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Kennedy Ryan is an American award-winning author of contemporary romance novels centered on heroines, targeting women from all walks of life.

She is married to her long-term lover, and the two have a lovely son.

Kennedy uses her background in journalism to write for charity and non-profits, and is also passionate about writing to educate and create awareness on Autism.

Her works have appeared on Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today, and Modern Mom Magazine, just to mention a few.

She is also the founder and executive director of an organization helping families living with Autism in Atlanta.

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Genres: Contemporary , Romance



  1. Before I Let Go (2022)

All the King's Men Series

  1. The Kingmaker (2019)
  2. The Rebel King (2019)
  3. Queen Move (2020)

Grip Series

  1. Flow (2017)
  2. Grip (2017)
  3. Still (2017)

Hoops Series

  1. Long Shot (2018)
  2. Block Shot (2018)
  3. Hook Shot (2018)
  4. Hoops Holiday (2019)

Soul Series

  1. My Soul to Keep (2015)
  2. Down to My Soul (2016)
  3. Refrain (2016)

The Bennetts Series

  1. When You Are Mine (2014)
  2. Loving You Always (2014)
  3. Be Mine Forever (2015)
  4. Until I'm Yours (2016)

Detailed book overview


Before I Let Go

Their love was supposed to last forever. But when life delivered blow after devastating blow, Yasmen and Josiah Wade found that love alone couldn’t solve or save everything.

It couldn’t save their marriage.

Yasmen wasn’t prepared for how her life fell apart, but she’s is finally starting to find joy again. She and Josiah have found a new rhythm, co-parenting their two kids and running a thriving business together. Yet like magnets, they’re always drawn back to each other, and now they’re beginning to wonder if they’re truly ready to let go of everything they once had.

Soon, one stolen kiss leads to another…and then more. It's hot. It's illicit. It's all good—until old wounds reopen. Is it too late for them to find forever? Or could they even be better, the second time around?

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1538706794
Publisher: Forever

All the King's Men Series

The Kingmaker

 “Power. Desire. Treachery.”

I was brought up to rule and raised with fierce ambition.

In a society full of the wealthy and the impoverished, my family has it all.

I however don’t want to be a part of it.

I leave home, determined to create a path of my own.

I operate by a set of rules.

Lennix Hunter is however my only weakness.

My family however took everything from hers, and she detests my father.

I fed her lies and would do whatever it takes to keep her.

Although she tries hating me, our attraction is too intense.

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1732144347
Publisher: Scribechick Media
The Rebel King

Ambition. Revenge. Love.

I was brought up to resist and raised with a fighter’s spirit.

Survival instincts run through my veins. Giving up is not an option.

Maxim Cade wanted me to fully submit my body and heart. I however had other things in mind.

Our attraction was fierce and burned vigorously.

However, the man I trusted fully was a fraud: a swindler who ran away with my heart.

If the passion we shared was fake, why did it feel so real?

The guy I vowed to despise will have it all, and wants me to be with him.

Things are however never that easy.

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1732144354
Publisher: Scribechick Media
Queen Move

The boy I always thought would be mine has now become the man I want but can’t have.

Even at six months old, Ezra Stern and I were always together.

While teenagers we shared out first kiss together.

It was one awkward, wet and memorable moment of my teenagehood.

Our two families were as close as can be.

Two decades later, my shy childhood best friend, who people barely notice, now can’t be ignored.

He is sharper, ferocious and more refined.

He also belongs to somebody else.

When we cross paths again, several things prevent us from being together.

But the far we’ve come, there’s no giving up.

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1952457036
Publisher: Blue Box Press

Grip Series


In less than a decade, Marlon James will be one of the most promising figures in the music industry.

He will have a strong and practical manager named Bristol Gray.

But before then, they will cross paths.

She is a struggling college student still trying to figure out what she wants, while he is an artist with a fiery ambition to succeed.

These two individuals couldn’t be any different that they already were, yet the things that could have torn them apart, glues them together.

Although they make a promising start, what does fate have planned for them?

Beautiful memories will haunt Grip & Bristol for the longest time.

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1544073668
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Some forces cannot be resisted. Some fights cannot be won.

Trust me, I’m speaking from experience. It’s something I’ve done for the longest time.

Though I don’t have a musical ability, I’m quite good at spotting talented individuals.

And Marlon James is as talented as they come.

Many years ago, we made some beautiful memories.

Although I promised myself that I’ll never think about those memories, the heart wants what it wants.

He is on the brink of incredible fame. He’ll finally fulfill his dreams.

I, on the other hand, am his manager.

Although I’m passionate about my job, my heart wants to cling onto those beautiful memories.

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1544073392
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

I will always be there for you no matter what.

A ride or die, you can always put your trust in me.

Those are the kinds of promises that people make: the vows we pledge to live by.

Although emotions dictate one thing, life always brings back reality in the harshest of ways.

It will remove us from a world of fantasy and send us plunging into reality, putting our faith to the ultimate test.

Love floating is a beautiful thing, but when subjected to tests, it forms the cornerstone of a relationship.

The love that Grip and Bristol shared was intense.

But would they survive when their love is tested?

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1976555985
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Hoops Series

Long Shot

If you think you know what it means to be in a relationship with someone in the NBA, then you’re terribly mistaken.
My experience is nothing close to a fairy tale.
In fact, it’s a happily never after.
I fell in love with a knight in shining armor. Only that he wasn’t a knight, but an imposter.
But now there’s someone else in the picture: the one and only August West.
He is among the headlines stars in the NBA.
August is talented, rich and forbidden.
Although we crave for each other, my imposter knight won’t allow me to find happiness.

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1732144309
Publisher: Scribechick Media
Block Shot

If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales gave me heebie-jeebies, I’d be rich.
But if I had a dollar for every time she humbled me, I would be filthy rich.
Her fury simply turns me on.
I never take no for an answer. How else did I become an accomplished sports agent?
When they said rich men don’t end up getting what they desire, they meant the clueless ones.
Jared Foster shattered my heart once.
And it will never happen again.
I’ve made a name for myself in a male-dominated field.
He thinks he’ll get another chance.
Not on my watch.

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1732144316
Publisher: Scribechick Media
Hook Shot

Being cheated on can crush a man.
A divorced single dad; I’m traded to a terrible team.
Still hurting from my previous relationship, the last thing I need is a distraction like Lotus DuPree.
An utterly irresistible woman, I haven’t stopped thinking about her since me met.
Although I vowed to never open up to a woman again, Lo seems like the kind of woman to heal my broken heart.
Kenan Ross stormed into my life and turned my world on its head.
I’m still under construction, and have no room for a man in my life.
But he seems right for me.
Should I give him a chance?

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1732144330
Publisher: Scribechick Media
Hoops Holiday

 “An athlete, a journalist and another chance at love.”

When Avery and MacKenzie Decker crossed paths, she was a young and ambitious reporter while he had just signed his first NBA contract.

Years later, they both became accomplished in their respective fields.

Climbing up the road of success however came at a huge price.

However, despite losing much along the way, the one thing that they never lost was their intense chemistry.

Given the much they have accomplished, nothing is impossible—except being together.

But that was way back.

Do they now stand a second chance to live happily ever after?

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1732144323
Publisher: Scribechick Media

Soul Series

My Soul to Keep

Nothing meant more to me than music and my mom.
So when she departed, music is all I had.
It is music that inspired me to leave rural Georgia for the bustling Los Angeles.
Now that I’m finally making a name for myself, falling for one of the hottest things in music is a luxury that I can’t afford.
Music has always been the most important thing in my life.
Born with the musical ability, it has helped me achieve things that people only dream of.
I thought it was the only thing I needed, until I met Kai.

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1519135452
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Down to My Soul

She never had my ring.
We never exchanged our vows in front of a vicar.
The only vows we had were the ones that our bodies made.
Our souls became one. She was mine and I was hers—until I messed up.
As such, everything I do every single day is aimed at righting my wrongs.
And I’ll win her over.

Mine is a tale of shattered promises.
Things ended between Rhys and me when he messed up.
Even if I decide to let go of the bitterness I have, something from my past will still return to haunt us.

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1530629183
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

People yearn to find true love: a love so pure that when you find it, it feels like it has been there all along, just waiting for the right person to overwhelm your heart.

Not many can claim to have found this kind of love.

However, for Rhyson Gray and Kai Pearson, happily ever after was just the start.

One of the most beloved rock icons on the globe and one of the finest promising stars decide to start a life together.

Sometimes it’s filled with beautiful nights, but on most days, it’s all about the spotlight.

The road is isolated yet the work is hard.

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1536967104
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

The Bennetts Series

When You Are Mine

Kerris Moreton is a survivor.

Raised in numerous foster homes, she learnt how to adapt from a very early age.

Now on the verge of starting her business and accepting a marriage proposal, Kerris is ready to start the kind of life that she had always dreamed of.

If only she had an intense chemistry with her future fiancé, Cam.

Walsh Bennett enjoys financial freedom, being one of the most desirable bachelors in the East Coast.

Although he is always swarmed by women, one particular woman has drawn his attention.

Sweet and beautiful, Kerris is like the perfect woman for him.

If only she wasn’t his best friend’s girl…

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1455556823
Publisher: Forever Yours
Loving You Always

Now with a thriving business and on the brink of starting a family, Kerris Moreton is finally about to fulfill everything that she has always dreamed of.

The only problem is that her dream man, the one with piercing green eyes, doesn’t belong to her.

With every stolen moment she spends with Walsh Bennett, Kerris is given a sharp reminder of exactly what she is missing.

And with each passing time, it becomes increasingly harder to envision her future without him.

But Kerris made a sacred vow that she would never break.

However, where will her loyalty lie when disaster strikes?

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1455556847
Publisher: Forever Yours
Be Mine Forever

Jo Walsh has always had feelings for Cameron Mitchell.
Whether a big part of her life or not, the brooding artist has always had a huge crush on Cam.
Finally ready to open up about his feelings, Jo is ready to prove his love
But will she accept him?
How do you just let your soul mate walk away?
Regardless of how much Jo decides to avoid him, he just can’t resist her.
Just when she thinks she is beginning to figure him out, his past returns to haunt them.
Although she wants to let him go, Jo’s heart will get what it wants.

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1455556878
Publisher: Forever Yours
Until I'm Yours

There are many assumptions about supermodel Sofie Baston.
Labeled a “bitch” and a “mean girl”, she is nothing like those names.
While doing something for her dad, she crosses paths with a handsome, sweet and gigantic guy.
Will he however give her a chance once he discovers her darkest secret?
Sofie is a mystery that Trevor Bishop would love to unravel.
But despite her tough outward appearance, Sofie has been wounded several times.
So when the influential and vicious man who shattered her returns to haunt her, will Trevor help her glue together the broken pieces?
Or will he take off?

Author: Kennedy Ryan
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1455537518
Publisher: Forever Yours