#ROMANCEATHON DAY 2 REVIEW: THE BUTTERFLY PROJECT BY EMMA SCOTT.
for day two I choose The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott. for today’s challenge is to read a new adult book. Going into this book I didn't really know what it was about. the only thing I knew was that it's a beautiful romance story. and boy, what a beautiful story it is.
What is it about?
when Zelda Rossi witnessed something very tragic at age 14, and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against guilt an grief. She channels her pain into her art, a graphic novel about a (hero) she wishes she could have been, to safe her family from what happened to them. She moves to New York City with the hopes to get a publish deal for her graphic novel. But her dreams come crashing down when non of the publisher belief in the story, they think the art is amazing but the story it self doesn’t have “a heart” jet. It means that she has to make a big decision. Stay in New York with the chance that she runs out of money with in a couple of weeks, and doesn’t have to money to go back home to vegas, or move back now with the last money she has.
When Zelda meets Beckett randomly at this Italian restaurant he works at one night and has a inspiring conversation with him. she is about to leave for Las Vegas when she makes the decision to try again one last time, to stay in New York and work on her graphic novel to give “it a heart”. She asks Beckett if she can move into his small studio apartment.
Beckett is a bike messenger by day, he speeds around New York City. By night he is a waiter in this Italian restaurant, but he is still struggling to pay his rent. He is a guarded young man with a past he’d do anything to change. Beckett spend two years in prison for armed robbery, and is now struggling to keep his head above water. His criminal record is holding him back almost as much as the guilt he carries of the crime he committed.
Zelda and Beckett form a grudging alliance of survival, and 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 past, 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.
What are my thoughts?
this is such a beautiful story, very heartbreaking jet very heart-warming. it’s a very slow burn romance normally i would hate that, but this time it did not bother me at all, i actually really liked it. You can really feel these two characters slowly falling for each other. I loved that first they become great friends, what they both really needed, to have a person to fall back on.
I think this is the first story thatIi read that I loved both characters of. Beckett oh.. sweet, precious Beckett stole my heart. He is soooooo sweet and caring He cares so much about other people. for example he give his last couple of bucks to a homeless guy, gives his left over food to an old lady down the hall, and made sure Zelda got home safe to her hostel even though it was complete opposite to his neighborhood when he only knew Zelda for like 5 mins. Zelda is incredibly strong and inspiring and these two together are just the perfect match.
I loved that it took place in New York City in the winter, giving me Christmas feels, it gives off something very cosy and warm. the writing is absolutely beautiful I already planning to read a different book of Emma Scott because it’s so beautiful.
How many stars?
5/5 stars for sure!
warning don’t read this book if you don’t wanne cry because you will definitely cry!