Butterfly in Frost

Narrated by: Emma Wilder, Joe Arden
Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
4 out of 5 stars (756 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, and Amazon Charts best seller

From number one New York Times best-selling phenomenon Sylvia Day comes a hotly anticipated and passionate new love story.

Once, I would never have imagined myself here. But I’m settled now. In a place I love, in a home I renovated, spending time with new friends I adore, and working a job that fulfills me. I am reconciling the past and laying the groundwork for the future. 

Then Garrett Frost moves in next door. 

He’s obstinate and too bold, a raging force of nature that disrupts the careful order of my life. I recognize the ghosts that haunt him, the torment driving him. Garrett would be risky in any form, but wounded, he’s far more dangerous. I fear I’m too fragile for the storm raging inside him, too delicate to withstand the pain that buffets him. But he’s too determined…and too tempting. 

And sometimes hope soars above even the iciest desolation. 

Emotional and heartrending, Butterfly in Frost marks a brilliant return by global sensation Sylvia Day, the number-one international multimillion best-selling author of the Crossfire saga.

©2019 Sylvia Day (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Good -- until the plot 'twist'

Enjoyed the story until the last two chapters. The plot twist felt contrived and was a complete 180 to the story. I didn't buy it at all, especially given the characters' behaviors throughout chapters 1-14. Completely changed my opinion of the story. The author needed to add more clues and some of the earlier dialogue and behaviors ended up making no sense based on the reveal.

Wanted to like this but was disappointed.

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Not the best Sylvia Day book

I have listened to most of her books and the narrator on this one leaves some to be desired. The story line just doesn't grab my attention like her other books. I actually was listening and had to switch to another book. I listened for about two hours or halfway thru and just decided it wasn't worth the other two hours. Unfortunate for me, I pre-ordered this book and was out of the country when it came in and I cant return it.

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Not. A. Winner!

I could not wait for this to end! I did not connect to either of the main characters. The narration of the male voice was a bit freaky to me, and not in a cool way. The swearing was unnecessary and added no excitement. Not hot. Not sexy.

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Loved It!!

You can't compare this to Cross Fire, It is completely different and it drives me nuts when people do that. I go into each book with an open mind.

I loved the narrators, I would of loved to hear more Joe Arden but I felt like Emma Wilder was perfect for her character.

I loved that we got updates on the Crossfire main characters, That was an added bonus. I love Ava!!

Without giving anything away I loved the end. I wasn't excepting it for some reason.

It wasn't what I excepted at all and I wish it would of been a lot longer just because I love Sylvia Day and her books. I recommend it. It had just the right amount of love, story, and lust. It wasn't missing anything and the end summarized everything.

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The entire "female" performance is in a whisper.

narrator really needs to have a stronger voice. you really can only hear the male part well.

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Butterfly

Don’t recommend this one. Romantic passages are just too graphic. Difficult to feel the passion amidst torrid descriptions of sex organs on display. The ‘mystery’ seems to play second fiddle to the mish-mash of sweaty dialogue.

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loved!!

OMG!!! I totally didn't see that twist!! This book was so good!! I am speechless and am trying not to say anything to give this away! This book is a must in my opinion. My only complaint is that I didn't want it to end, wanted more!! I believe there was so much more that could be added. Maybe it will be a series??

Emma Wilder and Joe Arden are great!

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Listen twice

This is one of those stories you'll want to hear twice. Especially after the ending, I won't post any spoilers though. I do like the fact that Sylvia touched on the grief of losing someone close to you, not simply right after but the struggles that come months later. The narrative was excellent and I really enjoyed this book.

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Confusing

First, I've never listened to any of this author's work before so had nothing to go on as far as the style of her writing or familiarity of other characters mentioned. I fast forwarded a lot of the story because it was boring listening to all of the unnecessary descriptions of clothing, graphic sexual scenes and physical attributes of the characters. Ok so he's hot, get on with it. Geez. And by the end when the whole "twist" comes in, I was just confused. There's nothing that ties all of it together. One minute they don't know each other at all, the next they're getting down and dirty then bam- they had a past? And did she remember or did she have ptsd amnesia or something?! It just didn't flow, make any sense. Usually there are references to the past that make sense, ties things together but this was not like that. There wasn't any depth to her past because apparently she didn't want to ever talk about it. Left the listener just wondering. When the conclusion comes, I just thought, wth? Where did that come from? I don't know if I would try any of her other works or not at this point. All of the graphic sex descriptions in these stories are really getting old and boring. These writers need to come up with better storylines instead of all the sex fillers.

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So disappointing

Struggled to stay connected- very unlike her other books. Won't be purchasing another book from her if this what the newer stuff is like.

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  • Amanda Jane Haseldine
  • 05-04-20

so disappointing

well what can I day other than what a load of rubbish.! I fell asleep half way through as it was so boring. I found the narration to be annoying

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-08-19

Don't bother.

Total waste of time did not enjoy the book at all. No depth or actual story.

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  • jade
  • 10-04-19

A great listen

I genuinely wasn’t sure for the 1st hour. A lot of stuff didn’t make sense. Then it got good, then it got really good. I won’t say anymore. It’s a great listen x

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  • Kate
  • 09-22-19

Moving

Amazing, so moving. Loved the writing brought to life as beautifully narrated. Delighted to check in on the Cross family, missing them.

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  • Emccallion n
  • 08-29-19

nice story, easy to listenvery twisted at the end

nice story easy to listen to- no real problems unexpected conclusion, bit short but at the same time enough

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 08-28-19

Butterfly in Frost

This is a lovely new begin story, after a terrible incedent, with twists that surprised me at the end. Great to know Eva and Carry still on their happy endings and going strong. Read brilliantly by Emma Wilder and Joe Arden.

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  • jodie
  • 08-29-19

Butterfly in Frost

as usual this was a fantastic book with fantastic narrators they are simply amazing I couldn't put my phone down it has an amazing story line can't wait to see if there is another book to this these guys need and deserve there amazing life

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  • Gresilda
  • 09-08-20

surprising

I found this book very surprising in the beginning I didn't like it too much by the end I was in tears and it all made sense very surprising