[Review] Butterfly in Frost by Sylvia Day

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*I received a copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Title: Butterfly in Frost
Author: Sylvia Day
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: August 27, 2019

Once, I would never have imagined myself here. But I’m settled now. In a place I love, in a home I renovated, spending time with new friends I adore, and working a job that fulfills me. I am reconciling the past and laying the groundwork for the future.

Then Garrett Frost moves in next door.

He’s obstinate and too bold, a raging force of nature that disrupts the careful order of my life. I recognize the ghosts that haunt him, the torment driving him. Garrett would be risky in any form, but wounded, he’s far more dangerous. I fear I’m too fragile for the storm raging inside him, too delicate to withstand the pain that buffets him. But he’s too determined…and too tempting.

And sometimes hope soars above even the iciest desolation.divider_line (1)Review:

I’m going to start off by saying that I really did not know much about this book beforehand. I was definitely thrown off by this being a novella rather than a novel and I was slightly disappointed by that. What drew me to this story though was my love for Sylvia’s Crossfire series.

Initially, I felt like I was thrown into the middle of a story and was just expected to know how things went down. That’s one thing about novellas, they don’t slow down for anything and there isn’t much room for anything but short and sweet. Or, in this case, steamy.

This story deals with a lot of serious issues and I won’t spoil anything but it does deal with trauma and depression. It’s about two people who find emotional support in each other. While I do appreciate a good alpha male character, Garrett did come on super strong and I was left sitting there like “woah, can we buckle in first?” But there were quite a few steamy scenes in typical Sylvia Day fashion.

I will say this story did get me with the twist. It was super unexpected and unlike any I’ve seen in another book. It was fun that the story was set in the Crossfire world because there were cameos and mentions of characters from there. If you’re looking for a more serious romance then this one is for you.

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