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Effortless (Thoughtless #2)

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After being caught in the middle of a love triangle that led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera's love is put to the ultimate test, wi ...more
Paperback, 487 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by Gallery Books (first published June 13th 2011)
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Lindsay
Time to be honest…I didn’t want to read this book. There I said it. I didn’t want to. I read Thoughtless because a friend kept badgering me to, and while it was enjoyable, it was also torture. I don’t always enjoy reading books that are torture. But, I did enjoy Thoughtless (I ended up giving it 3 stars) and agreed (albeit reluctantly) to read Effortless.

Then I started a phase of Rock Stars…and the same friend struck while I’m on this Rock Star kick to get me to read Effortless. And I was still
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Aestas Book Blog
♥Just finished my re-read. Loved it just as much the 2nd time♥

My casting for Kellan & Keira:





6 stars!!

“…you finally get it.”…
… “get what?”…
“That I’m yours… that you can take me… anywhere, anytime, anyway. That you own every piece of me.”
~Kellan

Oh god – this book just wrenched my heart out in an AMAZING way! In fact, I’m sure it even stopped entirely a few times!! I liked it even more than book 1 and thats saying a lot cuz I looooved Thoughtless.

“Loving you, Kellan, is so easy, it’s effo
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 ✿Alyssa✿
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Shelves: favorites, 5-star
To sum it up: A lot can happen in a year. You grow, you change, you learn from your mistakes. ...And Kiera had made a lot of mistakes to learn from. But she had learned, and she was determined to never cause a man pain again, especially the amazing man who currently held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it come out the other side unscathed? Love is easy... but trust is hard.


I
Freaking.
Loved.
This.
Book.



★★★★★HUG
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Natalie
Dec 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Shelves: 4-stars
:::SPOILER FREE REVIEW:::

★★★★ ! Effortless was written for me and for me alone. Emotional, heartwarming, perfection. Kellan Kyle will forever be one of my very favorite heroes. He melted my heart in this one as usual.
“but what it all boils down to is three words that don’t mean nearly enough… I love you.”

I can't praise this book enough! This is S C Stephens at her absolute best. Thank you for giving me the best reading experience of my life! Effortless was even better than Thoughtless if that
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Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Gianluca & Archer
4th Re-read!!! :)

THIS BOOK STILL BLOWS ME AWAY!!!


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"Loving you, Kellan, is so easy, it's effortless."



I didn't think that I could love Kellan anymore after reading "Thoughtless", but in this book he really became my ultimate and most cherished book boyfriend. Kellan was all kinds of perfection.



I loved that Kiera was trying so hard to make a life for herself outside of Kellan. I can only imagine how hard that would be for anyone. Even though she had issues with jealousy and trust, she was big eno
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PhobicPrerogative
I was completely bored with Effortless.

I wasn't a fan of Kiera to begin with in Thoughtless, and it certainly didn't change in the second book.

Kiera's insecurities and disbeliefs in the first pages were terribly off-putting, including her constant comparison of her and other girls or questioning why Kellan is with her.

It was just so tiresome reading how much she was mesmerized by Kellan, like she's still in awe of his physical attributes and the love she has for him is an afterthought. At some
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Glass
Aug 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Beautiful Disaster
Oh, I'm so sad that I finished reading this book - I'll miss Kellan and Kiera... I really hope that S. C. Stephens will publish paperback because I want to have Effortless on my bookshelf.

What I like - well, I'll be short:
- rock god with his girfriend's name tattooed over his heart,
- apple lollipop,
- bathroom scene *imagine me with devilish grin*,
- Griffin and The Hulk,
- promise rings and
- Griffin being a dad...

So, all you goodreaders, read this book while it's free!:)
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I’m gonna forget all other shits because of the ending! :D (view spoiler)



On this book Kellan & Kiera had to fall apart each other because Kellan had go to tour with his band. :( But he thought everything before he left. He wrote a lot of love notes and letters to Kiera... He was so adorable. :)

Kellan Kyle!!! I wanna lick you and bite you! I'll see you again baby, just please wait for me... :D



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Karla
3 1/2 stars. Wow, I’m sort of torn here. While I loved reading more about Kellan, I don’t feel like I got much of a story until I hit the halfway point in the book. Maybe I was just too drained from reading Thoughtless and I should have waited before moving on to this one. I was so addicted to Kellan I couldn’t stop!! Thoughtless had a satisfying ending, but I just had to have more of him. Then there was Kiera, the girls got issues, Kellan’s I can understand, but her, she just doesn’t learn. Tal ...more
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy


❤❦ 5 Denver-Omelet-Orders Rating ❤❦

"Loving you, Kellan, is so easy, it's effortless... Trusting you... that's the hard part."


The story of Kellan and Kiera continues with some new challenges and self discoveries... and of course lots of HEA



The story picks up a year after the events of book 1. Everything remains pretty much the same and Kellan & Kiera are taking their relationship slow. With a booking to a local festival the Dbags get booked to travel with 6 other bands cross-country for 6
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Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
This novel was so gut wrenching and painful to read. It had it’s good and bad times. Every time I clicked to the next page my thoughts were “Oh No’s what’s gonna happen now?” I swear, if it were a paperback novel I would’ve cheated and went straight to the end of the novel. LOL!! I didn’t want to be disappointed if there wasn’t a Happily Ever After. But for once,I got what I wanted...

Kiera's trust issues will make you wanna strangle her! But,It all happens for a reason,I took the time to hate an
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Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
"If words could be caresses, then he was making love to me everytime he sang."



"His voice was melted sex. Yes, melted...sex. He could still make me feel like he was looking at me for the first time, not the thousandth time. He still gave me butterflies."



"I know that I have to be with you. Everything else is just...details."

I honestly don't know how to explain my
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Leanne
May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW if I thought I was in love with Kellan Kyle at the end of the first book, well I am head over heels giddy for him having finished Effortless. I really enjoyed reading this book, there was still that angst that SC writes so superbly, though not to quite the same degree as in Thoughtless, which my hair was thankful for. Kiera matures significantly over the course of this book and that growth is evident by the end of Effortless. I was so happy with the way this book wrapped up, it was a perfect ...more
Bayli
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 Heart throbbing, loving every minute of Kellan, Stars

I honestly can't tell you which book I loved more: Thoughtless or Effortless. Though I do have to say that Kiera only pissed me off half the time in this book as opposed to being pissed off the entire time in the book before. Effortless also contained some of the best lines I have ever read- In ANY book, ever.

I mean. IT made me swoon to the point I thought I might explode. Why does Kellan have to be so perfect. Okay he's not perfect- he's ha
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
This book wasn't bad. No, really. I don't even mean this in a sarcastic way. Considering I had several gripes about the first book, I found myself not as frustrated with Effortless, the followup book to the whiplash-inducing drama of Thoughtless. My feelings were jumbled when it came to Thoughtless. I had some positives and even more negatives to say about the book, but had a hard time finding any sort of sympathy for Kiera and her selfishness.

There was a lot of character growth in Effortless. I
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Karen
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 KELLAN LOVING STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reading this book for the third time was just as Effortless as the first. This book is the follow up to Thoughtless, and begins where Thoughtless left off. It is Kiera and Kellan’s story; a story that starts at the end of a love affair, and the beginning of a relationship.

“Loving you, Kellan, is so easy, it’s effortless.” His smile matched mine, then I frowned and sighed. “Trusting you…that’s the hard part.” He sighed, his eyes dr
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Kari Ayasha
contains spoilers...

Wow...just like with Thoughtless, I have a real love/hate relationship with this book. As I mentioned in my Thoughtless review, I really love the premise of the storyline that started as a love triangle between Kiera, her boyfriend Denny and his friend Kellan, whom Kiera has an affair with. Effortless is the story of Kiera and Kellan attempting to put the pieces back together and start a normal relationship that isn't based on sneaking around, lying, and drama. Unfortunately
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J. Kahele
Kiera and Kellans story continues

If you read the first story, you will remember Kiera was with Denny, before she began cheating with Kellan. I tried hard to like those two being together but I just can't! Denny makes a surprise visit and the whole time all I wanted was those two back together. Denny deserves redemption and I find it hard to believe that he fell in love so quickly with another woman. I don't know I wasn't too crazy about this book, but I'm still going to read the third.
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Kellankellankellankellankellankellankellankellankellankellankellan… OK, I might be able to write this review now without becoming a blubbering mess.

This book for me was everything I expected it to be after reading Thoughtless, and then so much more. Kiera and Kellan’s relationship is in full bloom in this book and they are taking it one day at a time, being able to embrace their feelings for each other and enjoying not having to hide them from anyone. The next obstacle in their life as a couple
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Jennifer Kyle

Waitressing Position Available at Pete’s Bar? I’m ALL Over That!!!

Waitress, Bar Fly, Groupie, Jogger at local parks (and I hate running) are all things that I would pursue just to get a chance with Kellan Kyle!

Kellan Kyle is...gorgeous, sexy, funny, charming musician who is... Completely Swoon Worthy!!!

To say Keira is a lucky lucky girl is putting it mildly.

The second book of the series, Effortless, did not let me down! It was just as good (maybe even better) than the first book. I could not
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Georgia Cruz
“But, if for some reason we're not closer, if something has gotten between us, please, I'm begging you…don't give up on me. Stay. Stay with me. Work it out with me. Just don't leave me…please.” - Kellan

OMG. CRIED LIKE A BABY.
An absolute perfection.
A heart-wrenching, full of ups and downs that I even fall head over heels to Kellan! Honestly, if only he did exist in real life I would freakin combed this world for him. How I love their soul-tearing relationship with Kiera and yes I do agreed th
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I ♥ Bookie Nookie (bookienookiereviews.blogspot.com)
Fantastic! Dare I say it was an even better read than book 1...yes, I believe I dare say...

EFFORTLESS is a continuation and book 2 in the THOUGHTLESS series. It is as equally heart wrenching and emotional as the first book and the characters grow even more lovable, if that is even possible... I am already dying to read book 3, OMG I am like an addict! When is it coming? She hasn't even started on it from what I understand :-(

If you are looking for a great story with wonderful characters that wi
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Sibylla Matilde
My boyfriend the rock star.... my Kellan....





10/26/2012 - between books and need a little more Kellan.... mmmmmmm..... bathroom scene....... what a great way to start out a Friday....

The rare shade of his deep blue eyes. The perfect arch of his brow, the slant of his nose, the seductive curve of his lips, the strong angle of his jaw, his height, the lean cut of his body - physically, he was the epitome of what the ideal man would look like. But his heart, his soul, his pain, his humor, his music
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
As soon as I started Effortless it turned into a reading frenzy and I had to pull an all-nighter because I was hooked from the first page. I mean it had been a LONG wait since Thoughtless! I needed to know what was going to happen! I was not disappointed the characters were brought full circle and I had that satisfied happy content feeling when I finished reading.

Kiera was more like-able in this book. She grew up! Even though she still had self-doubts and relationship issues she dealt with these
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Leyoh
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh it was a mess :( a tangled tale of half truths, mistrust and insecurity. A really bad combination. I only persevered because of the ray of sunshine that is Kellan Kyle brightened things up now and again. There are much better books to read before this so if you can choose, start one of those first.
Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* .
RE-READ UPDATE - 03/02-05/13 - Once you get past the angst and the emotional roller coaster that is Kellan and Kiera's lives, you can't help but love and adore this couple. When the things they've been through would tear most people apart, they excel and flourish. They may have doubts, fights and misunderstanding, but at the end of the day, their love is just to rich and real to deny. And thats why I keep coming back to these books. I just love them so much!

RE-READ UPDATE - 03/20-22/2012 - *Sig
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review
5STARS
Genre: YA Mature Romance
Setting: Seattle, Wa.

"I wanted to surprise you" His jaw tight, he spat out. " Are you surprised....? I know i am." -Kellan in Effortless

Tell me there will be a book 3...

Tell me i get more Kellan...

Tell me because i really, really need more Kellan! Stat, Pronto, like NOW!!!!!

Oh my goodness i loooooved this book! Kellan takes romance to a whole new level. I think this book far better exceeds book 1 imo. I was so reluctant to read it the first book
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Spoiler Whore says calm your tits people, it's just a book
*Slight Spoilers*

I still heart Denny. The ultimate good guy.

Now, I've read reviews that didn't like Kiera's "whining". I totally got her. I mean if you are with a guy, even though he's with you and what he's done is in the past, I wouldn't like to have some of the 1500+ girls he's been with "thrown" in my face. Especially now that The D-Bags went on tour and then get signed. It takes a lot to get past that and she finally does.

Same goes for Kellan. Denny(sigh)comes back but not for Kiera. Kiera
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Beatriz
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, best-books
"I hid this one in the hopes that you would find it long after I'm gone. I hope you find this months from now, when I'm still out there, on the road. Away from you. I can't imagine what the time apart has done to us. I'm hoping we're more in love than ever. I'm hoping that when I come back, you'll move in with me. In all honesty, I'm hoping that when I come back you'll agree to marry me someday. Because that's what I want, what I dream about. You, mine, for the rest of my life. I hope you feel t ...more
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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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“But, if for some reason we're not closer, if something has gotten between us, please, I'm begging you…don't give up on me. Stay. Stay with me. Work it out with me. Just don't leave me…please.” 1463 likes
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"That I'm yours... that you can take me... anywhere, anytime, anyway. That you own every peice of me.”
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