Hey lovely readers!
Today’s post is a book review of Incognito by Siobhan Davis. I received an e-ARC of this book from Social Buttefly PR in exchange for an honest review.
“Dakota’s dreams of attending Juilliard were shattered the night tragedy struck her family. It’s one year later, and she’s now enrolled at a local university trying to piece her life back together.
Shawn is one of the world’s most famous faces, having lived under a spotlight since his star exploded when he was fourteen. Now jaded by an industry forcing him to perform music he no longer enjoys, he craves normalcy and the opportunity to rediscover his muse. When a crazy stalker gets too close, and death threats start mounting, Shawn’s management team comes up with a plan—one which will allow him to work on his latest album while staying incognito on a college campus. Romance is the last thing on Dakota’s mind, but after she crosses paths with a hot, prickly cutie with rock-hard abs and smoldering good looks, she can’t shake him from her thoughts.
Shawn can’t afford to bring any girl into his fucked-up life, but the gorgeous blonde with the sad blue eyes captivates him in a way no girl ever has, and he finds himself falling hard and fast. But outside forces are conspiring against them. When danger draws closer, and secrets are revealed, will their love survive?”
I was really hoping to get my hands on this ARC purely because it’s a Siobhan Davis book and she’s amazing! So I actually had no idea what to expect from this book. But I was so surprised at how much I loved it. With this story it was Dakota’s story that really struck a cord with me. She loses her sister to a serial rapist and has to deal with the terrible after affects. Women deal with so much harassment and fear on a daily basis, I really appreciated seeing that portrayed so realistically in a book. She becomes so much more guarded and cautious and she feels as if her life is no longer her own. I have been there and I know what it feels like to constantly be looking over your should waiting for something terrible to happen.
Enter Shawn, the famous pop star who just wants to get back to who he used to be. His part of the story was so fun to read. I mean crappy things are happening to him, but getting a look into that famous lifestyle is always fun. I really loved watching him get back in touch with his family and take care of Dakota. He takes such pride in caring for her and it made my heart so happy. I also really loved how understanding and respectful he was towards Dakota because of what happened to her sister. I found myself rooting for their relationship right from the beginning. The only thing about these two that frustrated me was that they kept making assumptions about each other. They had so many issues with communication and I just wanted to scream at them to just talk to each other! But I suppose that’s real life 🙂
Overall I really enjoyed this book. It was full of important life lessons, real life situations, and so much passion. Shawn loves to make music and Dakota is a beautiful dancer. I absolutely love stories that feature artistic careers. The book also made me feel all the feels. I laughed, I cried, I was angry, I was sad. And I absolutely loved the amount of sass and sarcasm that Dakota had. This was just a really great summer read and I highly recommend it!
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna