Book Review: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

Title: Thoughtless
Author: S.C. Stephens
Series: Thoughtless #1
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication date: June 11, 2011
Pages: 530
Source: Purchased
Summary (via 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.

 

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So obviously there’s cheating, and a love triangle based on the summary. If you’re not okay with that, walk away now. This book wasn’t a favorite by any means, but it wasn’t completely terrible. I debated the rating for a while before deciding on 3.5 stars.

 

I picked up the entire series from my local used bookstore because my friend Jessica was dying to read these books. I hadn’t heard of them before, but the ratings were pretty positive (4.12 stars overall) and the summary sounded interesting. And I have to say that once you get over the overly descriptive beginning (and I mean OVERLY), this gets so much better. I think the author could cut out at least half of the first 100-150 pages, and this would be so much better. I nearly put it down a couple times and returned the series, because it was so hard to get through the beginning.

 

Kiera kind of drove me a little crazy with all her back and forth melodrama. Girl needed to make up her mind. I seriously loved Kellan’s character…well at least like 98% of the time. If you’ve read this book, you’ll probably know what instances I’m talking about where I was like whoa hold up. Denny was pretty sweet, but he just wasn’t my cup of tea (inside reference kinda haha). Honestly, Kellan’s pretty much the only reason I kept reading. Sorry, not sorry. Although I did like some of the other band members, and Kiera’s friends too.

 

The last half of the book was so much more interesting. I alternated between on the edge of my seat excitement, rage, sadness (yes, I shed some tears), swooning, etc. The ending was a nice fit after all the buildup, and as much as I almost stopped reading after the boringly long beginning, I can’t wait for book two. I want to see what happens next in the story. In fact…I’m about to go check the summary for the next book on Goodreads as soon as I post this. Thankfully I have book two (and three and four), so I can continue reading whenever I’m so inclined.

 

There were some cute lines, but I didn’t write them down since I was focused on just finishing this beast of a book. It wasn’t a bad read, especially after that beginning. Give it a try if you don’t mind cheating, love triangles, or description galore.

 

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