on November 25, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
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A feisty small-town girl and the Hollywood star who broke her heart
An all-consuming love threatened by fame
One last chance at FOREVER
Keri Ann Butler’s life changed on the night she met movie star, Jack Eversea. She thought she knew a Jack that was very different to the man adored by fans the world over. In the wake of his betrayal and abandonment, Keri Ann has had to pick up and move forward with the life she was supposed to live and has put off far too long.
Suddenly Jack is back, and his explanations for why he left seem more and more plausible, and his declarations more seductive. But being Jack’s latest tabloid accessory isn’t on Keri Ann’s career agenda, no matter how much she is attracted to him. And how can she can ever trust him again?
Jack knows he let the only ‘real’ thing that ever happened to him slip through his fingers. And his hands have been tied to try and stop it. Until Now.
Jack is now fighting to save his relationship with Keri Ann, even as his crazy life threatens to tear them apart. Again. The question is, can he convince her she can have it all? And have him? Forever?
Read how it all began in “Eversea “…
I was pleasantly surprised with Forever Jack by Natasha Boyd. I liked Eversea, book one, but I didn’t love it. Not Forever Jack though, I loved it. Let me tell you why.
For starters it picks up right where it left off in Eversea. You know that Jack left Keri Ann because Audrey comes to Butler Cove to tell him she’s pregnant. But in the very end of Eversea Jack finds out it was all a lie. A lie fabricated by his agent and Audrey. I don’t want to give too much away though.
Jack ends up leaving the country and comes back to see Keri Ann 7 months later.
Only she’s having none of it.
Nope she won’t even entertain the thought of forgiving poor Jack.
I remember thinking that Keri Ann seemed very immature in book one. I have to say she did a lot of growing up during the time that Jack was gone. I found her more believable too. I think she needed him to crush her like that in order to figure out what she wanted for her life. Even though it was painful, even though she still clearly loved Jack, she needed to grow up. And she does. She’s enrolled in school and she’s showing her artwork at galleries. She’s continued to work on the family home and work as a waitress at the diner. She’s for all intents and purposes moved on.
So when Jack shows up, even though all those feelings come rushing back, she doesn’t let him in easily.
Jack though is very very persuasive and this is where I really enjoy Natasha Boyd’s writing. It’s intelligent and well thought out, it’s word sex without the dirty. Yet still makes you sweat a little. Makes you a little hot and bothered. Makes you swoon.
“If you touch me right now,” Jack rasped, cutting through the silence, “I’m taking it as a yes to us.” He leaned his sweat-slicked body closer, and my heart fell right through me. “And I’m never, he drew the word out, “letting you go.”
Jack can melt butter with his words. I kid you not. There is a scene on Keri Ann’s porch that is hand’s down one of the hottest scenes I’ve read in a book. Both characters are dressed and neither of them ever touch the other. In fact to quote Keri Ann:
“This could be the best non-kiss in the history of non-kisses.”
Like I said, Jack can melt butter. He can disintegrate panties with words. I loved all the dialogue with Jack even when he was just talking to talk.
“I was caressing your hand the way I want to touch your body.”
He paused. I tightened my arms around my middle as if I could reign in the heat swirling through me.
“Slow, then fast…soft…then…rough.” He exhaled and unsteady breath. “Gently…then really, really hard.”
Oh my *ahem* I need some water.
I actually enjoyed the full circle the story makes. I did think that Keri Ann was a bit over dramatic for the last 25% of the story. I understood her concerns and I didn’t disagree with them. I just felt that she wasn’t being fair to Jack. Maybe her naivete showed which is understandable given her age and experiences. I also enjoyed the epilogue although I would have preferred a tad more, but that’s my cross to bear not the authors LOL.
I do hope we get Joey and Jazz’s story.
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
One (1) eBook of Forever Jack by Natasha Boyd – Open Internationally
–4 Kindles (Open wherever Amazon ships)
–2x signer copies of both book 1 & 2 + sea turtle pendant (Open INTL)
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!”
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.