Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review + Giveaway: Eversea and Forever Jack

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Eversea by Natasha Boyd
Publication Date: June 4th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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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.

Eversea was a fun read. And this is high praise for a New Adult book. I love some books in the genre, but, I am sorry to say that we mostly do not get along. Why do I still read an NA novel every few months? Well, the ones I love I really love and consistently reread. While Eversea didn't quite hit that mark, I still would not hesitate to recommend the book. I smiled my way through the story!

Keri Ann was an amazing main character. Her personality is a lot of fun and the author did a good job making her a mix of likable and realistic. Her backstory was developed which was a great relief, as some novels I have recently read have had characters with seemingly no past. (hehe) The other main character, Jack, was pretty cool. Unfortunately, I didn't like him as much as Keri Ann. Perhaps it was because I felt a little detached to him, the next book may be better in that aspect. However, he did have some lines that had me laughing.

Eversea is one of those whip-right-through-it stories. You find yourself at the end, and think "but...but I just started this! How can I already be at 350???". I'd say this is the perfect read when you want a story that is light and fun to cleanse your palette. One other notable character in this novel is Jazz, who was the best freind. She may have been a bit cliched, but she was still a great addition to the story.

Overall, Eversea was like one of those tiny, fancy desserts from restaurants. It was sweet, presented prettily, and over in a second. Natashe Boyd is an author to keep an eye on.

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3/5 Stars

Four Kindles, Signed Copies, and a Sea Turtle Pendant (Multiple Winners)

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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Emily! This sounds like a fun read with a lot of great characters! I would definitely enjoy this, me thinks! :)