Thursday, August 2, 2012
Indie Review: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
For almost two years now, Kiera's boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she's ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart.
Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source – a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he's purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes...and none of them will ever be the same.
I have a love hate relationship with this book. I loved the story/plot and I loved the "Love" interests, Kellan and Denny, but I'm torn with Kiera.
I actually grew to dislike Kiera the more I read her narrative. She gives a whole new meaning to "Having your cake and eating it to." I thought she was incredibly unfair to both these wonderful and thoughtful guys and I, personally, didn't think she deserved them. I honestly think she got off WAY to easy with both men. With this said, I still couldn't stop reading Thoughtless, and this is a healthy read, almost 600 pages! I'm honestly not that used to reading self-pubs this long, and I felt there were a lot of parts that could have been deleted because they just felt to repetitive and I just wanted to slap Kiera in the face because I thought she was being so selfish, but Stephens does a great job of writing the emotions of these characters- I really felt the tension and connection between Kiera and Kellan. Their chemistry kept me turning the pages.
My favourite thing about this read I'll sum up in two words- Kellan Kyle, what a sexy name right? He's a sex God, romantic, generous and thoughtful. I honestly couldn't get enough of him and while I loved Denny, it was Kellan I was truly rooting for throughout this book.
The ending was nice and thoughtful and I will be continuing on to its sequel, Effortless. Overall, I would recommend this series to fans of 50 Shades of Grey, because there's a lot more going on with these characters than the synopsis will lead you to believe, and it's a much meatier read as well!
Posted by HayleyAG at 1:45 AM