Pushing You Away by Kennedy Fox

4 STARS!

Release Date: February 16, 2021

SYNOPSIS: I’ve been in love with my best friend Katie Walker for as long as I can remember. We may have shared our deepest, darkest secrets but that one I’ve kept to myself. Before I got the courage to confess my true feelings, my cousin Gabe moved to town and swept Katie off her feet. I should’ve admitted how I felt but I couldn’t—especially once they got married.
When I caught Gabe cheating on his pregnant wife, I snapped. A deadly fight erupted and before I could comprehend what happened, I was charged with his murder and sent to prison. The day I’m released, I go straight to Katie’s house. But after pushing her away for a decade while I was behind bars—she slams the door in my face—wanting nothing to do with me. While she’s determined to pretend I don’t exist, this time I’m not going anywhere. 


PUSHING YOU AWAY is a slow burn, angsty friends to lovers romance with lots of small-town, Southern drama.
This is book 1 in the Noah & Katie duet and must be read in order.


IF YOU LOVE:
✔️Childhood friends… to enemies…to more?
✔️Single parent
✔️Small-town drama
✔️Suspense
✔️Hero redemption


REVIEW: As per usual, I NEED book 2 right this minute. Luckily, Kennedy Fox never makes us wait long. Book 2: Holding You Close comes out on March 16th. Okay, back to this book. I love Noah. I have been so curious about both Katie and Noah since we get hints about their situation during Tyler and Gemma’s Duet. They sure do have a lot of cards stacked against them with what has happened in the past! And then there’s the current drama bringing that romantic suspense aspect into the picture. In true Kennedy Fox fashion, they gave us a ton of little details within that damn cliffhanger they leave us with. I am picking up what is going on with this one and I am looking forward to seeing how it unfolds and all the details come together. I’m definitely rooting for these two!

Thank you to Kennedy Fox for an eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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The Ex-Con Duet Series is 3 duets all interconnected in the same world 💗 
Meet Tyler, Gemma, Noah, Katie, Archer, & Everleigh from Lawton Ridge, Alabama! All of our heroes are ex-con’s and finding their HEA’s after lock up. If you love small-town, Southern romances with a side of drama and humor—this is the series for you!

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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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The Best of Us by Kennedy Fox

4.5 STARS!

Release Date: December 1, 2020

SYNOPSIS: What happens when the biggest blizzard of the year hits and you’re trapped in a cabin with your best friend’s brother? You take every opportunity to spend time together and make him fall in love with you.

The Best of Us is a best friend’s brother, opposites attract, and snowed-in together standalone romance. The second book of the Love in Isolation Series.

REVIEW: I’ve been looking forward to this one since reading The Two of Us, which I absolutely adored! While that one took place during the pandemic, this one takes place afterward when a vaccine is available. I think what I like about these books is the impact of a pandemic is very realistically portrayed–which I think we can all connect to right now. Ryan was such an interesting character and not what I was expecting after meeting his sister Cami in book 1. Ryan is a doctor and worked during the pandemic. That and his wealthy family impact who he is and how he’s coping during this book. Kendall handles what Ryan throws at her pretty well, even though she’s obviously had a thing for him for a long time. This was such a journey for these two, with lots and lots of steamy moments. They are definitely NOT lacking chemistry! It was fun to see little bits of Cami and Eli as well. I’m excited to see what comes next in this series.

Thank you to Kennedy Fox and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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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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Needing You Close by Kennedy Fox

5 STARS!

Release Date: August 13, 2020

SYNOPSIS: I never expected to see my first love again after he left me twelve years ago. Though I’ve moved on, working with Tyler is no easy task—especially when he focuses his bedroom eyes on me. Flirting with the past is like playing with fire, and considering I’m engaged, I’m bound to get burned. When the man I promised to marry reveals he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing, I run to the safety of Tyler’s strong arms. As we grow closer, so do our feelings. Threats and ultimatums are made, and the revelation of the truth is enough to bring me to my knees. I’ll do whatever it takes to protect my family, even if it means shredding my heart. Too dangerous, too unpredictable, too risky to handle alone—we need each other now more than ever. After our world nearly collapses, there’s nothing left to do but take it back. Tyler and I team up to destroy the people who are determined to ruin our second chance at a happily ever after. Though our love is undeniable, I just hope it’s enough. We’ll fight until the end to be together—regardless of who tries to get in our way.

NEEDING YOU CLOSE is a slow-burn, angsty romance wrapped up in an intense love story. It’s book 2 in the Tyler & Gemma duet and must be read in order.

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REVIEW: This is why I make an exception to my “no duets” rule for Kennedy Fox! I love shorter books where I get to the HEA sooner, but this one was great. It is so fun seeing Maddie and Liam from the Roommates series in this one too! Gemma and Tyler just have this chemistry that I couldn’t get enough of in these books. Also, I’m just such a Tyler fan. He is loyal and caring and total book boyfriend material. We get this glimpse of Gemma and Tyler together in the beginning of the first book, but they were both so young. This book introduces us to adult Tyler and Gemma’s relationship and it is a great one. They just love each other so much! Everything about them just made me so invested in the story.

Between the reappearance of Victoria, and Gemma’s crazy ex-fiancé, I knew the usual Kennedy Fox drama was coming. And come it did. In the last quarter of this book SO much happened! I freakin’ love the wild ride and I cannot wait for the rest of this Ex-Con Series! Thank you to Kennedy Fox and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for the eARC in exchange for an honest review! 

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The Ex-Con Duet Series is 3 duets all interconnected in the same world 💗 
Meet Tyler, Gemma, Noah, Katie, Archer, & Everleigh from Lawton Ridge, Alabama! All of our heroes are ex-con’s and finding their HEA’s after lock up. If you love small-town, Southern romances with a side of drama and humor—this is the series for you!

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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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Keeping You Away by Kennedy Fox

5 STARS

Release Date: July 16, 2020

SYNOPSIS: 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.


REVIEW: When I first read about Tyler in Liam and Maddie’s duet (Always Mine and Always Yours), I fell for how selfless he was in support of his friends. I love the friendship he builds with Maddie and I was beyond excited to get Tyler’s story! Lucky, Kennedy Fox did not disappoint with the first half, which means I’m dying for the second book in the duet, Keeping You Close (thankfully it’s coming August 13th). The way Gemma and Tyler fell for each other when they were younger is so Tyler–I’m seriously in love with him as a leading male, he’s not perfect, but he’s really caring. Their journey was so sweet and I just wanted them to be happy together, but we all know that’s not how life works. Which is why we get some amazing second-chance romances like this one.

A big reason why I thoroughly enjoy Kennedy Fox books, is that I often have a long/hate relationship with the characters. During this book I wanted to scream at Gemma, which is why she’s lucky to have Everleigh–the best listener ever–as a friend (I really wish Everleigh was my friend and I cannot wait for the third duet when we get her story). So while I’m over here as the reader with all the knowledge from both POVs, I can’t help but be frustrated with the characters, while at the same time rooting for them and anticipating when they will figure it all out. This is why I’m so invested in these books. BUT WAIT, there is also the fact that Kennedy Fox always finds a way to throw in some drama/danger to really spice the story up. I seriously love every moment of it. And that ending! I am not ready for Keeping You Close, but I NEED IT NOW!

Thank you to Kennedy Fox and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR DUO

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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Check out some of my favorite Kennedy Fox Books:

The Roommate Duet Series

Hunter & Lennon Duet: Baby Mine & Baby Yours
Mason & Sophie Duet: Truly Mine & Truly Yours
Liam & Maddie Duet: Always Mine & Always Yours

Click here for my review: The Two of Us