S C Stephens
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.
Ok. It's been 4 days and I'm STILL trying to untangle my thought and feelings on this one. That alone has bumped the star rating up a bit - I keep telling myself something about this book got to me and kept me entranced...only an epic author can do that!
My overall feeling throughout this book was FRUSTRATION. Complete and utter, screaming at my kindle, stamping my feet, Frustration.
Let me try and go from the beginnning.
Kiera moves across the US to allow her partner Denny to work his dream internship at an Ad agency - he is originally from Australia and has the sweetest accent (In my head anyway!). Denny adores Kiera...
"You're my heart, Kiera"
Denny is sexy, loving, caring, adoring, careful and safe. I think in the beginning I may have been in love with him.
Then he got an amazing work opportunity and left. Gone. Just like that.
Ok, ok, it may not have been exactly like that. He left for 2 months and Kiera felt like her heart had been ripped out.
“He said I was his heart, and you don’t leave your heart behind. You can’t live without your heart.”
So what did she do? Well, only what any normal young girl would do in that situation...
SHE. GOT. DRUNK.
VERY. VERY. DRUNK.
Unfortunately, this involved Kellan Kyle getting drunk with her.
Kellan Sex-God Kyle.
Kellan Rock-Star Kyle.
Kellan Bed-Head-Hair Kyle.
Kellan Beautiful-Voice Kyle.
Kellan Funny Kyle.
Kellan Caring Kyle.
Kellan Hurt Kyle.
Kellan "Mine" Kyle.
Need I go on???I tend not to use castings in my reviews but I can't not use these pictures...look how gorgeous!
Oh Kellan is just Sex-On-Legs. Up there with the top book boyfriends of the New Adult world (Think Will, Holder, Liam, Trace, Connor, Travis etc). He is well and truly Swoon-Worthy.
You can pretty much guess what happens when our lovely Lead Characters get drunk, I don't need to spell it out for you. So it gets a little messy when Denny appears back home.
And so begins the indecision.
Oh GOD the INDECISION...I wanted to take Kiera and SHAKE SOME SENSE INTO THE GIRL!! She is the only reason this book is not getting 5 stars from me. She is just INFURIATING.
Every other thought that went through that stupidly naive girl's head went something like this:
“love doesnt exactly come with an off switch”
Girl...get over it!! For goodness sakes, they are both Amazing men and YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH OF THEM...IT'S NOT FAIR!
The comedy factor in this book was brilliant - Griffin and Kiera's Sister are hilarious!
“When life throws yumminess in your lap, take a whiff. And if necessary, a lick or two.”
I was addicted to this (very long 503 page) book from about 20% - I was listening on Audio Book whilst I was driving about and to be honest, most of the time I actually wanted to get in the car just so I could listen to some more but Kiera's immaturity took a 0.5 Star from me - it was getting ridiculous towards the 75%-85% mark.
Luckily, S C Stephens pulled it back from the brink with the ending but I will definately need to give myself more time to work up to Effortless and Reckless as I dont think I can take the tension!
Brilliant writing style, excellently portrayed characters and an addicting storyline - A Big 4.5 Stars from me.
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