Thursday, December 7, 2017

Inseparable by Siobhan Davis

by Siobhan Davis

My rating: 5 stars

Expected Publication Date: January 8, 2018
Genre: Dark Romance
A childhood promise. An unbreakable bond. One tragic event that shatters everything.

It all started with the boys next door…

Devin and Ayden were my best friends. We were practically joined at the hip since age two. When we were kids, we thought we were invincible, inseparable, that nothing or no one could come between us.

But we were wrong.

Everything turned to crap our senior year of high school.

Devin was turning into a clone of his deadbeat lowlife father—fighting, getting wasted, and screwing his way through every girl in town. I’d been hiding a secret crush on him for years. Afraid to tell him how I felt in case I ruined everything. So, I kept quiet and slowly watched him self-destruct with a constant ache in my heart.

Where Devin was all brooding darkness, Ayden was the shining light. Our star quarterback with the bright future whom everyone loved. But something wasn’t right. He was so guarded, and he wouldn’t let me in.

When Devin publicly shamed me, Ayden took my side, and our awesome-threesome bond was severed. The split was devastating. The heartbreak inevitable.

Ayden and I moved on with our lives, but the pain never lessened, and Devin was never far from our thoughts.

Until it all came to a head in college, and one eventful night changed everything.

Now, I’ve lost the two people who matter more to me than life itself. Nothing will ever be the same again.

Inseparable by Siobhan Davis

InseparableIf you know anything about Siobhan Davis, you know she is the Queen of Angst, the Princess of Perpetual Turmoil, the Goddess of If-it-can-go-wrong, it-will, again-and-again, etc., etc. She is also an amazing storyteller who can pull tears from a stone, fray nerves and cause readers to white-knuckle their ways through many a scene.

Ms. Davis may have outdone herself with INSEPARABLE not only because she nailed every one of my emotional buttons, but she did it over a span of a decade and was able to make me feel every one of those years, even if they weren’t articulated on each page.

Since the age of two, Devin, Ayden and Angelina were INSEPARABLE, the three Musketeers, the best of friends. They were not prepared to grow up and find their worlds changing, becoming confusing, heart-wrenching and joyful and complicated. It was the complications of life that tore their bond apart and readers will feel every single event. Betrayals of the most brutal kind, lies, secrets and romantic feelings will turn their threesome into a warped love triangle that none of them would come out of unscathed.

Human frailty, the need for love, insecurities, immaturity and the hard lessons of life all become part of a tale of the complications of coming of age while not able to fully or maturely grasp what is happening. I was mesmerized, appalled, angered and felt protective of these characters as they unintentionally tortured or were tortured by each other. Lives will be forever changed and only true love will save those who give it freely and without reservations, those who learn to grow.

I’m not going to lie, Angelina, Devlin, and even Ayden each made me see red. I wanted to shake them, wake them up, hold them and help them. Siobhan Davis has done it, again, dished out a boatload of pain and turmoil, added flawed characters and made even the most angst-filled soap operas seem tame, all while holding me a willing prisoner to every single page.

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Siobhan Davis!

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