Must Read! Thoughtful by S.C. Stephens

Must Read!  Thoughtful by S.C. StephensThoughtful by S.C. Stephens
Series: Thoughtless Series
Also in this series: Untamed
Also by this author: Untamed
Published by Forever Romance on February 24th 2015
Genres: Rockstar Romance, Romance
Pages: 560 pages
Format: eARC
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Every story has two sides, and in this new book, the epic love story between Kiera and Kellan is shown through his eyes.
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

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.


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 Jäger 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.



For the first time in a long time, I was looking at someone who saw me. Not the rock star, not the playboy, but me. The real me.”

Like many, I fell in love with Kellan Kyle in Thoughtless. Hopelessly in love.  That book put me through an emotional ringer so great, I still have flashbacks to this day!!!  I live for love triangles, I LOVE THEM!!  I NEED THEM!!!  In this triangle, I loved both Kellan AND  Denny so it made for a heart-wrenching read. 

Thoughtful made me love Kellan even more.  To read in his own words, his emotional struggle, his heartache and pain made me feel more for him than I did before.  I wanted to jump right in the book and hold him.  Oh, Kellan! Let me love you!!! I will love you FOREVER!!!  Forget Kiera!!  I wont hurt you!! Whew, I’m spent.

Getting to know the D-Bags was a great plus in this book.  They are a great group of guys who truly care about each other as brothers.  Even though Kellan had them as friends the emotional scars of growing up with parents who abused him never allowed him to see himself for the really wonderful person he was.  I hope each D-Bag gets their own book!

Thoughtful was emotionally exhausting but at the same time utterly brilliant.  It was the perfect companion novel to this series. I loved it.

5 Rockstar Hearts!

5 hearts


“Why can’t you love me like I love you? Why can’t anyone? How awful am I?”

“Your face is my light. Without you, I’m drenched in darkness.”

“I’m in love with you. You gave yourself to me, then ran right back to him. You. Killed. Me.”

“She pointed at me, and I felt her finger was a dagger in my heart.”



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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. 
I was provided an eARC by Forever Romance for an honest review.
Thank you!!  I loved it!!!