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Grip

Series: Grip, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
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Summary

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 keep those memories in a locked drawer and I've thrown away the key. All that's left is friendship and work.

He's on the verge of unimaginable fame, all his dreams poised to come true.

I manage his career, but I can't seem to manage my heart. It's wild, reckless, disobedient - and it remembers all the things I want to forget.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Kennedy Ryan (P)2017 Tantor

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Another Triumph!!

Kennedy Ryan does it again with this fantastic second chance romance duet. A couple fi d love in the face of diversity and adversity. This is so well researched and written. Brilliantly narrated, this is a duet that I will definitely recommend to all Kennedy Ryan followers, readers and any new listeners. There's a very big message to us all in this book - read and see if you can get it!! Are you bruised??

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My favourite book of 2018

An incredibly emotive, thought-provoking story of social justice, love and the positive impact of music and musicians. Made even more impressive by perfectly cast narrators.
One definitely not to be missed.

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Good

however, the female narrator is not the voice that's in my head. Grip's voice is spot on.... Kennedy Ryan is humazing.

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WOW WOW WOW 5*****

Omg Kennedy had had me welling up, not just with frustration but heck the feelings I've been having throughout the entire time What first off with Bristol not admitting or letting Grip know how she TRULY Feels.
But heck the emotion Bris puts herself through whilst she‘s NOT WANTING to admit her dying love for Grip, by setting him up.
But heck THIS is one of the best Books I've read/listened to & I've read some GREAT READS 😖😱😢😢😍😍😍

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  • ElletheSouthernGal
  • 29-08-18

How unfortunate

I found this book to be complex not in character development but in how it degraded black women. Every black woman was portrayed as being vulgar, bitter and unwavering. How typical! Readers have no other choice but to empathize with the plight of the main character a white woman despite that she is the only character that says the n word repeatedly despite all of the black characters in the book. She is described as being elegant while the black women are objectified for their body types and sexuality. How unfortunate! This proud black woman will be returning this horrible excuse for a riveting novel!

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  • Avid reader
  • 03-11-19

This was hard to listen to!

This story makes no sense and as a black woman I am insulted by the stereotypes. Not sure what was worse, him waiting 8 years, her making him wait because of her parents, him saying her calling his home “our” home was worth going to jail. This was written by someone who does not understand the black experience.

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  • G. Porter
  • 19-06-19

I can't stand Bristol's voice

....but when her and Grip FINALLY have sex, she sounds like a hood porn star and I love it!

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  • J Semanko
  • 18-05-19

too much

this was just ok....way too much extra words, just alot of extra fluff that was totally unnecessary. only reason I finished it was because I felt like I had invested too much of my time already

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 09-08-17

Loved the story and message!

This was a unique story that dealt a lot with current issues such as racial profiling and prejudice. The hero is such a sexy guy! The heroine just needs to learn to trust in his love, but has been damaged by a childhood where she was pretty invisible. There are moments of tension and suspense. While the sexy scenes are hot! The narration was well performed also.

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  • Michael Nelson
  • 09-08-19

Horrible from the beginning

The female narrator is TERRIBLE. I love listening to anything by Jakobi Diem but I could not get past chapter two when the Maxine Mitchelle(narrator) began to read for Bristol. This narrator SUCKS!!!!!! I had to stop listening. Sorry Jakobi she is not a good fit to read with you.....

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  • LeeAnne
  • 21-08-17

Epic!!

Grip is more than a love story, it's a life story. The beautiful, stolen moments amidst the ugliness, unfairness and judgments of life. Grip is Epic.

Grip and Bristol's story has been long awaited. We've watched their dance while falling in love with Rhyson and Kai. We've seen their instant attraction, fears, and frustrations throughout the Soul Series. Now it's their turn.

Flow introduces young Bristol and Marlon "Grip". A simple week changes their future.

Grip brings real life struggles. Love chooses you. You don't choose love. Love is hearts and souls finding their other half regardless of race, religion, sex, income, education. It's not easy and it doesn't work without trust and respect.

Their dance spans several years and her avoidance is painful to them both. He's hurting. She's hurting. She's hurting him. Bristol makes a decision that could destroy them both and everything changes. This can't go on.

This is a HEA story but along the way are some of life's biggest obstacles, seemingly ripped from the news. Grip is as real as it gets. One week, years of hurt, many lifetimes of injustice, and a love so deep. Grip will make you think. It will make you feel the gamut of emotions. And it will give you hope.

Kennedy Ryan has written an Epic story in Grip. It is a story like no other.

This was an audio re-read and these narrators brought an already amazing story to life. Fantastic narrators. Jakobi Diem had me melting!! 🤗🤗

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  • LYNIQUA
  • 19-07-19

Good love story but....

I like jakobi but wasnt a fan of maxines tone and the way she pronouced words...and someone should have told her how to pronounce sa-di-ty. Although I appreciate the love story it would have been nice to show the black woman in a more graceful light in opposed to angry and bitter. Lastly the cover art is misleading as it seems to be a white man when Grip is a black man

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  • BellaOrev
  • 08-09-17

My heart broke loose on the wind....

Grip audio
I read this book and completely stole my heart. Having this in audio is such a treat for us bookworm.
Absolutely amazing. Jakobi nailed Grip his strong persona, the swagger, that velvet naughty sensual voice. Just DAAAAAAMN Maxine as Bristol is a perfect match also. All her strong will, commanding presence and fierce love is portrayed to perfection. You can't get enough of this book. You truly get to experience all the feelings. When a book is as powerful as Grip having the audio is the best way to transport yourself in the story. With this audiobook you will get SENCE OVERLOAD.

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  • Kathyinmonroe
  • 06-01-20

It's a battle

I seriously HATE to review a book that I haven't finished yet but... I can't get through it. I have to bail. Cheers to Jakobi Diem for his narration. Top notch job as usual. The female narrator is making it REALLY hard to finish - that coupled with the story line.... I have to bail. bye!