Series: Thoughtless (Book #1)
Published: October 25th 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK
Date Finished: May 9th, 2013
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: 16+ (Due to mature content)
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.
I didn't really have any set expectations when I went into reading this book just because I had heard such mixed reviews on it. But I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
The plot. Overall I found myself really liking the plot, though I will admit I enjoyed the first half more than the second. I thought that this book was written extremely well, everything flowed nicely and all of the emotion within this book was also portrayed extremely well on the page. I loved seeing how Kiera and Kellan's relationship grew into something more than just friendship and then I found myself hurting for the both of them when it came to their separation and the things that they were putting each other through. And then came the ending, I thought that the ending was a little cliché but I also thought that it was the right way to end the book and I thought that it fit perfectly.
The characters. I thought that all of the characters were written very well and I loved seeing how they were all so different from each other. Though, I will admit Kiera's sister really did annoy me and I thought that there may have been one or two too many side characters.
Kiera. I really enjoyed reading the book from her perspective, I thought that she was relatable and I loved feeling her emotion throughout the book. I really felt for her throughout this book, I felt her happiness when she was with Kellan, her guilt over what she was doing to Denny and then her sadness. I loved seeing how Kellan managed to bring her out of her shell and also how she seemed to change Kellan for the better.
Kellan. I also really enjoyed Kellan's character in this book. I felt horrible for him when it came to Kiera and his separation and even thought the book wasn't showing any of his emotion it was clear from what had happened previously what he was feeling and it really broke my heart. I thought that he in the end bought out the best in Kiera and she bought the best out in him.
Overall I really found myself liking this story. Sure, I thought that it was a bit long but I still really did enjoy the book I felt myself become quite invested in the characters and I will be buying the next two books in the series very soon.