The Butterfly is a standalone sequel to The Villain Duology, and is a Regency Erotic Romance dealing with dark subject matter.
Propriety forbade them…
From the moment Niall Gibbs lays eyes on Lady Olivia Goodall he is entranced. Even as a young boy her fragile beauty calls to something deep inside him, making it difficult to stay away from her. And stay away, he should, since she happens to be the daughter of his master: an earl who would not take kindly to the attentions of a stable groom. Yet, as they grow to adulthood, Olivia and Niall's visceral connection becomes undeniable. The two skirt danger and shun propriety for any stolen moments they can find, even knowing their love can ever be.
Tragedy ruined them…
When Olivia goes off to London for her first Season, Niall doesn't think to ever see her again. However, she returns a year later, ruined with a newborn babe in her arms, and a mind riddled by torment. Following a brutal assault and months spent languishing in an unwed mothers' asylum, she finds herself plunged into an existence of pain, darkness, and regret. Niall would give anything to bring her back into the light, including descend into the darkness along with her.
Love will save them …
As Olivia tries to fight her way back, it seems as if they might stand a chance after all. But Niall can never forget the difference in their stations, while Olivia still wrestles with the ghosts of her past. Can they overcome it all to find the happiness that has eluded them for so long?
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An emotional journey that ends in happiness.
ONE OF THE BEST LOVE STORIES!!!!
This is one of the best love stories I have read in a long time! Butterfly by Victoria Vale is book 3 in The Villain Duology series. Get the tissues out ladies for this one because you will need them. I hardly ever cry when reading a book but this one had me in tears. Nothing better than a good cry when reading a great story! It is very tragic yet beautiful at the same time. This story is about unconditional love which is why I loved it so much. Victoria has a true talent for writing and a very creative mind. Her characters, Olivia and Niall, come alive and you can’t help but fall in love with them both. This regency story is original, a bit steamy and even though it is in a series can be read as a standalone. It is not often that I get to read a true description of what that period of time deflects and I appreciate Victoria’s honesty and true telling of that time in history and what it was like. To put this simply, this book is amazing! This story has rape, vengeance, madness, caring, a loving brother, tragedy, loyalty, true friendships, kindness, nightmares, cruelty, evil, and unconditional love. I highly recommend this book, you won’t be disappointed!!
***This book was gifted to me and I am voluntarily reviewing.