Review: Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan

Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan

Release Date: May 26, 2020


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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Queen Move was not what I expected. At all. I’m not saying this in a bad way, I was expecting a steamy second chance romance with dramatic moments and some angst. This story was so much more than that.

Kimba was an amazing heroine, the star of this story in my opinion. She was strong, feisty, brave and fiercely loyal to her family and friends. Ezra was charming, strong and intelligent. The romance between them was amazing, the true definition of soul mates. Since they were children, there was always a deep connection between them. The glimpses of their past showed how strong their bound was. This story was emotional and beautifully written. There were a few details regarding Ezra’s life in the present that bothered me but I think those details made this story feel so real.

Queen Move was unique and powerful and left me speechless. Almost nothing in it went the way I expected, it was frustrating at times but it was still amazing. In the end, Kimba and Ezra’s journey made a lot of sense. Love is messy. But I still wish Kimba didn’t have to go through so much… She was a fantastic character and I loved her! WHAT A QUEEN! What a journey.


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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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  1. Great review! I’ve had this on my radar for a while now but I still haven’t read anything by Kennedy Ryan (I know, her books are everywhere and so well-loved!), so I’ve been stalling. I’m even more curious about this one now though so I think I’ll add it to my TBR 🙂

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    1. Her writing is amazing. Not all her books are 5 star reads for me, case in point, but there’s a power in her stories… I can’t really explain it, but it kind of stays with you. Her heroines are amazing! I recommend you read The Kingmaker and The Rebel King first. It’s a duet, I think you might enjoy it too. 🙂


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