Saturday, October 22, 2016

[Sisterhood Review Bundle] BUTTERFLY by Rebecca Sherwin @RRSherwin

by Rebecca Sherwin


I once was Erin, fierce and strong,
But now she's gone, I don't belong.
He wants my heart, but it's not mine.
I've hidden it, and now can't find
The soul it once took solace in.
All that's left is pain and sin.
But still, my dark knight keeps me here.
To live in hate and dread and fear.
So what will happen once he knows,
The more he hurts me, the more I grow?
The faster I flourish in the dark,
The harder I fight to leave my mark.
When his mind swallows me whole,
When he finds my heart as black as coal,
Will he save me from his hell,
Or remind me just how hard I fell?
I once was Erin, fierce and strong.
Now this pitch black world is where I belong.
I've waved the girl I was goodbye.
Now I am his Butterfly... 


Review by Anne Milne
5 of 5 stars

First thing I will say if you don't like dark dark books then this won't be for you.
Erin was a swimmer on the fast track to glory when she walked away from it all, we know she made a mistake but we don't know what, now she's a coach helping others reach their dreams. One night whilst swimming alone she encounters Cooper she's intrigued and drawn to him, she knows she should run she didn't but she really should have.
Cooper is a scary man who seems to have a plan but he has more personalities than you can count he flips from crazy and violent to tender and loving. It took a while to understand Erin but as the book goes on she is revealed layer by layer.
There are so many secrets and twists and turns, just when I thought I had it figured out Rebecca throws a grenade in the story with surprises I never saw coming.
If you like a crazy deranged anti-hero then you will love Cooper and Erin. 

reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood Blog

Review by AnessaRenee
5 of 5 stars

I ate this story up. Let me warn you up front. This story is dark and basically remains dark the entire time. It has many topics that can be triggers. That being said this author knows how to grip your being and not let it go. The writing was so smooth that you just keep reading. Erin thinks she has the everyday normal life but she will soon find out she knows nothing about her life. I don't even know how to accurately describe my feelings. You keep waiting for things to get better and you realize things can always get worst. This was about self discovery through darkness. Finding who you are and what you want to live for. Can we all be lucky enough to find our other half? Even when we have issues that aren't always repairable, we can find that person that can help calm our rough seas. This story although very dark does let you see that we can find someone who sees the real you and love you through it. Cooper has never found someone who helps calm his inner war. And when he finally does will his caterpillar be ripped from him? You must read this story if you like dark reads and find out what happens. I promise you this is a story that stays with you well after you read the last word. I can't wait for the next book.
*Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood*


Review by Sam Lewis

This review of Butterfly by Rebecca Sherwin is for The Sweet Spot Sisterhood Blog. It gets 5 Stars from me. Rebecca Sherwin is a new author to me. I am also a new fan of dark romances. So if you like dark and twisted then Butterfly is definitely for you. Do not tread lightly into this book, especially if you have triggers. This book involves kidnapping, rape, sodomy, etc. This book also deals with Stockholm Syndrome, which is where the victim starts to identify with their captor. This book had me all over the place emotionally. I really want to hate Cooper for what he has done to Erin, but in all actuality I want them to be together. She anchors him and that is what he needs. This book is so wrong, but Erin and Cooper are so right for each other. Fate has a way of bringing two people together and Rebecca Sherwin does an amazing job of writing this.

Butterfly is the story of Erin aka Caterpillar and Cooper. Erin was a promising swimmer with Olympic dreams only to have them ripped away when they were right in front of her. Several years have passed and she is an assistant swimming coach living with and engaged to Griffin. Cooper shows up one night while Erin is swimming. She is fascinated yet alarmed by him. A few days later while swimming, Cooper drowns, revives, and kidnaps her. This is where Cooper and his Caterpillar's story begins.

"The concept of Stockholm Syndrome plays in my mind. Feelings of trust or affection from captive to captor. I’m not stupid—I know that was his plan; to make me trust him, feel for him, while he broke me beyond repair. I’m not buying it. There’s something deeper. Something so powerful, no amount of therapy or talking it through will save me. Nothing can reverse the effects of his abuse. Nothing will alter the impact his love has had on me. On my soul. On my ability, and want, to spread my wings and fly away from the hell that has become my home. “Ready, darling?” he asks, when he loosens my bindings and takes my hand. I nod. “Time for my little caterpillar to become a butterfly.” I’m ready. I’ve been ready for some time. But I won’t go alone. Oh no. I’ll take my captor with me. The man who stole me from the life I loved and made me fall for the life I loathe. I won’t be going alone. Without him I’m nothing, he made sure of that. But without me, he won’t survive. You see, butterflies are more than pretty little things that flutter blissfully in the garden. At least this one won’t flutter off—I wouldn’t if I could. This butterfly will kill. This butterfly will own. This butterfly will conquer death and hover over it on black wings stained with blood, watching on as the beauty of life slips away beneath her."

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