Sunny Shelly’s Review: Keeping You Away, by Kennedy Fox


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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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

AH!!! I have been impatiently waiting for Tyler’s story since I read Liam and Maddie’s duet in the Roommates series, and Kennedy Fox did not disappoint!

Keeping You Away — like the rest of these author’s duets — ends on a cliffhanger. And I just KNEW that was how it was going to end! I need the conclusion ASAP! This story stands on its own, but it is set 5 years after Tyler gets out of prison for helping Liam and Maddie. So if you know that backstory, it helps but it is not necessary because the important parts are all defined. (But Liam and Maddie were a great duet, so go read that one if you have the chance!)

The authors do a great job of nailing all the angst both Tyler and Gemma feel with their unresolved feelings. They only dated for about 3 months years ago, but neither one of them had any closure when Tyler left town to see what else was out there, and leaving her has always been his biggest regret. But Gemma is now engaged to be married — but as soon as Tyler returns, it is clear that her fiance isn’t the one she is meant to be with.

I can’t wait to get my hands on the conclusion of this duet! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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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