Monday, March 11, 2013

Reckless-S.C. Stephens

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?

Okay, where should I start? The release of Reckless was probably the most anticipated book of this year so far. Between the snippets, excerpts, interviews,  & endless promotions, Reckless by S.C. Stephens had everyone begging for midnight to hit on 3/4/13. There were even some lucky readers that picked up the book in a secret location and had the chance to read the book before the 3/5/13 release date. Well, I was one of those readers that hit "confirm' at 12:01am on March 5th and read straight through.
I have to say- Well Done Ms. Stephens, Well Done! 

S.C.Stephens brought us a beautiful story that ended one of my favorite trilogies ever. Her ability to continue to showcase Kiera and Kellan's strength's & weaknesses was impeccable. Even though the D-bags were on the road to stardom and Kiera finally had the option to write her novel and be with her love, you could see the insecurities and doubt that continue to plague this young couple.

I fell more in love with Kellan in this book than I ever thought possible. He lived through such a troubled and dark childhood and has so many demons, but you can really feel his ability to love through the pages. The reader really gets to see his love for Kiera, his band, his new family, and his music. He is torn in so many directions trying to follow his dream and remain grounded to his love of writing and performing. And of course, who wouldn't swoon with his dirty talk and bedroom antics? As he is faced with the price of stardom and fame, I think he followed the best path and finally followed his heart.

Keira still has insecurity issues that are blinding but she really pulls through as a strong partner for Kellan. She takes time to divide her personal feelings and find a way to encourage Kellan to follow this dream. Even though she is raked over the coals and must hide her engagement and love for Kellan- she is encouraging and open- minded. Even when she must face the fact that her fiance' is now pictured in another woman's arms and in her bed, Kiera shows tremendous growth.

This is a beautiful love story from start to finish. I know they had to overcome so many obstacles and the angst at times was agonizing, but it was well worth it.  The whole book was well written and completely engrossing. I am so happy yo have a conclusion but I will miss this crazy group that I spent hours enjoying!

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