Eversea: A Love Story

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Eversea, a love story, is a Winter Rose Contest FINALIST 2013. Emilia Pisani of Simon & Schuster (judge) says "Great Southern Flavor!" and "Jack is an alluring leading man!"

"I LOVED this book!" and "This book is escapism at its very best. It is a beautiful coming of age story with lots of lovely romance mixed in." ~ Laura Carter, Founder New Adult Book Club on Goodreads and Bookish Treasure Blog.

"I absolutely loved it. I really couldn't get enough." ~ Jess, Book Passion for Life Blog

"Oh EM GEE. What the ...

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Overview

Eversea, a love story, is a Winter Rose Contest FINALIST 2013. Emilia Pisani of Simon & Schuster (judge) says "Great Southern Flavor!" and "Jack is an alluring leading man!"

"I LOVED this book!" and "This book is escapism at its very best. It is a beautiful coming of age story with lots of lovely romance mixed in." ~ Laura Carter, Founder New Adult Book Club on Goodreads and Bookish Treasure Blog.

"I absolutely loved it. I really couldn't get enough." ~ Jess, Book Passion for Life Blog

"Oh EM GEE. What the heck just happened to me?? " ... and ... "Can't wait for book 2!" Michelle, All Romance Reviews Blog

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 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989492508
  • Publisher: Natasha Boyd
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 403,537
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet 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 cat named Tuna. Eversea is her first full-length novel.

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  • Posted June 17, 2013

    Eversea was very well written, the characters were believable, a

    Eversea was very well written, the characters were believable, and now I'm waiting to read more Jack and Keri Ann...soon, I hope!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

    I don't know where to start. First of all I hate that it's over

    I don't know where to start. First of all I hate that it's over - there has to be more please. I was so moved. I laughed - I cried and at the end was crushed. I absolutely loved loved this book. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us. I would highly recommend this book to everyone....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    LOVE this book! I'm an avid reader and this is one of my favori

    LOVE this book! I'm an avid reader and this is one of my favorites!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Wonderful, wonderful book! I read this and right away had to ge

    Wonderful, wonderful book! I read this and right away had to get the sequel, Forever Jack. I read Forever Jack yesterday, and thank goodness it was a slow day at work! I couldn't stop reading! I love Jack, and well, Keri Ann needed a good shake a couple of times, but all in all, it's a great read and a very endearing couple. Can't wait for number 3!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    Awesome

    Really enjoyed the story. Looking forward to tne next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Oh no you didn't!

    The cliffhanger had me REELING! LOVE THIS BOOK! Oh my word I love Jack! I need the next book ASAP!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2013

    Great book

    Loved loved this book can't wait for the second book!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    A beautiful novel with beautiful characters. I echo the comment

    A beautiful novel with beautiful characters. I echo the comment that the characters were so believable.
    4 hours of reading and the book was done, I cannot wait for the second part.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2013

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    ¿If I'd known you were in my future, I would have chosen differe

    “If I'd known you were in my future, I would have chosen differently.” - Jack
    “If you had chosen differently, you would have never found me.” - Keri Ann

    How can you not love Jack and Keri Ann? I certainly couldn't resist them. This book absolutely sucked me in. To the point where it caused me physical pain to put it down to go to sleep. 

    This book had the perfect mix of romance, humor, angst and sexy time. I found Keri Ann and Jack to both be totally believable characters. The small-town setting was well-executed. Of course, it also had a virtually soul-crushing twist and a cliffhanger ending you've come to expect from most NA lit. To say I'm anticipating the sequel would be an understatement. But, until it's here, I'll continue to squee over this one. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2013

    The "hot Hollywood actor who escapes to a small town and


    The "hot Hollywood actor who escapes to a small town and falls for a local girl" is one of my favorite stories, be it in movie or book form. There's something about it that just appeals to the teenage girl in me, who just knew that Corey Haim (sob) would one day show up and realize that he needed a small town girl to heal what fame and fortune had stolen. I know that this is a trope that appeals to many readers, and Eversea is a great addition to the ranks.

    Eversea is the story of Jack Eversea, the hottest young actor in the world, and Keri Anne a small town waitress. Jack is unhappy and searching for some peace on the South Carolina coast. Keri Anne is a young woman saddled with responsibility, but wants more from life. When Jack and Keri Anne meet, they strike up a quick friendship and partnership. Jack helps her remodel her home; Keri Anne keeps Jack being in town a secret. The friendship between the two was really sweet, and I loved that they didn't take long to warm up to and trust one another.

    But there is more than a platonic relationship going on in Eversea, and the chemistry between Jack and Keri Anne was excellent. This was a slow burn, which made complete sense because the reasons to be hesitant are numerous. Jack has a life in California, contractual obligations to fulfill, and an ex-girlfriend who isn't giving up. Needless to say, Jack and Keri Anne have a lot of reasons to stay in the friends-zone. I appreciated that these were characters who were very aware of the risks and potential fall-out. Jack doesn't want to hurt Keri Anne, or leave her with regrets. Keri Anne doesn't want her heart broken, but doesn't want to miss the chance to find love with Jack. The thoughtfulness of these two was what really endeared me to them. And though their hesitance and over-thinking of the situation was frustrating, it was really nice to have characters who were smart! Jack is not without some big issues, but he does the best he can, really. And Keri Anne... this girl was strong and smart. I love that she's not afraid to love, but is also not afraid to stand up for herself and what is best for her.

    Eversea is not without angst. Jack's struggle to keep the situation with Keri Anne as only friends made sense, but it was frustrating. I'm more of an instant gratification person, in real life, which has led to a lot of awkward, but also a lot of good outcomes. So when I have characters who think, think, think things through, I often want to shake them and say "Enough already! Just kiss her, you ass." (Not that Jack's an ass, I just like to swear a lot.) And there's also Jack's life in Hollywood that plays a big part in the drama, and just...sigh. I could kind of see it coming, but geez, it hurt.Having said that, all of this was carried off very well by the author, who managed to create the tension and angst without it seeming forced or theatrical. In fact, the I found the entire book to be really well-written, with both charm and humor among the drama.

    I warn you, Eversea has a bit of a cliffhanger, or more like a "to be continued" ending. This is not an ending that would cause me to tell readers to hold out for the second book to read this one. It did not leave me feeling like I had one foot off a cliff, waiting for resolution. I would consider the ending to be a hopeful ending. I am, like many others, anxiously awaiting book two Forever, Jack coming in November.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Perfrct summer beach read!

    I couldn't put this book down until i finished it. Loved the characters and now I am pining away for the sequel! Hurry Natasha Boyd, I am totally hooked. I wish I could book my next vacation to Butlers Cove. I truly loved and enjoyed this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2015

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    I have heard such great things about this series and finally de

    I have heard such great things about this series and finally decided to take the plunge. Here we have small town girl who lands the heart of a celebrity on the run from his life.

    Jack Eversea is tired of his controlled life and needs a break but what he didn't intend to do was fall in love. Keri Ann is just a plain jane type of girl minding her own business until Jack Eversea walks into her life. Keri Ann is a bit taken back about meeting Jack Eversea but she's honest to the core and calls it as she sees it, which makes Jack take even more notice of her.

    Keri Ann is a bit frightened by Jack's world but she can't stop how she feels about him. As Keri Ann starts to give more of herself to Jack his past comes charging back making her doubt everything.

    After Jack basically destroys her, she really never has given up hope but can she handle his life or the displeasure of her brother and others?

    "I just know that the way he was looking at you, he's coming back someday. I need you to be prepared for that and to know I won't let him mess with you again."

    Jack and Keri Ann have a whirlwind meeting but emotions are involved which is the cause of so much torment between these two star crossed lovers. Jack's world is not like the normal world, it's a world that all is not as it seems, but that false reality could be the cause of a greater loss that Jack may never recover from.

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  • Posted January 7, 2015

    Why Only Two Stars?  Full disclosure:  I have a bias against cel

    Why Only Two Stars?  Full disclosure:  I have a bias against celebrity-centered romance stories.  There's always a self-effacing small-town waif with an over-the-top sob story. In this novel the hero has one too. Pile on a Cruella-de-Vil-style Bad Lady, the endearing little old lady next door,  and a host of stock characters found in your run of the mill romance.  A story this routine should be wrapped up fairly easily, but there is actually a cliffhanger ending.  To this strikingly unoriginal story.  Thank goodness the book was free, I only wasted my time not any money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2014

    Great start

    I loved this story. I wanted to hug Jack and Keri Ann. I wanted to smavk the sh%& out of Audrey!
    Well written. No editing errors. I can't wait to read the next one!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2014

    Love it!

    Read both books in a few days and both were amazing ! Characters had great chemistry and hope we get more from Natasha Boyd soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2014

    Wow

    Read this in one sitting! Great read can't wait to read the next book. Seriously loving these charectors!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2014

    I liked this book and look forward to reading the sequel. The wr

    I liked this book and look forward to reading the sequel. The writing was good and the character development was nice, I really enjoyed
     
    all of the 
    supporting characters and the story had a nice flow it. However, there were a lot of cliche things (not always a bad thing) about
     this book that made it
    not quite a 4 or 5 rating for me. The sex scene was kind of unrealistic, which I understand is on par for most romance
      novels of this nature. But still even
    I couldn't suspend my disbelief that much. There were some melodramatic parts, a few cliche plot
     devices that I saw coming a mile away- and a very inaccurate
    comparison between Pride and Prejudice and Twilight that if I'm honest kind
     of pissed me off...Like seriously know it's petty and it's a total two sentence in the book, but it still left me miffed and a bit outraged on behalf of Jane Austen..Just saying. But in all honesty this book didn't really have any WOW or AHMAZING qualities for me. But it was a good read for what it was. and I would recommend it. 

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  • Posted August 10, 2014

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    I kept putting this book off to read others because I thought it

    I kept putting this book off to read others because I thought it was going to be just another romance novel. It wasn't. The story was one, I thought, had been done before, but it wasn't. It was well written with only a few edits that were missed in the ebook version. I enjoyed Keri Ann's naive but realistic view of things and the honesty in Jack (most of the time). I look forward to reading the next book.

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  • Posted August 9, 2014

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    Right off the bat, I thought the cover was pretty and almost imm

    Right off the bat, I thought the cover was pretty and almost immediately knew I would love this book! 




    I though Eversea by Natasha Boyd was quite refreshing actually! While I love most genres, I seem to lean more towards dystopians, apocalyptic, sci-fi fantasy and funny mystery novels. I think it's because reading is my greatest form of escapism and how much different can your life be than something with aliens in it right? Anyway, I explain this because Eversea is not one of those genres that fit into one of those categories, and yet, I really enjoyed it!




    I read it in like, a day, if that's any indication, LOL. 




    I thought having the storyline from Keri Ann's point of view for pretty much most of the book was awesome and I quite liked that character. I could identify with her. She's insecure (come on...who isn't, right?), ambitious but caught up in “life”, and she seems to have a good head on her shoulders yet still has a sense of humor, and knows how to treat people. 




    I also really liked Jack, though to be honest, I wasn't fawning over him like it seems other readers are doing. I have no idea why, other than maybe because while I think he sounds totally hot and god like, I think I would have treated him the same way Keri Ann did....like a normal person...because that's what he is...just a normal guy with a pretty awesome sounding career! I have had the opportunity to meet and Hell one even hang some famous people, and either wanted to give them the privacy they probably wanted or just wasn't that fussed on hanging...and these were people I actually thought were pretty awesome...so maybe that's why I wasn't ga ga crazy over Jack. 




    Jazz was a fantastic character too, I thoguht. Just what you need in the BFF, and I think she filled her rolled well. 




    SPOILER ALERT/SEX TALK ALERT




    I'll be honest though, the only part of the book I actually thought was laughable, and not in a good way, was the sex scene. Like the full on sex scene. There is a point in the book where Keri Ann is about to give away her “flower” to Jack, and  it's like right on the cusp of happening and Jack is like “Oh, I don't want to hurt you.” and Keri Anne basically tells him it's cool, it's what she wants, no craves and pretty much tells him to shove his entire length inside her no stopping...COME ON! Now, let me confess something quickly. I usually hate the sex scenes in books when they are drawn out. They never usually live up to the real life version, the guy is always monstrously huge, and it'[s never awkward, but in real life sex is sometimes awkward, more often than not your guy is average, and orgasms do not come by the dozen in normal sex...and no, I am not just speaking from experience, I have had friends, close cousins, confidants that have shared their sex lives and yeah, you get the occasional raunchy role in the hay that's Playboy magazine worthy but NOT EVERY TIME AND DEFINITELY NOT THE FIRST TIME NOR THE FIRST COUPLE TIMES AFTER YOUR FIRST TIME!! So anyway, Jack slides all he way in to home with no stopping and Keri Ann in her mind thinks for the briefest moment it is painful and then ohmygoditsflippingamazing! Nope, sorry, nope. Not how it goes. I found that annoying but it didn't deter me from the book no take away from I don't think. 




    I thought Natasha Boyd did a fantastic job bringing her character to live in  a very believable setting, I enjoyed the turtle facts, and I think that other readers would agree with me in saying, OMG there has to be, nay, needs to be a sequel! She did the job well by leaving you wanting more but not leaving you feel lost or like it's missing something. The cliffhanger was amazing, and I greatly anticipate another book...but what would it be called? Is there another book?




    All in all, this was a really great read and I would recommend this to all my readers! You'll definitely not be disappointed! If I were to rate in stars, I'd give Eversea by Natasha Boyd four awesomeness stars!




    Enjoy!

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  • Posted June 5, 2014

    I feel like I can¿t even come up with the words for how much I l

    I feel like I can’t even come up with the words for how much I liked this book. I don’t even know what to say besides just read it. But since you probably want more I’ll see what I can do.

    I really liked Kari Ann as a heroine. She’s a virgin and self-conscious, but i get it for her. There were circumstances in her past, girl’s had a lot going on. She may be inexperienced, but I didn’t find Kari Ann to be weak or mousey. I found myself yelling at her a few times through my kindle, but not because of horrible actions or anything. She just cannot keep a secret to save her life. It was more of a yelling like you do at your tv when the heroine goes down to the basement in a horror movie. Kari Ann was an awesome heroine. She’s in love, but she never goes crazy. She’s able to appear cool and unaffected in front of Jack, but her inner dialog was hilarious. She might have been swooning over him, but damn if she was going to let him know that. I loved it.

    Jack quote the Princess Bride. That says it all right? I wasn’t sure if I would love Jack in the beginning or not and really I don’t even know why I loved him so much, except that I do. Jack is just so sweet and swoony. He does some stupid things and I wanted to be mad at him about them, but most of them were made before he met Kari Ann. I could even sympathize with him for the dumb things he does after meeting her, he was in a difficult position and did what he thought needed to be done.

    This story does have a very ‘real life’ fanfiction feel to it. Once you get into the story it will be pretty easy to figure out which real life celebs the story seems to be based on. Was it really based on that situation, I have no idea. I also have no problem if it was. I’ve read some bad fanfiction and I’ve read some great fanfiction, everyone gets their story ideas from somewhere. Plus Eversea was a great story so who cares.

    I had no idea I would love Eversea as much as I did. It was definitely a great surprise to find myself sucked into the story and the characters the way I was. While reading you just know Jack is going to break our hearts, it’s practically written on the wall, but I just didn’t care. There is a book two, Forever, Jack which is not a retelling but a continuation and completion of the story.

    Towards the end of the story I started to get nervous because I thought the ending would be brutal with a huge cliffy. Thankfully, the author takes the plot a bit further in the future which helped me sleep peacefully. That’s actually a lie. As soon as I finished Eversea I started book two, there was no sleeping in-between. But those few hours when I had to actually do things, like you know, parent were much calmer for me than they would have been.

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