By Olivia Evans
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Dylan Walker has spent six years trying to move on from the loss of his girlfriend, Presley Cooper. Motivated by grief and the desire to do for others what he couldn’t do for her, he burns the candle at both ends to make it through medical school. After graduation he moves west, putting as much distance as possible between his past and his present.
Or so he thought.
Unknowingly, Dylan has been set on a path that will destroy everything he thought he knew. All the pain, all the grief, was all for nothing. With the help of an unexpected ally, Dylan must find the answers and save the girl he loves before it’s too late.
A second chance at love.
But first, he must find a way to make her remember her past. Remember him. Remember everything.
Flutter is the first book I have read by author Olivia Evans and it won’t be the last.
If you are looking for a highly emotional new adult / contemporary romance loaded with angst, Flutter by Olivia Evans is the perfect book. I must warn that this book does have some emotional triggers that readers may not be comfortable with. These triggers in no way condone the actions or circumstances but rather showcase the effect these actions had in the characters lives. The guilt over these actions changed both characters lives and put them on very different courses in life, some beyond their control and others because of the need to feel in control. I would highly recommend reading this book because it’s more than a romantic story, it’s a story of learning to live life. This story is told through both leading characters POV’s and visits the past as well as the present.
Dylan and Presley were high school sweethearts who both came from prestigious families. Although both families were in the same social circles, their views and outlook on their social standings were quite different. Presley’s family was conservative and had political agendas. Dylan’s family was a bit more progressive and liberal, they could care less about social standings. Presley’s family tried to control their teenage romance and had many restrictions. Dylan’s family accepted and encouraged their growing relationship. When the unthinkable happens it destroys both of their lives. Presley was lost to depression which ended up taking her life. Dylan was left heartbroken and unsure how to pick up the pieces of his shattered heart. It led him to becoming a doctor specializing in psychiatry .
After graduation he accepted a position on the west coast which led him to an exclusive hospital for the mentally ill. Obtaining a position at this hospital is an opportunity most residents in the field only dream of having. This opportunity is a life changer in a completely different way when he discovers the only girl he loved is indeed very much alive but not the same girl he once knew and loved. As a doctor he knows that Presley’s condition is very fragile and possibly irreversible. As a man in love with this broken woman he wants to find the woman he once knew. This woman is lost in the madness. Dylan is in a position that not only tests his heart but also his code of ethics as a doctor. There is more at risk than his professional position and it puts him, Presley, and other patients in danger.
Wow, this book was a complex, emotional ride that broke my heart but also gave me hope. I would highly recommend reading Flutter by Olivia Evans.