Friday, 20 February 2015
Review: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens
Series: Thoughtless (Book 1)
Publication Date: 11th June 2011
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.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
NEVER have I hated a book as much as I hated this one... While LOVING it so completely at the same time.
I seriously felt bi-polar all the way through. I wanted to chuck my frigging kindle across the room because of the undiluted RAGE flowing through my veins through large chunks of the story but I couldn't do that because it would mean I had to stop reading it and that was impossible.
I fell head over heels in love with Kellen Kyle: Sexy ass rocker. Bad boy. Manwhore. Lost. Lonely. Beautifully flawed and heart-breakingly perfect. He stole my soul.
Kiera on the other hand is a whiny, selfish, indecisive little bitch who I wanted to stick on a spit and roast over the fires of hell. Not only does she treat Kellen deplorably, the way she treats Denny is disgusting and I don't even like Denny!
This book will push buttons (infidelity usually does) and I knew it would push my buttons going into it but I wasn't prepared for quite how much the story would irritate me, how much I would hurt for the characters, how much I would feel, for these imaginary people. But, like a good little masochist, I loved the pain. I loved the overload of feelings. I hated how everyone eventually forgave Keira. I hated how she got what she truly wanted in the end despite the fact she is not worthy of it and really didn't learn her lesson.
I loved how Kellen got what he always wanted even if it's the love of Satan (aka Kiera).
In the end did I like this book? Did I love it? Honestly, no. But yes. But no. Would I recommend it? No. But yes. But no. Yes. Argh!!!
Joking aside, I dont know if I'll ever read this book again, but I'm going straight onto the next one, so that's got to count for something, right? I want more. I need more.
So I guess, yes - though I'm slightly disgusted with myself - I liked this book and if you like the things you shouldn't - pain, hurt, drama, angst, emotional turmoil - then I guess you'll like it too.