Author: Natasha Boyd
Publication: March 26th 2015 by NPRB
Genre: New Adult ~ Contemporary Romance
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Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Livvy is on the run. And she’s escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her.
But the isolated cottage isn’t empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own.
In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way.
Deep emotions and powerful chemistry face a painful battle with the tangle of lies, and scars of the past. When the truth emerges, hearts will be shattered.
"A captivating, heart-wrenching, beautifully written story about those who scar us and those who help us heal. I could not put it down and am still thinking about it!" - Mia Sheridan, New York Times Bestselling author of Archer’s Voice
"Boyd skillfully navigates the scorching physical desire and personal insecurities of her protagonists, crafting a relationship that is tense, torrid and sure to keep the pages turning." ~ RT Book Reviews
“Fans of the Sea of Tranquility or Mia Sheridan will absolutely love this story.” ~ MissIngrid’s reviews.
“I can’t recall ever reading a novel that made me laugh, smile, cry… just, feel as much as this one did.” ~ Books over Bros Reviews
To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect starting this book. I had a feeling it would be a great story but I hadn't expected to love it this much or be so touched by it. I shed some tears at the end and it really felt like my heart would burst out of my chest —stories like this are the best ever.
I have to admit that Livvy didn't start out as a person that I liked. Sure, I was curious about her, about why she was running away from her home and what brought her to her grandmother's cottage but that was as far as it went. But slowly and surely she grew on me (partly because of her interaction with Tom) and she actually surprised me, because in the end I loved her as a character. Through the book you can see her change a lot, for better, and yeah... that took me by surprise.
Which brings us to Tom. What can I say about the man except that I loved him. I haven't quite read about a character like him. He intrigued me so much. I knew there was some big bad secret he was hiding and it just made me more curious about him. And let me just tell you that this secret is huge and it pretty much killed me inside. But I still adore him.
This book deals what some tough topics. But I thought that Livvy and Tom's love, although it wasn't ever easy, was so beautiful that it helped chase away the darkness of the book, if that makes sense.
The writing was also really beautiful and I adore Natasha Boyd for adding the Hans Christian Andersen elements in it. This totally doesn't have anything to do with the story but right before I was starting this book I felt this huge urge to read some of HCA's fairy tales, especially The Little Mermaid (the original one, not the Disney...) and well, it made me love this book even more.
I think it's pretty clear that I thought Deep Blue Eternity was amazing, beyond amazing actually. I don't tend to like a lot of contemporary books easily but I this book is a real gem. It's definitely one of the best books I've read this year, if not thé best contemporary story. I would recommend it very, very highly!
About the Author:
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 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 was her debut novel. Eversea was a finalist for Contemporary Romance in the 2013 Winter Rose Contest and won the 2014 Digital Book Award for Adult Fiction.
Natasha grew up in South Africa, Belgium and England. She now lives and writes full time in the USA.