By: S.C. Stephens
Series: Thoughtless #1
My Copy: Ebook from Edelweiss
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.
Thoughtless by SC Stephens has made list after list for amazing romance stories. While I must now completely agree I feel that I had to be a realist, and rate it accordingly to every aspect of the book. It would be easy to rate this book five stars based on the intense scandalous romance, but when you review as many books as I do it is imperative that you look at all of the details, and not just the ones that rock your world. Kiera and Kellan story is AMAZING! Many lesson teach us that the strict reality of right from wrong, but Thoughtless takes everything that we have learned and twists it around leaving readers in the gray area of confusion. Even the most moral conscious readers will be second guessing their own beliefs and actions when they find themselves siding with the antagonists of this story. Kiera is young and naive; following her boyfriend across country after two years is brave and stupid, but with a mission she finds herself packed up and on a road trip across the states moving toward a new life. While I admit Kiera has been with Denny for two years, but maturity teaches that anything can happen. It is in this story that we will see just how much is in entailed with ANYTHING! Looking for a fresh start also leaves them moving in with a roommate. A life long friend of Denny is spectacular for offer the couple his extra room charging little to nothing for rent. Kellan is a up and coming musician that will also plan a large starring role in this story. What starts out a easy friendship for the trio turns into a promiscuous story of love and hate. The journey will drag you through the highs and lows of consequences, but it will wrap all of the characters into and deep and dedicated read. With all of this being said if I was reviewing primarily on these details this story would be a five star, but when I deeply study the detail of path this story took I had a little concern. Once Kiera and Kellan romance blossoms there is a huge part of this story that seemed to be wandering. I spent many pages wondering where exactly we would going with this story, and just when the bottom was going to fall out. This can make a portion of the story taxing and tedious. Not to mention in a story that readers will cringe with frustration at the character it is desperate time that can suffer if drug out too long. This alone can cause some serious struggle in readers, and for it alone I could not justify a five star rating. I say this with a heavy heart, because truly this journey was incredible, but I it was a large enough concern that I felt it dishonest if I do not mention it. Even with this small set back I am addicted. I love this characters and the setting. I love the detail and creativity that this wonderfully talented author displays with splendor. BOOKWHISPERER FAVORITE!!