Book Review: Butterfly

Butterfly by Elle Harper: Grace Elliot is falling apart. Overwhelming tragedy has turned her world into a dark and lonely place. Facing the pain and the ghosts is impossible. Hiding her secret behind a mask of confidence and living a lie is the only thing she knows how to do. She's alive...but not living.

Counsellor Ben Hardy is certain he can help Grace heal. Maybe it's a way to rid himself of the demons haunting him from that one horrific night when his life shattered.

When they meet, everything changes, and their pasts offer them a remedy to save each other...until Ben's traumatic history threatens to destroy the trust they've built.

Will the truth tear them apart? Or will it force them to understand the healing power of forgiveness and love?

TeriLyn's thoughts: **ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

Butterfly provides a pretty emotional read. Grace is a living ghost, scared of everything after she's been raped. We learn her story almost immediately and see the major impact it has had on her life. The subject matter is obviously very sensitive and the author handles it beautifully. It's a very well written, poignant story of survival for both the hero and heroine. Ben Hardy has been through a lot, his story has mysterious elements to it throughout the whole book, and we never get his full story until closer to the end. Ben is drowning in guilt and regret. Upon his seeing Grace for the first time he feels a connection and the way he handles her fragility is so special. The two of them working through their relationship and building a trust in each other is sweet. The emotions and reactions that Grace works through are very real and bittersweet. Her road to healing is handled so beautifully and honestly by the author. Butterfly is well written and a good story. It's an explosive read and there were times when I found myself getting a little restless with it but overall it's worth reading.

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