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The Butterfly Project

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  5,147 ratings  ·  1,019 reviews
"Where you are is home..."

At age fourteen, Zelda Rossi witnessed the unthinkable, and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against the guilt and grief. She channels her pain into her art: a dystopian graphic novel where vigilantes travel back in time to stop heinous crimes—like child abduction—before they happen. Zelda pitches her graphic novel to several big
Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published February 28th 2017
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Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-five-stars
ALL the stars!!!!!

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I have loved every book I’ve read by Emma Scott, but I’ve not read one I’ve loved as much as The Butterfly Project. Beckett and Zelda stole my heart. Not only is this my favorite Emma Scott book to date, it’s my favorite book I’ve read so far this year. Be prepared to feel, to fall in love and to not be able to put this one down!

Zelda Rossi moves from Vegas to NYC to try to make it in the big city. She’s got a graphic novel she’s been working on and she’s trying to get it
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5 Stars!!

“…there’s so much that’s shitty in this world, when you find something that shines against all the dirt and darkness, you gravitate toward it.”

'The Butterfly Project' is gripping, moving and fantastically written. A story about two lost souls who find friendship and love in one another, Emma Scott’s latest release gave me all the feels. I was immersed in these characters’ story from the very beginning and I couldn’t p

SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! The Butterfly Project (stand-alone). Two lost souls find healing, friendship, forgivness, hope & love while working on a project!

“A butterfly flutters its wings in Malaysia and the changes in air currents cause a hurricane in Florida. I love that idea. That even one tiny action can create an enormous effect.”

The Butterfly Project (stand-alone) opens up to graphic novelist and tattoo artist Zelda Marie Rossi, Zel in New York city hoping to get a publishing dea
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
*****5 STARS*****

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I always get nervous when I read new book from one of my favorite authors and The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott was one of those. I hate the idea of having to give a shitty review to my favorite folks. Here’s the thing about me. How I feel about someone plays no part in my reviews. If you suck then you suck. If your great than your great. If your subpar than your subpar.

Thank fuck I’m don’t have to give a shitty rev
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

She’s woven herself into my life, so tightly that if I cut those threads, I’ll unravel. The warmth will seep out, the light will dim until I’m nothing but dark.

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I’ve been dying to read one of Emma Scott’s books for quite some time now and I can say without a doubt that this woman has a truly rare gift for story-telling. I see what all the hype has been about! The Butterfly Project is a tale of two lost and broken souls who are bro
Alex is The Romance Fox
'The Butterfly Project' by Emma Scott really took me by surprise. I have read other books by this author, and which I I wanted to read this one.......despite so many conflicting reviews about this book .

I am so glad I did!! It was more than just was.....
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An unique, powerful and emotional story of love, friendship, redemption, heartache, family, forgiveness, salvation, pain, kind
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

”Wasn’t love a kind of chaos theory? One small look, one smile or one word could alter the course of a life forever.”

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Emma Scott delivers a story of two tormented souls finding friendship and love in one another.

”I recognized the weight of guilt that hung around his neck, because I wore it too.”

The story is skillfully written while their fall into love is all done to perfection. The two main characters Zelda and Beckett harbor guilt from their past and hold onto th
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Jan 23, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC by Netgalley **5+** stars.

Oh, Emma.... you're such an overachiever. Amazing book.

Full review to come.

Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5+ Mesmerizing Stars!!!

Have. Mercy. Ms. Scott. A theme park needs to name a roller coaster in your honor!

I have learned before I begin to read an Emma Scott novel, to buckle up and prepare my heart for an exhilarating ride. And this ride was utter perfection and so satisfying.

I love when a book makes me FEEL every emotion possible. Joy, anger, laughter, crying, elation, heartbreak, fulfillment. And when I find myself gasping for a breath, I know I am a goner. It is what you can expect from this
Chelsea Humphrey
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was so cute! I read this in less than 24 hours (it's only around 275 pages with larger font and shorter chapters) and it was such a fresh break from all the heavy doom and gloom I typically read. While wholly predictable, it was just what I needed at the moment. I didn't have to concentrate on something complex and ever-changing and was able to appreciate this story for what it is- a delectable treat with a happy ending. Highly recommended for those who like their romance mostly happy and u ...more
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
5 stars

"But wasn’t love a kind of chaos theory? One small look, one smile or one word could alter the course of a life forever. Beckett and I were living proof.”

If I’m working a seven hours shift, starting from 8 in the morning, without even getting paid. would that justify sneaking every now and then to read a chapter or two? Specially if it such an amazing book!!

"I recognized the weight of guilt hanging around his neck, because I wore it too.”

Zelda Rossi moves into new York in an attempt to tr
Hulya Kara Yuksel
“You are my home. Where you are is home.”

Ahhh Beckett, you stole my heart. I'm absolutely in love with this story and I highly recommend it. Please, please read it asap! <3

*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

Dana Ilie
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Butterfly Project was simply all around goodness. The writing was engaging, pacing was good and I really enjoyed the dual 1st person POV. There are a couple of topics that come up that may be triggers for some, but are handled with respect and are not used gratuitously. The secondary characters are all well written. So, if you are looking for a slow building, character driven romance with characters that you’ll fall in love with almost instantly then this is a definite must read!
Chantal ❤️
Feb 26, 2017 marked it as tried-and-failed  ·  review of another edition
DNF @ 56% but I skipped to the end!

So after some spoilers from Mindy (thank you my dear), I skipped to the end.
They did get a nice ending but it was more closure on their internal struggles I was interested in.

The ending itself was a simple HFN With a possibility of more sometime in the future.

But their survivors guilt was what interested me most. Since they didn't really work for me as a couple, I was more interested in how it all worked out with their own personal demons.
It worked out amaz
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
The last painting... I was on the verge of sobbing.

Such a heartfelt story about two broken people coming together. Love is what it is about. In its every form.
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

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Dear Mrs. S,

your creations are like Kintsukuroi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, making it sturdier and more gorgeous than before. This is what you do with your characters - you take two broken people, tell their story and when you are done they are stronger and more beautiful for it.

This time you give us Zelda, who I fell in love with in "All In" because she was such a good friend to Theo,
Claire Robinson
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 - "Let's just be you and me, and no one else..." Stars!

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One thing I always know when I start a book by Emma Scott is that I am going to be in for an enjoyable, albeit likely and emotional read. And The Butterfly Effect was certainly that. Once again we are given a love story, but not quite as we know it. This is something the author excels at for me, in delivering a couple that although appear down-to-earth on the surface
5 "All the 'nesses" Stars

Oh my heart. It's light and full and brimming with emotion all at the same time. It's unique and completely engrossing. It's a favorite and a must read. The Butterfly Project is Emma Scott proving once again that her talent is boundless.

Zelda is chasing her dream after having spent the last decade running from guilt she can't get over. Writing and publishing a graphic novel is her life's ambition so moving to New York makes sense. At least until it doesn't. Leaving Vegas

Title: The Butterfly Project
Series: Companion to the Full Tilt series
Author: Emma Scott
Release date: February 28, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
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After reading the Full Tilt series, I couldn't wait to read Zelda's story. She was one of Theo's tattoo artists at his studio and a graphic novelist. I thought long and hard, and for the life of me, I couldn't come up with another book that has a heroine like her. Point one for Emma right off the bat. That's one of the things I
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
*****5 Stars*****

“A butterfly flutters its wings in Malaysia and the changes in air currents cause a hurricane in Florida. I love that idea. That even one tiny action can create an enormous effect.”


Wow! “The Butterfly Project” by Emma Scott was absolutely phenomenal, so much so that I worry no review I attempt to write will do this book the justice it deserves. I admit that I am a big fan of Emma Scott as I always love her beautifully articulated words and how she has the ability to draw me
Dee Montoya
6+++++ ~Second Chance~ Stars *******

I can't never go wrong with an Emma Scott novel. I have been suffering from a very intense book hangover, but leave it to The Butterfly Project to pull me right out of my book funk after only reading a couple of pages. This novel felt like eighty nine thousand words fluttering around my soul, making their way into my heart, and making it soar. An uplifting story about second chances that will give you all the feels, and then some...

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Zelda Rossi is a very
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I absolutely love this author!!! Love her stories, I love her writing, and good god I absolutely adore her male characters. Seriously she makes the best heroes ever. I think Theo will forever be my favorite, but Beckett Copeland sure the hell comes so close to taking over. He is male perfection, he is boyfriend perfection.... Yummmmmy and lord is he the kindest most considerate man!!!
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Zelda, Zelda, Zelda..... how I love you too!!! You're story, wow, I would have never guessed you had such int
Sophia Triad
It took me ages to finish this book and the reason for this is that it deals partly with a huge fear of mine.
As a mother of two very young children, my personal fear every time they leave the house is that somebody will take them away from me for whatever sick reason.
Every time of the day and wherever they go and whoever they are with, I am scared.

So, when the main female character has to deal with the trauma of the loss of her sister when she was a teenager, when she constantly blames herself
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 emotional "Mother May I???" stars***

“Lessening the misery of the past will lead to a brighter future.”

This is my third book by Mrs. Scott and for once again, she made me fall in love with the story but mostly with her wonderful characters....

Honestly, I could read only her books for the rest of my life!!!
She knows how to built a beautiful story with imperfect persons who are unbelievably perfect with all their flaws and their big hearts!!!
And she is managing to touch a deep part of
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Stories of humanity fans
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Zelda Rossi moved to New York City to forget her past and start anew. As a graphic novel artist, she used her art as therapy. But a rejection pushed her to the edge and desperation led her to ask from the kindness of a stranger.

Beckett Copeland made a mistake and still paying for it not only with his future but also his conscience. His guilt was choking his freedom until she breathed a new life into him. Both of them car
★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★

So many stars!! One of my top reads of the year, possibly ever!

My first read by Emma Scott, this really blew my socks off and I can without a doubt say that this book is one that I will recommend for a long time to come.

From the very first chapter I was hooked, the writing pulled me in and the characters were completely loveable and believable.

Two broken people, who find hope and happiness in each other, this story was one of forgiveness and overcoming guilt and shame in diff
Robin Hill
There is no point in my reviewing this book. If you are already an Emma Scott devotee, you one-clicked this baby the second the pre-order link was posted. And if you’ve never read Emma Scott, what could I possibly say to sway you? If you look at my reviews for her other books, it’s clear I’m a huge fan. I'm obsessed with her writing. I'm going to one-click and probably love anything she puts out. So can you trust my opinion?
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Therefore, I won’t bother telling you how much I loved The Butterfl
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"

5 “red balloons” stars

I tried three times to write this review. I was always erasing and changing trying to make it better. Until I realized it did not have to be perfect. Like the heroes my review will have flaws because I could never compare to Emma Scott’s writing.
So what?
I will follow a beloved author’s advice: write like no one will ever read you. That way you’ll be true to yourself.

First of all I loved the book.
Emma Scott is now right alongside authors like Amy Harmon,
Jeannine Allison

A little over a year ago (February 14th, to be exact) I finished my first Emma Scott novel, How to Save a Life, and I loved it. To quote myself, it pulled me in from the very beginning... It was as true then as it is now; her words pull me in. When I read the Full Tilt duet last year, as much as I loved the characters, I think I loved the message more. And I feel the exact same way about this one. Don't get me wrong, the characters are fucking phenomenal, but there is something about her storyte
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