Eversea by Natasha Boyd
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication date: June 10th 2013
Eversea, a love story, is a Winter Rose Contest FINALIST 2013. Emilia Pisani of Simon & Schuster (judge) says “Great southern flavor!” and “Jack is an alluring leading man!”
An orphaned, small-town, southern girl, held hostage by responsibility and self-doubt.
A Hollywood A-list mega-star, on the run from his latest scandal and with everything to lose.
A chance encounter that leads to an unlikely arrangement and epic love affair that will change them both forever.
When his co-star and real-life girlfriend is caught cheating on him with her new director, A-list hottie, Jack Eversea, finds himself in sleepy Butler Cove, South Carolina. Jack hopes the sultry southern heat in this tiny coastal Lowcountry town will hide him not only from the tabloids and his cheating girlfriend, but his increasingly vapid life and the people who run it. He doesn’t count on meeting Keri Ann Butler.
Keri Ann has relied on herself so long, dealing with her family’s death and the responsibilities of keeping up her family’s historic mansion, that boys and certainly the meager offering of eligible boys in Butler Cove, have never figured into her equation. But fate has other plans. Suddenly face to face with the man who played the movie role of her favorite fictional character, Jack has Keri Ann yearning for everything she has previously avoided … and Jack must decide whether this funny, sassy girl is worth changing his life for, before his mistakes catch up to him.
Forever, Jack by Natasha Boyd
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
A feisty small-town girl and the Hollywood star who broke her heart
An all-consuming love threatened by fame
One last chance at FOREVER
Keri Ann Butler’s life changed on the night she met movie star, Jack Eversea. She thought she knew a Jack that was very different to the man adored by fans the world over. In the wake of his betrayal and abandonment, Keri Ann has had to pick up and move forward with the life she was supposed to live and has put off far too long.
Suddenly Jack is back, and his explanations for why he left seem more and more plausible, and his declarations more seductive. But being Jack’s latest tabloid accessory isn’t on Keri Ann’s career agenda, no matter how much she is attracted to him. And how can she can ever trust him again?
Jack knows he let the only ‘real’ thing that ever happened to him slip through his fingers. And his hands have been tied to try and stop it. Until Now.
Jack is now fighting to save his relationship with Keri Ann, even as his crazy life threatens to tear them apart. Again. The question is, can he convince her she can have it all? And have him? Forever?
Read how it all began in “Eversea “…
There are a few books that stay with you long after you finish and Eversea and Forever Jack are among those books. I not only fell in love with Keri Ann and Jack, I fell in love with Butler Cove, South Carolina. I absolutely loved the setting and sense of place created by Ms. Boyd and after the conclusion of Eversea, I was desperate to come back to the characters I loved so much!
Keri Ann has sacrificed much of her life and happiness out of family duty. Finally, after Jack has left, she makes something of herself as an artist, and finally is able to pursue an art education. She was devastated at their absence after Jack’s departure from the small town of Butler Cove, but to the author’s credit, Keri Ann doesn’t just pine away. She is strong and tries to move on in a positive way.
And Jack, my heart broke for him! When he explains his situation, I was hoping and praying that Keri Ann could be understanding enough and strong enough to accept him back into her life. But she has her own insecurities. Can she withstand the almost constant pressures that come with dating an international superstar?
Forever Jack is a beautifully written book filled with memorable characters and a story that flows perfectly. If you are looking to get lost in a book, look no further than Eversea and Forever Jack.
I also fell in the love with these book covers, the soothing colors and design transport me (in my mind) back to the beach. Jack is one of my top book boyfriends, funny, sensitive, handsome, and oh yes, SEXY as hell! He is not perfect, and there were a few times where I was literally on the edge of my seat, hoping that both he and Keri Ann wouldn’t keep their pride in the way of their great love. The conclusion of this series was perfect and would only be better if there were more books coming about Jack and Keri Ann. This is a 6-star series for me and I can’t recommend the books highly enough.
(ARC provided by the author in return for an honest review.)
“The way I feel about you was never a decision. It just was. I was made to love you. I never fell, I was already there. From the very first moment.”
Natasha Boyd is a writer with a background in marketing and public relations. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and lives in the coastal Carolina Low country, complete with Spanish moss, alligators and mosquitoes the size of tiny birds. She has a husband, two sons and a host of scared relatives that worry the next book will be about them. She is a member of Georgia Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America and Island Writers Network, where she has been a featured speaker. Forever, Jack is the sequel to her award-winning and first full-length novel, Eversea.
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–2 sets of signed copies of Eversea and Forever Jack + sea turtle pendant (Open INTL)
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I love books set in small town just for this reason. It’s like the town becomes a character in and of itself and you really fall in love with the whole atmosphere/setting. You should totally watch Hart of Dixies btw! Awesome review, Ellen! I love it when a book really stays with you for a long time afterwards.
I know Giselle, I want to visit the South Carolina Low Country! And these book covers are just magical!