Don’t Judge a Book By It’s Cover
Gina has always known she’s not a great beauty. If the mirror didn’t tell her plenty of people have seen fit to make comments about her appearance. So when she meets Ford and he shows interest, it’s too good for her to believe it’s real. But she wants to.
Ford is a by the rules kind of guy—which makes him a good cop. When he first sees Gina, something about her makes him take notice. When she takes off after a very awkward situation, he feels badly. He gets another opportunity to get to know her and grabs it. Too bad that it’s because of work and even worse, if Gina finds out how that’s how they really started, he may lose her forever.
This was a really funny but also heart hurting story. Gina and Ford are wonderful characters and the cast of supporting characters are hysterical.
It was an okay story.
Fabulous! Truly relatable swoon worthy characters.
By Reading Kat
I fell in love with Gina and Ford in the first chapter. Not because they are perfect, but because they are realistically imperfect.
Just the right blend of emotions to keep you hooked, this book has it all. Don’t put it on your want to read list, read it. You’ll be glad you did.
Gina has been the subject of a lot of hateful “pranks” because of her looks. She doesn’t believe that any man can see the person she really is. Ford finds Gina very intriguing, but he is a cop and she is related to criminals. Will they be able to find common ground, get past her insecurities and his lies and worries about his job? I felt this book dragged on a little to much, I had a hard time getting through certain parts. So It was just an okay read for me.
Great story and characters. Needs some editing to be perfect.
Good story - clean up grammatical issues in the second half and it would be perfect
Love Love Love Butterface!!!
Loved it!! I am now very impatient to read Muffin Top, already know it’s gonna be my new favorite!! Very happy with this series/standalone stories, sassy female characters are the best!!
Butterface is book one in the new series, The Hartigans and is a fun and sexy story!
Ford works for the Police Department and is the outcast of the family as the rest of them are firefighters. With everything to prove, Ford is a guy who plays by the books.
Gina is a successful wedding planner but yet thinks that she may never walk down the aisle herself. She has been the victim of cruelty about her looks her entire life and now Gina believes it all.
But when a Kiss Cam has Gina and Ford front and center, their chemistry sets off a chain reaction of events that just can’t be ignored. Until secrets threaten every part of their relationship.
Butterface was a fun and sexy book that was full of emotions. I love how Ford really saw Gina for who she was and how Gina, like many of us women, was full of doubt about herself. This story was full of so many wonderful moments, I truly enjoyed it!
A Great Romantic Comedy!!
Gina Luca is not what the world would consider a beautiful or even pretty heroine. But, she is a strong, independent woman who know her weaknesses and doesn't let that stop her from enjoying her life. Ford is the hot cop who sees past Gina's flaws to the girl she truly is. This story is fun, sexy and will open your eyes to just how much pressure we put on ourselves to be beautiful and live up to others expectations. Loved it!!
Great start to a new series
Another fun series by Avery Flynn. The Hartigan family was introduced in The Charmer. They are a big, loud Irish Catholic family of mostly firefighters. Ford’s anal retentive rule following personality made him turn his back on the family firefighting business and become a police officer. He meets Gina Luca at a cop wedding, where she is the wedding planner and they are forced to kiss on the. Kiss-cam. Gina is what mean folks would call a Butterface, she has a great body, But her face! She was treated horribly by almost everyone because she isn’t beautiful , so that colors how she views the world. Ford is assigned to stay at her house after a body is found in the attic, so he can get intel on her mob connected brothers. Ford’s initial attraction he feels for her becomes more as they spend time together. Ford’s duplicity and Gina’s insecurity will of course stand in their path to an HEA. Great book and I cannot wait until the next book in the series.
Captivated from the very first page. I know my review isn't going to do this book justice because it's truly beyond words.
Gina Luca is a wedding planner, who meets Ford Hartigan detective at a wedding that is quickly spiraling out of control. Ford is there because it's one of his fellow officers getting married. The couple has a kiss cam and when the camera focuses on the two of them neither wants to kiss, until they do and Ford gives Gina his all. I melted into a puddle. Gina has spent her life being bullied, the brunt of every joke possible because of her face. We get the idea in general but not a graphic image of her shortcoming. Gina does however have a great shape, two overly protective brothers whose occupations border on somewhat criminal, familial loose ties to the mob and an old Victorian house she inherited from her Grandpa who went missing twenty years ago under much speculation as to his fate. Again the allusion to mob ties. Ford is working a task force with two jack hat detectives who make it a point to get under this skin. They've been working on a case that involves yet another family who bring heroin into their small town. The Luca brothers may or may not be involved at least peripherally. Gina has done her best to distance herself from any family business and any remnant died off with the older generation.
When something happens at Gina's home, Ford's boss decides it a great opportunity for him to spend some time with Gina gathering intel. All Ford can think about is Gina and her black lace panties. So he's camped out on her couch. Helps her with some handyman work and the two slowly warm up to each other. Gina is fully aware what she looks like. Her brothers are spitting nails she's involved with a cop, his family is relentless because he's a rule follower and heaven help anyone who breaks a rule. He comes from a long line of firefighters, he is the first to step out and become a cop.
These two both have issues and as they slowly seem to work through them, there's another twist to the story and while it goes against Ford's rules, he definitely enjoys breaking the no hitting the sheets rule with Gina. These two make enough steam to power a small city. Then once again, more twists and curves that turn the whole works upside down. The last straw for Gina pinched my heart in the worst way. Did Ford get what he was looking for, he got that and then some; along with his come to jesus moment.
What a rollercoaster ride of emotions, it's funny, intense, moments when you want to take a swing at someone, mumbling to yourself. Best of all are Gina and Ford two characters that I loved that will stay with me for a while. I love Gina's strength and her weak moments, Ford I loved for feelings for Gina and his crazy family. Ford is dedicated, he commits.
I love Avery Flynn, her books are always stellar. She totally slayed me with this one. I still thought about it today. This book has everything you could ever want, two characters you fall in love with, a great story, humor, love, plenty of steam and oh those emotions...
Start reading now. You don't want to miss this one. Honestly deserves more than 5 stars.
Ready for the next book in the series!
advanced reader copy from NetGalley and Entangled for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.