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The Two of Us

(Love in Isolation #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  777 ratings  ·  292 reviews
What happens when the entire world shuts down and you’re quarantined in a cabin with your brother’s best friend? You take every chance to make his life miserable, the same way he did yours, and most definitely don’t fall in love.

The Two of Us is an enemies to lovers, brother’s best friend standalone romance set in modern-day 2020.
Published May 15th 2020
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3.5 stars

The Two of Us is a forced proximity/brother's best friend book and I'm always here for both of those troupes! This was my first book by Kennedy Fox and I enjoyed their writing style a lot. I'll for sure be picking up more of their books in the future.

Cameron is getting ready to graduate college when a pandemic hits and she decides to self isolate in her families vacation cabin outside of the city. She doesn't expect her brother's best friend, Elijah to show up as well. Initially she w
PP's Bookshelf
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kennedy Fox accepted the challenge to write a heartwarming romance set in current situation of utter chaos and panic. And they excelled at it. The Two of Us captures every aspect of a very real and relatable romance perfectly. It was an absolutely breathtaking and enjoyable romance.

Cameron St. James has escaped to their family cabin in Roxbury away from the epicentre of COVID infection, New York City. And by accident, her brother's best friend Elijah Ross has reached at the same time. The proble
Jessica Alcazar
It wasn’t until I finished reading this story that I realized what a great trope isolation is for romance fiction. It’s the equivalent of close proximity just with a deadly virus thrown in the mix. And there is nothing that develops better than close proximity in a friends to something more romance. It’s relatable. Yes, it’s real because we’re in it but if we weren’t, these ladies are talented enough to give us a real relatable story. You don’t have to take my word for it, just read the book ;)

Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kennedy Fox Fans, Romance
4 Current Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free-A Quick Review
I happened to have a moment of Isolating Blues causing this review not posting when it was scheduled. It had Nothing to do with this engaging story by Kennedy Fox! In fact, I had read this, liked it for all of the important information it reenforced about the times we were experiencing and the captivating couple and story it gave.

This writing team took a time where it can be difficult to deal with and gave us a tale to acknowledge what was happe
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
In this hard time, Kennedy Fox brings us a story that shows that love can be found even in hopeless situations. Two Of Us is a book which plot is set in the current world events and it's not sugarcoated. At the same time, the authors show in a beautiful way that it's time for reflections and coming to terms with the past. But even if the circumstances are challenging and there's a lot of emotional scenes, this book is kept on a lighter side and that's exactly what I needed.

I'll be honest, I need
Book Maniac Forever

⭐️ 4 "Quarantine" Stars ⭐️
The Two of Us, like any other Kennedy Fox book, has my favorite mix of humor, sexiness and emotion. This story revolving around a couple being stuck together during a pandemic was very pleasant and so fitting for the current situation we’re experiencing in the world.

Cameron and Elijah have always been crushing on each other, but their different upbringing always kept them from giving a relationship a go. Cami has a certain reputation as a rich girl, but being isolat
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
The Two of Us is an extremely relatable given current events, but also just a fun read overall.

Cameron St. James is an heiress. She doesn’t cook, clean or do really anything for herself, other than her school work. Elijah Ross is a hard-working real estate agent who has worked hard for everything in his life. He’s known Cami since they were young kids, but there was always some animosity between the two of them. So, what happens when two people who can’t stand each other are stuck in isolation
Cassidy (cassidyreads)
I am here for this series!!! This was a great start to this series. I absolutely adored Eli and Cami, especially enjoyed the character development on Cami’s part. This is a little bit of a hate to lover, slow burn, brother’s best friend romance. Cami is used to living the life of luxury until the quarantine begins and she decides to go to her family’s cabin to escape the city, what she does know is that Eli is going to be at the cabin too. Cami is whitty, sassy but very caring, especially throug ...more
Reviews from the Heart
The Two Of Us surprised me, in a good way. This duo of authors took our current events from this pandemic, and put it into a storyline and put their twist on it. Eli and Cami’s story reflects what our society is facing daily, but with added flare. So in a since, we see there is hope through devastation, and not all who is lost can’t be found.

The writing in The Two Of Us was beautiful. They captured the essence of what living through this pandemic is like, and also proved what amazing writers the
Sian’s Reading Adventure
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Two of Us by Kennedy Fox
Love In Isolation #1

The Two of Us will be Released on the 15/05/2020!

“I’ve imagined what it would be like being with her, but none of these fantasies even compare to reality. Not in a million fucking years.”

I need to start of my saying these girls need a round of applause. This book is absolutely amazing and whilst it’s does cover some of the horrible things going on in the world at the moment, it’s also helped me forget about it all for a while as well. It’s made me
Kari Hansen
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cami comes from an affluent lifestyle so although she is book smart she has never had to be worries about the mundane chores of daily life. With the pandemic sweeping the nation she decides that getting away from the media attention she garners and focusing on school is exactly what she needs to get through this crisis so she heads of to her family cabin to get the peace and privacy she needs.

Eli is her brother’s best friend who is concerned about the lack of concern his roommates seem to feel a
***4 Stars***

I took a chance on this book for two reasons

1) I’ve been wanting to dive into a Kennedy Fox book for a while, and figured that diving in at the start of a new series was the perfect way to go.

2) I was intrigued by the fact that they were setting the story/world during this pandemic and wanted to see it through their/their characters eyes.

And I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed Cameron and Elijah’s journey. It was the perfect mix of heart, humor and angst with a nice little surpr
Marta Bo
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahhhh The Two of Us aka how to leave You in 'hot and bothered' mode, level max... will made You swoon !!!!

Gahhhh I loved this book ! From the first paiges Kennedy Fox has sucked me in their book immediateley. Cami and Eli are so amazing ! They were fantastic company to hang out. I adore them, specially because the story is so accurate in this hard times.

The Two of Us is not only about Cami and Eli. It's a story to remind us, that sometimes we have the best things around us, that we just need to
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book! Enemies to lovers, brother's best friend, deadly had it all! Cami escapes to her family's cabin when NYC goes on lockdown. It's isolated and safe. What she doesn't expect is her brother's best friend to show up in the middle of the night. Eli needs a place to crash while everything is up in the air, but he didn't expect to get a stutue thrown at him when his best friend lets him stay at his family's cabin. These two are complete opposites! She's a rich s ...more
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved this book! Enemies to lovers, brother's best friend, deadly had it all! Cami escapes to her family's cabin when NYC goes on lockdown. It's isolated and safe. What she doesn't expect is her brother's best friend to show up in the middle of the night. Eli needs a place to crash while everything is up in the air, but he didn't expect to get a stutue thrown at him when his best friend lets him stay at his family's cabin. These two are complete opposites! She's a rich s ...more
J Basco
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wowzers! I am astounded that the Kennedy Fox writing team was able to take the current global situation and twist it into a tale.

What I really loved about this whole story is that the authors took shared experiences during the pandemic, like the information and news overload, and weaved it into the story. While this is a work of fiction, the elements used to describe the pandemic experience ring true. I’ve never washed my hands so much in my life nor seen adults fight over toilet paper.

Beyond t
Ashley Herndon
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh the cuteness.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s raw and real. But the relationship from Cam to Eli is just adorable.

Very well written, felt real. The fear. The unknown. The virus. It’s set I’m extremely current day New York. Like. Jan 2020. At ground zero of the virus!

I really felt their fear. Sympathized with the anxiety. The unknown.

And through it all it’s a enemies to lovers, childhood friend story that’s just perfect!

Highly recommend!
Jul 16, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
There's already romance book set during pandemic/lock down? definitely intrigued
But the author had me at the Rich girl/poor guy trope- that's a dynamic you barely come across
I don't even have to worry about safety in this enemies to friends to lovers book since they are in lockdown lol
Lisa Mandina
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another story set in the world we are living in now. It has so many actual examples of this pandemic reality we are still a part of. And in the end, it kind of took its fictional status to kind of predict the future or near future. All I can say is that I hope things don’t go on quite that long. Another year of online learning will really make me a bit scared for my job as a school librarian. But that’s beside the point.

A little different than my last book that I read set in today’s even
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4.5 / 5 stars

The Two of Us is a book that depicts our current situation so beware of that, specially if you have anxiety over what is happening. Having that said this is book is on the lighter side. Eli and Cami are bound to give you a good time with their banter, teasing and games. They make the best of isolation and work on getting to know each other for real and having fun with whatever they can.

They both have work - Eli works in real estate and Cami is finishing her degree. I could
I'm giving a classy 5/5 Stars to The Two of Us, which is the first in the Love and Isolation Series. Also, a series of standalone's-- so no legendary KF cliffhanger on this one.

This book has two of my favorite tropes: Enemies to Lovers and Best Friends sibling. Elijah and Cameron have known each other since they were kids. There's always been the sense of a crush there. But, circumstances and attitude pulled the two of them away from each other. Until a global pandemic hits and they both end up
Jenny B
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding read with a fun story line that is still sensitive to the seriousness of the issues going on right now. The banter and tension between these two fantastically written characters had my attention the entire read and anxiously turning pages to read more.
May 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
Mediocre 🤷🏽‍♀️
The romance ‘developed’ way too fast, I was missing angst and chemistry and didn’t really care about the characters.
A Book Obsessed Brit
The Two of Us is something a little different in the sense that it is set during the initial outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in New York City. Going into this I wondered how much of a part the pandemic would have to play in the story and I think Kennedy Fox found a good balance. Cameron (Cami) and Elijah (Eli) grew up together, Eli is Cami's brother's best friend; but have seemed worlds apart for some time now in an almost enemies to lovers vibe. When the pandemic breaks out in New York city C ...more
Lisa Hemming
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Social distancing. Stay home/stay safe. These are new words in our vocabulary which has made us all live, think and work differently. Everything has changed, and I applaud Kennedy Fox and their creative partnership for giving us this wonderful and timely story.

Cami and Eli both did the right thing by leaving the city to social distance in the country. They had different reasons for their journey, but it was the prudent thing to do. Their childhood friendship was important to them, but time and d
Jen Zingaro
Mar 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
So, this was my first quarantine romance! And I loved it.
Eli & Cami's story was so fun and spicy. I listened to this one on audio and the narration was fantastic. It's a brother's best friend who annoys you but you secretly think he's hot romance. And the brother's best friend has been crushing on her since forever. And they are stuck together isolating themselves in a family home outside of the big city during a virus pandemic.
I want an Eli for myself. I could just picture how strong and sexy
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another unputdownable read from Kennedy Fox!

I fell in love with Eli and Cami. They are two characters who are so opposite, and yet, they work perfectly together. They had this undeniable chemistry that was shown through their witty banter, and constant back and fourth physical attraction to one another.

There were many moments where I was holding my breath, and my heart rate certainly picked up. I was worried about what the outcome of this novel would be. There were times, where I was genuinely s
Melissa, Book Boyfriend and Husband Make Three
So much more than a love story.

This book was everything, romance, slow burn, witty banter, swoon, giggles the perfect combination for an entertaining read. I loved Eli and Cami.

Although this is fiction it dealt with the very real pandemic that the world is facing right now. The fear, the anxiety, the confusion and conflicting information we are all receiving. All the different emotions and fears that these characters felt are ones I have experienced, it provided me with a level of comfort I wasn
Jennifer Rappaport
The girls have done it again!!!! What more could you ask for in a trope, enemies to lovers, brothers best friend and a deadly pandemic. The ladies of Kennedy Fox took a very sensitive subject that is still a reality we are facing today and made a beautiful story out of it. They treated a sensitive issue with such care all the while giving Eli and Cami the story they deserve. The story felt more real than anything I have read from them, because we all are still dealing with the effects of the Pan ...more
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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 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 and have some fun creating new characters that'll make you blush and your he ...more

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