Argh. As much as I pretty much despised "Thoughtless", I can't believe I talked myself into reading the follow-up, "Effortless". The title is deceiving...it took a HUGE effort to get through this book. Again, it's WAY too drawn out, and, quite frankly, BORING. I skimmed most of it. The ending was such a throwaway.And I didn't think I could dislike Keira more...but I was wrong. As despicable of a leading "protagonist" as she was in the first book, she was equally annoying in the 2nd one. Yes, Kellen is swoon-worthy and I have to believe that's why people actually think they like this book. But dude, grow a pair. Argh. Argh. Argh. I mourn the time lost reading both of these books.I need to hurry and read something else so I don't stew on this any longer.