Butterface by Avery Flynn Book Review

Updated: Jan 22, 2021


by Avery Flynn

Published by Entangled: Amara

Book #1 in the Hartigans Series

It’s true. I’m not what most people would call “pretty” and, well, high school was rough.

Fast forward ten years and life is good…

Until a bunch of jerks think it’s hilarious to put the “butterface” (AKA me) on a wedding Kiss Cam with the hottest guy ever—and that old humiliation hits hard.

I recognize him immediately. The sexiest cop in Waterbury and totally out of my league.

But then he kisses me. And we totally forget the room, the crowd, everything.

Then he tells everyone we’ve been dating for months.

Soon everything starts to feel too real, from adorable fights over “necessary” tools to fix my broken porch to surviving a free-for-all dinner with his six siblings to picking up where our last kiss left off.

But there’s something he’s not telling me about why he’s really hanging around, and I’m pretty sure it has to do with my mob-connected brothers.

Because this is not a make-over story, and Cinderella is only a fairy tale…


Steamy Rom-Com Feel Good

Butterface by Avery Flynn is the first book in her Hartigan's series. The series features each Hartigan sibling finding love in unexpected place. This first book focuses on Ford, one of the middle siblings, and the only boy in a set of triplets. He is the only male in three generations who didn't become a fireman, and ended up becoming a Detective with the police instead. His romantic interest is Gina Luca, a wedding planner, with a past of severe bullying because of her big nose, and with a family who is tied to the mob.

I really loved this book! I am always hesitant to read a book from an unfamiliar author (I'm not great with change, to be honest), but I think I found a new author to add to my favorites list! Romance is hard to make unique, and while I went into thinking this would be like the O'Brien series by Cecy Robson, it isn't like that at all. Yes, they are both Irish families, Catholic, with lots of kids, but that's where the similarities end. I had it finished in a day, because I couldn't put it down. It was fun, sexy, intriguing, and at times, a little sad ... especially when it comes to bullying. It does lead to one of the things I really loved about this book though. Every book I have c