Holding You Close; Noah & Katie #2; Ex-Con Duet #4
(#2 within a Duet, #4 within a series)
Publication Date: March 16, 2021
Genre/Tropes: Contemporary/Small Town/Second Chance Romance
Author: Kennedy Fox
Holding You Close just makes me happy! Action, Love, Family, it’s all here.
Beginning with Noah and Katie on the edge of where we left them in book one, we jump right into the action in Holding You Close.
With the mystery of who is still targeting Noah, barely escaping dangerous run-ins, and no actual prospects for the police to arrest all Katie and Noah can do is move forward with their lives and hope the culprit eventually reveals themselves.
What we do get is these two, second chance lovers, really steam up their relationship and (whew) ten years locked away means Noah has some dirty fantasies to make up for.
While Noah and Katie find their new normal, they do it while keeping one eye open for who’s trying to hurt him and ruin their prospect of their happily ever after.
Gemma, Tyler, Everleigh, along with sweet Owen and all of their close family return, along with a few others, if you are familiar with the series, which makes me totally happy. I love this series more and more with each new book addition and I’m looking forward to what happens next in this small town.
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.