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Block Shot

Hoops Series, Book 2
Written by: Kennedy Ryan
Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
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JARED  

If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat...

The heart everyone assumes is frozen over.  

Her anger is...arousing. 

Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth, gets me...well, you know.  

If I had a dollar for every time she's put me in my place, I'd be an even richer man.  

I'm a successful sports agent because I assume "no" means you'll think about it. 

I'm sure what you meant to say is, "Coming right up."  

They say even rich men don't always get what they want, but those men don't know how to play the game. 

The trick is to keep them guessing. Take Banner. 

She assumes she's winning, but this game? 

She doesn't even know how to play.  

BANNER  

If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I'd have exactly one dollar.  

One night. One epic fail. One dollar...and I'm out. 

I've moved on. I've found success in a field ruled by men. 

Anything they can do, I have done better. 

They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to. 

And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance?  

Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats. 

I'll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel.  

Oh, I didn't say the struggle wasn't real. 

But I've got that one dollar, and Jared won't have me.

©2018 Kennedy Ryan (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Kiz
  • 2019-02-01

One of the best audio books ever!

Loved this audio!! Teddy nailed Jared's character perfectly. This will be on repeat for a long time for me :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-01

A 10/10 listen!

Every Kennedy Ryan novel I read or listen to has me thinking she’s outdone herself, but with Block Shot... oh my god. It is perfection and the masterful narration takes it to another level. This is the elusive 10/10 listening experience I pour over countless books to get to. Finding a book exactly this good, that hits all of the right notes, is a rare and special thing.

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  • Melanie C
  • 2019-02-06

Real and emotional

Kennedy Ryan delivers another emotional story that is raw and real. Jared is great. While there were times I didn’t feel he showed Banner the respect she deserves, he’s not all the heartless prick he acts to be, and Banner is his world and he’s not afraid to show it or fight for her. But Banner, wow, what an amazing heroine Kennedy gives us in this story. She is one of the best I’ve read. One of a kind. A force.

“Don’t lose your compass, and that doesn’t mean don’t win. Win. Fight. Conquer. You have just as much right to success as anyone who works for it. It may be a jungle, and they may be lions . . .” She pauses, her eyes finding mine again, holding mine. “But the daughter of a lion is still a lion, and this is your domain.”

While there is an aspect of this story I struggle with reading, I still very much enjoyed the story. This is so much more than a love story and involves so many aspects. It’s about self-worth, insecurities, and guilt. It’s filled with fear, selflessness, forgiveness, and love. It makes you think. It makes you feel. It’s heartbreaking and raw. It’s written beautifully and with passion and heart.

“Good people may do bad things, wrong things, but they are still good people. Still capable of doing amazing things.”

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  • Monica M.
  • 2019-03-30

Fantastic!

Wow! Where can I start with this one? Block Shot is my first read by Kennedy Ryan and I’m blown away. I’m an avid reader and never have I come across such a strong, independent, loving character as Banner! She is female embodiment personified. I love that she’s not a perfect size 2. I love that she is Latina. I love that she has insecurities, but still chooses to live her best life. I love that she is deeply loyal and strong. I love that she is attracted to Jared, her opposite. That being said, I also loved Jared. His love for Banner was all consuming and soul shaking. He loved her for her mind, and her soul and body. While their journey was never easy and their path unsure, ultimately their love brought then back together. Block Shot is emotional and real and raw and I loved every minute of it!

EDIT: After reading this book I listened to the audiobook and it was everything I could have hoped for and more. Teddy and Seraphina truly brought the story to life.

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  • Sin2sea
  • 2019-03-03

Strong characters & powerful writing makes best audio!

Kennedy Ryan writes such powerful characters that are unapologetic and so real. Banner is a latina who is Mensa smart but struggled with weight issues and Jared is a heartless (or so he thought) who fell hard for her in college but due to a misunderstanding, they parted on very bad terms. I love how strong Banner is and Seraphina Valentine totally brought it. The badass sports agent who a heart of a lion. Teddy Hamilton did a phenomenal job bringing Jared to life in all his dickishness. He loves her with all his heart and would do anything for her. Sooo powerful and the sexy times are crazy hot. Definitely going to my re-listen list! One of the best in 2019!

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  • Captivated Listener!!
  • 2019-02-08

This audio is amazing!!!

Jared bulldozed himself into Banner's life. Kennedy Ryan wrote a great book here.
The narration by Teddy was excellent. I've read many a book narrated by him but he keeps getting better and better. Worth the credit. And I loved Seraphina. Everything about this audio was a winner.

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  • Lisa Osborn
  • 2019-02-08

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Kennedy Ryan is Awesome! I love the way her mind works! Jared and Banner’s struggle to love and keep one another was a battle for sure! Also, Zo was a great man and friend to beat all friends! There was definitely strong morals and unfailing decisiveness needed to come out on the winning end of this romance. Loved it! Teddy Hamilton and Seraphina Valentine did an excellent job of narrating ❣️This was definitely a must read! So, so worth it ❣️