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Review & New Release: Keeping You Away by Kennedy Fox (Ex Con series #1)



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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After meeting Tyler Blackwood in the roommate duet of Liam & Madelyn, I was desperate for a story on him. Keeping You Away finally gives it to us!

After spending the last 5 years in prison for a crime he’s been framed for, Tyler just wants to get his life back on track. What better place to do it than the small town he left 12 years ago?

Tyler knows how the rumor mill works in towns like this, he’s ready for the glances and odd looks. What he isn’t ready for is to face Gemma, the first girl he truly loved. Especially not with a ring on her finger.

After Tyler left, Gemma spent her years waiting and trying to pick up the pieces of her heart. She meets a wealthy older man who could provide a life for her they her dad has always wanted. Gemma seems to love him and is finally ready to set a date, but when Tyler swoops back in he has Gemma questioning everything she feels.

12 years may have gone by but the moment Tyler and Gemma get into a room together you feel the sparks and connection they shared all those years ago. Gemma and Tyler both know it, but they fight their connection and dance around all of the unresolved feelings they’ve harbored. Gemma’s heart says one thing and her head another.

They try to keep their distance but as work and small town life keep pushing them back together it becomes hard to fight their insane attraction. One will give in, but at what cost?

This books was filled with lots of angst and suspense. The “will they won’t they” was eating at me just waiting for the moment. While It ends in a twisty cliffhanger, it only makes the story that more

interesting.I knew something dark was bound to make an appearance but it certainly didn’t happen how I expected! I can’t wait to see how things play out for Tyler and Gemma

4/5 stars

Needing You Close
Release Date: August 13


Conclusion of Tyler & Gemma’s Duet!





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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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