Still by Kennedy Ryan

RATING: BUY IT

“Always evermore even after. Still.”

stillWhen I heard that Kennedy Ryan was writing a follow-up story for Bristol + Grip, I knew I needed to clear my calendar the minute that baby landed on my kindle. Their story started in Grip—and the prequel, Flow—and now we get another chance to immerse ourselves in the epic love that is Bristol + Grip in Still.

First and foremost, this is a legendary love story which will live in your heart for years to come.  Grip + Bristol fight adversity at every turn because of their interracial relationship. It is not a new problem for them and is something they will face their entire lives. The way they fight for each other, for their love, is so much a part of their story. Kennedy Ryan writes a love that transcends race, that’s focused on loving who a person is on the inside, and has nothing to do with the color of their skin.

A love that will pull you back from the brink of despair. A love that completely owns you, heart and soul.

Bristol + Grip truly see each other as the love of their life—not as the color of their skin. What they share, the support they give to one another, will get them through their darkest days. We would like to think that we have evolved and that, in the 21st century, racism is not something commonly experienced. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Still, just as Grip did, brings these issues front and center. Entwined in this unforgettable love story is an issue that we see in the news every day—something so important and something every one of us should do our part in — end racism.

This story completely sucked me in and I couldn’t put it down. I cheered for Bristol + Grip, then grabbed a big box of tissues and cried with them. Still opens your eyes to a lot of issues that are still prevalent today, but it also opens them to the magnificent love that these two people have.

Epic love, indeed. Grip + Bristol are easily one of my favorite couples of all time, and Still one of my favorite books of 2017.

As of 09.26.17, Still is available with Kindle Unlimited.

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