"Jesus Saved an Ex-Con"

"Jesus Saved an Ex-Con"

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Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479862460

Genre: Social Science

Page: 224

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Book Summary: An examination of the efforts of faith-based organizations to expand the rights of the formerly incarcerated The use of religion to rehabilitate and redeem formerly incarcerated individuals has been a cultural touchstone of the modern era. Yet religious outreach to those with criminal records has typically been associated with an emphasis on private spirituality, with efforts focused on repentance, conversion, and restorative justice. This book sheds light on how faith-based organizations utilize the public arena, mobilizing to expand the social and political rights of former inmates. In “Jesus Saved an Ex-Con,” Edward Orozco Flores profiles Community Renewal Society and LA Voice, two faith-based organizations which have actively waged community organizing campaigns to expand the rights of people with records. He illuminates how these groups help the formerly incarcerated re-enter broader communities through the expansion of citizenship rights and participation in civic engagement. Most work on prisoner reentry has focused on how the behavior of those with records may be changed through interventions, rather than considering how those with records may change the society that receives them. Flores explores how the formerly incarcerated use redemption scripts to participate in civic engagement, to remove the felony conviction question from employment applications and to restrict the use of criminal background checks in housing and employment. He shows that people with records can redeem themselves while also challenging and changing the way society receives them.


Undone by the Ex-Con

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Undone by the Ex-Con

Author: Talia Hibbert

Publisher: Nixon House

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 369

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Book Summary: Is she strong enough to seduce her greatest enemy? Isaac Montgomery is a millionaire, a murderer, and high society’s latest novelty. After all he’s been through, it should take more than a prima ballerina with a cut-glass accent to get under his skin. But when Isaac meets Lizzie Olusegun-Keynes, he doesn’t just lose his cool. He f$*king melts. After a recent diabetes diagnosis, Lizzie is losing control of her body, her career—and, it seems, her desires. She shouldn’t want a man as coarse and cruel as Isaac, but the lust between them burns just as bright as their hatred. And when Lizzie’s beloved brother is threatened, the issue is taken out of her hands. Whether she wants to or not, she will pursue Isaac; her brother’s safety depends on it. There’s only one problem: she’s starting to fall for the brooding, secretly sweet ex-con. The ex-con she must betray. Undone by the Ex-Con is a steamy BWWM romance that can be read as a standalone. Warning: this book is 80,000+ words of enemies-to-lovers romance, ending in a HEA. There are NO cliffhangers and NO cheating. Enjoy responsibly! Please be aware: this story contains homophobic scenes that could potentially trigger certain audiences.


Ex-Con

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Ex-Con

Author: Katana Collins

Publisher: Swerve

ISBN: 1250127149

Genre: Fiction

Page: 300

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Book Summary: All three volumes in one HOT set! Worse than bad. Hotter than hot. These are the bad boys of the Harrison Street Crew, and they answer to no one. They take what they want. And what they want is you. Volume One Ex-convict Shane McGill is as rugged and wild as they come. Bad to the bone and back on the streets, he’ll do anything and say anything to survive. Even if that something means joining the one car club he had worked so hard to avoid. But there’s one person out there who can match him toe-to-toe...the hot mechanic pin-up doll of a woman with the body of a goddess and tomboy attitude would even give him a chance. Volume Two Charlize “Charlie” Wakeman fixes cars and doesn’t suffer fools. But when the hot as hell ex-convict Shane McGill enters her mechanic shop, she can't resist one wild night with him. It was just meant to be a fling...the wildest, most thrilling fling of her life. But Shane’s too ruthless, too bad to ignore, and Charlie can’t stop herself from coming back for more. Volume Three Shane McGill learned one thing from prison—if you get a second chance, don’t screw it up. Shane doesn't regret a single second of his life once he's found Charlie. She’s the happiest, hottest, most important thing to happen to him. But as tensions rise in the Harrison Street Crew, his relationship with Charlie takes on a new level of heat, and danger...


Ex-Con #3

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Ex-Con #3

Author: Duane Swierczynski

Publisher: Dynamite

ISBN:

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 38

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Book Summary: Cody Pomeray's violated his parole. He's cuffed and headed back to the place he dreads the most -- the slammer. He's dead if he shows up without having completed a little "errand" for a vicious crime boss. But then Cody is given just 48 hours to set things right -- and he has no choice but to join forces with his ex-girlfriend to track down an arsonist hiding somewhere along the California coast.


Ex-Con (Free are the Dead)

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Ex-Con (Free are the Dead)

Author: Stuart Friedman

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479449482

Genre: Fiction

Page: 192

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Book Summary: He was free now. But his wife was gone. Somewhere the con men were using her as bait--to force him back into their criminal syndicate. And in his violent search through the flea-bitten jungle of hoods and vice dolls he met the beautiful nymphomaniac who swore to help him. Then he learned her awful price-- He had to yield to her naked savagery or be framed for a brutal killing!


Ex-Con: Part 2

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Ex-Con: Part 2

Author: Katana Collins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250128625

Genre: Fiction

Page: 100

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Book Summary: Worse than bad. Hotter than hot. These are the bad boys of the Harrison Street Crew, and they answer to no one. They take what they want. And what they want is you. Volume Two of a three-part volume by Katana Collins. Charlize “Charlie” Wakeman fixes cars and doesn’t suffer fools. But when the hot as hell ex-convict Shane McGill enters her mechanic shop, she can't resist one wild night with him. It was just meant to be a fling...the wildest, most thrilling fling of her life. But Shane’s too ruthless, too bad to ignore, and Charlie can’t stop herself from coming back for more.


Ex-Con: Part 3

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Ex-Con: Part 3

Author: Katana Collins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250128633

Genre: Fiction

Page: 100

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Book Summary: Worse than bad. Hotter than hot. These are the bad boys of the Harrison Street Crew, and they answer to no one. They take what they want. And what they want is you. Volume Three of a three-part volume by Katana Collins. Shane McGill learned one thing from prison—if you get a second chance, don’t screw it up. Shane doesn't regret a single second of his life once he's found Charlie. She’s the happiest, hottest, most important thing to happen to him. But as tensions rise in the Harrison Street Crew, his relationship with Charlie takes on a new level of heat, and danger...


Ex-Con: Part 1

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Ex-Con: Part 1

Author: Katana Collins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250128617

Genre: Fiction

Page: 100

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Book Summary: Worse than bad. Hotter than hot. These are the bad boys of the Harrison Street Crew, and they answer to no one. They take what they want. And what they want is you. Volume One of a three-part volume by Katana Collins. Ex-convict Shane McGill is as rugged and wild as they come. Bad to the bone and back on the streets, he’ll do anything and say anything to survive. Even if that something means joining the one car club he had worked so hard to avoid. But there’s one person out there who can match him toe-to-toe...the hot mechanic pin-up doll of a woman with the body of a goddess and tomboy attitude would even give him a chance.


Convict

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Convict

Author: Roxie Noir

Publisher: Roxie Noir Publishing

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 345

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Book Summary: I never wanted to be good. Not until I met her. Five years in prison was supposed to reform me, but it didn't teach me sh*t. I tried to start fresh: new name, new town, new life. No more raising hell, no more women whose names I don't bother learning, no more running from the law. Yeah, I f*cked that up in no time at all, but it doesn't matter. I've never liked anything but trouble - and Luna is trouble with a capital T. She's smart as a whip, headstrong, f*cking gorgeous... and a cop. I know I can't have her. She'll see through my lies in seconds. She deserves a happy ending I know I can't give her. Hell, with the demons from my past chasing me down, I can't even keep her safe. All I can give Luna is trouble, and I know it. But I can't stay away. I don't mind being a little bad. I date nice men. If I keep saying it, it'll be true, right? That means I don't date the sexy, rakish, tattoo-covered mechanic who's got one dimple and a lifetime of working with his hands. I don't need a man who lies to the police, obviously has problems with authority... and who growls filthy things into my ear when we're alone. It doesn't matter if one glance from Stone makes me want to tear my clothes off, I don't fantasize about someone who's a suspect in a double arson. Even if the way he calls me detective turns me into a puddle. I can spot trouble from a mile away, and trouble's the last thing I need. ...right?


Ex-Con's Captive: BWWM Bad Boy Romance

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Ex-Con's Captive: BWWM Bad Boy Romance

Author: Jamila Jasper

Publisher: Jamila Jasper Romance

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: The Ex-Con, Leon Wilkins has killed for his country, for his boss, and for his own ends… The three-time killer kidnaps Tyra in hopes of acquiring a ransom that could send him to Bali for life… He gets more than he bargained for with the wildest of the Jackson sisters.


Gallows Lane

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Gallows Lane

Author: Brian McGilloway

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 1472133331

Genre: Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: 'Dazzling' The Guardian on Borderlands 'A clever web of intrigue that deepens and darkens as it twists' Peter James on Gallows Lane 'Some of the very best crime fiction being written today' Lee Child on Bad Blood _________ A born-again ex con and drug-addled violence collide in the borderlands between North and South Ireland... When a young woman is found beaten to death on a building site in what appears to be a sexually-motivated killing, Devlin is distracted from his assignment of keeping tabs on Kerr. Enquiries into the murder soon point to a local bodybuilder and steroid addict. But days later, the born-again ex-con Kerr is found nailed to a tree?crucified. Increasingly torn between his young family and his job, Devlin is determined to apprehend those responsible for the murders before they strike again, even as the carnage begins to jeopardize those he cares about most. Taking its title from the name of the road down which condemned Donegal criminals were once led,Gallows Lane is a sharp, modern thriller; a stunning second installment in what John Connolly says is set to become one of the great series in modern crime fiction. ________ In his critically acclaimed debut, Borderlands, Brian McGilloway opened a window onto modern Ireland through the eyes of Garda Inspector Benedict Devlin, drawing comparisons to John Connolly and Ian Rankin for his tight, fast-paced plotting. Praise for Gallows Lane 'Outstanding'Publisher's Weekly Praise for Borderlands 'Brian McGilloway's command of plot and assurance of language make it difficult to believe that Borderlands is his debut.'The Times 'A mystery of labyrinthine complexity'Sunday Telegraph


Bad Intentions

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Bad Intentions

Author: Lexi Hart

Publisher: Lexi Hart

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 200

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Book Summary: The marriage might not be real, but there'll be nothing fake about the wedding night... Moving from Canada to Arkansas with a temporary work permit gave me the safe haven I needed. But I've lost the job I've had for a year, and I can’t go back and face the mess or the man I left behind. Then my landlady suggests the unthinkable. Marry a US citizen so I can get my green card faster. She even thinks she’s found the right man for the job. Eric Carlyle. The insanely sexy bad boy ex-con living in the basement apartment of our building. It’s beyond crazy to ask him to give up the next few years of his life for a stranger. Even crazier to consider marrying a man with such a bad reputation. But when I get a phone call from Immigration Services, in a moment of sheer panic, I tell them I’m engaged. So, I show up at Eric’s front door in tears, and he surprises me by agreeing to a sham marriage. He needs to fix his reputation and he says marrying a sweet and innocent school teacher like me will do that. But he has conditions. He wants to live in my apartment and he wants to share my bed. He says it's just for show, that Immigration will catch us out if we don't. But the more time we spend together, the less sure I am his intentions are honorable...


Zebratown

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Zebratown

Author: Greg Donaldson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439159071

Genre: Psychology

Page: 288

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Book Summary: Eight years in the making, this edgy, in-depth account follows a black felon’s attempt to find a new life for himself with a white woman in a small-town neighborhood where—as the book’s title implies—such relationships are common. A remarkably intense read, Zebratown reveals a rhythm of life spiked with violence, betrayal, sex, and the emotional dangers created by passionate love. Greg Donaldson’s Zebratown follows the life of Kevin Davis, an ex-con from Brownsville, Brooklyn, who, after his release from prison, moves to Elmira, New York, and takes up with Karen, a young woman with a six-year-old daughter. Kevin is seemingly the embodiment of hip-hop gangsterism—a heavily muscled, feared thug who has beaten a murder rap. And yet, as Donaldson’s stunning reportage reveals, Kevin has survived on the streets and in prison with a sharp intelligence and a rigid code of practical morality and physical fitness while yearning to make a better life for himself and be a better man. Month by month and year by year, Donaldson follows Kevin and Karen’s attempt to make a home together, a quest made harder by Kevin’s difficulty finding legal employment. The dangerous lures of the street remain for him, both in New York City and in Zebratown, and he is not always successful at avoiding them. Meanwhile, as Kevin and Karen struggle, the reader comes to care for them, even as they act in ways that society may not condone. Theirs is a complex story with many moments of drama, suffering, desire, and revelation—a story that is frequently astonishing and unforgettable to the end. Like Adrian Nicole LeBlanc in Random Family, Donaldson explores a largely hidden world; such immersion journalism is difficult to achieve but uniquely powerful to read. In addition to spending long periods with Kevin and Karen, Donaldson interviews policemen, judges, family members, and others in Kevin and Karen’s orbit, providing a remarkably panoramic account of their lives. Relationships between white women and black men have long been a hot issue in American culture. Even years after the 2008 presidential election, when society has in some ways seemingly moved on to a "postracial" perspective, people still have a lot to say about interracial relationships. Zebratown takes us into the heart of one and offers the paradoxical truth that while race is rarely not an issue in such relationships, in the end, what transpires between a couple is intensely individual. Meanwhile, the difficulty that ex-cons have successfully reentering society is an ongoing problem—for them, their families, and the communities where they live. Zebratown makes this struggle real, as Kevin Davis confronts not only his criminal record and his poor formal education but the cruelties of the postindustrial economy. Both his and Karen’s stories resonate powerfully with twenty-first-century American reality, and in telling them, Greg Donaldson confirms his position as one of the most intrepid journalists at work today.


Ex-Con Vol.1: Fading Lights

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Ex-Con Vol.1: Fading Lights

Author: Duane Swierczynski

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

ISBN: 160690695X

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

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Book Summary: Cody Pomeray had a gift for looking inside a person's soul with just a glance. This ability served him well, as the crook blew through the early 1980s, finding marks and picking them clean. But one fateful night, he targeted the wrong man... and was sentenced to the most savage prison in California. Pomeray would have been beaten to death on his first day if not for the intervention of Barnaby Creed, the most powerful crime lord in the Southland. Now five years later, Pomeray's out on parole, robbed of his special ability, and tasked with doing Creed "a little favor." He has no idea he's just stepped into a long con, and this time... he's the mark. Includes Duane Swierczynski's first issue script as a bonus feature!


Ex-Con #5

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Ex-Con #5

Author: Duane Swierczynski

Publisher: Dynamite

ISBN:

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 34

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Book Summary: Last issue! Crime boss Barnaby Creed once gave him a piece of advice: "Only a crazy man makes the same mistake twice." And Cody Pomeray is taking that advice to heart -- namely, by making a whole new set of mistakes! Racing from downtown L.A. to a gravesite in Mexico, Cody knows it's the final showdown. But will he be able to figure out who's betrayed him in time to keep him out of the slammer? Don't miss the shocking conclusion of this grifter noir saga!


Going Straight

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Going Straight

Author: Paul Karsten Fauteck

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469743361

Genre: Psychology

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: A roadmap from the gutters of society to respectability and success. For those seeking a straight life, it describes what they must change about themselves, and the hazards they must avoid. For anyone interested in crime, punishment, and rehabilitation, it provides an unprecedented look into the minds of offenders. Bluntly acknowledges the existence of unfairness and hypocrisy in society, but not with bitterness or self-pity. Rather it puts these in perspective and shows how the individual offender CAN change and build a respectable life, in spite of the barriers and pitfalls. The author has seen criminal justice and corrections all the way from the cold floor of a solitary cell to the courtroom as an expert witness. Without mincing words and with a touch of humor, he turns this experience to the service of both the offender and society as a whole. (Personal note: Today is November 28, 2010, so GOING STRAIGHT... has been available for almost ten years. I've received numerous letters and emails from readers, telling how they've used it to help themselves and others. Not a single one has told me that he or she considered it a waste of time and money. Whatever your own situation, whether you're in a cell sweating out a parole hearing, or a corrections officer, or teacher, or you care for someone trapped in a criminal lifestyle, or an activist pushing for more rehabilitation-oriented corrections, or interested for any other reason, I sincerely hope you also find this book helpful. My main interest is not the royalties -- they just help offset SOME of the cost of my websites and other rehabilitation efforts. My goal is to know, when it's my time to leave this world, that there are a few people whose lives are better because I was here. PKF)


The Killing Zone

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The Killing Zone

Author: Rex Burns

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453247955

Genre: Fiction

Page: 264

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Book Summary: Wager hunts for the killer of a black councilman, as the city threatens to riot Gabe’s girlfriend Jo is drowning. She stares up at him, eyes wide with terror, as he fights to grab her hand. In a moment, the frothing river swallows her up, and Jo is gone. Nine months have passed since Jo’s death, and Detective Wager cannot get the image out of his mind. Rather than fight the urge to blame himself, he embraces the guilt, punishing himself for it every day. Only his work on the homicide squad can distract him, and he has just landed a case fraught with political implications. A crusading black city councilman is found murdered in an abandoned lot, and the city teeters on the edge of a riot. As Wager investigates the politician’s secret past, he must balance his own pain with a burning need to see justice done.


Felon: Poems

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Felon: Poems

Author: Reginald Dwayne Betts

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393652157

Genre: Poetry

Page: 112

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Book Summary: Winner of the 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry Finalist for the 2019 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry A searing volume by a poet whose work conveys "the visceral effect that prison has on identity" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times). Felon tells the story of the effects of incarceration in fierce, dazzling poems—canvassing a wide range of emotions and experiences through homelessness, underemployment, love, drug abuse, domestic violence, fatherhood, and grace—and, in doing so, creates a travelogue for an imagined life. Reginald Dwayne Betts confronts the funk of postincarceration existence and examines prison not as a static space, but as a force that enacts pressure throughout a person’s life. The poems move between traditional and newfound forms with power and agility—from revolutionary found poems created by redacting court documents to the astonishing crown of sonnets that serves as the volume’s radiant conclusion. Drawing inspiration from lawsuits filed on behalf of the incarcerated, the redaction poems focus on the ways we exploit and erase the poor and imprisoned from public consciousness. Traditionally, redaction erases what is top secret; in Felon, Betts redacts what is superfluous, bringing into focus the profound failures of the criminal justice system and the inadequacy of the labels it generates. Challenging the complexities of language, Betts animates what it means to be a "felon."


Keeping You Away

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Keeping You Away

Author: Kennedy Fox

Publisher: Kennedy Fox

ISBN: 1946087319

Genre: Fiction

Page: 400

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Book Summary: The last time I saw my little sister’s best friend, I was a soldier transitioning into civilian life and she had just graduated high school. We fell hard and fast for each other but it didn’t stop me from leaving at the end of the summer. Fast forward twelve years—I’m an ex-convict, her dad’s my new boss, and now she’s my co-worker. I’ll have to see her every day as if being back in my hometown isn’t torture enough. I should walk away from her but this time I can’t. Gemma breaks down my walls and exposes the deeply rooted pain I’ve hidden. Old sparks quickly reignite, but I tell myself it means nothing—it can’t—especially since she’s engaged to another man. KEEPING YOU AWAY is a slow-burn, angsty second chance romance with lots of small-town, Southern drama. It's book 1 in the Tyler & Gemma duet and must be read first.


Holding You Close

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Holding You Close

Author: Kennedy Fox

Publisher: Kennedy Fox

ISBN: 1946087300

Genre: Fiction

Page: 400

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Book Summary: After serving a decade long prison sentence for an accident that resulted in my husband’s death, Noah Reid returns. Even if he was my childhood best friend and the first man I secretly loved, I refuse to make it easy for him. But the heart never forgets and those old repressed feelings quickly bubble to the surface. Loving him is a dangerous game but one I’m willing to play. Flirting leads to falling between the sheets, and I’m forced to deal with the guilt of what we’re doing. Viciousness towards Noah runs rampant and while revenge trickles through the streets of Lawton Ridge, I realize there’s more on the line than just my heart. While I’m afraid that my son and I will be caught in the crossfire of those who want to hurt Noah, I can’t walk away. Secrets are revealed and revelations are made, but losing him again isn’t an option—especially since I’m pregnant. HOLDING YOU CLOSE is a slow burn, angsty friends to lovers romance with lots of small-town, Southern drama. It's book 2 in the Noah & Katie duet and must be read in order.