RELEASE REVIEW: Truly Yours by Kennedy Fox

Truly Yours, the anticipated conclusion of Mason & Sophie’s story is here from Kennedy Fox! 

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!

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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My Review

I have to admit…I went into Truly Yours with more than a little bit of trepidation. I knew with the issues of timing and conflicting emotions as well as the mental and physical scars that were fighting to control one or the other that a happily ever after for Mason and Sophie would be one hell of a battle, and as much as I would like to say that I always held out hope that these two would find the right time…would find a way past the pain and anguish…would fully heal in order to give themselves completely over to one another, there were times that I didn’t think it would happen…times where I felt like they were trying to get over an insurmountable amount of darkness, but that’s more a testament to Kennedy Fox allowing readers into the heads and hearts of their hero and heroine…because as much as Mason was Sophie’s light, she had to take the proper steps to get to the point where he could offer her himself and she could reciprocate.

It’s essential in an angsty read like Truly Yours that readers are allowed to gain a clear perspective from both main characters, which is exactly what Kennedy Fox gives us in the second part of Mason and Sophie’s duet. These two characters have had to endure so much, both individually, as friends, and as something more, but life and circumstances beyond their control have always left them a bit too far apart, forcing them to think and act and heal quickly, which just can’t happen in the situation that they find themselves in and the chaos that has them spiraling.

Healing may not be easy, especially given the circumstances that Sophie finds herself in, but it’s not impossible and the fact that she has a man like Mason to help her cope, to make sure she doesn’t go somewhere that she can’t recover from. His strength, his protective nature, his determination are aid in these two finding their way back to each other, despite the time spent apart and the immense storms they’ve had to weather. Mason is most definitely someone I want in my corner when I’m fighting to take my life back that was destroyed by bad choices and low self-esteem. But as much as it would seem that Mason could pull anyone through their hellacious experiences, Sophie had to do a large part of the healing, the coping, and the ‘reprogramming’ for lack of a better word that would allow her to come out of these devastating battles, strong enough and cleansed enough to fully give herself to the man who has always, always been hers.

Amidst the tragedy, the guilt, the pain, and the grief, light still exists, and while it remained overshadowed by darkness for quite some time, as soon as Sophie took back control, even if it was only a small amount at a time, it was still a step in the right direction and with Mason by her side, they walked that journey together, through the highs and lows, the overwhelming emotions, and the battle scars, and in the end, Sophie saved herself and her reward was a man who has only ever treated her as the amazing person she was always meant to be.

4.5 Poison Apples

Book 1 – Truly Mine

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, but 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.


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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About the Authors

Brooke Cumberland and 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 you blush 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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