Setting off together for a new life in a new city, Kiera and Denny seem to have everything going for them. Kiera is starting at university, and Denny has a new job. But things take a turn for the worse when Kiera meets local rock star Kellan, who threatens to bring Kiera and Denny’s relationship crashing down.
A kind of romance novel with some sprinklings of sex, Thoughtless will probably live or die for each reader depending on whether they find the characters to be realistic or just hopelessly foolish. I felt myself straying towards the latter. It was hard to feel any sympathy for Kiera as she made bad decision after bad decision, while the men in her life seemed to accept her failings not because of any great qualities about her but simply because they – for some reason – found her to be fascinating.
Thoughtless reads a little like a soap opera, but one that lacks the necessary dramatic flourishes that would be required to make it memorable. Some readers will undoubtedly find it to be gripping and memorable, but having read quite a few romance novels recently, I found that Thoughtless was a little annoying while I was reading it and then faded quickly from memory after the final page. A bit of a damp squib?
Star rating for Thoughtless: 2.5 stars.
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