Published by Self-Published on February 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
“No heart”, this is how aspiring comic book writer, Zelda’s first project was exactly described. I can tell you without preamble that Zelda and Beckett’s story is the 100% complete opposite of that! In fact, every single book I’ve read by this author is full of heart which is literally why I keep on coming back for more.
The Butterfly Project is a story about two people who are stuck in their troubled past and how they are able to find love, peace, and solace in one another. It is about looking past the desperation and realizing that there will always be light at the end of the tunnel.
What I loved most about this book was how I walked away feeling inspired. The Butterfly Project is without a doubt heartwarming and uplifting. It is a beautifully crafted, well-written story to be cherished, one that I wouldn’t mind reading over and over again.