Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Blog Tour: Releasing Keanu (The Kennedy Boys #8) by Siobhan Davis

Releasing Keanu
The Kennedy Boys #8

Siobhan Davis

December 30, 2019

eARC from the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for a honest review

Book Summary:

“A powerful story of growth and healing. Five amazing stars!" Coralee June, International bestselling author

Releasing Keanu, an emotional second chance romance in the fan-favorite Kennedy Boys Series from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now!


Selena played me. 

Confirming I wasted years loving someone who didn’t love me back. 

It should be easy to move on, but since she dumped me, I can’t shake her from my thoughts, no matter how hard I try. 

Dates and random hookups don’t help, because no one measures up to the girl I still love with my whole heart. 

When she appears at my door, begging me for help, I can’t turn her away. My protective instincts kick in, and I grasp this second chance with both hands. 

This time, I’m determined to open her eyes. 

To help her realize she made a mistake throwing what we had away. 

To prove our love is the real deal. 


Keanu has it all wrong. 

I let him go because I love him too much to continue holding him back. 

And I’ve paid for it every day since. 

I didn’t think it was possible to miss someone this much, but my entire being aches for him in a way that isn’t healthy. 

It’s why I continue to keep my distance even though it’s killing me inside. 

No one understands me the way he does, so, when my ugly past returns, threatening to undo years of progress, he’s the first person I run to. 

If anyone can keep me safe, it’s the love of my life. 

Maybe, this time, I’m strong enough to be the woman he deserves. 

If my past doesn’t take me from him first. 

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My Thoughts:

Releasing Keanu was my first book in The Kennedy Boys series, and I was excited to delve in to this new release, because each installment is a standalone, and I love Siobhan Davis' writing style.

Keanu and Selena's story was emotionally charged and such a powerful story about courage, resilience, and healing.  I love the second chance at love trope, and this story executed it phenomenally.

The story opened up with a disturbing and traumatic scene from Selena's childhood, and as I've noticed has become a pattern with all Ms. Davis' books, I was instantly hooked!  From there we move to the present, which is told in the dual perspectives of Selena and Keanu.  

Selena broke up with Keanu two years ago because she needed to heal herself and felt that he deserved better, but he is the love of her life, and there has never been anyone else. Keanu was devastated, and didn't know why she left him.  No one could ever measure up to her. So when Selena is in desperate need, and filled with terror; she only wants Keanu. 

From the moment these two re-enter each other's lives, I was rooting for them to make it as a couple.  Keanu was so patient, caring, kind, and compassionate towards Selena.  He anticipated what she needed and when she needed it.  He was very protective, with very good reason, and you could "feel" how much loved her.  Selena adored Keanu and wanted only the best for him.  She worked so hard on healing her broken psyche, and I admired her strength and courage.

Releasing Keanu had a sweet and emotional love, a strong heroine, and swoon-worthy hero. I loved the Kennedy family and their significant others, and am looking forward to reading each of their stories. 

Book Teaser:

Book Excerpt:

I like her,” Kent says, talking in hushed tones as we rinse and stack the dishwasher. 

“I love her.” I’m not ashamed to admit it. For years, I told my family nothing about the girl who had captured my heart. Now, things have changed, and I’m not going to hide her or my feelings anymore. 

“I know, bro. I always have.” “I’m not letting her go this time,” I say, wiping down the counter. “Selena is it for me.” 

Kent eyes me circumspectly. “You really mean that.” 

I toss the damp dishcloth in the sink. “Yeah. I do.” 

He thumps me in the shoulder. “Guess I’ve permanently lost my wingman, huh?” 

“I was never a true wingman, and we both know it.” 

“Yeah. You were a miserable fuck most of the time. I’ve seen you smile more this past twenty-four hours than I have in the last two years.” 

“She makes my heart sing.” 

He sticks two fingers in his mouth, gagging. “Fuck no. Not you too.” He shakes his head. “There is no one left. All my brothers have turned to the dark side.” 

Only Kent could refer to love as a darkness. Like it’s an illness or something. 

“Love isn’t a burden, bro. It’s the best feeling in the world. Even when the girl of your dreams yanks your beating heart out of your chest and stomps all over it, it’s still worth every ounce of pain. Wait and see. You’ll meet a girl, and she’ll nail your heart to the wall, and you’ll be powerless to do anything about it.” 

He shakes his head. “It’s not gonna happen.” 

“Why the hell not?” I grab two bottles of water out of the refrigerator while I eye my cynical brother. 

“Because we both know I’ll somehow fuck it all up.”

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand. 

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management. 

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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  1. I definitely love a good emotional love story. So glad you loved this!

  2. I remember about this one from another of your post and it looks quite good and intense

  3. I admit I love romances with a fraught situation behind them. All the misunderstandings and angst, I just can’t help being hooked too. Sounds like it’s a winner series.

    1. I enjoy an angsty and emotional read too Dani :)


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