Holding You Close
Noah & Katie duet #2
Ex-Con Duet Series
Holding You Close is now available on all retailers!
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.
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
There is a definite formula that Kennedy Fox follows in writing these books, so I know what to expect as the story unfolds. But the authors still always do a great job of piecing together a fantastic romantic story with a thread of mystery. And now that I know what the twist is to Noah and Katie’s story, I can’t believe I didn’t piece it together earlier!
I loved the connection between these two childhood best friends, and how that grows as they fall in love. Noah is so great with Katie’s son, Owen, and they really develop a nice relationship themselves. My heart broke for the kid when he asked Noah for the truth about how his father had died, but Noah handled it well and he and Owen had a stronger bond as a result of it. I also really liked the family reconciliations that came about by the end of the book, and there is a great set-up for Everleigh’s forthcoming book with Tyler’s former cellmate, Asher. Oh, and that epilogue from Owen’s POV was adorable!!
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.