Title: Loving Kalvin
Author: Siobhan Davis
Series: The Kennedy Boys, book 4 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Trigger Warning: Mention of rape
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 299 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: July, 2017
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Oh, I was sooo excited for this book, especially because the glimpses of what we saw of Kalvin and Lana in the Finding Kyler trilogy was tempting enough and this was such a whirlwind ride and I’m glad this book didn’t disappoint.
Even after every thing that has happened, Kalvin decided not to give up on Lana. Lana can’t forgive herself for falsy accusing Kalvin of rape by coming under the influence of Addison. Kalvin understood how far he pushed her to take such a drastic step but the past won’t leave them alone so easily. And when a shocking truth is revealed, will they be ever able to move forward together?
This book was so freaking good! I enjoyed the plot so much. When we got introduced to Lana in the Finding Kyler trilogy, she came forward as a sweet and innocent girl and when she did the horrendous crime of falsy accusing Kalvin of such a major crime like rape, I was enraged. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Even if she did confess in front of the court that she was wrong and she lied, it wasn’t easy to forgive her but Kalvin knew her better than anyone. He knew how much he had hurt her in the past. Kalvin and Lana had a past and when they come face to face again, at first it becomes an awkward/guilt fest before either of them can move forward.
Lana was truly repenting, if even Kalvin forgave her, she couldn’t forgive herself. You can’t help but love Lana, Addison played her well just like she did with Kyler. But after the twist is revealed, I empathised with her more. I could understand where she was coming from but even after all the things that happened, she should have told Kalvin the truth a little earlier. She tried but just couldn’t utter it and I kind of understand that too. I felt bad for her, although she tried her best to make up for what she did, she was constantly attacked and verbally abused, she didn’t deserve that much hate though.
As their story moves forward, more of their past is revealed and anybody would empathise with Lana. Kalvin did a number on her and even after everything, she couldn’t stop loving him. I loved that Kalvin finally wanted to fight for what he wanted and he didn’t give up. They had explosive chemistry and their relationship slowly builds up all over again and the romance was just sooo good!! When the things blow up towards the end, Lana handled everything so maturely and even Kalving followed her lead, I was glad how the ending wrapped up.
Overall, Loving Kavin was a great read. The plot was executed neatly and I loved each and every moment of it though the middle did become a little monotonous sometimes. The chemistry between the two main characters was just everything, I shipped them so much! The writing was smooth and flowed smoothly and the pace was even throughout the book. This book also ended with a glimpse of Saving Brad and I have a feeling it’s going to epic!!! I sooo can’t wait for it!
So guys, have you picked up this series yet? What do you think about this book?