by A. Meredith Walters
In a powerful romance hailed as “heartbreaking, real, and breathtakingly beautiful” by Stacey Lynn, New York Times bestselling author A. Meredith Walters tells the story of a troubled young woman and the unforgettable guy who teaches her to live—and love—to the fullest.
She’s waiting to die. . . . Corin Thompson is paralyzed by her obsession with mortality. Having lost both of her parents, she is terrified by the idea that she too will die young, and she loses control at any sign of illness. But when Corin connects with someone who has survived a very real brush with death, she begins to see the world in a whole new way.
He’s learning to live. . . . As Corin struggles under the weight of her neuroses, Beckett Kingsley is attempting to rebuild a life that feels all too temporary. With the ever-present threat of heart failure never far from his mind, he just wants to make the most of whatever time he has left. And that means pursuing the girl he never expected to find.
Together, Corin and Beckett finally learn to let go of their fears and take solace in everyday pleasures. Who knows what the future holds? After all, nothing lasts forever—the only promise they have is right now.
Advance praise for Butterfly Dreams
“All the feels: poignant, funny, sad, beautiful, and inspiring! Your own belly butterflies will take flight.”—New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans
“A. Meredith Walters is the author I turn to when I want to get sucked into a beautiful story that packs an emotional punch.”—New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett
“Butterfly Dreams is one of the sweetest, most beautiful novels I’ve read in a long time. My heart ached and warmed at the perfect story of Corin and Beckett.”—Sarah Robinson, bestselling author of Breaking a Legend
“Butterfly Dreams is one of the most poignant books I’ve read all year. It’s heartbreaking, real, and breathtakingly beautiful. A. Meredith Walters weaves a story that draws you in from the very first page and refuses to let you go even once it’s finished.”—Stacey Lynn, author of the Nordic Lords series
“The ending nearly killed me, but I survived. I read this book in one sitting, and what a roller coaster of a story. The author did an amazing job. . . . I found myself unable to put the book down.”—The Book Hookup
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
**I received an ARC via NetGalley for an honest review.**
This books was such an sweet and emotional read. I loved both characters right off the bat even though at times I would become a bit annoyed with Corin and her "illnesses".
Although I did get frustrated with her I don't see how she could have been any other way with everything that she had been through. Losing both parents at such a young age is hard enough, but losing them by watching each of them die right in from of your eyes has got to do something irreversible to you. And I think considering that, Corin handled it the best way that she could considering her support was zero.
Beckett, I loved him. I loved his character throughout this book. He had such a great personality after he realized that his less than stellar personality wasn't the way to go. I liked that even though he did have some anger towards the thing he could no longer do, he still made the most of his life.
Corin and Beckett met at the exact time in their lives when they needed each other to survive the things that threatened to tear them apart. Corin needed someone to show her that she was more than what she thought she was and Beckett needed someone to help him live and love.
I really enjoyed this book and at times I bawled like a baby, but in the end I was smiling and loving every minute of this read.