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Power Play

(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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Kindle Edition, 210 pages
Published January 20th 2020
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PP's Bookshelf
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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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Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
Power Play is my first Kennedy Mitchell book and it certainly will not be the last. Mitchell had me hooked from the very start. I have to say I loved Trey and needed more of him from his appearance on the first page. I was hooked on Randi hit home so much that I cried. I absolutely know and understand that struggle and felt it in my soul. However, I do have to say the events that happen next are not something I'm familiar with.

I knew from the moment Randi Kyle asked her to do what he did that
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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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Sarah
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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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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Shatarupa  Dhar
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Synopsis:
Trey Benson is a cocky firebrand of a secret service agent who is in the alpha team securing the Vice Prez. But he gets demoted due to overstepping his boundaries, till the next election. He dearly wishes that someone would appear who would stand up to those slimy crowd of DC.

This is where Randi Sawyer comes in, a broke lawyer who lives out of a trailer with her teenage daughter Taeler and who is also the mayor of her small town. When the pedigreed corrupt next Prez hopeful offers her
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Ahh, politics...

Power, prestige, influence. Oh and helping your fellow man if possible, of course. And don’t forget the back-stabbing, behind the scenes wheeling and dealing and true unpleasantness that can be any rise to the top. How Randi and Trey fit into this dog eat dog world was a reading treat…

I LOVED Randi’s character. She fought her whole life for respect, to be considered worthy. She worked hard and did her very best but she just couldn’t seem to catch a break. When a bad wind blew
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Erin Scorpio
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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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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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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
"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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Michelle Claypot_Reads
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gosh I loved this one.

Believable, fast paced romantic suspense that had me flipping through the pages, biting my nails, on the edge of my seat waiting for what happened next.

Randi is a total bad ass heroine - I girl crush her & Trey well he is just alpha yumminess!

Cannot wait for more of these characters!

I received an arc of this book.
it.sgottabethebooks
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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
Rhonda Ziglar
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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.
Amanda
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5/5
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Kennedy L Mitchell has become one of my favorite authors. She knows how to write a suspenseful story with strong female leads and swoon worthy men.


Randi Sawyer is from the lower class and while she was a single mom who hit rock bottom she crawled her way out of it by getting a great education and even becoming mayor of her small home town. Yet, she's still drowning in debt and seems unable to break from her mold when a college rival offers her

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TheGuideToRomanceNovels
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Kennedy Mitchell
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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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Sandy S
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars

About the book: Release Date January 20, 2020

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. I will win 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 I sink into DC's seedy political scene the more I realize I can't
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Gin
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I devoured this fantastic political romance! And such an intriguing bullying sub-theme. I was enthralled right from the start with the spectacular writing and the interesting life Randi finds herself in. As small town "trailer trash" she worked to achieve her dreams but ends up right back in tiny Boone, Texas struggling with debt and family issues. I loved her from the beginning with her idiosyncrasies and humorous inside head conversations. I guess her reason for staying in Boone was for her ...more
Bed and books
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time I am reading and reviewing author Kennedy L. Mitchell and I am really AMAZED how amazing author she is. I am genuinely happy that I came to know such a great author. Her writing is something that you won't be able to stop yourself from reading more and more. The power play is the first book of this series and I loved it.

In this Book, Randy Sewyer is a Harvard Lawyer in the small City living for her daughter but she was not able to pay off her debt, she had no money to send
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Kari Hansen
Jan 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Randi has done the best that she can to overcome her less than ideal start to life and become a force to be reckoned with. Entering the political race would be difficult enough but knowing the strings attached has only made it that much more complicated.

Trey is a Secret Service agent who dislikes the less than honest side of politics. When he is assigned to protect Randi he will do whatever is necessary to keep her safe but she is definitely not what he expected and he is drawn to her in a way
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Chrystal M Delgado
Power Play was my first book by Kennedy Mitchell and also my first political suspense. I was intrigued from beginning to end. I have the feeling this is the start of something great and I cannot wait to see where this series goes.
Tabatha Brown
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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
Collete
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Sassy Southern
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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
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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