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Review – Adoring Keaton by Siobhan Davis

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Adoring Keaton; The Kennedy Boys #9 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Siobhan Davis

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I don’t know how she does it, but each book Siobhan Davis writes becomes my new favorite. Keaton, sweet Keaton has been dear to my heart since the beginning of this series and I knew his book would be special. Siobhan did not disappoint.

Keaton is not only the sweetest and most thoughtful Kennedy brother, but you got a sense through each previous book that something was troubling him, there was something going on inside his head that he wasn’t telling his family. We finally have his story and find that he has been struggling with his sense of self, not only in what he wants to do with his life after college, which is normal for a lot of college students, but more at the root of his struggle is his sexuality.

For years Keaton has dated the same girl. He dreamed of marriage, kids, a family. The whole package, but that package just didn’t feel right when he kept forcing the picture of the girl beside him into it. Not only was he confused about the feelings flowing through him, but he didn’t know how to really be himself. He didn’t know how to be the true Keaton he felt deep inside. He feared facing media backlash, given who his family was. He feared his family no longer loving him. He feared not living his dream. So living in silence was better, or so he thought.

When Keaton meets Austen Hayes at school things finally begin to click. Not only is Austen gay, but he’s confident and basically everything that Keaton wants to be. Their love affair is fast and furious, the very thing Keaton always dreamed when he imagined a partner by his side, the only thing it isn’t is out in the open. They hide what they feel for one another in secret. The downside of secrets is they have a way of festering and leaking out no matter their good intentions at the time.

Adoring Keaton is so much more than just a romance story. It’s a story about finding yourself, stumbling, making mistakes, and really discovering who you are at a time when you have so many questions about your life and what direction you want to take it.  Living with guilt and shame, living a lie for so long has an effect on who you are and seeps into so many parts of your life, Keaton showcases the damage that not living your truth can cause on top of this already tumultuous time.

The topic of sexualtiy and why the media, professions, people, etc…are so fascinated with this topic has always been a point of contention with me. I love that Siobhan delves into this very subject and I applaud her for writing the book that Keaton needed. I truly believe that who you sleep with, what you do behind closed doors, and who you do it with shouldn’t matter to anyone else. End of discussion. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter how you perform your job, how you drive, where you shop, so on and so forth in correlation to what you or who you do in the bedroom.

Siobhan wrote a truly beautiful, and steamy, story about two men finding love and growing up gay in today’s world and did their story justice. I loved every word.

Synopsis:

A friends-to-lovers new adult MM romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Stand-alone with HEA and no cliff-hanger.

Keaton
Moving to California was supposed to be my fresh start. A clean slate. An opportunity to drop the façade, escape the lies, find a focus, and just be myself.
But I should have realized it wouldn’t be easy, especially when my last name is Kennedy.
I’m not ready to be a gay icon or some celebrity role model. I still haven’t admitted the truth to my family or the girl I professed to love, so there’s no way I want the public to know I’m into dudes.
Falling for my hot, straight, football-player roomie wasn’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 it’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 am—for the sake of my career—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 I’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. This can be read as a stand-alone novel as it focuses on a new couple; however, it is recommended you start at the beginning of the series for maximum reading enjoyment.

Standalone M/M Romance.

Now available for pre-order!

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