Tuesday 1 January 2013

Audiobook Review:: Thoughtless by SC Stephens

Thoughtless by SC Stephens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio
Length: 20 hrs
Format: Digital Audiobook
Disclosure: Sent by Publisher for review
Review by: Mary

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.

Oh boy... I have things to say about this audiobook! Do I ever! I was quickly drawn into the story with Rebekkah Ross' narration. She sounds about the same age as Kiera so it was easy to picture her sounding just the same way. Her voice hooked me. I felt like Kiera was talking to me personally. This is why I enjoy audiobook's so much. I feel a personal connection because I can hear their voice. 

Kiera and Denny move across the country together and move in with one of Denny's old high school friends. He's a hot, broody musician. She should have known from the start this wouldn't be a good situation to be in. Denny ends up having to out of town on business for a few months and leaves Kiera at home...with their roommate Kellan. This is where the story got good and infuriated me all at the same time. 

Kiera and Kellan are just drawn to each other. Like magnets. I felt it. I wanted it to happen. I felt like I was committing adultery!! Yet, I also felt that Kiera should have known better. You can hold hands with someone and cuddle up with them without thinking something was going to happen?? What was she thinking?! Even if I wanted it to happen, I didn't like the way it was happening. 

This is where my dislike of Kiera began. I just couldn't understand where she was coming from. I didn't like what she was doing to both guys and I hated her for it. The plot would take one step forward and fifteen steps back. The same thing kept happening. Over and over. DO SOMETHING ALREADY!  I needed to know who she chose. Who was she going to be with? Denny or Kellan? 

Then I realized she didn't deserve either of them. I just hated her so much! I couldn't identify with her any longer. I didn't know why she was doing what she was. I didn't know why it was so hard to choose. You can't have your cake and eat it too. I didn't want her to just get off with hurting them both so much. That's when I told myself I wasn't going to finish the audiobook. I swore it off. I put it away and told myself I didn't care. I couldn't handle Kiera any more. I didn't even make it 12 hrs before I turned it back on to finish. I just had to know. 

I'm really glad I stuck it out because the ending wasn't what I thought. I'm glad the boys didn't just dismiss the way she treated them. This story infuriated me! Will I be reading the next book Effortless? Heck yeah!! I can not wait to read it! I crave the drama. 

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard an audio book except the teaser that I did hear from Thoughtless, and I agree, the girl's voice is so good and sounds like what Keira could sound like.
    I realy like your review. I have read Thoughtless and I understand what you write about disliking Kiera in this one; yeah she does some things that I definitely wouldn't do, and omg I'm glad you went back to the book, because the end result of the triangle is devasting but I do like how things ended :)
    I must say I have read Effortless and it's beyond amazing, I mean really, just so great! Stephens is really one of my favorite authors now, so anyway, hope you read book 2 soon as book 3 (Reckless) comes out early March! :)


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