Arc Review: Only Ever You

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Title: Only Ever you

Author: Siobhan Davis

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Independently Published

Publication Date: October 11, 2018 

Links: Goodreads | BookBub | Amazon

Source: Siobhan’s Squad/Social Butterfly Pr

Rating: ★★★★★



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Brief Synopsis: He’s the hot-as-sin rocker hiding a secret that would devastate his fans. She’s the only girl he’s ever loved, but keeping her safe means he had to walk away… 


Review: Siobhan’s books always break my heart, so I was scared and excited to pick this one up. “Only Ever You” blew my mind! Siobhan really focused on mental health, mostly towards the male lead character. I feel that having books about mental health in the community is great. Especially one that focuses on the male suffering with mental illness. So many men are brought up to be tough, keep their feelings hidden and not to speak about their feelings and that is ridiculous! We are all people who feel the same emotions and go through so many things, it is unfair to require one sex to close off their emotions. This book brought out so many emotions in me and I hope that it effects you in the same way. Thank you Siobhan and Social Butterfly for letting me read this book.

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SAMANTHA MCCOMBS | BOOKISHSTATEOFMIND

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Arc Review: When Forever Changes

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Title: When Forever Changes

Author: Siobhan Davis

Genre: New Adult Romance

Publisher: Independently Published

Publication Date: September 30, 2018

Links: *Book DepositoryGoodreads | BookBub | Barnes & Noble | Amazon

Source: Siobhan Davis Arc Team

Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopsis: Emotional, angsty, new adult romance. Standalone title.
Gabby
Looking back, I should have seen the signs. Perhaps I did, but I subconsciously chose to ignore them. From the time I was ten, when I first met Dylan, I knew he was my forever guy. Back then, I couldn’t put words to what I was feeling, but, as the years progressed, I came to recognize it for what it was—soul-deep love. The kind only very few people ever get to experience. Dylan was more than just my best friend, my childhood sweetheart, my lover. He was my soul mate. We were carved from the same whole—destined to be together forever. Until he changed. And I believed I was no longer good enough. 
Until he shattered me so completely, it felt like I ceased to exist. And I’d never experienced such heart-crushing pain.Until he leveled me a second time, and I truly wanted to die.
But I had to stay strong because I wasn’t alone in this cruel twist of fate.
I look to the sky, pleading with the stars, begging someone to tell me what I should do because I don’t know how to deal with this. I don’t know how to cope when my forever has changed, and I can’t help wondering if I had seen the signs earlier, if I’d pushed him, would it have been enough to save us? Or had fate already decided to alter our forever?


Review: Crying on my couch, surrounded by Kleenex and a concerned boyfriend asking if I’m okay. That is how When Forever Changes left me. Broken-hearted puffy faced but weirdly happy.

Gabby doesn’t realize how amazing she is so of course she doesn’t realize that two man are in love with her. She only has eyes for Dylan, her high school sweetheart and her soulmate. Until Dylan starts acting different and she doesn’t recognize the man in front of her. She looks around and realizes her life was only Dylan and now she must rebuild. But why did Dylan change and who will be her forever now?

If you are in need a of a good cry and a book that has so many twists, I highly recommend this book! Comment below if you have read it and if you cried as much as I did!

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Samantha McCombs | BookishStateofMind

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Arc Review: Forgiving Keven

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Title: Forgiving Keven

Author: Siobhan Davis

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Independently Published

Publication Date: January 7, 2019

Links: GoodReads | BookBub | Amazon 

Source: Siobhan Davis Arc Team

Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopsis: She’s the one who got away. He’s the boy she can’t forget… 

Cheryl
They say you never forget your first love, but I’m determined to prove Keven Kennedy is just a random boy from my past. It’s not like I still think about him after all this time. Or daydream about how hot his kisses were and what it felt like to have his hands on my skin. Nope, that’s not me. I’m in a happy place in my life. Engaged to a great man and finishing the last year of my photography degree. But since I returned to Massachusetts, everything reminds me of the boy who ripped my heart to shreds. Especially when my fiancé’s constant business trips, and dwindling attention, raises old fears to the surface. And then the unthinkable happens—Keven saunters back into my life, turning it upside down once more. It’s ironic he thinks he’s protecting me when the only one I need protecting from is him.

Keven
They say you never forget your first love. In my case, it’s true. Most everyone in high school thought Cheryl and I were a match made in heaven and that nothing could tear us apart. Until I messed up spectacularly and lost the best thing to ever happen to me. Years have passed, girls have come and gone, but no one has laid claim to my heart in the way Cheryl did. I thought she was lost to me forever when an unexpected encounter with an uptight FBI agent, and an intriguing proposition, brings the beautiful blonde back into my life. I didn’t hesitate to sign on the dotted line. I let Cheryl down once before. I’m not going to fail her this time.


Review: This book was WAY move intense than I thought it would be. DAMN Siobhan, you are really killing it! Keven is a quiet, intense computer hacker who does everything to keep his family safe. When he sees that the love of his life is in trouble, he knows he will risk it all for her. Cheryl has a love of life, school and photography. She tries every day to forget about her first love and move on with her life. She has a fiancé and her life is moving along as it should. But not everything is as it seems and soon Cheryl will be in danger from the people she holds close. Cheryl will have to turn to the person that hurt her the most. Keven.

This story was a romantic novel that had my stomach in knots and had me rage flipping through the pages. My heart went out to Keven for his childhood and his misguided missteps. I was just straight up worried about Cheryl. She is in serious trouble and has no idea! This book had me on the edge of my futon the entire time! I highly recommend you check out this story. You can read it without reading the rest of The Kennedy Boys series but I recommend you read those as well!


Note: Forgiving Keven is a STANDALONE title in the Kennedy Boys world. No cliff hanger and a guaranteed HEA. Due to sensitive content, sexual situations, and possible triggers, this book is recommended to readers aged 18+.


 

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Samantha McCombs | BookishStateofMind

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Arc Review: Surviving Amber Springs

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Title: Surviving Amber Springs

Author: Siobhan Davis

Genre: Upper YA/NA Contemporary Romance; Reverse Harem

Publisher: Independently Published

Publication Date: December 26, 2018

Links: Amazon | Goodreads 

Source: Siobhan Davis Arc Team

Rating: ★★★★★

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SynopsisLet him who is without sin cast the first stone…  I’m the second-most hated person in Amber Springs. First place honors go to my twin, Ethan; however, hate isn’t a strong enough word to convey how people feel about him. Not that I blame anyone—some days, I hate him too. Mostly, I’m just lost and afraid, drowning in a sea of betrayal and guilt, wondering how this happened right under my nose. 

There’s no choice but to leave. To move clear across the country in a last-ditch attempt to start over. Transferring to a new school midway through senior year is hellish for most people. For me, it’s a welcome relief—until someone discovers our secret and now everyone knows. The pointing, whispering, and scathing looks follow me around again, and I’m back to square one. Except, this time, I’m not alone

Axel, Skeet, and Heath took me under their wing from the minute I arrived here. I’ve no idea why three of the hottest guys in town took any interest in me or why they continue to have my back, but I’m so grateful to have them in my corner. Because, right now, they’re the only reason I’m not following my brother into an early grave.

This is an upper YA/NA reverse harem STANDALONE contemporary romance. Due to sensitive content, sexual situations, and possible triggers, this book is recommended to readers aged 18+


Review: I am a massive fan of Siobhan Davis’s work and have been since I read Finding Kyler. When she announced this book, I was skeptical. I have never read, let alone heard of a reverse harem book. I wanted to read this book to get out of my comfort zone and open my mind to different kinds of romance novels.

Siobhan once again blew me away. This book took me on so many different emotional rides, I could barely hang on. The mystery aspect of the book was also another great piece. She always has a way to make you not know where a book is going to go.

I would say the polygamy part of the book was the hardest hurdle to over come. I think it is because I have never really thought about that kind of relationship before and also, I enjoy monogamous romance novels. That being said, the polygamy aspect was not hard to understand with these characters. They all loved each other and if it worked for them, then there is no room to judge!

 

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Samantha McCombs | BookishStateofMind

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Arc Review: Incognito

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Title: Incognito

Author: Siobhan Davis

Genre: Contemporary Romance; New Adult

Publication Date: June 30, 2019

Links: *Book Depository | Goodreads | BookBub | Barnes & Noble | Amazon

Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopsis: A troubled popstar forced into hiding… A sweet small-town girl overcoming tragedy… And the kind of love that only happens once in a lifetime.
Dakota’s dreams of attending Julliard were shattered the night tragedy struck her family. It’s one year later, and she’s now enrolled at a local university trying to piece her life back together.
Shawn is one of the world’s most famous faces, having lived under a spotlight since his star exploded when he was fourteen. Now jaded by an industry forcing him to perform music he no longer enjoys, he craves normalcy and the opportunity to rediscover his muse. When a crazy stalker gets too close, and death threats start mounting, Shawn’s management team comes up with a plan—one which will allow him to work on his latest album while staying incognito on a college campus.
Romance is the last thing on Dakota’s mind, but after she crosses paths with a hot, prickly cutie with rock-hard abs and smoldering good looks, she can’t shake him from her thoughts. Shawn can’t afford to bring any girl into his fucked-up life, but the gorgeous blonde with the sad blue eyes captivates him in a way no girl ever has, and he finds himself falling hard and fast. 
But outside forces are conspiring against them. 
When danger draws closer, and secrets are revealed, will their love survive?


Review: This book is a college romance like no other. Dakota is suffering from a loss that makes her whole world shift. Now she is at a college she didn't plan to be at, in a major she doesn't care about. She is basically just existing. That is until Shawn shows up and changes everything.

Shawn is a young rockstar who has grown up in the spotlight. He is finally trying to grow up and change how he has been living. Shawn is out of rehab and living a clean, groupie free life. That is until his new stalker breaks unto his house and he must go into hiding until they are caught. 

I enjoyed the connection that these two characters have. They are like magnets that keep getting pulled together, even when they fight it. How Dakota allows herself to show the emotions she been hiding is heartbreakingly good. Also, I love the close friendships that Dakota has with Elsa, Tabs & Daisy. This book has so many happy emotions, heart-wrenching scenes and some on edge, look over your shoulder bits.

This is such an incredible story of overcoming tragedy and showing its never to late to grow as a person.  I highly commended it. Also, if you've read Inseparable, you will see some familiar faces in this book.

Thank you Siobhan Davis for sending me this arc to read and honestly review!

 

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Samantha McCombs | BookishStateofMind

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