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4.35  ·  Rating details ·  7,937 ratings  ·  1,423 reviews
***This is not a cliffhanger!***

Resisting an irresistible force wears you down and turns you out. I know. I've been doing it for years.

I may not have a musical gift of my own, but I've got a nose for talent and an eye for the extraordinary. And Marlon James - Grip to his fans - is nothing short of extraordinary.

Years ago, we strung together a few magical nights, but I ke
ebook, 382 pages
Published March 2nd 2017
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
FREE Prequel! | AMZ US | AMZ UK |

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! Grip, book 1 of 2. Grip & Bris fight their connection, delve into their past & face turmoil & prejudice!

“There’s a web that traps us together, silky and fine, tensile and fragile. A sticky mess I’ve never wanted to escape until now.”

Books in the Grip duet should be read in order:
Book 0.5: Flow - FREE!
Book 1: Grip
Book 2: Still

In the FREE Prequel Flow college student and heiress Bristol Gray, Bris met rapper and poet Marlon James
Giorgia ~ Reads
4 Stars

Where do I start?

I suppose that, first, I need to make it clear that I loved this book.

PS: This does not end in a cliffhanger but if you don't read the second book.. you're losing out! Big time, cause, while this book was great to establish the couple and the individual leads. The second book is the one that really knocks it out of the park. That's the one you have to devour.

Why does it only get 4 stars? Because it was not perfect. And just so that I can save the best for last, I'm g
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS!!!!!

“My heart broke loose on the wind.”

Poetic, inspiring, brilliant, and SO ROMANTIC, it’s no wonder Grip will be sitting on my favorites list of 2017. I absolutely loved this book!

Bristol and Grip met eight years ago and connected right away. Everything came together in the one week they spent together (read the prequel, Flow and you’ll see), then it all fell apart. Their entire relationship changed. It’s been complicated ever since. Grip is now Bristol’s client, she’s his
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
**2 STARS**

I should have never read this damn book.

Here's the thing book lovers. . . I don't know how most people will receive my review and I'm sick of being reported for my thoughts and opinions. Because of this, I will not post my review here because the whole thing is pretty messy . Instead, I'm going to leave the link to my review on my blog if you want to read it.

Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
I haven't read all of Kennedy Ryan's books, but I have read many, and I've got to say that both FLOW and GRIP were her BEST works to date!!

My review of FLOW (the prequel novella):

I LOVED GRIP!! Lordy, Lordy, I loved that man!!

Grip was everything you could possibly want in a hero: kind, considerate, patient, understanding, sympathetic, intelligent, talented, passionate, protective, possessive, loyal and loving. Not to mention handsome and sexy as hell. He was also Bl
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

(My insomnia hates me. I've been up for 36 of the past 39 hours. Sorry the review is so short, but my brain is barely functional. Lol )

What can I say about this story to let you know how amazing it really is? I am finding myself at a loss for words and if you know me, you know that doesn’t happen often. Grip is so much more than a love story. It is a love story, yes, but it focuses on so many other topics that make it even more complex and compelling.  When I finished Flow, I already knew that I
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts
GRIP is now part of the - 𝗚𝗿𝗶𝗽 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗕𝗼𝘅 𝗦𝗲𝘁
Read all 3 books? There's NEW CONTENT!

My review thoughts for GRIP:
#5+++ STARS

GRIP is a love story with a prequel called FLOW and a follow up book entitled, STILL.....It's a bravely written, intelligent story that has completely grabbed my heart, made me feel and attacked my sensibilities in the best possible way. This is the Kennedy Ryan affect. Her writing is beyond brilliant in the manner that it resonates, the way that it makes me think deeply. Th
I’m emotional!!!

A reread but of course, I forgot everything that happened, because my brain is just incapable and fails me on that front.

Which I appreciated because I got to enjoy this story all over again as well as for the first time.

So, thank you, brain.

I get why everyone adores Kennedy Ryan now.
This story wasn’t perfect by any means - things got slightly cheesy at times - but there’s something about her storytelling that grips you. (I fell into that one...)
It’s addictive in the best way
Jay Crownover
Mar 05, 2017 added it
Shelves: 2017
this is hands down one of the BEST romance books I've ever read. it's relevant and smart. it's engrossing and romantic. loved it. everyone should read it ...more
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
The GRIP series is on all platforms for the first time! And GRIP is FREE!!!
➜FLOW: *
➜GRIP: *


5 "A Best of 2017" Stars
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WOW WOW WOW......this story blew me away. Besides being a love story, it was a story that crossed race and social issues that are alive and well in this country. It was emotional, it was heartbreaking, it was thought provoking, it was lovi
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rachel Reads Ravenously by: Nichelle David - Brief Racy Encounters
5 stars!

“I fell for her before the beat dropped.”

First things first, before you read Grip you need to read the book Flow, which is FREE. So go and download that first. I’ll wait……….. You’re done now? Okay keep reading then.

This is the story of Bristol and Grip, two people who met and fell for each other years ago. Now Grip is one of the top rising musicians in the world and Bristol is his manager, but they aren’t together. Grip wants to be with Bristol, and she wants to be with him, but sh
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
5 million stars!!!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.

Review for Flow.

Flow and Grip completely blew me away. It’s been days since I finished this beautiful, beautiful story, and I haven’t been able to pick up a book and enjoy it. I’m still reeling in my seat at how beautifully written was this book! This lyrical prose is brutally honest, and everything was painted so vividly and real; it was inevitable I fell in love with it. Definitely a top read this year. I’m 100% sure Bristol and Grip’s story will s
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Re-read #2 (12/17/2019) The reason why I decided to spend this last month rereading my old favorite books is because I’ve been so busy with my studying and I didn’t want to read a new book and get “attached”! How stupid and naive was i to think rereading my favorite books is the answer! I mean they’re my favorite for a reason!! This is my second time reading this book and I couldn’t put it down. Still don’t know why it’s so special to me, I just love it so freakin much! It’s such a thought-provo ...more
“If I break your heart, I break mine.”


I’m apologizing right now for the amount of gushing coming your way and the amount of quotes I’m about to share. But I can’t help it. It’s very rare for me to pick up a book or series with the hype I have seen for this one and for me to actually understand what all the fuss is about. But WOW. Kennedy knocked me off my feet. The romance, the steam, the humor, the issues regarding race she delves into. Kennedy's story telling and prose is off the c
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Book 1 of 2 from Grip Series
POV: First Person - Dual

In eight years since they first met, a lot had happened that changed both Marlon (Grip) James and Bristol Gray's lives. He's a rapper on the verge or superstardom and she's the manager that would propel his fame. But behind their professional facade, there were still hurt and longing from the past that they needed to face for any hope of a future together.

He’s been brave. He just kept coming after m
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

If I thought “Flow” the prequel to “Grip” was a good start this it had nothing one this one.

We start 8 yrs after the what happened in “flow” with Bristol/Grip now in their new relationship not just as friends but working together.

This series is turning up to be so addictive I was so caught up with the complex relationship between these characters. But even loving it I have to say a good part of this book I found myself frustrated with Bristol the constant pull she had with Grip. I did
Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword
5 “The chemistry” Stars
“ We only had a week together, but the conversation, the connection—I never had it with anyone else before or since. It is real, and real is so rare, you can’t ignore it when you find it. You don’t give up on it.”

After keep hearing from this series in Steph’s Youtube Channel (If you love romance, seriously check her out, you will find about books you had never hear from before💕) I had to read and verify if it was as good as she says it was. Spoiler alert: IT WAS.

OH MY GOD, THIS BOOK!!! There's not enough stars in the galaxy of this world to give Grip and Bristol any justice. I'm drowning in feels. I'm an ugly mess of emotions. This will most definitely be one of my top favorite books and couples of all time. I am shook. I can't even form the perfect words to describe how this book truly made me feel. I just knew I never wanted it to end. *sniffles*

Full review to come! (A review worthy enough for GripStol.)

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Hulya Kara Yuksel
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Don’t you feel how connected we are?” I ask. “If I break your heart, I break mine.” A sweet smile spreads over her lips and she nods. ❤

OMFG 😍😍😍 I'm literally on the pink clouds right now... MARLON *sigh* 😋 I loved everything, I mean every freaking thing about him. ❤

Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
#0.5 flow — 4 stars
#1 grip — 4 stars
#2 still — 4.5 stars

to be honest the first 50% to 60% of the book was a little slow, and the rest was too cliched for my taste. but you know what?? i was not bored at all. i think the audiobook helped a lot. grip's narration was — "BRAVO!!" salute to mr. jakobi diem!!

(!!!) i got carried away with the review and couldnt seem to grasp the meaning of spoilers. so, be careful for some minor ones. (!!!)


in case it isnt apparent, IM OBSESSED WITH
V. A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you to include it in the choice awards
Careful with this one my safety gang.

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I can't take this trope so common in adult "romance".I hate the double standards of the "romance" self-pub authors. Why it's always the "boy will be boys" "men can't live without sex for 8 years, but women can" I mean. If he's in love with heroine why would he become remotedly tempted by another woman?

Jennifer Kyle
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
6++++ Gripping beautiful Stars

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Can I just say Contemporary Romance has got to be one of my favourite genres, the storytelling I love love love everything about it. Add that with Kennedy Ryan's mind this one ticked all my boxes and gave me the flutters in my stomach I thrive on feeling when I'm reading an epic read.

In the best possible way I'm not going to tell you what it's about in a matter of speaking cause frankly you as readers need to HOLD ON WITH BOTH HANDS AND HEARTS and enjoy the rid
Olga therebelreader
Grip was just incredible. God, this story.... I'm steel reeling. I just finished it a mere hours ago and I'm still not over it. I don't think I will be for days. The writing was so, so good. Some moments were really intense. The characters where strong, emotions were present, and they behaved like normal people! And I felt like I could feel everything Grip and Bristol were going through.

I fell in love with Grip, the lead male character. I loved the ways he measured and evaluated life. He was be
Kennedy Ryan
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-wrote

"Find time to read this book. Don't put it on the TBR and get to it later...make time for it NOW. It was amazing... something important and special. When romance is relevant that is when it shines the brightest. I haven't read anything this compelling and unput-downable in a long time." –- Jay Crownover, New York Times Bestselling Author

GRIP, A STANDALONE love story, is LIVE!!

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Resisting an irresistible f
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover

5 Gripping Stars!!!

I LOVE Grip!

Gah this book!!! It was beautiful, poetic, intense, intelligent.... honestly it blew me away! This book took me hostage and grabbed at my heart and emotions. It made me really think. Ryan's writing is so superb that it resonates with you. Her words linger with you long after you've finished reading. Best of all, this story tackles a genre that most writers don' interracial couple. And I must say this was
Not for me! I have absolute limits when I read a book; a leading man who has sex with other women when he is in love with the female lead, and when it is already under way the love story between the two is assoutamente unacceptable to me! I don't care if the h does not want to be with him, it's not the story I want to see the hero having sex with women who are not the heroine and I don't think that his is then a great love if you can not keep it in his pants!So perhaps
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
I've never felt so frustrated than reading the first half of Grip, but Kennedy Ryan made it 100% worth it!!! I couldn't put this book down. The narrators for the audio are amazing! ...more
Wendys Wycked Words
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After finishing the prequal to this book, I just had to jump into this one right away. I really think you should read "Flow" before you start this one ;)

Grip and Bristol made quite and impression on me in "Flow" and I wanted to know what the author had in store for them next.

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It has been 8 years since Grip and Bristol spend a week together. Grip is up and coming famous rapper now and Bristol has done, what she always wanted to do. She has started managing her brother to stardom and now also manag
Beatrice Masaluñga
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Beatrice by: Ari and Britt
I wasn't able to write my full review due to my busy schedule and also this book rendered me speechless. It's a roller coaster of events for our protagonists Bristol Gray and Marlon "Grip" James and their journey was one of the best slow burn romances ever written. I'd like to thank Ari (The Romance Corner) and Britt (Blissfully-Read) for recommending this series to me.

It's been eight years since Grip and Bristol had a romantic encounter but something happened and both parted ways without closur
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