Saturday, December 10, 2016

Review for Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis - 4 out of 5



SYNOPSIS -

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.

******

Full of scandal, dysfunctional families, teen soap-opera-style angst and drama, secrets and lies, mean girls and catfights, lust and love, book one in the unputdownable Kennedy Boys series will have you flipping the pages’ way beyond bedtime!

Only recommended to readers aged 17+ due to mature content and language.


MY REVIEW -


I absolutely love Siobhan Davis' other book series, True Calling and Saven, so even though this series is a bit different from those series, I was excited to get my hands on Finding Kyler, and I enjoyed it! Siobhan Davis knows how to create an involving story, where once you start the book, you don't want to stop, and Finding Kyler definitely kept my interest. In Finding Kyler, Faye's parents have died, and since she is only 17, she needs to leave Ireland and go live with her mother's rich brother in America, and Faye is not happy about it, but she doesn't have a choice. When Faye arrives, she meets her 7 male cousins and her Uncle's wife, and the boys aren't exactly welcoming, but Faye has sass, so she isn't having it. Among the most rude of the cousins is Kyler, he definitely has a chip on his shoulder, but Faye feels a connection with him, but his coldness towards her, makes her determined to fight her draw to him, but despite her best intentions, she doesn't last long. Also, Faye has to deal with the rich snobs, mean girls who think they are god's gift, catty bitchiness, and the dysfunction of her new family. There's lots of drama to be had in Finding Kyler! Finding Kyler takes places in a Richie Rich world, and deals with the pretentious, so be prepared to dislike most of the characters. Luckily Faye is a good character since the whole book is in her perspective, Faye is tough and independent, and after the initial meeting of her character, I really liked her. Kyler runs hot and cold most of the time, so I'm not in love with him yet, and the rest of the cousins are obnoxious and immature, so there wasn't any book boyfriend material as of yet, but lots of room for these boys to grow. Now, the whole thing of Faye and Kyler being cousins didn't really bother me too much, I think I'm more forgiving when things are in books, then if it were in actual life, so I was cool with that, and Siobhan Davis doesn't just gloss over the issue, she faces it head on in the book. Now, there is a huge bombshell at the end of the book, so this is a cliffhanger ending, so I'm definitely anticipating the next book. I definitely feel like there's something else going on behind the scenes of Faye's family; especially past transgressions of members of Faye's family, so I'm excited to see where Siobhan takes this story, and I hope the next book doesn't make me wait too long before I get some answers!

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