Eversea (Eversea #1) by Natasha Boyd
Eversea (Eversea #1)
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.
A friend of mine recommended Eversea and since it has been on my to-read list forever I thought I would give it a try. I started reading it and was just like why did my friend recommend this book? This is not that good. I am not enjoying this very much...it really is not my kind of book. I think I just really don't like the famous person as a main character stories. Especially when they are like this one. I just no.
What didn't I like about this story? Well the main characters. I really didn't like either of them. Well Keri Ann I really didn't like, Jack I don't feel like you really got to know much. So why was Kerri Ann so bad for me? Well she is this super naive doormat of a girl. Her level of naivete got to me at times. I was just like really you are how old and you are this out of the loop about basic things? Really? It just boggled my mind at times. She really didn't seem her age for most of the book. If she were in her early teens then this might have worked for me.
So what else? Well throughout the entire book she just seemed to like Jack mainly because he played Max, her favorite character from a book she loves. She loves Max, so she loves Jack. Cause yeah. That and he is so hot and famous movie star Jack Eversea! She kept saying how she really knew him, knew the real him, but I didn't believe it. Especially when she is thanking her nana for bringing her Max, or when frustrated asking her nana why she sent Max to her and such. She keeps comparing him to Max, the character, and it was just like they are different people! It is like Robert Pattinson is not Edward Cullen from Twilight. He plays Edward in the movies, but I have no idea what he is really like. Keri Ann says how she was already half in love with Jack when she met him since he played Max and stuff like that. It drove me a little crazy. I fall in love with fictional characters all the time. I have strong attachments to some fictional characters. But the actors who play them, in the case of movies or TV shows, are not the characters. I know this and to keep comparing the character and the person was odd to me. Like do you really know him? If he didn't play Max would you still be into him? Well I guess he is also super duper hot. She comments on this all the time. Every two seconds it seemed like I was reading about his muscles and how she could just watch them move and on and on about how hot he was. It just takes forever for her to seemingly start seeing him as not just the famous actor or character she loves.
Then we have Jack. I never really felt like I got to know him. He is just this movie star guy who you can't really get close to. He has a contractual girlfriend whom he doesn't seem to want to be with for reals anymore and some bad stuff happened to him growing up, but when he spoke about that it just didn't seem real. Like I didn't feel like it really helped me get to know Jack at all. It was odd. The contractual girlfriend causes problems for Keri Ann as she is first upset by this, but Jack is just so dreamy she can't resist. The two of them never really talk about things so Aubrey, the fake girlfriend, keeps being an issue all the time. Keri Ann just keep whining and complaining about everything and it finally got to be too much for me. I was just like suck it up and deal with it, talk to Jack about what is bothering you, or try and move on! Just stop the poor me I have this movie star guy who is the hottest guy ever who is into me. Boo hoo. She would also get angry with him when he would make an accurate comment about how she is not really doing anything with her life, how she is afraid to really try anything. She gets so angry even though it is totally true. She is doing nothing with her life because of some lame reasons. Her brother gets to go live while she stays in this town she doesn't really like and does not much of anything. In a way meeting Jack and everything that happens was the best thing for Keri Ann. It got her to actually start doing something with her life and not just sit back and watch everyone else live. She does start to change, I just wish I didn't have to read so much teen angsty drama lama stuff to get there. I didn't see the connection between the two characters so that didn't help either.
Overall not the book for me. Not the worst book I have read, but by the end I was glad it was over. I do have the second book already so maybe I will spy on it and see what happens, but if it is not that good I might just skip it. We shall see.
Rating: ★ ★1/2