Book 1, The Butler Cove Series
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Eversea, a love story, is a Winter Rose Contest FINALIST 2013. A Library Journal Self-e Selection Title for 2015, and Digital Book Award Winner 2014 (Adult Fiction) Emilia Pisani of Simon & Schuster (judge) says "Great Southern Flavor!" and "Jack is an alluring leading man!"
"I LOVED this book!" and "This book is escapism at its very best. It is a beautiful coming of age story with lots of lovely romance mixed in." ~ Laura Carter, Bookish Treasure Blog.
"I absolutely loved it. I really couldn't get enough." ~ Jess, Book Passion for Life Blog
"Oh EM GEE. What the heck just happened to me?? " ... and ... "Can't wait for book 2!" Michelle, All Romance Reviews
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.
This Hollywood/Movie Star Romance is book one in a complete love story!
It would be a 5 star but the story suddenly ends and doesn't warn you that it will do that. Disappointing.
Cliff hanger ending
I really enjoyed this one. Light reading and a fun story with likable characters but it is incomplete story without an ending. I always appreciate people who take time to warn readers, so here I am. . . Letting y'all know. Perhaps writers just want a percentage of guaranteed sales, or they like the idea of taking a single story and expanding it so they don't have to ruthlessly edit for a tight, well told story. Whatever the reason, it is frustrating for the reader and a betrayal of the semi-sacred writer:reader pact!!!
Ok, I liked the story, but…
I think this story is the fantasy that every teen-age girl who ever had a crush on a famous teen idol has dreamed about. It's a romantic theme, if there ever was one.
I was introduced to this book through Blair Babylon's newsletter. It took me a bit to get into this novel, but soon I was totally immersed in the lives and problems of the characters.
The problem for me was the author didn't end the book when she should have. Girl meets famous guy, girl and guy fall in love, and girl and guy are forced to split up, going back to their previous lives. That is a complete book, but the author adds on three chapters and a sneak peak, setting up her next book. This is not intriguing, it is annoying. It leaves the reader feeling cheated, like she bought a book, but only got half of it.
If it weren't for this, I would whole-heartedly recommend this book. As it is, I can only recommend it with reservations.