Monday, March 11, 2013
Reckless (Thoughtless, #3) by S.C. Stephens
We’re a team. It’s us against the world
Us against the world? That sounds like wonderful odds.
I wanted to give Reckless 5 stars, I really did, but I think overall I am not sure the Thoughtless series really ever jived with me. I love angsty books, epic love stories and just die-for-each-other relationships, BUT the one thing I just can’t stomach is cheating.
So my review has to deal with my personal taste and doesn’t reflect Stephen’s writing.
I didn’t write a review for book 1, Thoughtless or book 2, Effortless, but I did rate both 3 stars, so suffice it to say, I am not like most reviewers and was not a huge fan.
In all honesty, I wished I read Reckless first because it has everything I love in a mild tension, but very love-dovey read. It kind of reminds of tone and feel of Love Unscripted, just light-breezy, not dramatic nor annoying writing, perfect if you are in that kind of mood.
I am not sure if there really is a summary/blurb to describe what happens, basically Kiera is on the road with Kellan and his band while they tour. There’s a lot that goes on, mostly people having sex, there’s mild jealously, a few fights, but everything is just toned down a bit, it’s calmer and really it’s PERFECT. I am not sure if I could read another intense Kiera/Kellan book.
I FEEL Kiera and Kellan’s love and I love it. I love the proclamations, the affections and easy banter. I love that both have grown and are learning from past mistakes. I love how “HONESTY” is the theme and foundation of Reckless. Again, I can’t stand liars, especially when it’s the Hero and Herione.
Reckless was like a breath of fresh air for me. THANK YOU!!!
What ever happens from here on out, I want you to know that I don’t regret anything. Being with you, loving you, experiencing this with you… it’s all been worth it, and we’ll get through this together.
I was really concern when Sienna was introduced, I was thinking to myself, what? This S&IT again?! But every time I see Kiera and Kellan SHOULD be acting ridiculous they never did. I was so surprised on the maturity level on both the Heroine and Hero’s parts.
I could barely pull my eyes away from you. Just glancing at you made my head feel lighter, made my stomach... tingle. Watching you was life-changing.
Can I just say Kiera is finally redeeming herself? OMG I couldn’t stand her in Thoughtless and then I wanted to slap Kellan in Effortless, finally I feel like both characters are coming to a happy middle, a common ground.
I am 100% TEAM Kellan, oh, let’s just all say it girls..
Kellan = SWOON, DROOL and FAINT
Not kissing Kellan Kyle is very hard to do, especially when he was looking at me like I was the most miraculous thing he’d ever seen.
I actually loved reading about Anna and Griffin. Griffin was probably one of most favorite characters and added so much light-hearted humor to the story.
The whole Danny/Kiera/Kellan relationship is just awkward to me and I am not sure how realistic is, but then again it’s a fictional story. I have mixed feelings when it comes to Danny and Kiera. I just don’t get it. I am not sure I will ever get it, but maybe that’s my personal issue, I don’t understand that kind of relationship ever functioning.
A lot of stuff does happen in Reckless, how could there not, it’s so long! I am pretty sure I would have given a 5 star rating if the story was chopped off like 100 pages (but I’m against the norm, so there’s my mini-complaint).
The first 30% was slow, the middle picked up, the middle-end was more my pace and finally the ending was just …. I basically wanted everything to end already. I’ll admit, this wasn’t my cup of tea, but I am a biased jaded fool and it’s rare and hard for me to like books about infidelity.
If you loved Thoughtless and Effortless, then you will not be disappointed with Reckless, just read the glowing reviews!
I love you too, Kiera. Just you. You're my always.
...my heart was anchored to Kellan. Being apart from him stretched my soul in opposite directions. It was painful. No, it was torture. He was everything to me...
I always love pointing it out, but YES! for referencing the title, I LOVED IT!!! ( I was seriously questioning it throughout the whole book).
I am happy to put the Thoughtless series behind me and was overall pleasantly pleased with Reckless
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