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(Power Play #1)

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There's no turning back. I can't go home a failure--again. Everyone wants to use me, make me their pawn, but I have other plans. Iwillwin this election or die trying.

Randi Sawyer
It started with a shady business proposal I should've turned down. Now here I am pretending to be someone I'm not, and bonus, I'm at the mercy of a man whose joy comes from my failures. The deeper
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Sarah
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: proofread
KL Mitchell is setting the scene for a steamy and suspenseful series this year! Power Play is an addictive, fast-paced, sexy and suspenseful read.

Randi Sawyer is a smart, feisty and surprising heroine pulled into the DC political scene; and Trey is the cocky, alpha, protective Secret Service agent who will have your panties melting from his opening lines. Together, these two are HOT - their chemistry is on fire, and I loved every interaction between them.

There are twists and turns, and
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Erin Scorpio
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This series is everything. I was dreading finishing it because I knew I'd have a bad case of book hangover and I was right.

I love Randi and all her quirks. She is one of the little people who is trying to be a voice to all the other little people in this country. She wants to be the change that the DC bureaucrats won't and haven't been.

She agrees to an arrangement with a sleazy politician she had the displeasure of knowing from her days at Harvard. Through her time on the campaign trail
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G (heartbooked)
This is the start of something new. Something big. And something so ridiculous it’s going to drive me nuts.

But all is all, I feel like this series is going to eat my soul alive. The setting. The characters. The power plays. The chemistry. It’s going to unfold so wildly...

ADD TO TBR. This is just the beginning. It’s the intro. It’s a freaking teaser is what this is. Kennedy is playing the big cards now. Keep an eye out for this series!

#voteMessandTrouble
Rebecca
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"No one. Haven't you figured that out yet?” Anger and concern strangle my chest at the sadness in her voice. “Right place, right time. Lucky. Whore. Gold digger. Fraud.” Hazel eyes stare into my own. “Right?"

A man who can't see past the shiny, glitzy face in front of him. A woman afraid that she'll only ever be trailer trash.

Kennedy Mitchell's Power Play begins, showing a beaten down woman who thinks she's never going to be seen for her true self, and a man so bored by the status quo in
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Rhonda Ziglar
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 GIVE ME MORE STARS!! Give me more.....I did not want this book to end. I absolutely loved Randi and Trey....GIVE ME MORE. This book could be a movie..... I could see the scenes playing out in my head as I read this story. Kennedy Mitchell sucks you right into the story with her detailed words. I need the next book.....I am dying for more of these two.
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Kennedy Mitchell
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Suspense, romance, and tension swirl together in this first book of the Power Play series. What starts out as hate at first sight turns into... well, you'll have to read to find out!
All five books follow one couple through the ups and downs of their behind the scenes love story. With both of their careers on the line, plus her safety, there is zero room for error. Each page you'll fall deeper in love with the sexy and mischievous hero, Trey Benson, and the strong, rough around the edges heroine,
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
Randi Sawyer, a small town lawyer struggling to make ends meet, has her life flipped upside down when her arch nemesis approaches her about joining forces. Trey Benson, secret service team leader, is tired of the Washington socialites he encounters, but might get more than he bargained for with his new assignment.

I held off starting this book for as long as I possibly could waiting for part 2 to come out because I HATE a cliff hanger, and this book definitely leaves you wanting more. Hot,
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Tabatha Brown
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Power Play is my first book by Kennedy Mitchell and it completely blew me away! The characters, storyline and all the angst deliver one hell of a book! Randi and Trey build their relationship from assumptions to having each other’s back and their story builds through out the book.

Having grown up on the wrong side of the tracks, Randi has not had an easy life. She could be jaded but yet she’s strong, she could have let life get her down but she held her head high and gave those that doubted her
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OnceUponABookShelf
Struggled to get into this book to start with. But keep holding on cos it just gets better and better. What a brilliant ending!! Cannot wait for book two ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
What a great book! Power Play is suspenseful, steamy, and a bit intense. My only complaint is that I wasn’t ready for the book to end! I need book two NOW!

Randi is, in a way, a damsel in distress, but she is anything but stereotypical. She smokes. She drinks. She swears. She’s the mayor of a tiny rural town. She kept me constantly amused, especially when she sniffed the wallpaper. She is hilarious!

Trey is strong, tough, and even lethal. He’s exactly what you’d expect from an alpha male. Kyle and
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Collete
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I have read by Kennedy and I LOVED it!!! I was drawn into the story from the first chapter and couldn't put it down, I found myself sneaking time to read more while I was at work. Trey and Randi's story is one I can't wait to watch play out over the next few books. I could relate to Randi's back story, the girl who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, however vowed to never let her past dictate her future or that of her child's. I felt Randi's emotions when she would ...more
Sophie Ruthven
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Omg
Ladies and gentlemen you have come across my first book of 2020 that would be at least 6 stars if I could do that.
What a way to start a series. I'm so glad the author has decided to do more than 2 books as I never want to say goodbye to Randi and her secret service men.
I was laughing and crying right along side them and cannot wait for them to rule the world.
Then there is Trouble with a capital T....
This is going to be interesting to read.
ONE CLICK IMMEDIATELY!!!
Annette Brignac
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first read from this author and I am HOOKED!

I adored these two so much. The heat between the two of them was off the charts. From the moment they meet there’s a spark, and it just keeps building throughout the story...

The characters deal with real issues in today’s society, and it’s handled beautifully. Kennedy weaves the story with so much intrigue and suspense that you can‘t stop reading. You have to know what happens next.

I cannot say enough about this story, but I’m going to stop myself
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Melinda Benn
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was absolutely fantastic, I loved Trey and Randi. I simply couldn't put it down. Extremely well written by Kennedy L Mitchell. I seriously can't wait for the next one. Most definitely a 5 star read for me
Amanda
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 romantic suspense

Power Playhas fantastic characters and a plot that are all well-developed, with heroes you love and villains that you despise and can't wait to see them torn from their pedestals. It shows that darker side to politics and all the scheming and lies that goes on behind closed doors. Randi is an anomaly to those around her and is trying to be a voice to those passed over and ignored. Trey and Randi with their blunt personalities and sarcasm do a fantastic job of breaking the
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Mommy’s Book Escape
Power Play is a must read political romantic suspense that is perfect for the 2020 political season. It tells the story of Randi Sawyer and Trey Benson. Randi grew up poor to a drug addicted mother. She carried that stigma all of her life. Her life gets turned upside down when she is approached by presidential candidate Kyle Birmingham. She wants to break free from her past but we can never leave it in the past. Randi is fiercely independent and wants to do things on her own.
Trey, a member of
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Karen Swoffer
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Power Play is a must read political romantic suspense that is perfect for the 2020 political season. It tells the story of Randi Sawyer and Trey Benson. Randi grew up poor to a drug addicted mother. She carried that stigma all of her life. Her life gets turned upside down when she is approached by presidential candidate Kyle Birmingham. She wants to break free from her past but we can never leave it in the past. Randi is fiercely independent and wants to do things on her own.
Trey, a member of
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We Like them Dark Book Blog
The very first chapter of this book had me screaming “yeah buddy!” because I really fell head over heels in love with the characters. This is a new author for me-which made things even more exciting for me. I really loved that I could just settle right in early on in a book because I can connect with the characters right off the rip. Randi and Trey were so lovable a part that it’s no secret their chemistry together was something that the very best books are made of.
The plot line really intrigued
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Amber Goodwin
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first time I have read anything by this author and I LOVED it!!

Randi is a quirky, smart woman trying to do what she can to stay afloat. When the opportunity presents itself to go further than the Mayor of a small town she is hesitant due to who is asking her. She is tough! (Tougher than I would be for sure.)

I loved the characters in this book. Trey, T, hwr daughter. I can't wait to see what happens next. There are so many different twist and turns.

I am ready for the next book asap!
it.sgottabethebooks
Kennedy Mitchell had me hooked from the very beginning. I was intrigued by Trey the moment he made his appearance in the opening pages. The chemistry between him and Randi is off the charts. The insults and banter between the two is so entertaining. I’m looking forward to their journey as Kennedy Mitchell leaves us wondering how Trey and Randi are gonna get to their HEA after the end of this book. I’m looking forward to more suspense and romance as this is a 5 book series following the couple. ...more
Heather C
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
This is my first book from Kennedy L. Mitchell and I was pleasantly surprised. Plower Play had exactly what I needed...Dirty politicians, hot secrete service, strong and witty heroine and just overall suspense. I never knew what was going to happen next so I flew through this.

"Pretty much he needs Trailer Park Barbie next to him to show the voters he isn't the aristocratic douche they assume he is at the core. Which he is, so basically I'll lie."

What I loved the most is the complex person that
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Megan
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So after finishing Power Play I feel like I need maybe a gallon or so of wine & a weeks worth of Disney movies... (I'm kidding) .. No..No I'm not

Ya'll from page one I was hooked...like leave me alone, make your own dinner HOOKED! This book was intense... jam packed full of all the suspense, chemistry, undeniable connections and all the political drama. SO GOOD! &&& THAT ENDING! Gah! Kennedy Mitchell must be trying to kill me because my book hangover has a hangover at this
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Lynn Stifle
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I knew from the moment I started reading Power Play it was going to be a good book...I was wrong, it was absolutely incredible! The banter, attraction, chemistry, push and pull between Randi and Trey is exhilarating and I loved them together. This story has it all, wonderfully written characters, the storyline is gripping and captures your attention and does not let you go. It's fast paced, filled with steamy scenes, and suspense and you have no idea what's coming next. I can't wait to read ...more
Kelly
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Randi has always struggled to get out of the life she was born in. After an old enemy from Harvard comes out of the woodwork and offers her a business proposal it changes her life. Now she's in DC where politics and power run rampage around her life. There she meets Secret Service Agent Trey Benson who thinks she is just like all the other "political barbies" he's known all his life. As the two get to know each other Trey learns that Randi is not the woman he thought she was, instead she's kind ...more
Jillian Kerr
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Power Play is the first book in a new series and my first book by Kennedy Mitchell. This book was the perfect set up for what is to come in this series. It was fast paced with a great plot/storyline and characters. There was mystery and suspense and great chemistry between Randi and Trey! There is also a lot of funny moments and my favorite, Golden Girl references!! The slow burn was almost torture, but these two make the perfect pair! There are so many obstacles keeping them apart. The end of ...more
PP's Bookshelf
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The suspense and tension in Power Play by Kennedy L. Mitchell was incredible. And she kept it up from the very beginning to the last. It is a very different kind of romance set in the corrupt, twisted and powerful world of politics.

Randi and Trey are both very intense characters. They go all in and are very passionate about everything. Be it their career, be it the people the love and be it the people they hate. Randi has been trying to make a name for herself and remove the label society put on
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Sassy Southern
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trey Benson is in the Secret Service who just got his team off their post when he talked the United States VP when he was sexually harassing a woman in his office. Now his team has been delegated to working for candidates in the upcoming election but know they are treading on thin ice.
Randi Sawyer is a lawyer and the Mayor of Boone, Texas and is barely scraping by. She grew up in a trailer park was determined to make something of herself and not live the life that her mother does. She was made
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Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
Who..What..Where..Why???

Those were questions that I constantly asked with this book. I needed a change in the romance genre and boy did I finally get it with Power Play. My heart clenched several times for Randi. My pulse kicked up when the sharks were circling around her and I thought they would bit. And then came in Trey and even I felt the safety Randi was looking for. I am not much into politics, but the author stuck to Randi and her story that I hardly noticed it. We know she is running for
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Missy Brown
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay so I freely admit I am not a big fan of Political stories. But being a fan of Kennedy's I was willing to read with an open mind. And omg!!! I think I just became a fan, well at least of Power Play.

Power Play is about the main leads Randi and Trey. Randi grew up with a drug addicted mother and poor. Wanting to escape this life, she is not your typical politician. She is so fun. I mean she drinks, cusses, and really just does not care. She is out to take care of business no matter what. Her
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Kennedy Mitchell lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 90lb goodlendoodle who, despite his large size, believes he's a tiny lap dog. She began writing in 2016 with her debut novel 'Falling for the Chance'. Since then she moved toward the romantic suspense genre with the bodyguard series - More Than a Threat, and stand-alone military romance - A Covert Affair.
Her plans are to keep writing
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Power Play (5 books)
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