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Thoughtless

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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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    Meadow santa rosa, ca, United States 04-27-13
    Meadow santa rosa, ca, United States 04-27-13
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    "Terrible Terrible Terrible"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Really really young women that don't mind a very immature lead character.


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

    Keira was just so annoying I couldn't get past her. The constant flip flopping, acting like she was torn apart by hurting Denny and Kellan but still doing it... and getting more and more horrible. Her constant statements of "irritation flashed through me" really drove me crazy.


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

    Kellan


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Thoughtless?

    Everything that entailed her begging for Kellan to stay, and Keira sneaking into Kellan's room while Denny slept.... pretty much every scene after Denny came back.


    Any additional comments?

    This book would have been way better if the tension between Kellan and Keira went on longer without acting on it. And if Keira could have just made a decision and been a grown up, independent person with the ability to take care of herself. she was just so weak and incapable of doing anything by herself... like starting school by herself or Denny being gone a couple of months... she couldn't cope with ANYTHING without a man which is why she cheated on Denny within hours of "breaking up". It was just ridiculous. I like this genre normally, so immature content isn't beneath me, but this was just beyond immature and lame.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katie JOHNS CREEK, GA, United States 12-10-12
    Katie JOHNS CREEK, GA, United States 12-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Some people sure know how to mess things up"
    What was most disappointing about S. C. Stephens’s story?

    Kiera. WTH! I could follow along with the story up through the first "indiscretion". I even could side with her at that point but after that, I just wanted to slap her and turn off the book. I struggled through more and more of the book and the frustration just kept dragging on. Sure there was passion in the book but it wasn't enough to compensate for the rest of the story.


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

    None. Denny was oblivious in the beginning (but "perfect" the remaining time), Kellan was vindictive and, honestly, the one who let the whole "cuddling" thing start in the first place, and I've already voiced my issues with Kiera.


    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.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 12-12-12
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 12-12-12

    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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    SAVVY&RAGS MONROE, LA, United States 11-28-12
    SAVVY&RAGS MONROE, LA, United States 11-28-12 Member Since 2014
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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

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 04-20-13
    Leesa 04-20-13 Member Since 2016

    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.

    13 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Westville, NJ, United States 04-03-15
    Michelle Westville, NJ, United States 04-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "On the fence"

    First, let me preface with that I read Thoughtful first (this same book from Kellan's perspective). His version is much better in my opinion, in part because the author had several years to improve her writing. The writing in this book is not strong. It's whiny and annoying. I'm not talking about the story, but specifically the sentences and word choices. Thoughtful has much more powerful prose.

    Ok, the story. This is a challenging story to write because it will turn so many people off. Cheating and affairs do not generally bode well for a hero or heroine, it makes them look terrible and therefor harder to stand behind as a reader. But, let's face it, these sorts of things happen, and I applaud the author for exploring this topic and the very complicated (if annoying) emotions of a 21 year old girl who has her head up her ass. You may not like Kiera, I didn't, but she's real.

    Kellan is a really well rounded character and I do recommend reading the version of this book from his perspective. The author not only fleshes Kellan out with both light and dark, good and bad, she also does a really good job with the other interesting characters in this story, particularly Evan and Griffin. On the flip side, I found Kiera lacking depth and perpetually paralyzed with fear and indecision. I prefer heroines to be strong and independent, not lost, pathetic little women who can't stand on their own two feet without a man at their side. We all have insecurities, and some are worse than others, but come on. And don't even get me started on Anna (Kiera's sister), who's a straight up stereotype. Ugh.

    I absolutely hated the narrator of this book. Actually, the prose that bothered me so much would have been much more palatable if I had read it myself instead of listening to this very grating voice.

    Believe it or not, I did enjoy the book. It's not the best book I've ever read, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristen Rawlings San Diego 01-19-15
    Kristen Rawlings San Diego 01-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Too much ache not enough pleasure"

    This was such a hard book to listen too. So much unnecessary pain. I loved Keelan and Denny but I just couldn't love Kierra. She was selfish and I don't think she deserved either of them. She should have let one go way earlier in the book and could have still felt torn but not like a greedy selfish cheater. How can she ever prove her love to Keelan now to much damage has been done. I gave Keelan and Denny and star but that's all I got.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marj 09-15-14
    Marj 09-15-14
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    "One star as that is the lowest rating I could give"
    What disappointed you about Thoughtless?

    The book...what I listened to...just too nauseating to finish....was terrible. No real characters, absolutely no plot....what was the point??


    What could S. C. Stephens have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing, obviously she thoughtlessly thought this was a good effort and believe it or not someone published it! And there are sequels!! There may be an audience who would enjoy it, doesn't include me.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Rebekkah Ross?

    I would never suggest any narrator that I like and enjoy to put their voice to this book


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Thoughtless?

    How about the whole thing.


    Any additional comments?

    My opinion is that this book is a complete fail from start to where ever it went. I just found it didn't go anywhere from page one and the fact there are other books continuing this plot-less boring book boggles my mind. Just my opinion, if you like it, have at it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ana 03-13-14
    Ana 03-13-14
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    "What a mistake."
    What would have made Thoughtless better?

    The overall narrative could have been more consistent. Even if I dislike the story, if it had been told without so many "about nothing" scenes.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    My next book will be the first book of the "Legend" series.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Rebekkah Ross’s performances?

    Yes. This particular one had a weird hollow echo. The performance might have been affected by the fact that the story was terrible.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger and dissappointment.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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