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ARC Review: Releasing Keanu by Siobhan Davis

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๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’๐’๐’†๐’…๐’š ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’š๐’” ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ 8

๐Ÿ’œ๐‘น๐’†๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’–๐Ÿ’œ

๐‘ฉ๐’š: Siobhan Davis

๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’๐’“๐’†: Friends To Lovers, Second Chance Romance

๐‘น๐’†๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’† ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’•๐’†: December. 30, 2019

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Selena played me.

Confirming I wasted years loving someone who didnโ€™t love me back.

It should be easy to move on, but since she dumped me, I canโ€™t shake her from my thoughts, no matter how hard I try.

Dates and random hookups donโ€™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 canโ€™t turn her away. My protective instincts kick in, and I grasp this second chance with both hands.

This time, Iโ€™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 Iโ€™ve paid for it every day since.

I didnโ€™t think it was possible to miss someone this much, but my entire being aches for him in a way that isnโ€™t healthy.

Itโ€™s why I continue to keep my distance even though itโ€™s killing me inside.

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

If anyone can keep me safe, itโ€™s the love of my life.

Maybe, this time, Iโ€™m strong enough to be the woman he deserves.

If my past doesnโ€™t take me from him first.

Releasing Keanu is a STANDALONE new adult romance in the Kennedy Boys world. No cliffhanger, no cheating, and a guaranteed HEA.

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๐‘ซ๐’๐’˜๐’๐’๐’๐’‚๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’„๐’๐’‘๐’š ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘น๐’†๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’– ๐’•๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’๐’“ ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐‘ญ๐‘น๐‘ฌ๐‘ฌ ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ฒ๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’๐’† ๐‘ผ๐’๐’๐’Š๐’Ž๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’…!

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โ๐‘น๐’†๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’– ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’†. ๐‘ฐ๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’•๐’๐’.โž

Releasing Keanu by Siobhan Davis is the eighth book in the Kennedy Boys Series.ย  Releasing Keanu is an emotional, new adult, second chance romance that you do not want to miss! Although Releasing Keanu can be read as a standalone, to further enjoy the Kennedy family, I would most definitely recommend reading the previous books in the Kennedy Boys Series. For those of you who are familiar with the Kennedy Boys, get ready because you are about to fall in love with yet ANOTHER Kennedy boy! I have read ALL of them and trust me, I could re-read them again and again! This whole series has just been amazing! ๐Ÿ˜ I went from wanting to find, lose, AND keep Kyler, to loving Kalvin, to wanting to save Brad, to wanting to seduce Kaden, to forgiving Keven, and NOW… I’m supposed to release Keanu… but I’m not gonna! I’m claiming ALL of the Kennedy boys!

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Keanu is one of the Kennedy triplets, he’s also a male model. Which is how he met the lovely Selena Douglas when they were just young teens. Selena and Keanu quickly became friends when Selena refused to work with anyone other than Keanu. Their relationship went from friends to a relationship soon after that.

Keanu is EVERYTHING to Selena. Her best friend, her boyfriend, her protector, her entire world.

Until she breaks up with him. Breaking Keanu’s heart and her own in the process.

โ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž, ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’‰๐’† ๐’Š๐’” ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ. ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’• ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’๐’† ๐’Ž๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’” ๐’˜๐’† ๐’Ž๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’๐’†๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž ๐’ˆ๐’.โž

Selena has her reasons for breaking things off with Keanu, but she never really gave him the explanation that he very much deserved.

Two years after their split, horrors from Selena’s childhood unexpectedly show up in Boston.

The only person Selena has ever felt safe with is Keanu. So she runs to him. Keanu doesn’t hesitate and takes her in with open arms.

Now that the two have finally found their way back together, they just have to figure out a way to protect Selena and keep the past from repeating itself.

โ๐‘จ ๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’‰๐’‚๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’“๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’‚๐’”๐’• ๐’”๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’”. ๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐‘ฐโ€™๐’Ž ๐’ˆ๐’–๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’†โ€™๐’” ๐’๐’๐’๐’š ๐’•๐’๐’ ๐’†๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐’†๐’™๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’š๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ.โž

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Gahhh… if you have been following the Kennedy Boys Series then let me just say, it all makes perfect sense now. I have soooo much more I want to say about this one, seriously SO.FREAKIN.MUCH.MORE, but this is just one of those ones you have to go in without all the deets! Trust me, you won’t regret it!

โ๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’“ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’๐’ˆ๐’•๐’‰ ๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’”๐’‰๐’†’๐’” ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’š๐’๐’–.โž

Keanu… my sweet, sweet Keanu. He is literally EVERYTHING that you look for in a book boyfriend, or hell a real boyfriend for that matter! He was a mess without Selena for the two years that they were separated and he’s willing to do anything to keep her with him and safe now that she’s finally back in his life.

Throughout the Kennedy Boy Series, we have continued to read bread crumbs about Selena and Keanu, but Selena was always an especially evasive “mystery” character. I always thought she was just shy… but now we know exactly why she didn’t participate in all those Kennedy family functions in the past.

Selena may be bent but she’s far from broken, even after everything that she’s been through she is such a strong character. Her PTSD and anxiety make her feel like she’s weak but she is FAR from it. Although I hate that they both had to go through the heartbreak of separation, Selena did the right thing. She needed to grow and heal on her own, instead of always leaning and relying on Keanu. Her choosing to let Keanu go, no matter how much it crushed her to do it, to become the woman that she needed to be for not only him but for herself, just shows how truly special this leading lady is.

โ๐‘ฐ ๐’Œ๐’๐’†๐’˜ ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‘๐’–๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’‡๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’”, ๐’‘๐’–๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Ž๐’š๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’• ๐’›๐’๐’๐’†, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ฐ ๐’Œ๐’๐’†๐’˜ ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’๐’š ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‰๐’š ๐’๐’‡ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฐ ๐’๐’†๐’†๐’…๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’„๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’Œ. ๐‘ป๐’ ๐’”๐’†๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‡๐’“๐’†๐’†. ๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐‘ฐ ๐’‰๐’๐’‘๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฐ ๐’Œ๐’๐’†๐’˜ ๐‘ฐ ๐’„๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’†, ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’• ๐’˜๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’โ€™๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’•๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’๐’˜๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’†.โž

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These two have had it tough. Even at the beginning of their relationship when they were just kids, they had so many hurdles to face with all that Selena has been through. Both of these characters have been through so, so much that my heart broke for them. I was more than a little teary-eyed once things finally started to fall in place.

โ๐‘บ๐’‰๐’†’๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’”.โž

If you follow my reviews then you already know I am a HUGE Siobhan Davis fan! There is just no one that writes the way she does. Period! I have never been so captivated and enthralled by a story then I am when I read one of her releases. I knew that I would enjoy Releasing Keanuย but what I wasn’t prepared for was just how emotionally devastating this book would be. I was completely hooked, from the prologue until the very last page. Releasing Keanu is a prime example of why I love everything, Siobhan Davis. She’s not afraid to delve into the hard stuff, the tough topics, the ones that need warning labels.

There are only two more Kennedy boys left, two more stories to read. I am super excited to finally have Keaton and Kent’s stories BUT… I’m also going to be sad to see this amazing family go. Hopefully, Davis will check in with them every once in a while. *HINT, HINT* Next up is Keaton’s story, and after those bread crumbs at the end, I already have some theories, and if his story is going where I think it’s going… come on September 2020 I am so ready for Adoring Keaton! I highly recommend checking out Releasing Keanu as well as the rest of the Kennedy Boy Series!

๐Ÿ’œ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’‡๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐‘ถ๐’‡ ๐‘จ ๐‘ฉ๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’‘๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐‘ถ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐‘น๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐Ÿ’œ

โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ – I would give Releasing Keanu soooo many stars if I could! If you follow my reviews then you already know I am a HUGE Siobhan Davis fan! There is just no one that writes the way she does. Period! I have never been so captivated and enthralled by a story then I am when I read one of her releases. I knew that I would enjoy Releasing Keanu but what I wasn’t prepared for was just how emotionally devastating this book would be. I was completely hooked, from the prologue until the very last page. Releasing Keanu is a prime example of why I love everything, Siobhan Davis. She’s not afraid to delve into the hard stuff, the tough topics, the ones that need warning labels.

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ™/๐Ÿš Due to the subject matter in this one, it’s most definitely not as “spicy” as some of Davis’s other work. But with Selena testing the waters of her sexuality, there are still some pretty sexy scenes but they are written exactly how they should be for this couple, more sweet and sexy. Either way, Davis did not disappoint.

๐ŸŒช โ„‚๐•๐•š๐•—๐•—๐•™๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ – Nope, no cliffhanger. After a whole lot of heartbreak Keanu and Selena’s story wraps up with an HEA. There are bread crumbs though for Keaton’s story, Adoring Keaton, and let me just say come on September 2020 because I already have a whole bunch of theories about where I think Davis is going with Keaton’s story and if I am right… GAHHH ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I’m beyond ready for it!

โš ๏ธ ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•˜๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•Ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ – There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers.


โ€œHey.โ€ She perches on the edge of the lounger beside me, handing me the supplies.
โ€œHey yourself.โ€ I take the items from her, placing the towel behind me and wasting no time putting the cap on. I place my goggles around my neck, never taking my eyes off her. I swivel my legs, and our bare knees touch, sending delicious tremors ricocheting all over my body. โ€œYou look beautiful.โ€ I drink in her gorgeous eyes, noting the green and gold hues are more prominent today. She stares deep into my eyes, and a faint blush stains her pale cheeks.
โ€œThank you.โ€
I reach forward, taking her elegant hands in mine. โ€œIโ€™m glad you came to me yesterday.โ€
โ€œMe too.โ€ Emotion swims in her eyes. โ€œYou could have turned me away, but you didnโ€™t. I appreciate that so much. I appreciate you so much.โ€
Her tongue darts out, wetting her lips in an anxious tell, and my eyes latch onto her luscious mouth. We are leaning toward one another, our bodies straining for closeness, and I want nothing more than to bridge the gap and end this distance, claiming her lips and reminding her that sheโ€™s mine.
But I canโ€™t be the one to do it.
She needs to be in control.
Not because it helps keep her anxiety at bay, but because I need to know she wants this too.
Her eyes drop to my lips, and electricity crackles in the space between us. All the tiny hairs on my arms stand to attention, along with the snake in my shorts. My gaze wanders over her face, down lower, lingering a moment on the tight peaks of her tits evident through the material of her swimsuit. She sucks in a gasp, and I lift my eyes, watching her ogling the semi in my shorts with a look Iโ€™ve rarely seen on her before.
Selena looks aroused. And Iโ€™ve seen that plenty of times on her face. But this time itโ€™s not accompanied by sheer panic and fear. Her gaze rises to my face, and her eyes are darker, drenched in lust, and it turns the semi in my shorts to a solid block of muscle.
She shifts on her lounger, moving closer, and my heart is banging around my chest, looking for a way out. Sheer liquid lust fuels the blood flowing through my veins, and it makes a sharp detour, heading south, hardening my dick to the point of pain.
A part of me wants to grab her onto my lap and grind my aching cock against her sweet softness as I devour her mouth and caress every inch of her beautiful body. But we have an audience, and I would never treat Selena like that. She deserves the gentlest of touches. In familiar surroundings, where she feels comfortable and safe.
I hop up, discreetly adjusting the rock in my trunks, breaking the magnetic spell weโ€™re under. I extend my hand. โ€œLetโ€™s swim.โ€
Her soft flesh meets mine, and I guide her to the swimming pool, hastily thinking unsexy thoughts in a bid to deflate the monster erection Iโ€™m trying to disguise by hiding behind her body.

๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’๐’๐’†๐’…๐’š ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’š๐’” ๐‘บ๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’š!


๐‘จ๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘จ๐’–๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’“

Siobhan Davis

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USA Todayย bestselling authorย Siobhan Davis writesย emotionally intense young adult and new adult 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 theย True Calling,ย Saven,ย andย Kennedy Boysย series.

Siobhanโ€™s family will tell you sheโ€™s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they arenโ€™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,ย 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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