Authors: Eden Butler
Copyright © 2014 Eden Butler
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Edited by Sharon B. Browning
Cover Design by Steven Novack
Cover Image by ShutterShock
Section Headers by Chelle Bliss
Formatting by Fictional Formats
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental.
The author acknowledges the copyrighted or trademarked status and trademark owners of the following word-marks and references mentioned in this work of fiction:
“You’re All I Need To Get By” Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige; “Crash Into Me” The Dave Matthews Band; “Notorious” The Notorious B.I.G.; “The Freshman” The Verve Pipe; “Feenin’” Jodeci; “Free” Phish; "Black" Pearl Jam; “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” Tiny Tim; “Stay”
Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko - The Island Def Jam Music Group; "Crazy Love" Van Morrison; “At the Dark End of the Street" Dan Penn and Chips Moman; “Not Gonna Cry” Mary J. Blige.
“Les Mis”, Music Theater International;
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, Warner Brothers, Created by Joss Whedon; ESPN;
The National Football League; NFC Championship; the Super Bowl; The NFL Draft; The Baltimore Ravens; The Denver Broncos; Louisiana State University football; Florida Gators football; Tulane University; Oxford University; Loyola University; the Sugar Bowl; the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
20th Century Fox
The Maple Leaf, Lucy’s, The City of New Orleans, LA; The City of Mandeville, LA; The City of Nashville, TN;
Nokia Phones; Gibson Guitars, Muscle & Fitness magazine; Volkswagen; Chevrolet Camaro; Pontiac Sunbird; Ford Mustang.
Rebirth Brass Band, Gerry DiNardo, Blake Shelton, Victor Hugo.
If you have a copy of this book that is watermarked or does not have a cover, know that it is stolen property. Please support authors by
their books, not stealing them.
Seriously, karma is real and if you steal books, the Internet Gods will spread their wrath of nasty viruses on your devices and the author will laugh and laugh at the poetic justice.
is an honest, personal book about overwhelming, consuming love. There are elements of real events and a lot of fabricated exaggerations in this story. The names have been changed to protect the forgiven.
Mom—Seriously, this one is so much worse.
The foul mouthed-ness is just… a lot.
Dear God—Thank you for that moment in 1972 when Mr. Johnson gave Mrs. Johnson
look and nine months later, perfection was born. No seriously, thank you.
Dear Reader—Keira and Kona are insane people… especially as kids.
Weren’t we all at that age?
Love makes you dumb.
Read this in one sitting! Without a doubt, my favorite dynamic of bad boy meets feisty good girl. Superb writing!”
, New York Times bestselling author of
is more than just a book. It’s more than a story. It’s a journey—an experience that grabs you by the gut and won’t let go until it’s ready to release you. And damn, what a release it is. Eden Butler nailed it.”
, bestselling author of
Love and Skate
“By far my favorite Eden Butler novel. Keira and Kona’s chemistry is electric and leaps off the pages!”
, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Men of Inked series
“I felt so connected to these characters and this story that it almost felt too personal to share it with anyone. But rest assured, I will be shouting the praises of
and Mrs. Butler from the rooftops so that I can make sure others experience what I have.”
Red’s Book Blog
is a boundary-breaking journey. Butler’s pen flows thick with the many facets of life, love and the decisions you make to survive. Once you have stepped into Kona and Keira’s world, nothing will protect you from the heavy emotions that Butler produces. Pure, unadulterated reading magic!”
Trish F Leger
, Author of the Amber Druid Series
For the lion and the love that grew thick.
“Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.”