S.C. Stephens – Thoughtless Series Reading Order

by Maryse on June 24, 2012 · 55 comments

in Reading Order Guide:, S.C. Stephens

We went crazy for these books!! One of my #1 favorite books (and bad-boy rock star heroes) ever, but prepare for torture and heartache and lots and lots of wanting to throw your e-reader (or book) across the room. Oh and there’s lots of very steamy stuff. ;) If you haven’t read these yet, you must!!

Wendy: “OMG, I loved Thoughtless and am loving Effortless. I wish the Nook had Effortless available. This love triangle was exciting, painful, thrilling, and exhausting…”

Minha: “Thank you Maryse… I loved all your recomendations and I want to thank you for letting me know that there are others out there like me that enjoy the emotional frenzy so much… I thought I was crazy!”

About book #1:

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes…and none of them will ever be the same.


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{ 55 comments… read them below or add one }

Virginia June 24, 2012 at 9:34 AM

omg- LOVE LOVE LOVE these books. every time i read them i love them more!! cannot wait for the surprise!!

Alicia June 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Loved Thoughtless. Yes, it’s a love triangle and at times I just wanted to shake Kiera to make her damn mind up!! The good part is you’ll like all of the characters, so whoever she ends up with is a good choice. Oh, to have her conundrum: an amazingly sweet and loving boyfriend as well as a gorgeous, sexy as all get out roommate, who is a lead singer in a band. >swoon<

Lisa June 24, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Two of my all time favorite books that I have recommended to all my friends and I have personally re-read three times. I can hardly wait for book #3. S C PLEASE hurry!!

Lisa K June 25, 2012 at 7:17 AM

Please tell me they are making a movie!!!! These are two of my all-time favorite books and I am madly in love with Kellan!!!! Book #3 cannot get here soon enough!!

Maryse June 25, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Lisa: No movie news yet…

Kristi June 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Any idea when book #3 will be released? I loved loved loved thoughtless and effortless!!!!

Takisha June 26, 2012 at 7:02 PM

I finally read both books and just finished today…OMG!! The best 2-book series…i want more of Kellan & Kiera and you just made my day by posting there will be a 3rd book…Yaaay!!!

Maryse June 28, 2012 at 12:26 PM

No idea yet, but she is writing it as we speak…

S. J. Long July 5, 2012 at 10:21 AM

you know those books where you just can’t stop thinking of the characters…. its been a week since i finished the two books and i am so sad because i feel like i have lost touch with my best friends… :(
PPPPLLLEEAAASSSEEEE bring more of Kellen/Keira back… and maybe Book 4 too boot… wishful thinking…

jen July 5, 2012 at 7:22 PM

when is the third book coming out

Maryse July 6, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Not sure yet, she’s writing it as we speak.

Gabrielle July 22, 2012 at 6:23 PM

The third book is going to be called Reckless and will be out sometime in December

Lisa K July 23, 2012 at 7:38 AM

I know what I’ll be doing over Christmas break!!!!!!!!!!

Keighley July 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Ok… still only halfway through Effortless and the Reckless Cover is freaking me out! ‘am i making a mistake?’ who what why???? Urgh roll on december!

Maryse July 23, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I know right? Who’s saying that? Eeeeeep!!!

Maryse July 23, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Gabrielle!! *squee* I can’t wait!!!

Lisa K July 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I’m guessing Kellan is saying it and and he’s wondering if he should really be on the road and away from Kiera!!! *squee* does not begin to cover my excitement level over this book!!!!

sandy July 31, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Just finished book 2; loved them both but hoping the 3rd keeps them together. Don’t like the name Reckless. Sounds like Kellan will screw up

Jules82 August 2, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Oh….this book……no, wait. THESE BOOKS just pulled out nearly every emotion I had. I loved Thoughless…..While I read this book I re – lived my own personal love triangle all over again, and it made me feel sooooooo bad again. But this book was,if I might add, much more fun than the love triangle i had back then.AND now……I cant put this damn book down. Cant even stop thinking about what I went through and what keira had to go though even if it turned out fantastic for her…..( yes, I was sooooo rooting for Kellan and Keira)…..Cant wait for the third book….I may loose my marbles until Reckless comes out, but I´m trying….lol…..:-)

Maryse August 2, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Jules! Maybe you should write a book… ;)

Lauren August 3, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Maryse – Your website has been beyond helpful! After reading the 50 Shades Trilogy I set out on my way to get my mind off THAT guy and I found the reading list to Club Shadowlands on your site and fell in love with EVERY Master and then I got hooked on Thoughtless and Effortless! I am re-reading Effortless AGAIN and I CANNOT get enough of Kellan…so sweet! Can’t wait for December!

Racheal August 7, 2012 at 9:41 AM

O…M…G…!!! I have just finished thoughtless, i had to work in the office on my own last sunday, the office was quiet, i was working by myself. i was suppose to leave at 5pm, i got a phone call at 6.20pm from my daughter asking when i was coming home. i was reading….oops…i just couldnt put the book down. i ordered effortless and am waiting for it to arrive. i almost had a heart attack when i seen the standard delivery was 8 days, so totally selfishly i paid for express carriage!!! this book is brilliant, i would recommend it to every single woman i know. the characters are great, the author really sucked me in to the point where i couldnt listen to anything going on around me in my family home lol!!!

Maryse August 7, 2012 at 5:48 PM

WOW!! That is some intense reading when you won’t even leave work ’cause you’re so caught up in the story. I LOVED this one!

payday August 9, 2012 at 1:24 AM

good to know that there is another book! can’t wait to know what happened next to Kiera and Kellan. I hope they still end up together. I finished thoughtless and effortless in a matter of 4 days! can’t get enough of Kellan!!!

Vickie August 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Guys.. I was reading Effortless and all of a sudden,, it is Christmas day and Kellen phone reads a text, he runs and takes it then that is it… Is that really where it ends or am I missing part of my ebook?

sandy August 9, 2012 at 4:40 PM

oh wow u are difientely (sp?) missing part of book

Maryse August 9, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Yes. It is a complete book, so you are definitely missing the rest…

Keshia August 16, 2012 at 7:42 AM

I LOVE THESE BOOKS!! I has been my life except my Denny wasn’t as nice so it was easy to make my choice. I don’t think I can handle the next book if they don’t stay together!!! There love is beautiful!! I can’t wait until it comes out to see if these books really are my life!!

Kayla August 21, 2012 at 9:18 AM

I ordered Effortless on Barnes & Noble. There were two prices, 7.99 and 3.99(i think). I purchased the cheaper one in hopes that it was the right one and not a shorter version. I cant wait until the release of Reckless.

Maryse August 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Hi Kayla. I don’t believe there is a shorter version, just that it is switching over from self-pub (her 3.99 version) to Simon & Schuster’s re-published at the 7.99 price. Hope that helps!

Mercedes August 22, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I loved this series. i just finishe them today. Wow is all I can say. I am soooo happy there is going to be a 3rd book.

benita August 24, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I cannot wait for Reckless, although i am worried i hope it has a good ending!!!!

Kelly September 3, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Love these BOOKS. Is reckless coming out in December or March?

Jenny September 8, 2012 at 5:33 AM

I loved these books \, couldn’t put them down & read them in record time! Can’t wait till reckless allthough the title has me a bit worried, just hoping it’s not Kellan that becomes reckless!!!

Maryse September 8, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Dying to see where she takes this.

Surj September 11, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Omg!!!!! I have just finished thoughtless and what a read. I couldn’t put the book down. I have the kindle app on my iPad and iPhone and downloaded the book. Big mistake having it on my iPhone. I am a pharmaceutical rep and found the book soooo addictive I was reading it on my iPhone sat in hospitals waiting for my doctors to finish clinics. The expressions on my face whilst reading the book must have been priceless. Wouldn’t we all just love a “kellan” in our lives. The book was such an emotional roller coaster… I felt like I knew the characters and at times could have quite easily have screamed at them to just get it on ( lol). Loved it loved it loved it but think I need an emotional break before I start effortless ( but can I resist???)

C T September 11, 2012 at 5:15 PM

OMG!!!! I read both Thoughtless and Effortless in a few days and just couldn’t get enough of Kellan Kyle. Even his name sets me ablaze! So HOT! I have also read Fifty Shades and while I really enjoyed that trilogy, I liked these two books a lot more! I know! I’m surprised too!!! I have also watched the book trailers for these two books…. And my goodness are they SEXY! I cannot wait for book 3. Please push up the release date! The spring of 2013 is just too far away!!!! Any great recommendations on another fabulous book I just need to get my hands on???

Susan September 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I absolutely loved these books. I couldn’t put them down. I want to read the 3rd one. I think March 2013 is to long to wait. I don’t even want to wait a month. I think this series is better then Fifty Shades. I also loved the little preview of Thoughtless from Kellan’s perspective. I think that would make an amazing book. I would like to know what Kellan was thinking when he met Kiera, I guess for now I am going to have to find another book to read or re-read Thoughtless and Effortless. I hope the author HURRIES up with Reckless.

Linda September 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I absolutely loved this book “Thoughtless.” I couldn’t put it down! I read late into the night which is probaly why I’m so tired. As some of the other readers, at times I wanted to shake Kiera and tell her to make up her mind. What she did to Denny was so unfair. So sad. My heart ached for him. I’m excited to read book 2 and I can’t wait for book 3!

Kati September 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Is it just me or does anyone else imagine this book every time they hear Jane Kramer “Why Ya Wanna”?

Kati September 20, 2012 at 12:38 PM

I meant Jana Kramer!

Jenny October 15, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I loved the books!! They were so hard to put down!! But does anyone know how many books is S.C. Stephens planning to write in this series? :O

Julie October 19, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Anyone else freaking out over the title of the 3rd book (Reckless)? I really hope Kellan and Kiera stay together!! Loved these books!

sandy sciacca October 20, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Julie i am thinking same thing,, can’t wait to read it but at the same time hoping i’m not let down if they don’t make it…

liana mesina November 3, 2012 at 8:34 AM

i really do adore this series. Definitely THE BEST SERIES. and i can’t get enough of it. I am really excited and very anxious for the Reckless. I really love Kellan ♥ Kiera. ♥ there are tons of possibilities and twists and turns that I am really thrilled to see.. But i really hope KELLAN ♥ KIERA until the end :D DDD

jen November 5, 2012 at 7:01 AM

OMG They have to stay together! Please say they dooooo. I hate the name Reckless. lol If you have a spoiler I don’t mind knowing they will end up together. :)

Kim November 5, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I loved these books put it this way I think I slept 2 hours in 2days I could not put them down !!!!!!!!

Christina February 26, 2013 at 11:37 PM

This is the first time I ever quit reading a series before it ended. As soon as she invited Denny to the bar in book two I was read to throw my kobo across the room (I stopped reading there, but know how it went down). Great characters, but I cannot believe her neediness in book one and her complete lack of integrity in book two.

tina perry March 13, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Completely in love with Kellan and Kiera’s love story!

Teresa March 22, 2013 at 10:02 AM

I loved all three books. Just wondering if there will be a fourth?

Alicia March 22, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Maryse, I just came across your website a few weeks ago and I think it’s phenomenal! It’s now my go-to place for book recommendations. I just finished Effortless…which I started immediately after Thoughtless. What an emotional rollercoaster!!! I got so mad at Kiera during the first book that I grabbed my husband’s shoulder and shook him awake at 2am shouting, “What is WRONG with her!!!” Luckily I didn’t wake the kids. I don’t know if I can handle a 3rd book it might just throw me over the edge. I’m definitely taking a break first. Just thinking about their relationship, the intense love and pain…makes me want to cry!

Linda F March 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Teresa, as far as I know Kellan and Kira’s story is finished.

Erika April 26, 2013 at 4:58 PM

OMG…OMG…OMG….I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS TRILOGY…it was such an emotional rollercoaster..i mean i was a nervous emotional wreck readingthis trilogy..just finished RECKLESS and i am so happy for them but at the same time..its a bittersweet feeling i have left because i want more KELLEN N KIERA…i fell in love with a fictional character…kellan…but i loved their journey eventhough i did want to throw my phone against the wall a few times..lol…but the way kellan always defended kiera and their relationship made me grin like an idiot and gave me chills…i only wish i could have the same…smh….so sad its over..but there is always a re_read ..lol

sandra September 22, 2014 at 3:46 PM

really, really, loves these books!! I´ve read the first one FOUR TIMES!!!
Can you believe that???

Margareth December 15, 2014 at 1:41 AM

I’ve started the first book, Thoughtless, but I have difficulty continuing :-\

I really SO want to like (love!) this book, but Stephens makes it very very hard to do so.
Kiera blushes over everything – even if you’d fart in her vicinity. And Kellan smiles all the time – wondering if he’s somewhat stupid…

My ereader searched for the number of ‘blushings’ Kiera does, turns out… my ereader stopped counting at 100 (it says 100+).

Anyone, please tell me the continuous blushing and smiling stops, because I bought all ebooks in this series and so want to make it worth the money, time and effort of reading! :-|

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