For my first 30 Day challenge post, I wanted to spotlight one of my favourite books – EVER. And you know what bugs me? Whenever I talk about my favourite books, the books that really touched me, this one always gets left off the list. And I feel guilty about that because this book deserves more love.
So I am pleased to bring it to my small blog audience’s attention. Butterfly Tattoo was originally published in 2009 and it has been re-released with a few extras. Since it has been a loooong time since I’ve reread this, I will be checking out this ultimate edition and reporting back on my thoughts.
Here’s the blurb (from Goodreads):
From New York Times bestselling author, Deidre Knight, comes the new and expanded ultimate edition of her groundbreaking novel – Butterfly Tattoo . Get the inside scoop on how Michael and Rebecca’s love story came to be in an exclusive “Dear Reader” letter from Deidre, discover new reader discussion questions, and revisit some of Deidre’s most popular blogs discussing the writing of the book and its impact on LGBT fiction.
You never know where love will find you. Michael Warner had never been with a man before, until the night Alex Richardson turned his world upside down with a single kiss. Together they shared a home, and a daughter, until a drunk driver brought an end to their Happily Ever After. A year later, Michael is still drowning in grief when fate throws him a lifeline in the form of Rebecca O’Neill, a powerhouse producer with a collection of skeletons piled just as high as his own.
How could anyone ever love this face? That’s what Rebecca thinks every time she looks in the mirror. Once she was Hollywood’s favorite “It Girl” and every man’s fantasy. Now, a jagged slash serves as a daily reminder of the attack that destroyed her dreams, and nearly took her life. But, when Michael is called to her office to fix a power outage, the sound of the rugged electrician’s voice stirs feelings of desire she thought were lost forever. And, when the lights come up, she sees a pain as familiar as her own behind his haunted brown eyes.
With each kiss, Rebecca mends a piece of Michael’s shattered heart. And with each touch, he reminds her of how beautiful she was – and still is. But, no matter how carefully they tiptoe around the landmines of the past, it’s just a matter of time before unfinished business and a bombshell revelation test the limits of their new and fragile love.