Lissa's Review: Finding Kyler (The Kennedy Boys #1) by Siobhan Davis
Released: January 9, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Social & Family Issues
Length: 299 pages
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. “Being a fan of the Royals series and the Fallen Crest series this book had everything I love - drama, mystery, betrayal, love, friendship, and the bond of family.” ★★★★★ Emma. Goodreads Reviewer. Will I enjoy this book? 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 suitable for readers aged seventeen and older due to mature content and language. Please note this book contains a forbidden love theme featuring first cousins and a cliff hanger. It is not a standalone read.
Two Boundless Stars
I voluntarily received a copy, in exchange for an honest review.
I’m really trying to digest what I just read. After a tragedy strikes, Faye moves to America with her Uncle. And that.. is when all the craziness starts. Now, I didn’t really know what this book was about going in. I just jumped in. And Oh boy! it had a whole lot of twists. I felt like I was in Drama Overload. Like it was just pulling, all of these out there things.
Going to high school in America is definitely not like it is in this book. People out right hate Faye before even speaking to her. Her and Kyler, their relationship O M G. I don’t even know where to start on that one. And the huge twist at the end. I just giggled.
The writing is good. I enjoyed it enough, that I actually finished the book. But I think in all honesty, it was all too much. We get requests daily, sometimes asking for a specific person. When I got it, I thought why not, but it’s not like anything I’ve read. Or reviewed before. I felt like I was reading a Soap Opera. Maybe I should of read the blurb.
Now, I don’t want you to think that I absolutely hated it. Because i didn’t. But I absolutely, couldn’t get past the fact that Faye and Kyler knowingly being related, thought it would be totally okay to get it on.
Overall, I give this book Two Boundless Stars. It was Ok, but could of been better.