I am very happy to present to y'all another book in a beloved series by S.C. STEPHENS...
I give you..
#1 New York Times bestselling author S.C. Stephens brings us the next book in her Thoughtless series!
The spotlight doesn't only shine. Sometimes it burns.
Being the bad-boy bassist for the world's hottest band has earned Griffin Hancock some perks: a big house, a fast car, and most importantly his incredible wife, Anna. The one thing it hasn't brought him is the spotlight. Anna tells him to be patient, that his talent will win out. But Griffin is through waiting for permission to shine.
Without warning, Griffin makes a shocking decision and takes the gamble of a lifetime. Suddenly he's caught up in a new level of lights, cameras, and chaos. One that pushes his relationship with Anna to its limits. Anna has always found his unpredictable behavior sexy, but lately he's seen an ache in her eyes--and it has his soul in knots. Just as the recognition Griffin seeks is finally within reach, the thing he loves most in life could be slipping through his fingers...
Griffin's book sure took me out of my romance hiatus!!!
First of all, I really didn't think that Griff had a romantic bone in his body. I was skeptical, but I wanted to see where the author would take his character. In the end, I'm glad that I gave his book a shot.
To put it bluntly, THIS BOOK IS ALL ABOUT HIM... GRIFFIN.
He's a hard character to love. I swear. He's arrogant, he's an ass, he's so absentminded that I sometimes wondered if he has some form of memory illness. In his mind, he was awesome and he made sure everyone knew it! He felt so entitled to everything that he didn't even feel that he was about to lose everything.
There were so many times wherein I wanted to put this down and just leave the story alone... But I persevered, held on a went on for the ride. I wanted to get to that page wherein he's already realizing every mistake that he has made. I wanted his remorse, I wanted him to see his errors and make up for them.
However, I wasn't prepared to feel how I felt when I got what I wanted.
I truly felt bad for him. :( To the point that I even cried for all that he had lost. Frankly speaking, I think he deserved all of it, but I was still sad. It hurt to read that part, but it had to be done in order for him to grow up. Yes, I do believe that this book is all about Griffin growing up. The guy who just refused to grow up was forced to do just that. It was painful, but it was also inevitable and necessary in his case. I'm happy because he became successful in overcoming his insecurities and focus on what's truly important.
The other characters are also vital in this story. Anna and the rest of Griffin's family are all adorable. No wonder Griffin feels the way he does towards them. I love how his life somehow revolved around them. He's very different when it comes to his family. His band mates on the other hand... Well, let's just say that they were hard on him. I get where they were coming from, I really do, but some of the things that they said here to Griffin were a little unnecessary. I'm glad they patched things up in the end, but I hope that the band will continue to listen to one another.
All in all, this was such a journey to me. I felt so many emotions for Griffin my head spun! The author sure made me grab on and not let go. Reading that ending made everything worth while for me. It's amazing! :)
5 fairy wings!!
S.C. Stephens is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.
Her debut novel, Thoughtless, an angst-filled love triangle charged with insurmountable passion and the unforgettable Kellan Kyle, took the literary world by storm. Amazed and surprised by the response to the release of Thoughtless in 2009, more stories were quick to follow. Stephens has been writing nonstop ever since.
In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer's block reducing music, heading out to the movies, and spending quality time with her friends and family. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her two equally beautiful children.