Flutter by Olivia Evans
on July 24th 2017
Genres: Romance, Suspense
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Dylan Walker has spent six years trying to move on from the loss of his girlfriend, Presley Cooper. Motivated by grief and the desire to do for others what he couldn’t do for her, he burns the candle at both ends to make it through medical school. After graduation he moves west, putting as much distance as possible between his past and his present.
Or so he thought.
Unknowingly, Dylan has been set on a path that will destroy everything he thought he knew. All the pain, all the grief, was all for nothing. With the help of an unexpected ally, Dylan must find the answers and save the girl he loves before it’s too late.
A second chance at love.
But first, he must find a way to make her remember her past. Remember him. Remember everything.
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Too many times he’d kept his feelings for her hidden, not only because of his fear of rejection, but because Presley was his friend. The thought of losing their friendship if things didn’t work out between them was terrifying. But this was their last year of school, and if he had any hope of seeing how they could be together, he’d have to do it now, before Chris or Matt or any of the other guys with half a brain beat him to the punch. Pulling in a deep breath, he walked over to her table and took the seat across from her. She hadn’t noticed him yet, and for that, he was grateful. He needed a moment to settle his nerves. He took a sip of his drink and listened to Presley and Chris’s conversation.
“You shouldn’t smoke before the first day of school. It sucks bad enough without having to deal with wanting to sleep all day,” Chris said, commenting on how tired Presley seemed.
Presley laughed, and the sound caused the corner of Dylan’s mouth to lift into a smile. “That’s a rookie mistake. I know better. I’m just tired.”
Chris leaned in closer, his arm moving to the back of Presley’s chair. “Yeah, well, that’s what happens when you spend the summer in Italy, living inside a wine barrel.”
Without thinking, Dylan grabbed a fry from his tray and threw it at Presley. It smacked her right in the face. “Presley Cooper,” he admonished, mock disapproval written all over his face.
A look of surprise crossed her features before her lips curved into a sly smile. “Dylan Walker,” she mimicked, flinging the fry back at him.
Dylan winked and slouched down in his chair with his hands threaded behind his head. He tried to keep his posture casual, but up close, she was even prettier. He couldn’t take his eyes off her. Uneasy about what he was going to do, Dylan fell into the comfort of their normal banter.
“I’m disappointed in you. I’ve been single almost two weeks, and you haven’t bothered to make one inappropriate comment about offering a helping hand to stroke my ego.”
A laugh burst from Presley’s chest, the abrupt sound attracting the attention of their classmates. She covered her mouth, her eyes wide. Dylan chuckled when she dropped her hands and let out an exasperated sigh. “I’ve only been home for a week, and today is the first time I’ve seen you. Also, in case you didn’t get the memo, stroking your ego was so last breakup.”
Presley popped a fry in her mouth and rolled her eyes. She looked bored, but this wasn’t a new game for Dylan. He knew she was enjoying their repartee as much as he was.
“You’re right,” he nodded, his expression turning thoughtful. “That was so last breakup. You wanna know what the new rage is for getting over a breakup?”
Presley grinned. “What’s that?”
“A new girlfriend.”
Presley lifted her brow and cocked her head to the side. “You want me to help you find a girlfriend? I’ve got to say, I’m not sure how I feel about this new trend. From hand job to handmaid? I feel gypped.”
“Oh, Presley,” Dylan tsked, his smile widening even as his heart pounded in his chest. “I don’t need you to help me find a girlfriend. I think you should be my girlfriend.”
I love Olivia’s writing and even if Flutter does not seem like your thing then I highly recommend you check out her other work.
I’ve been anticipating this book for a while, ever since she told me about it I was excited. Dylan and Presley’s story is a heartbreaking one. There was one thing that kept me from giving this a full 5 stars. It’s not huge but to me it was something and that is I would have liked to have had a bit more suspense and maybe a little more angst to this. Yes it is in here but I some things were wrapped a bit to fast for my liking or seemed like at the end were not that big of a deal as it was made out to be. This does not mean the book wasn’t amazing or that I didn’t love reading it. It is and I did. Your heart will break for them and you will not regret reading this. I can’t wait for more books from Olivia.