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Butterfly (Butterfly Trilogy #1)

4.20  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,778 Ratings  ·  275 Reviews
Above an exclusive men's store on Rodeo Drive there is a private club called Butterfly, where women are free to act out their secret erotic fantasies. Only the most beautiful and powerful women in Beverly Hills are invited to join... JESSICA--The lawyer, who longs for the days when men were men, and women dressed to please them.

TRUDIE--The builder, who wants a man who will
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Paperback, 500 pages
Published April 28th 2005 by Authors Choice Press (first published 1974)
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Joy
Sep 15, 2011 Joy rated it really liked it
I don't usually put my "trashy" reading books on my book count, so when I picked up this one earlier this week I didn't bother putting it up on this site. I read this for the first time when I was a teenager, as it was one of the random books around in my house at the time, but I only had a vague memory of how it played out. The book is MUCH better than I remembered, with a good story that spans decades providing the framework for the private club that provides the book with its name. Butterfly ...more
Candace
Jul 23, 2012 Candace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me start off by saying that Kathryn Harvey's Butterfly is an excellent, EXCELLENT read and I am very happy to have been able to read and review it! I went into Butterfly having already bunched it into a certain clique of books (BAD, CANDACE!) Google it and you will find Butterfly in the same sentence as Fifty Shades of Grey, with words like erotica thrown around every which way. So I thought to myself, "OK, I'm ready for an erotic tale of romance, sex, romance, sex, and then true love winnin ...more
Shelly
Jul 06, 2012 Shelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My review was originally posted on my blog {Dive} Under the Cover...

I loved this book, there is no other way to start this review. It was written in 1988, but really other than the lack of things like cell phones, laptops, etc...you would never know it. I devoured this 500 page book in less than a 36 hour period, so for me that's probably about 5 hours of reading give or take. I couldn't put it down, I just had to know what was going to happen next!

The author does such a great job with the set
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Darkshadow
Bu yorum 5. ÜKG Blog Tur çerçevesinde Kitap Hayvanı'nın Günlüğü 'nde yayınlandı.

Öncelikle belirtme gereği duyuyorum ki, Kelebek sanıldığı gibi Fifty Shades ve benzeri kitaplara benzemiyor. Tamam, yalan söylemeyeceğim; ilk başta ben de öyle sanmıştım. Ancak hem yayınevinin söylemi üzerine hem de okuduğum yorumlardan sonra öyle olmadığını düşünmeye başladım. Ta ki kitabı okuyana kadar. O zaman erotic romance diye bildiğimiz, yani cinsellik üzerine kurulu aşkı anlatan kitaplara hiç de benzemediğin
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I read this book after my first boyfriend and I ended our relationship. While I've seen others write that this book is not really erotica or that it's about a poor making it rich story, I'm not really interested in classifying it as either. I flagged this as erotica only because of the women being satisfied by a club catering to their sexual tastes.

Warning! ~ this is where it gets personal
The reason why I rated this book with 5 stars is because even after close to 20 years, I still remember this
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Kelly
May 06, 2010 Kelly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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İnci Puyan
Feb 09, 2013 İnci Puyan rated it it was amazing
http://illekitap.blogspot.com/2013/02...

Öncelikle yorumumu yapmadan önce sizleri bir konuda bilgilendirmek istiyorum. Bu kitap çıktığında +18 olduğuna ilişkin yorumlar, uyarmalar oldu. Kitap kesinlikle +18 değil.
Kitabı gerek kapak tasarımı gerekse arka kapak konusunda merak uyandırıcı tanıtımı ile Tüyap'ta almıştım ve o zamandan beri de biraz sallıyordum çünkü erotik bir kitap olduğunu sanıyordum. Ancak kitabı ertelediğime pişman oldum ve erotizm içerikli yorumları dikkate aldığıma da kendi kend
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...


Butterfly is an exclusive club for ‘lonely’ women, concealed within the confines of a high-end Beverly Hills men’s shop. Successful doctor Linda, high-powered attorney Jessica, and swimming pool contractor Trudie, are all members. Each is looking for that elusive something that will make their lives complete. Each of these women are successful in their professions, at a time when these are male dominated areas. But who is the driving
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Tara Chevrestt
Oct 12, 2009 Tara Chevrestt rated it really liked it
A wonderful read! Total female empowerment. Think of a group of 4 women that have been used, abused, and cast aside by men in their lifetime and sexually unsatisfied everytime to boot. These four women become successful business women and they open up a little business... catering to the fantasies of women. Lots of successful women show up at Butterfly to pay for and recieve what they do not get at home. I found it to be a very original idea and enjoyed reading about women that shun traditional ...more
Nihan
Jan 25, 2013 Nihan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vuhu ne kitaptı be! Rachel'la beraber intikam hırsıyla doldum kitap boyunca ve sonunda da yüzümde geniiş bir sırıtma vardı. Feminen tarzda yazılan kitapları seviyorum. Bu kitap da bu tarzın değişik ve güzel bir örneği olarak kitaplığımda yerini aldı. Önce babası, sonra aşık olduğunu sandığı adam tarafından hayatı daha küçücük yaşta cehenneme dönen bir kızı öyküsü. Bu kızın daha sonra yaşamasının tek sebebi alacağı intikam oluyor. Her şey ilmik ilmik örülüyor resmen, yazar çok iyi işlemiş kurguyu ...more
Circa
Mar 28, 2016 Circa rated it it was amazing
I found this one on the trashy book dollar rack at my local bookstore but I wouldn't classify this as glitter trash or smut, even though the back cover teases this. It's more of a slow, patient, obsessive revenge story with some Butterfly client stories thrown in. I think Beverly's character is a bad-ass but in a kind of cold, and borderline one-dimensional way like Clint Eastwood. Her lack of true character development made the climatic revenge scene the novel builds to sort of dissatisfying. I ...more
Nihawmi
Aug 10, 2013 Nihawmi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kadınların başrolda olduğu bir roman okumak güzeldi :) Ve belkide en güçlü kadın karakterler Top 10 listesine yeni giren ve yerini sağlamlaştıran Beverley'i okumak hoştu. Ama En Bastar/Asshole/SonofBitch erkek karakterler listesine 1. sırdan giren Danny'i okumak o kadar da güzel değildi malesef.
Hanife
Bu yorum aynı zamanda ÜKG Blog Turu adına Romancekolikte yayınlanmıştır.

Romance'ten biraz sıkılıp farklı şeylere yönelmek istediğim bir dönemde Kelebek'i okuduğuma seviniyorum.Benim için oldukça değişik bir kurguydu. Sanırım ben böyle kitapları seviyorum. Daha önce de aynı bu şekilde çoklu anlatımı olan, geçmiş ile geleceğin anlatıldığı kitaplar okumuştum. Sanırım en güzel örnek Dantel - Shirley Conrad olacaktır. Beni sürekli okumaya yönelten hep bir entrika bulunuyor hikayelerinde. Kathryn'in
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HÜLYA
Jan 26, 2013 HÜLYA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kelebek Kathryn Harvey
BUTTERFLY Üçlemesinin ilk kitabı olan orjinal adı Butterfly olan Kelebek romanının Goodreads Puanı 5/4,19 Benim puanım ise 5/5 muhteşem bir kitap idi..Kapağından çevirisine kadar..Son zamanlardaki vasat kitaplardan sonra rahat bir nefes aldırdı..

Uzun zamandır beni böylesine film gibi etkileyen bir kitap okumadım. Öyle ki yıllar önce TRT'de Best Seller romanlardan uyarlanan o şahane dizileri anımsattı bana..Umarım bu serinin dizisi çekilir..
Hikayeden öyle romantik bir aşk h
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Keksisbaby
Jun 04, 2015 Keksisbaby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Als die 14 jähre Ausreißerin Rachel dem charismatischen Danny begegnet, schenkt sie ihm all ihre Liebe, nur um zwei Jahre später sich in der Gosse wiederzufinden. Er hat sie verkauft, missbraucht und ihr, ihr Kind genommen. Sie schwört, dass sie ihn vernichten wird, wenn der richtige Zeitpunkt gekommen ist, doch darüber kann der schöne Danny Mackay nur müde lächeln. Ihr Hass wird zum Treibstoff ihres Handelns und Strebens. Rachel verändert ihr Aussehen, nimmt einen neuen Namen an und wird unvors ...more
Beth Dean
Yeah, so I read a review of this book from a fellow blogger who couldn't recommend it enough, loved every page! I swear they were as high as a kite when they were writing that because I've never read a book which has wasted my time more.

This is why: One, the characters. Beverly and her horrific past. Don't get me wrong it was horrific however the author seemed to see her revenge as all and everything in her life and I just couldn't help but want more for her. I then got more and more frustrated
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Joe Theer
Sep 17, 2011 Joe Theer rated it it was amazing
Above an exclusive men's store on Rodeo Drive there is a private club called Butterfly, where women are free to act out their secret erotic fantasies. Only the most beautiful and powerful women in Beverly Hills are invited to join ...

Jessica—The lawyer, who longs for the days when men were men, and women dressed to please them

Trudie—The builder, who wants a man who will challenge her-all of her-with no holds barred

Linda—The surgeon, who uses masks to unmask the desires she hides even from hersel
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Neesi
Feb 08, 2013 Neesi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-faves
I first read "Butterfly" by Kathryn Harvey when I was 14 years old. I borrowed it from the library and now that I think about it 20 years later, how could they have let a 14 year old borrow this book? Haha But I'm glad I was able to. It gave out the message of "watch your back". Influencing the reader to be careful of who you trust. This story is about starting from the lowest you can be to becoming someone strong and powerful and succeeding in revenge. Of all the books I have read as a young ad ...more
Debra
This book wasn't bad, but it was long and took me a while to get into. The main storyline was actually an interesting tale of revenge and could have stood alone. I found the stories about the women who went to Butterfly however, didn't really add anything to the storyline and were a bit of a distraction.

Contrary to reviews that promote this book as sexy, or erotic, some even lumping it in with 50 Shades, it is none of that. There is no romance, and the few sex scenes are not in any way graphic
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Deianaera
Apr 29, 2013 Deianaera rated it really liked it
You ever crave a a delicious, sinful treat? I remember reading this book as a teenager and loving it in all its trashy goodness. I had a yen to revisit this story, so I picked it and started reading from the beginning. I went to bed at 4am after finishing it. And it was as good as I remembered. No spoilers, but fair warning - this book has NO redeeming social value. It exists for a fun read. If you read this expecting some degree of literary value, you'll be disappointed. Read it because it's fu ...more
Donald Scott
Apr 03, 2015 Donald Scott rated it really liked it
The term "sweet revenge" could have been coined specifically for this novel, a Sidney Sheldon-esque tale of glamour and money and two very divergent personalities: the mysterious, ice-cold Los Angeles entrepreneur Beverly Garland, who owns one of the most fashionable and popular upscale men's clothing stores in Los Angeles (which has its own secrets) ... and Daniel Mackay, who came from poverty and desperation and his own passel of dirty secrets to become one of the nation's leading televangelis ...more
Jennifer
Oct 18, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it
this is not my normal book but because of a friend's recommendation I decided to give it a try. I am not really into romance novels or trashy novels as you would call them but this one actually has a pretty involved story which makes the reading fun and interesting. there's not as many romance type-scenes as to be expected in this type of a novel which helped me get through it a little bit faster. I am excited to read the second one to see where they take the storyline.
Mari
Apr 05, 2015 Mari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A capa e a sinopse me fizeram crer que ele seria um livro completamente no estilo hot, uma estilo que não costuma me agradar nem um pouco, mas surpreendentemente esse não foi o caso. É o primeiro livro de uma trilogia, mas que pode, sim, ser lido como livro único e apresenta uma trama muito bem trabalhada.

Penei muito para me decidir que nota dar para este livro. Ficava em uma eterna luta entre o 3 e o 4, porque na verdade queria dar 3,5, mas acabei me resolvendo pelo 4 pelo simples motivo dele t
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Jen
Jun 04, 2015 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Powerful emotions make it easy to hold a grudge. When you've been treated so badly that you plot how you can get your revenge decades later, that takes holding a grudge to an entirely different level. Kathryn Harvey's Butterfly is a story about revenge, sex, and morality.

To read this, and other book reviews, visit my website: http://makinggoodstories.wordpress.com/.

Let's face it, we all think about sex and each person has a different relationship with sex. For the clients at Butterfly, they migh
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Cheryl Wyatt
Feb 09, 2016 Cheryl Wyatt rated it really liked it
I have to admit I was sucked into this story and enjoyed it through to the end. It had flaws, but overall if I can finish a (thicker) book in under 2 months, I must have liked it. I'm not much of a feminist, but the whole girl-power theme was fun and motivating, and I liked how even though the main character was hell-bent on revenge (which I don't believe in), she did is with dignity and grace and helped many people along the way; including a few men. The author didn't make every man in the book ...more
Angela
Jul 21, 2012 Angela rated it it was amazing
Read this book when I was in high school and loved it. All my high school girl friends read this book as well and this was definitely a favorite of ours. Until now! After more than 15 years, we are still talking about this book.
Jpl1966
Nov 18, 2012 Jpl1966 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was close to putting it down at the beginning, then it took a turn. The backstory was great connecting it with the present story. Yes it is a girl book, but very interesting plot from a guys point of view.
Ana Zuky
Feb 04, 2014 Ana Zuky rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lido
No livro nos deparamos com varias estoria diferentes de pessoas diferentes,mas todas tem algo em comum, algo que tenham que superar,uma dor,um amor,um sentimento.
E o club Buttefly lhes dá isso "A Cura" .Butterfly é somente conhecido pelas associadas que são escolhidas a dedo.E cada associada tem direito de indicar uma pessoa de sua confiança.
Os personagens foram bem elaborados e colocados na estoria.
A escritora soube como capturar tudo e ajeitar no livro,deixando-o único.
O enredo é bem explicado
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Megan
Jan 07, 2009 Megan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
This book is soooo corny. So bad you have to like it. Kathryn Harvey must watch a lot of dayime soaps & Lifetime movies ;)
Courtney Nuckels
Jan 17, 2013 Courtney Nuckels rated it it was amazing
amazing!!!!! One of the best books ive read in a long while. ...more
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Barbara Wood was born on 30 January 1947 in Warrington, Lancashire, England, UK. Together with her parents and older brother, she immigrated to the United States. She grew up in Southern California and attended Los Angeles Schools. After High School, Barbara attended the University of California at Santa Barbara but left to train as a surgical technician. During this time, Barbara held numerous jo ...more
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