Tuesday, March 3, 2015

REVIEW: Thoughtful (Thoughtless #1.5) by 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.

3.75 I'm so very sorry and I feel very guilty about this Stars

Three years ago I had a baby.
Three years ago I had a baby that fed continuously through the night.
Three years ago I started to read again.
Three years ago I fell for Kellan Kyle.
Three years ago I stayed up till 4am reading Thoughtless then 5am with Effortless.
And Three years later I read Thoughtful in TWO LONG WEEKS even after staying up late reading!!

" I dream about you sometimes... about what it would have been like if Denny hadn't come back, if you were mine. Holding your hand, walking into the bar with you on my arm.... not having to hide anything anymore. Telling the world that I love you."
So to say this is a much different reading experience than the first three is an understatement, that maybe because I truly feel like I'm doing a re-read rather than reading new material or just because Kellan's thoughts were hard for me to pick up sometimes so I did put it down and breathe again before I delved back in. You all know the story so I'm not going to go over the plot but I will talk about/explain some of my thoughts.

First of all this is a very lonnnnnnnggggg read and I'm not a fast reader so it took me much lonngerr time to get through it, yet when reading thoughtless I Did Not Feel like I was reading a big book like this, it was a rollarcoaster of a ride and I was hooked line and sinker into it, what I'm trying to put across is that I already knew what the story was about so reading a POV where there was not much change in whether it was Kellan or Kiera it dragged slightly I'm not usually one for reading the opposite pov in books but Kellan Kyle is one of My Top favourite BBF so I took a chance and I suppose S.C. Stephens voice in the male POV was weaker here.

Keira did not come off well in Kellan's head AT ALL I will go back to Thoughtless and say that I was NOT a hater of Keira in there because I suppose I just knew who Keira was meant to be with. I just saw what happened as circumstances and because Denny was her first love. I saw Keira as confused and not seeing love until it happened with Kellan so in Thoughtless I did not Hate her I dealt with the emotions as they came, what I found difficult while reading Thoughtful was Kellan's thoughts in his head and his history how he was unable to feel love for himself. How I felt like he had no self worth, he put himself last on everything and in that Keira came off as worse. She came off as not thinking about Kellan AT ALL (for me).

Saying all that lets look at the positives
I have a better understanding of Kellan with the tidbits of his past and his background being in his head meant you go through that journey right alongside him and I'm glad I learn't that bit of him yet because of that I don't think Denny should have done what he did because he knew what he went though I didn't get the thought for that, am I wrong in thinking that?? I get Denny had his heart ripped out too but I just didn't get Denny from Kellan's POV what he did when reading those particular scenes I felt myself not liking Denny either.
Although I did enjoy the kissing and sensual moments in Thoughful Kellan melted my heart, his feelings shining through and his Intense passion and undivided attention he gave Keira when it was just them. I loved seeing why he got angry and upset and seeing a man truly deserve happiness and love it was definitely him. BUT I honestly don't think that a full length 600 page book was needed for this I really do think if it was cut in half or even a novella of particular story lines such as the rain scenes and how I finally got what was going through his head then that would of been perfect in my opinion.

It is still 3.75 Stars so to me I liked it, I just didn't love it. I'm so sorry but I will say that Kellan Kyle will forever be the one Rock Star that deserves to be loved and cherished. He's the one man that I will always always love and have a special place for just like Christian Grey. Kellan Kyle is exactly the same for different reasons, I'm not sure if I would recommend this but I will recommend this series its a Top Favourite of mine that I will never tire of it. I just didn't love his POV cause I didn't feel like I'm reading anything new and because Keira became a HATE character where I DID NOT feel like that in the rest of the series.


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