𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑲𝒆𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒅𝒚 𝑩𝒐𝒚𝒔 𝑩𝒐𝒐𝒌 8
𝑩𝒚: Siobhan Davis
𝑮𝒆𝒏𝒓𝒆: Friends To Lovers, Second Chance Romance
𝑹𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝑫𝒂𝒕𝒆: December. 30, 2019
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.
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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𝑫𝒐𝒘𝒏𝒍𝒐𝒂𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒄𝒐𝒑𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑹𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑲𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒖 𝒕𝒐𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒐𝒓 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑭𝑹𝑬𝑬 𝒊𝒏 𝑲𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒆 𝑼𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒅!
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❝𝑹𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑲𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒖 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒆. 𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒕𝒐𝒐.❞
Releasing Keanu by Siobhan Davis is the eighth book in the Kennedy Boys Series. 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! 😍 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!
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.
❝𝑰 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒉𝒊𝒎, 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒎𝒚 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈. 𝑩𝒖𝒕 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒔 𝒘𝒆 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒍𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒈𝒐.❞
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.
❝𝑨 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒈𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒔𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝑰’𝒎 𝒈𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒉𝒆’𝒔 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒆𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒆𝒙𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌.❞
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!
❝𝑯𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒈𝒕𝒉 𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒔𝒉𝒆’𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖.❞
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.
❝𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝑰 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒖𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝒐𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒖𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒎𝒚 𝒇𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔, 𝒑𝒖𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒚𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒚 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒛𝒐𝒏𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒊𝒇 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒌. 𝑻𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒉𝒐𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒃𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝑰 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆, 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒆. 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒐𝒘𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆.❞
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.
❝𝑺𝒉𝒆’𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔.❞
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.
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!
💜𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝑶𝒇 𝑨 𝑩𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒐𝒑𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒆 𝑶𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝑹𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈💜
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – 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.
🔥🔥🔥 𝟙/𝟚 – 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.
🌪 ℂ𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕘𝕖𝕣 𝕎𝕒𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 – 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 😍😍😍 I’m beyond ready for it!
⚠️ 𝕋𝕣𝕚𝕘𝕘𝕖𝕣 𝕎𝕒𝕣𝕟𝕚𝕟𝕘 – There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers.
“Hey.” She perches on the edge of the lounger beside me, handing me the supplies.
“Hey yourself.” 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. “You look beautiful.” 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.
I reach forward, taking her elegant hands in mine. “I’m glad you came to me yesterday.”
“Me too.” Emotion swims in her eyes. “You could have turned me away, but you didn’t. I appreciate that so much. I appreciate you so much.”
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 she’s mine.
But I can’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 I’ve rarely seen on her before.
Selena looks aroused. And I’ve seen that plenty of times on her face. But this time it’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 we’re under. I extend my hand. “Let’s swim.”
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 I’m trying to disguise by hiding behind her body.
𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑲𝒆𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒅𝒚 𝑩𝒐𝒚𝒔 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐𝒅𝒂𝒚!
𝑨𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓
USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes 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 the True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys 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.