(Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Series: The Kennedy Boys #1
on January 9th 2017
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.
Scandal, scandal, scandal! I critiqued an early version of this for the author and really enjoyed it. Siobhan Davis is dipping her toes in the world of contemporary romance, mature YA/NA edition, and definitely set herself apart from the other literature out there.
Faye was shipped off to America from her home in Ireland when her parents died in a freak car accident. All of a sudden she was introduced to family she didn’t even know existed and expected to make it work. The new family had issues—of the Kennedy variety. If you know anything about the Kennedys (the of Camelot ones), then you know that’s a recipe for scandal, secrets, and possible mob affiliations.
The Kennedys were a piece of work. There were a lot of K names being thrown around, so I found it hard to keep up with them at times, and I definitely had my favorites. I hate to say that Kyler was not one of them. Sorry, but I’m not a fan of the brooding (slightly overbearing) alpha male type. I hope that I like Kyler more in the second book, but he didn’t do it for me in this one.
The romance between them was taboo because they were first cousins. That’s uber scandalous, and I didn’t know what to think of it. I’ll be honest, I shipped her and Brad. I could see them as a couple more than I could see her and Kyler as a couple. I suppose you could call me smitten with blonde guys (ehem, Cal Remus – I think I have to mention him in every review I do of Siobhan’s work). I just had such a hard time liking Kyler. I wanted to like him, I promise I did, but I couldn’t. Yes, he had been through a lot, and yes, he had some major daddy issues, but seriously: stop pouting so much.
The twist at the end was signature Siobhan Davis. She knows how to pack a punch in the last chapter that will make your jaw drop. While I did not like Kyler, I did like him more than I liked Reed in Paper Princess. Okay, there’s me admitting that I still haven’t finished that series and don’t intend to anytime soon. However, if you devoured that book, you’ll love this one even more. I liked PP, but Finding Kyler was better.
This book holds a place in the NA category, so fans of Rhonda James’s hot guys in her Hearts and Sticks series, and Flowers in the Attic taboo will enjoy this book.