Synopsis:Love isn't supposed to be an addiction. It isn't supposed to leave you bleeding.
Kona pushed, Keira pulled, and in their wake, they left behind destruction.
She sacrificed everything for him.
It wasn't enough.
But the wounds of the past can never be completely forgotten and still the flame remains, slumbers between the pleasure of yesterday and the thought of what might have been.
Now, sixteen years later, Keira returns home to bury the mother who betrayed her, just as Kona tries to hold onto what remains of his NFL career with the New Orleans Steamers. Across the crowded bustle of a busy French Market, their paths collide, conjuring forgotten memories of a consuming touch, skin on skin, and the still smoldering fire that begs to be rekindled.
When Kona realizes the trifecta of betrayal—his, Keira's and those lies told to keep them apart—his life is irrevocably changed and he once again takes Keira down with him into the fire that threatens to ignite them both.
Maybe it's the fact that Keira and Kona's love spanned a 16 year period, or maybe it's that there were so many forces working against them that it was almost impossible for their love to survive, or it could have been the immense tragedy that they had to endure as young adults, or maybe even the secret that Keira had to keep for so long- or maybe it was just all of that. Everything about this story made me fall in love with it, while breaking my heart at the same time. There are so many times that I had tears in my eyes, and even some where they were rolling down my face- but it was all still so beautiful. Eden makes the story so real, that you feel everything right along with Keira and Kona. You feel their love, their heartbreak, their anguish and their joy. It is a great rollercoaster of emotions.
Also, you are going to feel a whole lotta hate. You are going to meet one of the most vile people in this book that you can imagine. A true snake in sheep's clothing. Kona's mother. The woman embodies all that is evil and cruel as far as I am concerned. I hated her. Literally, I wanted to jump into my Kindle and end this woman- that's how powerful that emotion was for her. The things that she does, all while trying to justify it by saying she does it out of love for Kona- yeah, it sickened me. Eden did a fabulous job creating her character and making sure that you had a clear cut opinion of that woman. I was elated to see the outcome of the situation involving this evil lady-- it gave me a huge smile to see Karma work it's magic.
I cannot say enough about Thin Love, except that you should not hesitate to pick it up. It is a standalone, so you don't have to worry about having read her other works before this one. That said, pick them up anyway- most especially the Seeking Serenity series (it is amazeballs). Thin Love receives an absolute 5 stars from me!!!
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Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “Chasing Serenity” launched in October 2013 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller.
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.
She is currently imprisoned under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.
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