REVIEW – THE BUTTERFLY PROJECT by Emma Scott

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SYNOPSIS

“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.

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*****Dee’s Review*****

6+++++ ~Second Chance~ Stars *******

I can never go wrong with an Emma Scott novel. I have been suffering from a very intense book hangover, but leave it to The Butterfly Project to pull me right out of my book funk after only reading a couple of pages. This novel felt like eighty-nine thousand words fluttering around my soul, making their way into my heart, and making it soar. An uplifting story about second chances that will give you all the feels, and then some…

 

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Zelda Rossi is a very talented artist. She’s finally found the courage to leave her job and her friends in Vegas behind to pursue her dream to move to New York City and try to sell her graphic novel to a publishing house. After only a few days in the city, her experience hasn’t been the greatest, she got robbed and rejected by a few publishers, but there’s a tiny glimmer of hope inside all the disappointment, and after meeting Beckett Copeland she’s decided to try again and don’t give up on her dream, at least not without a fight.

Beckett Copeland didn’t have the best childhood growing up. Poor and without parents, he was raised by his grandfather, who later on got very sick, and Beckett got desperate into trying to provide for him. One night Beckett made a terrible mistake that now follows him, and it doesn’t matter what he does, the shadow of his transgression is always present, and leaving him with very few choices out of life.

Beckett and Zelda become roommates in an effort to help one another. Every night they talk and they get to know each other more, turning Beckett’s once cold and sterile apartment into a warm home, where memories and second chances will bloom. Bringing both Zelda and Beckett out of the darkness and into the light.

 

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Just when they thought they didn’t deserve happiness, even when they believed with everything inside them that their past mistakes had forever ruined their lives, love comes in changing everything for Zelda and Beckett. The feelings that thread the pages of this book were beautiful and overwhelming. It will swallow you whole and leave you smiling, or perhaps with a few tears running down your cheeks.

Why do I always love reading an Emma Scott book? Because her stories always mean something important, they have great power. They somehow renew my faith in humanity, renew the faith of myself, they stay with me and always make me happy. Her books are a treasure, a beautiful gem that will shine brightly on the shelves of your library.

I will remember this book forever and will forever remember that everyone deserves a second chance…

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE+++++++++STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

She’s woven herself into my life, so tightly that if I cut those threads, I’ll unravel. The warmth will seep out, the light will dim until I’m nothing but dark.

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I’ve been dying to read one of Emma Scott’s books for quite some time now and I can say without a doubt that this woman has a truly rare gift for story-telling. I see what all the hype has been about! The Butterfly Project is a tale of two lost and broken souls who are brought to each other by fate, and who end up finding redemption through the love that develops between them. I was completely swept away by this book and felt like in no time at all I had gotten to the end and never once did I feel the need to skim because I wanted to absorb every single word!

Zelda Rossi is an aspiring artist and graphic novelist, who is in NYC trying to sell her series to a publishing company. Nearly every publishing house has turned her down except for one, who advises her to make some changes and to come back in a couple of months with her revised storyline. Zelda’s luck goes from bad to worse when her prized art supplies are stolen out of her room in a dilapidated hostel she was staying at. With this new setback, she has no choice but to get back on the next bus to Las Vegas and to put her dreams of getting her series published on hold. Luckily for her, fate steps in when she ends up meeting Beckett Copeland, a busboy at a restaurant she goes to have dinner at. Zelda suffers from PTSD which stems from a traumatizing childhood experience. It keeps her from being able to go back home to her family since that is where the incident took place and her panic attacks come on strong there. Zelda ends up needing to get some air and while in the alley behind the restaurant she and Beck strike up a conversation.

Beck Copeland has his own issues as well. One moment of poor judgement landed him in jail and with an enormous weight of guilt that he carries with him on a daily basis. But Beckett is an inherently good soul and something about Zelda calls to him. He feels this need to help and protect her. They end up becoming roommates in his tiny studio apartment in Brooklyn since he can barely cover the rent with the two jobs that he has and Zelda doesn’t have enough money to rent her own apartment.

Two strangers quickly become the best of friends and they even end up being the balm to soothe each other’s suffering from their tragic pasts. Zelda is bringing color back into Beck’s life and he is the only one who convinces her that she needs to keep fighting to accomplish her dreams. Beck has a calming effect on Zelda whenever she has an impending panic attack. He’s also become her muse and writing partner on her graphic novel series.

Zelda and Beck start to develop deeper feelings for each other and what was already a stunning story then became one of 2017’s best by far! I didn’t think that I could fall for Beck any harder but, oh yes, my heart was completely stolen by him! I was dying for the romance to spark and it was well worth the wait.

The Butterfly Project is one of those books that will leave you with a feeling of emptiness at the end because it is just so darn perfect that you never want it to be over. I think I may be ruined for all other books because nothing has come close to the perfection of this one. If you’ve never read anything by this amazing author, you need to make it a point to bump her up your TBR! I guarantee you that once you have read one of her stories that she will become an automatic must read for you!

The book is currently available! Make sure you one-click!!

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2lkj8ZY
Amazon Universal: myBook.to/TheButterflyProject

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