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Saving Brad

(The Kennedy Boys #5)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  663 ratings  ·  129 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 her
Published (first published October 2017)
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Siobhan Davis Sorry, Bre, I'm only seeing your question now. Saving Brad can completely be read as a standalone so you don't need to read Loving Kalvin first - you…moreSorry, Bre, I'm only seeing your question now. Saving Brad can completely be read as a standalone so you don't need to read Loving Kalvin first - you won't miss much.(less)
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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 abounding
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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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  ·  review of another edition
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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
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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 other
Jennifer G
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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*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  ·  review of another edition

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 with Brad in
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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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  ·  review of another edition
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
Melanie Kulpa-Effnert
Whew, what a ride. Good thing I had my nails done or else there wouldn’t be any left. I think I had a heartrate over 150 constantly.

The story about Brad and Rachel was so good. I really was excited for their book in the series and the authors didn’t disappoint.

We got to meet both of them in the former books but just in their own story we really got to know their personalities, their demons and their desires.

I was intrigued about Rachel’s secrets from the start and to uncover them was a hardship
Heather Baxter
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What happens to the third member of a love triangle? This is the story. Kyler and Brad had been best friends since first grade. Faye moved to the Kennedy household from Ireland after the death of her parents. Brad and Faye developed a deep friendship. To Brad, Faye was his lifeline, his only light in a dark world, and he fell madly in love with Faye. Unfortunately for Brad, Faye was also Kyler's life line and light and Faye and Kyler fell in love. Meanwhile Brad was left pining for the girl he l ...more
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of Saving Brad to review. I really was looking forward to reading this book because I have always had a soft spot for Brad from the very first Kennedy Boys book, Finding Kyler. I couldn't wait to learn more about him! So this book can be read as a stand alone novel, but there is a lot of depth and pasts that you would miss out on. The entire series should be read in order to get the most out of it. I don't want to post any spoilers so I am going to be very vague. There is angst ...more
Kari Hansen
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brad is in love with Faye despite the fact that she is in love with his best friend Kyler and he knows that they will never be more than friends. He also has the additional burden of being abandoned by his family and having no support system. He numbs the pain with alcohol and sex however rather than easing his problems it only increases them.

Rachel is trying to escape the demons from her past and she believes the best way to do that is to be close to Faye so she packs up and tries to leave Irel
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We get to meet Brad and Rachel in the first 3 books of the Kennedy Boy’s Series. There is just enough of a glimpse of their characters that you want to know more. You can tell these two have gone through a lot of stuff in their young lives that no one should ever have to go through. In this heart wrenching book from Siobhan Davis you get to see to young souls find each other, protect each other, heal each other and most of all fall in love with each other.
Brad is your all American heart throb a
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First thoughts: Love the Kennedy Boys. This book had lots of fun elements and crazy drama.

Review: Finally we get more of Brad. Brad was a wonderful friend and a great character in Finding Kyler and through most of the Kyler arc. However, towards the end he was just awfully destructive. He was mean for the sake of meanness and really didn't add much. So the title Saving Brad gave me lots of hopes. I'm not going to lie, about 40% of the book I was about to be done with him. He was just awful to ev
Maria Arcara
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I swear I love everything Ms Davis writes! I totally get into the emotional worlds of the characters every time. Rachel's and Brad's worlds were no exception & wow! their stories were so heart-wrenching and so captivating! Now I have 2 more characters to admire & root for in this series! Of course, I can't wait to read Keven's story now! Ms Davis set it up perfectly for Kade to be next, so I will be as patient as possible till we get to Kev. His dedication & protection of Rachel tugg ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have loved The Kennedy Boys since the first book I think Siobhan tells a great story with lots of angst and drama but I never quite got Brad. He was a bit too much of a sap and too nice for my liking. I wasn't overly excited or anticipating his book but when I read the snippets in Loving Kalvin of Brad and Rachel I started to think I would enjoy it. Rachel was a bit annoying to me in the parts she had in the first few books she was a bit immature and messy. I honestly don't think any other aut ...more
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USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She

Other books in the series

The Kennedy Boys (7 books)
  • Finding Kyler (The Kennedy Boys, #1)
  • Losing Kyler (The Kennedy Boys, #2)
  • Keeping Kyler (The Kennedy Boys, #3)
  • Loving Kalvin (The Kennedy Boys, #4)
  • Seducing Kaden (The Kennedy Boys, #6)
  • Forgiving Keven (The Kennedy Boys, #7)
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