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Lissa's Review: The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott

APC/netgalley PUBLISHER: emma scott RELEASED: February 28, 2017 GENRE: contemporary romance, inspirational LENGTH: 278 pages FORMAT: ebook, paperback


"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. five (huge) BOUNDLESS STARS

You know when you read a book. And after you’ve turned the last page. You are just so full of emotions. That you can’t really do much else. That happened to me with, The Butterfly Project. There’s so much greatness in this story. Zelda and Beckett are easy to relate to. The connection with them is smooth and you believe, in your heart, that the love they have for each other is completely and utterly real. “You are my home. Where you are is home.” Zelda had gone through this tragic event in her life. One that she hasn’t really been able to escape. Beckett is unable to escape his past as well. But through everything they found each other. I was overcome with emotions with this story. I loved how Scott included scenes from Zelda’s Graphic novel Mother, may I? and to throw even more emotional turmoil our way. The last photo at the end broke my heart but then also made me smile. This story is full of trying to find forgiveness, to finding love. This is definitely one of the best books Ive read this year. This is a contemporary romance done perfectly. There’s nothing that I didn’t love about it. “..wherever we touched became proof to one another that we were not alone.” Overall, Of course it’s Five HUGE Boundless Stars.

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