Saturday, December 23, 2017
Review for Inseparable by Siobhan Davis - 3 out of 5
SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -
A childhood promise. An unbreakable bond. One tragic event that shatters everything.
It all started with the boys next door…
Devin and Ayden were my best friends. We were practically joined at the hip since age two. When we were kids, we thought we were invincible, inseparable, that nothing or no one could come between us.
But we were wrong.
Everything turned to crap our senior year of high school.
Devin was turning into a clone of his deadbeat lowlife father—fighting, getting wasted, and screwing his way through every girl in town. I’d been hiding a secret crush on him for years. Afraid to tell him how I felt in case I ruined everything. So, I kept quiet and slowly watched him self-destruct with a constant ache in my heart.
Where Devin was all brooding darkness, Ayden was the shining light. Our star quarterback with the bright future whom everyone loved. But something wasn’t right. He was so guarded, and he wouldn’t let me in.
When Devin publicly shamed me, Ayden took my side, and our awesome-threesome bond was severed. The split was devastating. The heartbreak inevitable.
Ayden and I moved on with our lives, but the pain never lessened, and Devin was never far from our thoughts.
Until it all came to a head in college, and one eventful night changed everything.
Now, I’ve lost the two people who matter more to me than life itself. Nothing will ever be the same again.
A standalone new adult contemporary romance with a happy ending. Only suitable for readers aged eighteen and older due to mature content and possible triggers.
MY REVIEW -
This is so hard for me to rate! Siobhan Davis' writing is still super great, and there were parts of this story that I loved. The romance is really sweet, and the depth of feeling between the characters is really wonderful. I guessed early on the twists in the story, but I don't think they were obvious. The whole Becky thing and what is up with Ayden were clear to me, and I really felt like the characters should've been more aware. There's lots of angst and emotional overload going on in Inseparable, so be prepared for the drama! What I couldn't stand was I just ended up being so disappointed in Angelina, she makes some decisions that just ruined the rest of the book for me. Her actions were just too much for me, and I just wanted to finish the book; any of the deep connection between the characters felt tainted to me, and I couldn't appreciate it any more. Angelina has 2 guy best friends, and when they were kids they were really close, but as they age things start getting in the way of their friendship. Angelina loves Devin, but he's a manwhore and doesn't think he's good enough for Angelina, so he continues to push her away. Ayden is the golden boy athlete, and tries to be there for Angelina when Devin seems to be going off the rails. All of these characters made horrible decisions about things, and all were naïve about so many things, but they are teenagers, so it's to be expected. There's also a time jump. which I'm never a fan of. There's lots of disturbing actions in this book, and this characters are quite damaged. I just don't think I like reading about people degrading themselves so much. This book left me feeling unsatisfied. I so wanted to love it, and I love the premise, but it just took a turn that left me unfulfilled. I think there's plenty of readers who would enjoy this book, and for most of the book I did enjoy it. As I said, the writing is amazing. I'll definitely continue to read Siobhan Davis' books, she's one of my favorite authors. The book is entertaining and I read it in one sitting, so that proves it's engrossing. That's why this was so hard for me to rate!