#NewRelease “Keeping Him” by Kennedy Fox



By Kennedy Fox

Release Day: Sept 20


3 Friend to Lovers CROWNS

While I love Keira and Jackson and the whole Bishop clan, this story fell flat for me. There are moments that I love – the epilogue, the letters, the flashbacks. All perfect. Each delicious moment together, the kind of love they foster is special, the kind of real forever love we hope to find in life, but the journey they take to get their didn’t have the magic I was anticipating.

Keria and Jackson are in the whole series, so I personally felt like I knew a lot about them walking into the story. Still, there is a considerable amount of time devoted to the “before” the wedding moments. I felt like I was reading summaries of the other books a bit with some more information being given from Jackson and Keira’s perspectives. I wanted this before to be shorter and to have more after. I wanted the angst of the fallout from the wedding. I wanted to see them fight to be together.  I know they had been separated for 15 years, but the come together happened a bit too seamlessly for me.

Trent’s character is also unexpected. With how often we see him in the previous books, there should have been some kind of ground work laid about his character. There are tons of instances of foreshadowing in Keeping Him, but it seemed so out of character for what he know of him from the previous books. I would have been completely okay with his change in character if there would have been some type of inclination of what was to come in this book.

Although this book didn’t live up to my personal expectations, the Bishop brothers will, without a doubt, be a favorites series. The family feeling, the simplicity of living and loving also makes my heart warm, and I have truly come to love this family through these four books.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


Jackson Bishop is your typical playboy.

Unpredictable, charming, and overly confident.

Growing up in Texas, the ranch life is all he’s ever known. Horses and late night partying are his lifestyles, and all the local girls know it too. Riding lessons aren’t the only things taught at the stables, and he makes sure clients never leave unsatisfied. Everyone knows Jackson’s a wild card, but not everything is as it seems. He may be a womanizer on the surface, but he’s hiding deep feelings about the one who’s had his heart since he was a teen. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as roping her in and claiming her as his.

Kiera Young is well-known for her sassy nature and outgoing personality. Though she’s one of the best horse trainers in the area, she’s never been able to tame her best friend and the man she’s secretly loved since she was fifteen—Jackson Bishop. She’s waited years for him to confess his true feelings but as time goes on, she decides she’s done waiting. Kiera finally meets a man who promises to give her the world, and when he pops the question, she says yes—knowing they’re both ready to settle down and start a family.

Even if her heart beats for another man.

Jackson’s certain he’s lost Kiera for good and has no one to blame but himself. However, on the day of her wedding, he can’t bring himself to watch the woman he loves walk down the aisle to someone else. Kiera’s already having second thoughts and knows she can’t get married without his support. It’s not until she’s at the altar that she realizes she can’t let Jackson go and will do whatever it takes to keep him—even if it means running out on her own wedding.


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If you’re a fan of swoony alpha heroes, feisty heroines, humorous family dynamics, and witty banter, then you’re going to want to meet the Bishop Brothers! This Southern family loves hard & plays even harder!!


Amazon US | Amazon International | Audio


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About the Authors:

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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