by Siobhan Davis
Two fractured hearts and a forbidden love they can’t deny.
You shouldn’t want what you can’t have…
Faye Donovan has lost everything. After her parent’s tragic death, she’s whisked away from her home in Ireland when an unknown uncle surfaces as her new guardian.
Dropped smack-dab into the All-American dream, Faye should feel grateful. Except living with her wealthy uncle, his fashion-empire-owning wife, and their seven screwed-up sons is quickly turning into a nightmare—especially when certain inappropriate feelings arise.
Kyler Kennedy makes her head hurt and her heart race, but he’s her cousin.
He’s off limits.
And he’s not exactly welcoming—Kyler is ignorant, moody, and downright cruel at times—but Faye sees behind the mask he wears, recognizing a kindred spirit.
Kyler has sworn off girls, yet Faye gets under his skin. The more he pushes her away, the more he’s drawn to her, but acting on those feelings risks a crap-ton of prejudice, and any whiff of scandal could damage the precious Kennedy brand.
Concealing their feelings seems like the only choice.
But when everyone has something to hide, a secret is a very dangerous thing.
*** I received an ARC through Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review***
I gave this book 3.5 stars. It was a total whirlwind of a book. I was completely caught off guard at every turn during this book, I really don't know what to think now.
To start off, I'm weirded out because they didn't act like cousins. Not even a little bit. Even though they knew, most of them didn't even find their behaviour to be strange. Honestly it was terrible, and made me really uncomfortable throughout the book.
I originally picked up this book because it sounded like the Paper Princess series by Erin Watt. It did have it's similarities I could draw quite a few parallels between the two books. They weren't the same story though, they had a lot of differences, some good some bad.
The main relationship of this book, Ky and Faye, makes me really uncomfortable. I feel like it won't always be like that, hopefully it will be like a Clary and Jace sort of situation, but as of now I'm really stressed out about this.
I've grown a bit tired of the vicious queen b trope in books. I know it's good for the plot and it does happen in real life sometimes, but I just don't care for it at all. I can pretty much already see where it's heading. The Queen B and the protagonist will either call a cease fire or the Queen B is going down. There really is no other option.
The different brotherly dynamics in this book were something that kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved seeing how different they all were and I really hope to get to know them better in the next couple of books.
As of right now I really don't trust James. He gives me bad vibes and I like to trust my readers intuition. I'm, for the most part, pretty good at being able to tell when a character is full of shit. I really love Alex though, I think she is a fantastic parent and she deserves better than James.
Overall this was not a bad book, I will definitely be continuing on in the series.