Eversea (Eversea #1)
by Natasha Boyd
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.
I fell in love with this book. Natasha Boyd is an author on the rise and I can not wait to see what else she has in store for us next.
Jack is a young Hollywood star who has recently underwent a significant break up with his on screen and off screen romance. He is looking for some space and some privacy and asks a friend to hide out in their small coastal town cottage. Jack is looking to lick his wounds and get his life back on track without being discovered by the paparazzi.
Kari Ann is a small town girl whose family owns a historic home. She was orphaned and she and her older brother have been taking care of one another since. He is off at college getting his education. Since they can’t both afford school at the same time, Kari Ann stays back to take care of the house and work. One night a rude customer comes in and changes everything.
Kari Ann finds herself face to face with the most beautiful man she has ever met. She knows that she would never be good enough for Jack freaking Eversea! She has several “OMG fangirl” moments but soon discovers that he is just a regular guy looking to stay under the radar. She can’t help but feel herself being drawn in by his charm and amazing good looks.
“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.” -Keri Ann
Jack may have left Hollywood behind for the time being, but he can’t stay gone forever. He has obligations, contracts, appearances that he must go back to.
Jack agrees to help Kari Ann with her home restoration. In exchange, she will help him go unnoticed. Jack is not as simple as he seems, he has a dark and troubled past. Kari Ann does everything in her power to resist Jack but in the end it’s useless. He had her heart all along.
Jack’s past comes back to haunt him and he must decide what future he will choose. In the end, he may not really have much of a choice. This is where the cliffhanger comes in…
I hate cliffhangers, I hate them with all my heart. I couldn’t help but love this book. This author is amazing. The characters were so real and the chemistry was amazing. Kari Ann is a smart girl who knows what she wants in life. She is strong and sure of herself, even if she is a bit unaware of her beauty. Jack is a tortured soul who made me ache for all he has endured.
FIVE HUGE AMAZING STARS! I love Eversea!
Read this…like right now, drop what you are doing and go read this book!