Rochelle Alers is back with another story, this one in the form of a Butterfly. Seneca Houston is a designer’s dream, her amazing body and breathtaking looks makes it easy for her to sell any product. From the first time she ever stepped foot on a runway she was an absolute hit. Muse to designer Luis Navarro, the butterfly is released from its cocoon and put on display for millions to see. Thirteen years has brought her more than she can ever hope for – millions of dollars, designer clothes and access to the hottest celebrities. As with a light bulb though, after a while the light starts to fade. At thirty three, Seneca wants one thing that she might not be able to have – normalcy. In her fight to decide what she really wants, she soon learns that everything that glitters isn’t gold.
Burnt out and indecisive, Seneca finds herself on a tropical island where she evaluates her life. In the midst of all this she finds herself enamored with Dr. Eliot Rollins, a plastic surgeon who manages to say all the right things. The past has left Seneca wary and she is not so sure she can trust her instincts or her heart.
When Seneca decides to retire from modeling, she encounters problems she never dreamed of. Everything she has ever believed in is put in to question and those she thought she could count on prove the most untrustworthy. Scandal, lies and jealous family members would like to keep her trapped and Butterfly realizes that it might be hard to fly away after all.
As a big Rochelle Alers fan I found myself quite disappointed. The characters lacked a lot of depth and it was very hard to connect with the main character. It is difficult to believe that despite being thrown into a tank of sharks that is the modeling industry that one can be so naïve. The love between Seneca and her future husband seemed a bit force and her previous relationships lacking. While still a good book, it does not live up to the high standard that is Rochelle Alers.
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