Monday, December 12, 2016

ARC Review: Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis

Finding Kyler (The Kennedy Boys #1)
Goodreads Summary: Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny.

You shouldn’t want what you can’t have…

Faye Donovan has lost everything. After her parent’s tragic death, she’s whisked away from her home in Ireland when an unknown uncle surfaces as her new guardian.

Dropped smack-dab into the All-American dream, Faye should feel grateful. Except living with her wealthy uncle, his fashion-empire-owning wife, and their seven screwed-up sons is quickly turning into a nightmare—especially when certain inappropriate feelings arise.

Kyler Kennedy makes her head hurt and her heart race, but he’s her cousin.

He’s off limits.

And he’s not exactly welcoming—Kyler is ignorant, moody, and downright cruel at times—but Faye sees behind the mask he wears, recognizing a kindred spirit.

Kyler has sworn off girls, yet Faye gets under his skin. The more he pushes her away, the more he’s drawn to her, but acting on those feelings risks a crap-ton of prejudice, and any whiff of scandal could damage the precious Kennedy brand.

Concealing their feelings seems like the only choice.

But when everyone has something to hide, a secret is a very dangerous thing.
Rating: 5 Stars
Review: 
Faye Donovan's parents have died in a car crash. Consumed by grief, she drinks it away. But soon she finds herself leaving her home in Ireland for America; her parents' will states that she should live with her uncle, James Kennedy, whom she did not know existed until that day. Faye is reluctant to move, but soon she finds herself bonding with the boys and enjoying the place. But riches and a perfect lifestyle come at a cost...

Finding Kyler contains a truck load of conflict. Disputes fuel the storyline, and add to the plot like fuel encourages a flame. Although she tries to be, Faye is not excluded from this "rich, upper class" hostility, her heritage and relation to the Kennedys of no help at all. These complications range from teen queen divas to cheating husbands and family issues.

I connected well with Faye. I relate to a lot of her problems and daily struggles. Kyler is moody, one of the "lock everything up and hide behind an emotionless wall" type guys and I see the pain he's endured through Faye's clairvoyant perspective. I think his past with Addison should've been revealed in full to Faye as she told him all about her past. Kalvin is a tease, but there is a gentleness under his facade. I liked Brad's character even when Faye was warned from him.

Siobhan Davis orchestrates a world where dirty secrets can drag you down, similar to the high stakes New York of today. The Kennedys and their high profile name draw a lot of attention, often unwanted although they use the fame to their advantage. Threats spill as an unknown force works behind the scenes to break friendships. This sinister force hides in the background, a mystery waiting to be solved. The mystery is what made me enjoy the book the most because it is a hidden, subtle kind of mystery resembling a burning question waiting to be answered. Finding Kyler explores the tale of a heartbreaking forbidden love in this Upper YA Contemporary Romance.
Purchase Location: ~I received an e-arc from the author and willingly reviewed it~
Edition:
 e-arc

Quotes: 'True friendship arises from the ashes of separation stronger and more powerful than before.'

'A tortured look contorts his beautiful face. “Am I too late? Have I ruined it before it’s even begun?”'

Recommended for: Fans of contemporary romance.

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