January 29, 2014

Today is our stop on the blog tour for

Eversea & Forever Jack
by Natasha Boyd

Check out our reviews and then
don’t forget to enter both giveaways…

that’s right…TWO GIVEAWAYS!!

BOOK 1 – Eversea Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication date: June 10th 2013

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.

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My Review:  This was a fun, quick read with likeable characters.  Jack and Keri Ann couldn’t be more different, yet, couldn’t be more perfect for each other.  They come from completely different worlds, live totally different types of lives and, as it turns out, need the same thing to make them happy…something they find in each other.

Jack’s a Hollywood guy and Keri Ann is a small town girl who’s put her dreams on hold because of certain circumstances.  They’re both strong characters who happen to be in difficult situations.  The author gives us some great secondary characters as well, who help move the story forward, provide comic relief and support the main characters as they discover what’s truly important to them.

I do have to point out the this story was quite obviously based on a famous real life situation and, at times, this diminished my enjoyment of the book.  It was just too similar for my liking.  However, I tried to put that aside and do my best to focus on Jack and Keri Ann, not the two other people who shall remain nameless here.  If you’re able to put the similarities aside…or better yet, don’t know what I’m talking about, go ahead and read this book.  It’s light and enjoyable and, better yet, the series is complete so you can move right on to the second book to see what happens!!

BOOK 2 – Forever, Jack
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

A feisty small-town girl and the Hollywood star who broke her heart

An all-consuming love threatened by fame

One last chance at FOREVER

Keri Ann Butler’s life changed on the night she met movie star, Jack Eversea. She thought she knew a Jack that was very different to the man adored by fans the world over. In the wake of his betrayal and abandonment, Keri Ann has had to pick up and move forward with the life she was supposed to live and has put off far too long.

Suddenly Jack is back, and his explanations for why he left seem more and more plausible, and his declarations more seductive. But being Jack’s latest tabloid accessory isn’t on Keri Ann’s career agenda, no matter how much she is attracted to him. And how can she can ever trust him again?

Jack knows he let the only ‘real’ thing that ever happened to him slip through his fingers. And his hands have been tied to try and stop it. Until Now.

Jack is now fighting to save his relationship with Keri Ann, even as his crazy life threatens to tear them apart. Again. The question is, can he convince her she can have it all? And have him? Forever?

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My Review: I enjoyed this book more than the first.  I found the storyline to be more original and enjoyed the situations that the author put these characters in.  The level of emotion was cranked up in this book and it made me want to read faster to see what would happen next.

Just when Keri Ann thought she had her life pointed in the right direction, Jack returns and everything is quickly turned upside down.  This truly is a story about forgiveness and allowing yourself to believe in someone else.  But, the subtext is that no matter how much you love someone, you should never lose yourself.  Keri Ann worked very hard in this book to maintain her identity and, although at times I really wanted to smack her and tell her to get over herself, she ultimately looked outside of herself to make her final decision.  And Jack gave her the opportunity to do that…even though he loved and wanted her!  Now that’s the kind of man we all need.

Overall, this series was a fun, light, quick read…enjoyable and full of the romance I totally enjoy!

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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