Thin Love

Thin Love

by Eden Butler

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ISBN-13: 9781500876821
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/18/2014
Pages: 602
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.05(d)

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Thin Love 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this story!! I could not put it down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was everything. So f-ing beautiful. Thank you Eden Butler
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic, heart-wrenching, thought provoking. Best book I've read in a while.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dragged in spots and I found myself skimming to get through them. Characters were thin and I found Keira to be whiny. The plot was okay. I found myself getting misty in places.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book! Lots of separations, lots of love, crazy mother-in-laws and a nice ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a long book. It was even difficult at times to read. I think the story should have started when they met then moved to the future. Their relationship was very messed up and abusive. Though the sweet parts were very sweet. Not the best book I've ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was totally worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an amazingly written book that held my emotions. I was laughing, I was crying, I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down! One of the best books ever! Thank you Eden Butler
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story , very emotional , captivating and interesting read .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was a cute love story. There was some mystery and the big hunky male fighting the love he feels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the story very sad when the parents are abuses and take control and never see the other child in urban life
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
2.5 - Toxic to my heart… Stars. For those of you that thought Travis and Abby’s relationship was toxic in Beautiful Disaster I urge you to give Thin Love a go, because it reminded me an awful lot of their book, but also because Kona and Keira’s relationship, makes BD and what happens in it, look like an episode of The Care Bears, in comparison. I am really late to the party with reading this one, and I am also in the minority on my lower rating for it. But it wasn’t all bad there were parts of the book I enjoyed, the first 50% or so was a relatively easy read, and I ploughed through it in one sitting but things got a bit messy from there on out, and it has literally taken me a week to drag myself a couple of chapters at a time through the rest of the consecutive car crashes that are Keira and Kona’s story. "Thin love ain’t love at all." Both of them suffer from extreme anger management issues, and once sex is added to their relationship, both of them turn into pretty unreasonable idiots. Add in two manipulative, abhorrent mothers, and this is a book that I would normally be DNFing. Every available obstacle and pit fall that could be dumped on them was, and we are looking at high drama from pretty much the off. "If we do this, right now, there will be no turning back. If you let me have you, that’s it for me. That’s it for you." I stuck with it though as I really wanted to see how they had got to where they were, and what the intervening sixteen years apart had done to them both as people once the college years were over, but boy did it take a while to get there. "I thought it was love. I thought I’d die from how much I loved you." And I kind of liked how things progressed when they reconnected, but they still for the most part acted like immature idiots, winding each other up, acting out, and saying things to provoke a reaction and then forgiving with very few words, very repetitive and just like they had in the college years. And then we have the way it is written – He doesn’t like her anger; she can tell. Those massive hands are at his side, clenching into fists. “I didn’t think anything beyond you being wrapped around me, but why does this feel like you’re running out like I’m some ducking d*****-bag you slept with when you were drunk?” Keira won’t listen to this. He is being irrational, stubborn. She tries leaving, moving around him to reach the door, but he is faster, wider and blocks her path easily. It was like having someone else reading you the story whilst you were reading it, and it dipped back into second person POV at points as well, so was literally all over the place. The last 30% though was pretty much all in this style, which I think is why it has taken me so long to finish. Why bother… I did ask myself this, but I’m not really sure. There was something about this story that made me want to finish it. Will I read more from this author off the back of it, I can 99.9% say that would be a ‘no’. This is definitely a one-and-done for me. "I don’t have anything more to give."
Bouscher99 More than 1 year ago
This was an intense read! I’ve been trying to figure out how to rate it for a few days now and have settled on 4.5 stars. There were a few things that I didn’t like but I think they’re more personal preference than anything else. I loved both Kona and Kiera although there were times Kiera irritated the crap out of me. But, just the fact that the author was able to invoke those thoughts/feelings from me tells me it was well written. It was a little disturbing at how much anger was present in this story but it was a comfort to see how it fades as the characters mature throughout the story. This is one that will break your heart…you just have to hang in there until they put it back together again. Lots of drama from the mothers of these two and I do mean DRAMA…I was floored at some of the things these two evil idiots pulled!
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BelieveintheMystery More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of books in 2014 but Thin Love quickly became one of my absolute favorites. It was both beautiful and tragic and I simply couldn't get enough of these two. Told in two parts (the past and the present) this story is about Kona and Keira, two broken characters that are completely relatable and so fleshed out that they could have been real people. In Part One we are taken back to the past, when Kona and Keira are in the same college class together. On the surface these two have nothing in common. Keira Riley loves music and literature. She has an overbearing mother who cares little about Keira's feels or desires in life. Kona Hale is the stereotypical campus jock, with a new woman in his bed every day of the week. Yet when they are forced to work on a project together they both begin to see each in a different light.I enjoyed that Ms. Butler took her time in developing the relationship between these two. From the initial hatred developing into friendship, which grows into love. It was a slow build story which made it that much more realistic. Their love is intense and passionate, they are both hot-headed and have a tendency to hurt each other unintentionally. Yet their love burns so bright it is hard not to get swept up in the angst and wildness of their relationship . The sudden end to their relationship is both tragic and heartbreaking. In Part Two it is 16 years later and Keira is a successful songwriter back in New Orleans to settle her mother's estate. Kona is a NFL champion with a few Superbowl wins to his name. When both see each other across the French Market the current between them is just as tangible as ever. Yet Keira has a secret she is keeping and past mistakes and deception lie in their path to future happiness. Yes this was the first novel by Ms. Butler that I have read but it certainly won't be my last!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alwaysscrappin More than 1 year ago
Love is not suppose to hurt nor is it supposed to be all consuming. Kona and Kiera are very young when they meet in college. Kona is the star of the football team, cocky, arrogant and broken. Kiera is in college to succeed and prove to her mother she is worthwhile. She is driven, focused and also broken. Can two people who come from such diverse points of view find common ground? This book is not a light, fun read – it is a rip your guts out, gritty, think about it days after you are finished reading it book. This book sucked me in from the very first paragraph and has not let go yet, even though I finished it a week ago. I really enjoyed reading this and think that those looking for a book that will make you think, feel and question would love this as well.
JillianReadLoveBlog More than 1 year ago
Thin Love is the latest work from author Eden Butler, an author I have really enjoyed reading. This book was different from her other works but just as great to read. Intense, emotional, and sexy…a rollercoaster of a read for sure! Kona and Keira are the unlikely couple. She’s the intelligent and focused understated beauty with a good head on her shoulders and a desire to succeed and do well in life. Kona is the sexy flirt of a football star with girls lined up around the block with the desire to do just well enough in school to pass and get on with his NFL career. Two people who couldn’t be more different….sort of. After being paired together for a class assignment they realize they have more than a few things in common. A less than fabulous and comfy home life with less than stellar and supportive parents just to name two. Somewhere along the way, while working on their project, an undeniable attraction has caught them both off guard. An intense, beyond all things reasonable attraction, that after fighting off for bit, consumes them both. Consumes them with a passion and fire neither one has ever experienced. Unfortunately, the passion they share doesn’t appear to be enough to withstand the pressure of those less than supportive parents. Add those pressures to an unbearable tragedy and it all adds up to too much for their relationship to stand up against. Maybe it was never meant to be after all? Or was it….. So, I mentioned this story was intense and I meant it. Not in a bad way, don’t get me wrong, but in a way that reminded me of just how insanely intense that first real relationship could be. This is almost a story dedicated to those sleepless nights after a fight, or those insanely jealous feelings when you saw your boyfriend talking to another girl at a party. Looking back on it now, sure, they seem ridiculously overkill but if you can just take yourself back, and put yourself back into those younger-self shoes, you will appreciate this book. Kona and Keira were combustible in many ways but on the flip side they were good for each other in many ways. They made a good, albeit passionate, couple and their intensity was enjoyable to read. There are a few other aspects to this story that take it above the level of a typical college romance but I don’t want to ruin it for any of you so I’ll remain tight-lipped. It added a layer to the story that ratcheted the intensity up a few more notches and made it that much more of an uncertainty laced rollercoaster ride. It’s those aspects that led to the end of Kona and Keira’s college romance. And it was heartbreaking. I sobbed my eyes out but it was the ending they needed…at that time. Luckily Eden gives us a fast-forward to 16 years later, to the present day, and that made for a beautiful ending! I’m so glad she wrote Kona and Keira’s story in that way. It made al of the earlier intensity and tragedy worth it in a way and had me so happy for them as a couple. Again, I can’t give too much away so you’ll just have to trust me. Thank you, Eden, for one hell of an intense ride…and for all of the music mentions that took me right back to my senior year of high school/freshman year of college. I loved it!
csingh More than 1 year ago
It's difficult for me to find the words to tell you how wonderful this book is.  Thin Love has been on my radar from the moment Eden Butler first shared Kona with her Facebook fans sometime last year.  At that time the book wasn't written, but Eden started with the teasers and soon I was hooked and eagerly looking forward to more Kona and Keira.  Each snippet, teaser, and excerpt raised my hopes and expectations to impossibly high levels.  I wasn't too worried about being let down as I'm an uber fan of Eden's Seeking Serenity series and knew she was more than capable of writing an amazing story. Everything about this book is perfect.  Starting from the cover.  I'm sure many of you agree with me Kona has a wonderful physique.  I love how the tattoo over his heart comes straight from the book.  I love the title.  Thin Love might not make sense to someone looking at the book for the first time, however I think the passage that explains the concept of thin love is one of the most poetic in this novel.  It's also one my favorites.  Kona and Keira are prefect too, but not in the sense you think.  They're people so they're flawed, but it's their flaws which first draw them to each other.  Their imperfections make them perfect for each other. I liked how they built each other up but in the end they were what destroyed themselves too.  I never got frustrated with Keira and Kona.  Life is a learning experience and they were trying to do the best they could.  Do I wish they'd persevered and tried to stay together and Kona hadn't been so unwilling to trust Keira?  Yes, but they're going to make mistakes.  No one wants to read about perfect people.  They're boring and the story ends too soon.  It's all the mistakes we make that us interesting, and Kona and Keira too. Some mistakes they made and others were done by the hands of those they loved.  Their respective mothers are monsters for the lack of a better word.  How those two ended up capable members of society is beyond me.  Kona's mother in particular is something nightmares are made of.  I have no idea how she could do what she did.   The story itself is gripping.  I read this book like it was going to escape my grasp and I'd never see it again.  I couldn't get enough and having to put it down was torture.  At the end of the day, I was beyond exhausted but the moment I picked up and started reading again, my exhaustion faded and I was once again lost in Kona and Keira.  I can't begin to fully describe the range of emotions I felt in this book.  I was hopeful, joyful, anguished, enraged, disappointed, scared, and extremely sad.  There were tears too.  This book was like being on a roller coaster.  The highs were really high and the lows were really low.  Eden Butler has surpassed herself with Thin Love.  The news that a sequel novella and novel titled Thick Love featuring Ransom are in the works make ecstatic.  I can't wait to see them on my shelf next to Thin Love and Eden's other novels. I still don't think I've been able to this book justice.  Honestly, no amount of words are enough to convey the experience that is reading this book.  The only way to see for yourself the awesomeness that it is Kona, Keira, Ransom, and Thin Love, is to read it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book. Loved it.. must read