Finding Evan (Butterfly Days, #2)
by Lisa Swallow
New Adult Contemporary Romance
“She killed a part of me – the part which trusts when someone tells you they love you, and allows you to trust that person with your heart.”
Ness and Evan return to Leeds from Europe, and begin their new life together. But the past Evan has buried for years resurfaces and threatens their future.
After fifteen years, Evan doesn’t want any contact with the woman who abandoned him, but is unwillingly pulled into his mother’s life by Lucy.
Feeling pushed aside by Ness’s focus on her studies and new friends, Evan can’t confide in Ness about what’s happening. This return to his old behavior adds more distance to their relationship. When Ness’s new friend Ollie picks up the pieces because Evan is away, Evan’s insecurities threaten their relationship further.
Ness becomes aware of Evan’s situation, and she questions whether he will ever be able to break his ties to those dragging him down. If he can’t put himself first, and live the life he wants, she is unable to see how their relationship could work. In return, Evan struggles with Ness’s inability to get close to people, and her distance pushes him further away.
The decision about the future of the relationship is taken out of their hands - by something that could end things between Ness and Evan forever…
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PREVIOUS BOOK IN THE SERIES:
Because of Lucy
Finding Evan takes off immediately after Because of Lucy. Evan and Ness are blissfully happy after their summer in Europe, but they return to what becomes a new beginning. Ness is thrown into difficult studies and Evan begins to feel as though he’s slowly slipping out of her life. He fights back in true Evan style, making me fall for him all over again.
But when something happens to turn his world upside down, Evan’s fight falters. Retreating inside himself, he risks losing everything.
What I love about this story is that Evan and Ness are so real. Their relationship goes through the struggles every young couple faces. Lisa Swallow always manages to create the most memorable, believable and engaging characters, and Evan and Ness have wriggled into my heart in the best way! My heart aches for them, laughs with them, and cheers them on. I always felt so much for Evan and his tender heart, and what he had to face. I could not put the book down until everything was resolved, and I absolutely loved the ending!
About the Author
Lisa is an Amazon bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. She is originally from the UK and moved to Australia in 2001. She now lives in Perth, Western Australia with her husband, three children, and Weimaraner, Tilly, who often makes appearances on Lisa’s social media.
Lisa’s first publication was a moving poem about the rain, followed by a suspenseful story about shoes. Following these successes at nine years old there was a long gap in her writing career, until she published her first book in 2013.
In the past, Lisa worked as an English teacher in France, as an advertising copywriter in England, and ran her own business in Australia. Now she spends her days with imaginary rock stars.
She lived in Europe as a child and also travelled when she left university. This has given Lisa stories which would sound far-fetched if she wrote them down, and maybe one day she will. These days, Lisa is happy in her writing cave, under Tilly’s supervision.