The Butterfly Code by Sue Wyshynski
Dr. Hunter Cayman is in charge of Phoenix Research Lab located just outside of the small town of Deep Cove. He is mysterious and sexy and everyone around her is warning her off.
“For a doctor in charge of a research facility, he’s young. Late twenties, maybe. His dark gray T-shirt stretches across his muscular chest. His thumbs are hooked into the pockets of his well-fitting jeans, and his strong forearms are bare to the relentless drizzle. In fact, he seems to enjoy the misty wetness. Like he’s in his element.”
Aeris Thorne is an accomplished musician with a position with the New York Philharmonic. Her father introduced her to music as a child after losing her mother. Her mother, a genetic scientist was killed in a fire possibility due to her research.
“I was five when Mom died. Dad was fighting his own battles, yet he know I needed a place to put my churning energy. One day he brought home a violin teacher who auditioned me for a musical “ear” and agreed to take me on.”
Instantly there is an electric attraction between Hunter and Aeris. At the same time there are also a lot of questions. Like why the drastic aversion Aeris’s dad Jack has against Hunter? Or, what is the curious connection Jack and Hunter seem to have? What was her mother working on before she died?
“The heat of his powerful hands sends warmth shooting along my bare skin. I can feel each of his fingertips, the slightly rough texture, the strong tendons that are sensitive enough to not squeeze me too hard. his thumb moves gently along my collarbone, and I nearly close my eyes with pleasure.”
I thoroughly enjoyed the Butterfly Code. This book has a little bit of everything, a little sci-fi, a little mystery, a little romance, a little coming of age. I’m a sucker for a good story. There is nothing like a little genre switch to keep things fresh.
There were a few places in the book, especially in the beginning, where the descriptions were a little long. But, I can see how important it is to be descriptive in a story like this.
Guest review contributed by Reading After Dark. Reading After Dark is a book blog featuring stories about the messy interactions of the human condition, books that are best read after dark.