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THOUGHTFUL (Thoughtless #1.5) by S C STEPHENS

Thoughtful cover

SYNOPSIS

A new novel in the Thoughtless series from #1 New York Times Bestselling author S. C. Stephens! 

Every story has two sides, and in this new book, the epic love story between Kiera and Kellan is shown through his eyes. 

All Kellan Kyle needs is his guitar, and some clean sheets of paper. Growing up in a house that was far from a home, he learned a hard lesson:You’re worthless. Now his life is comfortably filled with passionate music, loyal band mates, and fast women…until he meets her. 

Kiera makes him ache for more. Makes him feel for the first time that he’sworth more. But there’s one problem – she’s his best friend’s girl. 

Just when Kellan thought his emotional defenses were rock solid, Kiera’s indecisive heart wreaks havoc on his soul, changing him forever. Losing Kiera is not an option.

Thoughtful (1)

Jointly Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

*****SPOILER FREE REVIEW*****

✯✯✯✯✯ we’ve missed you Kellan Kyle’ stars

 ‘I would never be the same after this. We would never be the same after this.’

We’ll start by saying if you haven’t already done so; we strongly suggest reading Thoughtless before reading this book.  Although set in the same timeframe, reading Thoughtful will allow you to experience the shift in this story told from Kellan’s perspective. And secondly……Arrrrggghhh this book! Our hearts! We are exhausted! Emotionally wrung out!

‘I wrapped my fury around me like armor. Let her try to find a crack. I dared her.’

We’ll be honest. We were a bit nervous when we heard Thoughtful was in the works. Kellan was, and still is, one of our favourite book boyfriends with the Thoughtless series being forever embedded in our hearts. It goes without saying too much of Kellan is never enough, but still, we had concerns.

Firstly, we knew Kellan’s story would be painful. We felt his pain, loneliness and confusion enough in Thoughtless, hearing it from Kellan first hand was definitely going to be difficult and would add a new dimension to Thoughtless that we weren’t sure we were prepared for.

‘Being in love was so hard. But not being in love was even worse.’

Another concern was this being the same book from a different perspective. It’s been done before and in some cases it’s worked brilliantly by enhancing the original story, yet in others it’s damaged the original story beyond repair. We know SC Stephens is a brilliant storyteller who evokes strong emotions  in her words and that she fervently loves her characters, but nonetheless there was a part of us that worried this book could fall in the latter and that would have broken our hearts.

‘It was so hard to see her in pain. It was even harder to know I was the source of it. I was tormenting her, she said so herself.’

But we HAD to delve in and we’re thrilled to say Thoughtful definitely fell into the former, as Kellan’s POV positively enhanced what was already one of our all-time favourite books. It felt fresh, new and gave us insights that had us aching, smiling and falling love with Kellan and this book all over again!  

‘I was not about to give her the satisfaction of seeing my pain. My emotional pain anyway. That was mine, she didn’t have a right to it.’

Told from Kellan’s perspective his words were heartbreaking, passionate and highly emotional. Kellan wears his heart on his sleeve and we felt, lived and breathed everything Kellan went through. The depth of his anger, frustration, confusion and love, his unexpected feelings for Kiera, WE!  FELT! EVERYTHING! deep in our hearts.

‘I knew, without a doubt in my head, that I could fall asleep with her in my arms every night and be completely happy. And that thought, scared the crap out of me, because on the flip side, I knew I would be completely miserable without her.’

There’s no doubting this relationship was toxic not only to themselves but those around them and through Kellan’s eyes we really experienced that aspect of the story.

‘The three of us all living together could be an incredible, eye-opening experience. Or it could be a living nightmare. Either way, it was definitely going to be interesting.’

We’ve been asked by readers if this book is merely a rehash?” Our answer is NO, it most certainly didn’t feel that way to us at all. Sure, parts of dialogue are carried through from Thoughtless but they are brought about in a new light making them feel very  new and different in Thoughtful. SC Stephens has also explored and expanded scenes and delved into the dynamics of Kellan’s other relationships besides his and Kiera’s making Thoughtful such an enlightening experience.

The relationships with Kellan and Denny, and Kellan and the band were fleshed out in Thoughtful, and in particular Kellan’s relationship with Evan was something we really enjoyed. We knew these two had a bond, but the depth of that bond was so heart-warming.

“I can’t let her go, Evan. I tried. I tried to stay away, I tried to forget her.”

The relationship between Denny and Kellan is also one which SC Stephens took to another level in Thoughtful. This time around we really felt the brotherhood between these two men, making the utter betrayal and hurt Kiera and Kellan caused Denny all the more painful to experience.

‘I’d wanted her, so I’d taken her. I was no friend to him, to anyone. ‘

Although we all knew the outcome, the journey to the final destination in Thoughtful felt new and different allowing us to really feel what was going through Kellan’s head throughout this tumultuous and passionate relationship.

‘If she was going to be a bitch, then I would be her bastard.’

We’ve no doubt fans of this series are going to love this book. It really does offer up a new level to the original story and through it all we felt the gut wrenching agony, the anger, the hurt, the joy, the loss, the passion and the absolute love experienced by this man upon finding his soulmate.  **WARNING:  Have tissues at the ready!! You’ll need them…we did!!! Prepare to let Kellan Kyle steal your heart all over again. Oh Kellan….sigh….you have our hearts buddy!

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by Grand Central Publishing, with thanks.’
***Please note: Quotes may/may not be included in final release***

THE THOUGHTLESS SERIES by S C STEPHENS

Thoughtless Series

❥ THOUGHTLESS BOOK ONE
(Our Review)
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❥ THOUGHTFUL – BOOK #1.5
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❥ EFFORTLESS BOOK TWO
(Our Review)
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❥ RECKLESS BOOK THREE
(Our Review)
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About the author:

SC

S. C. Stephens is a #1 bestselling author who spends her every free moment creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.  In addition to writing, she enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family.  She and her two children reside in the Pacific Northwest.
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Reckless (Thoughtless Series #3) by S.C. Stephens

 Can love survive when life gets Reckless?

THE THOUGHTLESS SERIES by S C STEPHENS

Thoughtless Series

❥ THOUGHTLESS BOOK ONE
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

❥ THOUGHTFUL – BOOK #1.5
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

❥ EFFORTLESS BOOK TWO
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

❥ RECKLESS BOOK THREE
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU 


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SYNOPSIS

 Can love survive when life gets Reckless?

When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves: Can their love for each other survive the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price-but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?  

 


Review by Jenny and Gitte

Jenny: 5+++++++++ Amazing. Loved it. Didn’t want it to end…stars
Gitte:   5 Stars

Jenny:  Where to begin?  To say the Thoughtless series and Kellan Kyle are one of my most favourite things, would be a gross understatement.  I can’t begin to describe what these books mean to me.  I love them with all my heart and they will always have a special place in my life.  Reading this was a mixture of excitement  to see the next chapter in Kellan and Kiera’s story, tinged with sadness that the series was coming to an end.

I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to these characters in Effortless and I’m even less thank ready to say goodbye to them after Reckless.  I loved this book. This book had it all.  I cried with sadness.  I cried with happiness.  I laughed with the characters and indeed I loved, without exception with the characters. It’s all there. The passion, the emotion, the humour, the warmth, the drama and the romance, all tied up with some of the most beautiful and engaging characters and…..of course – we get to spend more time with KELLAN KYLE………huge sigh here!

Reckless picks up where Effortless left off.  Although the heart of this book is Kellan and Kiera’s love story and they still have issues to sort out – the biggest issue they’ve had from day one, being trust.  Their relationship was built on lies and deceit so to overcome this was always going to take more than love.  They had to learn to trust.  After all, love isn’t enough if you don’t have trust.   I felt this book wasn’t as much about Kellan as it was Kiera, although he is a large part of the story.  For me, this was Kiera’s book. It was her journey, her story and it showed the growth of her character and I defy anyone NOT to LOVE Kiera in this book. This girl has been through the paces and she has absolutely grown into her own woman.

“Am I making a mistake?”  “All I want is a quiet life with you”.

“Kellan, your life will never be quiet, no matter what you do”.  “You belong on a stage. It’s what you were born to do”

Gitte: I feel so emotional writing this review. If I am honest my heart hurts, there’s an ache that I can’t get rid of. Knowing that this is the end, that it is time to say goodbye…well it hurts.

I met Kellan and Kiera a lot later than you Jenny but despite my journey with them only having lasted a year or so they are a big part of why I love to read and they will always have a piece of my heart. I have to say that this part of their journey had absolutely everything, it was emotional to the point of tears yes, but it was also hopeful and it was inspirational. I cried with them and I laughed with them.

Personally, for me Jenny I have not been a huge fan of Kiera all the way through this series. In Thoughtless, I wasn’t too sure of her; her actions and her reasoning.  In Effortless I felt she showed herself maturing and acknowledging her past actions. However, in Reckless it is almost as if she came full circle and I have to agree, more than anyone this was Kiera’s journey.

Jenny Absolutely Gitte, and I think a lot of people felt that way about Kiera.  I know she rubbed a lot of readers up the wrong way, but I always felt that I got her.  I think I’m her biggest cheerleader 🙂

S.C. Stephens did a beautiful job with this book.  She couldn’t have given us a better story if she tried.

I just adored Kiera in Reckless.  Kiera’s character has seemed to evolve.  I have loved watching her come into her own and when you read all three books you really do see the growth and strength of this character throughout the series, culminating in a very different Kiera in Reckless.   Kiera always felt unworthy of Kellan, unworthy of his love.  To see her grow and come to the realisation that she is important,  that she is worthy was beautiful to watch.

We’re taken through the ups and downs of dealing with Kellan’s success and what part Kiera will play in Kellan’s life. Standing by him, supporting him, dealing with the fans, groupies and the all the other pitfalls that come with stardom.  Yet at the same time she must learn to trust Kellan and remain her own person and not lose sight of who she is along the way. Kellan also has to juggle his relationship and his rise to fame and at times feels that he is powerless to have both.

Gitte: Absolutely Jenny, I have to say that Reckless in my opinion was flawless and I literally inhaled every single word.

As I mentioned earlier, no doubt about it…Kiera has matured so much from the first time we met her. It is not only her self-confidence that has grown; it is also the value she places upon herself, her place in the world and the full acceptance of Kellan’s love and affections.

Jenny:  Oh there is so much I want to say, so much I want to discuss, but I really don’t want to ruin this experience for anyone and hope that all readers can experience this wonderful book the way I did.

I have to give a special mention to Griffin and Anna.  Honestly, the scenes with these two had me grinning from ear to ear.  Griffin is still his obnoxious, humerous self  and still trying to get under Kiera’s skin.

Did you just fuck him into submission?”…. “Nice” (Griff to Kiera)

These guys are all family though, and never is that more apparent or felt than in this book.  I absolutely loved seeing them interact and all the different personalities lent so much to this book.  I can’t believe I’m saying this, but at one point even Griffin made me tear up.

Kellan Kyle….what can I say?  He of the j.f’d hair and impossible good looks……..he is to die for! That man really is perfection.  Kellan and I go way back and my love for him has been unwavering and I think he’ll continue to be one of my fave book boyfriends for a long time to come.  In Reckless we are treated to romantic, hot, protective, funny, gorgeous, sensual and at times, conflicted Kellan.  It is he who sometimes needs reassurance from Kiera.

“I will always love you, Kellan. Your heart is safe with me.”

We have the little “Kellan quirks” as I call them, that SC introduces in her books.  The little things that make Kellan Kyle so special, and sigh…..let me tell you readers you are in for a real treat with this particular romantic quirk.  If you think you loved him in Thoughtless and Effortless be prepared to fall in love with him all over again times 100!   The romantic times will steal your heart, the emotional times will break your heart, there will be times you will be clutching your heart, and times you will be holding your breath, there will be times you will sob tears of happiness and tears of sadness, and I am of no doubt, the love between Kellan and Kiera will make your heart soar.

“ You’ll never know how incredible you are to me, how desperately I love you. I would do it all over again if I needed to. I’d go back to the beginning for you”

Going into this book I had no idea where this story was going to take me.  I did know one thing for sure.  I knew I was going to read, devour and love this book because the characters have become such a special part of my life and S.C Stephens has a true talent for making you feel every bit of emotion in a scene.  Her storytelling is masterful and I just love every word this author writes.  She writes from the heart and boy it shows!

What I didn’t realise going in to this story was the depth of the experience I was going to have with this book.  It was perfection. I sobbed many a times throughout and already miss these characters with all my heart.  If I could have had a wishlist of everything I wanted in Reckless, this would have pretty much been it, even if, at times, I could have throttled my kindle!  The story left me completely satisfied.

This book will steal your heart.  The characters will touch your soul and you will be bereft when you come to the end because I don’t think any of us are ready to say goodbye to these characters who have become so much a part of us.

“Instead I grabbed Kellan’s hand and kissed his fingers, letting him know I was his, bound in his soul”
“Kellan gave me a smile that was loose and easy.  He understood”

Reckless did indeed complete me.  These characters made me laugh, these characters made me cry and these characters made me love, with all my heart I love them. This last chapter in the Kellan and Kiera’s story did not disappoint one bit.  If anything, it exceeded my expectations.

“He gave me a smirk when he realised what I’d ordered for him……a Denver Omelete”

The story is over though and I must admit I feel at a bit of a loss.  I will miss these books that became my reason for reading.  We have a history these books and I and they will always have that special place in my heart.

Gitte: I had to laugh here…yeah Kellan Kyle. I don’t think there is anyone more qualified to discuss this fine specimen of a man than you Jenny. We all know how much you love and adore him. He is though, without a doubt, one of the most gorgeous ‘rock star’ characters out there. He will always have a special place in the hearts of any reader who loved this series. Kellan and Kiera are synonymous with one of the greatest love stories out there.

For me though, and I am not sure whether I need to whisper this or not…it has always been Griffin. He has had me laughing, shouting, cringing and fan-girling through it all.

So, absolutely, the end of Kellan and Kiera’s journey should not be spoilt for any reader out there. It is absolutely one that should be experienced with fresh eyes and a pounding heart….

I will say that the pounding heart takes you through the last leg of their journey with a multitude of emotions, so extreme so intense right till you hit that last page when a tear will inevitably fall and your heart will ache…because this is it……This is the end……

 

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Check this out!!!! Hotter than Hot “Never Before Seen” Deleted Scene from Thoughtless (#1) by S.C. Stephens……warning: have the ice water ready!!!!

READ ON!!! – CAUTION: TEMPERATURE COULD GET HOT!!!!!!

CHECK OUT THIS HOTTER THAN HOT NEVER BEFORE SEEN DELETED SCENE FROM THOUGHTLESS

SEE KELLAN & KIERA AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE!!!!

**Timeline: At the end of Thoughtless, when Kellan and Kiera are dating but not yet having sex**

Lying together on Kellan’s bed, I nimbly took off his shirt and ran my fingers down the lines of his chest while we kissed. He smiled and pulled me tighter. As the intensity of our kiss increased, I ran my hands under his jeans and boxers and grabbed his backside. He laughed a little and grabbed me in kind, over my jeans. I sighed contently and started sliding my hand around his hip. He caught it as I passed along his hip bone.

“No Kiera, we’re going slow…remember?”

“We’re going slow…not stopping.” I pulled away and gave him a serious look. “I want to know that you still want me. I want to know that I drive you as crazy as you drive me.”

He kissed my nose. “You do…you do, Kiera. I want you so much. You have no idea how hard I am for you right now.”

I leaned in to kiss him, my hand trying once again to slip around and feel him. “Exactly, Kellan…I have no idea. I want to feel you.”

He groaned against my lips. “If you touch me, I won’t be able to keep resisting this beautiful body in my arms…we’ll skip right past slow.” He pulled back to look at me pointedly. “And it was your idea.”

I wanted to laugh, but instead I yanked my hand away, frustrated. Kellan noticed my expression and the next thing I knew his hand was deftly unzipping his jeans. My face was surely comical as I watched him slip them down his hips. “What are you doing?” I asked quietly, my heart rate starting to spike.

“I don’t want to disappoint you. If this is really what you want…I’ll let you feel.”

My breath started increasing to an embarrassing pace as I trailed a finger down the deep line of his abdomen. His stomach clenched as my finger passed over tender flesh. He let out a sharp breath as my hand slipped under his boxers. I exhaled and leaned myself against his shoulder as I wrapped my hand around the hard base of him. I could feel how much he wanted me with each throbbing pulse. He was ready, so very ready and I started to wonder how long our “slow time” was going to last.

“God, Kellan…you do want me.”

He sighed and laughed a little. “I told you I did.” His voice was husky and slightly strained. It was achingly erotic. I started moving my hand up and down the length of him.

“Kiera…stop.”

I pulled back and kissed him, fiercely, hungrily. He matched my intensity and we both groaned together. But even still, his hand reached down to wrap around mine on him. Lacing our fingers, he stopped my movement. The image of him touching himself made an ache go straight through me. I nimbly changed the positions of our hands so that his was beneath mine and he was wrapping his fingers around himself.

He pulled back to look at me, confusion and desire on his face. My breath was fast and unsteady, nearly uncontainable, much like my racing heart.

“Kiera?”

“Oh God, Kellan…you do it,” I whispered.

The corners of his lips lifted as he looked over the clear passion in my face. I cringed at the idea of asking him what I wanted, but I did it anyway. “I want to watch you come…and I want you to do it.” My face heated in pure embarrassment but he smiled crookedly and cocked his head.

“You…want to watch that?”

I nodded exuberantly and kissed him so hard I almost bit his lip. “God yes…is that moving too fast?”

He shook his head against my lips and I could feel the smile there, and the quickened breath. Without saying anything else, he adjusted his boxers with his free hand and moved our interlaced fingers down the length of him. With a firm, practiced grip, he ran his hand up to the end and over the tip. He moved with the confidence of someone who knew their body very well, and I groaned at the thought of him touching himself like this when we were apart. I wanted to ask him, but couldn’t bring myself to say those words; my cheeks were still heated from just asking him to do this much.

As our fingers ran back down his body, he let out a low, enticing noise and dropped his head to my shoulder. His lips found the crook of my neck and he started moving our fingers with more force and purpose. We were still on our sides facing each other and my hands were still wrapped up with his as we slid them along his length. I enjoyed the hardness and softness of his tender skin, but this wasn’t really the fantasy I had in mind. While he groaned into my neck, I released my hand from his so only he was left stroking the thickness.

He paused for a moment when he felt my hand withdraw, and kissing his ear, I whispered, “No, keep going. I want you to do it.”

He groaned and kissed my shoulder, muttering my name. His hand took over caressing himself and I stared unabashedly. My breath quickened as I watched the repetitive motion. An ache built between my legs and I could feel how wet I was, just watching. And listening. Kellan moaned into my skin, sucked in quick breaths through his teeth. The effect, combined with watching his masterful strokes was nearly too much for me.

“Oh God, Kiera…oh God.” He lifted his head to kiss me, his arm giving himself long, hard strokes that were getting faster, more insistent. Between his lips, I peeked down at him, still wanting to watch. He was starting to throb and I imagined that length pumping inside of me and not his hand.

“Kellan…” I moaned as my hand traveled down my stomach.

Kellan shifted his hooded eyes to take in my action. His breath caught and his hand lost the rhythm for a second before continuing. “Oh God, Kiera…yes…touch yourself too.”

Spurred by the ache in his voice, beyond the point of being embarrassed by the impressive sight of his close-to-coming body, I unfastened my jeans and slipped my fingers inside. I gasped at how wet I was and then groaned when I touched the area most connected to my own ache.

“Fuck,” I heard him mutter beside me and I could only moan in response.

The sight of him pleasuring himself and the sounds of it in my ears caused me to come almost instantly. I’d barely rubbed myself when the wave hit me and I arched my back, groaning hard and letting a “yes” fall from my lips.

As the tension was releasing throughout my entire body, I heard Kellan’s breathing speed up to panting. I made myself ignore the desire to linger in the peace flowing through my body with my eyes closed. I forced them open so I could watch what I really wanted to watch—him coming.

Kellan grunted and muttered, “Oh God,” as his hand worked over his body. Mine started re-responding to the sight and I realized I was still touching myself. It felt good again and I kept it up, flicking a glance at Kellan’s eyes staring at my fingers in my jeans in a near trance. And then his jaw dropped open and his body started to still. “Kiera, I’m…oh God, I’m…”

I quickly looked down so I wouldn’t miss it. His stomach clenched and his lower body stiffened, but that barely got my attention. It was the fluid pulsing out of him that made me gasp and climax again.

We came together, muttering names and pleas and other words too quiet to hear. His lips fell to mine once he was empty, my jeans dark from where he’d spilled on me. I surprisingly didn’t care. That entire experience had been one of the most erotic things I’d ever seen. Carefully, I retracted my hand from my jeans and broke apart from Kellan’s lips.  While he gazed at me with half-lidded eyes, I swiped my wet finger into his mouth. He groaned and closed his eyes, sucking on the appendage I’d offered him.

“Fuck,” he muttered again.

We asked S.C. Stephens to tell us the song that inspired the deleted Thoughtless scene…ummm we think it’s fitting , don’t you?

I Touch Myself by the Divinyls

  BIG thank you to Leanne Lewy for these gorgeous pics! xx

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Effortless (Thoughtless #2) – by S.C. Stephens

THE THOUGHTLESS SERIES by S C STEPHENS

Thoughtless Series

❥ THOUGHTLESS BOOK ONE
(Our Review)
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❥ THOUGHTFUL – BOOK #1.5
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❥ EFFORTLESS BOOK TWO
(Our Review)
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

❥ RECKLESS BOOK THREE
(Our Review)
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SYNOPSIS

A continuation of the novel, Thoughtless…

A lot can happen in a year. You grow, you change, you learn from your mistakes. And Kiera had made a lot of mistakes to learn from. But she had learned, and she was determined to never cause a man pain again, especially the amazing man who currently held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it come out the other side unscathed?

Love is easy…trust is hard.

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Review by Jenny

How sad that I’ve come to the end of this book. I tried to prolong it because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Kellan and Keira, they were wonderful characters and I just adored them – but I had to finish it, I was consumed and had to know the ending.

“But, if for some reason we’re not closer, if something has gotten between us, please, I’m begging you…don’t give up on me. Stay. Stay with me. Work it out with me. Just don’t leave me…please.” 

I went through a gamut of emotions with this book. I laughed, loved and I most definitely cried and felt for the the characters, and felt the character, especially Kiera, really grew in this book. Kiera and Kellan’s relationship is tested in Effortless and I found this book to be an emotional rollercoaster and at times read this book with a knot in my stomach.

Though this book doesn’t have the same level of angst as Thoughtless, it no less an emotional read, as you go on the journey with K&K as they learn to trust as well as love one another. They soon learn that trusting is the hard part. I know I cried buckets! 

‘And he was the reason I felt it. His gaze, his touch, his smile, his laugh, no one had ever made me feel… worshiped… quite like he did.’


S C Stephens has a way of telling a story like no other. She manages to capture all the nuances of a character, and the dialogue makes you feel like you are in the story actually conversing with the characters and not simply “the reader”. She is an amazing with a true gift for telling a story. 


Every so often you’re lucky enough to read a book that stays you, a book that finds a special place in your heart. The characters become real and you care about them. I found that with Thoughtless and Effortless, two books I will never forget!

‘His voice was melted sex. Yes, melted…sex.’

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Review by Gitte

As soon as I started Effortless it turned into a reading frenzy and I had to pull an all-nighter because I was hooked from the first page. I mean it had been a LONG wait since Thoughtless! I needed to know what was going to happen! I was not disappointed the characters were brought full circle and I had that satisfied happy content feeling when I finished reading.

Kiera was more like-able in this book. She grew up! Even though she still had self-doubts and relationship issues she dealt with these in a more mature way and the amount of times I wanted to “slap” her were considerably less than in Thoughtless, which is a good thing lol!! Though I’ve got to say she dropped 2 HUGE clangers in this book that had me VERY annoyed!

Kellan…*sigh*…the love notes, the reminders of his love for Kiera, this boy TOTALLY redeemed himself of anything anyone thought he did wrong in Thoughtless!! Yes he is a HOT bad boy but his amazingly tender moments and the vulnerability he shows, well it made me melt and go all gooey!!!

Denny – YAY I was hoping to see him again and I LOVED his story within the K&K running drama!

Oh and let’s not forget Griffin – RUDE BOY!!! I LOVED how he came through at the end, I was NOT expecting that..I know people got annoyed with him but I always kind of liked him (slightly disturbing I know!)

I loved Thoughtless but I LOVED Effortless that bit more and these 2 books will definitely be re-read many times!!!

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THOUGHTLESS (Thoughtless #1) – by S.C. Stephens

SYNOPSIS

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.

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Review by Gitte

This story got me from the start. I loved it and couldn’t put it down! It had the good old love triangle but this one was not predictable!

Keira is a normal girl setting off with her boyfriend Denny to start a new life in Seattle and in comes our 3rd complication the super scrumptious Rockstar (and flatmate)… WITH issues; Kellan.

Keira falls for Kellan even though she loves Denny with all her heart.

Denny moves out for a while because of his job..stuff happens (yum!!)and ultimately Keira gets stuck in a situation where she has to decide between Kellan, her slightly “crazy” soulmate, who makes her feel alive or Denny who she truly loves and makes her feel safe.

This story is written in a way that makes it very REAL which means it’s a complete emotional roller coaster. I cried, I laughed, I shouted in anger, I had butterflies in my tummy, I got frustrated, and I cried..oh did I already mention that I cried? Well I cried ALOT!! And no matter how annoyed you get with Kellan I challenge you not to fall in complete love and lust with the infamous Kellan Kyle!

Review by Jenny


I loved this book, even though it did have me on the edge of my seat and grasping my chest at times.

Kiera was faced with an impossible choice and whilst there were times I could have throttled her yet I so sympathised with her as well. I would have hated to be in her situation. How do you choose between someone you love and your soul mate. What a decision!

What I loved about this book is you felt the angst – from start to finish this book grips you and doesn’t let go until the very last page. You feel like you can’t relax because something is always gripping you and sending you in to that spiral of anticipation.

I couldn’t put this book down. I stayed up ’til the wee small hours and had to finish it. I was absolutely consumed with the story of Kiera, Kellan and Denny. I loved them all and I especially appreciated how the SC Stephens stayed true to her characters throughout. She never tried to sway us either way. How could you not love Denny and Kellan? As I said…what an impossible choice Kiera had to make.

My heart broke for Kellan as his story unfolded and you learnt more of why he acted the way he did. He was sensual, sensitive and vulnerable and every bit of that showed through his character. 

Whilst, I did get frustrated with Kiera a couple of times, I can totally understand her reasons for her actions and the decisions she made.

This book had me in its clutches from start to finish and these characters will stay with me for a long time to come

THE THOUGHTLESS SERIES by S C STEPHENS

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