Friday, January 25, 2013

Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

I was apprehensive to start this series after hearing that the main story line was about cheating.  That's not something I would normally fit into my idea of a "romance novel."  That said, I am so incredibly glad that I decided to read it!  I absolutley loved this book.
This book is hard to review with out giving away too many spoilers so if you haven't read it yet but I will try!
Overview (from
For almost two years noe, Kiera's boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she's every 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 unforseen 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 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.
Well Hello Kellan Kyle!!!
My Review: 5 Stars

The love triange of Kiera, Denny and Kellan is an intriguing one.  I found myself seeing how easy it could be to fall into the exact same scenario.  But at the same time I was litterally yelling at Kiera to just make up her fucking mind already!  I kept changing from hating Kiera to loving Kellan, to hating Kellan and loving Denny and then feeling bad for each of them all over again. S.C. Stephens did one hell of a  job with this rollercoaster of a love story!
I think I have told everyone I've talked to lately about this book, actually the whole series!  Kellan Kyle is my perfect BBF, no seriously.....he's passed Christian Grey and Giddeon Cross and jumped right into my number one spot!  He's sexy, strong and when push comes to shove he's a total romantic!
What I really loved about this book was that there was nothing to hate.  The story line moves easily along, no over dramataics, no crazy ex-girlfriends slashing tires or ex-boyfriends kidnapping people.  And there were none of the editorial issues that seem to be plauging e-books right now which made me VERY happy!
Thoughtless deserves everyone of the 5 stars I gave it and It's moved right into my top ten favorite series of this year!  I'm anxiously waiting for Reckless....March can not get here soon enough!
Favorite Quotes!
“If I'm yours and you're mine...then I will take you, wherever and whenever I can.” 
“Between pants, I continued spewing how much I hated him. Around my lips, he kept telling me I didn't.” 
“I’ve never wanted anyone, like I want you. Every girl is you to me. You’re all I see…you’re all I want.” 
“Obviously, I lied, Kiera!" he yelled back. "If you haven't noticed, I do that! And what does it matter anyway? She wanted me, you didn't. What do you care if I-" "Because you're mine!" I yelled back at him, quite unintentionally. Of course, he wasn't actually mine ....  The immediate silence after that was deafening. Kellan's face paled and then slowly got very, very angry. "No, no I'm not! THAT'S THE WHOLE FUCKING POINT!” 
I'm not one to squee easily but.......fucking squeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Red Flags by C.C. Brown

Cara Pinkston, a 21 year old San Diego native, wants nothing more than to complete her final semester of college quietly and peacefully. A normally focused and reserved student, she becomes flustered after meeting her incredibly good-looking and wealthy classmate, Jason Bradley. Jason wants Cara, and pursues her aggressively. A reluctant Cara gives in to him and is thrust into a fast paced, emotionally charged, roller coaster relationship. She has to decide if the flutters she feels are blissful butterflies or warning signs. Will Cara follow her lustful heart, or will she pay attention to the Red Flags?

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My Rating: 4 STARS

I've been waiting for a few weeks to figure out which book I wanted to do my first official blog review on.  I've read so many books lately that they were all starting to blur together.  Then a few days ago I entered a contest on C.C. Brown's Facebook Page and won a free copy of Red Flags!  So I guess the decision was made for me!

I'm really split on what I thought of the book.  As many other readers have written, I found myself hating it for the first few chapters.  Things went from 0-100 way to quickly for my taste.  I prefer a hero to at least have to do some talking before taking the h to bed but Jason and Cara just jumped right in.  Not to mention the fact that he is a condescending ass.  No women in there right mind would be ok with anyone telling them what to do after only just meeting.  I really love strong alpha males in my novels but Jason was a bit too much of an Arse for me!

That said, I couldn't put the book down which is why I gave it 4 stars. Once I pushed myself to get through the frustrating parts I actually started to enjoy the characters. There was some very good foreshadowing that turned the story into a great cliffhanger and some very unexpected turns as well. I think if some of the secrets would have been leaked earlier in the book then it would have pushed me to have a bit more understanding when it came to Jason's outbursts. But I still found myself yelling at my iPad more than once for Cara to just stop freaking running away and to just stand her ground! 

There were some very steamy love scenes but I kept wishing for something more......I'm still not sure what it is I was hoping they would do but there didn't seem to be a good balance between love making a hardcore sex.

All in all I would recommend the book to other readers and suggest they try to hold off on a full opinion of Jason until the story is laid you 100% Much of what is disclosed in the last chapter explains why he reacts to things the way he does and treats her how he does, even if it is crappy. I will be waiting for the 2nd book because I'm dying to find out what happens between Jason and Cara. But I still want to know why Cara's brother, Ryan, hates Chase so much. I have a feeling there is much more in store for the second, but I hope this doesn't turn into a trilogy.