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Finding Evan (Butterfly Days Book 2) by [Swallow, Lisa]
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Finding Evan is the sequel to Because of Lucy.
This book is a re-release of the original version of Finding Evan with minor changes.


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 her life.

Feeling pushed aside by Ness's focus on her studies and new friends, Evan can't confide in Ness about what's happening and the return to his old behaviour 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. In return, Evan struggles with Ness's inability to allow herself close to people, and her distance pushes him further away.

Then 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.

The Butterfly Days series:
Because of Lucy - Available Now 
Finding Evan - Releases March 29th

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 943 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01C12UOHI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #51,367 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I had been waiting for this book release (very impatiently) since reading Because Of Lucy. I loved BOL and was hoping the intense storyline and huge amount of chemistry would continue into Finding Evan. I wasn't disappointed. The only disappointing factor was having to stop reading it to do other stuff.

It's always tricky reading a second book in any genre other than paranormal, for me. It's hard to know if the intensity and content is still going to be enough to fill another book with the same characters, or whether it's going to fizzle out and spoil the memory of the first book. This was not something I needed to worry about with Finding Evan.

The book leads straight off from the end of summer where Ness and Evan have been traveling around Europe together. Ness is now also enrolled at Uni to do medicine and straight away I can see where some problems may lie in wait for the two of them. It has quite a fast paced speed to it right from the start and I didn't find myself page skimming or getting distracted at all.

There is a couple of new characters introduced in this book which spices up the storyline and causes a few problems for Ness and Evan. One of the new characters (Ollie) is fantastic and I would of loved to know more of his story, lots of secrets and brooding sexiness. Unfortunately it wasn't his story so I'll have to just wonder about him wistfully.

Of course after reading Because Of Lucy, a key factor of the first book is Lucy herself and a big question is whether she will be another onslaught of problems in this book, answer to that question is yes, she returns with a fresh set of problems for poor Evan and Ness.

I constantly spent my time backing either Ness or Evan. One minute in his corner then swinging to hers.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 25 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Butterfly Girl and Poetry Boy are back...and so is Lucy. Along with 5 heartfelt stars! 2 April 2016
By Marns - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Lisa Swallow’s books are an automatic must read for me, and I love every one of her books. “Finding Evan” picks up right after “Because Of Lucy” finishes, and, Ness and Evan have been on holiday together for the summer, both believing lessons have been learned, and communication is the key. Then, summer is over and real life begins....again.
As with “Because Of Lucy”, I believe that this is not just a rehash of the original novella, but is a full-bodied re-build. In “Finding Evan”, however, I struggled with Ness and her new supercilious exclusive “medical school” friends – Ollie and Jared. Ollie especially, who at first, seemed to make Ness question her relationship with Evan, and with Ness who let her insecurities get the better of her, even as she and Evan struggle with her new intense med school timetable. She has also had a gutsful of Lucy who again makes new demands of Evan even though he is trying to encourage her independence.
“Because Of Lucy” has to have been read before carrying on with “Finding Evan”, so we know about the Mental Health issues surrounding Evan’s twin sister, Lucy. What Lisa communicates in this book is that this isn’t just about the affected family member, but the immediate family, then the relationships surrounding the extended family – like ripples on a pond, the repercussions reverberate outwards.
What is evident with this young couple is the depth of love, and even though they struggle overcoming a lifetime of learned behaviour and their own family dynamics, they are trying to learn to communicate and grow together. Sometimes, however, habits return and some events are just too hard to overcome.
I award 5 very definite heartfelt stars to Lisa Swallow for “Finding Evan” and highly recommend this book to anyone who loves books of this genre.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Story. Amazing Author 30 March 2016
By Jennifer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Finding Evan is the continuation of another story by Lisa Swallow called Because of Lucy. I loved because of Lucy and was a little skeptical about reading this next book as sometimes I feel disappointed because I really want the characters to be happy (probably a psych thing for myself). While I did feel this way, I think that Lisa was being realistic and showing that a happy ending isn’t really an ending at all. It is just one happy moment when an author can end a book, while the story continues with new, and sometimes old, sets of hurdles arise. Lisa Swallow is an amazing writer and I have yet to read a book of hers I do not like. Her writing style and ability to create characters and plots that keep readers interested is not parallel to anyone else I have read in a long time.
In my opinion, Lisa Swallow is a very unique writer. She uses situations that could really happen in real life to create her stories. I really feel like I am living the story with the characters. This puts off the feeling that the author is able to immerse herself into other people’s lives and write from a point of view as if she lived the situations herself. Or maybe she is using her own life as a source to get material. Either way, she uses her words to bring light to situations that most people don’t want to think about. Some people want to escape into worlds that are so unlike their own that they can lose themselves. I like to do that sometimes myself, but I think that there should be something said about an author who can use real life instances and convince a reader that they are living in the same world.
The plot in Finding Evan is similar to the plot in Because of Lucy if you look at the big picture. Evan and Ness are in a relationship now and maneuvering the new waters of living more similar lives and dealing with the slight changes to their relationships. While these two characters developed in Because of Lucy, they still had developing to do in Finding Evan. This is so realistic for me as I believe that not one person ever stops developing and changing until the day their soul leaves this earth. It is nice to see that Ness and Evan are still learning about each other and still have unresolved issues between the two that need to be worked out. I love the idea that love is never ending and that everything can be peachy. With that being said, Ness and Evan are in a real relationship dealing with real life situations. Jealous, secrets, frustration, hurt, and loneliness. These are all real life emotions that we are able to explore through Lisa Swallows eyes.
As with any of Lisa Swallows books, there are some very intimate scenes in Finding Evan. Yes there is some sex, but what I love most about Lisa is she has an ability to make a scene feel intimate without having to involve physical aspects into it. Finding Evan had some of these instances where I felt the raw vulnerability from the characters. This meant way more to me than having a book full of meaningless sex scenes describing every which way a couple can get it on. I felt closer to the characters through these scenes.
Overall, I loved this book. I honestly do not have a single bad thing to say about it except I wish it was never-ending. I laughed and cried right along with the characters. Maybe I am growing up and learning to like different types of books. While I normally love a happy ending, I would love to read more from this couple. I feel like they reflect what real life couples go through. Nothing is ever peaches and crème and I love that Lisa Swallow is not afraid to show that. I would 100% recommend this and Because of Lucy to my friends.
Ratings:
Plot:5/5
Characters:5/5
Writing Style:5/5
Heat:5/5
Overall:5/5
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sweet and realistic, gripping love story. 30 March 2016
By Louise Seraphim Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I had been waiting for this book release (very impatiently) since reading Because Of Lucy. I loved BOL and was hoping the intense storyline and huge amount of chemistry would continue into Finding Evan. I wasn't disappointed. The only disappointing factor was having to stop reading it to do other stuff.

It's always tricky reading a second book in any genre other than paranormal, for me. It's hard to know if the intensity and content is still going to be enough to fill another book with the same characters, or whether it's going to fizzle out and spoil the memory of the first book. This was not something I needed to worry about with Finding Evan.

The book leads straight off from the end of summer where Ness and Evan have been traveling around Europe together. Ness is now also enrolled at Uni to do medicine and straight away I can see where some problems may lie in wait for the two of them. It has quite a fast paced speed to it right from the start and I didn't find myself page skimming or getting distracted at all.

There is a couple of new characters introduced in this book which spices up the storyline and causes a few problems for Ness and Evan. One of the new characters (Ollie) is fantastic and I would of loved to know more of his story, lots of secrets and brooding sexiness. Unfortunately it wasn't his story so I'll have to just wonder about him wistfully.

Of course after reading Because Of Lucy, a key factor of the first book is Lucy herself and a big question is whether she will be another onslaught of problems in this book, answer to that question is yes, she returns with a fresh set of problems for poor Evan and Ness.

I constantly spent my time backing either Ness or Evan. One minute in his corner then swinging to hers. They both act ridiculously, then I feel sorry for them. It's like a soap opera. It's quite sad their story has come to an end, it would be interesting to see where they are in 10 years time.

Great twists and turns, and a huge shocker I didn't see coming and totally didn't start welling up at. Much. The emotion is definitely present throughout this book, I seem to find myself frustrated and sad at the slightest thing.

I still love how these books are based in England, it makes a refreshing break from all the stories I read in the gorgeous sunshine of America and English slang is always understood a lot better. :)
A fantastic read, I always feel satisfied to know I waited for a book and it lived up to my expectations.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotionally Beautiful! 29 March 2016
By litljen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Finding Evan is the sequel to Because of Lucy by the fabulous Lisa Swallow and it is recommended that you read the first book prior to this one in order to understand the backstory of the characters. Finding Evan picks up at the tail end of Evan and Ness's summer holiday together, before life gets hectic with Ness starting med school and Evan returning to his studies at Uni. Once they return from their trip, things get complicated with Ness making new (male) friends and Evan getting sucked back into family drama. Evan is extremely jealous of Ness's friendship with Ollie and it causes some rocky times for them. Add into the mix Evan's involvement once again with his sister, Lucy and the reemergence of parts of his past that he thought he left behind and you have a dynamic story.

Evan and Ness face some serious struggles and really need to fight for one another in this story. Their relationship is never simple and Swallow takes the reader on a journey that explores what happens when secrets are kept, communication is lacking and trust is questioned. Can love survive when one puts outside influences above one's own happiness? Will a life-changing event and tragedy open their eyes to what is most important in life and help them get past their relationship challenges? Swallow writes an emotionally beautiful story about first love and all of the bumps and bruises along the way to finding that desired happily ever after. This was a fabulous ending to a wonderful series!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down 6 April 2016
By L. Chuff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
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!