THE KINGMAKER BY KENNEDY
“Powerful, gripping, unflinchingly honest and sensuously gorgeous writing.” –Kristan Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author
The Kingmaker by Kennedy is the first book in the addicting All The King’s Men Duet, is available now!
Kennedy Ryan delivers the epic first installment of the All the King’s Men Duet.
Raised to rule, bred to lead and weaned on a diet of ruthless ambition.
In a world of haves and have nots, my family has it all, and I want nothing to do with it.
My path takes me far from home and paints me as the black sheep. At odds with my father, I’m determined to build my own empire. I have rules, but Lennix Hunter is the exception to every one of them. From the moment we meet, something sparks between us. But my family stole from hers and my father is the man she hates most. I lied to have her, and will do anything to keep her. Though she tries to hate me, too, the inexorable pull between us will not be denied.
And neither will I.
Kennedy Ryan wrote two of my favorites books Grip and Still. I was so excited when I found out about this series.
“Do what you need to do. Change your world,” he says softly, his eyes connected to mine so intensely there’s no hope of looking away. “I have to go make my world, but when the time is right, I’ll be back for you.”
The book Kingmaker By Kennedy Ryan is about two people Lennix and Maxim who want to change the world with their actions. Both of them have big dreams and they fight to realize them. I admire both of them for that.
Lennix is a strong woman who fights for her people and she wants justice for them. She decided to change the world by helping her people and made their voices to be heard.
Maxim is an ambitious young man who wants to change the world with his ideas, but he also wants to make money and to prove that he is more than his last name. I love him because he fights for dreams.
Lennix and Maxim meet at pipeline protest and both of them felt the connection between them. But, the time wasn’t right for them to be together because Lennix was too young and Maxim has to prove something to himself and his father. They meet again in Amsterdam but this time they decided to explore their connection and chemistry. They also knew that they only have a week but for them was enough to fall in love and to realize that they have something special.
Their plans keep them apart for ten years but they don’t forget their time spent together. Their reunion was this time at the right moment for both of them and Maxim decided that this time Lennix will be with him.
The Kingmaker is about dreams, love, passion and strong women. I love to read books about heroines who fight for their dreams and don’t abandon their plans for a man. I love Maxim and Lennix together and I can’t wait to read the next book, The Rebel King.
Excerpt The Kingmaker by Kennedy
“What do you want?”
The look he pours over me is hot oil, burning me even through serviceable layers of cotton. His heated perusal caresses my face, sluices over my breasts and hips, and then pools at my feet.
“Oh, that you won’t ever get again,” I say, my voice a soft, certain promise. “I don’t screw liars. I’m particular that way.”
“Never say never,” he drawls, tilting up my chin with his finger.
He crushes the word between our mouths. It falls apart in the scorching, sweet tangle of lips and teeth. With one hand, he digs his fingers into my hair. The other splays across my lower back, his grip on me almost convulsive, urging me up and closer. I’m in stasis. I’m completely startled by the kiss, unable to respond. I send a desperate message to my brain.
Move. Pull back. Push him away.
But the urgent glide of his hand down my spine to cup my ass melts my thoughts to liquid and they swim in my head. I can’t pull back, and all hope of resistance dissolves when he presses his thumb to my chin, prying me open. He stalks my tongue, hunts down a response, licking and sucking and groaning and growling. His hands tighten on me until I strain up to seek him, yanking his hair, pulling him even closer.
“Dammit, Nix,” he mutters between kisses. His hand wanders down my neck and across my shoulder, and cups my breast, twisting the nipple through flimsy barriers of cotton and lace. He shoves up my skirt, pulling my legs wider, and pushes my panties aside, his fingers invading me. My body remembers this mad craving that claws out of my bones—that wants out. That wants him. Under his rough touch, my body blooms and my hips rock.
“That’s it,” he says, taking my earlobe between his lips.
My head falls back and I moan. It’s so damn good. His touch awakens me. His hands, his kisses bring me to life. It feels like I’m taking my first deep breath since we were last together, and it fills my lungs, seeps into my pores.
“I missed you,” he says, sucking my lips and kissing the corners, quick, hungry. “I’m sorry. Baby, I—”
“Stop talking.” I reach between us to loosen his belt, catching his zipper and dragging it down, dragging him out. “Shut up.”
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A RITA® Award Winner and Top 25 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes for women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.
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 Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.
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