Thursday, February 26, 2015

Blog Tour, Review by Marina & Giveaway: Thoughtful by S.C. Stephens

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.

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 

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.

I have to mention that whilst I loved Kellan in Thoughtless, Effortless and Reckless, I loved him so much more in Thoughtful. SC Stephens has written an incredible, emotional story! I often wonder whether the author had tears when writing heartbreaking moments, you would have to think they do.....
My heart broke so many times I had trouble reading through my tears!
Kellan Kyle has wrecked me! How I will get over reading this book I don't know right now! His immense battle to be loved, worthy and wanted, cemented in me how wonderful he is despite what he went through!
I loved being inside his head! Hearing his take on what went on between him & Keira, Denny and his band mates, showed a side of Kellan that made me want to hug him, tell him he's loved and wanted! He's very deserving of all those things! When you read it you will understand what I mean by this!
Reading this book brought back so many memories of when I first met Kellan. I must say I have missed reading about him very much! This book will tug at your heart and maybe rip it out at times but it is so so worth it. MUST READ if you have read The Thoughtless series.
Brilliant work SC Stephens!!!!

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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