Wednesday, February 18, 2015

THOUGHTFUL by S.C. Stephens

6 days, KK lovers!  You only have to wait 6 more days to climb into bed with the epically loveable Kellan Kyle.  Now, because I'm that kind of girl, I'm going to let you know that I GOT HIM FIRST!  Well, of course I don't hold a candle to Kiera, but I like to pretend I'm special.   And because my momma always taught me to make others feel special, too, I'm sharing with you not only my thoughts, but a few teeny tidbits shared from S.C. Stephens herself, as well as a fabulously rockin' giveaway!

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In Thoughtless, Kiera told her story. Now it's time to hear from the sexy rock star who captivated us all . . .

The only place Kellan Kyle has ever felt at home is onstage. Gripping his guitar in a darkened bar, he can forget his painful past. These days his life revolves around three things: music, his bandmates, and hot hookups. Until one woman changes everything . . . Kiera is the kind of girl Kellan has no business wanting-smart, sweet, and dating his best friend. Certain he could never be worthy of her love, he hides his growing attraction . . . until Kiera's own tormented heart hints that his feelings might not be one-sided. Now, no matter the consequences, Kellan is sure of one thing-he won't let Kiera go without a fight.


  I remember my first encounter with Kellan Kyle like it was yesterday.  I sympathized with Keira, though I thought some of her behavior was ridiculous.  I LOVED Kellan, and I so badly wanted Keira to wake up and smell the coffee that he made a point to prep and sweeten for her every morning.  I mean, what girl doesn't want a guy that wakes up and thinks of her before anything else?  

 But here's the thing : there's always two sides to the story.  And in a story where there is so much turmoil, and where the characters are desperately trying to justify their actions, they tend to demonize themselves.  Keira did exactly that.  She didn't hide that she had done wrong, but she severely romanticized a tragically difficult situation.  

 This is Kellan's side of the story.  And I have to say, while he admitted that he was the rear of a donkey, I had an incredibly hard time sympathizing with Keira this time around.  She didn't seem confused, she didn't seem torn.  She just seemed selfish, THOUGHTLESS, and provocative.  I was heartbroken time and time again when the two would grow close, only to be separated by Keira's desire to have her cake and eat it, too.  

 Kellan was not 100% without fault, though, as his story clearly describes.  With as mercurial as his moods seemed to be, what with his constant back and forth between guilt and lust, how on earth could the girl have trusted that he wanted her and only her?  Knowing his past, it was hard not to see herself as yet another conquest, a notch on his already mangled bedpost.  

 But what broke my heart the most was the anger in Kellan's thoughts.  I had found myself wishing for more dialogue and interaction between the two because it was just so painful inside his mind.  He was raging one moment, and wounded the next.  We already know that he felt no love growing up, and he saw what he desired in life between Keira and Denny.  He'd had no idea in the beginning that he would find exactly what he needed with her, that fate had essentially brought them together in the most effed up way.  

 Kricket's Rating : 5 Chirps


I got a chance to have some burning reader questions answered by this lovely lady, and here is what she had to say : 

1. What would readers be surprised to find out about you? 

I’m very quiet, and I really don’t like being in the spotlight. Matt and I have a lot in common, except I can’t play an instrument to save my life.

2. What can you tell us about your Kellan and Kiera, that we won't find in the book? 

The current ending to Thoughtless is not the original ending. The first ending was far more tragic, and I liked it, but didn’t love it. After the initial reviews came out and fans felt the same way, I thought of ways to change it.
*Blogger note :  I've read that original ending, and it was HEART WRENCHING!   I have a hard time reading now without thinking of how much more wrong things could have ended.  So much pain!!!

3. Why set your books in Seattle? 

I know the city, so I felt comfortable writing about it.

4. If THOUGHTFUL was being made into a movie, who would you include in your dream cast? 

I’ve grown to love Devin Paisley as Kellan. He definitely has the right look. I’m not sure about the others, except Denny. He’s always been Craig Horner to me.

5. Where do you find inspiration for your writing? Do you use real people/places as a foundation? 

I often use real places, and that will give me ideas about what the characters could be doing there. Music is really my biggest inspiration. I love having a soundtrack in my head to go with the story.

About S.C. Stephens

S. C. Stephens is a #1 bestselling author who spends her every free moment creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.  In addition to writing, she enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family.  She and her two children reside in the Pacific Northwest. 

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1 comment:

  1. What an amazing series and the chance to win it, dream come true! Good Luck Everyone and thank you for the opportunity to win:)