Author: Natasha Boyd
Series: Eversea #1
Publication: June 4th 2013
Genre: New Adult
Cover Rating: 5/5 (So pretty!)
Overall Rating: 4/5
Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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 married and much older 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.
Holy crap, I loved this book! It was really really good. I'm so glad I got the chance to read it, so another thank you to Natasha Boyd for giving me the chance!
I liked this book right from the moment I read the first paragraph. Sometimes you read something and you know right from the first moment it'll be great; Eversea was a book just like that.
The first thing I noticed about it was how funny the main character, Keri Ann, was. I loved her sense of humor and inner thoughts. And other than that she was also really strong but also a very lovable girl with a big heart.
Another thing I loved was the setting. Lately I have a thing about books set in a southern place. I just love it all!
You'd think a book about a small town girl meeting a famous hollywood actor has been done so many times but I honestly enjoyed it immensely. I always enjoyed picking this book up and continue reading throughout the whole story. There's nothing more terrible than dreading to pick up a book, which lately I've had a lot with other books, so I'm really glad it wasn't so with Eversea.
I'm cutting right to the chase and say that Jack Eversea was just so amazin to read about. Yum, yum. I admit, I have fallen for him also.
"He was like a bright and beautiful rogue planet. He pulled the entire galaxy into a gravitational wobble until he got close enough to suck you in and tilt your axis head over heels."
I loved how he and Keri Ann had this unbelievable intense attraction, but it wasn't an insta-love kind of thing. Their feelings devoloped slowly but surely and I loved every single moment of it! The romance was hot. No other way to put it. Natasha Boyd can write some delicious romance scenes. Loved it!
Also turtles are one of my favorite animals and they played a big part in this book for how Jack got a tattoo of one and what it represented to him. <3
The other characters in it were really well written, too. My favorite besides Keri Ann and Jack was Jazz, the best friend of Keri Ann. I loved her! Everyone should have a friend like hers in their life. She was so much fun to read about and such a great friend to Keri Ann. I hope, maybe in one of the next books she will end up with Joey after all. It just has to happen!
The only reason why this isn't a full blown five star read for me is, that eventually I got really frustrated by Keri Ann. I love the girl and all that, but I wanted her to have more confidance. A lot of time she was misjudging Jack, which is totally understandable, but even with the slightest frown she thought he wasn't into her anymore, which is ridiculous because he was totally into her. And also in the beginning it was a little hard to get into the writing. I didn't feel like it flowed enough for my liking but once I got more into it I started liking it all a lot! Other than those things, this book was a perfect new adult read.
Oh and I love how Jack played the part of her favorite hero, Max, from a book. I mean talk about a dream come through! I've also learned that said book is an actual story written by Natasha, that she may go through with someday. I really hope she will because it sounds awesome.
Also, love the playlist that was with the book. I always love it when authors can find songs that connect to the book of characters because I also always connect music to books. And that playlist is simply perfection!
Overall, Eversea by Natasha Boyd was a very romantic new adult book with some seriously unexpected twists that had me screaming not only inside my head but also out loud (no joke). The characters were so great! Keri Ann was a great heroine, who learned what she truly wanted in her life and finally took the steps to get it. And Jack Eversea, well, I'm sure he'll have even more fangirls fawning over him with every person who reads this book. I would highly recommend it to every new adult fan and even if you don't usually read books like this, read it anyway, it might surprise you.
Oh and last but not least, at the end there was one chapter in Jack's point of view which made me just crazy with giggles. I love male points of view and Natasha Boys nailed it! *squee*
Great. I get to meet Jack Eversea, the Jack Eversea, and I act like a complete imbecile. It was so good Jazz wasn't here, she would have clobbered me by now. For that matter, she would have clobbered him and dragged him back to her lair.
I plugged my ear buds into my phone and put Keane on shuffle. Those boys always knew how to speak to my mind.
You know you're in the Lowcountry when the steering wheel in your old red pick up is slippery from humidity, the news on the radio is all about the projected path of the latest Atlantic hurricane and the road kill you narrowly miss smearing further is a five foot long alligator.
~About the Author:
Natasha Boyd is a writer with a background in marketing and public relations. She lives in the coastal Carolina Lowcountry, complete with Spanish moss, alligators and mosquitoes the size of tiny birds. She has a husband, two sons and a cat named Tuna. Eversea is her first full-length novel.
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