Book of the Week – ‘Furious Rush’ by SC Stephens

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Enter into a world with fast motorcycles, rival teams, and two people trying to make a name for themselves. Kenzie and Hayden are competing against each other, trying to prove that they have what it takes, but are thrusted into a feud that involves her father and his boss. Stuck in the middle of what they want, and making their sides happy, they are forced to make bold decisions and risk everything in the chance of falling in love.

If you have read the Thoughtless series by Stephens, then you know that she knows how to write angst that is going to have you angsting right alongside with them. Her stories have levels upon levels that it makes it look like an onion is leveled like an apple. The characters are challenged in ways that still exist today and you would be hard-pressed to not relate to at least one of the characters in the story.

Here is the synopsis:

For Mackenzie Cox, racing motorcycles is in her blood. Born into a family legacy, she’s determined to show the world that she has inherited her father’s talent in this male-dominated sport. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team’s newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Hayden, exceedingly arrogant and outrageously attractive, immediately gets under Kenzie’s skin and she can’t help but be distracted.

As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense – and strictly forbidden – attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie needs a win, and she also needs to stay away from Hayden. Unfortunately for her though, one thing has become all too clear: she can’t.

Fueled by passion, driven by desire, Hayden and Mackenzie both want to win more than anything else. Except for, maybe, each other. But anger, jealousy and extreme competitiveness aren’t their only obstacles . . .

You can buy the book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks.

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Review – ‘Untamed’ by SC Stephens – Griffin takes center stage of this book

Untamed

Format: e-book, paperback

Format read: e-book

Series: book 4 of Thoughtless series

Rating: 18+ sexual content, language

Genre: New Adult/ Romance

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24299682-untamed

We get a new book by NY Times best-selling author, SC Stephens as she brings us a book that dives into the world of Griffin Hancock. We had met him in the Thoughtless series as he is the bassist in the band with Kellan Kyle. Tired of living in his shadow and being held back, he makes a rash decision and quickly sees that he had the world in the palm of his hand. He desperately tries to get it all back, but did he burn a bridge that can’t get rebuilt?

Griffin was like his normal ole self that we came to know in the Thoughtless series but it’s taken up to another notch as we only get his point of view. There are times when he is as frustrating as he was in the first book, but there are moments that we see the layers of Griffin. That he is more than just sex and rock and roll. It’s those moments that I like him the best.

I did find that I liked Anna’s character more in this book. In the Thoughtless series, it felt like she was just a female version of Griffin and I couldn’t see any comparisons to Keira. I understand that they are two different people, but siblings are similar at times, but Anna and Keira were basically opposites. I like that in this book, we got to see that while she is definitely a lot more confident than Keira was, she still had insecurities too. I liked see that other side of her and above all I liked how she stood her ground with Griffin. That is what he needs. A woman with a strong back bone to keep him in line.

The book is definitely a lot more of the ‘romance’ part then the other three books. There were only touches of them in the series, but this one is filled with it, which should not be surprising considering its Griffin and Anna. If you blush easily at some romantic scenes, you may want to make sure that you are reading this in the privacy of your home because there are going to be some scenes that will have you blushing.

***At this point, there will be spoilers ahead, so you have been warned.***

I didn’t really care about how the book ended. It’s not that I don’t like that he got reconnected with the rest of the band, I just don’t like how it was done. A reality show where they pick the bassist? I just feel that may have been a bit farfetched, even for a book. I liked it better when they just had auditions and I had expected that would be where Griffin would reunite with the band. I get what she was trying to do with this, she wanted the rest of the band to see that Griffin is going to work hard and that he’s going to contribute, I just couldn’t get on board with the whole reality show thing.

Overall, it was a great addition to the series. We get to see Griffin break through his Peter Pan-syndrome and grow up to be the person that Anna and the D-bags needs. He learns that he needs to appreciate what he has because nothing in this world is guaranteed and we get to join in with him as he changes.

Rating: B-
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Thoughtless
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Thoughtful
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Effortless
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Reckless
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Untamed
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Book of the Week – ‘Untamed’ by SC Stephens

Untamed

In a surprise move, the author of the NY Times best-selling Thoughtless series announced that she was going to be a doing a novel for the fan favorite Griffin but as a sequel to the series. Some may be a little wary because Griffin is the stereotypical bad-boy rocker but if you’ve read any of the teasers that Stephens has released, you know that it’s going to be so much more. Griffin may have that rough exterior, but he has a soft spot for his girls and his band. You start to feel bad for him and wonder if maybe he gets a bad rap because of his personality. Hopefully we can see him get his moment in the sun.

Be ready to have your world rocked because Griffin is not going to stop until he gets his spot in the light.

You can buy Untamed on Amazon , Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes.

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New ‘Untamed’ teaser has Griffin and Anna fighting over whose team they are on

  
The time is almost here for those who are fans of the Thoughtless series by SC Stephens. Her new book in the series, Untamed, is set to come out next month, but we get another teaser to help hold us over (or make us more excited to read it). You can read it below thanks to Forever Romance.

In the excerpt, Anna and Griffin are arguing about a decision he made about the D-Bags and she begins to wonder if they are on the same team. We get a not so subtle news (if you didn’t get the first chapter for pre-ordering or read the last excerpt). It’s nice to see the inner workings to their relationship and a softer side to Griffin.

Here is the excerpt:

Anna seemed to instinctually know I wasn’t telling her everything. Eyes wide with panic, she opened her purse and pulled out her cell phone. “Call the band and apologize,” she said, holding the phone out to me. “It’s time to end this. Think of our future, Griffin. Think of the girls’ future.”

Dread seeped into me at seeing her support starting to slip away. I wanted her behind my decision, no matter that it was; I didn’t want to go back to being the only one stoked about this. For a split second, I almost reached for the phone, but then Matt’s words tore through my brain. We’re no longer family. No. I’d rather be the only one excited about this job, then grovel at Matt’s feet.

My mind set, I crossed my arms over my chest. “No, I’m following through with this, Anna, and it’s gonna be amazing. I’m going to be a star, and Matt is going to choke on his words.” She looked confused by that last part, but I didn’t bother explaining. Leaning into her, I hissed, “I’d rather lose everything than go crawling back to that asshole.”

Her mouth dropped open. “Griffin…”

Shaking my head, I repeated, “No, I’m doing this, and you need to back me up. We’re a team, remember?” I knew I was being bossy, but this was important to me. I needed her on my side.

Her fingers curled around her phone. “I do remember…but do you?” She indicated the ostentatious house around her. “This wasn’t a team decision, none of this was. You decided all of this for us without even talking to me about it. I only came with you because we’re a team…but it’s pretty clear to me that if we really are a team, then you’re the captain, and the girls and I are just your…cheerleaders.” Her tone was icy and bitter. Jade fire was flaring from her eyes, and a red flush stained her cheeks. 

I knew I was walking on thin ice, and I knew she had a valid point, but I had one too. This was my career, my money, so ultimately, what I did with it was my choice. “When it comes to my job, then…yeah, I guess I am the captain. But I’m the one providing for you and the girls, so I think that gives me the right to the promotion. When it comes to the parenting-type stuff, you can be the captain, okay? But it doesn’t matter, because we’re all still on the same team. And Team Hancock doesn’t need the D-Bags. We don’t need anyone. We’ll survive on our own. Trust me, Anna…please?” My voice came out strained, pleading. It was weird for me to hear it that way. Outside of sexual favors, I wasn’t one to beg. 

“I do, Griffin, but…” Stopping herself, she stared into my eyes for several silent seconds. I held her gaze, unwavering. Confident. I wasn’t scared about this future, she shouldn’t be either. 

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Untamed is set to come out November 3rd and you can preorder the book now.

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New teaser from ‘Thoughtless’ by SC Stephens has Griffin thinking of new tattoo ideas 

  

The time for the sequel to the Thoughtless series by SC Stephens, Untamed, was released today by Forever Romance blog on Facebook. In the except, Griffin and Anna are talking with Gibson about new tattoo ideas for Griffin.

You can read it below. 

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“Daddy!” Gibson tossed her hands my way and leaned so hard in my direction that Anna had to struggle to hold on to her. Gibson’s little face scrunched with annoyed concentration while she fought against her mom. Then, with a pout that only a little kid could make adorable, she turned and scowled at Anna. “Want Daddy.” She said it as a command, not a request. Gibson was only around a year and a half, but she already knew what she wanted, and she fully expected to get her way. She was so much like me, it was scary.

Anna rolled her eyes but stepped closer so Gibson could reach me. When her little hands touched my skin, they suddenly became razor‐like talons. Like an eagle securing a fish from the sea, Gibson clamped onto my forearm with a surprising amount of freakish strength. “Ow, shit! Relax, Gibs. I’m right here.”

Grunting, I pulled her into my side and examined what was left of my arm. I half expected to see a mutilated flap of skin hanging off the bone. Instead, all I saw were bright red streaks where she’d raked me. Anna winced. “Guess I need to cut her nails. Sorry.”

I shrugged. “The day isn’t truly awesome until a gorgeous girl has scratched me up. I wear my war wounds with pride.” Looking at the design she’d left behind, I added, “I might actually get this one tattooed on me. How cool would permanent shred marks be?”

Anna smiled, then shook her head. “No, if you want claw marks to tattoo, I’ll give you some good ones. Then every time you look at them, you can remember how you got them.”

“Damn…yeah, that’s a much better plan. Fuck, you have the best ideas.”

Gibson grabbed my nose and pulled my attention her way, where she liked it. Girl had a jealous streak a mile wide. Looking at her was like looking at a miniature version of me, if I were a girl. She had the same light blue eyes, same blond hair, although hers was a pristine platinum color while mine was a little dirtier. As it should be. She gave me a smile full of shiny white teeth, then spouted, “Fuck.”

Anna crossed her arms over her chest, but her expression was more amused than annoyed. “I think we’re at the point where we need to start watching our language.”

I looked past Gibson to Anna. “Watch my language? You might as well ask me to hop on one foot while reciting the alphabet backwards. I can’t police myself like that twenty-four/seven. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.”

Anna swished her hands at Gibson. “Well, she’s starting to copy you, and if we don’t put a stop to it now, she’s going to start calling people cocksuckers soon.”

I started laughing. “That…would be so awesome.”

Anna put her hands on her hips; true irritation was starting to edge out her amusement now. “No, it wouldn’t be.” She smiled. “Well, yeah, it kind of would be, but as parents, we have to put a stop to that kind of stuff.” She sighed. 

“Well, we should try anyway.”

Looking back at Gibson, I frowned. 

“I suppose I could try.” Even though I was sure she didn’t have a clue what we were talking about, Gibson laid her head on my shoulder, wrapped her arms around my neck, and patted my back like she was encouraging me. Yeah, if it would help Gibson, I would try to control my mouth. There wasn’t much I wouldn’t do for that little girl.

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You can preorder your copy by going to one of these links.

Pre-order your copy of UNTAMED today! 

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GooglePlay: http://bit.ly/1vwDPV8

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1OsKYxv

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Cover for “Untamed” by SC Stephens has been released



If it wasn’t enough to get a Kellan Kyle book this week, we also get the first look at Griffin’s cover. 

And it’s hot.

Griffin is decked out in a white t-shirt that clings to his chest with tight pants. And to help get the hotness point across, it’s raining.

In UntamedGriffin Hancock is tired of being stuck behind Kellan Kyle’s spotlight. He’s the best, the main event, and everyone should know it. He has Anna, and his beautiful daughter Gibson, to hell with the rest of them. A new venture presents itself, and Griffin decides this is his chance. When he tells the band about his new side gig, they tell him it’s a terrible idea, so Griffin breaks ties with the band. Anna tries to be supportive of Griffin, but soon she’s done, too. Realizing all he’s lost, Griffin looks to find a way back to the life he threw away… but can he convince Anna that he’s a changed man?

Untamed is set to come out November 3rd and is available for pre order on Amazon.

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Book review – “Thoughtful” by SC Stephens – Kellan solidifies his place as the #1 book boyfriend

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Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 1.5 of 3 of the Thoughtless series
Rating: 16+ for language, sexual content
Genre: New Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23200620-thoughtful

In this book we go back to the first book where Keira and Kellan meet, fall in and out of love, and have to deal with the pain and heart ache that comes with that. But all of this, is told from Kellan Kyle’s point of view.

Let’s just start off by saying, I am not a huge fan of when authors re-write books but told from the other person’s perspective. The main reason being, I already know what’s going to happen so that element of surprise is gone. But I gave this one a chance because I loved reading about Kellan and Keira’s relationship and I was curious to see what was going through his head during some moments in the first book.

Now there is going to be a lot of overlap in the scenes and conversations, but to hear them from Kellan’s point of view and to read was he was thinking takes the story to a whole new level. There are times when he is ‘a dick’ and has no filter for his mouth. But considering how he felt during situations, you can understand it, even if you don’t like it.

There is going to be a time of the book that you are not going to like him (right after he realizes that he loves Keira and she continues to hook up with Denny). Yes he’s hurt and upset and heart broken, but the things that he thinks about her makes you see just how bad he was hurt. If he didn’t redeem himself and feel so guilty about thinking those things then it would change my feelings for him.

One thing that this book does do that I didn’t like is that it lessens my understanding of Keira and her actions. Having read the first book, you know what she’s thinking about in the situations but when you read it through Kellan’s point of view, you wonder why the heck he stuck around. You can feel his anguish in the words and feel the pain right along with him.

This book renews your love for Kellan Kyle and reminds you why he is the best book boyfriend. Yes he has his flaws but he is a romantic at heart. When he fell in love with Keira, he fell hard and fiercely. The way that we all want to fall in love.

Rating: A

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Thoughtless
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Thoughtful
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Effortless
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Reckless
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Untamed (Griffin’s story November 3rd 2015)
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