Forgiving Keven (The Kennedy Boys #7) – Siobhan Davis


3 and a half stars
Genre: Romance 
Pages: 400
Release Date: January 7, 2019

A suspenseful, second-chance, new adult romance from the USA Today bestselling author of When Forever Changes andInseparable.

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


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.


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.

Forgiving Keven is a STANDALONE title in the Kennedy Boys world. No cliff hanger and a guaranteed HEA.

I’d like to preface my review by saying that I have not read any of the previous novels in The Kennedy Boys companion series. Though Forgiving Keven is considered a standalone, I would definitely recommend reading the previous novels to appreciate the story and characters fully.

Forgiving Keven is a second chance romance between two characters that were involved in high school. I wish Davis would have included a few more memories or flashbacks of their past relationship to cement their love for each other more. The memories that were included were intense and funny. Cheryl and Keven are both intense in their own ways, so seeing more of their pasts as as teenagers would have made the novel more emotional and their romance more believable.

Forgiving Keven feels more like an extension to another novel rather than a true standalone. The plot is almost intricately linked to the plot of a previous novel. Keven is forced to deal with his actions from a different novel that now brings him face-to-face with his long lost love from high school, Cheryl. Keven and Cheryl are then thrown into a whirlwind romance as they play a dangerous game with an infamous crime ring.

Keven and Cheryl’s chemistry is intense and sizzles off the pages. Keven is silently fierce with a subtle alpha male intensity. The few moments he spends reminding Cheryl of their attraction to each other are some of the best instances of the novel. Davis knows what she’s doing when writing male love interests. Davis straddles the line between overbearing alpha male and subtle male intensity with precision.

Forgiving Keven may not be the best novel to dive into The Kennedy Boys series, but it did convince me to start at the beginning as soon as possible!


***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book

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