Review: Butterfly in Frost (Sylvia Day)

Butterfly in Frost
Author: Sylvia Day
Publication Date: August 27, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½


From #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Sylvia Day comes a hotly anticipated and passionate new love story.

Once, I would never have imagined myself here. But I’m settled now. In a place I love, in a home I renovated, spending time with new friends I adore, and working a job that fulfills me. I am reconciling the past and laying the groundwork for the future.

Then Garrett Frost moves in next door.

He’s obstinate and too bold, a raging force of nature that disrupts the careful order of my life. I recognize the ghosts that haunt him, the torment driving him. Garrett would be risky in any form, but wounded, he’s far more dangerous. I fear I’m too fragile for the storm raging inside him, too delicate to withstand the pain that buffets him. But he’s too determined…and too tempting.

And sometimes hope soars above even the iciest desolation.

Emotional and heartrending, Butterfly in Frost marks a brilliant return by global sensation Sylvia Day, the #1 international multimillion bestselling author of the Crossfire saga.

I honestly don’t know where to start with this book. I’m kind of confused how I feel about it. On on hand, it was pretty brilliant. On the other, I found it lacking at times. I guess I’ll begin with my first impressions of Butterfly in Frost.

  • Sylvia Day is a beautiful writer. Her words pull me in immediately and won’t let me go.
  • Both Teagan and Garrett were complicated characters with complicated pasts. I wanted to know more the entire time I was reading. I liked that it was a fast-paced story, but it was almost too fast-paced. I felt like I was missing something, like time jumps. I couldn’t get a handle on it.
  • I liked the relationship Teagan and Garrett built, but I couldn’t quite get a grasp on how quickly it moved. It was so instant attraction that it was off-putting. I didn’t get how Teagan could be okay with how quickly Garrett became practically obsessed with her. It almost felt creepy.
  • I loved the cameos of some of my favorite Sylvia Day characters.
  • The greater Seattle area setting: When I first started reading this book, I was impressed by the detail Day gave the area Teagan’s house is in. She beautifully described the Redondo area. It’s this gorgeous little pier area with and across the street and up the hillside are some beautiful old (and some new) homes. It’s a little gem on Puget Sound. I can say this because I grew up not 10 minutes from Redondo and I have spent many hours there.

All of these thoughts were churning in my head the entire time I was reading. Then, WHAM! Plot twist. I didn’t see it coming and suddenly everything made sense to me. The story was over pretty quickly after that, and I was left feeling a little unsettled. I needed more of a wrap up or something.

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Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, #1 Sunday Times, #1 Der Spiegel, and #1 international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels sold in more than forty countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in twenty-eight countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Visit the author at

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6 thoughts on “Review: Butterfly in Frost (Sylvia Day)”

    1. Yes, I wouldn’t say it’s as good as that one. You’ll probably end up liking it in the end, though!

  1. I had a lot of the same issues you did, especially with the pacing and how Garrett was so pushy. I loved Gideon, but Garrett was like Gideon on crack when it came to elbowing his way in. LOL

    Great review!

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