It’s true. I’m not what most people would call “pretty” and, well, high school was rough. Fast forward ten years and life is good…
Until a bunch of jerks think it’s hilarious to put the “butterface” (AKA me) on a wedding Kiss Cam with the hottest guy ever—and that old humiliation hits hard.
I recognize him immediately. The hottest cop in Waterbury and totally out of my lea...more
Ford Hartigan is a Police Detective for the Waterbury Police Department. Ford is a by the rules man. It’s how he lives. Except that Ford comes from a huge family of firefighters. So he ...more
Unfortunately, this one was not for me. Considering Butterface is described as a comedy, all I've felt is disgust and sadness so I'm guessing I'm not the right audience. I don't find it funny that people judge others based solely on looks. It sickens me that the adult characters in this story found humour in pranking a woman because they considered her unattractive. For these adult characters to be police officers as well, that made it even worse. To be ho ...more
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This was a pretty fun and easy read. There wasn't a ton of angst thrown in so the tone of the book was kept pretty light. There were a few times that the whole "She's a butterface" thing got a little too immature for me, mostly when it came to Ford's co-workers but overall I wasn't majorly bothered by it. I actually liked that the heroine wasn't described as the most beautiful woman in the world or something similar to that. It made the story more realistic in a ...more
I loved the humor in this book, and the H was definitely swoon-worthy. The one thing that kept me from really enjoying it was the tremendous and CONSTANT insecurities of the h. I understand her reasons for her lack of self-confidence (the guys at the beginning of the book who recur later as they are co-workers of the H are serious dicks), but it was well over-used in this story to the extent that it detracted from the plot.
What I liked:
--- As I said, the H was very swoon-worthy
--- I enjoy ...more
Butterface is a laugh-out-loud funny and sweet romantic comedy that gets the truth about love, and looks, right. Main character Gina Luca practices being honest with herself on the daily. She has a big nose, she has her dream job, and she has brothers with careers that aren't quite legal. She isn't expecting to win any beauty pageants, but her personality in this novel shines brighter than any beauty queen's smile. Ford Hartigan is a handsome guy, ...more
3.5 Own You Look hearts
What I genuinely like about this is Gina ‘the Butterface’ heroine in question isn’t the ponytail and glasses girl that goes from not to hot in two scenes. She is a smart, independent woman with a sweet and fun personality and a very nice body. But she has super frizzy hair, teeth and eyes that are a bit too big and a honker of a nose she inherited from her mobbed-up grandpa.
Still Gina knows she isn’t th ...more
It's fresh and hilarious and everything I adore in a romance. The hero is super swoony, and adorably awkward, and ridiculously hot and the heroine is unconventional and just amazing. I can't wait for the next book in this series! Do yourself a favour and one click this!
Butterface by Avery Flynn is a sweet, adorable, and charming read that tackles the aspects of love,beauty and new beginnings. Flynn introduces her readers to Gina Luca, a wedding planner who loves her job but has insecurities about her beauty since she grew up being teased and called “Butterface.” And so when she meets Ford Hartigan, a straight lace cop, Gina’s life is turned upside down for the better. For the first time in a long tim ...more
I didn't read the blurb before purchasing (yes, I know) because I really want to read the sequel and I prefer to start series at the beginning. If I HAD read the blurb, I wouldn't have bought this book - even though the premise is great! - because the hero is a police officer, and I don't read cop romances. However, I'm very glad that I accidentally read this one.
I love romantic comedies, but every rose has its thorns, and the rom-com genre's is an occasional overreliance on ...more
Lines from this book:
"Well, there was no missing the family resemblance with Big Nose Tommy, and her eyes didn't quite fit her face, but it wasn't like she was some kind of snaggletooth troll with poisonous drool. She definitely didn't look like the women he normally dated, which made the fact that he'd gotten hard almost every time he'd thought about her during the past week more than little interesting. So how bad was she?"
This is a romance book??
This could be very good light and fun romance comedy.
But it isn't...
Because I find it very hard to enjoy a story when I'm constantly reminded of how unattractive heroine looks like. Every couple of pages someone teases her, mocks her, or she is doing it herself. I mean what does she looks like? That is that bad...what? how? I'm so confused.
I'm aware of the superficial world we live in. Of all the beauty standards that are put on all of us by the me ...more
Okay, I know that sounds odd coming from a reader who has read a few hundred HF romances but this seemed sadly too real and yet too unrealistic.
But it is my wedding anniversary and the first book of the month, so it seem ...more
I don't know what to write about this book.
It's cheesy and predictable. That wouldn't have bothered me, but the heroine, who repeats a million times how ugly she is, got on my nerves. Of course, the guy is gorgeous and just a little weird so that they make a good match.
I expected more from a story that deals with some serious subjects: Self-love, the expectations people have on us and also our appearance, which makes it more difficult or easier to find love.
It could have been a great ...more
I really enjoyed this book. A fun romance with a lot of heart, and a sweet, sexy romance with lots of chemistry and swoon.
Gina Luca grew up knowing that she wasn’t attractive. She endured teasing, taunts, stares and heartbreaking ridicule as she was christened ‘Butterface’, which set the stage for her to not expect romance and come to accept the single life.
Butterface. Why? Because her body was okay, “but her face?” Not so much.
She has created a good life for herself, and is buildi ...more
I'm sorry--I was interested in the synopsis for this book, but after just a short time, I'm annoyed AF. Like, okay, I get wanting to have a non traditional heroine. I GET IT. But like, I don't need the fact that she, and everyone around her, thinks she's ugly, to be the main point of the story. So far, that's what I've got. Even the hero has thought she's unattractive. Why would I even bother with him? Nope.
I will probably read at least another one in the seri ...more
Gina Luca is a wedding planner, who meets Ford Hartigan detective at a wedding that is quickly spiraling out of control. Ford is there because it's one of his fellow officers getting married. The couple has a kiss cam and when the camera focuses on the two of them neither wants to kiss, until they do and Ford gives Gina his all. I melted into a puddle. Gina has spent her lif ...more
Ford is a contradiction in all the things he does. If his character is one thing, everything he does in the book is out of character. Some things are in conflict with law, or religion or just basic morality. Yes, he has reasons, some of them good, but it's not quite authentic. I like his big family and look forward to more of them.
There are a couple of things that are bound to draw me in when I am browsing books. One, a cute cover something that Butterface has covered and who I’m blaming for my epic search for a cute pink dress. Two, a plain Jane story, which Butterface also has covered. Because of this I had no choice, I had to pick this book up and read. I am really pleased that I did, because I really enjoy, but rarely find, small town or family based romances that I like. But Avery Flynn, a new author for me ...more
The moment I found out about Butterface I knew I needed the book. It sounded like the kind of book I would adore, and I was more than willing to dive straight into the story. I went in expecting so much, with so many ideas in my mind, that ...more
I enjoyed this first book in the Hartigan series, a spinoff of Ms. Flynn’s Harbor City series, with a caveat.
Gina has dealt with people inflicting their standards of beauty on her and falling short, and I could empathize with her trying to find confidence in herself when others insist on beating you down for it. What I could have lived without is the constant references to her. You would swear that she was a troll just looking for a bridge to live under. Yet, her physical description wasn’t so ...more
But I'm sorry because I really didn't like this book.
Instead of being uplifting about how everyone is beautiful not just bec of their physical appearances, this book, imo, excessively highlighted what the heroine felt ...more
This is a story with a moral at its heart. As a book lover, it is one that I can definitely relate to - don't judge a book by its cover.
I am really loving the Hartigan family! Prior to reading this, I read Muffin Top, the second book in The Hartigans series, and I loved it! I just adore the characters in this little fictional world. While I did enjoy Muffin Top more than Butterface, this is still a really wonderful book that I enjoyed very ...more
3,5 adorable stars!
Avery Flynn is a new to me author but I couldn't resist this adorable cover! This is a fun, sexy Rom com about love, family and the beauty of the heart.
Gina is a good businesswoman as a wedding planner, a great sister to her brothers and a nice friend. Her only problem is that all her life she has been bullied for her appearance, so when a delicious cop pretends to be her boyfriend, she knows that all ...more
This is a lovely story as both main characters have loving families and different reasons for their personal insecurities. Ford Hartigan has always felt like the odd brother. He loves his siblings and family but they’re all firefighters and he’s the rebel rule follower who chose to become a police officer instead. At a wedding reception he’s attending, someone t ...more