Title: Truly Mine
Author: Kennedy Fox
Series: Mason and Sophie Duet #1 (Roommate series #3)
Genre: Adult contemporary romance
Release Date: August 13th, 2019
Source: E-galley from Wildfire Marketing Solutions which did not influence my opinion
My rating: 5 stars
This is a friends-to-lovers roommate romance filled with drama, suspense, and, of course, plenty of angsty slow burn goodness you’ve come to expect in a Kennedy Fox book!
Truly Mine, Book 1
The night we met in the dimly lit bar, she looked like a brunette bombshell, and I wanted to learn her deepest secrets. With sun-kissed skin and soulful bedroom eyes, she was pure temptation, and I was mesmerized.
As one drink led to two, I craved more of her playful banter and taunting lips. Resisting her wasn’t an option, and we quickly became a desperate mess of tangled limbs and hot kisses. She tasted like the sweetest sin, and I was no saint.
Once we caught our breaths, and it became obvious that meeting her wasn’t a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs.
Friends. It’s all we can ever be.
After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I want to pull her close. Sophie’s on my mind more than ever as my instincts to protect her take over. Regardless of my attempts to help, she pushes me away and makes it clear she doesn’t need me.
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her I’m the good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend and I start throwing punches.
And ends when I’m arrested for his murder.
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I was so excited to get back to find out what Mason and Sophie’s story would be. We were left at the end of Hunter and Lennon’s duet with a bit of a shocker that made me need this book right then! Alas, I had to wait until it came out, and I devoured the story, reading every chance I had to so that I could see what would happen. Now, my one complaint is that there was a lot of jumping around in the first half that made it a bit hard to really grab on and get back into our characters that I was so excited to be with. And Mason left me a bit irritated at first with how he was being so off with Sophie and not even giving them a chance, after their hot bathroom encounter at the beginning.
But this story started off with a bang and ended with another cliffhanger! Which I knew was coming, it’s how the first two books were. Once we got past all the jumping around, we were able to really get into the story with Mason and Sophie and start following them, wondering what it would take to convince Mason he should let go of his past and give Sophie and his connection a chance. This is definitely a roommate series, because they do all end up as roommates again. Only unlike the first duet, there isn’t any love coming from the third roommate, Liam, other than friendship. I love the relationship with all these friends. They are really great together, and there for each other.
I can’t give anything away about the cliffhanger and some of the things that happen right before it all goes down, but just know that if you enjoyed the first duet, you’ll like this book too, but the drama is from a completely different type of situation, wrapping around in a way that echoes back to how this one started. Now I’m on pins and needles for book 2!
Truly Yours, Book 2
Releasing: September 10th
I knew within moments of meeting Mason Holt that he would change my life forever.
I just didn’t realize how much.
As my world spirals out of control, he continues to stay by my side, protecting and taking care of me.
Being just friends is all he’s been able to offer, that is until both of our lives are threatened. Now that our relationship is blossoming into something more, I can’t be what he needs even if I wished I could.
Bad timing strikes again.
When I think we can finally be together, someone threatens to tear us apart. I’m not the same girl Mason met three years ago, but I’m determined to fight for what I’ve always wanted…him.
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Meet Kennedy Fox:
Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of Hallmark movies and overpriced coffee. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate under a pseudonym 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, quirky, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! They’re looking forward to bringing you many more stories to fall in love with!
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