Keeping You Away by Kennedy Fox


Tyler & Gemma Duet Book 1 / Ex-Con Duet Series, #1

By Kennedy Fox

Release Date: July 16


I never planned on returning to Alabama, but circumstances brought me here after years of being gone. Though Lawton Ridge is my hometown, I was hesitant to go back because of her —my sister’s best friend. The last time we were together, she was eighteen, and I was a broken soldier transitioning to civilian life.

Gemma wrote to me while I was overseas and we developed a bond I hadn’t anticipated. I crushed her heart the day I left, something I’ve never forgotten. But now that her dad is my new boss, life just got way more complicated.

Too sweet, too innocent, too good for a guy like me—I should walk away again.

After serving five years in prison for something I didn’t do, I trust no one, but Gemma gradually breaks down my walls and exposes the pain I’ve hidden underneath. For her own sake, I should keep my distance, but it’s nearly impossible when I hear her sweet humming while I work and she slowly draws me back in. It’s a battle I didn’t train for, and one I’ll lose if I don’t keep my restraint—especially since she’s engaged to another man.

Keeping You Away is a slow-burn, angsty romance wrapped up in an intense love story. It’s book 1 in the Tyler & Gemma duet & must be read first.

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Keeping You Away by Kennedy Fox
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story packs a punch. I think for me it was the circumstances from the past more than what was happening in the here and now, but also because the here and now is just the beginning of their story. As it goes with most duets, the first book tends to lay the foundation down for the real story/journey that will happen in the second half. If you’re a fan of this author duet, then you probably remember Tyler from the Always Mine/Yours duet that released earlier this year. I’m a fan LOL so I remember. The shared history that Tyler and Gemma have made me emotional. I feel it’s a poignant history and these ladies unfolded this story so far, very well. I wanted it to keep going. I was upset we actually had to stop and pause and even more wait, WHAT? at the pause/end of this installment! I mean …….

I’ve been a fan of this author duo for quite a while. There are a bunch of their books that don’t have reviews by me but that’s only because when I put just my reader cap on and not my blogger cap, I tend to get lost in just reading and forget to review LOL So I’ve read a ton of their work and I’m comfortable saying these ladies are always a good investment of your time! #trust

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Needing You Close release date: August 13th

Book 2 in the Tyler & Gemma duet 

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Meet Kennedy Fox:

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of Hallmark movies & overpriced coffee. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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