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Thick Love

(Thin Love #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  846 ratings  ·  169 reviews
He doesn’t ask their names.

He doesn’t deserve to know them.

Ransom Riley Hale's friends think his life is charmed: first string as a freshman on a championship-winning college football team. A father with two Super Bowl rings. A mother with platinum albums and multiple Grammies under her belt. But that brilliant shine on the surface hides the darkness beneath; it's all Rans
Published August 31st 2015
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Eden Butler No. That relationship has ended by the time we get to this small excerpt. But Ransom's fellow players like to sent the redheads to him thinking they w…moreNo. That relationship has ended by the time we get to this small excerpt. But Ransom's fellow players like to sent the redheads to him thinking they will help keep his mind off of Emily.

All will be revealed! :P (less)
Eden Butler Yes! This takes place when Ransom is 18.

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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 Stars

Thick love is best. Thick love's when you KNOW."
"It's when you know what?"
"It's when you know you've found the one that can pick up the pieces when you let your heart get broken.

Before I get to my review, let me get a few things out of the way with first.

(1) If a hero that you will want to strangle, then run over with your car, then back him the fuck over for good measure, then rush to him to fix all his boos boos because you can't help but still love him in spite of e
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-read
"Thin love ain't love at all.
Thick love is best. Thick love is... it's when you know. It's when you know you've found the one that can pick up the pieces when you let your heart get broken."

I absolutely loved this book, adored it, I'm in love with Eden's writing and the stories she creates. It was one of the most anticipated books for me this year and it did not disappoint. I admit, I expected angst, what I didn't expect was it to be that emotional.

Ransom went through some tragic ev
Geri Reads
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
What lived in my heart for Aly was a hurricane that tore away everything in its path. It ripped apart what remained of who I was...

I honestly don't know what to say in this review but I'll try.

First off, kudos to Eden Butler for writing such a difficult and complicated story. I say difficult because from the get go, their love story hampered by Ransom's overwhelming feeling of guilt for his part in the death of his ex-girlfriend. It's difficult Ransom and Aly had to deal with complic
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 stars!

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Thin Love was one of my top ten favorite reads from last year. Full of angst it had a storyline that ripped your heart out and fed it to you, and Eden Butler followed it up in exactly the same way.

Thick Love is the story of Ransom, Keira and Kona's son, and Aly, a dancer at the studio of a family friend. When Aly left her home at the age of seventeen to escape what I consider and abusive situation, her father comes after her and a teenage Ransom was there to save Aly from him. It's
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

4.5 Torturous Stars!

“Ransom, you can’t live like this.”

“Who the hell said I’m living?”

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Well, color me gutted but Thick Love exceeded my expectations in so many ways! It has all the elements I crave in books that leave that everlasting impression in my mind. You know, the kind of story where you're listening to the radio and a song reminds you of the book, a character, or a certain scene. Or you're asleep at night and your dreams are suddenly technicolor sce
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
4-4.75 Slow Burn yet Beautiful stars

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First of all let me explain to 'me' THICK LOVE is not n easy light-hearted read, if your wanting an sugar coated hearts and flowers with wedding bells concluding in an HEA then walk away right now as your not going to get it here. Saying that let me explain that this is one EPIC LOVE STORY that touched my heart. Tougher loves, journeys such as this are the more worthy of reads, the ones you should take on, the ones that mean something, that touch our souls
4 STARS! ★★★★

"Ransom was a hard man to love, but I did it anyway."

Good lawd I'm still trying to sort my emotions after finishing this one. I thought I'd be mentally prepared after knowing what Thin Love put me through and even more with several warnings from my lovely reader friends, this book still managed to do a number on me. Mentally and emotionally spent.

It's not a must to read Thin Love before starting this one but it'd be highly advisable as this will be Ransom's story. We met Ransom
★★★★ 4 Stars ★★★★

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How do you rate a book that you read in one sitting, that was a fantastically written and emotional book, but left you feeling depressed and unfulfilled? It is going to be really hard to review without spoilers and sounding cryptic, but I will try my best.

This is Ransom's story, it is a story of loss and guilt and grief. At the tender age of 16 he lost his first love in a horrific accident that he feels responsible for and that changed his life irr
Aug 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 'angst ridden'stars

Thick Love is not an easy book to read. It make me sad and depressed with Ransom, but it also make me fall in love with a heroine and I'm feeling hopeful all is gonna be right in Aly's world.

Ransom Riley-Hale is a guilt ridden young man because he lost the love of his life. He had been haunted by Emily since the unfortunate incident and had been bottling up his demon ever since. On the outside, he seems like any other testosterone fueled youngster, but Ransom is a broken man

Title: Thick Love
Series: Thin Love #2
Author: Eden Butler
Release date: August 31, 2015
Cliffhanger: Yes
HEA(view spoiler)

Have you ever read a book that you feel like you've not just been through a battle with but an epic war? You've been through blood, sweat, and tears and came out the other side not sure if you're the victor? Well, that's pretty much me at this point. I went through just about every emotion imaginable and not all of them were good. My first reaction after finis
Kim Bailey
Aug 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
You are heartache …

This book is heartache. Plain and simple. Heartache. There is a haunting desperation throughout this story. Deep feelings of remorse, suffering and loss. Yet there is also a great deal of strength and maturity. Healing is not a miraculous overnight accomplishment. Sometimes, even the desire and hope of a new future is not enough to clear up the darkness of a troubled past.

Eden Butler demonstrates her understanding of tragedy and human nature through the
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4.5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I discovered Eden Butler last year with Thin Love and discovered myself an angst junkie.

She did this. She made me enjoy the suffering of her characters, and there’s something disturbingly sadistic at enjoying great and lovable characters to hurt.
The shame and guilt replaced that rage and I took it down within myself, feeling every prickle, every inch of hurt I deserved.

With this little statement I want to warn potential readers. You will see your opinion on angst
4 Stars (Originally Read - 9/8/2015)

4 Stars (Re-Read - 11/14/2017) *Changes to review in italics*

Overall Opinion: Cliffhanger ending!!! I'm still reeling from this one. I didn't notice anyone saying anything about it being a cliffhanger, so I stupidly wasn't expecting it. I loved the first book, Thin Love, so maybe I didn't read that much in the reviews and missed it. So beware readers -- it says "to be continued...2016"!!!!! I had to take away at least a point for that one. I was even thinkin
Dec 01, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
This author tells us from the get go that this book is different from Keira and Kona's story, and that is very much true. The "epic" feeling that you get from KK's story is not something I felt was replicated in Ransom's story. Not that this is a bad book- not at all, it just didn't leave me with the "feels" like Thin Love.

Ransom experiences heartache at the age of 16, one that has left a mark on him and still effects him now while he is at college (now 18). Thick Love is full of trage
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it

4.5 stars

“Thick love is best. Thick love is…it’s when you know.”
“It’s when you know what?”
“It’s when you know you’ve found the one that can pick up the pieces when you let your heart get broken.”

If a love story full of angst is something that gets your book heart racing, if you revel in watching two people work at their love and relish having your heart tested to the limit then Thick Love is the book for you and boy did we LOVE it! We want to applaud Eden Butler for staying true to her cha
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via As the Pages Turn in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

*Yes! Fist pumps in the air. It’s Ransom’s story!! Fans self profusely.*

Those of you who haven’t read the first two books of this series, please do so. It will help in giving you the full reading experience of this book in its entirety.

Thick Love was another fabulous, angst-ridden read by the talented Eden Butler.

Although it did kinda hit some of my hard limits at times, I just couldn’t bring myself
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 - 4 ★'s

WARNING: If you're tempted to read this book, just go in knowing two things...#1) there's a ton of angst...a TON!! and #2) there is ANOTHER book...that's right and the ending, well, let's just say that wasn't very nice.

To be honest, I was hesitant to read Ransom's book. I just knew there was no way his would live up to Kona's and Keira's! Boy, was I wrong!

This book is intense and super's just never lets up! A lot has happened to Ransom since we last read about him at the
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015

4.5 stars

“Thick love is best. Thick love is…it’s when you know.”
“It’s when you know what?”
“It’s when you know you’ve found the one that can pick up the pieces when you let your heart get broken.”

If a love story full of angst is something that gets your book heart racing, if you revel in watching two people work at their love and relish having your heart tested to the limit then Thick Love is the book for you and boy did we LOVE it! We want to applaud Eden Butler for staying true to her cha
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I adore Eden Butler's writing; there's something quite lyrical about it, which allows for a smooth read, and the way Butler develops her characters leads readers to truly understand them to their core, which is essential in Ransom and Aly’s story because there’s an immense amount of inner turmoil that both characters experience and in order to grasp all of the self inflicted torment, readers must be aware of what makes the characters who they are - their past experiences, their current mental st ...more
Dec 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: august
I went into this book with completely unrealistic expectations, which is the only reason I went for three stars instead of the two I'd settled on.

This is not Keira and Kona's Love Story V 2.0. As a matter of fact, labeling this a "love story" is a bit of a stretch altogether. This story is very much Ransom's, and parts of it WERE moving and beautiful. Unfortunately, a book is more than the sum of its parts.

There were a NUMBER of missed opportunities. The author attempted to create angst where
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Nov 22, 2014 marked it as to-read
SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
so good! but wow, this one leaves a book hangover.. but a good one!
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one.
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Solid 3.75 Stars

Okay.. While I did like this book, I definitely did not love it.
Ransom's story was certainly heartbreaking, yes. Gut wrenching at times. But there were still many things that just didn't flow as organically within this story, in ways that I would have liked to see.

For one-Waaaaaaaaaaaay too much angst for me. Given we are talking about 18-20 year olds here, but still.. And how he chose to handle his self inflicting punishment? Had me like..
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Cannot wait for RANSOM!!!!!!!!!!!!#!
Bambi Unbridled
For me, Eden Butler excels at writing new adult characters. If more characters were written like hers, I would read more of this genre. Her characters are mature and well-reasoned and don't make me feel like an old broad reading about young kids. And let me tell ya, I don't need anything else to make me feel older!

Now, this is the second installment of the series, but is not really the continuation of the original story, Thin Love. At first, I wasn't sure how I would feel about that. Thin Love
Moon Love
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I first fell in love with Luka Ransom Riley-Hale in Thin Love, when his parents found and fought for their epic love. Thick Love, made me fall in love with him all over again. My concerns for the long wait reading his story were unfounded. I found Thick Love to surpass any expectation I had.

This is the first Eden Butler book I haven't devoured, but savored. I had to slow down and absorb each word, nuance, and action. The book also showcases so many emotions and there was no way I could've done
Joy Pantorillo
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2015-release
*Copy provided as part of the blog tour*

That’s the beauty of fiction – it makes jumping to the future possible.

Some stories I fell in love at start — may it be Prologue or the first chapter, but with Thick Love, I instantly fell in love with the “Author’s Note”. (Yes, I love reading those).

Thick Love is the 2nd book in the Thin Love Series that tells the story of Ransom Riley-Hale, Kona and Keira’s son from Thin Love. As mentioned in the Author’s Note, this is not a rehashing of his parent’s tal
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Ransom is struggling. It seems like he has it all, with famous parents who love him, and an enormous amount of talent. Besides the pressure of living up to the expectations others have of him, Ransom is dealing with the consequences of some choices he made when he was 16 years old. He hasn't really ever been able to get away from the darkness he keeps within him, and doesn't believe that he should be able to feel pleasure. Aly has gotten herself away from an abusive father, and is struggling to ...more
Libby Harrison

Re-read August 2016

Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:
Heroine (Aly): 19yrs old – 3/5
Hero (Ransom): 18yrs old – 2/5
Plot: 2/5
Grovel: not enough
Cheating: see triggers
HEA: yes if you don’t read the epilogue but then it messes with their romance
Triggers: explicit other woman action, dead first love of the H

Average score: 2/5

Best Line: “you should never, ever say anything stupid to pregnant women”

Worst Line: “I killed my first love. It’ the only way I could also ki
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Eden Butler Eden Butler is a writer of contemporary, fantasy and romantic suspense novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.

When she's not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, reads, and spends too much time in her garden p

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