June 23, 2022 | Posted in:New Release, Review


HOOPS Shorts, a collection of novellas featuring two passionate and heartfelt sports romances in the award-winning HOOPS series from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kennedy Ryan are now available exclusively on Amazon and #FREE in Kindle Unlimited!


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Full-Court Press (formerly appeared in HOOPS Holiday)

Avery + Deck’s Story

Single dad MacKenzie Decker was a question Avery never got to ask, much less answer.

They met when she was a young reporter fueled by ambition, and the ink on Deck’s first NBA contract was barely dry. Years later, they’ve climbed so high and lost so much, but one thing hasn’t changed. The attraction that simmered between them in a locker room before is still there. With success like theirs, everything has been possible . . . except them.

But that was then.

The only question is…what about now?


Fast Break  (formerly appeared in Team Player Anthology 2)

Quinn + Ean’s Story



I was a world-class runner once.

My dreams had wings spun from wind and speed.

Every time out of the blocks was a glorious flight.

But then I crashed and burned.

When I lost my leg, I thought it was the finish line

Little did I know, life was just beginning

Now they call me “America’s Titanium Sweetheart.”

(What can I say? It tested well. LOL)

The life I thought was over is moving so fast.

I have my own gym, a fitness app, a clothing line, and an endless trail of endorsements.

One thing there’s never time for? Love.

One thing I don’t have time for? Games.

Come real, or don’t come at all. In a field full of players, I’m looking for a real one.

Otherwise, I won’t stop.



I had hoops dreams. I wanted to be like Mike, jump like Magic and soar like Dr. J.

But a college injury grounded me. What I thought was game over, actually opened up a whole new world.

Fast forward to now. I’m coaching some of the NBA’s best.

They call me The Machine because I’m obsessed with stats and data, and my near-photographic memory means I remember every play.

I see the court clearly. But I never saw her coming. Quinn Barrow stops me in my tracks.

Pursuing my first championship, there’s been no time for love.

I’m more than willing to chase her, but will she slow down long enough to be caught?

Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Full-Court Press is a sports novella by Kennedy Ryan. Kennedy is one of my favorite authors! She’s extremely talented and everything she writes sings to my soul. This is a novella, but it feels like a full length novel. It’s full of heart, lust, angst, humor and love. Decker is a professional basketball player and Avery is a sports reporter. Decker wants her the first time he meets her, but she needed to protect her career first. When they see each other years later Decker isn’t going to take no for an answer. Avery can run but she can’t hide! Avery and Decker story is sexy, fun and I loved it! Decker is one of my favorite heroes of Kennedy’s! AND…we get extras from Long Shot and Block Shot!


Fast Break is a sexy, fun novella in the Hoops world by the fabulous Kennedy Ryan. Fast Break is Quinn and Ean’s story. Quinn is Banner’s best friend and Ean is the coach of The Waves. Ean is a smart, dedicated coach. He loves his job, numbers and statistics. He’s looking for someone to share his life with and he can’t stop thinking about Quinn, a woman who’s an inspiration to all women, people and athletes. When he gets a chance to actually meet her, he can’t stop himself. He’s nervous and awkward, but he’s not giving up until she says yes. He wants more than one night with her. He wants it all. Quinn has been though so much in her life. Losing her leg, overcoming depression, learning to walk and live again. She can’t trust men. She never knows what they want from her. When Ean keeps showing up and putting himself out there, she can’t help but want more. She’s afraid, but she’s strong. She’s a fighter. And Ean is so sexy! He’s tall, broad, strong and those glasses. Yes, please! This story is fantastic. Yes, it’s a sexy romance, but it’s so much more. Quinn’s story is emotional and inspiring. I really want to get her app! Ean pursues her, but it’s not pushy. He just knows he has to have her. Their story might be short, but it packs the punch of a full length sexy romance novel. And we get to see my man, DECKER, so that was a major bonus!


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