February 28th 2017
“Where you are is home…”
At age fourteen, Zelda Rossi witnessed the unthinkable, and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against the guilt and grief. She channels her pain into her art: a dystopian graphic novel where vigilantes travel back in time to stop heinous crimes—like child abduction—before they happen. Zelda pitches her graphic novel to several big-time comic book publishers in New York City, only to have her hopes crash and burn. Circumstances leave her stranded in an unfamiliar city, and in an embarrassing moment of weakness, she meets a guarded young man with a past he’d do anything to change…
Beckett Copeland spent two years in prison for armed robbery, and is now struggling to keep his head above water. A bike messenger by day, he speeds around New York City, riding fast and hard but going nowhere, his criminal record holding him back almost as much as the guilt of his crime.
Zelda and Beckett form a grudging alliance of survival, and in between their stubborn clash of wills, they slowly begin to provide each other with the warmth of forgiveness, healing, and maybe even love. But when Zelda and Beckett come face to face with their pasts, they must choose to hold on to the guilt and regret that bind them, or let go and open their hearts for a shot at happiness.
The Butterfly Project is a novel that reveals the power of forgiveness, and how even the smallest decisions of the heart can—like the flutter of a butterfly’s wings—create currents that strengthen into gale winds, altering the course of a life forever. 05
*I was provided a copy by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
When I first saw this book on NetGalley I was intrigued mostly because of the cover. There was something that caught my attention. After reading the blurb I got even more interested so I had to request it. I have to tell you that I kind of knew what to expect from it but even knowing some things it was still a book that caught me by surprise and I ended up loving it.
One of the things I loved the most were the characters. Both Zelda and Beckett were amazing. They were those kind of characters who are drawn to each other especially due to their pasts. Both of them had to deal with terrible things that happened in their lives which made their connection even better. I really loved these two together. I especially loved that they were friends even before something happened. Yes, there was an instant attraction between them but they still got to know each other and each other demons even before anything else happened. They also had an amazing chemistry which always help when we’re dealing with some sort of romance. I also loved how much they helped each other with their problems and overcoming their obstacles, Beckett helping Zelda with coping with what happened when she was younger and Zelda helping Beckett realizing he had the right to be happy.
Being my first Emma Scott book I didn’t really knew what to expect but I loved her writing. This was such a beautifully written book. I also loved how much she developed these characters and how much we were able to see them grow.
Overall, this was an amazing book. While it’s a romance it still deals with really deep and touching subject which is heartbreaking but Emma Scott’s writing makes everything better. I completely recommend this one to everyone and I can’t wait to read more of her books.
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?