Grip Trilogy Box Set Kindle Edition
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- File size : 2699 KB
- Publication date : August 23, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 818 pages
- ASIN : B08GKDCT9H
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : B08KH3RCX7
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,400 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When I read the Souls series I was very much intrigued by Grip and Bristol's relationship and wondered what was their story. Because they certainly had chemistry in spades. Their simmering lust and attraction also hinted at a much more deeper connection.
With Flow, a short prequel, I got not just a hint but a pretty damn good look into how they first met and how deep their relationship goes. Especially on a personal level. Their interactions were phenomenal and I loved how comfortable they were around each other. They reveled in each other's company and their conversations flowed effortlessly, layered with so much intensity. I couldn't remove my eyes from the intoxicating prose and words of Kennedy Ryan. Grip and Bristol were amazing and turned out to be very complex and multi layered characters. I loved the range and depth of their conversations which were a great mixture of race and culture. Also their own views and opinions of today's and the 90's society played a huge part of this story and I appreciate that Ryan chose to go that route with Grip and Bristol. My impression and love for both of them only expanded and I got so much more excited as the story progressed.
I can easily tell that Kennedy Ryan is a huge fan and admirer of poetry. Her prose feels just like that. Poetry. Her words flows with ease, gently pulls my along like a wave and I'm immersed. I'm in another world, the world of Kennedy Ryan and that's definitely the place to be.
Grip - 5 Poetry Stars
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 gains success he never forgets where he's from or the people that matter the most to him.
Bristol is my kind of woman and I have to be honest that I wasn't a fan of hers when I met her in the Souls series. But already while reading Flow I had to admit that I was wrong. She won me over and after reading Grip I want her as my best friend cause she kicked ass. I also saw a more vulnerable side to her that immediately captured me. That vulnerability goes back to her strained relationship with her parents and her brother Rhyson. It will also play a huge role in her relationship with Grip.
Grip and Bristol's relationship is extraordinary and so intense that I got chills every time they were around one another. There's so much history between them since their friendship goes back years. That only strengthened my connection and my need to know more. What I love about them is how at ease and comfortable they were with each other. They connected on deeper level. Through conversations about race, society and music. Only open to each other's opinions and never narrow minded. One thing they both wanted explore further was their mutual attraction which was out of this world. Simply magical. Their love and how far they will go for it and one another knows no bounds. I was drunk on their love.
One of many things Kennedy Ryan succeeds with in Grip and also Flow are her choice of topics and how she weaves them into Grip and Bristol's story. Especially music and race plays a huge and important role. It gives the story an edge but most importantly it also gives more depth to the characters. Not just to Grip and Bristol but also to the secondary characters. Grip is an extraordinary story with a powerful message which has to be experienced.
Still - 5+ Pretty Bird Stars
I've followed Grip and Bristol since they were introduced in Soul, the two books about Rhyson and Kai where they were secondary characters. What a journey Grip and Bristol have been on and it concludes in this phenomenal book STILL. I was one of those who was left wanting more of Gripstol when I finished Grip, so I was pretty darn happy when Kennedy Ryan announced STILL.
I'm not going to dive too much into the storyline cause I don't want to give anything away. If you're a true Gripstol fan STILL is a delicious dessert that'll explore this beautiful couple further, give us fans what we can expect from Kennedy Ryan and a closure that left me satisfied and satiated.
My expectations for STILL is fulfilled by a 100%. I was only a couple of pages into STILL and I was back in that warm cocoon exactly when I read the Soul series, Flow and Grip. I didn't want to leave. I just wanted to be in this cocoon with Gripstol.
Grip and Bristol's friendship is what drew me to them in the first place. They build such a strong foundation in Flow and Grip that only continues to grow in STILL. As lovers there's so many intense emotions that still comes into play. They are both fiercely possessive and protective and I enjoyed to see that side of them especially Bristol.
They're both honest and eloquent when it comes to what they want and need from one another in their relationship. They've matured so much and it shows in their actions. Their love surpass anything and there aren't anything they won't do for one another. They both bravely dive into new challenges. Bristol wants and tries wholeheartedly to understand Grip and his culture. To be a part of his world. Grip uses his fame to educate himself so he can help others who are in need. They both kept surprising me and I fell more in love and in awe of them.
Their friendship and love is unparalleled and in STILL both are being put to the test. Grip and Bristol both fight tooth and nails to protect and save one another. No matter the cost. They are each other's constants and confidents.
While I read STILL I felt how impervious their love was. It showed in their words and actions. No matter how broken or vulnerable they both were they persevered because of their unconditional love and theirs was truly epic.
Kennedy Ryan penetrated my soul with STILL. Her flawless and poetic prose kept me spellbound. Her narrative is strong, powerful and with STILL Ryan captures and explores clearly what's current in the world today, questions it and brings awareness to it with authenticity.
How she intertwined those topics into Grip and Bristol's story was executed effortlessly.
STILL left me content and very satisfied. I had my own hopes and dreams for Grip and Bristol and Kennedy Ryan delivered. I'm saying goodbye to them with my heart and soul filled with love and joy. What a journey since Soul. They will definitely not be forgotten.
All In - 5 stars
This short novella just shows how far Grip and Bristol have come. Their lives are busier than ever and after all they’ve been through they know they need to prioritize each other and their marriage. Their love is stronger than ever.
Splendid Happiness - 5 Stars
If this short novella is the last I hear from Grip and Bristol I’ll be very content with how it ends. This was so good. Plenty of cameos from the characters that have appeared in the series and are important to the couple. Splendid Happiness was icing on the cake.
What a preview of things to come! I was HOOKED from the very first words and am now, like so many others completely in love with Grip!!
I loved his easy-going manner, the way he is well-read and full of passion for his life. Rhyson picked the right man to be his bestie and Bristol never knew what hit her.
The musical references, the fiery chemistry between Bris and Grip, the tension between Rhyson and Bris...all components I can't wait to get more of with Grip.
Grip is so much more than just a love story. Kennedy Ryan managed to not only write about the years long lust Grip and Bristol have for each other but combine it with the timely subject matter that is racism. These two have danced around each other for years, with Grip never wavering in his love for Bristol. And with time, that love only has grown stronger. For Bristol, she is determined to keep Grip at a distance, her years as the 'reject' of her successful family taking it's toll on her self-esteem. Fate has other ideas, though, and only time will tell whether or not Bristol will finally listen to her heart and ignore what her mind continues to tell her.
To say I was blown away by this book is an understatement. I adored Bristol and her drive. Trying to be all things to everyone, loving Grip when she didn't want to and successfully managing a record company and varied artists with her brother, she is the kind of heroine I crave to read more often. Her vulnerability in wanting to stay away from Grip, when she knew he had her heart, was almost painful to read at times. I understood her resistance but so loved that she saw him. All of him. Not just his fame, or his ability to create music so effortlessly. And certainly not his color. This is a woman who loved those she cared about, almost too much. She would do anything for just an ounce of that all-consuming love back and when she found it in Grip, oh my, nothing was more exquisite.
Still is gloriously poignant. It's powerful. It filled me with a myriad of emotions, at times I didn't think I would be able to handle each one properly. I became so entrenched in this continuation of Grip and Bristol's story, that I honestly didn't know where the book started and my own thoughts ended. It is that exceptional.
What Kennedy Ryan has created is an honest look at love. With Part I being the aftermath of Grip and Bristol finally finding their way to each other for good this time, they still have to deal with the world's warped view of their interracial relationship. Finding it within themselves to absorb the blatant disrespect for their love by those they both admire and adore, in the form Iz and Jade. Yet Grip and Bristol somehow manage to form an even tighter bond and rely on one another to help each other realize what to address and what to ignore. I couldn't have respected them more. They are a true team and I was blown away at their pure devotion.
And then when the author gives us Part II, I felt as unprepared for what life would bring Grip and Bristol as they were. Kennedy Ryan never holds back. She wasn't afraid to write about a time when the world suddenly stops for a moment. When you might be living an existence you wish you could change and how you have to dig deep to find the light in the dark. Talk about extraordinary story-telling. What Grip and Bristol endure is as gut-wrenching as it is delicate. They prove once again that in the end, it's the love in it's most purest form that is truly the most potent of saviors. That even through the toughest of times, having that soulmate by your side can slay the toughest of demons.
It it rare that a book literally has it all:
intelligence, deep emotion, well-defined characters and plot, intrigue, humor, heart, combined with a conscience and a consciousness that is timeless and speaks to the soul. Kennedy Ryan has managed this all in one riveting story. It is beautiful, unexpected and magical. Kennedy Ryan turned what could have been a cliche into something so unique and wonderful.
FLOW, GRIP, and STILL must be read and discussed by all who truly love literature. What happens within the pages of this story transcends age, sex, race, social status and time. It is impossible to read Grip and not be deeply affected by the abudance of its exquisite words.
Having FLOW, GRIP, and STILL all in one place makes it a flawless reading experience with so much more to love about #Gripstol.
Top reviews from other countries
I have read many, many romance novels over the years and there are few that take my breath away and my emotions to such an intense level that the story stays with me, the characters become so real that they don’t leave me. STILL, the final book in this trilogy is one of those stories. Over the course of reading the series I have watched as Grip and Bristol’s love developed into something deep, something immeasurable. I thought their story was complete, thought I knew everything I needed to know but I was so very wrong. Flow was a dusting, Grip delved in, explored the issues of race further and gave us an incredible love story. And then, Kennedy Ryan wrote STILL. And, oh my goodness this book. I needed this book; we all needed this book and we didn’t even know it. STILL rummages deep in the foundation of the bond shared between Grip and Bristol. Tests their love, shows us their struggles, their incredible relationship and each and every raw layer that life throws their way. We thought their story was done with GRIP, but seriously it wasn't. STILL is the story we needed about them and didn't even know.
The ethos of the narrative is deeply thought provoking. Ryan once again offers a candid telling treating readers to a story full of heart and the thoughtful exploration of issues that I needed and wanted to know more about, in a sensitive and measured manner. This author showed me perspectives that I had not considered, perspectives that I did not really appreciate until this series and for that I am so very grateful.
Nothing can prepare readers for the emotional fallout, it held my heart in the palm of it's pages. I lost count of the number of times various characters and situations deeply touched my heart. I thought I knew where Kennedy Ryan would take the story, I highly anticipated and looked forward to the exploration of certain themes but I never could have predicted where the author would take me on emotional level with STILL until pivotal moments organically unfolded in the narrative. My heart burst with love and then broke into a million pieces. I sobbed. I was a complete mess. The book hurt so very, very good and had a healing power of the most exquisite nature. I basked in the sheer evocative essence of the storytelling. The narrative and characters sculpted to affect my sensibilities in such a majestic manner. This couple will remain forever in my book heart, their story cemented in my mind. They touched me deeply.
Grip and Bristol are perfection. Their strength and integrity shine through the prose and the growth of their relationship is incredible. I could wax lyrical about them as both individuals and as a couple but my small review will turn into a thesis. The essence of their story is awe-inspiring. Deep. Sexy. Thought provoking. Gut wrenching. A forever-favourite multifaceted contemporary romance that transcends the boundaries of romance stories, goes further than the exploration of important issues. This book is everything. Don’t seek out what STILL is about, don’t worry about the tears people are shedding. This is a story that should be uncovered as the reader turns each page. I basked in the richness of this love story, I relished every second of the emotional ride and hope romance readers everywhere chose to grab this story and immerse themselves in a fictional world full of love, hope and inspiration.
P.S. THE EXTRA STORY IS BRILLIANT AND THE NEWLY WRITTEN CONTENT IS JUST GORGEOUS. KENNEDY NEVER FAILS TO DELIVER! AND THE SUPRISE AUDIO IS SUCH A TREAT!!!!!
Sexual tension like you would not believe.
Prequel to Grip. When Bristol first met Grip.
I want to ride a Ferris wheel and kiss a man who reminds me of caramel. Sweet and delicious.
I have a confession. Something I need to get off my chest. When I read My Soul To Keep etc, I didn't like Bristol and could not for the life of me understand why that lovely talented boy Grip wanted a piece of that!
Kennedy was going to have to use full on persuasion techniques or subliminal messages to get me to like her.
And guess what? I think I like her! I do declare, I actually understand her now. And Grip, I always loved him. Poetic. Talented. Geezer!
I want to have a ride on a Ferris wheel and be kissed at the top. I want to eat the green things (I'm guessing collared greens is like cabbage). I want Grip to write me poems and rap songs.
The message of this book is that we are all just people. Skin colour, wealth, religion, country of origin- none of it matters. What matters is how you treat and respect others. Be kind. Be respectful. Be like Grip.
I'm freshly done. Seconds. Minutes. I don't need to reflect. This is best done raw and real. Tears are still drying on my cheeks.
Never ever did I think the story of Grip and Bristol would take the path that Kennedy took them on. The story of Still isn't an everyday love story, it's a perfect every single day love story. A Love that endures. A Love that survives. A Love that supports, worships. The love that we aspire to. When life deals you the worst hand do you sink or find your lifeline? Grip it, hold it, take strength from it.
Love is love. It transcends race, colour, religion time and time again. Isn't love amazing? Grip and Bristol's love is breathtaking. This isn't a spoiler - you read Flow and Grip, you know it's special.
Still deals with BIG life issues. Racism. White privilege. Family values. Soul deep depression. And God bless Kennedy Ryan she nails every emotion. Could be great research on her part, could be life experience; I know not, but I do know that Still is definitely a fantastic book.
I confess, I didn't think Still would meet the high standards of Grip, but it surpassed my every expectation.
My favourite words:
"A love like ours is only satisfied by forever."
"How can you know something is great unless it's tested? Until then, it's just an assumption. It's a question, but life has a way of answering."
"There's something helpless about truly being in love, the kind of love they write songs about, that inspires poetry and launches ships and wreaks havoc."
"We are all created equal, but it's what we choose to do with what we have that makes us extraordinary."
"Eat. Drink. Dance. Love. It's all better under the stars."
"My love, my life, my heart never left your hands. Always, evermore, even after. Still."
Kennedy Ryan has an amazing talent and a great big heart.
I’m all in for the ride.
Wow what a start to this series.
Very deep with regards to different opinions on culture from two different vantage points. I makes you stop and think.
Wow what a powerful read this is. Flow was the start of the deep storyline and this just goes that step further into the world of mixed relationships and the struggles that come with it from both sides. Sides a lot of us don’t get to see or understand.
What a brilliant series.
STILL is such an emotionally soul gripping book, it faces many evils of life, some with such heartbreaking endings. A real eye opener, brilliantly written.
I truly love every single word, chapter and book in this series. I love the hard stuff, the questions, the answers, the battles, I loved breaking because I knew that their love would put me back together.
Kennedy Ryan wrote a trilogy that not only touched me but imprinted on my very being. She writes tough stuff that a large range of people will never truly understand however it's written perfectly, hauntingly and heart stoppingly real from the very first word to the last.
If you haven't read Kennedy Ryan's novels, you should. Don't take my word for it if you don't want to, but you'll be missing out on something that will stay with you, change you and rock you to the very core.
Throughout their many moments there are struggles, there is love and there is sacrifice.
With a kiss on top of a ferris wheel, a whistle and watch, a book of poems, a necklace, a lyric, a feather, a piggyback ride, snow, a feeling and a love that knows no bounds comes a story that is perfectly imperfect.
It's theirs, it's real, it's Grip and Bris.
Listen to his lyrics, listen to her strength. Undeniable love binds them to one another, protectiveness and honesty with no walls between them form a relationship that can withstand the most tragic of losses.
You will cry, break, feel like your heart is in your throat, and nothing can make it right. However, Kennedy Ryan promised she'd put us back together, piece by piece and she definitely keeps her word.
I cannot rave enough about this series, I cannot express how deeply it rocked me, how their love made me crave more and how through it all I loved every bit, even when I hated what was happening.
It will make your heart stop, beat faster and break.
Grip is determined, real, fighting for what he believes in and loving his prism.
Bris is strong, fiercely protective, curious and loves her some Grip.
This is a work of art, beginning and ending with love, passion and honesty.
I can honestly say Kennedy Ryan blows me away every single time, her voice is unwaveringly needed, undeniably important and writing stories that need to be shared.
Her books are worth every praise and every dollar ❤