Monday, February 8, 2010
REVIEW: Butterfly Tattoo by Deidre Knight
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? ADULT – Fiction/Romance
I first read this on my kindle last year. It was released in paperback form February 2nd. This isn’t so much a review as a recommendation to “Go buy this and read it now!”
I could say so many things about this book but they would all reveal too much of the plot and that’s part of the reason I loved it so much – I didn’t see most of the revelations coming. That’s hard to do these days. I believe the book description does a good job of summarizing the story without giving too much away. So you’ll have to forgive me for not saying too much in this review.
I will say this. It’s an original and unconventional love story…all at once heartbreaking, poignant, hopeful and beautiful. It’s a story of love, loss, fear, guilt and ultimately answers the question of “what makes a family”?
I read over 100 books last year but Michael, Rebecca, Andrea and their journey have stayed with me.
Nitpick: The cover – it’s beautiful, but I think it oversimplifies what the book is really about.
Rating: 4 stars out of 4! I loved this story - it was on my top 10 list for last year.
Author’s website: Deidre Knight
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Buy: Butterfly Tattoo
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