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Releasing Keanu

(The Kennedy Boys #8)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  1,178 ratings  ·  316 reviews
A friends-to-lovers second-chance romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Standalone with HEA and no cliffhanger.

Selena played me.
Confirming I wasted years loving someone who didn’t love me back.
It should be easy to move on, but since she dumped me, I can’t shake her from my thoughts, no matter how hard I try.
Dates and random hookups don’t help, beca
Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published December 30th 2019
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Siobhan Davis
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I thought Keaton was the sweetest Kennedy brother, but I was wrong. Get ready for Keanu to sweep you off your feet because he is EVERYTHING!

This book has a very different vibe than the other books in the series. It's an emotionally charged, coming of age story with dark undertones. Low on drama, medium on angst, and high on emotion, this one will give you ALL THE FEELS. I don't think I've written a sweeter couple and I couldn't be happier with how this book has turned out.

Please read the trigger

FIVE EMOTIONAL STARS for Selena and Keanu 💖💖💖!!!


This book is O.M.G. 😭😭😭!!!

It's not a secret that Siobhan Davis is one of my favorite authors this year and ever but she is the author who always surprises me with every new book she has to write.

I loved Faye and Kyler's story.

I loved Lana and Kalvin's story.

But, this story has something that stole my heart and that is the main reason why it became my favorite one from "The Kennedy Boys" series for now (because who knows wha
Throughout The Kennedy Boys series, I have been curious about Keanu and Selena. The teasing details we have received left me with the belief their story would be a powerful read, one that would rip me apart and put me back together again. I expected the kind of book that would break me in the best of way, but the truth is this wasn’t quite all I had expected.

That is not to say I did not enjoy this addition to The Kennedy Boys series, it simply was not my favourite. The reason for this, however,
Siobhan Davis has outdone herself. While bringing another Kennedy boy’s story to life, she has scraped out a raw story of one young woman’s living hell, and its aftermath affecting all who know, love or can relate to her.

This time out, we are still given the passion, but it is far surpassed by the emotional tsunami that fills each page as this gut-churning tale unfolds and a soul-deep healing process begins for its characters. Think of your worst nightmare, imagine it happening to a young woman
Jan 07, 2020 marked it as no-thank-you  ·  review of another edition
blurb is enough lol

"Dates and random hookups don’t help, because no one measures up to the girl I still love with my whole heart."
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Releasing Keanu is the eighth book in The Kennedy Boys series. I have not read all the books, so I can vouch for Releasing Keanu as being a standalone novel.

Releasing Keanu follows Selena and Keanu's reunion after a devastating breakup two years prior. This second chance romance will make you swoon while also breaking your heart. Trigger warnings for child sexual abuse, rape, depression, anxiety, and just about everything else.

Selena is an incredibly strong and powerful character. She's expe
There’s no question that Siobhan Davis is the queen of sexy, angsty and emotional young adult books, and Releasing Keanu delivered on all fronts but was also surprisingly less drama filled than the previous books in the series.

Keanu and Selena had been a constant throughout most of The Kennedy Boys series until Selena dumped Keanu and he was left lonely, heartbroken and at the mercy of his very wild brother but he was never able to get over the love of his life and then she shows up on his doors
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I have read other books by Siobhan Davis but Releasing Keanu is the first one I had read in The Kennedy Boys series. Releasing Keanu is book eight in The Kennedy Boys series. It can be read as a standalone. There is an author note in the begining that it's recommended to read the series from the beginning but you can read this one as a standalone. I want to read the whole series but really didn't have the time right now so I just jumped into this one. Keanu's family pops up throughout his story ...more
Rhonda Ziglar
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 BEAUTIFUL HEALING STARS!! OMG....The feels in this story pulled all my heartstrings and twisted them up. Keanu and Selena are so strong and have a beautiful story to tell you and you need to hear it. This is my favorite one in the Kennedy Boys so far. This author has hit all the buttons for the perfect book. Can be read as standalone, but would recommend reading all the books in the series.
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Releasing Keanu, book eight in her The Kennedy Boys series, Siobhan Davis takes a slightly different approach in addressing this character's story and proves her versatility in storytelling while still maintaining her signature voice.

Siobhan Davis handled her portrayal of Keanu perfectly managing to create a sensitive and capable hero who could believably navigate Selena's issues. Keanu was kind and generous, two traits not highlighted often enough in heroes. This guy gave off all the feels a
Siobhan Davis wrote another emotional book to grip you and make you fall in love with yet another Kennedy brother!

Releasing Keanu is Selena and Keanu’s second chance romance. It took me a little bit to get into, but once the book got going I was feeling all of the emotions.

I didn’t realise just how much I would fall for Keanu. He was romantic, sweet and passionate and his love for Selena knew no bounds.

There are some trigger warnings in this book though, the prologue caught me completely off
I went into this book knowing I would like it. So far, I have loved everything this author has written, but I didn't realize it would emotionally take hold of me the way it did. It's a little different from her normal work but still held what I love about her books most. A plot deep enough to drown yourself in.

Keanu thought he had found the love of his life, Selena. He gave her all the love he had to give, all the time and devotion but when she goes and rips his heart out of his chest and break
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Releasing Keanu is definitely one of the lesser dramatic but sweeter books in this series. However, it does have some dark undertones to it. It can be easily read as a standalone within the series. Siobhan does a superb job of giving you glimpses of the other characters in her series and it's just the right amount to give you want you need in this story but make you want to read their stories too (if you have not already).

Anyway, I digress. Releasing Keanu may not have all the dramatics and flar
Feb 16, 2020 marked it as nope-nope-nope  ·  review of another edition
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Heather 'Confessions Of A Bibliophile' Creighton
Confessions 6 Stars
❝𝑹𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑲𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒖 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒎𝒆. 𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒊𝒎 𝒕𝒐𝒐.❞
Releasing Keanu by Siobhan Davis is the eighth book in the Kennedy Boys Series. Releasing Keanu is an emotional, new adult, second chance romance that you do not want to miss! Although Releasing Keanu can be read as a standalone, to further enjoy the Kennedy family, I would most definitely recommend reading the previous books in the Kennedy Boys Series. For those of you who are familiar with the Kennedy Boys, get ready bec
Izzie d
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: second-chance
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Ruth’s Romances
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”Keanu and I never needed labels because calling him my best friend or my boyfriend was never enough. It never conveyed everything he meant to me because he was always so much more. Which is why it killed me to wrench myself away from him.”✨
Selena broke up with Keanu two years ago to set him free from her past. But when her past comes calling, she runs to the only place she feels safe: Keanu.✨
If you love:
•New Adult
•Friends to lovers
•Dark undertones
•Second chances
•Dual POV
Then this i
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! We didn't really get to know the Kennedy triplets in the first 7 books of the series but that all changes with Releasing Keanu. This book is all about Keanu and Selena, the woman who still holds his heart even after she broke it two years earlier, leaving him devastated and unable to move on. However, when Selena comes face to face with a ghost from her past, she instinctively runs to Keanu, who doesn't hesitate to shower her with his love, his strength, and his protection.

Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh, this was a beautiful, emotional story!! I just loved Keanu and Selena!! Definitely my favorite Kennedys boys story!
Laura G/ _page.turner
While I am certainly no stranger to shedding tears while reading a Siobhan Davis book, the tears I had while reading Releasing Keanu were for totally different reasons.

I cried for the unbridled strength that Selena has always had, but really let shine now. For the unwavering way that Keanu has loved his girl, even when they weren’t together. I cried because these two as both individuals and as a couple have shown so much growth, emotion, and strength from their time as teens to young adults.

Dimitra A.
Dec 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Totally fall-in-loveable!!!!!!!!!!

Releasing Keanu, the eighth book in Siobhan Davis’s Kennedy Boys series, left me breathless. Like, seriously, she should change the title to “Unleashing Keanu”, because she literally unleashed one of the most swoon worthy, amazing, sweet and protective book boyfriends on us. I never thought there would be anyone to top my beloved Kyler and Kalvin on the perfect book boyfriend list, but here we are…..

Now, first things first, I have to start with one of the sweete
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was an absolute joy and privilege to step back into the world of the Kennedy’s! Keanu and Selena’s long-awaited story is finally here and boy did Siobhan deliver with this one!

This book is slightly different from the previous Kennedy Boys stories we all know and love in that it hones in on the hero and heroine with sprinklings of the other beloved family members throughout. Keanu and Selena definitely take centre stage and the pacing of the book is perfect. This style of storytelling drags us
Jennifer Pierson
I LOVE me some Siobhan Davis so much, that it really feels like an insult to give any of her stories a mere 5 star rating. And Releasing Keanu is no exception. OH MY HELL! Ms. Davis punched me over & over again in the feels cover to cover, and I'm still a wreck! Keanu Kennedy was with Selena for a cool minute, until he believes that she played him. Now, they have a reunion after 2 years since that heartbreak, and it's something to behold! See, Keanu has no clue as to what was really going on wit ...more
Keri Loves Books
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An incredibly emotional journey. It’s a story of inner strength, resilience and unconditional love.

Keanu has loved Selena for so long. Even after she tore his heart out and left him behind. His heart never stopped loving her.

Selena has a dark past. She has survived the unimaginable and struggles everyday to overcome it and live. She may think she’s weak, but her bravery is awe inspiring.

When Selena’s past collides with her present, her first instinct is to run to the man who has always loved and
Pauline Anne
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a huge fan of the Kennedy Boys series, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this new episode of the saga and it sure didn't disappoint. Probably the best yet. A story that really tugs at your heartstrings, you really feel for Selena and what she's been through. Maybe she messed up leaving the love of her life but now they've been given a second chance.
Keanu is so sweet. I love the way he looks out for Selena. Not that he's perfect, Keanu could have handled the break up better and not become a d
Wendy *cr8zysockbookblock*

All the beautiful ,break-me-apart and perfectly, put-me-back together stars in the sky for this amazing second chance romance. 🤩🤩This must read eighth book in the Kennedy boys series by Siobhan Davis is devastating and gritty and heartbreaking and raw. But it’s also heartfelt and healing. Filled full of hope and promise for a better future it’s going to break you apart and perfectly put you back together again. I’m going to try to do my best to do it justice while simultaneously not
Jacquelyn Smith
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am still crying !!!

This story was like no other, I became the Selena in my soul. She was trying to a survive a trauma so severe it changed her whole life. She tumble into her headspace, there are a few people that pull her back from the darkness. This show that the love of family, husband and with proper help can do for most people. She don’t need him to save her, she don’t a fast antidote, all she needs is for him to hold her hand and walk with her through the darkness. Her partner, friend, l
Melissa Gloria - Meli’s Books and Coffee
I have not read a Kennedy boy that I did not fall in love with and Keanu and is no different. Siobhan wrote another epic Kennedy Boys book that will hook you from the very beginning. Who knew underneath the quiet Kennedy brother you find a real sweetheart and romantic in Keanu. I was really surprised with his character. Selena breaks his heart and he tries to move on with whomever he can but someone still had his heart. Keanu and Selena's story is heartfelt, emotional and they will have you swoo ...more
Ashley Carr, LSoR
I can’t say it enough how I love this author!! She takes you on an emotional journey with this story. I know I say it again and again but this is my favorite book in the series! From the prologue this book kept me glued to my Kindle wanting to know what happened. Selena has been through the wringer and comes out the other side stronger than what she went in, how can she not. Keanu knows part of Selena’s story and he is supportive and loving but he doesn’t know it all. When Selena abruptly end t ...more
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will never get tired of reading about the Kennedy boys. Keanu is so different from the rest of the brothers and may just be my favorite. He’s more mature and has a lot less drama in his life and I love that about him. I don’t feel like most men wouldn’t be as understanding and sympathetic to Selena’s situation. He handles it so well and it’s hard not to love him. I also love that in this book we also get our fix of the rest of the Kennedys. I received a complementary copy of this book and volu ...more
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