Pushing You Away: Noah & Katie #1

· Lawton Ridge Duet Series Book 3 · Kennedy Fox
32 reviews

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I’ve been in love with my childhood best friend for as long as I can remember. We may have shared our deepest, darkest secrets, but I’ve kept that one to myself. 

Though I should’ve admitted how I felt, I’m too late when my cousin moves to our small town and sweeps her off her feet. Now she’s married and off-limits.

When I catch him cheating on his pregnant wife, a fight erupts between us that results in his death. The day I was charged with his murder was the last time I saw her.

After a decade of pushing Katie away, I’m determined to fix what I broke. She wants to pretend I don’t exist, but I see how she looks at me—with the same desire I’ve felt for years. 

PUSHING YOU AWAY is book 1 in the Noah & Katie duet and must be read first.

32 reviews
Meg Ward
February 11, 2021
Do you like sweet and spicy stories, if so I think you'll love this one... Noah is an ex-convict who is still in love with his high-school sweetheart. Katie is a widow and a single mother, who has been pushed away from the love of her life for 10 years. What will happen when Katie finds Noah on her doorstep and someone tries to get revenge? I was hooked from the beginning of this book and couldn't stop reading till the end - yes I devoured it in one sitting! You seriously had me blushing in parts... Noah is an absolute sweetheart and very swoon-worthy, whilst Katie is very strong willed and fiesty (when she wants to be). Why do you guys create such loveable characters?! I liked the way we could see Jerry and Belinda, and Gemma and Tyler's relationships grow throughout this book, I love it when you guys carry on developing the background characters from previous stories! I'm so glad KF are back with my favourite series, I live for these books!
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Jennifer Bemis
February 11, 2021
Noah has got to have the most tender heart....EVER!!! Take a trip back to Lawton Ridge, LA for Noah and Katie's story. They were best friends before tragedy changed all of that. Noah was almost like Katie's own guardian angel which is what lead up to him being sentenced to prison. Katie made many attempts to visit and contact Noah while in jail but he shut her out so she went on with her life as a single mom and tried to get all thoughts of Noah Reid out of her mind. Ten years have gone by and Noah is finally being released and Katie is the first person he wants to see though that want definitely isn't reciprocated by Katie. He has his work cut out for him and he will stop at nothing to rebuild the friendship they once had. The story that ensues of them reminiscing and coming clean of how they felt all those years ago was so touching....seriously it was so tender and heartfelt. Noah doesn't have a bad bone in his body, he is just the absolute sweetest and it is so hard not to fall in love with him. Katie is a headstrong woman who is laser focused on her son and the home she is trying to give them. You can't not want them together. This is the third book in the Ex-Con series and I couldn't wait to dive into it. I tried so hard to pace myself but it just wasn't possible because I had to know what was coming next. There was never a good stopping point in this one. I loved how often Tyler and Gemma pop up along with Everleigh and Jerry. Getting to see a bit more of Jerry and Belinda was another plus for me....they are just so adorable. All I can say now is that I don't know how I will wait a month for the next book to release. Congratulations Kennedy Fox, you have once again given your readers an amazing story
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Jackie Wright
February 13, 2021
Pushing You Away is the first book in Noah & Katie’s duet and this is the second set of books in the Ex Con Duet Series. Katie and Noah are childhood best friends, they grew up together and it was expected they would be together throughout their life but Noah’s cousin Gabe got in before Noah had a chance to let Katie know his feelings and that’s where this tragic story starts. Noah ends up in jail for a tragic accident after confronting Gabe in a bar for having an affair and the consequences of that night leave Katie to raise her son alone..... Fast forward 10 years and Noah is home but like all small towns the only people happy to see him are his father, his sister and her partner so will life ever be the same for the man who has never forgotten his first love and will Katie ever open up to the feelings she still has for the man who stole her heart all those years ago..... This starts off as a tragic, sad, emotional story but as you turn the pages you get to know the characters and I’m sure like me you will be wishing and hoping they find away to get past the past. Pushing You Away touched me on so many levels and this beautifully written first instalment has left me needing book 2, Holding You Close. I understand we won’t be waiting to long for the conclusion to Noah and Katie’s story and honestly it can’t come quick enough. This book tore at my heartstrings as I fell hook, line and sinker for this couple and their families and this book has left me with one of my biggest book hangovers of the year. I highly recommend you one click this must read.
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