Grip (Grip, #1) by Kennedy Ryan

Grip (Grip, #1)

***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 keep those memories in a locked drawer and I've thrown away the key. All that'...

Details Grip (Grip, #1)

TitleGrip (Grip, #1)
Release DateMar 2nd, 2017
Number of pages752 pages
GenreRomance, Music, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Reviews Grip (Grip, #1)

  • Lucy
    It has taken me weeks to recover from this story. I'll never get over the profound life lessons and the inspiration I found in the pages of Ms. Ryan's latest masterpiece.She was an new author to me a year ago and now I can't imagine my library or my heart without her words. This is a story of forgiveness, courage, honesty and love. Grip (Marlon) and Bristol are polar opposites. Yet, in each other they find the other half of their souls. They teac...
  • 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 men...
  • ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
    #5+++ STARS #IAmGripped *IT'S LIVE*GRIP is a STANDALONE love story with a prequel called FLOW.... 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. The key themes of Grip are ones not often tackled in the romance t...
  • Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
    5 "A Best of 2017" Stars 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 loving and it was HEALING. Stories of interracial couples have stereotypes and stigmas but this author traverses the issues and displays them in a real, raw, captivating way. While the story...
  • Katy Loves Romance ❤️
    6++++ Gripping beautiful Stars 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • TeriLyn
    Read Flow the prequel NOW!LIVE. LIVE. LIVE. Go get #GRIP!#IamGRIPPED #GetGRIPPED #afreakingprism #beforethebeatdropped5++++ "You take everything to another level." StarsMy favorite book of the year. Such an EPIC love story. A POWERFUL work of fiction.An important message. A beautiful romance. A lasting friendship. A fierce heroine. The MOST captivating hero. Brilliant story-telling. Grip embodies it all. Intelligent, impacting, insightful, insp...
  • Adriana Locke
    The story reads like a movie . . powerful and intoxicating ... and sinfully sexy. GRIP has everything—dynamic characters, soulful plot, and a lesson at the end that will change the way you look at life. One of my favorite reads this year. Maybe ever. 5 massive, gripping stars from me!
  • Myla
    Grip is like poetry in motion. Every word flows articulately beautiful from start to finish. No wonder I’m experiencing some book hangover. I just love how the story of Grip and Bristol was written. Bristol Gray the independent, strong willed heroine who will do everything to protect the one she loves. She has a successful career in managing up and coming artist and has everything money can buy, but she doesn’t want that, Bristol wants someon...
  • Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
    ***AVAILABLE NOW - FULL REVIEW***5+ INFINITE CROWNSGrip by Kennedy Ryan, hands down, deserves all the crowns, every single one available. Bristol and Grip’s story is raw, heartbreaking, and beautiful. But it is more than a romance that will get affect your soul, it is story that reflects the social issues that plague society today, making this book exponentially more powerful and relevant than the average romance novel. Grip is still the man re...
  • Malene_D *Bad&DirtyBooks*
    I was definitely wooed by Grip and his delicious chocolate charm. Marlon aka Grip isn't all about being a famous hip hop star. No, he has so much story hidden behind those good looks of his. A voice to be heard because he has plenty to say. Not just through his lyrics but also in general. A very strong opinion and a talent beyond words. He's also a good man who's been raised right by his mother in a tough environment in Compton. When he finally g...
  • Kennedy Ryan
    "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 AuthorGRIP, A STANDALONE love story, is LIVE!!Amazon US: Universal:
  • Kaila
    4.5/5 stars “We splinter into a thousand pieces in her kitchen, becoming more together than we were apart. More than we were alone. With whispered promises and words of love, we exchange hearts.” This was FANTASTIC!! Flow was amazing, but this book, this book just blew me away. I loved the characters, I loved the story, I loved the chemistry... I LOVED IT ALL! The romance in this book is off-the-charts amazingly beautiful, sensual and so dar...
  • Lillian ᴥᴥᴥ SO LYLY
    ***** 4.5 Stars *****Please read the prequel, Flow, before reading this book!Grip is an unforgettable read! It's so honest and raw as it touches sensitive topics like race. Kennedy Ryan does an amazing job writing a love story that conquers social barriers. "I like the color of smart, the shade of funny, and sexy is my favorite hue." Bristol has always held a place in her heart for Grip. She loves his passion and creative mind, but doesn't want ...
  • Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
    I stayed up until 4 AM because I couldn't this book down. I'm still reeling from Kennedys words. The topics she touches on, the truth of life and love and heartache are quite honestly so real, SO TRUE! My heart is still pounding. I'm not even prepared to talk about this book yet. Kennedy Ryan has written a book in such an elegant way. She's has completely destroyed me with her words. These very important TOPICS about LIFE! She's created a story n...
  • Ari (The Daydreaming Bookworm)
    Original review: The Daydreaming Bookworm It’s not very often that I read a book that leaves me at a loss for words, but Kennedy Ryan’s newest release did just that. It’s been well over a week since I finished Grip and I’m still struggling to find the words to describe how much I love it. It also doesn’t help that this book gave me the worst case of a book hangover so bear with me as I try (try being the operative word here) to find the...
  • Alissa
    I read lots of books and I like most of them. Some I love. Then there are the rare gems I come across like Grip - you know the ones that open your heart and your mind, and leave you feeling like a different person once you hit the last page. I don't even know how to write a review that will do this book justice. 5 stars isn't even a good enough rating for Grip, and certainly nothing I can say will even compare or describe this story and do it jus...
  • Butthisbook
    Flow, the prequel to GRIP, by Kennedy Ryan is TOTALLY FREE! And GRIP, the riveting full-length conclusion, is LIVE!FLOW: “So what color am I then?” I ask before thinking better of it. He’ll probably just say I’m white, obviously. “What color are you?” he repeats, his eyes never leaving my face. “You, Bristol, are a freaking prism.”This was my very first Kennedy Ryan book, and I mu...
  • Stephanie Uncensored
    Amazing, amazing, AMAZING!! Kennedy Ryan has taken some very controversial issues and created this amazingly BEAUTIFUL and unbiased interracial romance!! Although this book is longer than I am use too topping out around 750 pages, I LOVED every single page!! I could not put this book down nor could I read anything other than this book. Bristol and Grip have amazing chemistry and the angst just falls off the page. The controversial issues discusse...
  • Vanessa (nessreads)
    Alright. Okay. I'm. Let's see. I just...... I'm trying my best to accurately manifest what I'm feeling on the inside, but no amount of words will properly show you how my heart, especially my soul are feeling and still feel after reading the monumental importance that 'GRIP' is. I wish that I could combine the 26 letters in the alphabet, weave them to create a beautiful Haiku. Or the perfect Ode or the elegance of a Sonnet. If I could do any of t...
  • Rachel Anne
    Soooooo good! Thought provoking. Outside of my normal read. No flaws. Stellar storytelling. Fabulous writing. So HAWT! I'm not really sure where to start with this review so that's what you're getting --^. I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did. Favorites shelf =)
  • Elizabeth (Liz)
    This story is EVERYTHING!!!5+ StarsI'm kind of speechless. I wish words still came easily to me, because both Flow (the included prequel) and Grip deserve my very best. This is the first book I've read by Kennedy Ryan, and all I can think is, WHY?! Why didn't I know about this incredibly talented author sooner??? Why didn't someone DEMAND I read one of her books?! But, maybe it was meant to happen this way. Maybe I was meant to stumble upon Grip ...
  • Mary Ruth (TheReadingRuth)
    ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE EVER EVER READ!!!! Beware, this is the longest review I've ever written. This is my TOP READ of the year so far! I. AM. SO. OBSESSED. Good Lord Almighty. Kennedy Ryan outdid herself a hundred times with FLOW and GRIP. THIS STORY IS PHENOMENAL!!! The threat of Grip breaking me weighs less than the possibility of never having him. Grip never knew he’d reach a height quite like what he was in right now. It came quite ...