Title: The Butterfly Project
Author: Emma Scott
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 276 pages, Ebook
Published: February 28th 2017
Source: Won in a giveaway! (Thanks Raven!)
The Butterfly Project was seriously a heart-melting read. I felt the love, I felt the pain, I felt the heart-wrenching emotions that the characters went through which made it impossible to put this book down. I truly enjoyed the ride!
Zelda still considered herself guilty for not being careful which led to the abduction of her sister when she was a kid. Beckett Copeland did something unthinkable, which led him to spend two years in jail. Now, he’s out and he prays for forgiveness everyday but is not able to led a simple life as guilt eats him alive every single day. When the two meet, there’s something between them they both can’t ignore. Will they choose their past actions to guide their present or will they be finally able to move forward together?
“Where you are is home.”
I seriously fell in love with this book. Zelda and Beckett’s past had not been forgiving with them. Whereas Zelda felt the helplessness to save her sister while she was abducted in front of her eyes, Beckett did something he didn’t imagine he could ever do to someone. Both of them are broken inside. Zelda’s only hope of salvation is by completing her graphic novel where she feels she’ll do her sister some justice and Beckett writes letters afters letters asking for forgiveness to the one person he wronged without getting any replies for years. Their fates cross by chance and when Zelda in forced to take Beckett’s help, a slow and strong bonding starts developing between the two.
“I once read that you fell in love like how you fell asleep: slowly at first and then all at once.”
The chemistry between Zelda and Beckett was undeniable. I loooved how much Beckett cared about Zelda but never-ever crossed the over possessive line. The relationship between the two developed slowly which made the romance seriously awesome! One of the things I loved about this book was that despite how much their past haunted them, they were brave enough to take a chance about falling in love. And the lesson they learned from each other’s company was rather invaluable and it melted my heart how Beckett was there beside her when she needed him the most! He was true gentleman! At first Beckett was a bit reluctant, but then he became so much involved with the graphic novel of Zelda’s. It didn’t remain her only salvation, it became theirs.
“Wasn’t love a kind of chaos theory? One small look, one smile or one word could alter the course of a life forever.”
Zelda never trusted anyone to share her story with but she found that in Beckett. He was the one she could truly trust and be herself. It was his presence that calmed her down the most but it also gave butterflies in her stomach. I was engaged in their story from the very beginning till I turned the last page. I also enjoyed the family aspect of this book, however little that may be.
Overall, The Butterfly Project was a fantastic read, a story about forgiving oneself and healing. I loved how the plot was executed and I fell in love with the characters and their story. I loved the romance between Zelda and Beckett. The writing was beautiful and smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. I’m really looking forward to pick up more books by this author.
So guys, have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts on it?