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Eversea by Natasha Boyd
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5 Wonderful ★'s!!

From the blurb:

"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."


Hmm, doesn't it sound a bit cliché? That's what I thought. But sometimes, the girly-girl in me loves this Cinderella-ish kind of storyline and that's why I requested an ARC, even though I was prepared for some cheesiness and eye-rolling.

Well, don't judge a book by its cover. I mean the back cover! The front is gorgeous, even more so when you realize the significance. Eversea is a great example of a somewhat standard plot, executed brilliantly. I was expecting to like it, imagine my delight when I loved it!

The biggest plus of this book is its narrator, our heroine Keri Ann Butler. She is a breath of fresh air and very real. She's one of us. Her reactions upon finding one of the biggest Hollywood stars are how I'd imagine myself to act. I like that she isn't ignorant of who he is and doesn't act unaffected. I like how she gets all flustered and klutzy. That she drools over him while the rational part of her realizes that much of her desire (at first) is because he plays her favorite fictional character. I even like the fact that she blabbed to her best friend about his presence, even when sworn to secrecy, of course I'd do that!

Her reactions aside, I could connect with her on so many levels. She is strong. She has a lot of responsibilities but that isn't what's kept her stuck in Butler Cove, it's her own fear of the unknown. She loves to read. She may not have real-life experience with boys, but she finds plenty of romance in her books.

Jack Eversea is also a very real star. He's not perfect, he's rich and spoiled and arrogant. He doesn't give the oh-please! "I'm really an ordinary person with an ordinary life" line. He's unsettled and lost after his onscreen/ off-screen girlfriend is caught cheating on him. He has a 'tragic' past but it's not used to define or excuse who he is.

I love how the story unfolds, slowly, unsteadily. They start off trading favors, then becoming friends. There's a strong attraction between them but they know acting on it isn't wise. He has commitments, and whether he wants to or not, he cannot just give up his old life. She knows that he'll leave, that he has to go back to his girlfriend for contractual reasons and she'll be heartbroken when he does. There is some "What could he possibly see in me?" and "She's too good for me" dialogues, which are expected but thankfully not overdone.

Despite knowing it's wrong, will these two still take a chance? And if they do, what happens next?

The writing was excellent, I felt like I was right there in the sleepy South. The make-out scenes were sizzling and sensual... and frustrating! Haha, you have to be patient!

I hate to say this, but IT HAS A HORRIBLE CLIFFHANGER!! Grrr, I can't believe I have to wait until Fall to find out what happens next!! That said, I'm glad this story wasn't quickly wrapped up and I'm sure there's much more this couple have to face. I will definitely be reading the next instalment, and looking at the calendar impatiently meanwhile!

Eversea is the kind of book you read with a carton of ice cream , to escape for a while and daydream for hours afterwards. It's the kind of chick flick you'd watch and swoon over (and over) with your BFF's on Girls' Night.

Thank you so much to the author for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. It was an utter delight!
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Reading Progress

June 1, 2013 – Started Reading
June 1, 2013 – Shelved
June 1, 2013 –
46.0% "Loving the heroine, I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book as much as I am!"
June 2, 2013 – Finished Reading
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: bike-racecar-tats-rockstar
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: cliffhanger-agony
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: contemporary-romance
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: cover-drool
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: faves-of-2013
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: filthy-rich-hero
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: gimme-this-guy
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: hot-stuff
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: read-may-aug2013
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: rofl
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: stomp-my-heart
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: sweet-sweet
June 3, 2013 – Shelved as: new-adult

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 ♥  Barb ♥ AWEsome review, Laila :) this looks like a great read!
I will read this when the next book is out...I'm afraid of cliffys....


Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️ Great review and I definitely want to read it but I must wait till the next one comes out-cliffys are not my friend-hahaha!!


Laila Deanna wrote: "Great review and I definitely want to read it but I must wait till the next one comes out-cliffys are not my friend-hahaha!!"

Barb wrote: "AWEsome review, Laila :) this looks like a great read!
I will read this when the next book is out...I'm afraid of cliffys...."


Thank you lovely ladies! Oh cliffys aren't my friend too and I didn't know there was one until I reached the end, imagine my horror!!


message 4: by • Lisa • (new)

• Lisa • Gorgeous review❤


message 5: by Christy (new)

Christy Wonderful review Laila! :D


Laila Lisa Jayne wrote: "Gorgeous review❤"

Thank you Lisa :))


Laila Christy wrote: "Wonderful review Laila! :D"

Thanx Christy! :))


message 8: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Thank you for such a detailed and thoughtful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I have quoted your last paragraph on my website and on the digital versions the I still have access to. :)


Laila Natasha wrote: "Thank you for such a detailed and thoughtful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I have quoted your last paragraph on my website and on the digital versions the I still have access to. :)"

You're welcome! Oh wow :D


♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥ Another great review Laila, another one for me to add to my never ending list!! lol


Laila Jxxx wrote: "Another great review Laila, another one for me to add to my never ending list!! lol"

And thank you again Jxxx. Lol that's a common side effect of Goodreads!


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