Blog Tour, Review & #Giveaway: ✩My Beloved✩ by @EdenButler_

Title: My Beloved (Thin Love novella, #1.5)
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 8, 2014

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?

MY BELOVED is a novella set prior to the THIN LOVE epilogue.

“Kiss me, baby. Kiss me like you mean it.” And Keira obliged, tugging at the back of Kona’s hair, taking in his tongue, loving the small bites he made against her bottom lip. “Shit. No, I don’t wanna come yet.” And then he slipped out of her, moved down her body until he was between her legs, using his thumbs to push apart her lips. “I love the way you taste, Wildcat. So sweet, so tangy.” He licked up her folds, lapping all the moisture their bodies had created before he took her clit between his teeth, nibbling, licking until Keira thought she might die from the sensation Kona worked in her. “This is mine, isn’t it, baby? All this,” he said, fingering her suddenly, not preparing her so that the shock and the pressure of his touch left Keira shuddering. “These perfect lips, this pretty pussy, it’s all for me, right baby?”
“Yes. Oh God, Kona, only yours.”
He climbed over her, dragging those hard, delicious muscles up her torso, rubbing himself against her sensitive nipples before he grabbed her face, making her look at him. “And this…” a twist of his hips and Kona slammed back into her, thrusts deep, penetrating, “this is yours. This is only yours.” Another deep thrust and Kona groaned, echoed the satisfied noise Keira made when he hit her G-spot. “I…I gave you this a long time ago, baby.” And then Kona worked faster, lifted on his hands, massive biceps and triceps shaking as moved his hips, filled her, eyes closed and that severe expression, the one that looked like hunger and pain and pleasure that was almost overwhelming, returned to his face. “All yours, baby. I’ve always been yours.”

4.5 Stars

I…I don’t belong in your world, Kona.”
“I don’t have a world without you.”

Thin Love was one of my top favorite books this year, so when I saw that Eden Butler was coming up with a follow-up novella for this couple, I was equal parts thrilled and nervous. Thrilled because a volatile and passionate love that Keira and Kona have is not one that leaves your head anytime soon. They stuck with me. I found myself thinking about them even months after finishing the book and missing them. And nervous because I’m not usually a reader that likes follow-up novellas. Something always happens to ruin the book for me; whether it be too much angst or manufactured drama, I have yet to read a novella after a standalone that I enjoyed almost as much as the original book. That is…until My Beloved. I should have known better than to ever doubt the awesome that is Eden Butler.

You make me happy. You always have.”
“I’ll keep you happy, Wildcat.” He rolled on top of her, ready for her once again, pushing her legs apart with his knee. “Let me show you how.”

If Thin Love was this amazing multi-layered cake, think of My Beloved as the icing. It was the perfect way to bring this incredible love story to an end.

In a word? It was perfect. The author did an amazing job really staying true to the characters. Everything fit; every tear, every emotion, every event. It’s not often I read that and it just goes to show you why Eden Butler has made her way into the top of my auto-buy list.

My Beloved finds Kona and Keira planning their wedding, months after where Thin Love ended. They are still dealing with the feelings that their ten year separation left them with. As much as both of them have grown, they are still the same Keira and Kona we fell in love with. Not so much volatile, but yet endearingly imperfect.

Every time with you, Wildcat, every single time I taste you, fell you, is like the first time.”

This was like the perfect extended epilogue that I had wished for after finishing the first book. I absolutely loved reading about their road to their HEA that they found in the epilogue of Thin Love. It was emotional, beautiful, sensual, everything I had hoped for.

Then there was more of Ransom. *dreamy sigh*
Oh Ransom. I think I fell for him in this book even more. Eden gives a little teaser in the end to Ransom’s book that’s set to release in Aug 2015, and I’m pretty sure that the wait just may kill me.

If you read and loved Thin Love, you need to read this book. If you read Thin Love and yet still questioned how a love as intense and at times crazy as theirs somehow makes the perfect sense, you need to read this book.

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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. 
Please send help.

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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the giveaway! Looking forward to reading it!

  2. Holy hotness that excerpt!!!! WHOA… I have to read book one!!! I'm definitely going to be getting to know Kona 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Thanks for such a great giveaway cant wait to read it

  4. Wow! I had not heard of Thin Love or My Beloved – they sound like great books! I can't wait to read them! (I've added them to my TBR list!). Thanks for doing such a nice giveaway!!!

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