Thursday, January 3, 2013

Review: Effortless by S.C. Stephens

(Thoughtless # 2)
By: S.C. Stephens
Pub. Date: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 496
Source: ARC from publisher in exchange for an honest review

After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy . . . trust is hard.
I really enjoyed Thoughtless, the first book in the Thoughtless series. When I received Effortless in the mail, I was super excited and I couldn't wait to get started with it. I loved Effortless even more then the first one. The writing was a lot better, and I loved how much all of the characters grew. Effortless is easily one of my favorite books that I read in 2012!

Kellan and Kiera survived hurting the person that meant the most to them, and now they are in a place where they think they will be ok. But when Kellan's career takes off, and he has to spend months touring, it is hard for the two of them to trust each other. Especially because Kellan used to be a man whore, and Kiera cheated on her boyfriend, who happens to be back in the picture. I really enjoyed that even though they relationship began on lies, there love was able to overcome that. They both feel extremely guilty for what happened, and promised to never go back to their old ways. 

I thought I loved Kellan in Thoughtless, but he is even more amazing in Effortless. I loved the notes he left for Kiera when he left and the Christmas scene nearly broke my heart. He deserves happiness more then anyone, and I think he finally found it by the end. I also liked Kiera a bit more. I thought she was still very immature, but she definitely grew as a character since the first book.

My main issue with Thoughtless was the amount of detail the author added to every single situation, and even though it got a little better in Effortless, the story was a lot longer then I felt it needed to be. That really is my only complaint. The story is absolutely amazing and the characters are just wonderful!

I will be starting the third book, Reckless soon and I can not wait to see how this story is going to end for one of my favorite couples, Kellan and Kiera! This is one of my favorite new adult series out there! 


  1. I have both of these books n my reader right now. I had never heard of this series, but it sounds good!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  2. I've only read 2 New Adult ever and this looks amazing. I will have to check this one out. thanks and great review Kristina x



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