In Review: Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan

Posted June 7, 2020 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Queen Move by Kennedy RyanQueen Move by Kennedy Ryan
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: May 26, 2020
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 300 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
My rating:

Dig a little and you'll find photos of me in the bathtub with Ezra Stern.
Get your mind out of the gutter. We were six months old.
Pry and one of us might confess we saved our first kiss for each other.
The most clumsy, wet, sloppy . . . spectacular thirty seconds of my adolescence.
Get into our business and you'll see two families, closer than blood, torn apart in an instant.
Twenty years later, my "awkward duckling" best friend from childhood, the boy no one noticed, is a man no one can ignore.

Finer. Fiercer. Smarter.

Tell me it's wrong.
Tell me the boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can’t have.
When we find each other again, everything stands in our way--secrets, lies, promises.
But we didn't come this far to give up now.
And I know just the move to make if I want to make him mine.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In Review: My Thoughts

What can I say about Queen Move — and Kennedy Ryan’s books — that hasn’t already been said a million times already? I know every time I pick up one of her books, I’m about to go on a journey. It will be an adventure. But, not the type of adventure you might imagine when you think about reading. You won’t find dragons or mighty quests in these pages. Instead, the journey is emotional and often raw and filled with learning and introspection. She has a way of cutting me open and putting me back together better than I was in the first place and her stories always stick with me.

Queen Move was everything I needed in my life. Kimba and Ezra’s story was *chefs kiss*. After loving what we saw of Kimba in the All the Kings Men Duet, I was thrilled to learn Kennedy was writing her story. I couldn’t wait to learn more about this amazing woman. When I read the blurb and realized this book featured a second chance romance, I was even more excited. That trope is Kim catnip. It always has been. But especially when it’s written as beautifully as it was here.

Kimba and Ezra had me all up in my feelings, swooning all over the place during this book. They couldn’t have been more perfectly matched. They were the real deal. Were things perfect? Absolutely not. Were there bumps and bruises along the way? Oh, you better believe it. Queen Move wasn’t without some angst and a whole slew of emotions. And yes, tears. It was a masterpiece.

Favorite Quotes:

We are on the cusp of next, but tonight, we have right now, and it’s better than everything I’ve ever had and must be as good as anything to come. 

“They diminish us enough without you making yourself small. You descend from queens.”

I’m not sure which is more dangerous. Ezra taken or Ezra for the taking. 

“You could never be a lot of people, Ez. There’s everyone else, and then there’s you.” 

It’s the kind of perfect kiss that has nothing to do with technique or experience. Nothing even to do with ardor, though that’s evident in the way we clutch, we cling. It’s perfect because it’s her and it’s me and it’s about time and it’s overdue. And we kiss like there’s no tomorrow because there have already been too many yesterdays, too many years we were apart.

The years fall away like a torn veil separating him from me, then from now. It hasn’t been years. There has only been one long day for us on which the sun has never set. We were never lost, and this place has always been waiting for our wandering hearts, for our prodigal souls to finally, together rest. 

“I didn’t even know how much I missed you until I got you back.”

About Kennedy Ryan

Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who find a way to thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, Kennedy has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other outlets as a voice for families living with autism.

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