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Reel (Hollywood Renaissance, #1)TITLE: Reel by Kennedy Ryan
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Format: Kindle Edition (16 hours, 21 mins)
Published: March 31st, 2020 by Smartypants Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Blurb: 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.
Canon Holt.
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?

This one was so good! Eboni Flower and Jakobi Diem nailed the chemistry of Nevaeh and Cannon. This audiobook was a sensational experience. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to lose myself in the story but I was so wrong.
They did a phenomenal job telling what became another masterpiece by Kennedy Ryan.

The main characters Cannon and Nevaeh were really likeable characters. Career driven, focused and hard working people. They are independent and value loyalty in their friendships. I felt like they were people I could respect and would have been friends with. Genuinely good people.

The best thing about the story for me was decisiveness of the characters. Once they decided they do something, there was a total surrender to what they were feeling. It took away that relationship angst because when Cannon focused on something, he was locked in! That made them better able to weather the storms that came their way.

I felt for Nevaeh and her family situation but I’m glad they eventually mended their relationships. Love has a healing and restorative powers. She needed her family for support.

What I love about Kennedy Ryan is that in addition to her ability to bring epic love stories, she manages to educate the reader about important issues whether it is of a social, medical or even political nature. She does with a subtlety that flows seamlessly with her characters that isn’t preachy.

I am still thinking about this story 2 days later and I can’t to discuss it at bookclub next week. Definitely a top 3 book from Kennedy Ryan.

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