Blog Tour & Review – The Close-Up, Kennedy Ryan

August 17, 2022 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

What began as a tiny flame when we were young now threatens to consume us.

The Close-Up, an all-new riveting and emotional Hollywood Renaissance/HOOPS novella from New York Times bestselling author Kennedy Ryan and 1,001 Dark Nights is available now!

I met Nazareth Armstrong when I was eighteen years old. From the beginning, my brother warned me to stay away from him. Told Naz to stay away from me.

Our hearts didn’t listen.

I shared one magical night under the stars with my brother’s rival, thinking it was the start of a once-in-a-lifetime something. But one awful moment ended it all.

Years later when we meet again, we’ve both pursued our dreams, lived a little, found success…but never found love. What began as a tiny flame when we were young now threatens to consume us. I’m more drawn to Naz than ever, but his complicated history with my brother makes whatever this could be…nearly impossible.

But Naz accepts impossible as a dare.

Through his clever maneuvering and dogged determination, I find myself on a yacht with him and his friends cruising through the Mediterranean. It’s a whirlwind set ablaze. Away from reality, surrendering to the tender heat of his touch, I forget that everything could burn.

*This is the love story of Takira, who first appears in Reel, book 1 of the Hollywood Renaissance series. Characters from the HOOPS series also make appearances, but you do not have to read any of those books to enjoy this one.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Close-up is book one point five in the Hollywood Renaissance series by Kennedy Ryan. You don’t have to read book one to enjoy this story, but you definitely should because it’s freaking outstanding. You will also see characters from Kennedy’s Hoops series (also fantastic). Reading this book was like a warm hug. A family reunion. A bright spot on a dark day. I actually teared up during a scene where they were all there. This is Takira and Naz’s story. It’s a second chance romance with everything I love. Fun, humor, sexiness, friendship, family and loyalty. Kennedy is one of the greatest writers I’ve ever had to pleasure to read and this story was just phenomenal. They met when they were eighteen and now it’s twelve years later. They’ve lived, accomplished so many things and now it’s their time. A chance meeting stirs up old feelings and Naz isn’t going to let Kira get away this time. He just needs to prove to her that they are meant to be. Finally. Takira wants to be with Naz, but there are other things at play in her life. She gives herself two weeks with Naz but she knows that will never be enough. These two were just fire! I could feel the heat and love and lust. If you’ve read Kennedy before, you will freaking love it. If you are new to her, welcome to the fan club. Now go read all her books!

About Kennedy Ryan USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Kennedy Ryan and her writings have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Cosmo, TIME, O Mag and many others. A RITA® and Audie® Award winner, Kennedy writes empowered women from all walks of life and centers those who have found themselves perennially on the margins of traditional storytelling. Her Hoops Series (Long Shot, Block Shot and Hook Shot) and All the King’s Men Series (The Kingmaker, The Rebel King and Queen Move) have been optioned for television. An autism mom, Kennedy co-founded LIFT 4 Autism, an annual charitable initiative, and has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for autism families. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son.

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