Sunday, June 23, 2013
VBT: Eversea by Natasha Boyd ~ review and giveaway
An orphaned small-town southern girl, burdened by responsibility and stuck in time.
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.
Eversea is a FINALIST in the Winter Rose Unpublished Contest for 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication date: June 10th 2013
Purchase links: Amazon * B&N
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Jazz grabbed a poker from the fireplace, and we both skidded on sock feet to the front door. I looked out of the peephole, but with no lights on I couldn’t really see a thing.
“I can’t see anything,” I whispered, and then jumped back as another round of banging started.
“Keri Ann?” Jack’s voice shouted over the wind and rain.
“Oh my God.” I mouthed to Jazz.
Her eyes were wide.
“Do you think he got my message?”
“Shit, I don’t know,” she whispered back, her shoulders hunching up.
“Keri Ann? Please ... please open the door. I really need to talk to you.”
What the heck was he doing out there in the rain? Obviously, I was going to have to let him in. I could feel mortification and it’s crimson tide crawling up my chest to my neck.
Jazz shrugged with an apologetic ‘this is your mess, I have no clue how to help you here’ look on her face.
“Thanks!” I hissed at her.
“Keri Ann! Open the Goddamn door ... please?” Jack’s voice broke over the last word and my shoulders slumped.
Jazz rolled her eyes.
I opened the door as a huge gust of wind blew in and wrenched it out of my hands. It swung back hard banging against the wall. And there stood the tall looming shadow of Jack, hands on either side of the doorframe, in jeans and a dark wet t-shirt that clung to his body. Water streamed down his beautiful face.
“For the love of shrimp n’ grits, girl,” I heard Jazz murmur next to me as we both took in the archangel standing on the threshold. “Good luck.”
About The Author:
Natasha Boyd is a writer with a background in marketing and public relations. She 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 is her first full-length novel.
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Okaaaay so here's what I'm thinking. This is the fourth book that I've read lately where I am engrossed in the characters, emotionally invested in their relationship and at the end I am left feeling bereft, besides myself with angst and anguish. I certainly hope that this trend will die quickly. I'm half afraid to read romances anymore! I understand the need to get us ready and wanting for the next book but why can't we be left hanging without feeling totally destroyed?
I liked this book up until around chapter twenty. Shortly after that I had a hard time dealing with the the drama and actions of the characters. I get too emotional when I read. I feel what I read almost as if I'm the one going through it. If the book is done right that is. This one was definitely done right. I felt every emotion. The problem is that the author ended it with the couple apart. Therefore I'm left feeling bad, sad and mad. I understand that the HEA will probably come to us eventually but I can not deal with being left feeling this way until the next book. What if there are even more books and they all end this way? I don't think I can chance reading the next book until I know with absolute certainty that I won't be left feeling this same way again. I am shattered and my heart hurts. :-(
The leading lady is Keri Ann Butler. She is a down to earth, tell it like it is, loyal, honest, caring, loving, local girl. She's only been kissed once and it wasn't good for her. She doesn't date because no one has caught her attention.
Jack Eversea is a California celebrity who is running from a mess that his girlfriend has caused. She was caught cheating on him with a much older man. He is trying to hide from the paparazzi and his friend lent him the use of a beach house in Butler Cove.
He meets Keri Ann his first night in town at the diner where she works. He is rude and she calls him on it. He's not used to people not falling at his feet.They start an arrangement. She buys his groceries and he helps her remodel her house. They have many sparing sessions and become friends. They both try to ignore the chemistry that is between them.
He tells Keri Ann that he is under contract to be with Audrey. Even if they aren't together, they have to make it look as if they are. Things get complicated pdq and that is all I'll share so as not to give you spoilers.
If you like books that give you an emotional workout, you don't want to miss this one. Don't read it if you are feeling down. :-(
I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I liked it but I would have liked it much more if it had ended on a happy note. I guess I'm just sappy that way. Also I know that going through this with the previous three romances that I've read hasn't helped me to be forgiving. I need me some HEA ASAP.
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