I cannot freaking believe anyone can be as naïve and stupid kind of person.... as Kiera is and the constant blushing.... ugh- I have to force myself to finish this book- I was up to chapter 10 and then looked and there were 16 more chapters!!!! yes, this book is way too long- sorry this is NOT Beautiful Disaster- even though beautiful disaster is not a great book that you remember years afterwards, it is 90% better than this one- I came to the conclusion that Kiera must be mildly retarded because the things that she is shocked or amazed about are incredible for a 20 year old, like when she is shocked that Kellan gets excited when she is between his thighs and is moaning!!! And what about the part where Kiera just watched as Dennis kicked Kellan mercilessly without doing anything? There are so many parts of this book that I could not believe were happening or the things that were said, or crossed Kiera’s mind. i think the love for these books has to do with the fad of the innocent girl (ala fifty shades) and the bad boy with a painful past, but the other girls are not selfish, egotistical, cheating, liars b....es like Kiera- both Kellan and Denis are wusses - how blind can you be not to noticed the awkward silences and stares between Kiera and Kellan especially after she is not touching him anymore or having sex with him? – this was an experience that I would not like to repeat. Needless to say I am not reading/buying the other two
diminish Kiera's first voice- too much description- to many repetitions, make it shorter- don't use 4 sentences when one can say the same
The heroine is PAINFULLY annoying. Having said that however. I could not put the book down. Could anyone be that indecisive, that immature and that lucky?Maybe this book should be reclassified as "fantasy".
I think a fitting ending would have been that both guys dump her and move on with "healthier" relationships? Started out good, but the middle to ending is painful. There are however some really great scenes in the book that makes it compelling and you keep reading hoping at some point that she would just GROW a spine.
Not worth a credit unless you are totally bored!
Kiera, seems more like a grade schooler, and not a college student! I can't believe one person can be so stupid, and so aggravatingly, obtuse, about one persons feelings. I can't stand her character.
This story upsets me and makes me agitated, I thought a reader should enjoy a good story, but this story is just upsetting. Kiera needs to grow up, and make a decision all ready. Man, I just can't believe Kiera.
I can't believe I finally finished listening to this drivel. The first part of the book was ok, but the rest was just incredibly repetitive - On and on about how handsome and attracted she is to Kellan, but devoted boyfriend Denny is such a nice guy - oh how will she ever make a decisions?!?! I'm not a prude, but I was creeped out by her going back and forth having sex with both guys - talk about sloppy seconds.
I definitely won't waste any more of my time by following the rest of the books in the series.
I was sickened by the main female character in this book. The book started out interestingly enough, but quickly became a story of a young woman who was so weak and self-centered in her relationship with men she used them. I am disgusted with myself for finishing the book and only did so hoping against hope she would somehow redeem herself. She never really did in my opinion. I could care less what happens to Kiera next.
Something with a strong female main character that has a relationship as part of a sub plot not the main story.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
The begginning was torture but I sucked it up and was determined to finish this book. It wasnt till halfway threw when I was literally hooked in a good way. I began loving it and getting into this book. Then came the parts where the two main chatectors began doing all this aweful stuff To hurt one another. Kiara is so freaking stupid I still want to punch her. She went inbetween beds of two men and knew it was wrong yet didnt stop her stupidness. She cries way to much and the fact she kept changing her mind in the end was so unbelievably annoying. She was hurting two wonderful men and she actually knew it was wrong and what does she do? She keeps doing it! Plus all the main chatectors in this book are such cry babies. I know all The heartbreak is hard but why did the author make everyOne cry every single second in the end?
This book had it's good moment though like the such passionate moments between Kellan and Kiara were so breathtaking and just amazing. I also loved denny a lot and hated how he gave up so much for Kiara when she was just so stupid about everything. I wasn't rooting for him though for Kellan was my absolute favorite chatector in the book. He is the ideal bad boy/rockstar. He has such a big heart and was just the sweetest thing to kiara. My heart went out I him every single time she went running back to Denny. the ending had me in tears for him. The only thing I didn't like about kellan is how he got back at kiara in the middle of the book and how he cried way to much for my liking. The writing in this book is also beautiful and had me up all night.
I'm not sure if I would suggest this to a friend. It was amazing yet it really does just make you want to slap the main chatectors pratically the whole book. The book will keep you up if you do decide to read It so be ready for the ultimate Love triangle, steamy passion, and stupid chatectors.
There's a lot of Kiera bashing out there. The point of the book, as the title suggests, is her thoughtlessness. College student Kiera moves to Seattle with Denny, her Australian boyfriend of two years. They share an apartment with a friend of Denny's named Kellan who is the lead singer in a rock band and happens to be a gorgeous womanizer. Denny's job ends up taking more time away from Kiera and she finds herself drawn to Kellan. Here lies the love triange in which Kiera believes she can have the best of both worlds. Yes, she makes some really poor decisions and strings two men along unnecessarily. This is the tension-the purpose for this story, and it works. What drove me crazy was the use of the same adjectives to describe the main characters. How many times can Kiera "blush" or "flush?" How "perfect" everything about Kellan is. How Denny's accent "curls" and how many times his grin is described as "goofy." Other than that, this was an addictive listen and I enjoyed the narrator using an Australian accent for Denny and I belive she captured Kiera's immaturity well with her voice.
Say something about yourself!
I was a bit worried about reading a book with “cheating” in it….but S.C. tactfully gets through to the readers that sometimes you are just with the wrong person. I think many things in the story could have been handled better, but that is the nature of real life too. This book was very realistic, and plausible, and it had a great down to earth vibe to it that makes it one of my favorite of all time.
Rebekkah Ross did a great job. I liked Denny's Aussie accent. I will definitely listen to more performances by her.
S.C. Stephens ... I understand that this was her first novel. I liked the descriptions and dialog. She also used many pop culture references, which I liked. But, I won't listen to this series again. I might be willing to try other books by her in the future, however.
Kiera was maddening. She was immature, indecisive, selfish, reckless and an overall horrible person. Perhaps if we knew why she was so wishy-washy, other than the explanation that she was afraid to be alone, the listener could have understood her behavior, The first 2/3rds of the book drug on and on. It was painful to hear the same thoughts over and over. Denny was played for a fool! Kiera's bed-hopping made me ill. Really? In the same house? While both are there?
When the events crescendo ... it occurs so quickly and circumstances change abruptly ... the plot line was just too unbelievable that I really did not enjoy this book.
I really liked her voice quality, inflection and accents for the characters.
NO! NOT A CHANCE!
It was better as a read because the narrator's voice was so monotone and boring.
Kellan. He was the most interesting character and I like sensitive rockstars. Kiera was so flakey and indecisive, I wanted to smack her.
Although I don't care for abridged books, this was one that could stand to be cut down a little.