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Reel by Kennedy Ryan
Published by Scribechick Media, LLC on June 8th, 2021
Genres: African American, Romance, Women's Fiction
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Award-Winning Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kennedy Ryan launches a brand-new series with a Hollywood tale of wild ambition, artistic obsession, and unrelenting love.
One moment in the spotlight . . .
For months I stood by, an understudy waiting in the wings, preparing for my time to shine.
I never imagined he would watch in the audience that night.
Famous film director. Fascinating. Talented. Fine
Before I could catch my breath, everything changed. I went from backstage Broadway to center stage Hollywood.
From being unknown, to my name, Neevah Saint, on everyone’s lips.
Canon casts me in a star-studded Harlem Renaissance biopic, catapulting me into another stratosphere.
But stars shine brightest in the dead of night.
Forbidden attraction, scandal and circumstances beyond my control jeopardize my dream.
Could this one shot—the role of a lifetime, the love of a lifetime—cost me everything?
I’m back… I think for good this time with a new review in almost a year on this here blog.
Let’s discuss Kennedy Ryan’s latest novel, Reel! Baby, we got a lot to talk about.
Reel is a bulldozer, and I mean that in the most glowing way possible.
It bulldozes through your feelings – you will laugh, you will cry. It will spark many moments of pure joy and ambition and other moments of sheer heartbreak and anger.
I shed quite a few tears reading this book. And quotables? This book has them by the dozen.
“Boy, we all gonna die. Question is, how did you live? Did you live or just wait for death to come? Not me. I ain’t waiting for nothing.”
Reel is a story about art: the type we create, the type we love, the type we fight so hard to make when it’s real and it’s true.
Yes, Canon and Neevah are the corner stone, the driving force of the book, so to speak, but the art? That’s the heart of the book. That’s the soul.
Canon and Neevah both give everything they are to what they love and making this brilliant biopic is no different. Along the way; they not only find the truth in the story they are creating but the truth in who they are and what they mean to each other. Colton and Neevah both bulldoze their way to their end goals; whether intentional or not – whether it’s for the story, for their love, or for their life.
Reel is also a story about living, the choices we make, the stories we tell, and the love we give and receive.
Chile, read this book. You’ll love it.