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It's All Relative

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  2,652 ratings  ·  225 reviews
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The club was packed, the music was loud, and the alcohol was flowing. Jessie couldn’t keep her eyes off of the exotic man drinking by himself across the room. Kai couldn’t keep his gaze from the buxom brunette laughing with her friends at the bar. Fate pulled them together, giving them a night that neither one would soon forget. But then, you know w
Published 2010
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Jan 01, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-2-stars-read
I had this novel archived for ages, decided to read it spontaneously the other day and I have two things to say about it.

Firstly, this story is terribly done and writing has especially low quality.

Secondly, I should have left it forgotten on my e-reader and save myself time and frustration.

So sad to start new year with such a negative review…
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
This is a really hard read for me to review as I typically LOVE everything that this author puts out. I have stayed away from the recent "step-brother" type romances as the idea of a romance in the midst of family dynamics scares me a bit. So I will say I was a bit on the edge within the first 15 pages of this read as one-night stand isn't the only thing shocking to the characters in this book.

*Please note this is going to have SPOILERS and if you plan on reading then you may choose to stop at t
Sep 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
It's All Relative was a sweet story that I thoroughly enjoyed! It all started out as a fun night out after a break up with her boyfriend and ended up with a question of morals with a tropical green eyed Kai. I saw where this story was going almost immediately but I was still fascinated to see how S.C. Stephens would pull it off.

Jessie was such a sweet woman. I really enjoyed her as a character and seeing her inner battles with what she feels for Kai. I felt for her when she tried to accept her f
Mar 29, 2015 rated it liked it

★★★ ! It's All Relative, standalone. Kai and Jessie have an immediate attraction which lead to a hot one nightstand. But after one amazing night together, complications arises, that no one could have foreseen.

Squee! I'm so much in love with S C Stephens right now! It's All Relative is definitely my new favorite of hers, after the Thoughtless trilogy. I don't even know where to start, I LOVE this so much. Okay, the writing; if you even remotely like her writing in her previous books you will undo
Nov 29, 2011 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
This book was a disappointment to me. After really enjoying Thoughtless and Effortless, I was looking forward to reading anything by this author, but it didn't go so well...
After forcing myself to read a quarter of the book, I finally gave in to skimming for dialog just to get the story moving. It was SO repeditive and thorough. I swear I read the same lines and feelings a half dozen times at least! I found it painfully drawn out, and I was skimming! I knew to expect this a bit after re
Feb 25, 2016 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ibook
DNF @ 67%. I'm so bored. The same, "I want you but I can't have you but I'm doing a terrible job resisting you" storyline all in a taboo package. Click on the spoiler if you want to know what it is.
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Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I read this book once a year ago but i still feel the need to praise it. The story was different and unique and i never felt the "wrongness" in the situation. S.C Stephens you have definitely won the title as my favorite author for 2013, with "Thoughtless" as one of my favorite books (definitely among the top five)
Mar 18, 2016 rated it liked it
One word.....predictable. And I really wanted to love this book because, ya know, it's S.C. Stephens! But, I guess with all the books I've read over the last 3 years, I just need more of a twisty surprise. I felt like I had everything figured out with this book by like 15-20% of the book. And this book was long!!!!! So then I was just waiting for it all to play out. Everything was so drawn out......I kinda struggled with the length of it.

Although again, this is S.C. Stephens, so the writing was
Michelle [Helen Geek]
This is a story that warms the heart. The main characters are really “good” people; both about 23 or so. I liked them both tremendously.

Six degrees of separation. They say all of us are separated in this huge world, by six degrees or six people we know that separates us from the random stranger we see.

Have you ever looked at a stranger and wondered, “who ties us together, why are we both here, right at this very same moment?” I have, but then maybe I’m strange, and if I am, then so is this autho
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
I understand that this book was written years ago and available for free online. I think it should've either stayed there or been worked on to make it more readable. The minor changes weren't enough, IMO. It was totally fine for Fictionpress, but as a published book by an author loved by many it was pretty bad. I hope I'm alone here and no one else feels this way for SC Stephen's benefit.
Aug 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
S.C. Stephens is one of the most promisinig indie autors out there.

Writing: 3/5
Storyline: 3.5/5
Characters: 4/5
Hotness: 5+++/5
Cheesiness: A lot of it, but I didn't mind - S.C. Stephens knows how to use it in her advantage.

Change the cover, do revisions and send the script to Harlequin. I don't know why, but this looks like something they would publish.

Sep 01, 2013 rated it did not like it
I hate "big misunderstanding" books. just communicate with each other, and things would be fine! skimmed it.
Lucinda Jester Smith
Okay to start with I love, love S.C. Stephens so don’t know how I missed this but I did, so when I saw this while going through her books on Amazon I ordered right away! Did I enjoy the book, well yes I did, it's not my favorite book that this author has written but it was still a good read. I liked all the characters and the storyline and of course leave it to Stephens to come up with plot like this one, very different but still angsty and romantic with some twists in there.
Sep 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars

This is a really, really hard book to review. First off, let me say that the book description doesn’t really explain the conflict or the plot of this novel. If I were to explain the conflict of this novel then it would ruin this book for you, not completely but a little bit.

S.C. Stephens is one of my favorite new authors. I love everything I have read by her, including this book. That being said It’s All Relative
Nov 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
For the most part I really liked this book. There were of course some problems with editing and grammer but if you can look past that then this was a good read.


One of the problems I had with this book - and it's purely a personal preference issue - is that I don't like my H/h to cheat or have anytype of relations with another person, it just ruins the story for me. And while the hero in this book isn't actually "cheating" because he does what he does with the consent of th
Samantha Schwerin
Mar 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, no, trybetter, 1-star
I had been waiting for this book to come out for weeks and I was about to go straight to buying it, but at the last moment, downloaded the sample instead. Man, am I glad I did. I didn't even finish the first chapter-the writing is horrible.

There are about 11 kindle pages in chapter one. I stopped and counted how many times the author repeats the main character's name in one page. 10 times on each page. So in one chapter the reader will see 'Jessie' around 110 times. 110 . "Jessie went to the b
3.5 stars

I love how S.C. Stephens can write angst. She does it brilliantly.

It's All Relative is a forbidden romance, I didnmt read the blurb (I'm trying to do that now), and although a lot of people would lavel Kai and Jessie's love and romance controversial I really don't. It must be a cultural thing and I'm very open-minded too.

I liked the story and although it has angst, something is missing for me. It all happened too fast and it was all resolved too fast too. I mean, I already knew all that
Becky Frosco
DNF just could not get into it.
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Mar 19, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Trust me, save your money on this one. If you're looking to get your next Stephens fix (as I was) do your self a favor and reread Kellan and Griff's books because you won't find anywhere close to the same intensity or quality of writing in this book. It's All Relative was not good at all. In fact, I would venture to say it was pretty bad. Once again, Stephens earlier work leaves me flabbergasted that this was written by one of my favorite authors. It was a hot mess. I don't understand why if she ...more
May 05, 2012 rated it liked it
I would give this book 3.5 stars. I did enjoy it just wasn't the same level as Thoughtless and Effortless are. The book was about Kai & Jessica hooking up in a bar ending with a one night stand to soon discover they are first cousins (they had previously never met). It definitely had some note worthy steamy, make your heart race moments but the author just drug out the book too long. She repeated the same thing over and over which made me skim over some of the book because it was so repetiti ...more
Mar 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
The writing in this book was OK, buuuuut I just couldn't finish it. It is revealed to the reader early on that the reason for so much turmoil between the two leads is unnecessary, so as I read each page I’m like, “Can we just get on with it already?!!” It was just so drawn out. Also, I know that most romance books do this, but I hate when people fall in “love” after a week. It’s unrealistic.
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A little birdie told me...
I returned it and DNF. I hate doing that, but I just couldn't. Even thinking they're blood related (even though it's obvious they will find out they aren't) is... unsettling. And the quality of writing is not up to the author's normal standard. It felt like someone much younger wrote it.
Mar 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disappointing is best in describing this book. I went into it with high hopes due to the Author and the writing is good, the storyline not so much. It starts off with a nice twist that will keep Kai and Jessie apart after their one nightstand. The title of the book is “Its all relative” after all. So it leaves you with a predictable conclusion to their future HEA. The Author also then gives you and the characters the exact solution so you do not have to second-guess at being wrong. The H&H h ...more
Annabel Parado
Jessie and Kai made me laugh, cry and giggle.
When I hook with Kellan and Keira, I start to read S.C. Stephens book trying to reach for another goddess like Kellan. And Stephens didn’t fail me.

I love how Stephens describe Kai’s complexion and his eyes admit it; It was very hard to look for someone who got the same eyes of Kai.

On the first few pages of this book, I already felt my body heat rises but suddenly drops when Stephens interjects her wit on the story. Remember the hot sex of Jessie and
Kelly (the book hussy)
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
A solid 3.5 stars

I'm not sure how I'm just now reading this book. But I'm glad my first book by S.C. Stephens was Thoughtless. I may not have checked out her other books if this was my first read and that would be tragic! This didn't feel like the same writer to me. At all. Writing style was completely different.

This is told from the 3rd person POV of both Kai and Jesse. I'm not a fan of books written in 3rd person, but i got used to it after awhile.

My favorite thing about this book is the tab
Aug 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: cheating
His skin was that beautiful mulatto color that always looked deeply tanned, regardless of the season.

I should have stopped reading this as soon as I came across that sentence; surely the word 'mulatto' is as offensive now as it would have been 150 years ago and should have been stricken from the english language after the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? For me this story could only go downhill after that...It's odd as I only read this novel to see if my dislike f
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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
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