Review: Eversea (Eversea #1) by Natasha Boyd

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*
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.
Eversea. Wow. I wish I could leave it at that since that pretty much sums it up. The thing is, the story isn't that original and there are even a lot of clich├ęs. But the way the story is written, the words that are used, the well-rounded characters, the tension and the extreme intensity, that all put together makes it so good!

If all novels were written like this, I would have a lot of book hangovers. I honestly had to let this sink in for a while before I could write this review. After finishing Eversea I did immediately wanted to start reading Forever Jack. I was hooked and needed more Keri Ann and Jeck.

Seriously, these two are so well written. Keri Ann is twenty-two and a bit naive, still it doesn't become too overwhelming, or let it define her. She is strong and won't let some Hollywood star steal her heart that easily. The girl knows she is setting herself up for heartbreak when it comes to Jack. She know it is going to hurt when he has to leave, so she might as well give it her all. Even preparing yourself for heartbreak doesn't make it any less painful.

Jack is, as far as Hollywood stars come, not the worst, but also not the best (nearly there though). The way his life has been the last couple of years has made him very confident, sometimes even conceited. Luckily Kerri Ann is there to put his feet back to the ground. Having his decisions made for him ever since the start of his career, he kind of lost himself on the way to stardom. Getting away from it all is the opportunity to get his life back and become a real person again. Until his old life starts calling him back.

From the moment these two meet, you know it's going to be fireworks. After Keri Ann gets over being slightly starstruck, she agrees to keep his presence in the small town a secret. When they make an arrangement, they start spending a lot of time together, often in very close proximity.

It's not just putting two people, who are attracted to each other, together. It's the little things, like a hidden look, a secret nobody knows, that make the difference.

Eversea is a must read for everyone who likes love stories with extreme intensity on all fronts.

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