Monday, 5 May 2014

Review: Natasha Boyd's "Forever Jack (Eversea # 2)."

Forever, Jack (Eversea, #2)4 Hearts Review: Natasha Boyd's "Forever Jack (Eversea # 2)."

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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?

Review: Surj Harvey

I loved this conclusion to Jack and Keri Ann's story in "Forever Jack" but if you're expecting another light hearted, fun read, then think again because this one is so much more angsty and will definitely make your heart ache for the characters and the choices they are forced to make. 

I knew I couldn't have Jack in moderation. I wasn't capable of it. 
I'd opened my whole heart to him already, and it had ended in a nightmare. 
All I could do now was put the deadbolt on, close the shades,and pray for daylight. 

After the mother of all endings in the first book, I honestly thought I knew the direction this sequel would take but I was so wrong because Jack didn't return to Butler Cove as I thought he would. Nope, in fact he didn't return for another seven months and made no effort to contact the woman whose heart he had well and truly trampled on. WTF!!! I didn't understand. That wasn't supposed to happen. Jack Eversea loved Keri Ann Butler... OK so he might not have said it but I had felt the depth of their feelings for one another and what they had was NOT just a fling. So what went wrong and why after such a long time apart was Jack suddenly back to stake his claim? Don't get me wrong, I loved it... I loved that he would fight to get his woman back... but why now when she was starting to rebuild her life?   

I needed this girl. Like air. All the fucking way.

As the answers presented themselves to me bit by bit, I found myself falling for Jack Eversea all that bit more. Yes he already made my insides do strange things  but these revelations made me want to hand my heart over to him on a platter!!!! 

I saw such a different side to both of Jack and Keri Ann in this book. With Keri Ann, her light hearted banter was gone and in it's place I found a woman who was struggling. On the surface she was making some brilliant, life changing decisions. She was gaining her own identity.. with a business that was booming, an exhibition of her work on the cards and even a possible place at college, things were absolutely looking up. But she was still nursing a broken heart and that didn't look like it was going to heal any time soon. And Jack.. what happened to the cocky, arrogant, confident Hollywood A lister? What I got in his place was a man who appeared so scared, so vulnerable and who still had people controlling every aspect of his life. I have to say, I really did feel sorry for this man because nothing was going the way he would have wanted it to. 

"I don't know how to go back to where we were, to what we had. 
To what we weresupposed to be. What we were meant to be. 

With Jack fighting for Keri Ann (and half the town backing him up), I wondered how it would work out. I knew it wasn't going to be easy because there was so much at stake now. Keri Ann had forged a successful career in her own right and one of her greatest fears was losing her identity and living in Jack's shadow ...  if she chose to take him back!!  She'd watched her mother do the very same thing years ago and had seen the pain it brought. She wasn't going to let history repeat itself. And to top it off, Jack was an actor... he loved his job but hated the bull shit that went with it. However, would he give it all up? Even with questions getting answered and everything out in the open, there were so many uphill struggles this couple would face, so many obstacles that would test them and push them to their limits. At times, I wondered whether they should just cut their losses and walk away? But no.... I'm a hopeless romantic and a firm believer that love conquers all and so I continued to hope and pray that somewhere along the line, everything would work itself out. 

“This is as real as it gets, Keri Ann. This is Technicolor, 
when everything else is black and white. This… this... what we have… 
is extra-sensory overload… where everything else is a silent fucking movie.”

Be prepared to go on quite an emotional journey with this couple. Nothing is ever quite as it seems and a couple of times I found myself swearing profusely or saying "Noooo wayyyyyyy!!!"  Yup there are a few surprises in store in this book but that's what made it for me. Plus the epilogue was brilliant and very true to the characters and their hopes and dreams. Thank you Natasha Boyd for making it both heart warming yet realistic.  

"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."

I've loved the journey Jack Eversea (I heart him a lot) and Keri Ann took me on and rated "Forever Jack" 4 Hearts. 

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