Started it then stopped then jumped back in then stopped then jumped right back in. The story dragged in the beginning. It was really hard to get past the nasally boring voice of the narrator. She did manage to get some emotion in the characters as the story went on. Overall I liked the suspense and drama.
I love this series. Sc stephens has captured such heart gripping emotion in this series.
I love every on the edge of my seat moment.
"Because you are mine."
It was a roller coaster of emotions. I laughed, cried, got mad and happy all in the same day.
I couldn't put it down.
Still feels like she hurts those two perfect men too much. Needs to treat them better. She kind of redeemed herself with Denny alittle but god she needs to worship Keelan more! This is under erotica so it should have more details in the intimate scenes. Just my opinion.
I am saying this about all three books - good story, but long. I really felt it could be edited down and still have a great story. I think the author got a little too descriptive in the thoughts of the main character.
Effortless, ranks in my top 10 favorite series overall and probably top 5 for romance. It kept me in knots, I feel like I know these characters and I want everything to work out. Great job by the author.
I love Anna- I don't know if she is my very favorite. She is wild and crazy and it does catch up to her, but she is a great character for the story. Kellan and Kiera are my favorite characters.
I have only listened to her in the first book, Thoughtless. I feel like she gets better with each book.
The tag line? Maybe, "Is love enough, in a long distance relationship." I don't know if that counts as a tag line- but it is how I feel about this book.
It is worth a credit if you are invested in Kellan and Kiera!
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Rebekkah...she once again does a flawless job.
Christmas with Kellan. :-) Them exchanging presents was awesome....I loved it.
The entire book is from Kiera's POV and her voice is spot on what I imagine for Kiera. She doesn't over do it on the voices, she just does a great job of portraying it effortlessly.
The end...at the bar...everything about it - don't want to spoil it but all the angst is 100% worth it for that ending!
Love this series and getting to experience it another time was exactly what I needed.
I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now
If I was the writer of this book I would re-name it as (Karma) .. that's right folks, Kiera does it again .. she "almost" cheated on her other boyfriend.. man this was .. slow yet it has a rhythm to it, still not convinced about the whole Kiera & Kellen relation but I think this one was better than the first.. y
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I have to say I liked Effortless even more than the first book. Thoughtless was all about getting to know the characters and through the love triangle. You’d think Effortless would be a cakewalk in comparison, though in fact there are still some rough waters ahead. S.C. Stephens seems to revel in torturing her characters, and she has a knack for angsty, emotional scenes that you feel in the pit of your stomach.
Though the vibe of this series is more contemporary romance, there is definitely a case for calling it New Adult. Kiera attends Univ. of Washington, and we do see her attending class and thinking about careers, when she’s not stressing over Kellan that is. There is a big romance element to the story though, so the focus is more on relationships than a “what do I do with my life” college book. Kiera has a lot of insecurities, and infuriates me in this series by making some of the same mistakes over and over.
Kellan is a breath of fresh air, and charming and sweet. He makes some errors in judgment just like Kiera though and they both have a lot to learn about communication. I liked seeing the development with his band and the challenges his career success brings to his relationship with Kiera. I’d love to see chapters written from Kellan’s POV for a change of pace. Sometimes I need a little break from Kiera.
After listening to book one Thoughtless, I read the print version of Effortless. I was addicted to the characters at that point and the audiobook was not available yet to listen to. Later on though I did pick up the audiobook for a reread/listen to brush up for Reckless, the third book in the trilogy. I don’t usually get to compare the reading vs. listening experience but there were positives to both formats. At first I did miss the audio narrator because she is so good with the voices, but reading the book actually was quicker and still enjoyable. I think it did take less time to actually read the book and I could read at my pace rather than relying on the narrator’s pace. Reader Rebekkah Ross conveys all of Kiera’s changing moods with ease, while at the same time delivering a convincing Kellan, and even delivers a an authentic sounding womanizing Griffin. Ross has become one of my favorite narrators, and when you are listening to a long book like this it’s nice to have a capable narrator like her behind the wheel. I don’t think you can go wrong with the print or audio versions.
This series won me over, even though it’s a little more dramatic than I usually prefer. The author makes some bold choices so that I never know what she’s going to do to her poor characters. She makes me nervous but she does do angst very well. I don’t know where she’s going to take the story in the final book, but I know I’ll be along for the ride.