Release Date: June 10, 2013
Publisher: Self Published
Source: Gifted for Blog Tour
Reviewed by: Nahomi
Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Goodreads
*I received copy of this book for a blog tour but it did not influence this review in any way.*
My rating: 4 stars out of 5 stars
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 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.
It took me a while to get into this story, but there was something about it that kept me reading. When I first read the synopsis I thought, man this sounds interesting, I would love to read it! I'm glad I stuck with it, because I ended up really loving the story and the characters.
There is a lot of angst in this story from both of our protagonist but particularly from Keri Ann because the story is told from her point of view. I really like that Keri Ann is strong and doesn't just go crazy over Jack because he is a celebrity. She puts up a good fight in resisting a relationship with him for many reasons, but who am I kidding in her situation I wouldn't have held out as long as she did. I love that she is surrounded by people who love and respect her, It's nice for a change. Her internal dialogue was a little fatiguing at times. I get that she felt insecure especially being that he is a movie star and gorgeous doesn't help but at times I had a hard time dealing with her internal monologue and wanted to shake some sense into her.
Jack is really hot and sweet and is really a good guy, but he has obligations and is surrounded by shady people. I like that through his actions I was able to get a glimpse of the kind and honest person he is, even though there are times he really seems like an ass.
I really enjoyed the sexy scenes I was all hot and bothered during a certain pool scene and then there was another scene in the laundry room that was really steamy. There were plot twists that I wasn't expecting; Although, I will say that the beginning of the story kind of lagged a little.
By the end of this book I was hooked and now I desperately need to find out what happens next. I was excited to see that the next book Forever Jack is written from dual point of views. I can't wait to read it!
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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 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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