Tuesday, January 13, 2015

REVIEW: BUTTERFLY BY SAMMIE J


TITLE: BUTTERFLY
AUTHOR: SAMMIE J
PUBLISHED: JANUARY 10, 2015
PUBLISHER: SAMMIE J
PAGES: 400
SOURCE: AUTHOR
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Evie Reynolds was not supposed to end up in prison, but she did when her boyfriend Zach Daniels and his family put her there. They took away her freedom, starting a chain of events which would change her life forever. But Evie has held on to a secret, the one saving grace from the hell she suffered at the hands of the prison system. Over five years later, Evie is about to go home where she’ll play the biggest role of her life. 

A new start isn’t always easy when you still have emotional wounds, especially when your mother’s insecurities have a tendency to wreak havoc on everything. However, Evie’s sister Lily is her light in the darkness, the one person she would do anything to protect. A push in the right direction, comes when her mother’s boyfriend gives her a job in his company. Evie finds a friend in Amelia, a woman with no mouth filter, while a chance meeting with another co-worker brings her an instant enemy: Charlie Daniels, brother of her pre-prison boyfriend. Charlie is the one man she should keep her distance from, yet she can’t help being intrigued by him.

Looking to leave her past behind once and for all, Evie seeks help to find relief from the nightmares plaguing her. Too bad her past isn’t willing to let go of her yet. Just when she starts to find happiness in her new life, her past catches up to her, threatening to reveal her deepest, darkest secret.

Will Amelia and Charlie stand by Evie when they find out the truth? Will those she loves most, help her stop the blackmail threatening to take away the most important thing in her world? A fragile butterfly, will Evie be able to spread her wings and grab a hold of the future she craves before it’s too late?

WARNING. DO NOT BUY UNTIL READING THIS DISCLAIMER!! This book is written in British English, in first person POV. Butterfly deals with loss, non-consensual sexual assault and psychological manipulation. May contain personal triggers. It also contains second chances in love and life with a happy ever after. It has some graphic descriptions, sexual situations and strong language. There is also a little F/F action, but mostly M/F. 18+ is advised



What can I say about this book? I have read all the books written by this author and this is by far her best.  It was awesome and completely captivating. I was compelled to keep reading as I was eager to see how the story would pan out.

Butterfly is a bittersweet story of love, healing and forgiveness.  It depicts how love can be found in the most unusual places and when you least expect it.  It’s a reminder that at times things may look hopeless, but as long as we hold on to our faith and never lose hope our circumstances will improve.
The focus of the story is on Evie Reynolds, a young girl who fancies herself in love and believes her feelings were reciprocated.  It was easy to relate to her in this regard. Most of us at some time in our lives went through that phase.  Evie would learn that she was alone in her feelings when her then boyfriend framed her for a crime she did not commit. The only thing she was guilty of was being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  She was sent to prison as a result. While there she suffered greatly and had basically given up until an unexpected miracle gave her a reason to live and to turn her life around.

Evie is the type of heroine that will endear herself into the reader’s heart.  She is strong, resilient and feisty.  She was not willing to allow her time in prison to break her spirit.
I like the writing style. It provided great insight into the character’s emotions.  It made it easy to see everything through their eyes. I felt all their emotions. I laughed and cried with them.
I was glad to see Evie grow from a defiant adolescent to a mature young woman who is able to deal with the issues in her life and face her enemies head on. She evolved from a pupa to a beautiful butterfly.

This is a beautifully written story that will be difficult to forget anytime soon.  I highly recommend that you get yourself a copy and read it. 


DISCLOSURE:
 I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



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