Author: Sammie J.

Review: Butterfly BY Sammie J

Posted on January 13, 2015 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Butterfly BY Sammie JTitle: Butterfly
Author(s): Sammie J.
Published by Self-published on January 10, 2015
Pages: 354
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
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Format: eArc
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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.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book includes mature content and is not suitable for readers under 17.

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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 felt compelled to keep reading as I  wanted to see how the story would unfold.
Butterfly is a bittersweet story of love, healing and forgiveness.  The story depicts that love can be found in the most unusual places at a time when you least expect it.   All may seem hopeless, but if we hold on to our faith and never lose hope one will survive.
The story focused 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. I am sure some of us at one time in our lives went through such a phase.  Evie discovered she was all alone in her feelings when her boyfriend at the time framed her for a crime she had no part  in. Her only guilty was being in the wrong place at the wrong time.   Despite her innocence, she received a prison sentence.  The horrors she faced had her giving up hope of survival, but then 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.
A beautifully written story that captured my heart from start to finish.  I highly recommend that you get yourself a copy and read it.
 
 

About Sammie J.

Sammie J loves to read, and through her own dreams, her stories have started to take form. She finally decided to write things down when her dreams kept repeating every night, and she hasn’t stopped since.
She finds time to write while also being a stay-at-home mum to four children, who love to help her choose names for her characters. Her biggest supporter is her husband, who will talk to her about her stories, and he isn’t shy about giving her criticism. Sammie J likes to think she has a wicked sense of humour, and she hopes it comes through in her books to her readers. If she can make you laugh, then her job is done, and she feels complete.

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