Butterfly Tattoo [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

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Butterfly Tattoo

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Overview

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 never expected to find—Rebecca O’Neill, a development executive in the studio where Michael works as an electrician.

Rebecca, a former sitcom celebrity left scarred from a crazed fan’s attack, has retreated from the limelight and from life in general, certain no man can ever get past her disfigurement. The instant sparks between her and Michael, who arrives to help her during a power outage, come as a complete surprise—and so does her uncanny bond with his daughter.

For the first time, all three feel compelled to examine their inner and outer scars in the light of love. But trust is hard to come by, especially when you’re not sure what to believe when you look in the mirror. The scars? Or the truth?

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Editorial Reviews

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Making a compelling case for bisexuals who recognize no gender boundaries when it comes to true love, Knight's engrossing romance includes another keen twist regarding families. Michael Warner, Hollywood electrician, “quasi-queer of the somewhat straight variety,” and his cute stepdaughter, Andrea Lauren Richardson, meet Rebecca O'Neill, a former actress turned producer, after a power outage at her office. The attraction's immediate for the adults but Rebecca's assistant, Trevor, warns Rebecca that Michael is gay. Michael's grieving the loss of his partner, Dr. Alex Richardson, who died in an accident a year earlier that left Andrea with physical and emotional scars, something Rebecca understands since she also bears scars from a brutal stalker attack. Knight handles this unusual tale with admirable delicacy and adds a twist worthy of an Emmy-winning soap opera, involving paternity and surrogacy. As Michael, Rebecca, and Andrea plant new family roots, Knight's weepy and affecting story presents bisexuality as viable a concept as homosexuality or heterosexuality. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605041346
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/21/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 476
  • Sales rank: 164,700
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Deidre Knight is a literary agent, mom, wife, novelist and southern woman, and proud to answer to all of these titles. During the thirteen years since Deidre launched her literary agency, she has grown The Knight Agency to national prominence, shepherding authors on to every major bestseller list. Deidre began her writing career at age nine, when her award-winning essay on Barbie was published in The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. She has been writing in one form or another ever since, creatively stalking Spartans, aliens, werewolves, and other sexy Alpha males who strike her fancy. Strictly on the pages that she pens, of course. BUTTERFLY TATTOO is Deidre’s eighth published book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Ryan

    Walked in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

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    Ill be at the desk

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    Searing love story!

    I was hesitant to read this thinking it would be a love story about two men, however its not. It was a beautiful, scorching and heartwrenching love story involving a man torn by his feelings for a man who was his life for years and the feelings he is confused he has for a new woman. I highy reccommend this wonderful story. I look forward to reading more by th is author. Her words and characters are real and full of emotion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Wow

    Ok, let me honest, I hestitated buying this. Not because the homosexual angle but the switch from Alex to Becca. However, I bought it based on reviews. I am truly thankful that I did. Ms. Knights writing style and tone is powerful. She handle the topics in this book so well that all the angles felt beautiful instead of trite and off-putting. It was so well threaded that I felt it wrap around my emotions and slowly pull me in even more. Ms. Knight's use of description and expression is over powering. This is truly a beautiful piece of work.

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  • Posted May 23, 2012

    Not What I Expected!! WOW!!

    I'm actually a little speechless, because there are so many reasons I loved this book, it's difficult to put all my crashing thoughts into one review! I must admit, I was reluctant to read this story because it's not the kind of book I would normally choose, but my GR friend, Michelle, recommended it to me - and oh my goodness, am I so grateful to her!

    This is a lovely story about a man named, Michael, who has always enjoyed the companionship of women but one day unexpectantly, recognizes the beauty in a man named, Alex, whom Michael actually (to his surprise), falls in love with. Strangely, this love affair seems better than second nature to him - he dosen't understand it; it just fells right; and for the next 12 years, he loves Alex and Michael is completely and utterly, loved back. They adopt a beautiful daughter they name, "Andrea" and together their life is unexpectantly easy and uncomplicated. But life is never easy and uncomplicated and Alex dies on impact in a horrific car accident, with their precious daughter in the backseat - holding on for dear life. Andrea survives, thankfully, but not without severe internal scaring of having lost one of her beloved parents. A year passes and Michael still hasn't completely come to terms with Alex's death; although he meets a woman named, Rebecca that will change his and Andrea's future, remarkably. Unfortunately, Rebecca harbors her own terrible reminders of internal scarring and visible ones, from nine life-shattering knife stabbings; being butchered by a crazed stalker three years prior to meeting Michael. Not only is Rebecca left for dead...she does die - just for a moment. The unconcievable violence shakes her to her core and her internal baggage has left her emotionally unavailable to invite anyone into her world, or so she thinks. Now, Michael is falling in love with her - which is frightening to them both...

    The premise of this book seemed so out of character of something I would normally read. The horrific events alone made me wonder what I was getting myself into, not to mention the hero once being in a gay relationship. Although, I am forever in search for "new and different" approaches in my romance novel endeavors and I am so elated I took the advice to read this beautifully written book. The writing was seemless and graceful with an exquisite flow about it that kept me turning the pages to the next "Michael" or "Rebecca" named chapter. Thus, enhancing the reader's ability to sneak in and witness the heart-pounding thoughts of each character - from the impossible love they formed to the tragic reveal of so many dark secrets. I. Loved. This. Book. It will forever remain one of my most favorite reads, ever...

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Great read

    It was a story that truely touched me! Not typical storyline but i felt every emotion possible when reading this heartfelt story. This is my first book from Ms. Knight and it wont be my last.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    Not your typical romance, two injured souls struggle to pick themselves up and persevere, all the while never letting go of a little girl's hand.

    Having suffered the loss of a partner, Micheal's grief is so profound he doesn't know how to carry on or help his child come to terms with the death. Left scarred by a stalker, former actress Rebecca hides behind her hair and a towering wall of insecurities.

    Three people journey down a long, foreboding tunnel to make you believe in the light waiting to offer hope and the courage to face the future. They stumble; they fall; they take two steps forward and one step back. Love may not conquer everything, but in this poignant story told by Deidre Knight, it's the flashlight pointing you in the right direction. An inspirational, motivating story about two people who through the darkness find love in the least likely place--each other's arms.

    I'm not one for untraditional romances, but this story captivated me. Rarely does a book make me cry, but Ms. Knight's writing touched by heart.

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  • Posted February 11, 2010

    Astonishing Grown Up Book About Authentic Loving

    It's for a good reason that we say we are "falling" in love. Sometimes the choice to love and reveal yourself to another person can seem so unreasonable and risky that there is no acceptable rational explantion for such behavior. To fall means a lack of control or an accident or--what?

    Taking on a topical and challenging subject and creating two maybe even three likeable and memorable characters creates a sweet tension. But so many questions: could you love someone else when your own self has been brutalized? What if that brutality was an accident or the sick, tomented
    choice of a maniac? Could you love someone with a child? If that child was part of an elaborate web of lies? Would you risk your heart on someone so inconsistent they can't even declare a sexual preference?

    As a multi-generational resident of SoCal and always with one foot in "the Industry"/Show Business environment, I can't say enough good about how accurately this author captured the "working class" atmosphere of the "trades"--electricians, carpenters as well as the beach/surfer community. Accurate and specific this is an outstanding portrait.

    Finally, the incredible journey that is grief. Where every person involved plays a different, necessary role and recovers--or doesn't--at their own unique pace. A pace that may just damage others grieving around that individual. A truly awe-inspiring book about love and humanity--a must read for feeling grownups. Highly recommended.

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