Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Butterfly Hunter by Julie Bozza ~ An Audio Review

It started as a simple assignment for Aussie bush guide Dave Taylor – escort a lone Englishman in quest of an unknown species of butterfly. 

However Nicholas Goring is no ordinary tourist, his search is far from straightforward, and it’s starting to look as if the butterflies don’t want to be found. 

As Dave teaches Nicholas everything he needs to survive in the Outback he discovers that he too has quite a bit to learn – and that very often the best way to locate something really important is just not to want to find it… 

This was such a sweet and Magical book. 

When Nicholas steps off the plane, he is not quite what Davy expected. All tall and lean and quite...clumsy.
Nicholas will tell you he was stunned by Davy's beauty though ;) 

Davy and Nicholas are to spend 3 months together in the Outback to find a mysterious butterfly.
Davy is a little uncomfortable with the flirting, mainly because he has only been used to Denise (aka Denny) and also, he's not interested in men, or so he thinks... but aside from all that, they are unusually comfortable around each other. The conversation comes easily enough and they generally like each other. 

Things kick up a notch when Davy realizes he may more than friend like Nicholas and from there an aww inspiring romance buds. While the scorch factor is low, you don't even notice because it is such a beautiful story and you can't help but love these two.  Davy and Nicholas are brilliant together. Davy never stood a chance against Nicholas's English "earling" charm ;) 

What one will find when one's not looking is such a great philosophy. 
Not only on their search for these elusive butterflies, but in love. 

I was a little startled towards the end when Nicholas decided to abruptly end their quest, but was so excited for Davy to go win his man. 

It is such a unique story, you can't help but be captivated by it all. The narrator is Aussie, so that just helped with the entire feel of the story, and he did a great Nicholas as well. My only complaint, though quite small, was that the audio sounded kind of "distant" as if it were recorded far away. I could still hear it quite well, but it wasn't as clear as most I've listened to. 

Highly recommended for a more lighthearted/sweet read, not too much angst about it. 

4.5 beautiful man stars*


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