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Thoughtless | [S. C. Stephens]

Thoughtless

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 she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes....
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Publisher's Summary

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 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.

©2012 S. C. Stephens (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 12-24-12
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 12-24-12 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "What a shocker!"

    I was really shocked at how good this book really is. Let me say this first, I totally understand why there are so many bad reviews; however, actually the book is not bad... just Kiera (the main female character) is misunderstood.

    Quick summary: Kiera is originally with Denny and they move into Kellan's, Denny's friend, house. Denny goes away on a work trip and Kiera starts an emotional affair with Kellan. Kiera and Denny break up and then Kiera sleeps with Kellan. Denny comes back and Kiera goes back to Denny, but wants to maintain the relationship with Kellan as well.

    Ok... now what make this book really shine are the characters. Each one is so unique, even down to the members of Kellan's band. Griffin was just great. Kellan is what you would call a "beautiful disaster" and Kiera is like his poison. Kellan actually falls in love with Kiera and throughout the whole book Kellan is trying to get Kiera to basically choose him. I found myself taking Kellan side on most everything that happen throughout the book. I really liked it when Kellan actually called Kiera a whore. That was awesome... !!!

    Now, Kiera, even though I totally agreed with Kellan throughtout the book, I felt Kiera was seriously misunderstood. She was in love with Denny but Kellan was like her soul mate or whatever... so she was torn between two guys. I get it somewhat... She didn't want to hurt Denny, I got that... but Kiera was seriously doing some dirt!!!! I found it funny how she always got away with it and Kellan and Denny loved her even more.

    I have to say "The slap heard around the bar" chapter was the best intense love/hate fight chapter I have ever read/listen to.... AWESOMENESS!!!!

    This was my first Ross narration. I actually enjoyed her narration. She was very good with speeding up and slowing down as the drama and action built. I thought she really expressed Kiera the best, but not so bad with Kellan either. I like when the narrator actually change their voice to show different characters, and I think Ross did well, especially when Kiera, Kellan and Denny was all in one scene. Switching from Aussie Denny to laid back rocker Kellan to whinny Kiera was done really well.

    This is a buy/credit. I would do either one. I would buy if you plan to buy the second one too... this will leave you wanting more. If you plan to wait for credits then, it’s a wait... Well worth it.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa Smalltown,AL 04-20-13
    Leesa Smalltown,AL 04-20-13

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Rollercoaster of emotions"

    Wow, this one put me through the ringer. Kiera is a young woman who has moved far away from her family with Denny. Denny is the only man she has ever been with and he is her first love. They move in with Kellan. Kiera is attracted to Kellan.Something happens (don't want to spoil the story) and she has sex with Kellan and the emotional rollercoaster begins.

    Other reviews think badly of Kiera but I see her as an inexperienced young woman who loves Denny with a young girls love, but loves Kellan with a woman’s love and has no idea how to deal with this. In my opinion this is so similar to situations to life. Life isn’t black or white, its shades of grey and everyone deals with things their own way. Kiera is on the verge of becoming a woman and she loves two men.

    This is a great listen. I was on the edge of my seat, knowing what she should do, wondering what she would do. I felt so bad for Denny, Kellan and Kiera. It is so similar to life. I felt like it was a credit well spent.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Buford, GA, United States 11-18-12
    Andrea Buford, GA, United States 11-18-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I wanted to THROTTLE Kiera!!"
    What would have made Thoughtless better?

    If it was:
    A. Shorter
    B. Kiera had had a spine and brain
    C. If it didn't exist at all


    What was most disappointing about S. C. Stephens’s story?

    The stupid, weak, blushing, sobbing, weak, indecisive and overall infuriating heroine.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Rebekkah Ross?

    Yes.


    What character would you cut from Thoughtless?

    Kiera.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't read, unless you like weak and annoying heroines that make you want to throttle them...so basically read if you like 50 Shades of Grey without all of the intense sex scenes.

    28 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 05-09-13
    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2012

    I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...

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    "Second Verse Same as the First...."

    Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens and Narrated by Rebekkah Ross is O.K., but nothing really special. I found it to be extremely monotonous, and longer than necessary. The plot is almost nonexistent. Rebekkah Ross actually did a very good job with the narration, considering the length and repetitive nature of the story.

    I am amazed that I stuck it out to the bitter end. I found myself wondering about how much longer it would take to get to the conclusion, which seldom happens to me. I would definitely not listen to this book again, and cannot say that it was/is credit worthy.
    Bottom line: Save your credit!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Lexie Maryville, TN, United States 12-06-12
    Lexie Maryville, TN, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2012

    Audiobook addicted!!

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    "WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLY STUPID AND IMMATURE HEROINE!!"
    What did you like best about Thoughtless? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the fire between Kellen and Kiera. I could not stand the constant, never ending waivering, indecisive behavior of Kiera. The way this woman messes with this already broken man shows all of Kiera's worst flaws. She had the love of two brilliant and beautiful men but she didn't deserve either one.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I guess I will listen to the next book in the series but only because I am hoping that Kiera grows up a little in the next book.


    What does Rebekkah Ross bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    If I had been the one reading the book, I would have stopped after the first few chapters.


    Do you think Thoughtless needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Thoughtless has a follow up book and its a good thing otherwise my opinion of Ms. Stephens would be that this is an amateur writter at best.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your credit on this undeniably frustrating book. The thing is, readers have to like the hero or heroine of a story so they stay interested in the storyline. If we don't think they deserve ANY happily ever after...who cares what their ever after is.

    19 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    SAVVY&RAGS MONROE, LA, United States 11-28-12
    SAVVY&RAGS MONROE, LA, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Narrator- Horrible Heroine"
    Where does Thoughtless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the middle... it was fairly enjoyable. I like to have a strong character that I can root for and aspire to be...and Kiara does not deliver. Having said that, the narrator was AWESOME - her Australian accent made me do the fangirl swoon!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Kiara was whiny, annoying, and constantly stringing these poor 2 boys around. She didn't own up to any of her mistakes and was always blaming someone else. I just couldn't root for her....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I can honestly say I didn't have one


    Any additional comments?

    If you're looking for something to fill the void until an Audiobook that you really want to listen to comes out this will do the trick- not a complete waste of a credit

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katie - Audible Hoboken, NJ 05-03-13
    Katie - Audible Hoboken, NJ 05-03-13 Member Since 2013

    Audible Editor, fiction lover, chocolate addict. "Every book is a children's book if the kid can read!" - Mitch Hedberg

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    "An Addicting Series"

    I read Thoughtless, Effortless, and Reckless in rapid succession. It was my first time reading a romance novel, and I was a little wary to start. It was also during a time in my life when I was experiencing personal loss, and desperately needed to escape reality. These books helped me do just that – I was completely absorbed.

    It’s a tough call, but Thoughtless might be my favorite of the three. I love the agonizing back and forth between Kiera and Kellan, and their journey to each other. These books are unbelievably addicting – I hope the author decides to write more with the characters. I’ll even take an Anna/Griffin spin-off.

    The narration wasn’t quite what I was expecting. The Kiera in my mind didn’t always match up with the Kiera I was hearing, and I would have preferred more “acting.” Nevertheless, I appreciated getting to enjoy this world in another medium. It helped me pick up on a few subtleties I missed the first time.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 12-12-12
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 12-12-12 Member Since 2009

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "What a childish book"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a very poorly written and preformed book. The story is pathetic with a stupid main lead Kera. She was such a baby about everything. The two boy's were just as bad. The book was so drawn out and way to long for all the dribble in it. The narrator was not good and sounded board most the time with a horrible empty tinny sound. Not recorded properly sounding like she was recording in a tunnel or something like. I would not recommend wasting a credit on this one.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hawazen Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 11-05-13
    Hawazen Springfield Gardens, NY, United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Noise in the background of the audio"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The voice seems like its coming from a tunnel plus there is this noise in the background of the audio that keeps coming every once in a while


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amber Salmon, ID, United States 09-13-13
    Amber Salmon, ID, United States 09-13-13 Member Since 2008

    I'm a 31 year old momma to two amazing young men, wife to the greatest guy on earth, a multiple sclerosis survivor and school bus driver!

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    "Naivety at it's worst."

    Ugh what a waste! This book could have been about 6 hours shorter and a lot less immature. How does someone playing two men not know what a mess they're going to cause? And, though I understand this was about college aged students, how much more immature and indecisive can you get? Kierra is definitely "thoughtless"! Not my cup of tea . . .

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "Wow!"

    Wow, I am in love! I listened to the entire audio book in one weekend and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Do not miss this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • mywallmum
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    6/5/14
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    "oh to be a teenager in love!"

    not for grown ups, compelling as it was to find out if girl got boy or boy got girl, it was an endurance, i would not undertake again!
    i found myself shouting at the main character every few minutes, so maybe thats a good thing in a book, sadly i didn't enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    "Angst love triangle that'll leave you wanting"
    Where does Thoughtless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's my number one


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved kellen, bad boy but wanting so much to be loved


    Which character – as performed by Rebekkah Ross – was your favourite?

    Kellen


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely!


    Any additional comments?

    Read it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie
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    3/8/13
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    "Excellent story shame about the person reading it!"

    Discovered this book by recommendation and it was worth it! I have this on Kindle and the audible file. The kindle copy is preferable as the lady reading this has no tonal inflection whatsoever!! The story itself is touching, tragic and painful. Kellan is emotionally damaged, Kiera is so immature and undecided that I could quite happily kick her butt to wake her up and Denny is fixed on his career and oblivious to everything and anything going on around him.



    It's not a book where the pages are red hot, this is a love story pure and simple. Thoughtless is book one of a trilogy and worth picking up!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    1/12/13
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    "Utter drivel"

    1 star awarded as I couldnt see how to give it zero. How on earth can there possibly be a sequel to this completely banal storyline. Absolute rubbish

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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