Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Finding Kyler by Siobhan Davis (The Kennedy Boys #1)

Title: Finding Kyler
Series: The Kennedy Boys (#1)
Author: Siobhan Davis
From: Review Copy
Genre: Romance
Release Date: 9th January 2017
Challenges: 2017 New Release Challenge, Winter COYER 2016-2017
Links: Goodreads - Amazon 
Synopsis (from Goodreads): 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.

My immediate thoughts on finishing this book was that I desperately need more! I need to know what happens next. I read a series last month that was super addictive but a little bit wrong because of the relationship between the characters. Despite that I just couldn't put the series down. Well this book was the same (and I suspect the next two will be as well!) I didn't want to finish it, but at the same time couldn't put it down. 

The chemistry between Kyler and Faye was definitely there, even when he was being particularly broody and refusing to have anything to do with her. Kyler also had a few moments where he was really sweet and I bought into the two of them most at those points. 

I loved that Faye didn't just settle in to her new home automatically. She had challenges, and had to make new friends. Equally, her entire life didn't revolve around a guy, and that made it far more believable to me! 

One thing worth pointing out is that Davis included a "translation guide" at the end for the Irish turns of phrase...but I honestly didn't notice them much in the book itself (partly because I was too engrossed, and partly because as a Brit, I use several of them in my daily life). I thought this was a good touch. 

There was plenty of drama, scandal and excitement in Finding Kyler, and I can't wait for more in the series!