Michael Warner has been drifting in a numb haze since his lover was killed by a drunk driver. As the anniversary of the wreck approaches, Michael's grief grows more suffocating. Yet he must find a way through the maze of pain and secrets to live for their troubled young daughter, who struggles with guilt that she ...more
I'm about to get REALLY personal with y'all. I recently (about a month ago) was in a minor explosion at my work, which is normally a ridiculously safe environment. I mean, who has ever heard of a dentist getting injured on the job? Anyway, a piece of the equipment that exploded went through my face above my upper lip and made a through and through wound approximately 2 inches long. I had 30 stitches in my face and looked like h ...more
Oh boy! What a beautiful, emotional book with a very unconventional love story.
This book is about love and healing. That love can be found anywhere if you let it - no boundaries, no limits. And to accept it wherever and however it comes into your life. And that no matter how bad things get, it is always possible to heal.
I smiled a lot - there were many sweet moments, I squeed once or twice, and I cried several times. The story was deeply em ...more
This is a lovely story about a man named, Michael, who has always enjoyed the companionship of women but one day unexpectantly, recognizes the bea ...more
You have to go into Butterfly Tattoo with a very open mind. I almost didn’t give this book a chance because I thought it was male/male relationship- it isn’t. It is a story that makes you feel… it is not all butterflies and rainbows with an overwhelming HEA. It is about deep love, loyalty, and healing on the inside. It seems all the characters, not just the H/h, have emotional baggage by the truck loads.
First of all, I totally thought this was an erotica book because of the unconventional roman...more
Michael had girlfriends in his youth. Then he fell in love with Alex, a man. They were married for ten years when Alex was killed by a drunk driver. They used a surrogate mother to give them a daughter Andrea. She was in the car when Alex died. She was 7. She survived the accident but has a scar on her leg. Andrea and Michael have been grieving for a year when they meet Reb ...more
"Families are defined in lots of w ...more
I'm not sure, if you've never suffered such loss yourself or had someone close to you suffer such loss, that it would touch those same places inside of you, but for me this was a powerful, thoughtful story. I ...more
Rebecca had plenty of scars both physical and emotional and she hadn't dealt with what happened ...more
Butterfly Tattoo didn't measure up to my expectations. I really wanted to love this book, but instead I ended up disappointed with it. I wouldn't say it's poorly written, but on the other hand I wouldn't say it was anything special either.
The author didn't take any real chances. Grief is such a complex subject- the author barely scratched the surface exploring it. I kept wishing she would humanize her wounded characters, but it never really happened. T ...more
Great read! I would have given this book 5 Stars if the sex scenes had been explicit. I feel sex is a language all it's own, and after Michael having been with a man for 13 years, I was desperate to see what his first time with a woman-in a long time -would be like. It left me hungry. But I still strongly Rec this book.
I believe so much in that you love who you love and for some people, it doesn't matter if that package is a man or a woman. I thought the grief that Michael felt was so ...more
It was the first book I've ever read that stuck its pick into the soil of the romance genre and then tilled the fuck out of it. In a good way.
(I don't normally plot summarize on Goodreads, but this is a romance novel about a former actress who falls in love with a man named Michael, the desperate, loving father of a scarred 8-year-old girl ...more
This was quite an emotional roller coaster, but the best experience I've had with a romance book in recent memory. It's such a unique premise, and I was amazed to learn it was written over 12 years ago. Knight was definitely ahead of her times. I loved everything about this book; the LA setting, the scarred main characters, Dodgers fans, the supportive friends/family, and even a dead man captured my reading soul.
There are moments of such grief and raw pain, but ...more
This was a different kind of story I was really looking forward to reading and even if it wasn't a 5 star read for me, it was sweet, heartbreaking and full of hope and second chances.
Told in alternating POV, Butterfly Tattoo tells us the story of two broken people, Michael and Rebecca, who meet and are destined to change each others lives. They are both done with love but they can't possibly deny the instant connection they feel for each other through Michael's daughter. ...more
Just when the darkness seems permanent, fate flips a switch. Michael Warner has been drifting in a numb haze since his lover was killed by a drunk driver. As the anniversary of the wreck approaches, Michael's grief grows more suffocating. Yet he must find a way through the maze of pain and secrets to live for their troubled young daughter who struggles with guilt that she survived the crash. Out of the darkness comes a voice, a lifeline he ne ...more
First, I must complain about something extraneous, having nothing to do with content, but with the book itself. I purchased this in ebook format. The formatting on my Sony Reader for this particular book was enough to make me want to avoid Samhain Publishing altogether. The original size of the text was miniscule. Impossible to read. But the larger text was formatted weird. Dia ...more
I really enjoyed this book. It was such a touching story and sweet romance.
I love the idea that Michael falls in love with the person, regardless of their sex. He doesn't like to be classified as gay since he is attracted to both men and women. He is just a man open to love. Michael and Rebecca both bring a lot of past baggage to their relationship but I enjoyed watching them grow and work through their issues. It was also a refreshing change that there is only one very brief sex scene in the w ...more
So this had a unique twist from the normal widower finds love again troupe. Here our Hero Michael finally feels attraction to someone new, Rebecca about a year after Alex was tragically killed in a car accident- the twist is Alex
was his husband. Michael never realized he was bisexual until 12 (?) years ago when his best friend kissed him and he realized you love who you love. Now not only does he need to figure out how to be in a relationship with someone else, there are the added diffe ...more
Michael has been floundering through life after the unexpected death of his husband Alex. He meets Rebecca and perhaps unwittingly she's able to bridge a connection with his young daughter Andrea, one that he's been unable to make. Andie ...more
Ms. Knight’s lyrical dialogue and ability to write ...more
Rebecca is a scarred (both internally and externally) former actress who is trying to put her life back together after a brutal attack from a fan almost killed her. Michael a very recent "widower" is also trying to pick up the pieces after his partner dies and leaves him to raise their young daughter by himself. The unconventional love in this boo ...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. Second chance romance. Single father, bisexual, widowed. Female character with some kind of disability or scar that makes her feel insecure. [s]||5||30||Mar 30, 2018 02:26PM|
|Not Just Young Adult: Leslie's "Butterfly Tattoo" Review||1||10||Apr 27, 2012 07:00AM|