Holding You Close by Kennedy Fox


Posted March 16, 2021 in review Tags: , ,

Holding You Close by Kennedy FoxHolding You Close by Kennedy Fox
Pages: 400

Series: Noah and Katie #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC
Also in this series: Pushing You Away
Also by this author: Pushing You Away

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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 CLOSE 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.

The finale of Noah and Katie’s story! Obviously, you MUST read these in order, so make sure you have read Pushing You Away first.

We ended book 1 with a character in the hospital so I was eager to dive back in. Who tried to kill him? How are they going to put an end to it all? Katie and Noah are easy to root for and I was their ride or die when it came to making sure they got their HEA! Owen, Katie’s son, and Noah build a stronger bond in this book and it was great. I hate to use such a cliche phrase, but rollercoaster is the best way to describe your emotions while reading. There are the moments of worry for Noah, passion between Noah and Katie, fatherly love between Noah and Owen, and hatred for some of the townspeople. It will certainly keep your mind off your own worries for a few hours.

This was my first Kennedy Fox duet and I must say I am pleased as punch! There is angst, but it wasn’t too much for my tastes, the devotion between the hero and heroine is rock solid, which I love, and the writing was great.

 

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Conjugal Visits by Lani Lynn Vale, Much Ado About You by Samantha Young, The Wreckage of Us by Brittainy Cherry…then you will probably like Holding You Close!

Holding You Close

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