“Powerful, gripping, unflinchingly honest and sensuously gorgeous writing.”
— Kristan Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author
The Kingmaker, the first book in the addicting All The King’s Men Duet, from RITA ® Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan, is available now!
Power. Passion. Betrayal.
Kennedy Ryan delivers the epic first installment of the All the King’s Men Duet.
Raised to rule, bred to lead and weaned on a diet of ruthless ambition.
In a world of haves and have nots, my family has it all, and I want nothing to do with it.
My path takes me far from home and paints me as the black sheep. At odds with my father, I’m determined to build my own empire. I have rules, but Lennix Hunter is the exception to every one of them. From the moment we meet, something sparks between us. But my family stole from hers and my father is the man she hates most. I lied to have her, and will do anything to keep her. Though she tries to hate me, too, the inexorable pull between us will not be denied.
And neither will I.
„When the time is right, I’ll be back for you.”
My mind is completely blown away. Leave it to Kennedy Ryan to shake your world with the beauty of her stories. Every single one of her books leaves a mark on my soul. Calling her a romance writer is such a understatement! This author not only creates some of the most beautiful love stories that I’ve ever read. This amazing woman makes you aware, conveys life wisdom and boldly addresses topics that are not spoken out loud. And as soon as I heard about the upcoming duet from this author, I knew that it wouldn’t be a light read to make the afternoon pleasant. I knew that Mrs. Ryan’s words would once again absorb me completely and that I would never be the same. And that’s what you can expect from reading The Kingmaker. The impact this book carries is deep.
Lennix and Maxim are both extremely passionate about the things they want to achieve. They both want to change the world to make it a better place. Lennix from a young age is the voice of those, who are often ignored. With her stubborn streak and confidence she’s made to do big things and to help people to be heard. Maxim just wants to get from under his father’s thumb and try his best to save this planet. These two young people met in the middle of the chaos, and left unforgettable impression on each other. When they bumped into each other second time, they couldn’t give each other more than a few memorable moments. But when a lie of ommision came out, Lennix didn’t want to have anything to do with Maxim anymore. But she didn’t predict that one of the things Maxim had inherited from his ruthless father was persistence to get what he wants.
This unique love story spans over many years, in which our characters are fulfilling their ambitions and getting successful. But they’re never far from each other’s thoughts. The chemistry that connects Lennix and Maxim is combustible. These two could easily melt your device with the heat they exude. I couldn’t get enough of them!
You need this book in your life. It’s view-changing, astounding and brilliant. Kennedy masterfully combined the beauty of romance with problems that are of world importance. The Kingmaker raises political and ethnicity issues, global warming and empowering women. Ryan uses her talent to make her readers aware of important matters, things that need to be spoken out loud and that need change. She also gives us beautifully written love story that’s captivating and unputdownable. There is no scale that can sufficiently rate this work of art.
Standing ovation, Kennedy.
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“What do you want?”
The look he pours over me is hot oil, burning me even through serviceable layers of cotton. His heated perusal caresses my face, sluices over my breasts and hips, and then pools at my feet.
“Oh, that you won’t ever get again,” I say, my voice a soft, certain promise. “I don’t screw liars. I’m particular that way.”
“Never say never,” he drawls, tilting up my chin with his finger.
He crushes the word between our mouths. It falls apart in the scorching, sweet tangle of lips and teeth. With one hand, he digs his fingers into my hair. The other splays across my lower back, his grip on me almost convulsive, urging me up and closer. I’m in stasis. I’m completely startled by the kiss, unable to respond. I send a desperate message to my brain.
Move. Pull back. Push him away.
But the urgent glide of his hand down my spine to cup my ass melts my thoughts to liquid and they swim in my head. I can’t pull back, and all hope of resistance dissolves when he presses his thumb to my chin, prying me open. He stalks my tongue, hunts down a response, licking and sucking and groaning and growling. His hands tighten on me until I strain up to seek him, yanking his hair, pulling him even closer.
“Dammit, Nix,” he mutters between kisses. His hand wanders down my neck and across my shoulder, and cups my breast, twisting the nipple through flimsy barriers of cotton and lace. He shoves up my skirt, pulling my legs wider, and pushes my panties aside, his fingers invading me. My body remembers this mad craving that claws out of my bones—that wants out. That wants him. Under his rough touch, my body blooms and my hips rock.
“That’s it,” he says, taking my earlobe between his lips.
My head falls back and I moan. It’s so damn good. His touch awakens me. His hands, his kisses bring me to life. It feels like I’m taking my first deep breath since we were last together, and it fills my lungs, seeps into my pores.
“I missed you,” he says, sucking my lips and kissing the corners, quick, hungry. “I’m sorry. Baby, I—”
“Stop talking.” I reach between us to loosen his belt, catching his zipper and dragging it down, dragging him out. “Shut up.”
A RITA® Award Winner and Top 25 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes for women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.
She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.
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