Author: Natasha Boyd
Publisher: Natasha Boyd
Published: June 4, 2013
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Library Journal SELF-e Selection Title 2015
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 has a very interesting synopsis and a beautiful cover which are the main reasons why I’ve been wanting to read it. There was actually so much to love about this book. First is the writing of the author which is undeniably great. Another is Jack Eversea, the hero of this book, who is not only Movie-Star hotness incarnate but a very interesting character.
However, after reading this book, I felt conflicted. I believe it has something to do with the absence of chemistry between the main characters Jack and Keri Ann. Keri Ann’s character also annoyed me at the first parts of the book. She was rude to Jack the moment she recognized who he was (Jack didn’t even do something to make her act that way, which is kind of ironic). I was glad, though, because she eventually changed in the succeeding chapters.
I think what I also struggled with in this book was the slow-pacing. There were times when the scenes were no longer holding my attention. Also, there was predictability and at some point I already know how the story will end.
Nevertheless, there were parts that made me swoon thanks to Jack. I really love his character and how genuine and perfect he was in this book. He’s one of the heroes that deserve to be added in your book-boyfriends list. 🙂 Despite my issues, I still recommend you to check this book!
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