Title – Reckless
Author – S.C. Stephens
Series – Thoughtless, #3
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 withstand 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?
I always forget how much I love these characters until I embark on a reread. Reckless is the third book in the Thoughtless trilogy, and definitely my favorite of the bunch. I love seeing just how far Kellan and Kiera have come not only as a couple, but individually as well. This third installment ran the gamut of emotions, and it certainly made for a fun read. I’m sad to see these characters go, but I love knowing I can reread at any given moment.
“Every single day I’ll you with me, no matter how far from me you are.”
Kiera and Kellan are touring together with the band and dealing with all that entails. Though their relationship has been through the wringer, they’re now faced with a whole new slew of problems they never saw coming. The character growth was incredibly on point, much more so than in the last two novels; no longer were these two insecure and untrusting. They had come to believe they had something rare and special and learned to take faith in that. For me, that made all the whining and events of the first two novels worth it. It was a nice change of pace that in the face of what they were dealing with, they learned that standing together was the only way to come out on the other side. Reckless truly embodied the thought that honesty, trust, and communication can make a relationship stronger, no matter what situation people are thrown in.
“His heart was my home, and I wasn’t ever leaving it.”
I also really loved getting more of the whole gang in Reckless. Particularly with Anna joining them on the tour, the group dynamic changed in slight ways and it made me smile. As close knit as they were described as on the pages, it made me feel a part of it. Though there was some angst and drama, I would definitely say it’s less so than in the previous novels. Everything seemed to unfold naturally and Kellan Kyle is one ride I’ll never want to get off of anyway. I felt these characters grow and mature and fall in love. I couldn’t have asked for a better send off for this crew than the way S.C. Stephens chose to do it. Though it’s the end of Kiera and Kellan, I’m excited she’s chosen to write a couple other books involving other characters. I’m excited to see where else she can take these guys!
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Don’t Miss the Other Books in the Series!
Thoughtless (Thoughtless, #1)
Thoughtful (Thoughtless #1.5)
Effortless (Thoughtless #2)
Untamed (Thoughtless #4)