UNTAMED by S.C. Stephens
(November 3, 2015; Forever Trade Paperback; Thoughtful #5)
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…
All Griffin Hancock ever wanted was a chance to shine. In the D-Bags, he’s tried everything he can think of to get the other members to recognize just how amazing he really is. But when the lead singer of your band is the legendary Kellan Kyle – everyone is far too blinded by his megawatt star power to even spare Griff a sideways glance.
Not that being in a wildly successful band doesn’t have its perks. It totally does. There’s the money, freedom and night after night of adoring fans screaming your songs that make everything worthwhile. Now being pushed to the background isn’t going to satisfy him any longer.
“The two of us had signed on with Kellan and Evan and— boom!— the D-Bags were born. And I discovered that, as I’d predicted, music was a surefire path to sex. And, oh my God… there was so much sex to be had! Backstage sex. Parking lot sex. Wall sex. Bathroom sex. Whips and chains sex. Cosplay sex. One-night stands. Threesomes. Orgies. And a partridge in a pear tree.”
The only person that has ever really understood him is his wife, Anna. She is his rock and his best friend. But will she still stand by him when his desire for the spotlight threatens to destroy everything that they have worked so hard for?
“All the women in my life were so gorgeous. I always knew I would create attractive kids. I mean, how could I not? But scoring someone as hot as Anna for my partner was what really sealed the genetic deal. My kids were fucking lucky. Ah, who was I kidding, I was the lucky fucker.”
In Untamed, S.C. Stephens gives us a glimpse at a Griffin that we’ve never seen before. Yes, he’s still lovable and completely unfiltered – but he’s also insecure and just a little heartbroken.
One moment he will make you laugh out loud with his out-of-control bravado and epic inner monologue and then he will utterly amaze you with his total devotion to Anna and his children. His story unfolds in ways that I never could have imagined and I relished every single word…
Exclusive Excerpt -
When Anna came back into the room, I was my usual self—just a half chub was trying to poke through my jeans. But even that faded when I saw the little miracle in my wife’s arms. “Daddy!” Gibson tossed her hands my way and leaned so hard in my direction that Anna had to struggle to hold on to her. Gibson’s little face scrunched with annoyed concentration while she fought against her mom. Then, with a pout that only a little kid could make adorable, she turned and scowled at Anna. “Want Daddy.” She said it as a command, not a request. Gibson was only around a year and a half, but she already knew what she wanted, and she fully expected to get her way. She was so much like me, it was scary.
About The Author -
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.
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