.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

    ***COMING SEPTEMBER 10 *** 5 Equinox CROWNS Kennedy Ryan continues to astound me with her complex and dynamic characters, her exquisite prose, and plots that continually make me examine my assumptions and preconceived notions on life. Her books appeal to my literary soul and my romantic heart, truly making her books must reads no matter what topic she chooses to tackle. One of the attributes of Kennedy’s writing is that she writes honest characters, filled with flaws. Are they always likable? I t ***COMING SEPTEMBER 10 *** 5 Equinox CROWNS Kennedy Ryan continues to astound me with her complex and dynamic characters, her exquisite prose, and plots that continually make me examine my assumptions and preconceived notions on life. Her books appeal to my literary soul and my romantic heart, truly making her books must reads no matter what topic she chooses to tackle. One of the attributes of Kennedy’s writing is that she writes honest characters, filled with flaws. Are they always likable? I think so. But do you always like everything they do? No. Jared and Banner make a lot of mistakes in this book, but their actions after and their acceptance of responsibility make their transgressions more understandable, more relatable, and on a level more acceptable. There are no justifications made, no excuses thrown out, and, as a result, these two earned my respect as a reader. Jared, specifically, isn’t your typical hero. He has no honest and honorable goals when it come to Banner. Is he honorable in all other aspects of his life? Yes. But when it comes to Banner, he walk through any wall or person to get to her and have her. This should turn me off. I know this; however, his honesty and tenacity when it comes to her lured me in. He is consumed by her and makes no excuses for it. He has one line of vision and sole focus, and it is HOT! What really solidified the deal for me, though, is his respect for Banner. She is the one person he will even amend his goals for. He loves her and wants to nurture he she is, and Jared sacrifices for her in a way that kills him but preserves who she is at her core. SWOON!! Seriously! A man who puts his woman first, choking down his own issues and pride. It just doesn’t get better than Jared! Kennedy Ryan knows how to write a heroine, and Banner, I dare say, is my favorite Ryan heroine. She is real in everything she does. From her insecurities to her intelligence, women will resonate with her. She is driven, successful, and a hard worker. She has risen to the top in a male dominated work force through grit and determination and hard work. She is smart and shows it, refusing to hide to placate men who are afraid of her strengths. She has the biggest heart and compassion of any character I can recall. Of course she is gorgeous, but what makes her more beautiful is her flaws. Her insecurities make her relatable and real. Her issues with her own weight I have felt. Her healthy way of dealing with it and the self love she cultivates is a message every woman needs to hear. There will be readers that don’t like her for the mistakes she makes, but her mistakes make her an authentic character, because people make mistakes. It was what happens in the aftermath that shows true character, and Banner’s character is solidified in what follows her indiscretion! She is truly a class act, and I adore her. With all Kennedy Ryan novels, there is a bit of heavy, and Block Shot has that. It is l, however, no where near what some of her previous books are. This is light in the Kennedy Ryan world. That doesn’t mean there aren’t hot topic issues addressed. I don’t think it would be a Ryan book if readers were seeing the world through shades of gray, and Banner and Jared, once again, make readers see situations are always so black and white. My preconceived ideas on topics addressed aren’t so clear cut anymore. Love can’t always be contained. But this is more than a story about their love. It is an examination of feminism, of equality in the workplace, of compassion, and if staying true to who you are. Trust me, their love is steamy and consuming and inspiring, like all of her couples are, but it is more. With Kennedy, it is always more. Kennedy Ryan continues to be a one-click author for me because she challenges me as a reader. She makes me examine my ideas about humanity. And let’s be real, she gives me hot heroes and fierce heroines with consuming love stories. Her books leave me feeling like love can conquer all the hate in the world and inspires me to be a better, more understanding person. When I get that and an epic romance, it can never be wrong . Beta read

  19. 5 out of 5

    Hulya Kara Yuksel

    This was my 6th book of Ms. Ryan and so far she never disappointed me! I really enjoyed this book and now I can't wait to read Hook Shot! ❤ (^_^) *ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. ❤❤❤ ------------------------ I don't know you but I'm dying to read this book!!! ;) Expected publication: September 10th 2018 JARED 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 tho This was my 6th book of Ms. Ryan and so far she never disappointed me! I really enjoyed this book and now I can't wait to read Hook Shot! ❤ (^_^) *ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. ❤❤❤ ------------------------ I don't know you but I'm dying to read this book!!! ;) Expected publication: September 10th 2018 JARED 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. BANNER 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.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover

    4 Equinox Stars! “I saw you first. I had you first. I want you back.” Jared *swoon* is *still swooning* everything!*sigh* Kennedy Ryan has proven herself once again! And with another amazing read she is now forever stuck into my fave authors list (she was on that list after reading Still , my favorite read of 2017!). This book is everything I expected from Kennedy. The teasing, the bantering, the sex, the beautiful storytelling. I honestly couldn't get enough of Jared. I love how alpha he is and 4 Equinox Stars! “I saw you first. I had you first. I want you back.” Jared *swoon* is *still swooning* everything!*sigh* Kennedy Ryan has proven herself once again! And with another amazing read she is now forever stuck into my fave authors list (she was on that list after reading Still , my favorite read of 2017!). This book is everything I expected from Kennedy. The teasing, the bantering, the sex, the beautiful storytelling. I honestly couldn't get enough of Jared. I love how alpha he is and the fact that nothing gets in the way of what he wants...and he's always wanted Banner. Jared and Banner were high school friends and an unfortunate moment causes a huge tear in their friendship. They are never the same again. Fast forward 10 years, and the feelings are still there. The chemistry between them is undeniable. It's hot and intense. So why 4 Stars? There were some things that bothered me. But I felt like there was way too much talk about her body image. It’s like Banner is badass, but then through repetitive sentences, we’re reminded that she’s still human in the form of her weight issues. I do LOVE this series and although this isn’t my fave in the series I'm so excited to see what's in store for us in the next book! I can’t wait to get my hands on Kenan’s book! ARC graciously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

    3,5-4 stars Long Shot is one of my top favorite books for this year so you can imagine my excitement to read Block Shot.The writing was so beautiful and the story was intense and the romance heavy. While I loved the beginning there were some parts in the story that I found a little too much for my taste.There was a lot of drama and I was frustrated and anxious with some of Banner and Jared's behavior.I loved Jared, he is a swoon worthy hero.Banner is strong and I find myself relate with her in so 3,5-4 stars Long Shot is one of my top favorite books for this year so you can imagine my excitement to read Block Shot.The writing was so beautiful and the story was intense and the romance heavy. While I loved the beginning there were some parts in the story that I found a little too much for my taste.There was a lot of drama and I was frustrated and anxious with some of Banner and Jared's behavior.I loved Jared, he is a swoon worthy hero.Banner is strong and I find myself relate with her in some parts.There were some moments I didn't agree with her at all and I was pissed. Overall, it was a great story but not my favorite.I'm looking forward to see what Kennedy Ryan has for us next.     

  22. 5 out of 5

    Dee Montoya

    5 BIG BRIGHT Stars***** Kennedy Ryan has become one of my favorite authors. I find myself always craving her stories, and never wanting to miss one of her books because her words always reach my heart. Block Shot is definitely another winner for me. Banner and Jared were good friends during their last year of college. They both had a huge crush on each other, and when they finally acted on it, the timing was terrible, and the whole experience not only broke their friendship but it also marked wh 5 BIG BRIGHT Stars***** Kennedy Ryan has become one of my favorite authors. I find myself always craving her stories, and never wanting to miss one of her books because her words always reach my heart. Block Shot is definitely another winner for me. Banner and Jared were good friends during their last year of college. They both had a huge crush on each other, and when they finally acted on it, the timing was terrible, and the whole experience not only broke their friendship but it also marked who they would be in the future. The animosity between them lasted almost a decade. They are both in the same business of representing athletes and work for rival firms. Banner is a strong woman, beautiful, smart, but she has a lot of insecurities. Having to work on a male prominent business, she always makes herself work harder, to prove her worthiness as an agent, and she has succeeded. But when she’s around Jared she loses all control. Jared never forgot about Banner. He’s made a career out of being an asshole and not showing his feelings, but when it comes to Banner, she is his weakness. Life has unexpectedly thrown them back together, and it will not be an easy road for them to get back to what they once lost. They’ll both have to learn lessons, and it won’t be easy, but it definitely will be worth it; because those two are mighty hot together. Kennedy Ryan always creates beautiful characters that are easy to understand and relate to. Banner being of Hispanic background, and a woman so honest to admit, and conquer her struggles, definitely resonated with me. She was a true star. Someone in who I can see myself. So many times, perhaps every day I struggle with my weight, or body image. I’m insecure about so many things, but reading about this character it reminds me that I’m not alone. I know we all go through that, trying to get comfortable in our own skin, fighting for a place in life, and it's not easy. This author not only writes beautiful love stories, but she is also a huge inspiration and an example of female empowerment. That is always her message, her contribution to her readers; to love ourselves, to support one another, to fight for what we want and not limit ourselves. I’m also not mad that she can write incredibly sexy romances, that we all enjoy. *wink I adored the first book in this series, and this second installment was simply FANTASTIC! I loved it!!!!! Before I end this review I wanted to share my favorite quote in this book, one that not only inspires me but also I will never forget. ”Banner is completely mine and wholly her own. I love that about her.” I mean, if you don’t see that as greatness, I truly don’t know what is. Amazing! I truly hope everyone reads this book.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Olga therebelreader

    "This woman is my match. She is bright and good. And I can be dark, bad when I have to be. Sometimes when I don't have to be, but just want to be. She is day and I am night. When day and night are absolutely equal, it's equinox. Banner is my equinox. My equal." Block Shot is a good second chance sports romance with great character development and some bite. I found that the book stirred in me several emotions which made me appreciate the power of the author's writing and her story. I loved the "This woman is my match. She is bright and good. And I can be dark, bad when I have to be. Sometimes when I don't have to be, but just want to be. She is day and I am night. When day and night are absolutely equal, it's equinox. Banner is my equinox. My equal." Block Shot is a good second chance sports romance with great character development and some bite. I found that the book stirred in me several emotions which made me appreciate the power of the author's writing and her story. I loved the main female character, she’s real and complicated and flawed who you definitely have met in real life but who rarely are portrayed in fiction. Banner is not happy with her size and appearance and she has issues with body image and self esteem. But, the man who ends up falling in love with her has no issue with that! Her feisty spirit and ample curves dominate his thoughts but to build a future, he’s got to find a way past some big road blocks. Banner and Jared spark off each other like flint and steel and it is so enjoyable to watch them finally get their act together. They are scorching hot, all fire and heat, combustible, and not just verbally. I loved to see their relationship slowly grow from friendship to love. It was so realistic and although this is a long book, I didn't feel bored at all! I will not comment further on what the book is about, you can read the synopsis for that. Just know that you will not be disappointed. Read it. Loved this book so hard! In short: Hero 5/5 | Heroine 5/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 5/5 | Writing Style 4/5 | Steam 4/5 | Romance 5/5 | Angst-Suspense 4/5 | Darkness 2/5 | Humor 3/5 | Secondary Characters 5/5 | Drama-Conflict 5/5 | Mystery 0/5 | Twists 4/5 | Pacing Steady | Action 3/5 ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jemima

    Title: Block Shot (Hoops #2) Author: Kennedy Ryan Genre: New Adult, Romance,Sports Ever since I read Long Shot (Review of Long Shot) this past march, I have been eager for Jared's story. I knew it would take a special woman to knock this man off his egomaniac self. Banner was everything I hoped for Jared: Ambitious, independent, strong but most of all his equal. Banner is Jared's equinox. I am utterly amazed by Kennedy Ryan's writing. Her ability to connect characters and readers is a work of art Title: Block Shot (Hoops #2) Author: Kennedy Ryan Genre: New Adult, Romance,Sports Ever since I read Long Shot (Review of Long Shot) this past march, I have been eager for Jared's story. I knew it would take a special woman to knock this man off his egomaniac self. Banner was everything I hoped for Jared: Ambitious, independent, strong but most of all his equal. Banner is Jared's equinox. I am utterly amazed by Kennedy Ryan's writing. Her ability to connect characters and readers is a work of art. I was honestly a little apprehensive... ok..very apprehensive about Long Shot. Yes, there was excitement but the the apprehension was real. Why the dramatics, you ask? Well, You see.... I LOVED Long Shot with every core of my being and I was honestly really nervous to read Block Shot. I mean, won't you be too after the beauty that was Long Shot?! But I set aside aside my fear and went along with excitement. Now, I don't regret it one bit! I love Block Shot. I love this series. I love Kennedy Ryan's writing. I love Kennedy Ryan's imagination. And..I can't wait to read Kenan and Lotus's book. (FYI, I'm quite proud of the fact that I didn't even have to second guess their names hahahaha!I know them by heart now :) ) Jared and Banner's love is undeniable... I don't care what anyone has to say about the what if or the why... They were meant to be, come rain or shine. End Of. Jared is the ultimate alpha male... sexy, confident, ruthless, honest...and brutal. But for me.. Banner is my girl! I loved Banner.. I admired her dedication. Having a book protagonist go through the everyday struggle of what you go through, I couldn't help but connect with the character. Her insecurities became my insecurities, her fears became my fear, as for her dedication? well... that was just simply inspiring. Block Shot has power within it's words.. It oozes strength and determination. And I can't recommend this book enough! I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Happy Reading!

  25. 5 out of 5

    TeriLyn

    **BETA READ** 5+ "Convince me." Stars You want this book, romance-lovers. You need it. Another brilliant, important story from Kennedy Ryan. A romance readers will DEVOUR. "This job may be a jungle, but even in the wild, the daughter of a lion is still a lion." There’s so much to say about Banner Morales. Kennedy Ryan continually constructs heroines who are REAL. Women in which I can relate to and from whom I can learn something new and something important. She doesn’t just create characters, Rya **BETA READ** 5+ "Convince me." Stars You want this book, romance-lovers. You need it. Another brilliant, important story from Kennedy Ryan. A romance readers will DEVOUR. "This job may be a jungle, but even in the wild, the daughter of a lion is still a lion." There’s so much to say about Banner Morales. Kennedy Ryan continually constructs heroines who are REAL. Women in which I can relate to and from whom I can learn something new and something important. She doesn’t just create characters, Ryan models the very essence of compassionate, worthy characters for whom we can admire no matter their race, size, religion, career, or unique personality. Banner Morales is no exception. I’m holding her on a Kennedy Ryan pedestal among the great Kennedy Ryan leading ladies. Banner’s story, her heart, and her loyalty speak volumes to the kind of person I strive to be. "When day and night are absolutely equal, it’s equinox." Jared Foster. Also known as the exact opposite of Banner Morales. But perfect for her in every way. He’s someone a bit darker, a little more edgier than Banner. His shadowy self compliments her lightness thanks to his undying affection for her. Quite simply, the man worships her. He’s not patient but he’s understanding. He’s hot as sin, smart as a whip, and a true hero to me through his willingness to bend for a woman that stands above all others. “But none of them were you. There’s only ever been one Banner, and her I’ve never been able to forget.” Kennedy Ryan writes brilliant romance. She refuses to hold back the ugly parts of life. She coalesces that ugly with such beauty that her words shine right off the pages of this next magnificent story of hers. I read this so fast and fell deeply for these characters right from the start. Block Shot is full of romance, tension, love, betrayal, and friendship. It’s a story of a strong willed woman who won’t compromise herself for a man but yields to the idea of partnership and true love with an equally strong willed man. From enemies to lovers and everything in between, Block Shot has it all.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

    “I saw you first. I had you first. I want you back.” Wow! Kennedy Ryan is a phenomenal writer, her stories always grab your attention from the very first word and keep you completely mesmerised and captivated right up until the very last word has sunk in. Block Shot is the second instalment in Kennedy Ryan’s Hoops series and can absolutely be read as a standalone. However, after reading this, you’ll definitely want to read anything this compelling author has produced. If you are a fan of sports “I saw you first. I had you first. I want you back.” Wow! Kennedy Ryan is a phenomenal writer, her stories always grab your attention from the very first word and keep you completely mesmerised and captivated right up until the very last word has sunk in. Block Shot is the second instalment in Kennedy Ryan’s Hoops series and can absolutely be read as a standalone. However, after reading this, you’ll definitely want to read anything this compelling author has produced. If you are a fan of sports romances then I urge you to get your hands on Block Shot. Banner and Jared first meet while in college and they have an automatic pull towards each other; an undeniable attraction and chemistry. Due to certain events things don’t go as planned and they go their separate ways. After graduating from college, both Banner and Jared become big time sports agents in the lucrative world of NBA. Working in the same industry they are bound to cross paths at some point in the future and after years apart that time has come. Although they have spent so many years apart, it is apparent their feelings for one another were still as strong as ever. One of the things I loved most about their relationship was the fact that they really seemed to get each other and saw what was really important; what was deep inside. I really felt that their love was meant to be and a love that should span the test of time and last forever. “I want your dirt and your pain and your darkness. Your weakness and your flaws.” Banner was an absolute inspiration and a heroine that needed to be written. She had so many amazing traits that I admire and I kind of wished I was just like her. She portrayed so much strength, independence, resilience and love. She was so real to me, had so many personal doubts about herself and self-shaming. It sends a very important message to us all that nobody is perfect and beauty runs skin deep. Jared was beauty personified. If you want to meet a hero that will positively make you swoon then Jared is your guy. Jared’s love for Banner was so strong and spanned so many years. He never cared about what she looked like, he simply loved Banner for what was deep inside her and that just made me love him even more. “I don’t want you for good, Banner…I want you forever.” Block Shot was such a beautiful and important story to be told. I am so thankful for having read it. It was powerful, thought provoking, emotional yet fun story all rolled into one. If you love your second chance and sports romances then I definitely recommend you one click Block Shot.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)

    Brace yourself. If you think Block Shot is your run of the mill enemies to lovers romance, think again. This book is simply more: more complicated, more impassioned, and more believable. Banner and Jared! Sigh. Talk about a power couple. They are both top dogs in the competitive world of sports management. Their chemistry is dynamic and nuclear hot! Here’s a tip. Grab those fans, ladies! I guarantee you will need them. I was fond of Jared, but I absolutely adored Banner for her strengths as well Brace yourself. If you think Block Shot is your run of the mill enemies to lovers romance, think again. This book is simply more: more complicated, more impassioned, and more believable. Banner and Jared! Sigh. Talk about a power couple. They are both top dogs in the competitive world of sports management. Their chemistry is dynamic and nuclear hot! Here’s a tip. Grab those fans, ladies! I guarantee you will need them. I was fond of Jared, but I absolutely adored Banner for her strengths as well as her weaknesses. A true feminist, Banner is determined to excel in a largely male driven industry. For all her professional success, Banner struggles with self-doubt in her personal life. In a world where air-brushed, Photoshopped, stick thin models and superstars are held up as the gold standard, women are frequently made to feel inferior. We see Banner struggle with her physical imperfections, and it’s very relatable. Even so, her heart, mind, and determination always make her the sexiest woman in the room. Jared is a fully developed, complex character. He speaks often about how he’s not a nice guy and doesn’t like people. I felt like his actions show him to be a driven person, but not malicious—except where Banner is concerned. He is singularly focused on having her in his life and won’t hesitate to destroy anyone in his path. There is something kind of sexy about that. The story is compelling. There is no doubt that Banner and Jared are meant to be together from the very start, but there are many obstacles. I wrestled with some seriously conflicting emotions that tested my sense of right and wrong. I liked that this isn’t a fluffy romance, but it is very sweet. The addictive plot, depth of the relationships, and the stellar writing make Block Shot a very satisfying love story. Recommended for fans of: Sports romance Basketball Enemies to lovers stories Love triangles

  28. 5 out of 5

    Melanie A.

    3.75 STARS! The gulf between the truth and the lies we tell ourselves is filled with misery. To say the least, my expectations for this book were HIGH - maybe unreasonably high - because, while Block Shot was good, it didn't knock my socks off like Long Shot. It did, however, confirm for me that Kennedy Ryan is a literary force to be reckoned with! Firstly, she's not afraid to write a book that not everyone is going to like or approve of. Secondly, she's not interested in writing a carbon cop 3.75 STARS! The gulf between the truth and the lies we tell ourselves is filled with misery. To say the least, my expectations for this book were HIGH - maybe unreasonably high - because, while Block Shot was good, it didn't knock my socks off like Long Shot. It did, however, confirm for me that Kennedy Ryan is a literary force to be reckoned with! Firstly, she's not afraid to write a book that not everyone is going to like or approve of. Secondly, she's not interested in writing a carbon copy sequel to a successful book. And thirdly, she has something to say about the world. Honestly, there's not much I hold in higher esteem when it comes to my beloved books. Ok, so . . . Block Shot. Jared and Banner meet in college. He's the total package - tall, hot, driven, and intelligent - minus one important detail: he doesn't seem to have an empathetic bone in his body. I'm a calculating motherfucker, instantly and constantly assessing weaknesses and tendencies to get what I want. Banner actually is the total package - driven, loyal, kind, intelligent . . . and beautiful - but she hasn't quite come to terms with the last one yet. She has body image issues that run deep. My relationship with food is more complicated than any relationship I've had with a man. One thing leads to another, and after one VERY memorable night together, they part ways on bad terms. Ten years later, they're back in each other's orbit, and their connection re-ignites. Banner has a boyfriend, but Jared just doesn't give a fuck; he lost her once and he never makes the same mistake twice. She's the only one who has ever stirred anything primal in me. Banner thinks she's got everything under control. I've done a good job concealing how Jared affects me. He's a shark, and he's been circling me all night. Any sign of weakness would be like blood in the water. He'd devour me whole. But her control of the situation is quickly lost. Her 'yes' yanked the pin on a grenade. Unlike many of my reading peers, I don't have a problem with this trope. It speaks to many things in a character, both good and bad, not to mention to the dynamics in the established relationship. And of course, it creates buckets of angst, tension, and drama. I thought that part of the story was well done. Jared's character was especially well written. His semi-sociopathic ways made for some very entertaining reading. A few times I was left with my mouth hanging open at the things that he uttered . . . I won't spoil them for you by leaving those quotes here. :D They were memorable to be sure though. Where I thought the story failed a bit was with Banner, whose character felt inconsistent. I had no problems with the decisions she made, I just felt that Banner, as she was written, wouldn't have made those decisions in the first place. That really made parts of the story difficult for me to swallow. I got the feeling that Ms. Ryan wanted to have her cake and eat it too. Plus, I think the story could have been pared down; some of Banner's introspection about her weight became repetitive, and I felt like I was being told instead of shown. BUT overall, this book is absolutely worth reading. The prose was beautiful and deep... It's amazing the power of words, cruel or kind, even from someone you don't respect. ...and Banner and Jared both had some some great moments of reflection... I've always known how to get what I needed from women, and I'm realizing now it was because I needed so little. ...and their relationship was explosive in an uncommon way... There are few things more arrousing than Banner on a warpath. And as the cherry on top, my one true love, August West, makes a few appearances in this book. Yes, he's still at the top of my book boyfriend list. :D Suffice it to say, I'll be reading the next installment, Hook Shot, on release day. Kennedy Ryan officially has a new die-hard fan! PS: a special thank you to Jamie for reading this with me. As always, it was such a pleasure!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀

    6 BadAss Banner Stars Kennedy Ryan has officially solidified herself as a 1-click author for me. Block Shot was so much more than what I was expecting. This review is going to be super vague because you need to go into this blind to truly appreciate it. This author ALWAYS does MORE than just romance and the story line was so unexpected. It took me to a place I didn't even realize I needed to go and Banner Morales is going down as one of my favorite heroines of all times! Banner is who I want to be 6 BadAss Banner Stars Kennedy Ryan has officially solidified herself as a 1-click author for me. Block Shot was so much more than what I was expecting. This review is going to be super vague because you need to go into this blind to truly appreciate it. This author ALWAYS does MORE than just romance and the story line was so unexpected. It took me to a place I didn't even realize I needed to go and Banner Morales is going down as one of my favorite heroines of all times! Banner is who I want to be when I grow up. Seriously!!!! Can you say GIRL CRUSH!!! She is a sexy, strong woman who chose a profession that is strictly a boy's club. Her ambition and drive were so inspiring and she rose to the top of her field with such strength and grace. "Win. Fight. Conquer. You have just as much right to success as anyone who works for it. It may be a jungle and they may be lions... But the daughter of a lion is still a lion..." Now as fierce and kickass as this woman is, she also has a heart of gold and the tenderness, compassion and self sacrifice she extends to others just made me love her even more. Above all though, I loved that Banner was REAL. This is a character I know most women will be able to personally relate to and I felt every pain and every insecurity and every embarrassing moment felt like my own. But did I mention she is a BAD ASS??!! Because this woman owned every flaw and every imperfection and learned to love herself for the beautiful woman she was. So let's talk about Jared. Sooo not what I was expecting. This is not a nice, sweet guy. In fact his morals are quite questionable. But... he was so DAMN SEXY! Charisma is an understatement when it comes to Jared Foster. He is a man that takes what he wants and he wanted Banner Morales. He's never wanted to be in a relationship with a woman before but his connection with Banner is not something he can ignore. This woman is my match...She is day and I am night. When day and night are absolutely equal, it's equinox. Banner is my equinox. Lastly, can I talk about how sexy this book is. I'm not talking about overdone sex scenes, this is not erotica. There is a sexual tension and heat that just seems to simmer when Jared and Banner get together. Their banter is like foreplay as they go from enemies to lovers and the things that come out of Jared's mouth inside and outside the bedroom turn up the heat ALL THE WAY! "So you want me to ride you, Jared?" "Do I want you to ride?""Hell no. If you're taking the top, you better drive." I just can't express how amazing this book is! You just need to experience all the heart and all the passion that Kennedy Ryan has put into every word, every page and every chapter of this book! One of my favorite books this year!!!! 6 Stars Contemporary Romance Heat Level: Moderate to Hot POV: DuaL HEA Follow me for your next COMFORT READ!!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    Second chance romance; cheating; protagonists in a serious relationship with others; misunderstanding which the hero wasn't brave enough to clear, or more like he didn't care; weak stupid MCs... Thanks but no.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.