Series: Eversea #2
Published by Self-Published on November 25, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
How can you not swoon over these words said by one Jack Eversea? This entire weekend I have been all consumed by this enigma of a man and this beautiful story. Just when I thought I couldn’t love him more in Book 1 he impressed me further in Book 2 Forever, Jack.
He has been without Keri Ann for seven long months. For most people who would be no time at all but for our both of them it felt like a lifetime. She tries to move on seeing how Jack appears to be doing just that in England but not everything is at it may seem. As much as he craves her he has to avoid her during this specified amount of time.
“The way I feel about you was never a decision. It just was. I was made to love you. I never fell, I was already there. From the very first moment.”
The minute his obligations were up he goes back to Keri Ann. As much as it breaks her she isn’t willing to just forgive or forget and jump back into their relationship. She fights fiercely to protect her heart but Jack isn’t willing to let her go ever again. This is the one of the best things that I loved about this book. That tension that the author was able to illicit between the characters.
“I know you probably don’t want me to fight for you. I have no right to. But I want to. I want to. I have been fighting for you. It’s taken me seven months to get back to you, to try to do it the only way I knew how, to protect you.”
The way the author described every emotion was simply amazing. I could literally feel how Keri Ann struggled with her decisions which was another thing I adored about this series. Keri Ann’s character was outstanding. She was a sassy and smart. A survivor. Not to mention how talented she was. She channeled all her emotions into creating something beautiful. While she could have rode on the coat tails of her man she was determined to make a name for herself.
Like I said in the beginning, Jack was incredible. He sacrificed so much to protect Keri Ann the best way that he could. You know when we say “actions speaks louder that words”? He did just that multiple times over. I rarely get those crazy swoon-y moments but jeez…Jack was just so romantic and amorous. He made me “squeee” multiple times. The passion they shared was heart warming. Sex wasn’t just about a physical gratification rather it was that soul deep connection that they sought from each other.
“This is as real as it get, Keri Ann. This is Technicolor, when everything else is black and white. This….what we have… is extra-sensory overload…where everything else is a silent fucking movie.”
I also loved the supporting characters. Colt was just great. I liked that he was supportive rather than forceful. Mrs. Weaton was wonderful. She was like a fairy godmother for both Keri Ann and Joey. I thought Jazz was ridicoulously funny. She tried her best to encourage and motivate get her best friend past her grief. The brotherly love that Joey showed was quite admirable and of course I’m wanting these two to badly get together in the next book.
Love this series for so many reasons! The writing, delivery, flow, romance and the characters were all outstanding. I am defintely adding this one amongst my favorites.
Book 1: Eversea
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.