Description: My friends say Hunter's dangerous. They say he's a threat to everyone in town. But I'm not so sure. As he stands before me in this crowded club with the lights shining around us, I catch something good under Hunter's dark facade. Something decent and profound. I don't know who or what to believe. But I will find out the truth.
Aeris Thorne is expecting a restful vacation in the remote town of Deep Cove. But on a stormy night, she meets the alluring and mysterious Hunter Cayman, and her life takes an exhilarating turn. Aeris is both drawn to him and determined to find out what he's hiding in his lab on the promontory. But what Aeris doesn't know is that he's tormented by a secret: the truth behind his research. As he and Aeris are drawn together, the walls he's built to protect himself threaten to crumble. At the same time, she begins to wonder if she's found the key to unraveling her own tragic past. When Aeris's life is threatened, Hunter is forced to make an impossible decision about her future--one that could change everything.
My Review: The Butterfly Code is an excellent book. I was hooked from the start, needing to know what was going to happen next. The characters were interesting and well-developed, and I was immediately interested in Hunter, the main character's obsession and the leading man of the story. The author gives just enough information to keep the reader hooked, keeping the tension high throughout as we slowly uncover clues to the plot.
The plot and storyline are fantastic. While not a completely original concept, it is approached from a unique angle I really appreciated. The plot was a little predictable, but the writing is superb and kept me entertained throughout.
My biggest criticism would be on the romance side of the story. Aeris, our leading lady, is completely fascinated by Hunter from the start of the story, and he seems to return her affection, risking everything to save her. However, I never see a relationship develop between these two that would explain the depth of their attachment to each other. This seems a little unrealistic to me, as well as a few other plot explanations that unfold. I won't give away anything, but I particularly found it difficult to believe Aeris' mother's role in the whole fiasco after it is explained.
Summary: An extremely talented writer crafted an exciting and highly entertaining story. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes their romance with a good shot of adrenaline.
A huge thanks to the author Sue, who provided The Butterfly Code in exchange for an honest review.