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Summary

An enemies-to-lovers romance from USA Today best-selling author Siobhan Davis. Stand-alone, with an HEA and no cliff-hanger.

Brad

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.

Rachel

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.

Will I enjoy this book?

If you enjoy emotional, angsty new-adult romance with hot guys and a dash of drama set within a college backdrop, then you should enjoy Saving Brad! Fans of this series have also enjoyed titles by Tijan, Erin Watt, Penelope Douglas, Ginger Scott, Jay McLean, Jillian Dodd, Sara Ney, Sara Wolf, Abbi Glines, Rachel Van Dyken, Chloe Walsh, and other similar authors.

While you don't need to listen to the first four books in this series to enjoy Saving Brad, it is highly recommended. This book is suitable only for listeners age 18 and older due to mature content, sexual situations, and language.

©2017 Siobhan Davis (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Absolutely incredible. The Princess of Pain, Passion, and Angst has scored another direct hit to my reading heart!" (Tome Tender)

"I needed this book in my life, and it was awesome!" (Daydreaming Books)

"With Saving Brad, Davis took a turn for the darker side and delivered a spectacular tale filled with vulnerability and raw emotions." (Dreamland Teen Fantasy)    

"Unputdownable." (TJ Loves to Read)

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Of all the Kennedy books so far this is my favourite, I really enjoyed this one as it was an interesting story from both Rachel and Brad's perspective! Very exhilarating read!

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  • ShanCol19
  • 03-07-18

Great Narration!

So, I finished and reviewed this book awhile ago, but I recently listened to the audio, so I had a new look at how I feel about this story. I was surprised to find out that my feelings towards the story have changed. While I was listening, I began to realize that when I had originally read Saving Brad, I had done a lot of skimming. Skimming over the parts I wanted to get past because the content was something I don't enjoy reading. I didn't realize that I had done that so much when I read this book, so I felt I needed to refresh my review. Unfortunately, doing that has made me knock a star off. The book is still entertaining, and I still enjoy Siobhan Davis' writing, but I just didn't like the premise. The series is great, and there's probably plenty of people that don't have the same qualms that I do, so I'd still recommend the story. Maybe I'm just feeling more judgmental than when I previously reviewed this book. I'll leave my original review because I still agree with it, but I'd like to mention some of the things that didn't sit well with me too.

First the positive, the narrators of the audio did an excellent job. Especially the female narrator! She fits the character well. I believe she did the voice of Faye in the first 3 books of this series, and she did great then as well. I'd definitely recommend the audio if you choose to read this story.

So, as I was listening, I realized the whole beginning of Saving Brad was just gross. I actually didn't enjoy the story until at least chapter 11 or so. I don't like when authors add too much detail into the main character's lives before they gain a clue. Also, I was extremely disappointed in how Brad treats Rachel, and she continues to put up with it and fall at his feet. It takes way too long for them to realize or admit that they care for each other. I didn't like reading about Rachel debasing herself so much. While listening, I realized I was cringing at their sex scenes, and I realized because I felt like I just wanted Rachel to get help for how little she thinks of herself. I know she's attracted to Brad, and she says she enjoys the sex, but how can she, when he's a complete jerk to her. So, this was just causing me strife this time. The scenes were written fine, and I suppose they could be read as hot, but something in me just couldn't enjoy them. Brad is forgiven way too quickly as well. Maybe I'm just not compassionate enough. I think I just found the characters too immature, which they are young, so I suppose that fits. Immature characters making immature decisions. I forget these are college kids. Brad isn't in a frat, but I feel like he's that type. Also, what the heck was up with mentioning one of Brad's ex bed partners feeling up on Ky and him not pushing her away quickly. It had no place in the story; unless I missed it.

For the most part, what I said in my original review stands, but this time around, I realized I didn't really find a liking for the main characters. If you like the previous books in this series, I say definitely give this one a go though. As I said earlier, the story is interesting and I may just being extra sensitive towards things. Maybe what I enjoy reading has changed some. Sorry for the long rant! I don't want to deter anyone from trying out Siobhan Davis' books because Davis has written some of my absolute favorite books, so definitely check it out for yourself.


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Love Siobhan Davis' writing! She knows how to write stories that draw you in, and keep you interested till the very end. Saving Brad is part of the Kennedy Boys series, and I'd recommend reading the previous books, but it isn't absolutely necessary. Brad has been on my bad side for quite awhile in this series because of his manwhore ways, and his lack of maturity, but I still had hope for him going into this book. He did grow on me, but I still don't like his excuses for his behavior. He needed to do a lot of growing up in this book, and it was good to see him realize that his attitude and actions aren't doing him any favors. I wasn't a huge fan of Rachel's either from the previous books, but this book did help me understand her more. Brad and her are cute together; they don't have the Faye and Kyler connection, but they have their moments. These 2 had a long way to go with me, and it's really hard not to root for them with how Siobhan Davis writes their story, so in the end, I liked them both. Rachel is dealing with some heavy stuff in this book, and it's great to see her realize her worth and stick up for herself. I liked the suspense element in the story, and of course, it's super great to see more of Ky and Faye! I'm not too sure about the premise for the next book in this series, but Siobhan Davis is one of my favorite writers, so I'll definitely check it out!