Thursday, April 25, 2013

{Review} Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

Thoughtless (Thoughtless, #1)Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
June 11, 2011


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 that 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.

As I seldom write scathing reviews, actually I have NEVER written a scathing review, the number of times I have ever given a book ONE SINGLE STAR should clear that one up right away. But...well, wow!

Kiera is so mind-numbingly nauseating that I wanted to demand every last penny I paid for this book back and claw my eyes out. The whole keeping two guys on a string for the entire book was insane and the fact that she promised them both, repetitively, that she "loved only them" made me gag every single time she said it. Honestly, I'm not sure I've ever met a more irritating, selfish, immature heroine...EVER! My 12 year old daughter acts more mature than Kiera did. I wish I were joking.

And while I could definitely see bad-boy potential for Kellan, anyone who screws over his friends to get the girl, then messes with their minds doesn't make my list of hotties to die for. Kiera says that Kellan runs hot and cold, no doubt he does, but I wouldn't take her word for anything.

But, possibly more than the characters' fatal flaws, the writing turned me off from the first page. As a novice writer, the theory of "show don't tell" has been beat into my ever-loving mind since the day I picked up a pen. I've loved some books that could have been much better written, but with Thoughtless every turn of the page I felt like I was being handed a synopsis, not a story. I might could have picked 5 sentences out of the entire book that "showed" me anything.

I had so much hope for the bad-boy rocker scenario as I do love me some bad boys, and I do love me some rockers. Not. This. Time.

I've heard there is hope for the other two books, but unless the writing matures as much as they say the heroine does, I'm not sure I can suffer through them.

I do apologize to anyone I may have offended. Most who know me understand that I'm not a hateful reviewer, and I'm not trying to be now. I just don't understand what the point of this book was, because to me, it wasn't the least bit entertaining and greatly infuriating. Giving girls this kind of rep isn't okay with me.

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  1. I actually haven't tried reading this book, but I've heard so many negative things about the heroine that I can't make myself give this one a shot. Thank you for the honest review!

    Lyra @ Defiantly Deviant

    1. Lyra,

      Plenty of reviewers have given it well over 3 stars, I hate to skew anyone's idea of a book, but for me...this was a no go. As I told my review partner... Nope. No way. No how.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You're not the first one I hear voicing these complaints so I've decided to spare myself the agony of trying to read this one. I've read Taking Chances by Molly McAdams recently, which has a similar theme(girl stringing along two guys and lying repeatedly) but I had to DNF it halfway through. I also didn't like doing that or writing a negative review (especially since I got it from the publisher) but I just couldn't take it anymore :( Thanks for your honesty!
    Look at the bright side: your next read can only be better ;)

    1. Carmen...

      Your comment made me laugh. I do not enjoy writing bad reviews either and honestly try not to do it, this one just couldn't bypass my WTF meter. I feel terrible about that.

      Yes, my next read will be much, much better. Had I not hoped for the character to redeem herself in some way, I wouldn't have finished the book. Unfortunately, I spent my own money on this one. Hehe.

      Thanks for stopping by!



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