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Dylan Walker has spent six years trying to move on from the loss of his girlfriend, Presley Cooper. Motivated by grief and the desire to do for others what he couldn’t do for her, he burns the candle at both ends to make it through medical school. After graduation he moves west, putting as much distance as possible between his past and his present.

Or so he thought.

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Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published July 24th 2017
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
”All I want is you. I don’t care if you’re broken. I’ll take every piece of you.”

Would you believe me if I told you that I never read anything like this book? Because it’s the truth and I was surprised about how much I actually enjoyed this. I can’t even remember how “Flutter” ended up on my TBR pile but apparently someone wrote an intriguing review about it and this made me curious enough to add it to my list. *lol* Whoever that person was: Thank you! ;-)

”I don’t want to feel helpless,” Dylan
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Bridgett
Mar 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I signed up for 3 months of free Kindle Unlimited in December...it expires this week, so I decided to read one final freebie, and based on it's stellar reviews, I opted for Flutter.

It's an okay story...quite far-fetched from a medical perspective. And there really isn't anything new or original here. It's essentially the story of a man trying to move on with his life after losing his girlfriend to suicide. Following his graduation from medical school, he travels to California to complete his res
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Jennifer Kyle
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars
Bookadmirer
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This book is so good. It gave me so many feels.



This is me reading this book.



Now someone hold me because I am wrecked.



This book is tragic. The author is really talented. There were times I was completely shocked by the event that was playing out. Dylan and Presley are a perfect match. What happened to Presley was terrible. Presley's father should rot in jail. I didn't feel any sympathy for Presley's mother either.



Cody's story was kinda felt predictable, it
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Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been reading Olivia's books since the beginning and Flutter is her BEST.BOOK.YET bar none.
With edge of your seat suspense, a thought-provoking storyline, characters who are real to their very core, and let's not forget—a well thought out narrative—Evans has shown readers her growth as an author and this wordsmith is not to be missed.
Heartfelt love, cunningness and heartbreak come full circle to create a story that is addicting and unpredictable yet exciting in every way. My heart raced, t
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Rebecca Woodward
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
This was a recommendation and wow! I am so glad I started reading because once I started I didn't put it down. This is a true love story mixed with loss and angst. A plot with a couple twists and turns. And thankfully the author gives a wonderful HEA. I was never bored or tired reading this epic story. A must read.
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars

‘When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.’ – Dalai Lama

And wasn’t this the story that encompassed the human strength! We were glued….completely consumed by Flutter from the moment we started reading, and it was a feeling that didn’t subside one little bit until we finished. What a unique, well delivered, gripping, suspenseful and emotional read, told
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Debbie
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars Flutter is a suspenseful, very moving and poignant story, hitting all the emotional hot spots! And boy does this one deal with some tough deep issues, like deppression, mental illness, abortion and loss. It's all in there. From the emotional end, Olivia did really, really well. I was 100% invested in Presley and Dylan's story.
I did have issues, at times, with how the plot line was executed. There were some areas that, I believe, needed more detail and development to make them conceiva
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Reanell Tisdale
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying how much I love this cover. The story inside? Absolute perfection. It is definitely making my favorites of 2017...and all time favorites! Olivia Evans really blew me away with Flutter.

This story is unlike any I've ever read. The plot is so unique and the characters are so well developed. This is a book I won't soon forget.

*full review to come*
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
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4.5 Stars

‘When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.’ – Dalai Lama

And wasn’t this the story that encompassed the human strength! We were glued….completely consumed by Flutter from the moment we started reading, and it was a feeling that didn’t subside one little bit until we finished. What a unique, well delivered, gripping, suspenseful and emotional read, told
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Angela
While FLUTTER could have been a moving and poignant examination of the effects of trauma (view spoiler) on a high-school relationship and beyond, the key points of the plot were too inconceivable for me to take the novel seriously. Set in the present day, the story flashes back six years to the high school romance of Dylan and Presley and the events and people that drove them apart. Though a relatively typical romantic plot a ...more
Sally
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-almost-5
4.5 Stars
I loved this book! I loved it from beginning to end! I loved the characters both main AND secondary. My favorites being the Grandma, she was SO BADASS!!! As well as Zach, I just adored him! This book had a great flow which went from past to present seamlessly and before you people bitch about not liking the whole past to present thing (ahemmm LORI) it was totally essential to tell how the characters got to where they are and it just worked perfectly! The editing was ON POINT which is AL
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So this is the first time I've heard of this author and all I can say is wow. This is a truly brilliant read. I started it last night and finished it tonight. I did not wanna put it down. In fact I was sitting on a bus today with the kid singing beside me and I was sneaking in a few pages.

No matter what I say I'm not going to be able to give this book the review it deserves. At the minute all I can think is wow,yay, a must read. I read quite a bit so a different kinda storyline always gets me c
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Olivia Evans
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
FLUTTER IS NOW LIVE!!!!
Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Fluttering Stars ~

FULL REVIEW to come for Blog Tour....... So Good!!! Definitely 1-click this book when it is released!!

FULL REVIEW Now Posted::
What an AMAZING book!!!

This book is both heart aching and heartwarming. I will say this, this book does cover the tough subject of mental health and how we cope with it and those who suffer from it.

I thought this book was very well written and very well researched. You can tell the au
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Clare
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG where to start with this amazing book!
I first wanted to read this story as I really liked the blurb and I love discovering new authors. On first seeing the cover of the book it attracted me to it even more, and as the story plays out you get to realise why such an incredible design was chosen as it's a really fitting design and it's very significant to the story, I totally love it.
The story is based around Presley Cooper and Dylan Walker, two young lovers that become separated through deceit
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Kaitlyn
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I take different things away from different books all the time while reading. I learn something new, look at something differently, and so on..... what I can never ever predict is how much of an impact a book is going to have on me, how special it's going to be, how mind blowing, and just simply how important. Flutter was all I wanted it to be and more. It was everything I look for in a book and more! It was a masterpiece! It was epic. It was simply put.... EVERYTHING!!!

I've read two now three
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Christina Szczepan-santos
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW just WOW!!!
I don't even know where to begin with this story.
Olivia killed it, in the best way.
This story was so refreshing. Different than the same things out there now.

Dylan and Presley, oh how you feel for them and their circumstances so much.

This book has many turns and you're on the edge throughout the whole book.

You can see how Olivia did her research for this book.

One click this book, it's so amazing.

*arc for an honest review*
Maria Naydenova
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a heartbreakingly beautiful story that was. It completely ripped me apart but then put me back together. It was a perfect mixture of painful, sweet and romantic. It kept me on the edge the whole time and I cheered for Dylan to succeed in his mission, turning the pages like crazy to see what was going to happen. I felt sadness for the whole situation those two found themselves in. Some part were excruciatingly painful and brutal to read. They broke my heart and made me cry, but there were th ...more
Blagica
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Flutter by Olivia Evans published by Expresso Book Tours is amazing! I was given an advanced copy for my honest review and I can’t wait to tell you how AMAZING it is. There are few books lately that I can say that I loved. THIS ONE tops the charts for me it was so good I finished it in one long sitting and it will be one that I recommend to everyone that loves a good thriller. This is my first book by Olivia Evans but I hope it won’t be my last. I originally choose this book because I feel in lo ...more
Bette Hansen
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An amazing book you don't want to miss. It's a gripping story from the very first page and you won't be able to put it down. Lots of books touch me for various reasons but this one touched me deep and left me with chills. It's a story of lies, secrets, deception, and a powerful love that in the end is what it takes to unravel the truth. Presley Cooper and Dylan Walker are two characters that will stay with you long after you've finished reading this book. I'm not going to give many details on th ...more
Melanie Moreland
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Flutter.
Want a book with love, pain, angst, and a great plot twist – or two? Then this is the one for you. Ms Evans kept me guessing, biting my lip, and turning the page as fast as possible. Great suspense with a “set” of secondary characters with a story of their own that was gripping.
Romantic, nail biting suspense at it’s best! My heart fluttered with every new angle!

Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Flutter was the first Olivia Evans book I have read and honestly it blew me away. I felt the gripping emotion throughout the story and was glued to my kindle from the beginning. It was equally heartbreaking and heartwarming and made such a profound impression that I could not get enough!

Dylan Walker has spent six years trying to move  in from the loss of his girlfriend, Presley Cooper. But when he decides to move away and get a fresh start, he realizes that not all is what it seems. He sees Pres
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Martyk
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know where to start with this review. This book? It was freaking amazing! Just so so so good. Truly wonderful. The delicate topics were handled beautifully. Some books just read and some read like a movie. This read like a movie. Just so amazing. So very well written.
Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri
4.5 - 5 - In Flutter, Olivia Evans spins a wicked web of intrigue, layered with intense plot twists and turns. You need to go into this book blind and expect a wild ride on a crazy train of emotions. I didn’t expect this! This romantic suspense story made my heart flutter. This unputdownable story is one-click worthy.
Selene Kallan
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, contemporary
So many feels.
I really liked it, though I had to stop at times due to the hopelessness. But I am glad I pulled through.
The ending was very satisfying.
And I love Dylan.
Nat Codrington
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Olivia's writing for many years now, so when she announced this as her next stand-alone novel, I was beyond excited. The blurb was enticing and pulled me in on the get-go. After reading it, I don't even know where to begin with this incredible, thought-provoking novel. The story is centred around Dylan Walker coming face to face with Presley Cooper, the love of his life who he thought was lost to him forever. The timeline fluctuates between the past and present day, showcasi ...more
Shelby
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Let me tell you. Drop what you're doing and read this book. Honestly, that's what I have to say.

I've been a fan of Olivia's work since a friend of mine introduced me to Brooklyn & Beale. With each novel, her writing gets deeper, her characters get more complex and her stories get even more sophisticated. A talented author tells a great story. A phenomenal author weaves details and history with deep character roots to produce something profound
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Sally
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about this book? You really hit this one out of the park, Olivia! So much I could say, but I don’t want to give away too much. This book needs to be “felt” and savored. My emotions ran the gamut from happy to enraged to sad to snot sobbing. I’m usually a fairly quick reader, even more so when a story grabs me by the throat and won’t let go. That was the case with this story. I couldn’t put this one down. The main characters, Presley and Dylan, were endearing from the start, and I ...more
Richelle Robinson
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I honestly had no idea what to expect when I started this book. Someone in a book group recommended this author but I had never heard or read any of her books prior. So I took a leap of faith and I ended up loving this book so much! I'm not going to lie there had been certain parts of the story that hit close to home and I found myself getting emotional. I didn't want to take those trips down memory lane again or feel the way I did but I'm happy I stuck with the story!

This story was more than j
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