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
Audible Editor, fiction lover, chocolate addict. "Every book is a children's book if the kid can read!" - Mitch Hedberg
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.
Really really young women that don't mind a very immature lead character.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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....
I can honestly say I didn't have one
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
I love audiobooks! They allow me to do my daily chores and get a book read at the same time.
It bothered me that these two men put up with her. The timing of days was all off; Denny would be in bed when Kellen and Kiera came home after bar close and they would be the first ones up for coffee in the morning. What is up with that? I guess I didn't like how Denny was portrayed. I didn't like Kiera.
Story became too long and unbelievable. All the back and forth. How deeply can someone sleep not to notice your significant other is not next to you? How quiet can some one really be while having passionate sex? After a while I started disliking all the main characters. How blind and undeceive can someone be?
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"Angst love triangle that'll leave you wanting"
It's my number one
I loved kellen, bad boy but wanting so much to be loved
"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!
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
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