Although the angst levels are HIGH and most of the book is an epic sob-fest, it was awesome to see Kellan fall in love and to see him work through his issues. I really cannot believe he tolerated everything he did. It upset me that he was willing to have a bit of Keira because he felt he didn't deserve more. But I also loved when he read the riot act to Keira and even Denny. I also loved the other D-Bags and am very hopeful for their stories in the future.
Getting Kellan's POV means that nothing is hidden from the reader. If you're anything like me then you'll find yourself living the anger, pain, confusion and love along with him. As a result of this, there were certain times when I wanted to throat punch Keira or at least ask her WHAT THE FRACK was she doing? But there were others when I started to feel slightly sorry for her too. Whenever Kellan would react I wanted to shake some sense into him. I did spend a large section of the book thinking that a relationship this complicated and kinda toxic could never work, but you only have to look at his utter devotion and self-sacrifice to realise they just needed a chance to be happy.
There's a lot of new stuff in Thoughtful (having now read the rest of the series now I can say this) because the plot has been built on and expanded - we get lots more KK!
I laughed, cried, shouted, F-bombed, cried a lot more, swooned and then came away feeling really positive and happy. Kellan Kyle you are the new king of my BBF list! Thoughtful is the ultimate coming of age story!