Author: S. C. Stephens
Cover: 8/10 - muted, subtle, but not too in-your-face.
What can I say about Thoughtless without going off on a ramble?
Every now and then, I get tired of all the paranormal books (much as I love them to death), and just need a nice, realistic novel, whith characters so truly messed-up due to their own choices. Sadly, good books like that are few and far between, but Thoughtless... wow. It was all that, and so much more.
Kiera isn't your Mary Sue. She's just like any other girl out there who is deeply in love with her boyfriend - reckless, sometimes cute to a fault, happy, and, when the boyfriend leaves her for two months for work after she moved state to be with him, understandably devastated.
Her boyfriend, Denny, is the typical you're-too-perfect-to-be-true kind of guy. He doesn't cheat on Kiera, not ever, nevermind that he's hot (which he is), and deeply, recklessly in love with his girlfirend.
Kellan is Denny's best friend. Beautiful, confident, and exuding sex appeal, Kellan hides a syrprisingly vulnerable and broken interior with his smokin' hot looks.
Denny was an exchange student from Australia in Kellan's house during high school, and the bond between the two boys never faded. So when Denny gets offered a job in Seattle and moves from Ohio to Washington with Kiera, Kellan offers his spare room to them for a low price.
Kiera never knew what she was getting herself into when she decided to transfer to Washington University to go with Denny to Seattle. What she finds when she gets there, is that her new roommate, Kellan Kyle, is not only the singer in a band called the D-Bags, but also "the hottest guy on the East Coast".
What happens when Denny leaves for Tucson for two months wreaks all three lives forever.
I'm not sure what exactly in this book had me so hooked. I guess it was the emotions, which run so rampant on every page here. The fights are vicious, the love is intense, and every scene in between is so filled with palbable emotion, the world around you fades into the background as you get sweeped up into Kellan and Kiera's hurricane of emotions. It's a rollercoaster ride, and worth every damn second of heartbreak, tears and anger.