Release Date: March 16, 2021
SYNOPSIS: After serving a decade long prison sentence for an accident that resulted in my husband’s death, Noah Reid returns. Even if he was my childhood best friend and the first man I secretly loved, I refuse to make it easy for him. But the heart never forgets and those old repressed feelings quickly bubble to the surface. Loving him is a dangerous game but one I’m willing to play. Flirting leads to falling between the sheets, and I’m forced to deal with the guilt of what we’re doing. Viciousness towards Noah runs rampant and while revenge trickles through the streets of Lawton Ridge, I realize there’s more on the line than just my heart. While I’m afraid that my son and I will be caught in the crossfire of those who want to hurt Noah, I can’t walk away. Secrets are revealed and revelations are made, but losing him again isn’t an option—especially since I’m pregnant.
HOLDING YOU AWAY is a slow burn, angsty friends to lovers romance with lots of small-town, Southern drama.
It’s book 2 in the Noah & Katie duet and must be read in order.
Check out Book 1: Pushing You Away here!
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✔️Childhood friends… to enemies…to more?
REVIEW: After that cliffhanger, I was so ready for this one. I have been so curious about both Katie and Noah since we got hints about their situation during Tyler and Gemma’s Duet. I knew they’d have a rocky ride! I kind of guessed a lot of what was going to happen, but I was still interested to see what Kennedy Fox was going to do with this one. They definitely did some great foreshadowing in this one and gave us a lot of the aftermath of all the craziness. It was nice to see how these two adapted to all of the things against them after the dust had settled. In true Kennedy Fox fashion, there was the drama, they were steamy times, and there were the awesome friendships. I do love this crazy interconnected group of friends, that’s for sure. Oh, and of course we got little snippets of what Everleigh will be dealing with in her duet with Archer, and man, I do not think I’m ready for the wildness that is her.
Thank you to Kennedy Fox for an eARC in exchange for an honest review!
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The Ex-Con Duet Series is 3 duets all interconnected in the same world
Meet Tyler, Gemma, Noah, Katie, Archer, & Everleigh from Lawton Ridge, Alabama! All of our heroes are ex-con’s and finding their HEA’s after lock up. If you love small-town, Southern romances with a side of drama and humor—this is the series for you!
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Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of Hallmark movies, overpriced coffee, and making TikToks. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day in 2016, they decided to collaborate under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. HEAs guaranteed!
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