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Butterface

The Hartigans, Book 1
Written by: Avery Flynn
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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 hottest 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....

©2018 Avery Flynn (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc.

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Fun book

The female narrator was very excellent. Intonation was spot on. He was good as well. First book I have experienced with male and female narration. Perfectly done. Loved the story. Which of us perfect? Great characters. I am getting the second book, as well.

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All the feels

This was my first book by this author. I loved the story and the characters. It was heartwarming. I liked the fact that it told a story that so many people can relate too but often don’t hear. The narrators did an amazing job. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. ❤️

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Avery has really out done herself.

Sexy, hilarious....this one got me right in the feels. There's a little bit of Gina in each and everone of us.

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  • Sara
  • 2018-11-06

Just plain fun!

This was fantastic! I didn't see the more serious side of it until I was neck deep in it. Butterface opens up your mind and makes you think of things you said in passing and perhaps not meant. It's just deeper than I expected and I loved it! Don't let that fool you though... it was still a riot! It totally tugged at my heart strings and made me think more about how we view ourselves.

Fantastic dual narration with Brian Pallino and Savannah Peachwood. Peachwood has this fun and light voice and you could feel her words and how impactful some statements were. Pallino had this deep tenor that I loved!

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  • Felicia The Geeky Blogger
  • 2018-09-26

Brian Pallino and Savannah Peachwood --- NAILED IT

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Overall Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.50

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

Quick Thoughts: I think the "ugly" comments went on a little to long but outside of that I really enjoyed Butterface. Gina was fantastic and her friends were a hoot. Ford was a hunky rule follower that made me smile and I loved his family. I am going to have to go read Felicia's book :) Overall this was fun and I am really looking forward to the rest of The Hartigans!

Audio Thoughts: Narrated by Brian Pallino and Savannah Peachwood ---- NAILED IT! Seriously it was so good in audio form and I highly recommend it!

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  • Anita Iorizzo-Grazier
  • 2018-12-27

Oh Childhood Memories

I sure can whole heartedly identified with this story. I was one of those kids that at by the age of 12-13 I stood 5'8" & weighted 114lbs oh and let's not forget the I'm 1/2 Italian with the famine version of a "Jimmy Durante" nose. Yes, I got razzed about my nose from 6th grade all the away thru high school. I had a few close friends that took the time to get to know me, this shy, who am I kidding, when you talk about the wallflower. I was the wall. So yes, my dating life was nil to none. Until I was 18 and meet this guy while at work. All I can tell you is Holy Crap what a wonderful, loving, handsome man he was, he saw the flower and not the wall. We were married, and happy. I learned how to love him and myself at the same time and that's a gift I will have for the rest of my life. It's amazing how books can mirror life. This book is well worth a re-read. Thanks.

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  • Tannie
  • 2018-09-13

Repetitive

Ok, I get it, she's ugly. That point was made the first chapter so why harp on it through the ENTIRE book. Move on the the actual story already!!!! So not worth the credit.

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  • Jennifer
  • 2019-04-14

Fell a bit flat

I loved the premise of this story - an unconventional heroine whose image of herself is challenged by the hero of the story. Of course, the hero has to be swoon-worthy, adorably awkward, and super hot. The story is, at times, fun, sweet and sexy.

While I enjoyed the story enough to continue reading until the end, it just didn't live up to the level of comedy and endearment that I expected. Comments on Gina's appearance started to grate on my nerves. And while it may not be realistic at all, I had hoped for Gina's character to face growth in her confidence quicker, or even for Ford to come clean with his secrets sooner.

I am still interested in checking out the other Hartigan stories.

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  • benytha gonzalez
  • 2019-04-04

we all have some of Gina

it feels real. we all have something that everyone makes fun off. and the hot man has flaws. wow that a first for me... all around funny easy reading with some tear to make u feel more

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  • Esther Robards-Forbes
  • 2019-02-18

Loved it!

Great story. Great characters. can't wait to read the next book in the series. Fun!

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  • Ashley Essig
  • 2019-02-02

A wonderful Surprise!!

I LOVED THIS STORY! I had been in a drought, looking for a good, funny, meaningful story and this book did not disappoint. It is definitely on my list of favorites and the narrations were amazing!

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  • Michelle Eriksen
  • 2019-01-30

Such a Fun story

A sweet and Sassy romance with a few really cute twists. I love the characters, Gina and Ford are so much fun together and even when they were fighting I just wanted them to be together because they worked. Love this story.

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  • C.A. Szarek
  • 2019-01-21

LOVE THIS BOOK!

I reallllllly loved this book, and I am super excited about the new series! I can't wait to check out each and every book as they come. This is so great cuz the heroine isn't drop dead gorgeous, and it makes it have a great appeal to "real life:"

So I don't love dual narration. I prefer duet, and if IS dual, I honestly would prefer just one narrator. That being said, I did love the male voice, and I liked the girl, and they did a great job on the book. I really wished it was duet instead of dual, but I will listen to the rest of the series, since I adore Avery's books.

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