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Black Butterfly

3.61 of 5 stars 3.61  ·  rating details  ·  2,752 ratings  ·  165 reviews
Sydney Allen has a dream. To dance one day on Broadway, and be a star. She's moved to New York, and with her best friends Portia and Trish at her side, her dream is destined to be a reality. That is until she meets the Executive Producer of her show--Nolen Adams. A Wall Street Investment banker who's playboy ways are notorious among the Big Apple's socialites. His lust and ...more
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Published October 22nd 2011 by The Divas Pen LLC (first published October 21st 2011)
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Alex
Oct 30, 2012 Alex rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: no one

The cover is gorgeous (well, not the cover, the guy on it, who looks a lot like Jonathan Rhys Meyers), but that's all there is to this book. It's awful.

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Sylvia
This book would have to be the most frustrating, annoying, I want-to-bang-my-head-against-the-wall and roll my eyes constantly type of read. I mean COME ON! Besides the hot scenes, Nolan and the plot line concerning Todd and Trish, I really found it so incredibly over the top and unrealistic.

First of all, small town girl Sydney, who is an untrained, yet aspiring dancer, wins the lead role in an off broadway ballet. She also captures the eye of it's financer Mr Nolan Adams. This rich entrepreneu
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Penney
In a nutshell, this was a story about mentally unstable people and their dysfunctional relationships. However, I don't think that was the author's intention. The hero was a thug in a suit with no moral compass, who showed "red flag" signs of being a future domestic abuser. The heroine liked to send mixed signals and then dole out punishment for the resulting reactions. And the three 'best friends' were as follows; 1. deceitful, covetous whore, 2. Childlike mental case and 3. needy misogynist. ~L ...more
Sandra
Oh My God! I'm in Awe. I loved this book. I don't even have words to describe how much, i am speechless. There hasn't be any other book I have held to as high a standard as the Fifty Shades Trilogy ever. Until this book. Its just fantastically and brilliantly written.

There are a few stories that make me actually hyper ventilate while read 'em. This is one. I can only pray that more people read and love it just as i do. Its one of those books that leaves you dazed for days afterwards, that you're
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Sonya
The idea of this book was good. The actual book, not so much. I tried to like it. About two thirds of the way through I found I was actually forcing myself to finish it. The gist of the story is a an african american woman moves to New York to become a dancer, catches the eye of a rich white man, starts a romance. There is a lot of drama with her two room mates, his best friend, everyone's parents, etc.

The characters just weren't likable. The heroine of the story started out decent enough. She w
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La-Lionne
Review complete 28.08.2012 (brought from AMZ)

I don't know what to say. I usually don't rely on the customer reviews, I read them only out of curiosity. But there were few that made me think that it could be a fun read. Boy do I feel stupid now.

WARNING SPOILERS!
I got intrigued at the beginning. Even though girl was young and at times came across as a bit naive, I liked the fact that she had goals in life and was determend to reach them by working hard. And we have a bad boy, they are always fun (
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J.E.
I really was disappointed with this book. The female protagonist Sydney had stupid character lines and I didn't find her likeable at all. She pouted and threw tantrums towards the end. Her friends weren't that amazing either and I guess I liked the male character a bit better Nolan, but all in all this story fell flat. The end was a disappointment. Felt like falling off the side of a cliff. I thought the characters were underdeveloped and the storyline all over the place. I thought the author tr ...more
Sarah
Okay I am having some trouble with this one....I'm not even a quarter of the way through the book and I am already looking for something else to read. I feel like this is a good story and it COULD be executed well but it just isn't. I'm kind of getting a flashback to "Gabriel's Inferno" because of the downright annoying heroine and tall, dark, handsome, rich, and badass guy (love the guy, dislike the girl). I feel like the conversation alone is kind of forced between everyone. I mean, I do not k ...more
brandi
In a word, blech. Why is it so easy to write a review when you hate a book? Oh yea, it's so others won't waste their time reading tripe. Got this as a 12 days of Christmas freebie from all romance ebooks (pssst guys, presents are supposed to be good, not little lumps of coal.) I digress.

Hated the characters! She was flat and unbelievable. He was crooked in a Martha Stewart way, that just pisses me off to no end, and his motivation in pursuing her was too weak to be believable. Supporting charact
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Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
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"Then you've got your head in the sand, honey. He's everywhere! What is there to understand? The man is rich,fine and wanting to spend time." Juan in Black Butterfly

Sienna Mynx is quickly becoming an author i love to read from!!I really liked this book and it's characters. Black Buuterfly is about three young women trying to make it big in N.Y.C. Sydney the Ballerina, Trish the artist/painter and Portia the model. They are best friends and love eachother dearly. But things sta
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Spoiler Whore says calm your tits people, it's just a book
*Slight Spoilers*

Kinda predictable story but it's worth the read.


Syndey, an aspiring dancer meets and falls in love with Nolen.

Nolen, a genius with a shady past and present falls in love with Sydney.

Trish, painter with a mysterious background falls in love with Todd.

Todd, a photographer also shady falls in love with Trish.

Portia, aspiring model who does anyone to benefit her career and is all kinds of messed up.

Do they all fall in love immediately and is it all hearts and flowers?...HELL NAH! S
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Kim
I loved this book from beginning to end. It was truly a complete story as we really get to see an evolution with all of these characters. Nolan was something else, and I didn't think I was going to like him in the beginning, but shortly into the book my opinion of him completely changed. You wouldn't think him and Sydney could make a go at it since they came from two completely worlds, but they really made it happen. The passion between them was off the charts. These were some of the best sex sc ...more
Nile Princess
Ok, had to review this one because I loved my other Sienna Mynx read. Black Butterfly started off really well. Nolen gave me butterfiles and Sydney was a strong female lead. Somewhere along the line everything went pear shaped and I literally struggled to complete this.

Sienna is an awesome writer but her books tend to go on too long and have entirely too much drama, especially this one. The drama was wayyy over the top to the point that it was just ridiculous. The three female characters were a)
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Tonya
I was debating even admitting that I read this book. But...figured I should at least get credit for it on my reading challenge even it was awful so that I would get something positive out of this book. And it was awful. This book showed up on one of those lists for "If you liked Fifty Shades, try..." and I liked the cover and thought the description sounded good. So in trying to recapture the magic of Fifty, I started it. I don't even know where to start or how I even finished this. First of all ...more
Anino
This was an Interracial Romance done Right! I totally loved this book and I am looking forward to checking more of Sienna Mynx's books. Well done, Ms. Mynx, well done!
Erin
My rating for this changed a few times as I read the book. I liked it starting out, it seemed like a slightly above par romance with some seriously hot scenes to keep me glued to the iPad. But as the story progressed, some of the characters really started getting on my nerves, and the last 30% was just riddled with eye-rolling moments, over-dramatizations, and an ending that was just packaged far too tightly to be believable.

The premise behind this story has echoes of Fifty Shades, though I woul
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Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru
So, I read this as a buddy read for one of the groups I'm in and I hate that this book disappointed me. The cover totally had me ready and excited to read this, but it just didn't do it for me ultimately.

It honestly started off pretty well. A rich guy showing interest in a young woman trying to make her way in the big city. She's determined not to get involved with him, but he manages to pull her in, anyway. I really didn't mind how quickly they started a relationship and I enjoyed that aspect o
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Elle Chardou
I initially bought this e-book on Amazon but returned it due to the wacky formatting and had to purchase it from Smashwords instead. I have no idea why some of the e-books I buy on here have formatting issues but from what I read, I knew I wanted to finish it.

All I can say is wow. I have a great love for novels that have dancing involved, including classical and ballet, so I knew this one would be satisfying too.

Sydney dreams of nothing more than to get her shot as professional in the dancing wo
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SheReadsALot
This is my first foray with Sienna Minx and I was not disappointed. I was on the fence at first but once I finished the sample, I knew I had to purchase this book. I've been waiting for a story like to be written. We meet Sydney, a twenty-something aspiring dancer who is searching for a break in her life. She's on her way to audition and sprains her ankle. While on her audition, she gives herself a pep talk, she's overheard by Nolen Adams. Nolen Adams is twenty-seven, a genius with the IQ to bac ...more
Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'


I did really like this book and I thought the storyline was good. My favourite character was Trish, and I found that I got more wrapped up in her and Todd's story than those of the two main characters, Sydney and Nolen. I have given this 3.5 stars because I found it hard at times to warm to Sydney, she annoyed me a little and as for Portia, I just wanted to strangle her. I have a major bug bear with women who cry rape, call it a personal preference thing, but by the end of the story I felt like
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Cem73
After all the good comments i was disappointed by this one . The idea of this book was good but the story, the characters are just boring! I feel absolutly no connection nor sympathy with (and between) the protagonists . The author tells us that the H/h have a really strong attraction to each other and even love deeply each other, well as far i'm concerned i'm still looking for that. All the characters (except, i will admit, Nolen) are so versatile that 's very hard for me to love them.
I give tw
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Toni
Jan 17, 2013 Toni rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: mature
Let me start by saying that I got 75% done with this book and just had to stop. The writing style was horrible and I had to keep back tracking just to figure out which character was talking because the dialogue wasn't separated correctly. Also, the story is unrealistic. The novel contains an aspiring dancer (who has no real training) wins a lead role, a 27 year old male is a millionaire, and everyone in the story is dysfunctional. Literally, there isn't one person in the novel who is a semi norm ...more
Shelby P
This was my first book by Sienna Mynx. I liked the idea of a struggling dancer trying to have a successful career in New York and falling for the powerful and rich guy. This book was long, too long. It had too many things going on and therefore, I never really cared for any of the characters except Trish.

I would have liked to see more of Syndey and Nolen's relationship develop in a normal way. I loved their date at the skating rink. Portia was an interesting villian. Standout star was Ms. Juanit
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Adriana
Wow what can i say..

I had heard mixed reviews about this book but was eager to see for myself what it was like and i enjoyed it. It was a bit slow to start but once it got going damm i could not put it down. It was supposed to be a buddy read but i couldnt stop.

I loved that it was an Interracial Romance.

Sydney dreams of being a professional dancer and then she meets the seductive and successful Nolan Adams. As soon as Nolan sets eyes on Sydney he knows that he wants to get to know her and he doe
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Trish
I kept going back and forth as to whether i liked the book and its characters. in the end, it was just ok. she is decent writer, but the story was too much drama for me.

instead of the author sticking with 2 maybe 3 solid plots, she threw out way too many and it seemed as though i was reading a soap opera and i didn't get a chance to really embrace any one particular story arc.

with that being said, it wasn't a bad soap opera but it wasn't great either.

*spoiler* just didn't get the asphyxiation
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Savannah- Quad Motherin' Book Readin' Diva
I'm not sure how an author that is capable of what Mynx does with the Battaglia's could be responsible for this.....

Its not horrible. Its not even CLOSE to the worst I've read in this genre. But its still beneath her.

The heroine. I just don't even know where to start. Childish? Superficial? Maybe she's just annoying, I don't know. Either way, I didn't like her. That happens sometimes, so I kept trying to move past it. But then I realized I didn't much like HIM either. He doesn't seem to have any
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Purplegirl
Black Butterfly had a good mix of drama, secrets, flawed but strong Alpha, headstrong but kind of annoying female lead (but you have to like her anyway), good sex scenes and some comic relief. Oh, and a great cover. I totally enjoyed this book! Nolen was the typical rich man doing whatever he had to do to get the girl he saw and wanted on day 1. Sydney was the one that tried to fight her feelings but we all know how that ends. :)

The secondary characters held major and minor parts of the story bu
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Warpedmind
I love this book! A love story of an interracial couple Sydney and Nolen. Nolen is a high power CEO with underhanded dealings with businesses. And Sydney a girl from SC moves to NY to go for her dream to be a star in a Ballet production. The story moves back and forth through their lives and her roommates lives as well. The ending was good and left room for another book(book 2) if Ms. Sienna Mynx decides to.

I'm Juan but my friends call me Juanita.
Juanita will crack you up in the story and make
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djdavis~*Sivad*Sex Pocket
Pretty decent book considering how I found it.

Full of drama, lies, betrayal, jealousy and love. It jumped around a lot from story to story (following 3 different friends and their struggles with themselves and the lives they lead in NY). The flow of the overall book was decent but toward the end the jumping around made me dizzy and confused to the point of having to read a page more than once to make sure I was still with one character and not a new one.

The author did a wonderful job creating
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KK
Jan 12, 2012 KK rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: romance
This book was very good. There was romance but so much more. Lies, betrayal,blackmail, conspiracy and even a SEC investigation. There were also some great friendships, healing and love. Every character had some serious flaws. It was hard to anticipate from one chapter to the next if you were going to love, hate, feel sorry for, or want to slap any person in this book. There were many great sensual parts and a fantastic overall story. It does have a happy ending but closer to a happy for now. The ...more
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