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Saving Brad

(The Kennedy Boys #5)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  1,840 ratings  ·  253 reviews
An enemies-to-lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis. Standalone with an HEA and no cliff-hanger.

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 h
Kindle Edition, 1, 446 pages
Published October 2017
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I’m fascinated with this series. Every book is hooking from start to finish, each couple’s story is a wonderful blend of angst and drama, sexiness and heart. I’ve devoured every book and I can’t wait for more, and just when I think the previous couple was my favorite, along comes Siobhan and delivers this darker, more vulnerable story with an unexpected yet perfect for each other couple.

Theirs is a love story is full of the torment Brad has for loving his best friend’s girlfriend and aboundi
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Okay, time to confess, Siobhan Davis won me over: I am a Brad fan now.

Saving Brad is the fifth book in the Kennedy Boys series, and the second book to work as a standalone novel. As with the prior book, Loving Kalvin, I do believe it works best if you read the Kyler books prior to reading this one. In fact, I’m of the belief each and every book in this series needs to be read for the best experience. Whilst each relationship arc is wonderful alone, there are snippets seen throughout all the boo
First, I must note, that I accidentally skipped over Loving Kalvin. I think I remember so much of Kalvin from Keeping Kyler that my brain filled his story in on it's own. It didn't mess up my reading of this book at all, but I will be going back to read it before Seducing Kaden is released.

Now about Saving Brad... This was good! I enjoyed it as much as the other books in the series. It's that New Adult angst-fest that I was craving. That said, Brad was starting to wear on me. I can't put him int
Finally, I repeat, FINALLY Brad has a reason to let go of his obsession with Faye. He has endured being the third wheel on Kyler and Faye’s bicycle built for two, survived his manwhore ways, relatively unscathed, unless you count the damage to his soul and self-respect.

Rachel, Faye’s best friend has moved across the pond to begin another chapter in her life. What no one knows is that she is also on the run from a nightmare of betrayal and the monster who can crush her spirit with a look and a tw
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Saving Brad is the fifth book in the The Kennedy Boys series, but it can be read as a standalone. I had been itching to read Brad's book since I knew he was getting his own and Siobhan did not disappoint in any way.

I will do my best to not give any important details away. Brad is an honorary Kennedy since he and Kyler have been best friends since they were practically in diapers. He then becomes the third wheel in Ky and Faye's relationship and ends up at one point pretending to be Faye's boyfri
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Siobhan's books are famous for their angst and drama, the twists and turns that were so unpredictable, ironically it was expected of Davis' works. BUT with Saving Brad, Davis took a turn for the darker side and delivered a spectacular tale filled with vulnerability and raw emotions. I have no idea how she does it but she has TOPPED her best works with Brad and Rachel's story - WOWZA!

For the fans of the series, and especially for those who are on Team Brad, we were all rooting for his happy endi
Rachel K
DNF before the halfway mark so no rating. Didn’t like any of the characters and I found myself skimming more than I was reading...
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was so amazing! I'm so lucky to get to beta read for the extremely talented Siobhan Davis. It is such an amazing honor, because her work just gets better and better and better, and Saving Brad is no exception. At this point it is tied with Loving Kalvin as my favorite book in the Kennedy Boys series!

The interplay between the two main characters in this book is really great. I love how things develop between them.

I have a very special place in my heart for Brad, and I'm so glad she de
Jennifer G
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Saving Brad is part of the Kennedy Boys series. Brad isn't a Kennedy, but he's been like a brother to Ky for years. Their relationship has been strained for the past year since Brad is convinced he's in love with Faye, Kyler's 'now and forever' girl. Rachel is Faye's best friend from Ireland. Now she's in America, going to school and living with Faye. Other than one unforgettable night Brad and Faye hate each other. But is hate the only emotion they have for one another? Is it hate at all? This ...more
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First of all, Saving Brad is a standalone and you don’t have to, but I highly recommend reading the other books in the series because you are missing out by not spending more time with these amazing characters.

Now to my review:
This was a very emotional read for me. We have witnessed Brad’s journey down the path of self-destruction for a while now, but this is when he hits rock bottom. We have also received clues regarding Rachel’s own issues, but this is when we find out the nitty-gritty, and I
Dec 16, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Sadly, I quit this at 14%. It’s probably a me thing, and perhaps I’ll give it another try some time later.
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What a character journey Siobhan has taken Brad on over the course of this series. And this speaks to something Siobhan is SO incredibly gifted at - she’s great at taking really flawed characters who have made bad and/or hurtful decisions and she puts them on a redemptive journey- she somehow has us as readers dislike them and then empathize and love them. Truly, only a talented character writer could evolve a character in a way where we believe they have truly evolved- to where we see them in a ...more
Crystal Murphy
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every book in the series has had me hooked from beginning to start and this story was no different. I was a bit tentative at the start of reading Brad's story because I just couldn't predict where it was going to go and prayed that it ended well.

In previous books in the series we learn that Brad has family issues and moved in with the Kennedy's due to his falling leaving him behind to flee the country. We also learn that Brad is in love with his best friend's girl or so he thinks. On the other h
Kathryn Mitchell

Brad was actually a jerk in the first third of this book. But let me rewind really quick. Brad thought he was in love with Faye. I'll admit, that him being her "fake boyfriend" in high school was a HUGE mistake. He knew his feelings were starting to turn more than friendly, but he didn't back off. Fast forward to college. Brad is sleeping his way through the female student body. He's trying to get rid of his feelings for Faye and he thinks the only way to do so, is to sleep with someon
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was very much looking forward to Brad's story in this series. I wanted to see how things turned out for him after the events in the first three books. If you haven't read the Kyler books, please do before reading Brad's story!

Brad had a lot happen to him when he was too young to really have to face those types of situations. He had to grow up fast and become responsible for himself in ways that no high school teenager should. The situations that happened after with Ky, with Faye, they just ad
Amber Hodges
This book follows Brad and Rachel and I loved every second of it. I wasn't sure how I would like it due to the behavior of the main characters in previous books, but this one was just as amazing as all the others. I love how much Faye and Ky you get to experience in this book as well!

The book is set in dual point of views, so you are able to experience both sides as you go along. I loved that about the book. This book was written in typical Siobhan style of having no fingernails by the last page
Saving Brad by Siobhan Davis is the fifth book in the Kennedy Boys series. The author brings the reader up to speed with perfection and the complex storyline continues with the characters returning to their sophomore year at Harvard. Rachel and Brad deal with their tumultuous relationship among both of their families’ problems. They realize that they’re becoming friends after they both finally let their guard down. Suspense filled storyline and dynamic characters are Siobhan Davis’ mark and make ...more
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Saving Brad is the Fifth book in The Kennedy Boys Series. Even though Brad is not "A Kennedy", he is not lacking in the hotness department. This book is Brad and Rachel's story...and what a story it is. The ups and downs will keep you reading. What I really liked about this book is the very difficult subject matter that it addresses. Siobhan Davis weaves this subject matter into the story, and it helps the reader to admire the characters and how they deal with what life throws at them, and to co ...more
Michelle Krystel
I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. I fell for Brad in finding Kyler, and ya the way he was introduced was not pretty at all but I don't know something about him made to seek him out in other books. Now as the series went on go I was so angry with him and the situation. But now after reading saving Brad that feeling came back ten fold. Hes just drawn to you and can't help but fall. He's not perfect not by long shot but I'm still v ...more
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Saving Brad by Siobhan Davis is book 5 in the Kennedy Boys series and can be read as a standalone.

“Because I’m done being a victim. I’m a survivor. And it’s finally time to start living my life.” - Rachel

I have eagerly awaited Brad’s story and my heart has broken for him several times already in the series as we’ve seen the difficulties he’s had to deal with. I know some readers may hate Brad for the things he’s said and done when it comes to Faye and Kyler but I really feel for the guy and want
I received an eARC of this book from the author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

Oh my heart!!!! Saving Brad by Siobhan Davis is the fifth installment in her The Kennedy Boys which follows one family and their relationships. Seriously these books are so addicting! I may not usually read or enjoy contemporary but Siobhan Davis has written such a compelling, dramatic series full of angst that I just cannot sit down.

As the title suggests, Brad, the othe
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So granted Brad isn’t a blood Kennedy but he’s a pseudo Kennedy and he has a story to tell. We met Brad and Rachel back in Kyler and Faye’s story and who knew we’d be where we are today? I love a good enemies to lovers stories. That fiery angst, that burning lust, that underlying love that’s being denied. Siobhan Davis gives it all to you along with one of her wicked twists to keep you on your toes!
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This read really really got to me with everything that all the characters have been going through and the way it all comes out, playing on every emotion I have. Brad is a man wh***, an a**, hurting people all around him with his words and actions. But there is a reason and during the first half of the book, I had wanted to shake him, slap him, punch him, until you get to the root of his behaviour. Unfortunately Rachel is the punching bag to many of his hurtful and callous words and actions, but ...more
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Daydreaming Books.

*I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Oh Brad, Brad, Brad! I needed this book in my lifeu! I’ve wanting to read his story since I got introduced to his character and finaaaally we got it! And it was awesome!

Brad has tried to get over his best friend’s girlfriend for over two years now and but no option seems to be working until Rachel comes back tumbling in his life. They are two people from the complete opposite
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Brad is in love with his best friend's girlfriend, Faye. And everyone knows it. To deal with it, Brad turns to school, football, booze and sex. But everything changes when Rachel, Faye's best friend, moves to the USA. Will Rachel be the one to save Brad?
Rachel finally has a chance to change her life and takes it. She moves from Ireland to the USA to begin a new chapter in her life. What she didn't expect were the feelings Brad brings to surface.

I loved Saving Brad! I fell in love
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
*** 4.5 Hearts

Saving Brad is the fifth book in the Kennedy Brothers series. It is a standalone but if you want to get more background involving Brad then I recommend reading the previous books. Brad technically isn’t a Kennedy but he is Kyler Kennedy’s best friend and like a brother to him. The synopsis kicks ass so I will make this fast.

Rachel hates him but she wants him. Again. He gave her one hellava a ride eighteen months ago but she can’t go there. She is in America to start over. To conce
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Final Score - 5 I Believe in Brad Stars!

I quite honestly didn't believe that Brad would ever let go of Faye. Its been years, and he has endured being the third wheel - a place he seemed hell bent staying in. He's become a manwhore in his efforts to exorcise Faye from his system, but she always managed to stay firmly tied/locked into this never-ending abyss of obsession/devotion that Brad firmly held onto. So much so he's not only damage his friendship ... but his soul and self-respect.

Now Rachel
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Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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There are not enough praises for The Kennedy Boys saga by Siobhan Davis. I feel like every book that is published in this series gets better and better, with that, it will be a sad day when this series ends. Saving Brad was absolutely 100% mesmerizing! I couldn’t get enough of this raw, passionate enemies to lovers romance. The push and pull magnitude between Brad and Rachel was superb and of course, I wanted more.

We have seen Brad
Kathryn Linke
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Although this title can be read as a standalone, I would highly recommend reading the previous titles particularly The Irish Getaway, that is alluded to several times within this story line.

Siobhan Davis has an uncanny ability to create stories that are raw, intense and emotional. Brad and Rachel are a complex, troubled pair of characters with self destructive tendencies, but epitomize both vulnerability and strength, whilst trying to outrun the pain of their past. Their story is uniq
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