He doesn’t ask their names.
He doesn’t ask their names.
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 irrevocably. Now a Freshman at college, he is following in his fathers footsteps playing on the football team where his famous dad is now coach.
Despite his charmed life with his future career planned out and a family who love him, he is constantly drowning in turmoil, never letting himself forget or move on from the girl who owned his heart and still does.
Aly is a dance teacher at Ransom’s cousins studio, and has been watching him from the sidelines for last year, ever since he saved her from an altercation between her and the abusive father she fled from at 17.
Ransom doesn’t really see her, and ever since that day they haven’t really spoken again, even though he is around quite often. Obviously fate has decided that they need each other for different reasons, and they are thrown together to practice a dance for the annual recital.
This book isn’t really about Ransom and Aly falling epically in love, this book is about Ransom coming to terms with what happened to Emily, and how he eventually comes to terms with his guilt and the fact that she is gone forever. Aly played a very important part in this process, and their transition from friends to lovers was a painful but gripping one.
Thick Love is the prelude for the next book, which I have no doubt will be their epic love story. I am praying that Ransom finally decides to put Aly first in his heart and fight for her, she deserved so much better and despite Ransom’s bad behaviour, I know he has a wonderful soul.
This book contains angst, lots of it but for me this book is about the journey and although it was a bumpy one, I think the HEA will be sweeter, once it comes.
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Romance, Suspense, Mystery 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.
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