Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

ThoughtlessThoughtless by S.C. Stephens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 This book is great for a Love/hate book - It was so intense, I couldn't put it down!
I don't recommend reading it on the weekend when you can't read it straight through. There is NO place to stop reading :)

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

Jen's Review

Side Note
If you don't love a love triangle story, with people torn in two over who to love, then don't read this. I saw a lot of really awful reviews for this book by people who tore apart the main character.... 
This is NOT one of those reviews ... 

This book is called Thoughtless. What does this mean? Lacking in consideration for others; inconsiderate; tactless; characterized by or showing lack of thought; not thinking enough; careless or heedless; devoid of or lacking capacity for thought. ~Annie Walls (Goodreads review) 

The Review :) 

The book starts off with Denny and Keira moving to Seattle. She left her family, proudly got a scolarship at the University, and pretty much gave up everything to follow her boyfriend of two years to his dream job.

Denny is a sweetheart. He loves Keira to peices. She was really lucky when they first met at the college they were both going to. And together they really made something good for themselves.

Moving to Seattle was a good move. His friend Kellen, whom was as close as a brother to him lived there. And fortunatly had an extra room close to his job and the University that they could rent out.

After a very long drive, they finally made it. They made there way to the bar that Kellen was working at. He was in the band, and it was Friday night, The place was packed!

When Keira first walked in, her eyes drew up to the band. But nothing was as stunning as that lead singer. The way he looked, his voice carried so much emotion, she had never heard anything so beautiful in her life. And the way he flirted with all those women. She didn't know which member was Kellen, but after looking everyone over, she had assumed he'd be the big teddy bear of a guy playing the drums...

But she was wrong... After they got the key and directions to the house, she asked. And as they were leaving, she looked back to the band and caught the lead singers eye and blushed.

At the new house, they looked around, then crashed. It was a long drive and Denny had to start his new job on Monday. So they took advantage of their first time being a lone and living together, then slept.

Keira woke early the next morning. Not wanting to wake up her new Roommate because of how late he came in the night before. She quietly took her morning shower. Since they were pretty tired last night. they didn't bring in everything. so she didn't have a lot of stuff with her. She wrapped herself up in the thin towel that was in the bathroom and walked across the hall to her room. That's where she met Kellen, her new roommate and lead singer from last night.

After she was able to duck back into her room, she was completely embarrassed. But Denny assured her that everything would be ok.

The weekend went fast and soon Denny went to work. She didn't start school for a couple of months, so lounging around and waiting to go to work (Oh she got a job waitressing at the bar that Kellen sings at) But working nights, meant less time with Denny since he worked all day.

After awhile, Denny got called away to Arizona for work.. they were so impressed with his work, they asked him to help set up a new office down there. meaning he'd be gone for at least a couple months..

Denny and Kiera had never been apart that long and she was devastated!

At first he called her 2 or 3 times a day.. then slowly he started getting busier and busier and after a couple of weeks, he was going 3-5 days without calling.

Her heart broke. When Kellan asked her to go out with him and the band instead of leaving her to mope around, she agreed. But she didn't want to be around the band. Griffin made her nervous with all his forwardness and flirting. But Kellan assured her he would keep Griffin away from her.

While at the music festavle, things started changing for these two friends. WHile he was there to hold her when she cried and talk to her when she needed a friend. But at the festival, Kellan took his job of protecting her a little seriously. Holding onto her hand all day. Wrapping his arms around her waist and in front of him to keep her from getting bumped around from the "mosh pit"

After that, the innosent flirting, cuddling on the couch, and hugs seemed like a lifeline to Keira. Those waiting periods between phone calls from Denny seemed to get easier and easier with Kellan around.

Then school started. Kellen showed her around campus, and walked her to her classes. Keeping her nerves down, she was able to manage her way around with ease.

After a week of school with no phone call from Denny, Kiera was getting really irritated with him. He knew how important it was to her to start school, and he didn't even call to ask how it went.

When he did call her. things got a little crazy. He was offered a full time job out there. it was the opportunity of a lifetime since he started out as just an intern 2 months ago, but Kiera couldn't leave school. She gave up her family and friends to move to Seattle with him. Denny knew this, and told her to stay where she was until after school. In 2 years she would come to Arizona to be with him..

Wait, what?!? TWO YEARS!?!? Well she lost it! She told him she couldn't handle it. Either pick her or the job.... well he had already told them he'd take the job.. so ....

Getting drunk is the worse way to deal with a broken heart.. and getting drunk with her hot roommate is even worse.

There were so many ups and downs in this book. I spent most of the book in tears. I know - she cheated on Denny. I liked Denny. He was a great guy and didn't deserve it.. but Kellen... he has such strong emotions. You can tell every time he gets hurt how he lashes out at Kiera.

Then there is Kiera.. She is such an innocent.. lol as Griffin puts it..

"You're so sweet, Kiera. You're like an innocent school girl..."

She doesn't swear.. much, she blushes a LOT over all the comments Griffin makes, and a lot of the comments Kellan makes. And they love it.
And she cries - yes folks she drops tears a lot in this book  - but you know what, I cried almost every time with her,
But She just doesn't seem to see anything wrong with the innocent flirting with Kellan.

So when Denny comes back the next day, leaving his job and internship to keep her, she feels so much guilt. Things with Kellan had been messed up. she cheated on Denny, all she wanted was her life to get back to normal.. but that was impossible, because Kellan was being so cold to her all the time. And that hurt her more. And then she felt more guilt because of it.

We got through the every day emotions of Kiera. Her guilt, her love, and her lust all blurring together until she doesn't know what to do anymore.

Denny and Kellan are like brothers. They're great friends, but after the incident, Kellan can't even look him in the eye anymore.

You learn to love Kellan so much in this book. Even though he knew better with the flirting, and touching and teasing, and even the cheating, you just can't help but feel so strongly for this guy.

And Denny - I was waiting for an AWESOME Threesome - because Denny is awesome. He loves with his whole heart - but since this isn't an erotica book *shrug* you get what you get.

This book goes on and on and on - I was surprised half the time when I spent a good couple of hours reading and only read about 10% on my kindle :)

But it was worth it. The last 10% of this book was really surprising for me. I loved how it turned out, and I really couldn't have pictured the ending any better :)

BUT looking around - there is a continuation of this book - so I'm off to start that :)

Not sure why this is listed as Young Adult, They're all 21+ and even though she Blushes at every swear word or double meaning, the romance is still there... Just a heads up on that :) I wont let my 15 year old read this .. but I'll recommend it to everyone else :)

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