Book Review: Loving Kalvin by Siobhan Davis

Posted July 24, 2017 by soaringu in new adult, three star / 0 Comments

34755754Title: Loving Kalvin (Kennedy Boys #4)
Pages: eBook
Source: e-ARC
Rating: three stars.fw
Date Published: 8/17

Summary:

A second-chance romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Standalone with HEA and no cliffhanger.

Lana
I knew it would end in disaster, but I didn’t listen to reason. I didn’t care. Because I loved him so much.
Kalvin Kennedy ruled my heart.
Until he destroyed it.
Shattered it so completely that I became someone else. Someone I loathed. Someone who repeatedly lied to her loved ones.
So, I ran.


From him. From myself. Desperate to hide my new reality.
But I could only run so far.
When he reappears in my life, I’m terrified. Unbelievably scared of facing the consequences of my actions.
Never mind that I still love him and want him so badly—there’s too much at stake now.
How can I trust him with the biggest secret of all when he’s likely to rip my world apart again?

Kalvin
Lana was always far too good for me. Everyone knew it but her.
I tried to stay away, but I was weak.
And I hurt her.
Crushed her until she barely resembled herself. Forced her to follow a path she would never have willingly chosen.
And then she was gone.
And my world has never felt as empty, as lonely.
She begged me to stay away. Not to find her. To forget she ever existed.
But that’s like asking me to slice my heart in two and toss half aside.
I’ve never believed in fate, but when I rock up to the University of Florida, I’m ready to eat my words.
Because she’s here. Like I hoped she would be. And I’m determined to prove I deserve a second chance.

My Thoughts: 

*I read a complimentary advance copy of this book which I have voluntarily reviewed. These comments are my own and have not been influenced by anyone else.

When I read Loving Kalvin, I was very excited about this book. However, I have got to say that it pains me to say this, but I was honestly kind of disappointed.

I love/hated Kalvin and Lana. Both of them are deeply in love. I like that about their relationship. The reality of loving someone at such a young age can have consquences and it makes sense. But what really bothered me was that I felt both of them were very stubborn. Too stubborn it is.

The entire secret that was hinted in the beginning got me excited. However, once I started reading it, I just felt it in gut that I knew what it was. The entire predictability of the novel really just threw me of. It was like reading a new adult novel with the same angst and drama thrown in with characters way too blind. 🙁

Also, Lana annoyed me at times. I knew where she was coming for but sometimes I wished she just manned up and said what she had to say. Being secretive just got me on her nerves. The lies and stuff just made me feel sorry for Kavlin.

The really high point of the story is Kalvin’s swoony actions. But at the same time, I don’t know.

Overall, I really loved the writing of the book. But my heart just pains and feels with guilt to say that I was honesty disappointed at points. Because I finished this book and I really loved the writing I will give it 3 stars.

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