Publication Date: March 15, 2019
Publisher: Self Published
This is one of the rare books that I read as an audiobook because I listened to it via the Read Me Romance podcast. I went through a rough patch where I was having trouble sleeping and so I listened to a couple episodes and the book they were reading was Thick by Alexa Riley. I’m sorry to say that as much as I enjoyed the hosts and the conversation they had during the episodes, I really didn’t like this book at all. Thick follows Teeny, an 18 year old virgin who is moving into her first apartment, and Bull, who is a VERY LARGE man and never leaves his apartment because oh my gosh did you guys know he is so BIG. I understand that Alexa Riley (probably) wrote this novella because they were purposely trying to write a ridiculous story and just wanted something entertaining. However, Bull and Teeny had the most instalove relationship that quickly became sexual and just as quickly became, in my eyes, emotionally abusive. The longer I listened to it the more uncomfortable I became with how controlling Bull was to Teeny. This book has a pretty decent rating on Goodreads and I went through a few reviews and I couldn’t’ find anyone else that got the same vibes from Bull but I thought he was so gross. There are so many great, fun, sexy and smutty books out there that I highly recommend you read one of those instead. I’m sure Alexa Riley have written better books and I hope that I have better luck with one of them in the future.