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ARC Review | Adoring Keaton by Siobhan Davis | Available Now!

The Kennedy Boys #9

๐Ÿ’œAdoring Keaton๐Ÿ’œ

By: Siobhan Davis

Genre: Contemporary, Friends To Lovers, MM Romance, New Adult/College Romance

Release Date: September. 20, 2020

Blurb

Keaton

Moving to California was supposed to be my fresh start. A clean slate. An opportunity to drop the faรงade, escape the lies, find a focus, and just be myself.

But I should have realized it wouldnโ€™t be easy, especially when my last name is Kennedy.

Iโ€™m not ready to be a gay icon or some celebrity role model. I still havenโ€™t admitted the truth to my family or the girl I professed to love, so thereโ€™s no way I want the public to know Iโ€™m into dudes.

Falling for my hot, straight, football-player roomie wasnโ€™t part of the game plan.

Neither was backing myself into a corner because I trusted the wrong guy.

Now everything is on the line, and itโ€™s time to stop pretending.

Austen

From the time I was a little kid, all I wanted is to play football in college and play in the NFL. As wide receiver for the

Golden Bears, I am on track to achieve my goals, but it comes at a heavy price.

Denying who I amโ€”for the sake of my careerโ€”goes against everything I believe.

I should never have listened to my high school coach, because all the lies are suffocating me.

Until Keaton Kennedy enters my life, turning it upside down.

Now, there is even more reason to tell the truth, because Iโ€™m falling for the famous one and I want the entire world to know.

This heartwarming, emotional romance has a dash of angst and drama, a sprinkling of humor, and cameos from some of your favorite characters from the series. It is a 100k-word full-length novel, and the second to last book in the Kennedy Boys series.

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โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ ๐Ÿ“/๐Ÿ“ Overall Rating: Adoring Keaton, is book nine in The Kennedy Boys Series,ย and Siobhan Davis’s first dip into the world of M/M romance! Although Adoring Keaton can be read as a standalone, as it focuses on an entirely new Kennedy and couple, I would recommend starting at the beginning of the series to better enjoy and understand the Kennedy’s and all that comes with their world, as well as to also avoid any spoilers from previous books if you intend to eventually read them. With that being said, HOLY FREAKING HOTNESS Ms. Davis!!! Sheesh… I thought with this being her first venture into M/M that she would like be dipping a toe into that world… heck no, she didn’t even test the waters before jumping in headfirst and I am LOVING it!! I’m a HUGE Siobhan Davis fan, if she writes it, I’m reading it and Adoring Keaton was a wonderful addition to the Kennedy Boys Series. If you’re looking for a heartwarming, low angst, M/M romance, with a whole lot of steam, and just enough drama to keep you hooked then Adoring Keaton is the book for you.

โ๐‘ฌ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š๐’๐’๐’†’๐’” ๐’‹๐’๐’–๐’“๐’๐’†๐’š ๐’Š๐’” ๐’…๐’Š๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’๐’•, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’๐’๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’”๐’†.โž

I’m not going to give a rundown of the plot like I normally do because I don’t feel like it’s needed. The blurb tells you pretty much all you need to know about this one and what it doesn’t say, I don’t want to spoil.

โ๐‘จ๐’–๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’ ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’†๐’“, ๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’†๐’š๐’†๐’” ๐’‡๐’๐’‚๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’•. โ€œ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜ ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’–๐’š๐’”, ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’”?โ€
๐‘ฐ ๐’…๐’“๐’‚๐’˜ ๐’‚ ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’…๐’Ž๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฐโ€™๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’๐’๐’†. โ€œ๐‘จ๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’†, ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’.โ€

๐‘ฏ๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’—๐’†๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’”๐’†๐’“, ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’๐’…๐’š, ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’Š๐’“๐’Ž๐’๐’š ๐’„๐’๐’‚๐’”๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’๐’†๐’„๐’Œ. ๐‘ฏ๐’Š๐’” ๐’†๐’š๐’†๐’” ๐’…๐’“๐’Š๐’‡๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’Ž๐’๐’–๐’•๐’‰, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ฐ ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’‘ ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ. ๐‘ฏ๐’Š๐’” ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’๐’” ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’๐’Š๐’‘๐’” ๐’‚๐’” ๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’”๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”. โ€œ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜ ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’†?โž

๐Ÿ’™ Keaton Kennedy: After reading all of the released books in the Kennedy Boys Series I felt like I knew Keaton. I was wrong. This poor boy was so much more troubled than I ever realized. From reading the last few books in the series it was clear to see that Keaton was struggling, with what we weren’t sure. All those questions are answered in Adoring Keaton. For years he’s struggled and been suppressing who he really is and because of that, he’s been kind of aimless. He’s in college and doing everything he’s supposed to do but he doesn’t feel like he has a purpose, a passion, a goal. He lacks the confidence to become the person he’s meant to be and until he finally embraces his identity and sexuality, that won’t change.

โ…๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’‡๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰, ๐’Š๐’•’๐’” ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‰๐’๐’๐’….โž

๐Ÿ’™ Austen Hayes: Austin is such a sweetheart. I literally have nothing bad to say about Keaton or Austen, they are just really honest, and genuinely good guys. Austen was exactly the type of person that Keaton needed to help support him in becoming the person he wants to be. I loved that Austen was so understanding that everything as far as coming out and being an openly gay man and in a relationship with another man was so new to Keaton and he never pushes him, being nothing but supportive. I loved his “straight-talking and dirty mouth” as much as Keaton does!

โ๐‘ฐ’๐’Ž ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’‚ ๐’ˆ๐’–๐’š.โ€
โ€œ๐’€๐’๐’–’๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’–๐’š, ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’”. ๐’€๐’๐’–’๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’‚ ๐’ˆ๐’–๐’š ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’†.โž

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ’/๐Ÿ“ Romance & Steam: These two had off the wall chemistry. There was always an attraction between them, even before they came out together. Once Austen started rooming with Keaton things went very quickly. Austen was exactly the type of man that Keaton needed to help pull him out of his shell and Keaton has so much unconditional love that Austen needs. The ONLY thing I would have liked to have seen was a little bit longer of the attraction/will they or won’t they phase and even though it’sย probably just me but when Austen and Keaton were talking to each other and kept calling each other “man” instead of like pet names like baby or something it just made it sound like they were talking to a friend instead of a lover ya know what I mean? “Man” was used a lot and it bugged me a little LOL, again it’s probably just me but it was weird. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

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

โฅ๐Ÿšโฅ Secondary Characters: Austen’s friend Colton, I adore him! He was such a complete sweetheart and so understanding when Austen finally admitted that he was gay, although Colton had already figured it out. I’d love to see Colton get his own story too because he was just suchhh a GOOD guy. I always love being able to catch up with the rest of the Kennedy bunch, especially my first true love Kennedy’s, Faye and Kyler. After seeing the two of them again in Adoring Keaton, I’m thinking I may need a re-read of a certain trilogy ASAP!

โ๐‘จ๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’„๐’“๐’‚๐’›๐’š ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’˜๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’, ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’š๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ฒ๐’š๐’๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’• ๐’๐’๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’๐’๐’† ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’.โž

๐ŸŒช Cliffhanger Warning: Nope, no cliffhanger! Adoring Keaton wraps up with a HEA. But we get a little taste of what’s to come next in Kent, the bad boy, black sheep, and last of the triplets’ story, Reforming Kent, and I am LIVING for his story! I love the little troublesome bad boy, I always have but in Adoring Keaton… he’s made me soooooo extremely mad at him. If he didn’t prove to me why I loved him so much back in Keanu and Selena’s story then I’d probably hate him for real. But from the little tease we got of what’s to come in his story, I think (I hope!!) Kent has met his match with Presley!

โ๐‘ฌ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’‘ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’” ๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐’–๐’‘๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’…๐’๐’˜๐’๐’”, ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’‘ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’” ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’”๐’Š๐’…๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’•๐’” ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’‡๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’ ๐’…๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’•๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•.โž

Blogger Note: Anyone who follows my reviews knows that MM romance isn’t something I normally review or am that familiar with (although after reading Adoring Keaton, that may be changing!) so, you may have noticed that where I usually have HERO and HEROINE, I instead just changed it to the guy’s names. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธย I was trying to think of something to put there, like protagonist and protagonist’s love interest, but it just didn’t look… right? To me. So I went with just using their names, if anyone has a better idea (or understanding?) of what I SHOULD put there instead of when reviewing M/M romance, PLEASE feel free to comment or direct message me because I’ve looked around and I couldn’t figure it out so I figured the way I did it would be the least offensive if that makes sense. If not, just ignore this note altogether, I’m hormonal and could possibly be making it a bigger deal then necessary. LOL ๐Ÿคฆ

Grab your copy of Adoring Keaton today!

Wanna check out the rest of The Kennedy Boys Series?!

The Kennedy Boys Reading Order

Finding Kyler โ€“ Forbidden Romance
Losing Kyler
Keeping Kyler

The Irish Getaway โ€“ Optional Novella

Loving Kalvinย – Friends-to-Lovers Second Chance Romance

Saving Brad – Enemies-to-Lovers Romance

Seducing Kaden – Second Chance/Forbidden Romance

Forgiving Keven – Second Chance Romance

Summer in Nantucket – Optional Novella

Releasing Keanu – Second Chance Romance

Adoring Keaton – MM Friends-to-Lovers Romance

Reforming Kent – Enemies-to-Lovers Romance (Coming Soon!)

Reforming Kent, the black sheep bad boy of the Kennedy’s is coming up next!
Pre-Order your copy of this enemies to lovers standalone today!

About The Author

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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