• Holding You Close

  • Noah & Katie, #2 (Lawton Ridge Duet Series, Book 4)]
  • By: Kennedy Fox
  • Narrated by: Lia Langola, Tor Thom
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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Holding You Close

By: Kennedy Fox
Narrated by: Lia Langola,Tor Thom
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Publisher's summary

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 listened to in order.

©2021 Kennedy Fox (P)2021 Kennedy Fox

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Perfect part 2 to the duet!

The first book left on a cliffhanger and picked right back up where it left off. The story starts a 100 mph and kept going. Noah & Katie had to go through so much to be together and I’m so glad they got their HEA. They are one of my favourite couples from the Kennedy Fox world. We got a fabulous, nail biting setup for the next duet with Archer and Everleigh.

Lia Langola and Tor Thom were fabulous, per the norm. I love Lia’s vocal range and Tor has the prefect gruffy voice.

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What an end

Noah and Katie deserve so much more than what life dealt them. We get to wince, cry, cheer and swoon in this read. Fabulous end of series with an HEA.

The narrator was enjoyable.

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Happily Ever After!

Such a beautiful and loving ending to Noah & Katie's story! the love they have for each other and the people around them is amazing! I shed so many happy tears for the wonderful family they create!

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Katie and Noah’s HEA

I love the ending of this book and seeing Noah and Katie's HEA. This continues after the first book, and while Noah recovers, everyone rallies around him. Katie realizes how much she loves him, and they take some time to spend with each other. Noah and Katie also begins to piece together who is out to hurt them, and is anxious to protect their family.

The audio was awesome, and as usual, Lea Longola and Tor Thom were fantastic. They have narrated so many of Kennedy Fox's books, but each time this duo was refreshing. Loved them!

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Fully loved the end of this duet

If you didn’t already know this is book two in Noah and Katie’s love story. So this picks up right where book one left us. The two are still working out being together and someone doesn’t want Noah to have a second chance. Noah has been in love with Katie since they were younger and now that he finally has his chance with her he isn’t going to give it up easily. Katie is happy to finally have a chance to be with Noah and is afraid someone they know might be trying to take him out. Well written and I loved the characters. It’s always hard to review a book and not give anything away. Now that both are out binge this story you won’t regret it. The narrators are fantastic with these characters.

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Emotional Story with wonderful narration

I was excited for book two in the Noah and Katie duet and I wasn’t disappointed, Holding You Close was everything I expected and so much more. I want to first say please don’t pick this book up without reading the first book in this duet because this picks up right where Pushing You Away finishes, it’s the conclusion to Noah and Katie’s story. This is not just a story this is a journey that will take over your life, it’s a captivating romance that will draw you in and stay with you long after the final words have been read. Noah is in hospital after an attempted assassination and it’s now time to find out who’s behind the attempt on his life. As Noah starts the road to recovery we see him and Katie growing closer and determined to find out who is out to destroy their relationship. I loved joining this couple on their journey, I loved watching them grow closer as they accepted the love they felt for each other. I loved the relationship they shared but what took this romance to another level was the love Noah felt for Owen, it was wonderful to watch him become the father, Owen desperately wanted. This is a duet with all the feels and I highly recommend you one click this gem of a read, it’s a romance with the perfect mix of love, passion and mystery. The narration by Lia Langola and Tor Thom was everything I have come to expect by these talented narrators. They hit every emotion and they really brought the characters and their journey to life.

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Great story and great narration

Holding You Close picks right up where Pushing You away finished so if you haven’t read that book then you need to STOP and read that one first as they must be read in order.

I love friends to lover’s story and this book was just as riveting as their first book. Holding You Close was an entertaining read and is the conclusion to Katie and Noah’s story. It was also one I read through in almost one go as I simply could not put it down.

This is an emotional roller coaster of a read, it is a story that built slowly, with some angst, drama, mystery and suspense; it was well written. Their journey was not without bumps but it was worth it. I freely admit to tears on occasion and I cannot wait for the next book.

The performance by Lia Langola and Tor Thom were spot on for Katie and Noah and they did a good job in expressing the emotions that these characters went through.

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Gah I adore this couple!

Words cannot express my love for this book, and the duet as a whole. But the conclusion of Noah and Katie's duet is everything. With how expressive both Langola and Thom are voicing these characters, the depth was just amplified. I loved the twists and turns in this book as well as the absolutely love between Katie and Noah. This book and duet as a whole, is one of those epic redemption stories and you cannot get enough of it. It was raw and passionate. Secrets exposed and so much more. I adored every moment of it!

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Such a great book!

I loved this continuation of Noah and Katie's story! Some parts gave me The Notebook vibes when it comes to their reconnect and house connection, but with the best HEA! I loved the action bits too, as the attacks on Noah began to unfold. The narration was just perfect for the characters' povs too! My new favorite couple in Lawton Ridge!

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Anything possible when it comes to second chances!

What an ending to Noah Reid and Katie Walker's story! It was filled with so much wondering, determination to get through these mysterious incidents, and of course so much love between the two that you cannot help and want to root them on for a happily ever after. To add the relationship that Katie's son Owen has with Noah will have you feeling the strong bonds growing between the two.

The second chance for more continues to fill with hope and possibilities for a future even after all that is said and revealed. The journey is one that will have you believing that anything can happen if you believe in fate and what is meant to be will be.

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