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A new novel in the Thoughtless series from #1 New York Timesbestselling author S. C. Stephens!
Every story has two sides, and in this new book, the epic love story between Kiera and Kellan is shown through his eyes.
All Kellan Kyle needs is his guitar, and some clean sheets of paper. Growing up in a house that was far from a home, he learned a hard lesson: You're worthless. Now his life is comfortably filled with passionate music, loyal band mates, and fast women...until he meets her.
Kiera makes him ache for more. Makes him feel for the first time that he'sworth more. But there's one problem - she's his best friend's girl.
Just when Kellan thought his emotional defenses were rock solid, Kiera's indecisive heart wreaks havoc on his soul, changing him forever. Losing Kiera is not an option.
Review: Kirsty lander:
Why oh why did this book have to end? *sad face* It may have actually been one of the longest books I've read in a while, but at the same time it was no where near long enough. I could read a shopping list in Kellan's POV if that's all there was left. I loved being inside his head, hearing all of his thoughts. And witnessing his heartache.. Gah! It was torturous, but SO good.
She was my greatest pain, and my only salvation.
She was the only one who could heal this hole in my heart, a hole she'd torn open.
I won't rehash the story, most people reading this review will already know it. It has been a LONG time since I'd read Thoughtless though, so reading the story again, through a whole new POV, really felt like I was reading the story for the first time, like I had no previous knowledge of the way it would play out. I love it when that happens when a book is written in the alternate POV.
I have to just talk about Kellan, because how could I not? I already loved him after reading about him in the first three books of this series, but now? It was so much more LOL. This book, hearing his voice, witnessing his pain and heartache.. It was just brilliant (in a good way). My heart literally ached for him throughout this whole book, which in turn, made me hate Kiera a little. But that's fine, most people hate her anyway ;-). Kellan is just.. special. For me, he'll always be my #BBF when it comes to the hot, musician category. There's just something about his character that makes him so damn loveable. I just wanted to crawl into him and give him a freaking hug. His inner turmoil and struggles, thanks to the situation he found himself in, were apparent throughout. It really made me feel sad to read it. And yes, I know, he isn't.. *gasp* real. *massive sad face*
"Why am I so angry?
Because you love her, and you're not good enough for her.
She'll never love you, and you know it. You've been unlovable from the start."
As usual, Kirra had me wanting to punch her straight in the face. Throughout Thoughtless and Effortless I knew she was a cold hearted bitch, I saw first hand the way she was treating Kellan and Denny, but being on the receiving end of her shitty behaviour, witnessing it through Kellan's eyes? It was just too much. I've never thought it before, but I definitely do now, Kiera didn't deserve either of them.
"Whatever small part of herself she was willing
to give to me was fine, so long as I got something."
All in all, I can't fault this book in the slightest. The author has done an incredible job of taking a book we all know so well, and creating something that feels totally new with it. That's no easy task. The writing is flawless, the story is addicting and most importantly, it makes you feel all kinds of emotions. Really, really great book.
I rated "Thoughtful" ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
S.C. Stephens is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.
Her debut novel, Thoughtless, an angst-filled love triangle charged with insurmountable passion and the unforgettable Kellan Kyle, took the literary world by storm. Amazed and surprised by the response to the release of Thoughtless in 2009, more stories were quick to follow. Stephens has been writing nonstop ever since.
In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer's block reducing music, heading out to the movies, and spending quality time with her friends and family. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her two equally beautiful children.