Review: Saving Brad by Siobhan Davis || Where Love and Hate Becomes Something More…

Title: Saving Brad
Author: Siobhan Davis
Series: The Kennedy Boys, book 5
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Trigger Warning: Mention of rape
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 466 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: October 2017
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

I’m in love with my best friend’s girl.
She knows it. He knows it. Everyone knows it.
Faye will never be mine, but try telling that to my stupid heart.
An endless rotation of girls streams in and out of my bedroom in a desperate attempt to forget her, but nothing eases the horrid ache in my chest. Rejection isn’t anything new for me, but it hasn’t gotten any easier.
Until she reappears in my life. Like an out-of-control tornado. Storming in, all fierce and angry, ready to steamroll everything in her path. Rachel is trouble with a capital T bundled in a gorgeous, sexy, Irish package.
She pushes all the wrong buttons, and I can’t decide if I want to yell at her or kiss her.
I should steer clear.
But I’ve never been very good at taking my own advice. Especially when it comes to girls I can’t have and shouldn’t want.

I need to escape.
To put as much distance between me and that monster so I can start living my life.
Yet, even the vast Atlantic Ocean isn’t enough to sever the connection. To allow me to forget how he’s ruined me. His hold is more than just physical. He has a vise grip on my head and my heart, and I can’t breathe, can’t think, can’t function.
So, I do everything to blot it out.
Until he reappears in my life.
Brad McConaughey. So hot. So infuriating. So in love with my best friend.
Every word out of Brad’s mouth makes me want to throat punch him or kick him in the nuts.
But he makes me feel, and I hate him for it. A part of me might actually love him for it.
I should keep my distance, but like destructive magnets, we are drawn together.
This isn’t going to end well.
I know it. He knows it.
But we’re powerless to resist.


This title is New Adult contemporary romance, suitable for age 18+.

Oh Brad, Brad, Brad! I needed this book in my lifeu! I’ve wanting to read his story since I got introduced to his character and finaaaally we got it! And it was awesome!

Brad has tried to get over his best friend’s girlfriend for over two years now and but no option seems to be working until Rachel comes back tumbling in his life. They are two people from the complete opposite pole yet they understand each other the best but Rachel is hiding something big and it’s coming for her now. Will they be able to save each other in time or will they end up wreaking each other instead?

I’ve loooved Brad since I met him. Ah, I mean his character, though he did some shitty stuff but obviously he was manipulated in a clever way, still he never cried false. But when the same thing repeats again Brad finds himself in a deep mess. In the previous books, we have seen Brad develop feelings for Faye though she never led him on but Brad couldn’t stop himself. Though I liked him, his continuous pining over the course started getting irritating but Rachael being Rachel saved the day! You go, girl! Anyway, their chemistry was seriously off the charts and I particularly enjoyed the love/hate between them that slowly changed into a meaningful relationship and their banter was way too awesome!

Although the plot was predictable, I definitely enjoyed the execution and the author’s way of writing and managing the suspense was on point. Rachel’s past really broke my heart but that girl was something else, she tried her best not to let the past affect her but continue to strive forward. Although she should have shared everything with her best friend at least but still I understood why she with withheld the information. And I loved the fact that despite the continuous banter between Brad and her, she genuinely cared about him from the very start. I saw what was coming and it was really heartbreaking but I was satisfied how everything wrapped up in the end. Well, instead of an ending, it was a beginning for both of them.

Overall, Saving Brad was an addictive read. I really had a hard time putting the book down. The plot was executed neatly and I loved the characters and enjoyed the character growth throughout the book. I enjoyed the romance between Brad and Rachel and the writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. This series just keeps on getting better and I can’t wait for the next book!

Recommend it?


So guys, what do you think about this book? Have you read any previous book in this series or any other book by this author?