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[Review] The Two of Us by Kennedy Fox


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 Author: Kennedy Fox

 Release Date: May 15, 2020

 Format: eARC

Source: Wildfire Marketing Solutions

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What do you do when the entire nation is on lockdown?

If you’re an heiress to a billion-dollar fashion company, then you quarantine in a glamorous cabin and finish your final semester of NYU online. The best way to focus on her upcoming valedictorian honor is away from her family, classmates, and the paparazzi. Cameron St. James is ready to get out of the big city and head Upstate for seclusion, despite her parents’ pleas to stay home.

What do you do when a pandemic is sweeping the world?

If you’re barely making ends meet, then you isolate yourself in your best friend’s mountain cabin with breathtaking views and no neighbors for miles. It’s the perfect safe place away from three roommates who don’t take the life-threatening epidemic seriously. Elijah Ross is ready to work remotely and focus on his next big promotion, assuming he’ll still have a job after this.

What happens when things don’t go as planned, and you’re stuck with the one person you dislike the most?

You improvise and do whatever it takes to avoid each other, though it proves to be impossible. The cold evenings alone turn into movie and popcorn nights together by the fireplace. Days turn into weeks, and eventually, more than just a friendship blossoms. As the unknown haunts them, they lean on one another for comfort—until someone pops their safety bubble and threatens everything.

The Two of Us is an enemies to lovers, brother’s best friend standalone romance set in the current affairs of history in the making. Though the character’s storyline is fiction, the virus is very real, and we’ve made sure to be sensitive on this topic. (Goodreads)

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Review:

*I received a copy of this book from Wildfire Marketing Solutions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion.*

It’s been a while since I devoured a Kennedy Fox book and oh boy have I missed it. This was as spicy, funny, relatable, and gets your heart racing in many different ways. This would have easily been a one-sitting book if I hadn’t decided to start it at midnight…I did have a couple of VERY late bed times thanks to these two however.

One of my favourite things about Kennedy Fox books is how they manage to write characters with so many different layers to them that there’s always something that I’m able to easily relate to. With Cameron the connection really hit me when she said she fell asleep listening to audiobook that she’s listened to 100 times because the narrator’s voice is so soothing. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone narrated by Jim Dale and Will Patton reading me The Raven Cycle over and over again are the only reason I’m sleeping through all this shit and it’s nice to know I’m not alone…even if Cami is fictional!! Put next to an heiress, Eli was super relatable on a life level. Sure he was lucky enough to have the cabin to go to because of a wealthy friend but that didn’t make work, bills, and life disappear. I also saw a lot of the things similar to my boyfriend in Eli, from the asthma and always having an inhaler around to the constant feast making, which obviously helped endear him to me.  The smallest details make characters wiggle their way into my heart and these two HAD me. Their banter is also cute af and I wish I knew them in real life. 

As for the story line, I really enjoyed the balance they struck with it. The virus was present, real, and dangerous but it didn’t take over the story. A lot of the time I was lost in the little bubble of the cabin internally yelling at Eli and Cameron to JUST BANG ALREADY. Their connection and day-to-day interactions were just so feisty and fun. For a story that was largely confined to taking place just inside this had me turning pages like a speed demon. I don’t want to say too much because spoilers and all that jazz but in true KF fashion they completely threw me for a loop at one point which is why I love them. Overall it was a very balanced story sensitive to the severity of the current state of the world but also shining some light into the darkness.

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I really want to binge-read all the back list I missed while in my reading funk because this reminded me exactly why I love reading Kennedy Fox books so damn much!

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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 & 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 youmany more stories to fall in love with!
Keep up with all their social media platforms for updates & info!

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