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Dragonflies - The Duncan Peters Files

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From the Author of How to catch Butterflies books 1 & 2 comes the first book in the Dragonflies Trilogy.

Be prepared to read a story that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Duncan Peters is not your typical Alpha CEO, Playboy - He is a good man with a painful past. - Ex Military (SAS) now a Senior Partner at Blackcard.
He is a natural born tactician with a
2, 592 pages
Published January 23rd 2014
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Jessica Spoon
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story is unlike any I've read. I was expecting an amazing typical romance novel. But this story is truly The Duncan Peters Files. It is the story of his life. It focuses mostly on his friendship with Rubin Miller. The story spans more than 20 years of his life. Now, while there is romance and sex (truly hot sex that makes you have to go take a "quick break" under the sheets) the touching part is of the brotherhood that these two men share and the two women that change their lives and the ...more
Feb 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
I'm bewildered by the high ratings for this - did we read the same book?

Unfortunately, the writing style in this didn't work for me; there were too many long run-on sentences, spelling errors and grammatical howlers for my liking. I'm afraid I found that really distracting. A little advance warning about some of the subject matter would have been welcome too - one tragedy that Duncan suffered is a complete no-go for me and not something I wish to unwittingly read about in a 'romance'. Sorry, but
Hooked On Books
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I was given this book to read in turn for an honest review!!!

I have never read any of Samantha Fontiens work before, but I was lucky enough to be asked to do a review of this book and loved it. I will definitely be reading more of her books. You will need tissues handy!!!!

This is not your typical Romance story, its span out over more than 20 years. Rubin and Duncan are best friends they have served in the Armed Forces together and have always been by each others side. This is their life
Christy McCurry
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow pretty amazing read... I am teetering between 4 and 5 stars,
My review is not going to be very lengthy because I am still trying to recover and mend my broken heart..
I Loved The Duncan Peters Files, when I first starting reading I wasn't so sure about it, things starting moving to quickly years was flying by leaving me with tons of questions, but then BAM out of nowhere the story had captivated me and I could not put it down.. This is definitely not your traditional love story. It is
Jan 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: full-speed-ahead
I was given a ARC for my honest review.

Duncan was in How to Catch Butterflies 1 & 2 and in there we learned a lot about him and fell in love with his crazy and eccentric ways. He was a character you enjoyed and he could get the job done. This time around it's his time to tell his story and we learn what makes Duncan him and what makes him tick. We learn a lot about him. This story takes you on a action packed ride and does not disappoint. You laugh, you cry, you almost pee your pants. We
Sally Orchard
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dragonflies the Duncan Peters files
I had the pleasure to edit this book for Author Samantha Fontien. This book is one long rollercoaster of emotions. We first meet Duncan in Samantha's first two books "How to catch Butterflies parts 1 and 2
We now get to know the real Duncan and his brother in arms Rubin Miller(whom I love by the way)
You will laugh at what theses two can get up to and the situations they end up in.
This story takes you through the years of Duncan and Rubin leaving university and
Kaye Helm
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Having read Samantha's 'How to Catch Butterflies 1 & 2' I was eager to get my hands on this book. Duncan was a stand out minor character in the other books, and one of my favourites! I was really excited that she was writing her third book about him.
Let me tell you, it did not disappoint!

In this book we get to find out why Duncan is the way he is. Plus there is the bonus of his crazy Scottish friend, Rubin. These two guys get up to some mischief, but there are some serious undertones, and I
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Samantha Fontien has done it again. With every page you turn you are taken on a journey through your senses and emotions!! Samantha's books are like pieces of a puzzle .. They all fit together, you don't have to read them in totally the right order but together there is a much bigger picture and you are left wanting more!! Being taken through the time and history of peoples live, watching relationships grow and crumble .. Laughing and crying with them .. With the most amazing well written ...more
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing

~By Nicola~

I have a home run with Samanthas books :) 4 for 4 now! So when Sam told me she was writing another book i instantly thought Oh, another Butterfly book! How wrong was i!?

We first meet Mr Peters in the Butterfly books, not that you have to have read them to read this. So i knew what kind of guy i was getting involved with when i picked my kindle up. It reads completely different from Sams other books, is this a bad thing i hear you ask? Not completely, No. Once you get your head round
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First Impressions ***

I was skeptical about this book in the first few chapters, Duncan is a nice, decent, sexy guy who returns home from war only to find his Wife in bed riding some other guy.. gut wrenching for him but it isnt long before he finds his one so at this point I am thinking. Hmmm well this is going well, hes found his girl & now they will live HEA...WRONG!!

Final Impressions - Review *****

I ALWAYS write a first impressions chapter but i generally dont post it in my final review
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Im completely in love with this story of Duncan Peters and Rubin Miller! Although Rubins name is not part of the title, it is as much his story as it is Duncans.

They are best mates, ever since they met at university. Theyre academically gifted and take the same paths of study. They both go through officer training together for SAS. They serve side-by-side in the military. And they always have each others backs. Best. Friends. When one is down, the other one picks him up. When one experiences
Kia-lin Klink-holmes
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ok so can I say HOLY SEXNESS (ok that might not be a word but I wish it was) Well lets put it this way if you like hot military men , action, and sex this is a book for you. Samantha also know for How to Catch Butterflies book 1 & 2 has come with her third book Dragonflies and for those of you who have already read How To Catch Butterflies have already got a glimpse of Duncan.

Now let me tell you this is nothing like HTCB at all this is a male POV and its HOT. We all know ladies what males
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
This is the 1st book Ive read from the pen of Samantha Fontien and after my initial settling in period I can tell you it wont be the last.

I have to say it took me a good 30% of the way in to get into Samanthas writing style. Especially when I usually read first person, to then be suddenly swept up in 3rd person and done the way Samantha does it took me a bit of settling in. It did take a while to feel fully at ease with the text and be swept up in the story.

I also had images of Biggles at the
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
My Review: Review copy provided (tour host 2/6) (blitz 1/26)

4-4.5 heartbreaking stars!

I had to sit of this one for a while before I could review it. It really had me messed up but in a good way.
Gosh where do I begin? My emotions were all over the place with this book. Poor Duncancouldnt the guy get a break? This book starts off with Duncan being completely shattered and his best friend and essentially brother Rubin helps pick up the pieces and try to get him back together. This seems to be a
4 1/2 Stars from Iva for Kota's Book Kollection

"The timeline spans over 20 years so there are jumps in time. These are all well documented by the author and only once did I backtrack trying to work out what had happened and where the characters were at. I believe the author needs to be applauded on successfully writing a book that covered so many years without the characters or the story becoming tiresome. Not many authors can do that.

The sex scenes exhibit a beautiful flowing prose that make
Laura Smith
Dec 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of beta reading this book for Samantha Fontien and OMFG, WOW, WTF and all those other words that came out of my mouth whilst reading this. Samantha takes you on one hell of a roller coaster of emotions so make sure you have the tissues ready because you are going to need them!

Dragonflies is a standalone book about Duncan Peters. And for those who have read "How to Catch Butterflies" Book #1 & #2 (and I hope thats the majority of you!), will know exactly who I'm talking
My Secret Book Spot
Jun 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed
Dragonflies- The Duncan Peters Files by Samantha Fontien

1 of 5 Stars

Let me first begin by saying that my taste in literature is very broad and I have a very open mind when it comes to reading and reviewing, regardless of my personal preferences.

The Duncan Peters Files has bored me from page one. I usually read at least one book per day but this one has had me stymied for quite a while. I've tried reading in many different situations and even attempted to force myself to finish reading it so
Jeanette Oglesby
5 Blow Me Away Stars

I didnt know what to expect from this book, all I knew was that while reading the synopsis the mentioning of Alpha, CEO, and Playboy caught my eye. I knew I had to give it a try. Dragonflies is unlike any book that I have read. It took me on such a rollercoaster of a ride through so many emotions. I was fanning myself one minute because of the hotness, laughing another minute and crying the next and this was an ugly cry at that. I usually try to stay away from the ugly cry
Eye Candy Bookstore
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Duncan Peters Files was a brilliant read. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey I took with Duncan and his best mate Rubin (yes, I am British now). The book follows the two through their years, with a beautiful story of love, loss, and friendship (with a lot of hot sex in the mix too).

I fell head over heels for these two military men. Their friendship was just amazing to read about. The ups and down they each had (especially Duncan, I was completely heartbroken for him) were written so well, I
Samantha Roberts
Wow firstly I think every book this author writes is going to be a 5 star book for me!

I have very puffy eyes so you will definitely need tissue or what ever helps you with ugly cry books!

This book is about Duncan Peters. You read about Duncan in How to catch butterflies book 1 & 2....but this book you get to know him and you see over 20 years of his life. From the friendship with the "Fucking Legend" Rubin Miller to the love of his life. There is twists and turns you don't see coming at
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
OMG The Duncan Peters Files the story hit so many emotional chords. There are tear jerking and heartbreaking moments for sure. I usually avoid books that make me cry but, wow I loved this book and it meant that I was fully invested. I couldn't put the book down and finished reading it in one long setting. The Duncan Peters Files is listed to have about 592 pages. Samantha Fontein even gives you a playlist at the front of the book. (I love playlists that's how I find a lot of my music)

I don't
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-it
I must say Im really bad I haven't read Sams other books so I did not know what to expect. But what I did get was a whole lot more..!!

We look,feel all that good stuff as we read the carrys on with Duncan and Rubin 2 best buds who are more like brothers who fight for their country.

I must say MineMineMine lol I loved these 2 they can come and take me out whenever they want lol. you have Duncan who likes the women but not a big player, then you have Rubin who is a big tart lol, The sex hell the sex
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kindle Copy for Review

This is not a typical straightforward story line. Its about a lifelong friendship and their struggles along the way and the females they left along the way.

We meet Duncan Peters at first still in the military when he returns home to find that his wife wants a divorce and is pregnant with another mans child. He turns to his best friend Rubin Miller and ends up drinking and ended up in a threesome due to Rubin lifestyle.

Out of military they end up forming a successful
Feb 05, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I struggle between 3.5-4 stars.
This was not quite what I expected. The story had potential but I think it got lost in the length of the book, there was more filler than necessary in my opinion.
I liked Duncan, but I expected more. I don't know what exactly but more of the relationship maybe and less unnecessary storyline to fill pages, at least that's how it felt to me and I'm sure judging by the ratings some will disagree with me.
For the beginning of a series with Duncan as a main character I
The Book Fairy Reviews
Mysterious and swoon worthy that is how I would describe Duncan Peters. His Best friend loyal to a fault shares in his pain, sorrows and happiness. This book goes through a life time of 20 years. The ups and downs that make him the made is today, and through it all he has friend at his side.
An emotional roller coaster this book will give you intense highs and the lowest of lows where you are sobbing at the screen of your e-reader.
This is the first book that I have read of Samantha Fontien and
Lita Thomas
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was provided this book for a honest review. Dragonflies- The Duncan Peters Files it the first book in the Dragonfly trilogy is the story of Duncan Peters life and his friendship with his mate Rubin. This is a story filled with love, betrayal, friendship and death. Two guys who are living life to the fullest. Having met in University and forging a friendship that stands the test of time. I laughed, smiled, frowned and even cried. The story was an emotional roller coaster with many highs and ...more
Stacy Skeels
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I brought this book and I'm glad I did. This book, this story it will stay with you forever, a story you will never forget and will stay in your heart forever. Duncan is such an amazing character and to follow his story is like being on a rollercoaster you won't want to get off but ride again and again, the highs are brilliant and you find yourself smiling and laughing and then you get the lows with ugly crying and I did and you just can't help it. Then you have the brilliant Ruben that will ...more
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just finished this story and it was just awesome! Never ever read anything like it and I think that was what I liked about it the most. This story spans over 20 years from the time Duncan gets home from the military to him him getting his HEA. As you know when he got home he found his wife in bed with her co-worker. To say the least he was shocked and pissed. He calls his best friend Rubin and they party hard! Who could blame the guy? Rubin is only showing him what's all out there. However ...more
Stacy Skeels
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I brought this book and I'm glad I did. This book, this story it will stay with you forever, a story you will never forget and will stay in your heart forever. Duncan is such an amazing character and to follow his story is like being on a rollercoaster you won't want to get off but ride again and again, the highs are brilliant and you find yourself smiling and laughing and then you get the lows with ugly crying and I did and you just can't help it. Then you have the brilliant Ruben that will ...more
Melissa Miller-Mattern
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book follows the friendship and lives of Duncan Peters (who was introduced in How to Catch Butterflies 1 & 2) and his best-friend Rubin Miller. Instead of the story focusing over a short period of time, the book spans over 20 years of Duncan and Rubins lives. Both men are very intelligent but also trained killers. Duncan is the fun-loving guy and Rubin is the ladys man. Both men find themselves in various situations that will leave the reader laughing, crying, and on the edge of their ...more
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Samantha was born and raised in West London (UK). Being from an Irish and musical family, she was reared with a pen in one hand and a guitar in the other. For many years, she had a successful career working as a Division Manager in the Recruitment industry. In 1997, she married her husband and has been living in the rural countryside of Ireland, since 1998. There, they raise their two children, ...more

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