Tuesday 2 April 2013

Thoughtless (Thoughtless 1) by S C Stephens

Review by Willow - 5  stars  (written 02.08.2012)
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 one thing's for sure - nothing will ever be the same.

This book was recommended to me and I avoided it for a while before finally buckling. I really wanted to hate this book. I don't like story lines where cheating plays a part.

So why have a rated it 5*'s? Because the book was such an emotional rollercoaster. I wanted to hate Kiera but actually I found myself understanding why she did what she did. Sure, she annoyed the hell out of me - how can someone be so stupid sometimes I'd say to myself, but then she would do or say something and I would once again feel like I understood, although not necessarily agreed with her. I wanted to hate Kellan too, but I fell in love with him. There were so many highs and lows I had whiplash from jumping from one to the other, yelling at my kindle that Kiera had done something stupid again one minute then grinning at my kindle at some of the "tender" parts. Most of all I will remember this book as the first book that made me cry. Yes I said it - cry. I was utterly heartbroken and felt my heart had been wretched out at one point. As I say a huge emotional rollercoaster. I actually felt I couldn't read Effortless for a few days to let my emotions recover. This was a fantastic book! I LOVED IT :-)