Sunday, July 17, 2016

Book Review: Butterfly Dreams

Title Butterfly Dreams
Author A. Meredith Walters
Release Date November 24, 2015

In a powerful romance hailed as “heartbreaking, real, and breathtakingly beautiful” by Stacey Lynn, New York Times bestselling 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.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24481467-butterfly-dreams
Review

I've read a few books by A. Meredith Walters and I've enjoyed each of them. There's something about her writing style that really draws me into the story. Butterfly Dreams was enjoyable, but didn't feel as strong as the other books by her that I've read.

For books like this, I really need that emotional connection to the characters to thoroughly enjoy the book. While there is a connection there, it doesn't seem very strong. It sort of comes and goes throughout the book. I certainly felt a strong connection with Beckett and I really enjoyed him as a character. He certainly saved this book. I definitely enjoyed Corin as a character as well, but I didn't connect as strongly with her as I would have liked.

Secondly, I wanted more at the end. The way the book ended seemed way too rushed. A slightly more fleshed out ending would have easily bumped the book up to a solid 4.5 stars for me.

Overall, Butterfly Dreams was a good book, but it wasn't the best book by A. Meredith Walters that I've read. It was a slight let down, but I know many people will absolutely love this book.

Rating

3.5 out of 5 stars

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