I was recently given an ARC of this book… and promised to blog a review (even though I’m awful at this review thing, I swear!!) when I finished reading it.
Just when the darkness seems permanent, fate flips a switch.
Michael Warner has been drifting in a numb haze since his lover was killed by a drunk driver. As the anniversary of the wreck approaches, Michael’s grief grows more suffocating. Yet he must find a way through the maze of pain and secrets to live for their troubled young daughter who struggles with guilt that she survived the crash.
Out of the darkness comes a voice, a lifeline he never expected to find—Rebecca O’Neill, a development executive in the studio where Michael works as an electrician.
Rebecca, a former sitcom celebrity left scarred from a crazed fan’s attack, has retreated from the limelight and from life in general, certain no man can ever get past her disfigurement. The instant sparks between her and Michael, who arrives to help her during a power outage, come as a complete surprise—and so does her uncanny bond with his daughter.
For the first time, all three feel compelled to examine their inner and outer scars in the light of love. But trust is hard to come by, especially when you’re not sure what to believe when you look in the mirror. The scars? Or the truth?
Warning: This title contains a three-hankie redemptive romance, a man with a complicated past, a heroine who’s stronger than she knows, and tender, explicit sex scenes that may just break your heart—and make you believe in love once again.
I don’t know what to say about this book… other than I love, love, LOVED it. Every page, every word.
I lazily opened the .pdf file (my first ebook, weeee!) on my computer, thinking that I’d just read the first page or two… see what it was like… and come back to it later, when I had time to actually get into it. Well, the first page or two turned into the first 50 pages. I did tear myself away at that point, but I wasn’t happy about it! And as soon as I was able to return to the computer, I returned to Butterfly Tattoo and didn’t move until I’d read the last (280th) page.
Michael and Rebecca are the most likeable characters I’ve read in a long time. And their love story just sucks you in from the start… an awesome love story!!
I think this book has a little bit of everything… love, romance, mystery, suspense, politics, humor… you name it. I laughed out loud and cried a tear or two while I was reading. That’s a good read, in my opinion!
As soon as I finished reading, I said to my husband, “Okay, I really need to look into getting a Sony Reader now!” Sitting at my computer, reading a book on this monitor, was less than ideal. My eyes were buggy and my neck was killing me by the time I reached the end. But, still, the story was worth it! (Angie, you are such a bad, bad influence!)
Anyway, Butterfly Tattoo releases April 21st. You need to buy it… whether it’s your first ebook or your 527th ebook. Buy it. Read it. Love it. And Twitter some love to Deidre Knight telling her how much you loved her story… because you will.