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Blurb (from Goodreads):
#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...
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
“Kellen is hogging all the glory and I’m being shoved into the background. He is the talent, my ass.”
I expected this to be one of those books where you dislike the main character at the start, but grow to like them as the book progresses, but having finished, I still don’t like Griffin, so I kind-of liked this book even though I didn’t like him.
Griffin was never my favourite character, and he didn’t grow on me during this book at all. He was rude, crude, selfish, and had no idea the consequences of his actions. He seemed to go out of his way to mess up other people’s relationships, and didn’t even seem to care that much about his own relationships with people. He lied, did things behind people’s backs, and couldn’t even be honest to his own wife! I mean really?!
"You lied to me for months?"
The storyline in this was basically about Griffin thinking that he was more awesome than anyone else, and wanting to prove that by doing things on his own. He totally screwed things up though, as expected, and drove everyone who cared for him away, and it was easy to see why when you considered the things he was doing.
"Dude! Lighten the f*ck up,"
The ending to this was okay, but in my opinion things ended far too well for Griffin, which wasn’t what he deserved at all.
7 out of 10