A. Meredith Walters
Release Date: November 24, 2015
In a powerful romance for fans of The Fault in Our Stars and If I Stay, 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.
A. Meredith Walters
A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.
When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.
A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.
Holy emotional ride!! This book was intense and I could not put Butterfly Dreams down. Corin and Beckett’s story grabbed ahold of my heart and squeezed it as hard as they could.
I really liked both Corin and Beckett – they were quite the interesting pairing. She’s a hypochondriac who is terrified to live. He’s got a failing heart and is afraid to die. Fate brings them together, taking two broken hearts and making them whole. It’s spectacular.
Their story is all about surrendering to the fact, we really do not have any control of our destinies. You could live to 100 or die at 25 – but the whole point is that you need to actually live. You must experience your life to the fullest no matter what. Do things that scare you. Do things that make your heart race. Feel passion. Push your boundaries. Explore who you are and what you need out of life to find happiness.
This is what Beckett and Corin discover together. Their journey and romance was incredible – it both made my heart ache and swoon.
And FYI – Beckett is everything you want from your book hero – he’s smart and charming. Sexy and sweet. His courting of Corin will make you smile and set your lady bits on fire. He. Is. AWESOME.
Overall, I loved this book. After I finished reading, my heart felt like it had been run over by a semi truck but I’d do it all over again just to experience the quirky relationship between the two main characters. Do not miss out on their romance – it is a must read experience.