Queen Move

· Blue Box Press
35 reviews

About this ebook

From Wall Street JournalUSA Today Bestselling and RITA® Award-winning Author Kennedy Ryan, comes a captivating second chance romance like only she can deliver...

The boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can't have…


Dig a little and you'll find photos of me in the bathtub with Ezra Stern.

Get your mind out of the gutter. We were six months old.

Pry and one of us might confess we saved our first kiss for each other. The most clumsy, wet, sloppy . . . spectacular thirty seconds of my adolescence.

Get into our business and you'll see two families, closer than blood, torn apart in an instant.

Twenty years later, my "awkward duckling" best friend from childhood, the boy no one noticed, is a man no one can ignore.

Finer. Fiercer. Smarter. 


Tell me it's wrong. 

Tell me the boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can’t have. 

When we find each other again, everything stands in our way--secrets, lies, promises.

But we didn't come this far to give up now. 

And I know just the move to make if I want to make him mine.

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35 reviews
Karen Gagnon
May 26, 2020
♛ Queen Move is a beautiful and compelling second chance romance that captured my heart from the very start! Ryan created a unique and thoughtful love story that deeply touched every emotion. Kimba and Ezra's story starts with their mothers. Ezra's mom and dad moved to Atlanta from NY and she felt alone with a new baby. Kimba's mom befriended her and their families became very close. Kimba and Ezra grew up together, supporting each other thru their awkward stages and mis-steps, strengthening each other. Just when they knew they loved each other more than friends, their families had a falling out. Ezras's family moved and they were out of touch for two decades. When they have a chance meeting, they instantly know their childhood closeness never died, it was just waiting for them to find each other again. But life and love is messy. They both have complications in their lives that don't make it easy to act on their hearts desires. But they are both strong, supportive, and patient to help each other accomplish what they need too so they can hopefully find their way back to each other for good. I admire Kimba for all her passion and commitment to helping others by way of the political arena. I loved how Ezra saw how strong and powerful Kimba was, but also knew she needed a safe place to let her guard down. He is so swoony in not only his sexy strong silent alpha way, but also in his sweet relationship with his son, and how he helps the kids at his school. They are so perfect together, with a soul deep passion and love. Ryan is expert at creating such rich characters, and portraying their lives and relationships with such compassion and honesty. This is a beautiful, and passionate story about perseverance, love, loyalty,and family, with a currency that will resonate, and spark your imagination. It is an incredibly powerful and awe-inspiring romance that will leave you breathless, and believing in soul mates.
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Up All Night
May 31, 2020
5 Queen Stars Review by Lisa Late Night Support Group Up All Night With Books Blog Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan is just that a queen move in her writing. What I absolutely love about reading Kennedy Ryan's stories is the depth of them and Queen Move does not fail. There is so much heritage in this story that I felt all the feels that Kimba was going through. The depth and connections made is like I have never read before. This story is of Kimba and Ezra, who we meet Kimba in the All the King's Men duet and is Lennox's best friend and business partner. You don't need to read All The Kings Men duet to read Queen Move but it will be much more enjoyable if you do. Kimba is at a point in her life where she needs to make life-changing decisions that can't be taken lightly. But when she crosses path with the boy she grew up and then disappears for 20 years, her world is tipped upside down and washed around. Kimba and Ezra are at pivotal points in their lives. Still trying to reach that point of fulfillment. And even though their connection is chart stopping, life has other plans for them. Ryan takes us back and forth from the past to the present and they are remarkable. The connections and chemistry that she builds throughout this story just flies off the pages. The depth of her words and history of cultures and weaving them together has produced one of my absolute favorite stories by her. What can I say about this story but, it's brilliantly written.
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May 26, 2020
Queen Move is a gorgeous second chance love story with heart, soul, and power all encased in a beautifully flowing, hypnotic romance that totally captured my heart. The story unfolds layers of carefully crafted lyrical words with substance and a swoon worthy story arc that breathes life into characters to admire and love. Kennedy Ryan is adept at producing strong, empowered heroines with grit, fight, strength, power, and determination and Kimba, the heroine at the heart of this love story, ticks all of the aforementioned character traits in a big way and more. Principled, loyal, driven, ambitious, and loving. She is beautiful both inside and out and is matched perfectly by Ezra. Gorgeous EZRA..... #sigh: the strong, silent type. The type of man who will come and put his arms around you and tell you everything is going to be okay. The type of man who will give you room to breathe and celebrate your achievements. I absolutely fell in love with him and was totally rooting for Kimba and Ezra as a couple. Their story is not straightforward; their road has twists and turns and is messy in places but Kennedy Ryan effortlessly unpicks all the real-life issues with ease creating a rich and passionate world inhabited by extremely well-developed protagonists whom I wholeheartedly believed in. In addition, the wider cast of credible and engaging characters add breadth and depth to the narrative enhancing the story arc and the depiction of the main characters. As soon as I read the prologue, I knew that, ‘Queen Move,’ would be special simply because of the second chance love aspect and the visceral connection I felt between the main protagonists. Honestly, it offers the reader beauty in abundance. ♡ It is the epitome of a second chance love story. I was hooked and have read and reread and chatted about these amazing characters and their story and loved every single moment. Inspirational in so many ways; I always learn something from a Kennedy novel and I always feel better for having read her words. I always feel like I am reading about real people. They become three dimensional, alive on the page and that is an incredible talent to have. Kimba and Ezra are amazing and their story is one you will want to experience.
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