Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review: Butterfly by Rebecca Sherwin.

~Book Details~

Title: Butterfly by Rebecca Sherwin
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: 21 October 2016 

#DontDieButterfly #RomanticSuspense


I once was Erin, fierce and strong, 
But now she's gone, I don't belong. 
He wants my heart, but it's not mine. 
I've hidden it, and now can't find 
The soul it once took solace in. 
All that's left is pain and sin. 
But still, my dark knight keeps me here. 
To live in hate and dread and fear. 
So what will happen once he knows, 
The more he hurts me, the more I grow? 
The faster I flourish in the dark, 
The harder I fight to leave my mark. 
When his mind swallows me whole, 
When he finds my heart as black as coal, 
Will he save me from his hell, 
Or remind me just how hard I fell? 
I once was Erin, fierce and strong. 
Now this pitch black world is where I belong. 
I've waved the girl I was goodbye. 
Now I am his Butterfly... 

*Butterfly is a DARK romance

~Buy Links~

GoodreadsAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Trailer

~My Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free e copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Once again, Rebecca has left me completely lost for words! I truly do worry for the state of Rebecca's mind! That said I do hope she never ever changes, as it makes her books so delightfully disturbing to read. (maybe this means I should be concerned for my own state of mind too).

Butterfly was one of very few books that I read & reread straight away. Why? Because I couldn't believe how much l loved Cooper & Caterpillar. That said I didn't love Cooper from the very beginning, I initially thought that Cooper was a little creepy which morphed into batshit crazy. 

"I'm. Not. Crazy, he seethes, stroking his thumb over my bottom lip." 

Now? Now I don't know how I'd describe Cooper. Tortured? Messed up?

Erin 'Caterpillar' used to swim professionally but now she just enjoys a solitary peaceful night time swim, then one night that changes and this mysterious stranger invades her peace.  This stranger appears a few more times at the pool and Erin learns his name is Cooper. There is a mutual attraction but Erin also feels unsettled in Cooper's presence. Erin tries to ignore the feeling and continues with the safe life that she settled for with her fiance. But then things changed. Cooper is mysterious, disturbed, unhinged & dangerously attractive. Cooper has Erin in his sights & he has a plan for her. The question is: Is Cooper's plan good or bad?

Upon starting Butterfly I was hooked, I hated knowing that I had to put down my kindle to do real life stuff, I even walked down 3 flights of stairs still reading because I just didn't want to stop reading. Butterfly is different to Rebecca's other books but its no less dark & twisted. Its full of suspense & twists that had me on the edge of my seat & gripping my kindle so hard my knuckles were white.

The characters are fantastic. They are developed & complex. They show emotion in the things they do. They are realistic & so easy to relate too. If I had been in Erin's shoes I don't know if I would have handled things in the same way but it was definitely believable and realistic. Each character plays a key role & adds more depth to the over all plot.

The plot is carefully & intelligently laid out for us to follow. It has a great pace, flows really well & keeps your mind captive until the very end. Rebecca's writing style is dark, raw, gritty & emotional. 

I found Butterfly to be a page turner from the beginning & a powerful story that is compelling & extremely thought provoking. If you haven't yet read Butterfly I think you should go & grab a copy, then get to know Cooper & Caterpillar.

I have thoroughly loved every page of Butterfly. It has been so hard trying to express my true feelings without posting spoilers! This is an amazing book & I have no choice but to give it...

~About the Author~

Rebecca is a London born and bred working mother, writer and psychology student. She is the mother of a superhero (who is currently growing his hair like Thor! Edit: he has chopped off the Thor locks and gone for a Captain America look...Rebecca has no say in this, although Cap is her favourite ;-) ) and spends her days with her nose stuck in a textbook, her fingers tapping away at the keys…or she’s building forts and eating gummy bears.
She is the author of dark psychological romance. An avid reader and lover of stories that keep you guessing, Rebecca writes tales that will challenge your perceptions and toy with your emotions. Her stories invite you to open your mind and dig deeper into the meanings of the lives of each and every character you meet. She entices you into their world – to feel with them, grow with them, to love with them.
She asks you to become a part of them and allow them to become a part of you.

~Author links~

Facebook | Facebook Group | Twitter | lnstagram | Goodreads | Website

More by Rebecca Sherwin:
Survival (free on all platforms)
Grit Sector 1: Elias
Grit Sector 1: The Uprising
Binary Code – co-written with D H Sidebottom
You’ll find details of these on Amazon: http://author.to/RebeccaSherwin

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