Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Library - New Adult Romance Review "Reckless" by S.C. Stephens

Title:  Reckless (Thoughtless #3)
Author: S.C. Stephens
Publisher:  Gallery Books
Publication Date:  March 5, 2013
Genre:  New Adult Romance
Format:  Kindle 1327 KB  |  Paperback 554 pages

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

Can love survive when life gets Reckless?
When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves: Can their love for each other survive the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they've formed, the new family they've found, and the history they've forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band's exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price-but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything?
My Thoughts...
Since I didn't review the first 2 books in this series I am going to keep this review really short.  I adored the first book in this series, I liked the second one and while I think that this one was a great ending for the series, it was definitely my least favorite.  I really think that is was unnecessarily long and drawn out, 554 pages is just way too long for a Romance novel unless it's pretty epic.  Unfortunately this book just isn't.  

I think other than the length the thing that bothered me the most was that they kept referring to each other as husband and wife when they aren't married.  I realize that they feel like they are, and they are in their hearts, but that's something that you keep between the 2 of you.  It's not something that you tell other people!

I think that I enjoyed the Anna/Griffin storyline just as much as the Kellan/Kiera one in this book.  If you didn't like Keira in the previous books then you probably won't like her any more in this book.  She hasn't changed too much, she is still nervous and still, after all this time, isn't as confident in their relationship as she should be.   I did really like Kellan in this book, even more than the last ones.  As far and I'm concerned he has proven himself to her and he's turned into a really good guy.  

They do have some tension in this book created by pop sensation Sierra and a sleazy promoter.  They go through things that will test their relationship, but it does seem to just get stronger as the book progresses.  Basically most of the book is them on the road, he's playing shows and she's writing a book (Thoughtless ?).  There is a fair amount of the story dedicated to Griffin and Anna and we see a little of the other guys and their girls.  Like I said, it's a good ending to their story, I just think it could have been told just as well in 300 pages.

I still liked the book and if you haven't read this series, I quite enjoyed it, the first book especially.  These are New Adult so there is a fair amount of profanity and plenty of steamy love scenes.

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