𝓐𝓵𝓵 𝓸𝓯 𝓜𝓮 𝓓𝓾𝓮𝓽, #1
𝓢𝓪𝔂 𝓘’𝓶 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓞𝓷𝓮
𝓑𝔂: Siobhan Davis
𝓖𝓮𝓷𝓻𝓮: Contemporary | New Adult | Angsty | Romance
𝓡𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓓𝓪𝓽𝓮: April. 30, 2021
I’m head over heels in love with my best friend. Although, I can’t pinpoint exactly when Reeve Lancaster became my entire world.
Was it when we were little kids, practically brought up together, after Reeve’s mom died during childbirth and his dad subsequently fell apart? Or when I doodled his name in my school journal at age ten? Maybe it was when we became boyfriend and girlfriend at fourteen or when we shed our virginity at sixteen, pledging our forever?
I was there as his star ascended—like I’d always known it would—and there wasn’t a prouder person on the planet. As the only child of Hollywood’s golden couple, I’ve lived my life in the spotlight enough to know it wasn’t what I wanted for my future. But I sacrificed my own desires, because Reeve’s happiness meant everything to me.
Until he crushed my heart into itty-bitty pieces, forcing me to fly halfway around the world just to escape the gut-wrenching pain.
The opportunity to study at Trinity College Dublin came at the perfect moment, and I jumped at the chance without hesitation. If I’d known fate was meddling in my life, perhaps I would have chosen differently, but my future was cemented the instant I laid eyes on him.
Dillon O’Donoghue was Reeve’s polar opposite in every way, and perhaps, that’s why I felt drawn to him. He was the dark to my light. The thorn in my side, irritating me with his cold disdain, wild recklessness, and a burning rage hidden deep inside him that spoke to a silent part within me. Yet Dillon showed me what it was like to truly live, opening my eyes to endless possibilities.
What happened next was inevitable, and I only have myself to blame. He warned me, and I knew my reprieve was temporary, because there is only so far I can run.
Especially when fate hasn’t finished messing with me yet.
𝓒𝓸𝓷𝓯𝓮𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼 𝓸𝓯 𝓪 𝓑𝓲𝓫𝓵𝓲𝓸𝓹𝓱𝓲𝓵𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀
Okay, before I get into my “real” review, let me just leave here what I wrote on my Goodreads post minutes after I finished reading SITO.
⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️
OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OH MY FREAKING GOD……
My jaw is officially on the floor, this book… that ending?!?!!? 😱😱😱
I am DEAD.
Please send help.
That is all.
⬆️ ⬆️ ⬆️
Uh-huh… yeah, it’s like that.
Okay, now let’s get to my actual review.
Say I’m the One, the first book in Siobhan Davis’s angsty new All of Me Duet.
Shew you guys… I don’t call Siobhan the Queen of Angst for nothing!
❝𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝑯𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒚𝒘𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆, 𝒂𝒏 𝑰𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒊𝒓𝒍 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒉. 𝑨 𝒈𝒊𝒓𝒍 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒕𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒘𝒂𝒚. 𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒇𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒊𝒆𝒔, 𝒅𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒌 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒂𝒊𝒏, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝒂 𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒈𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒐 𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒎𝒔 𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒎𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆.❞
I couldn’t describe this amazing, unforgettable story any better myself, so there you have it. Words from the Queen herself. But trust me when I tell you, this one is going to rock your world.
Say I’m the One completely wrecked me in the best way possible. That cliffhanger… talk about a massive book hangover!
I am impatiently waiting for next month (May) when book two, Let Me Love You, releases! #TeamDillon
With that being said… let’s get to the facts!
𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗿𝗲: Contemporary | Angsty AF! | New Adult Romance
𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀: All of Me Duet, Book One.
❝𝑯𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒚𝒘𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒏 𝒎𝒚 𝑷𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝑪𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰’𝒎 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝑪𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒂.❞
𝗛 𝗥𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴: 💙💙💙 – Reeve Lancaster, the Hollywood actor, and Vivien’s childhood love. These two have been in each other’s lives since they were children, their relationship organically growing over the years and blooming into the love they share. Reeve is a sweetheart but getting into the Hollywood scene at such a young age… it’s hard and Reeve makes many mistakes, hurting the one girl he swore he never would…
❝𝑾𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒃𝒆 𝒎𝒚 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈? 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝑰 𝒃𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔?❞
𝗛 𝗥𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴: 💙💙💙💙 – Dillon O’Donaghue, an Irish rockstar that Vivien meets and later falls for while studying abroad in Ireland and taking a much-needed break away from California and the paparazzi while she tries to mend her broken heart. Dillon comes off as an arrogant, broody, playboy but he is so, so much more than that and is fighting battles that we have barely even scratched the surface of. #TeamDillon
❝𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒌 𝒎𝒚 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏. 𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒊𝒏 𝒅𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒓𝒆𝒑𝒂𝒊𝒓.❞
𝗵 𝗥𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴: ❤️❤️❤️❤️ –Vivien Mills, oh this girl. Viv has found herself in love with not one, but two men and although that sounds like a good time to some… in this case it’s not a place I would want to be… I liked Viv but at times she seemed a little wishy-washy. Repeatedly saying she refused to do this or that anymore but then would find herself doing exactly what she said she wouldn’t. But she’s 20 years old and after being betrayed the way she was… I couldn’t really hold it against her.
❝𝑰𝒇 𝑹𝒆𝒆𝒗𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕, 𝒂 𝒈𝒖𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝑫𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒏 𝑶’𝑫𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒈𝒉𝒖𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒕 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒊𝒕; 𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒕 𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒍 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒅.❞
𝗔𝗻𝗴𝘀𝘁 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹?: OMG the angsttttt!!! Let me just say don’t grab a couple of tissues, no grab the whole dang box because this one is just hit after hit!
𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 & 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥– This one is hard because clearly, Viv is with TWO guys and because I don’t really want to give spoilers it’s hard to answer this one sooo I’ll just go with my thoughts. I feel like the steam ad the romance with Dillon was ON FIRE while when she was with Reeve… it was hot don’t get me wrong but when Dil and Viv were together… they were consumed by one another. Nothing else existed. So, my five fiery flames are for the romance and steam between Dillon and Viven.
❝𝑶𝒖𝒓𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒓𝒂𝒛𝒆 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒅𝒐𝒎𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒙𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒇𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒆𝒙𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈.❞
𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗽𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝘅?: Oh yeahhh. 🙉🙈
𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲: Yes.
𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴: Yes. I can’t really say more than that without leaving breadcrumbs of spoilers. 🙊
𝗢𝗪/𝗢𝗠 𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮: Yes, same as above… I can’t really say more than that without leaving breadcrumbs of spoilers. 🙊
𝗦𝗲𝘅 𝗦𝗰𝗲𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗢𝗪 𝗼𝗿 𝗢𝗠: Yes, there are steamy scenes with BOTH Reeve and Dillion.
❝𝑰 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓. 𝑴𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓, 𝒘𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍.❞
𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀: 👭👭👭 –The girl gang comradery in SITO was awesome! Audrey and Ash are such great friends. There was a time or two that I kind of wanted Audrey to just butt the heck out but she’s a good friend. She told Viv what she needed to hear and not always what she wanted to hear which is exactly what good friends are supposed to do.
𝗙𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗿?: This is honestly the hardest question when it comes to this story… I’m going to have to say I’m #TeamDillion though! I liked Reeve… but there were some things that he did that I just couldn’t forgive… I’m just going to leave it at that, again Dillion is my favorite character.
❝𝑶𝒖𝒓𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒓𝒂𝒛𝒆 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒅𝒐𝒎𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒇𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒆𝒙𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈.❞
𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀: There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. If you would like to know more about what those subjects are, feel free to DM me! #NoSpoilers 🙊🤫
𝗛𝗘𝗔?: 💔💔💔💔💔 And then we get to chapter 65 (63 if I’m being totally honest)… and my whole world implodes. Que a whole lot more angst and a massive secret revealed…. #MICDROP! That cliffhanger… I will NOT be forgiving Siobhan for that one any time soon… well at least until Let Me Love You is released anyways. There’s a reason readers call her the Queen of Cliffy’s, and with this one, she has cemented that nickname in stone!
❝𝑰𝒔 𝒊𝒕 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒉 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒅? 𝑻𝒐 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒘𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒌𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆?❞
𝗪𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗜 𝗿𝗲-𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸? Abso-freakin-lutely, and I’m sure I’ll do just that a couple of days before book two releases just to refresh my memory.
𝗪𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗜 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀? Absolutely! Can’t wait until book two, Let Me Love You releases but if Siobhan decided she wanted to write more stories from the characters in this world, she definitely wouldn’t hear me complaining! Just saying… 🤷♀️
𝗪𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗜 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸? ABSOLUTELY! If you are a fan of contemporary romances, angsty romances, love triangles, childhood sweethearts, rockstar romances, or just a fan of Siobhan’s and enjoyed her standalone ‘Inseparable’ then trust me when I tell you, READ THIS ONE NOW! I know, I know, I’m one of those readers who usually wait for a series or duet to conclude before diving in to, but Say I’m the One is SOOO worth the impatient wait for Let Me Love You.
❝𝑴𝒚 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒐𝒖𝒍 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒘𝒐 𝒎𝒆𝒏.
𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒊𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒇𝒖𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆.
𝑹𝒆𝒆𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒊𝒓 𝑰 𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆.
𝑫𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒖𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒎𝒆.
𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒂𝒎 𝑰 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒂 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒚 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕?❞
P.S- Oh and just in case I didn’t make this clear already… #TeamDillon
P.S.S. – I was one of the lucky ones that were able to read the prologue of book two, and OMG, OMG, OH MY GOD! You guys… I am seriously going through it over this book!
I rarely ever join spoiler rooms but this time, I have SOOOO many theories I had too!
𝓖𝓻𝓪𝓫 𝔂𝓸𝓾𝓻 𝓬𝓸𝓹𝔂 𝓸𝓯 𝓢𝓪𝔂 𝓘’𝓶 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓞𝓷𝓮 𝓽𝓸𝓭𝓪𝔂!
𝒫𝓇ℯ-ℴ𝓇𝒹ℯ𝓇 𝓉𝒽ℯ ℯ𝓅𝒾𝒸 𝒸ℴ𝓃𝒸𝓁𝓊𝓈𝒾ℴ𝓃, ℒℯ𝓉 ℳℯ ℒℴ𝓋ℯ 𝒴ℴ𝓊! ℛℯ𝓁ℯ𝒶𝓈ℯ𝓈 ℴ𝓃 ℳ𝒶𝓎. 31𝓈𝓉
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.