Monday 23 February 2015

Blog Tour- Thoughtful by SC Stephens

Title: Thoughtful
Series: Thoughtless #1.5
Author: S.C. Stephens
Publisher: Forever Romance
Release Date: February 24, 2015

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.


It's been almost two long years since I've had any new Kellan Kyle material in my life. When this sexy man popped up on my kindle, I was like, "Welcome home baby!" My Lord I didn't realize how much I had missed him until I was drowning in Thoughtful.

Love her or hate her, I fell in total love with Kellan in Keira's version of events from the three previous books, Thoughtless, Effortless and Reckless. The feelings and the angst those books provoked in me is what started my love/hate obsession with love triangles.

So back to the Sexy D-bag, I mean Kellan, Thoughtful is considered book 1.5 in this series. I guess if you haven't read the first set of books and just want to dive right in with this one, you can. I loved reading his point of view. It was amazing and I love him now even more than I did before. His backstory is turbulent and heartbreaking. And I loved seeing the different dynamics he had with the rest of his bandmates. The interaction and the different nuances of their friendship. They all had secondary roles in the previous books but in this one it really made them more three-dimensional. As always, Griffin tries to steal the show and I cannot freaking wait to hear his story, which is up next. And Denny, poor, sweet Denny. I have to say, I kinda hope maybe there's a story coming for him.

While Thoughtful is a bit of a retelling of Thoughtless, it's completely told through Kellan's eyes. There is so much more insight into his life as a teen, his band and ultimately the way he felt about Kiera. There were a few times I did find myself yelling at him to man the fuck up. But this book was so worth it and it's clear to see why this sexy, sweet and sensitive rock star is a the top of a lot of reader's Book Boyfriend lists. He wrecks me. Thank you, SC Stephens for unleashing him into our world.

I bet you THOUGHT I'd give this 5 Stars, well, you'd be right! 

                                                                     ~ Review by Erin

Determined to stop thinking, to just go with whatever happened, I dipped my finger into my drink and wet the backs of our hands. Kiera watched every move I made as I shook some salt over our hands. When she made no move to drink her shot, I broke the ice and took mine so she’d feel more comfortable about doing this with me. My throat was numb from doing J├Ąger shots all night, so it didn’t even burn. It burned for Kiera though.

Her tongue came out to lick the salt off her hand, her mouth opened to receive her drink, and her lips curled around the lime, squeezing its juices. It was an erotic thing to watch. Then her face twisted into a grimace. I chuckled at her reaction, then poured us another round.

The second shot went down easier for her. The third was even easier. We didn’t talk, just drank. And the more alcohol she consumed, the hungrier her eyes became. She was staring at me as tenaciously as the women in the bar did. I did my best to ignore it, but it was difficult to do…I wanted her to look at me like that. I wanted to look at her like that. But I wasn’t about to make any assumptions on what was going to happen tonight. We were just two friends sharing a drink. Two single friends who had almost shared a lot more recently…

By the fourth shot, the alcohol was getting to me. I spilled the tequila trying to pour it in those tiny little glasses. I laughed as I almost dropped the lime from my mouth. I was way beyond buzzing now.

On the fifth shot, everything changed. Just as I was bending down to lick the salt from my skin, Kiera took my hand and ran her tongue over the back of it. She was soft, wet, warm, and felt amazing on my sensitive body. I wanted her to keep doing it, but she pulled back to drink her tequila shot. When she placed her wedge of lime between my lips, my heart sped up. Was she…?

She was. Her mouth reached up to connect with mine. Our lips pressed together as she sucked on the lime. All I could taste was lime and her. It was an intoxicating combination. But it wasn’t nearly satisfying enough. I needed more.

My breath felt strained when Kiera pulled away. Ragged. She teasingly removed the lime from her mouth and set it on the counter. When she seductively licked her fingers, my resolve evaporated. I suddenly didn’t give a shit what we’d been before, or who we’d been with. I didn’t care if she’d dated Denny—that seemed like a long-past memory at the moment. I didn’t care about Evan’s warnings, my regrettable experience with bedding roommates, my promise to Denny to stay away, or my own decision to not cross that uncrossable line. Kiera kissed me. She wanted me. And fuck, I wanted her too.

I took my shot of tequila straight, slammed the glass on the counter, then pulled her back to my mouth, where she belonged.

Our lips moving together felt better than I had imagined. There was so much eager, pent-up passion, I felt like we were both going to burst into flames. I couldn’t get enough of her. My hand on the back of her neck tightened, drawing her in even closer. My other hand found the small of her back. Perfection.

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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