The last time I saw my first love was twelve years ago. We fell hard and fast, but it didn’t stop me from leaving.
I never expected to see her again, but when I move back to my small hometown, there’s no avoiding it—especially since her dad’s my new boss.
The more time we spend together, the more I want a second chance to be the man she deserves. As old sparks resurface, we grow closer. Though she denies she feels the same, I notice the way her body reacts when I’m near.
Gemma isn’t mine—yet—but I’m willing to risk everything for her.
KEEPING YOU AWAY is book 1 in the Tyler & Gemma duet and must be read first.
I like the book but…
I really like this book and the Roommate Duet Series. But just like with Liam and Maddie…Tyler also lust after a MINOR. I know the relationship’s didn’t happen until they were of age but still. It’s weird to read a grown man having feelings and sexual thoughts about high school girls. Kinda gross. But I love everything else about the books.
These characters just keep getting better and better!
These characters just keep getting better and better! I was extremely excited when these authors announced Tyler’s story especially after the explosive ending in the last duet involving his character! Reluctantly returning to his hometown after getting out of prison, Tyler isn’t too happy with his circumstances but is trying to move on and fight the urge to get revenge. Part of why he wasn’t happy to return home is how he left things the last time he was there with Gemma. Gemma was absolutely in love with Tyler as a teenager, but wasn’t willing to leave her family behind. Finally moved on and engaged to a new man, her feelings bubble back up to the surface once Tyler returns and even more so when she finds he’s working for her father. The back and forth between these two along with the crazy chemistry had me so eager to see what happens between them! And of course the cliffhanger had me re-read it a few times to not only catch it but sit there stunned! I have so many questions not only with this couple but with Gemma’s brother as well and I can’t wait for Tyler and Gemma to be resolved but also hopefully the next duet involve her brother!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
I didn’t realize it’s a cliffhanger. 😡
The story also takes a severe left turn early on in the story as if we should have known all of the backstory. My reaction was, “What!? Where did that come from?”
Characters are introduced and not followed up on.