S. C. Stephens is a #1 bestselling author who spends her every free moment creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance. In addition to writing, she enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family. She and her two children reside in the Pacific Northwest.
UNTAMED by S.C. Stephens
Thoughtless (# 5)
November 3, 2015
Forever Trade Paperback
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 many songs were crucial to Griffin and the band coming together in Untamed, but here are a few of my favorites!
FIGJAM by Butterfingers. This song just oozes with Griffin’s confidence and self-assurance. Every time I hear it, I think of him.
A Light That Never Comes by Linkin Park. This was my go-to writing song. I have multiple versions of it, and whenever I needed to be in the zone, I put them on repeat.
Until It’s Gone by Linkin Park. Linkin Park is the band I picture as the D-Bag’s sound, so several of their songs are on the series’ playlists. I chose this one for Untamed because it highlights Griffin’s struggle so well.
Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice. Besides the fact that this song is still awesome (I mean, how can you not sing along when you hear it!), Griffin is tremendously proud of the fact that he knows all the words. It had to be on the playlist for that reason alone.