REVIEW: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens
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.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author. The book has a very plausible premise – you move in with your boyfriend and a roommate and fall hard for the roommate. I get it and honestly, Denny was a complete bore – I’d have taken Kellan any day of the week as well. But my God! This girl – Kiera – has almost no good attributes. Like at all. She was very hard to like, she pretends to be naïve, but you know she’s full of crap, and she really, really does not deserve a happy ending. No way, no how.
Ok. Whew. I got it out. I dislike Kiera as a character. Like a lot. So she automatically makes me deduct a star. She definitely fits the title because she had no thoughts about how she hurts people what-so-ever.
But I did manage to read the whole book and it was waaaaaay long. 530 pages, people. FIVE HUNDRED AND THIRTY PAGES of Kiera pretending that she’s not in love with another man and doing things she really deserves to be, if not slapped for (I’m not a proponent of violence towards women at all) at the very least SHUNNED for – she is that bad. So the length alone, coupled with Kiera doing stupid things, makes me take another star away, so now we’re at three.
I stopped this book twice thinking I will never pick it up again, but I kept looking at it in my Fire carousel and I finally gave in and made myself keep going.
It did get better, so enough with what I hated, here’s what I liked:
Kellan. Sigh – everyone wants a Kellan, right? I did love him. He was worth the whole book, especially when he told her what’s what! I was totally on Kellan’s side even if that was not the purpose of the fight. So I’ll add half a star for that.
Hmmm…that’s pretty much it. The romance between Kiera and Kellan was sweet because most of it was ***innocent*** but the underlying ramifications of what they were doing was just dirty.
I’m not going to read the second one because it’s 496 pages. I like a long book if things are happening, but the only thing that happened in this book was Kiera being a total witch to the guy who trusted her and Kellan stealing away his best friend’s girlfriend.
I will point out that pretty much everyone disagrees with me
on this book, so take my POV for what it’s worth, which is pretty much nothing.
We all have different tastes and I am in the extreme minority with my opinion of this book so don’t not
read it because of me.