Thin Love

Thin Love

by Eden Butler


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781500876821
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/18/2014
Pages: 602
Sales rank: 792,341
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.34(d)

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Thin Love 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I'm really torn about how to rate this book. So it is a really good storyline but with some exceptions. The story starts in the present and then jumps to the past. However, the author gave away to much information in the first part and I had already figured out what was going to happen. Again good storyline but very drawn out. 400+ pages drawn out! There is some disturbing abuse, violence and manipulative mothers. The other downside was the shear amount of dropped or wrong words. Frequently transposed she and he, making it hard to understand who's speaking. Quotation marks in the wrong places, comas in the wrong place. If it weren't for these errors I would have given it 5 stars. (browneyedalli)
Anonymous 9 months ago
I love the way the story unfolds, the fact that it shows the lows of addiction. And then shows what can happen when an addiction is actually over come.
Anonymous 9 months ago
read n 25hrs. oh IIT kept me breathless
Sandy-thereadingcafe 10 months ago
THIN LOVE is the first instalment Eden Butler’s contemporary, adult THIN LOVE erotic, romance series. This is Kona Hale, and Keira Riley’s story line. NOTE: Due to the story line content, there may be some triggers for more sensitive readers. Told from dual first person perspectives (Kona and Keira) following two time lines, THIN LOVE focuses on the co-dependant, toxic relationship between Kona Hale, and Keira Riley. College sweethearts, Kona and Keira’s love affair weathers the pain of jealousy, anger, abuse and betrayal. Kona’s reputation as a man-whore precedes his introduction to our story line heroine, a reputation marred by bouts of aggression, fury, and physical confrontation. Kona Hale is a spoiled college student whose only aspiration is to make it big as a professional football player but Kona must first get past his new English partner, a partner who gives as good as she gets. Keira Riley wants nothing to do with the charismatic Kona Hale but something about Kona attracts Keira like a moth to a flame. A tumultuous and acrimonious love-hate relationship ensues until everyone’s life spiral out of control. From interfering, racist and controlling parents to the ultimate betrayal and loss, Keira and Kona’s relationship implodes leaving heart break and hatred in the wake. Fast forward sixteen years wherein Kona will come face to face with his past, a past he never knew existed but is quickly following in his own footsteps. THIN LOVE is a dark and emotional story; an intense, dramatic and oft-times difficult tale that follows the poisonous love between two people whose worlds are about to collide. Eden Butler pulls the reader into a raw and gritty love story; a cautionary and thought provoking tale of chaos and catastrophe. There are numerous issues of repetitiveness but if you can get past the frequent use of the same word(s), the tragedy will unfold.
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!!
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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.