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.
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I really enjoyed this book. It is a fun read but it also has lots of depth and emotion. You will get lost in the characters and their stories. This book is escapism at its very best. It is a beautiful coming of age story with lots of lovely romance mixed in.
The synopsis may make Eversea seem somewhat clichéd, but there is so much more to this book than it just being a movie star romance. It is a coming of age tale about two people realising that what the people around them want them to do and what they want to do may be two different things. Without realising it Keri Ann has settled into a life that doesn’t make her happy and Jack is discovering the downside of true fame. Together they help each other realise who they really are and what they truly want.
I love books set in the south (I think it is the sexy accent) and this one captures the southern feel perfectly. The authors’ writing is very visual and you feel as if you have been transported to Butler Cove. You can almost see the characters and they feel so real.
Keri-Ann is a great character, she always puts other people first and she is kind and caring. I would love to know her in real life. Jack is a character you will wish was real. He is so swoon worthy; sexy and powerful but he also has an innocence that makes you want to look after him. The romance builds slowly. Jack and Keri-Ann have an instant attraction that then becomes something deeper. I felt that the romance is really believable and it is the perfect mixture of sweet and steamy.
I recommend this to fans of NA books and any type of romance. The ending makes it pretty obvious there is a sequel. It isn’t really a cliff hanger but it certainly isn’t a happy ever after. I can’t wait for book 2.
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, this has not affected my opinions or rating in any way*