Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pre-Release Review, Signed Book Giveaway & Excerpt - Thoughtful by S.C. Stephens 5+ Stars



Thoughtful might be my all-time favorite book by S.C. Stephens!  Read my review and enter to win a signed copy of the entire series.  

Title: Thoughtful (Thoughtless #1.5)
Author: S.C. Stephens
Release Date: February 24, 2015


About THOUGHTFUL
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.

Review of Thoughtful
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Title:  Thoughtful (Thoughtless #1.5)
Author: S.C. Stephens
Series: Yes
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Rating: 5.00+ stars
Spoiler-free review

I need a shot of tequila, a Xanax, 32 oz. coffee, a cold shower, and the willpower to pick up another book after reading Thoughtful 1.5 by S.C Stephens. I’m ruined after reading this book. Thoughtful rocked my world and has shaken me to my core. Welcome to Kellan 2.0!!!

I knew Kiera and Kellan’s story from reading Thoughtless--but Kellan’s POV was just brilliant. I am a ball of emotional wreckage and never expected THIS. Getting inside Kellan’s head was beyond epic and just sweet torture. He was so passionate, engaging and oh so effing HOT. Maybe off the charts Chernobyl nuclear reactor hot would cover it. I knew what Kiera went through, but to hear Kellan’s story through his words was incredible.

Please don't think for a millisecond that S.C. Stephens simply regurgitated the other books in this series in order to create a POV book, and it’s the same story. It's not...it’s BETTER! I feel like I read Thoughtless for the first time (remember that feeling S.C Stephens fans?). You thought you loved Kellan before...you just wait and see how THOUGHTFUL he really is.
Hands down this is the BEST POV book I have ever read. 5-6+ rock stars. This book is absolute Kindle Crack, and a must read.

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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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Excerpt
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.


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