Keeping You Away - Kennedy Fox

Keeping You Away

By Kennedy Fox

  • Release Date: 2020-07-16
  • Genre: New Adult Romance
Score: 4.5
From 366 Ratings


The last time I saw my first love was twelve years ago. We fell hard and fast, but it didn’t stop me from leaving. 

I never expected to see her again, but when I move back to my small hometown, there’s no avoiding it—especially since her dad’s my new boss.

The more time we spend together, the more I want a second chance to be the man she deserves. As old sparks resurface, we grow closer. Though she denies she feels the same, I notice the way her body reacts when I’m near.

Gemma isn’t mine—yet—but I’m willing to risk everything for her.

KEEPING YOU AWAY is book 1 in the Tyler & Gemma duet and must be read first.


  • P.O’d

    By mjrb91
    I didn’t realize it’s a cliffhanger. 😡 The story also takes a severe left turn early on in the story as if we should have known all of the backstory. My reaction was, “What!? Where did that come from?” Characters are introduced and not followed up on. Severely disappointed.☹️
  • Keeping you away

    By kiityb
    Story was too dragged out. Worst of all it ends with a cliffhanger, wish I knew from the start😞
  • These characters just keep getting better and better!

    By Samantha B. Sokol
    These characters just keep getting better and better! I was extremely excited when these authors announced Tyler’s story especially after the explosive ending in the last duet involving his character! Reluctantly returning to his hometown after getting out of prison, Tyler isn’t too happy with his circumstances but is trying to move on and fight the urge to get revenge. Part of why he wasn’t happy to return home is how he left things the last time he was there with Gemma. Gemma was absolutely in love with Tyler as a teenager, but wasn’t willing to leave her family behind. Finally moved on and engaged to a new man, her feelings bubble back up to the surface once Tyler returns and even more so when she finds he’s working for her father. The back and forth between these two along with the crazy chemistry had me so eager to see what happens between them! And of course the cliffhanger had me re-read it a few times to not only catch it but sit there stunned! I have so many questions not only with this couple but with Gemma’s brother as well and I can’t wait for Tyler and Gemma to be resolved but also hopefully the next duet involve her brother! I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • Love love loved this!

    By Ashel05
    Welllllll. Tyler’s story! FINALLY! I loved this. 2nd Chance romance meets intrigue! This story picks up when Tyler is released from prison. He heads home to work for his first love’s family business! I cannot wait for the conclusion to this awesome duet! Highly recommend.
  • “Gemma is everything I’ve ever wanted, but don’t deserve.”

    By Romance213
    Keeping You Away” is an amazing book and is the perfect beginning to Kennedy Fox’s new Ex-Con Duet Series. I found it captivating, exciting, and definitely a page turner. From the first page I was fascinated by the story of a man who wanted to start over and the woman he allowed to get away many years ago. I was familiar with Tyler’s character and I was eagerly anticipating his story. Tyler is a complex man who proudly served his country and unfortunately, also served time in prison. He is a true friend, a hard worker and is devoted to his sister, Everleigh. Moving back home was his only option, and Tyler hoped he would be accepted back into the community. His biggest fear was seeing Gemma again. She had always been in his heart, but he knew that forgiveness may not be in the cards for him. Being around Gemma every day would test his patience, his courage and his heart. Tyler wondered if Gemma could ever forgive him, and would he be able to accept that she only wanted to be friends. Can Tyler and Gemma forget about the past or will their memories be too strong to ignore?