Ok, so all you readers, you lovers of the wonderful world of fiction, here is one HOT book boyfriend and a story that takes you racing through a million emotions, not to mention a punch in the gut here and there!
Just FYI, I’m not one of those book reviewers who summarises the story. No. If you want to know what happens then read it yourself! What I will tell you is how the book made me feel and what I loved about the author’s style.
Firstly, I must tell you what makes these books (that’s right, there’s more than one Jack Eversea book, LUCKY US!) so special to me. My fabulous friend and kindred spirit, Natasha, wrote them. Now, let’s just get one thing straight, if you think that I would exaggerate or be all gushy just because I love someone then you don’t know me very well. I only shout about things I really believe in.
I met Tasha at University, we were both reading Psychology; she was in her final year, I was in my first. Those were some good times. Oh the stories I could tell you…but I digress. Over the years of our friendship, we’ve shared our love of writing and our attempted, unfinished stories. Which is why I am bursting with pride that not only did Tasha follow her dreams, she has succeeded in a HUGE way 🙂
The perfect setting for reading these books is, in my humble opinion, by the pool or the beach, in the hot sun. They are the ultimate holiday read, and I was fortunate enough to be able to read Forever, Jack (aka Eversea book 2) poolside in Crete. But let’s start at the beginning. When I read Eversea, the first person I fell in love with was Keri Ann (sorry Jack). One of my major issues with lots of YA/NA fiction is the super annoying, whingy, how-can-she-be-that-stupid, heroine. Seriously. I have given up on many a series because of this. So THANK YOU, Tasha, for Keri Ann. She is strong, yet vulnerable; sassy, but not bitchy and so believable that you’re right there with her on her roller coaster emotional journey.
Now Jack, he is just dreamy. Totally swoon-worthy material. Lusting after a fictional character is fine, right? His brooding, bad boy self makes me all weak in the knees, especially when he delivers some of his heart-stopping romantic lines to Keri Ann 😉
The tension between Jack and Keri Ann is palpable, and I love the lack of sickly sweet fairytale romance. No skimming over the obvious problems facing a small town, down to earth nobody getting into a relationship with a mega Hollywood A lister. Natasha addresses these in such a real way, you just FEEL everything with them.
I’m using the US covers in my post, despite being a UK based girly. That’s because I love them. They are so beautiful and really reflect the story. I wanted to share them with you,and now you know what’s going on in case you head over to Amazon UK and get confused. Personally, I don’t feel that the UK covers show enough of the depth of these stories and characters. Jack and Keri Ann’s story is so much MORE than a kiss on the front cover. But Tasha didn’t have a whole lot of say in them, so don’t let them put you off!
I can’t recommend these books enough! GO! Go now and buy them and read them and love them 🙂