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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This is the first book in this duet. It does end in a cliffhanger.
Now, if you've read Liam and Maddie's books, you know who Tyler is and why exactly he was in prison for 5 years. Cough cough, freaking Victoria.
I absolutely love Tyler. He loves hard and fights just as hard. He will do anything to help his friends out. Even risking his own life.
Gemma, I am on the fence about. I like her, but when she's with Robert, I don't.
Robert is a douche to the max! Gemma makes excuses for his behavior. She lets him treat her like a doormat.
There's more I want to say, but it will give things away.
I did have a feeling that something like how this book ends, would happen though. Can't wait to see where it goes.
Release Date: August 13
Conclusion of Tyler & Gemma's Duet!
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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!