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 s ...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
This book is classified as a “romance”; however, it goes beyond this genre and truly deals with hard and pressing issues. Butterfly Tattoo is a book about loss. Michael, our main hero, is dealing with the loss of his partner and the loss of a relationship with his daughter. Rebecca, the main heroine, is struggling wit ...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
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
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
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
Rebecca had plenty of scars both physical and emotional and she hadn't dealt with what happened ...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
Ci si immedesima nella sofferenza dei protagonisti, assorbendolo quel dolore che vivono.
I protagonisti sono Michael Andrea e Rebecca, ma il protagonista quello che conosciamo tramite i ricordi è anche Alex.
Una storia dura, dove un amore si spezza per un incidente, ma anche una storia di rinascita, di forza, amore e di ...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
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
Michael Warner was a straight man. He had a GF who dumped him the day he joined the Army. However years later he met a man called Alexander Richardson and that changed his life.
Michael and Alexander became life partners and shared a daughter Andrea, life could not have been more perfect.
Until Alex was taken from that perfect life in a car accident a year ago.
Then life changed.
He was lost and couldn't find his way out of the darkness.
Rebecca O'neill was a beautiful ac ...more
Ms. Knight’s lyrical dialogue and ability to write ...more