The Irish Getaway A Kennedy Boys Short Story Siobhan Davis Kyler fell hard and fast in love with Faye when just 17 years old. They weathered tragedies by clinging to each other. Before heading off to college they embark on a trip back to Faye’s homeland Ireland. The whole Kennedy clan parties abroad. Drama abounds at every turn, a night out seems to always leads to a fight. Even the parents are in on the act in Ireland. This short steamy read gives more insights into the brothers and is a bit like an extended epilogue to the Kyler trilogy. This novella comes straight after the Kyler trilogy (Finding, Losing and Keeping Kyler). It is not a stand-alone and reveals more of Kyler’s hea and bridges into the next book in the series. A quick book to finish in an afternoon. I received an arc of this book.
This novella was perfect. It was the perfect combination of fun and drama. I feel like Siobhan used this novella really well as a vehicle to set us up for other books. It's all very subtle, but there are just little tidbits she's dropping about some of the auxiliary characters, and I think it's so exciting because I can't wait to read everyone's story. I really liked getting to hear about their trip to Ireland. Its was really neat to see more interactions between Adam and Faye, and Faye and Whitney. I really liked seeing Faye meet her grandparents. And I really loved getting to see more of the other characters like Keanu, Kev, Kade, and Kent. It was also really neat to see all of the characters in one place, because normally Kade and Kev are away at college, and during the other stories, people had work and school, so with everyone's busy schedules you weren't seeing them all together. It was really neat to see them all be together. I really liked it, I'm so excited for all of the future stories that will come after this!!! :-) If you are a fan of the Kennedy Boys series, this is a must read!!
I was lucky to receive an advanced copy. I voluntarily reviewed it, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Loved getting more of Faye and Kyler! These two are too cute! And I loved the Irish setting! It's wonderful to see the crew traveling to different areas of Ireland! Vacationing with the Kennedy's is no easy task, these boys are horny, rowdy, and seem to find trouble wherever they go! I'm so ready to see each one of these boys brought to their knees when they find the person that shows them that they really need to grow the heck up! I haven't always loved the Kennedy boys, and I'm on the fence about Faye's friends, but I sense that these characters are struggling with how to deal with their issues, so I try to not hold too much against them, and in the end, I look forward to seeing them happy. Faye and Kyler were wonderful as ever, and woo! these two have some passion between them! I loved getting POV from both Faye and Kyler; I especially love reading about how much Kyler loves Faye, he is too sweet for words, and after reading the first 3 books in this series, Kyler has definitely endeared himself to me. You'll definitely want to read these books in order, or a lot of things will be spoiled if you read this one first, so go on back and start with the previous books. The Irish Getaway is a wild ride with the Kennedy's, and is definitely a fun read! I know there's more books in the works for each of the Kennedy brothers, which I'm totally looking forward to because I love Siobhan Davis' writing! I also hope we get more Kyler and Faye! I'd love to see these two further in the future!
The Kennedys are going to Ireland! Ky and Faye spend three weeks there on their own, and then the rest of the family joins them after that. Those first three weeks are a blissful, contented time for them. They make their own memories in Faye's home, which help her in dealing with the many memories that haunt her as she misses her parents. I LOVED when she brought Ky to her parents graves. He introduced himself to them, giving a very touching speech and ending it with “I will love her, protect her, and support her for the rest of my days. I give you my solemn promise.” It was so beautiful and so romantic!! Kyler is such a romantic guy! Who would have thought that when I first started this series with Finding Kyler, he would turn out to be a romantic?! “I will always be here for you. No matter what. My world would cease to exist if you weren’t in it, and that’s not something I’ll ever consider. I’m going to propose to you one day, Faye.” I kiss the back of her hand. “I want marriage, kids, everything, with you.” *sigh* Then the rest of the family shows up and the party (or parties) begin! It was nice to see the family all together in this one!!
Do not let the length of this novella deter you from purchasing this. I know that sometimes I am hesitant to purchase the in-between novellas, but trust me, this is not one to miss! The Irish Getaway is jam-packed with that Kennedy-style drama we have grown to love and crave as well as very well-placed plot tidbits regarding each character’s individual story. We also get to experience the steamiest scene between Faye and Ky to date. Let me tell you, I am not sure if it gets hotter than that. Fanning my face right now!
This will only get you pumped to find out where Siobhan is going to take all of these characters, and I completely trust that she will deliver a delicious heap of drama with each one. Get ready for a plot teaser for every Kennedy boy which will leave your imagination running wild! I also hope that Siobhan continues these Faye and Ky POV novellas throughout the series because I truly adore being inside their heads—especially with how lovey-dovey they are now. I also am crossing my fingers for some novellas featuring all of the adults at some point. I am dying to know what goes on inside James’ head as well as the POV for Adam, Alex, and the mysterious Saoirse.
If you haven’t read Loving Kalvin yet, I highly suggest reading this one first since it is a great segue into his book.
I love that this is set in Ireland, and the intense drama really reminds me of Skins (the UK version) which is one of my favorite all-time television series. Therefore, if you enjoyed that show, you will not be disappointed with this series!
Please, please for the love of Pete, do yourself a favor and buy this ASAP!
I received a BETA copy of this book and volunteered to review it.
This book wonderfully fills the gap between Keeping Kyler and Loving Kalvin. All our favourite characters are present in this book and it was indeed a fun ride. Kyler and Faye, as usual, were inseparable from each other and we also got to see a bit of a mature side of their relationship. They were in the stage of their relationship that despite everything jealousy had no place and I seriously loved their trust in each other.
All the other Kennedy boys were pretty fun to read about. Kent was notorious as usual and the other didn’t back out of mischief if they got any chance. Faye and Whitney’s relationship was pretty rocky, though we did get a glimpse of how their relationship could be, I really hope Whitney is able to overcome whatever’s holding her back from fully embracing Faye as her sister. And it was great to see Faye with her people, after all she went through, she deserved this happiness.
Overall, The Irish Getaway was a pretty good and engaging read. Though I felt the much-needed punch was missing, the characters made up for it. The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with the characters all over again. I loved the romance between Kyler and Faye. The writing was smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. This book was a pretty fast read and I easily finished it in two sittings. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series! I’m so freaking excited for Brad’s story!
I really love the Kennedy boys series and this novella was no exception. It was great to go back to the original couple and see them interacting and in Ireland no less! And to make it even more great, eventually the rest of the Kennedys join in and we even get to see Adam and Whitney again.
The family dynamic is so interesting to me. This many boys in one family, and how different their personalities are even though they were all raised in the same household. I like how we got little hints and teasers as to what each of the brothers own stories might be about. This novella made me more anxious for some of the boys' books that I wasn't really thinking about before.
The other thing I really enjoyed, was the alternate POV scenes at the end of the book. We get a peek into what other characters were thinking and doing during pivotal scenes in the first few books. I love when authors give us that taste into the mind of someone else!
If you have enjoyed the Kennedy Boys books so far, you're going to love this novella. If you haven't read any of the other books yet, I highly recommend them and suggest you read at least the first three books before reading this novella.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.