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4.56  ·  Rating details ·  1,275 ratings  ·  261 reviews
Butterfly is the first novel in an all new series by New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette and an instant USA Today bestseller!

“Run away from the boy that gives you butterflies, he's going to break your heart.”

Morgan Atkins had been told that phrase ever since she was a little girl and still she allowed herself to fall for the boy that made her heart flutter
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Tyesha Ford She didn't list anything about the book, because it would've given away the ending to her finale of the series Ethic. Everyone that read Ethic 6 knows…moreShe didn't list anything about the book, because it would've given away the ending to her finale of the series Ethic. Everyone that read Ethic 6 knows what Butterfly is about. I'm sure she'll update it soon :) (less)

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Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anticipated, 2020-tbr
“Butterfly” is the first installment in the all new spinoff series by Ashley Antoinette. If you have not read “Moth to a Flame” & the Ethic series( which contains six parts), you may want to go back, get acquainted with them and then check this book out. If you have read all of those, carry on reading this review lol.
It has been two years since the devastating events of Ethic 6 and Morgan “ Mo” Atkins , is still trying to find her new normal. She’s adjusting to motherhood, in a loveless relatio
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read from this author and let me just say, it will not be my last. I'm about to purchase every book she has ever written based on this book I've read. I'm not sure how I've never crossed paths with this authors books until now but this story was absolutely amazing!!! I devoured this book in one sitting. Morgan, Aria, Isa, Ahmeek, Bash, Ethic, Messiah, Yara and Messari will have you loving them all in very different ways. This book was full of angst, suspense, steam, p ...more
Naleighna Kai
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Predictable and a little slow for this author’s norm. You will get more out of the story if you read the ethic series, the books before this one. This book was filled with a blend of suspense, steamy scenes, humor, lots of drama and betrayal. All the makings of a good book. The playlist for the book was a nice touch.
Alicia (PrettyBrownEyeReader)
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
This was my first read by Ashley Antoinette. I have admired the Ashley and JaQuavis novels from a distance over the years. Recently, I have seen several book bloggers post about Antoinette’s Ethic series. I was intrigued by the premise of that series. Butterfly is a follow up to the Ethic series and follows the story of Morgan Atkins. The author cautions readers to read the Ethic series before reading Butterfly. I did not follow the author’s advice and I was able to follow the novel with no prob ...more
Adrenna Shipman
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read the uncorrected galley copy of this ebook. My review remains a 5 star because even though there are a few mistakes, they do not take away from the storyline and I'm sure will be fixed before the release date. With that being said....

Oh my goodness! I have been an Ashley Antoinette fan for about 10 years and the growth and passion of her work has only gotten better over the years . Butterfly picks up 2 years after book 6 of the Ethic series. And I might add that it was so well written that
Adrian James
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
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Theresa Griswold
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ashley wrote it I know it’s good
Jun 08, 2020 rated it did not like it
Didn't care for it honestly all it talked about was fucking & the story line completely lost me plus the author has an attitude looks like a man ...more
The Book Chick
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
No cap. This is the best I’ve seen from Ashley since Moth to a Flame.
Ive been very hard on her work and I was so disappointed after the entire Ethic series. Yet here I am.
You get classic Ashely Antoinette in this one and all the things she does best. Anyone who has read my reviews of her work will know that I always say she’s the absolute best at hood love, and this novel is no different.
This one had substance and was not loaded with filler. I mean you get her typical prose, but she doesn’t o
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book pulled and played with my emotions. Morgan is young. Very young and has already went though a lot. Factor in babies and men and it leads to a lot of difficult decisions. While I understand Morgan's back and forth feelings since Messiah is gone I don't like the tug of war she plays with Meek and Bash. Games like that can end up getting someone killed because these characters love hard. Their love is intense on the highest level. Ara and Isa.......they can only be described as a beautifu ...more
Denise Gilliam
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg this book was off the chain I loved it from start to finish. First off Morgan is a broken soul I really feel bad for her. Thank god she had some good people in life. I don’t like Bash mother Christina she is a prude ass women she believes she runs things just because Bash don’t say anything you can’t go around just making demands on other people’s children. Aria Isa and Meek are my type of people I love how they love Morgan. I hope Morgan abs Meek stay like they are but her comes ole Messiah ...more
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow!! This book is excellent! One of the best I’ve read this year. A real rollercoaster ride and so well written. This book was full of apprehension, tension, intensity, pain, humor, drama, and betrayal. If you want to experience laughter and love and passion and drama, then this is the book for you. I loved the characters, I loved this book and I highly recommend it. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for an advance copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Keyana Fedison
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brace yourself

There isn't enough stars to give you for this book. The amount of love Meek is yelling to Morgan is breathe take and dangerous none the less. Part 2 is gonna be very interesting to say the least. How can Messiah come back and compete with the bond Morgan and Arkmeek are build. The PLOT THICKENS. Can't wait until part 2 come out. Jesus please don't let it be 6 months from now.
L. Renee
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never A Disappointment

My god she has done it again. AHMEEK has swiftly moved to the top of my list as my Book Bae. This was absolutely a page Turner and I am anticipating part 2
Tasha Milteer
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm really feeling Meek, but the ending... I'm torn ...more
Olivia Wildenstein
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Whoa. Whoa. Whoa.

What a book. It was raw and crazy graphic, but extremely beautiful. I adored the characters and definitely want to know what happens next.

*listened to audiobook, and the narration was fantastic.
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We were first introduced to Morgan Atkins in Moth To A Flame. We watched her mature and experience love and heartache in The Ethic series. Now we can see Morgan's journey continue in Butterfly .
Morgan moves to London with Bash. He's a handsome and wealthy professor. She is going to college and his family is helping her with her twins. Messiah is their father but they let everyone believe that
Bash fathered them.
When Morgan's best friend Aria and the crew visit London she gets homesick for Fli
Apr 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Butterfly is the first installment in Ashley Antionette’s newest series. It has the right mixture of ratchet behavior, racy sex scenes, realistic shenanigans, and real life-like characters and emotions. Engaged to be married Morgan Atkins has had a void in her heart for the past two years but one night with Ahmeek Harris, an old friend, changes her mood completely. Ahmeek “Murder Meek” Harris has been secretly in love with Morgan since his teen years and seeing her 2 years after they both suffer ...more
Kathleen Gray
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Up front- I hadn't read the earlier series and I do think I would have appreciated some of the characters more had I done so. That said, this is one big book of drama and it's enjoyable even if you aren't really clear on the backstories. Morgan is a married mom who isn't sure of herself. She messes with fire when she starts up again with an old flame but this does lead to some steamy scenes and some fun takes from her friends. I liked the play list (most of the music was unfamiliar to me so that ...more
Carol Hornsby-mccoy
Jan 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Goodness! Kudos to the writer. Girl your talent never ceases to amaze me. You took us from the Ethic series of pure bliss, now we enter the Butterfly series of confusions and conflict. It was mine blowing. I have so many suggestions, but dare not say because I don’t want to ruin the book for others. Even my feelings are all over the place. I can only say may the best and most deserving MAN win. And if I can speak freely; what man takes in a woman had her two kids, ask her to marry him, but ...more
Joia Vallery
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She Did It AGAIN!

Listen! Listen to me carefully! Ashley Antoinette is the TRUTH! I’ve never been on a journey like this where I could cry because I wanted more! From the beginning to the end, I dreaded the ending because I knew I would need more. I need to move in with the Okafors, or with the Colemans. Either way, I need to be in the family. A GREAT READ! What am I going to do until June?!
Yolanda Knight- Palmer
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Riding this roller coaster was a thrill, I was all in my feelings with this one, Morgan deserves to be loved but at what cost? I have mixed feelings about her and Ahmeek, I feel sorry for Messiah, I want to slap Christiana she’s too overbearing!! Bash I’m so over him, it’s time for him to Step!!!

Awesome read.
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
My obsession with this series continues. Watch my review here -> ...more
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was a bit too "ratchet" for my taste. Sittin' on the fence wondering if I want to read book 2 or not. Not so sure just yet. ...more
Jennifer Cuddon
Jan 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
I'm new to reading anything from this author, but this isn't my first nor second urban street fiction novel.

The storyline itself was put together well. Editing was doing very well. I was able to relate and really be involved emotionally with each one of the characters. The last chapter I guarantee you it will have tears in your eyes. It was relatable in the sense of how Monroe was confused in what she should do once she started a romance. I was actually surprised that the guy she is engaged to i
Jasmine Jones Hopewell
Everything isn’t for everyone.

Big ups to a sister doing her thing. I was referred to this book by a close friend (who later told me that she gave up on it without finishing). My initial reaction to the hood drama and graphic love scenes were on the same dismissive wave length. But, I have to start a television series from the very beginning and see a written story once started to the end. I endured. Such material has its place, a niche. Just not my cup of tea.
Bethany Loper
Apr 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I chose to experience Butterfly as an audiobook because of the author's writing style; lots of audio friendly scenes to help readers step into Morgan's world and dialogue heavy content. I was not disappointed! I enjoyed the juicy scenes and found myself talking out loud clapping back at the characters for things they had gotten themselves into. Definitely will be purchasing part 2! ...more
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
My review in 6 words: happy for the direction she took

Not gonna lie, my rating is biased as hell. This book is a five star read as should be expected with Ashley’s work. However, I subtracted a star because of some events that happened in the book that I was not proud of. I know that’s petty but she is a such a good writer that I am use to certain people being together and I can only see those people together so when couple split and start seeing other people, I HATE it. However, the actual book
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I did not read Ethic (yet), but Ashley had me hooked in to this novel from the Prologue alone! All I know is Morgan has a shit storm coming her way. I’m ready for all the messy love drama coming in part 2!
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ASHLEY ANTOINETTE COLEMAN is one of the most successful female writers of her time. The feminine half of the popular married duo, Ashley and JaQuavis, she has co-written over 40 novels, including the bestselling Cartel series. Several of her titles have hit The New York Times bestsellers list, but she is most widely regarded for her continuing racy saga, The Prada Plan. Born in Flint, MI, she was ...more

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