Title: Forever, Jack
Author: Natasha Boyd
Series: Eversea #2
Publication: November 25th 2013 by NPRB
Genre: New Adult
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Cover Rating: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
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?
I am so so so glad I got the chance to read Forever, Jack. It was sooooo good! I even liked it better than the first book, Eversea, and I really enjoyed that one so that says a lot. I’m not sure what it was about this book that made me totally love it. Right from the start my eyes were glued to my Kindle screen and I just couldn’t stop reading. I almost read two days straight I think so I had it finished in no time. That’s fast, even for me. So that’s proof of how absolutely amazing Natasha Boyd is at writing.
Forever, Jack doesn’t start where Eversea ended right away. There are months and months that went by where Keri Ann has been working on her art and gettng into SCAD. Basically, she has been trying to move on from Jack and finding out what she really wants to do. Until Jack returns to Butler Cove and turns her world upside down again.
So I loved the way this book started. Can’t go wrong with a prologue in Jack’s point of view, right? It was really good. And I loved all the other Jack chapters in his point of view too as I did Keri Ann’s chapters. I’m also impressed by the way these two characters really have their own voice. I’m not sure if it will make any sense to anyone, but sometimes when there’s more than one character with a point of view they seem to have the same voice. With Keri Ann and Jack it’s so different and I loved it.
The story was so romantic and I felt myself so rooting for Keri Ann and Jack even to the point of biting my nails. I just wanted them to be together. I also just wanted to lock Jazz and Joey together in a room. They have got to get together! Maybe in a book of their own? *hint hint*
Anyway… This book was just perfection. Everything I wanted in a new adult book and I must say this has got to be one of my favorite reads in this genre of the year!
Natasha Boyd’s writing also has got to be mentioned. It blew me away. I can’t remember being this impressed with an author’s writing for a while and I also can’t remember if I enjoyed it this much in Eversea. She can really write beautifully and I loved every word that I read.
And I absolutely loved the mentions of Harry Potter, Christian Grey and Gideon Cross. I seriously laughed my ass off at those parts. Brilliant!
Romantic, a love that you’re rooting for and some drama, Forever Jack was one wonderful read. I really enjoyed reading it and I just want to applaud Natasha Boyd for writing such a truly amazing book that was even better than the first one. Bravo!
“This…” he continued and began bunching up my dress in his fist and drawing it up my thigh, “what we have… is extra-sensory overload… where everthing else is a silent fucking movie.”
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities,” I quoted.
“Oh my God, are you quoting Harry Potter at me?” Jack laughed, rolling me onto my back.
“Well, you are a self-professed book and moved nerd. I’m just a book-nerd.”
“Well, I’ll be. It looks like Christian Grey just arrived,” Mrs. Weaton sniffed.
Jazz almost snorted on her champagne, and I giggled.
“What, you don’t think an old gal like me enjoys a saucy book?”
“Not at all,” I said, seriously. Jack had eclipsed every single book boyfriend I’d ever had from Darcy to…
“Christian Grey?” Jazz asked haughtily. “Me-thinks more Gideon Cross. That man can wear a suit.”
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.