Series: Thoughtless #4
Author: S.C. Stephens
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 3, 2015
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About Untamed:#1 New York Times bestselling author S.C. Stephens brings us the next book in her Thoughtless series!
The spotlight doesn't only shine. Sometimes it burns.
Being the bad-boy bassist for the world's hottest band has earned Griffin Hancock some perks: a big house, a fast car, and most importantly his incredible wife, Anna. The one thing it hasn't brought him is the spotlight. Anna tells him to be patient, that his talent will win out. But Griffin is through waiting for permission to shine.
Without warning, Griffin makes a shocking decision and takes the gamble of a lifetime. Suddenly he's caught up in a new level of lights, cameras, and chaos. One that pushes his relationship with Anna to its limits. Anna has always found his unpredictable behavior sexy, but lately he's seen an ache in her eyes--and it has his soul in knots. Just as the recognition Griffin seeks is finally within reach, the thing he loves most in life could be slipping through his fingers...
So I read this book right after it came out, but my feelings about it were so confused that I couldn’t have attempted to write a review.
I just reread it and am feeling a little more…clarity?
But also raaaage.
But also good feelings, if only a few.
So, here goes.
Behind the Music! Haha. It’s Behind the Music! Every. Episode. Ever. With a focus on…you know it’s coming…the scary second half.
I guess none of the gang had ever seen it, or they’d have been a leeetle better prepared haha. Especially knowing Griffin…
It makes me think of Titus Andromedon in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, when he’s told there’s a darker side to fame: “No there’s not, and I’ve seen the first half of every Behind the Music ever.”
God, I’m glad I read this on my Kindle and not my phone. It was in a good case and survived easily when I threw it. And it would have been cheaper and easier to replace if it hadn’t. lol.
Griffin was so fucking infuriating. Good god. But I blame his surroundings and friends and family at least a tad, because they let Griffin go on being Griffin for way too long. Like his whole life, and he’s well into adulthood (at least, age-wise) at this point in the series. Of course he thought he was invincible. He was still basically a child.
To be honest, I never liked him much in the series. I wasn’t expecting to love this, but I also really hoped it would totally turn me around and make me fall in love with him. It definitely didn’t do that, but I don’t hate the guy he turned into by the end of the book, either.
What I do like is that this book exists. This book – a “Griffin redemption story” – was so damn necessary. He needed to be humanized, because I doubt I’m the only one that hated him. And I’m really glad I don’t anymore, because I always really loved Anna (except for a few moments haha, you know the ones).
About S.C. Stephens:
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 Thoughtless in 2009, more stories were quick to follow. Stephens has been writing nonstop ever since.
In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer’s block reducing music, heading out to the movies, and spending quality time with her friends and family. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her two equally beautiful children.