The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott – Review

Posted April 18, 2017 by FMA in 5 Stars - It fed my addiction!

The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott – ReviewThe Butterfly Project by Emma Scott
five-stars
Published by Indie
on February 28, 2017
Genres: Romance, New Adult
Pages: 276
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"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.

#standalone

An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review and did not influence my opinion of the book.

❝No matter what happens, even on your worst day, find something to be grateful about. It’ll make you feel better.❞

What an emotional ride! The Butterfly Project was the kind of story I love, one filled with angst and swoon-worthy romance, a little laughter and whole lot of heart. This is the first book I’ve read penned by Emma Scott but it will definitely not be the last.

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.

❝I think maybe the way people learn about themselves is to have someone challenge their beliefs, right?❞

Zelda Rossi and Beckett Copeland were two broken beings. Both riddled with guilt and self-hatred, they needed the kind of healing that could only come from unconditional love. A kind of healing that comes from learning to forgive yourself, while helping the other person find forgiveness. They were two perfectly imperfect characters. I cried for them, I laughed and cheered with them.

❝She was something, I never saw coming.❞

I mentioned before about the romance in this book. The slow-burn build of their relationship from friends to romantic interest was stunning. Watching them learn to rely on one another, inspiring. They were dynamic together.

❝Keep talking. I like your voice. It’s a searchlight in the dark…so I can always find my way back.❞

The Butterfly Project was a beautiful story about forgiveness, redemption, and finding love.

five-stars

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