Thursday, November 19, 2015

ARC REVIEW: Butterfly Dreams by A. Meredith Walters

In a powerful romance hailed as “heartbreaking, real, and breathtakingly beautiful” by Stacey Lynn, New York Timesbestselling author A. Meredith Walters tells the story of a troubled young woman and the unforgettable guy who teaches her to live—and love—to the fullest.

She’s waiting to die. . . . Corin Thompson is paralyzed by her obsession with mortality. Having lost both of her parents, she is terrified by the idea that she too will die young, and she loses control at any sign of illness. But when Corin connects with someone who has survived a very real brush with death, she begins to see the world in a whole new way.

He’s learning to live. . . . As Corin struggles under the weight of her neuroses, Beckett Kingsley is attempting to rebuild a life that feels all too temporary. With the ever-present threat of heart failure never far from his mind, he just wants to make the most of whatever time he has left. And that means pursuing the girl he never expected to find.

Together, Corin and Beckett finally learn to let go of their fears and take solace in everyday pleasures. Who knows what the future holds? After all, nothing lasts forever—the only promise they have is right now.

Releasing November 24 on Amazon. Pre-order Now!

4 Butterfly Stars

I knew this book was going to gut me and it did. Butterfly Dreams is a beautifully written story about two people, who have gone through life with so much heartbreak and pain. But learn to overcome their fears and learn to live life to the fullest by loving each other. 

Corin Thompson has panic attacks and is certain that she is suffering from some sort of ailment. Even though the doctors tell her nothing is wrong with her health. She's been living her life in fear and just waiting for the shoe to drop.

Beckett Kingsley's life changes in an instant when he suffers from a heart condition. He's always been active and athletic and now he's learning to cope and adjust to this "new life."  And trying not to feel sorry for himself, he decides to live his life to the fullest. He wants to learn to live again.

When Beckett and Corin meet by chance, their lives change (for the better!). There's a connection between these two that is deep and only they both can understand. Their friendship wasn't easy at first, Corin was always pulling away, but Beckett didn't want to miss an opportunity with her. These two characters were perfect for each other. The sarcasm and humor between them was fantastic.

Butterfly Dreams is a quirky, beautiful, heartbreaking and uplifting read. The romance between Corin and Beckett made me laugh and cry.  

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