Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Review: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens


Ebook: 546 pages
Release date: June 11th, 2010
Publisher: CreateSpace
Goodreads Summary: 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. 

After devouring Beautiful Disaster in a whole day, I was determined to read a book similar to the addicting story that it gave me. I am so, so proud of myself for discovering Thoughtless. Who would have thought that a free read would go into my all-time fave? It made me experience romance and heartbreak at the same time and gasp at every heart stopping moments.

Kiera and Denny, who has been in a relationship for almost two years, decided to move twenty-five hundred miles from Ohio to Washington. Denny went there for an internship in an advertising company while Kiera, not wanting to be left behind by her boyfriend, applied for a scholarship in University of Washington and got accepted. Denny had to leave for Tucson because of his job and that left Kiera very lonely. She started a friendship with a rock star and roommate, Kellan Kyle. As time went by, their innocent flirting turned into something more, leaving her torn between Denny and Kellan.

*sigh* This book is long. I spent 2 days reading it but I don’t mind one bit. I even found myself missing the characters five minutes after finishing it. It was heart wrenching, romantic, and very emotional to the point that you can’t help but empathize with the characters. It’s the kind of book that will leave you wanting for more even if it’s three in the morning and your bloodshot eyes are already complaining. Enthralling and exhilarating at its finest, I can’t believe that it’s over.

The characters had grown on me, even Kiera who I disliked the most. Okay, this is the first time that I hated the main character yet still loved the book- Kudos to Ms. Stephens for that-. In the end I think I kind of forgiven her, but I spent reading seventy percent of the book tsking on her actions. I know it’s not only her that I should blame, the fact that’s it takes two to tango, but still... Anyways, she’s flawed which made her character very realistic. I feel bad for Denny. I wasn’t at first because I thought he’ll just let his relationship with Kiera crumble. When he came back from Tucson, I didn’t see that coming. I felt the same guilt and pity for him. I liked Denny and he deserves much more than that.

Kellan embodies the bad-boy with the ability to have girls kneel around his feet. His troubled past cause him to use girls so he would feel needed and wanted. It’s funny that I understand him more than I do Kiera. I can’t bring myself to blame him though I know some things are also his fault. I don’t care if I would seem shallow, but he’s one of the most beautiful and unforgettable guys in YA lit. He plays guitar-which is a HUGE point- and has the sexiest voice and writes amazing lyrics. His relationship with Kiera is passionate and as they put it, like a flame. It’s unpredictable and wonderful to read. Kiera is so lucky to have him ‘tamed’.

Thoughtless is one of the greatest romance books I’ve ever read. I can’t wait to read the sequel for another roller coaster ride of Kiera’s relationship with who she ended up with in the end. Thank you so much to S.C. Stephens for creating this chef-d'oeuvre. 

Completely smitten!!

Teaser Tuesday: Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Synopsis: Gabriella has never spent a summer in Italy like this one. Remaining means giving up all she's known and loved... and leaving means forfeiting what sh'es come to know... and love itself.
Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives with their parents, famed Etruscan scholars, among the romantic hills. Stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, dusty archeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds… until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.

And thus does she come to be rescued by the knight-prince Marcello Falassi, who takes her back to his father’s castle—a castle Gabi has seen in ruins in another life. Suddenly Gabi’s summer in Italy is much, much more interesting. But what do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?


"I stared at him for a moment and then looked down to my own utensils. Only a knife. Well, this'll be tricky... The Pre-fork Era." - page 57

I just started this one and I'm absorbed with the story already! How about your teaser for this week? Leave a link in the comments and I'll check them out. :)
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