REVIEW: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

January 18, 2013 Uncategorized 6

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.


6 Responses to “REVIEW: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens”

  1. Kristin

    I read a book by this author a while ago called Conversion and really liked it. I’ve been seeing this one floating around a lot lately and although it does sound interesting, I think I would have the same problems as you had. Thanks for the honest review.

  2. Aman

    I 100% agree with you. The book is way to long, and way to descriptive, but I was fine with that. The thing that really bugged me was Keira ,she is the worst character I’ve ever read. She dragged everyone in her mess instead of picking one guy and sticking with it. This book makes me so angry, and I am definitely not continuing with this series. I can only take one book.

    • J. Anne Huss

      I agree about the descriptions, too. I left that out because my review was already so negative. But you’re right – it took forever to get to the point in the beginning. I think this book could’ve been like 100 pages less and we would still have the same story.

      Thanks for your comment!

  3. Amber

    I completely agree with you except I think you may have even been a bit too generous. In fact, any time I find a blog on new adult books, I immediately read the reviews for this book and for Taking Chances by Molly McAdams. I can’t seriously consider the reviews of anyone who thinks either of these books are great, well-written, love stories. Taking Chances even worse than this one but I move on to another blog if either receive super great reviews. Thanks for an honest and thoughtful review!

  4. Sarah

    Ahh, I was just stopping by to see if our tastes on this book were the same. And ding, ding, ding they are, I read the first 2 in this series…what a let down. Everyone else seemed to love the story, so I waited till they finally went on sale, so at least I didn’t spend too much on them…too bad I can’t get the time spend on reading em back.

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