Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ARC Review: Losing Kyler by Siobhan Davis

Losing Kyler (The Kennedy Boys #2) by Siobhan Davis
Goodreads Summary: Condemned to repeat the sins of the past...

Faye thought losing her parents was the most devastating thing to happen to her, but she was wrong. Her uncle’s scandalous revelation has sent her into a tailspin, leaving her questioning her entire existence.

Everything she believed is built on a lie.

And the one person she shares a passionate, soul-deep connection with can’t be there for her.

Faye and Ky can’t be together. It’s forbidden. Though they are determined to avoid replicating their parents’ mistakes, caving to their feelings is as tempting as the apple in the Garden of Eden.

Ky had sworn off girls until Faye bulldozed her way into his life. Now, she’s his whole world, and their forced separation is crushing him. Once his manipulative ex resurfaces—hell-bent on ruining the Kennedys—he’ll do whatever it takes to protect his loved ones including turning his back on the one person he can’t live without.

Then tragedy strikes and all bets are off.

But is it too late?

When Faye needs him and he isn’t there for her, guilt and hurt threaten to obliterate their love. As they start to rebuild their fractured hearts, another sordid family secret is uncovered, and Faye worries Ky may be lost to her forever.

But can you truly lose someone if they don’t want to be found?
Rating: 5 Stars
Review: 
The Kennedy family is in a state of turmoil. As towers of secrets crash to the ground, everyone is affected and the place becomes an emotional wreck. Faye tries to help out but she too is getting put through a heavy spinning washing machine, a frenzy of thoughts trying to drown her. When tragedy strikes yet again, the Kennedys are left reeling in the aftermath. Will things ever be the same?

"I've never felt more alone or more jaded in my life."

Faye's character is so blunt and genuine, I have to say she's one of the best female leads I've ever met simply based on personality, and that's not something I say lightly. She makes her fair share of mistakes too, but what I say is special about her (perhaps this is easier to achieve in the contemporary genre opposed to fantasy, but still) is that she's definitely human, she's not unnaturally perfect. Reading through her perspective makes all the difference to my love of this series.

"I keep my lips sealed and hope it doesn't come back to haunt me."

Secrets, secrets galore! This is one messed up family. Perhaps a little too much so. But Siobhan Davis keeps it in perspective and has an uncanny knack for controlling the drama, making sure it hits at the perfect moments. There are just a few moments throughout the books where big bombs hit, but the impact lasts. A small patch in the middle got boring, but it receded quickly into more drama.

"It has a finality that scares me half to death."

Losing Kyler really kept me on edge as I would have sudden moments of terror that Kyler would run away, my heart beating away crazily like a butterfly trying to get out of its cage. There were links to book one that I hadn't noticed, but they created more impact in a subtler way which made all the difference in the end. All the ideas in this series are skilfully woven into a masterful tapestry of enjoyment. Losing Kyler is the best Siobhan Davis novel to date, and the pure, unadulterated emotions that flow through this book affected me so much.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
Edition:
Paperback
Buy the book:
Amazon
Recommended for: Fans of contemporary romance.

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