Holding You Close

Noah & Katie duet #2

Ex-Con Duet Series


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After serving a decade long prison sentence for an accident that resulted in my husbandโ€™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 Iโ€™m willing to play.ย 

Flirting leads to falling between the sheets, and Iโ€™m forced to deal with the guilt of what weโ€™re doing. Viciousness towards Noah runs rampant and while revenge trickles through the streets of Lawton Ridge, I realize thereโ€™s more on the line than just my heart. While Iโ€™m afraid that my son and I will be caught in the crossfire of those who want to hurt Noah, I canโ€™t walk away.ย 

Secrets are revealed and revelations are made, but losing him again isnโ€™t an optionโ€”especially since Iโ€™m pregnant.ย 

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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Meet Kennedy Fox
ย Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed upย under the USA Today pseudonym, ย  Kennedy Fox. They share a love of Hallmark movies, overpriced coffee, and making TikToks.ย When they arenโ€™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 thatโ€™ll make you blush and your heart melt. Happily ever afters guaranteed!
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