Review: Beloved (Thin Love 1.5) by Eden Butler

» 2 February, 2015 » A-minus Reviews » 0 comments

Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.

Novellas set after the main couple’s HEA is a hit or miss for me. Strike that. They are usually a miss for me. I’m scared of reading them because they don’t always live up to my own expectations. But then Beloved happened, and holy crap, it was just freakin’ perfect.

So what is it about? 

Keira Riley was the girl Kona Hale loved first, the woman he wants to love last. They’ve battled addiction, forgiven betrayal and healed from heartache, coming through it all bruised but hopeful that their future will be limitless.

Kona Hale was a blinding flame that Keira Riley gladly burned inside—his touch, his kiss, his overwhelming love, all made her dizzy, desperate and desired, made her believe in a love worth bleeding for, a love that ignites the heart with an unquenchable flame. But when you fall in love with an NFL darling who can’t seem to let go of the spotlight, sometimes even that flame can be gutted by the buffeting winds of opportunity, can be lost behind the brilliant flash of fame.

As Keira and Kona get caught up in plans for an extravagant march down the aisle, the hard won sanctuary they’ve found in each other’s arms begins to erode. Will they be able to see through all the beckoning glitz and glamour to what they have worked so hard to build together, or will their love be lost in the spotlight?

We find Keira and Kona in the cusp of spending their lives together when something happened. Decisions were made and feelings were discarded. If you’ve read and loved Thin Love, you’d know that these two never do things the easy way. And in true Keira and Kona fashion, they totally took their own sweet, difficult time getting to their HEA. It was their perfect.

I was relieved that Eden Butler stayed true to the characters. This book could have easily gone the sappy and sweet route but it didn’t. It stayed true to the characters that Ms. Butler created in Thin Love. I, for one, am thankful for that. Plus, that little teaser at the end for Ransom’s book just about killed me. I hope Eden writes very, very fast because I don’t think I can wait that long for Ransom’s book.


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