Monday, 18 April 2016

Thin by Alicia Michaels

Title: Thin
Series: Sharing Spaces (#3)
Author: Alicia Michaels
From: Review Copy
Genre: Romance
Release Date: 15th April 2016
Challenges: 2016 New Release Challenge, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Having admitted that she has a problem, Kinsley finds herself as an inpatient at a facility for people with eating disorders. A combination of therapy and art has Kinsley feeling more like her old self, at least she would if it wasn't for one of the group therapy leaders; Royce. Royce knows that he shouldn't want to try anything with Kinsley, and yet there is a part of him that really doesn't want to...

Wow this book just takes you and messes up your emotions. In some ways it's a tough story to read, Kinsley is bulimic and Thin not only goes into how she deals with that and getting better, but also why she got that way in the first place. It's both riveting and moving reading, which I found particularly so because I'm close to someone that suffered from an eating disorder at one point.

The romance between Kinsley and Royce wasn't full on. This story is about Kinsley and I think that should be stressed. There is tension mounting between the two of them from the very beginning, and it works really well, but the focus is on her and not them. I liked it, I thought it made Thin a very strong book.

There is a big focus on friendship in the book. Both in Kinsley's old friendships and her new ones. I liked that Thin truly reflected real life. I loved the bond between Kinsley and Dawn and how it was built on something bad but made into something good.

Kinsley was an amazingly strong character and her story was incrediably moving. Sharing Spaces is a great series that I'd definitely recommend.