Friday, 20 February 2015
Review: Effortless by S.C. Stephens
Series: Thoughtless (Book 2)
Publication Date: 8th January 2013
After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she'd made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera's love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy . . . trust is hard.
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
I started this book straight after finishing Thoughtless.
Like a Kellen Kyle shaped demon had possessed me I had to read more. I was desperate. Like a junkie needing my fix, I needed more of him. I needed to see if Keira could become worthy of him. I wanted to read more about the D-Bags. I wanted more, needed more. Want and need, two perfect words to describe the feelings invoked by this book.
The good news is that I didn't feel as murderous while reading this book as I did reading Thoughtless. It didn't induce as much anxiety, it didn't make my stomach clench, and it didn't make me want to puke.
Kiera, while still not my favourite person, was more likeable even though she was still a bit of an ungrateful dipshit who forgot her lessons at times (hello, Denny!)
Kellen, was still so perfectly not-perfect, he was so lovely I just wanted to hug him and lick him and... Yeah.
It was realistic in that they didn't come from their fecked up beginning straight into an "everything is awesome" relationship with no issues. There were issues resulting from their past but they overcame them. It was a journey and I enjoyed how far Kellen and Kiera had come, despite bouts of general asshattery.
It was great to catch up with the other characters (except Denny, I don't like Denny) and read about great things happening in the world of the D-Bags.
Effortless made me smile, made my breath-catch in my throat and generated a million fluttery feels. It was an easier read than the first book, but I most definitely wouldn't read it without having read Thoughtless. It is a continuation of the story and you'd be missing too much.
Can't wait to see what comes next in the world of the D-Bags!