Book Review – Eversea by Natasha Boyd

by Maryse on March 17, 2016 · 10 comments

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Eversea (Eversea #1): A Butler Cove Novel
I backtracked to one of my old TBR lists and finally read this one!! YAY ME!!

It came HIGHLY recommended a few years ago,

Ana: Eversea is lovely, not much steam but just enough and I love the Actor/Famous Rockstars with “normal girl” romances!!

Leene: I really enjoyed Eversea and the sequel. Sweet story, likable characters and the author writes very well!

Michelle: yes I loved Eversea…checked my rating and I gave it 4 stars. The ending is CHish so you kinda need to get the second book to figure out where the story goes.

Cheryl: I loved Eversea and Forever, Jack. Not the level of angst of Thoughtless, but definitely some angst. …Eversea #2 is Forever, Jack and there is also a novella, Mistletoe & Hollywood: An Eversea Series Novella & A Desire Resort Series Novella. Both are good.

Lisa: EVERSEA!!!! One of my absolute favorites!!! Perfect for summer!!!

Julie: OMG you have to read Eversea and Forever,Jack!!!

Jean: Eversea…..I’ve had it on my TBR forever! Sigh….

It’s been on my TBR list forever too, Jean and I had every intention to read it. But you know… rolleyes *squirrel*!! :P

I finally just got to it, ’cause of my sister and my mom! Yep. I posted the series reading order a week or so ago (’cause the spinoff is coming out on Tuesday), and my sister was intrigued. She read it, and flipped out over Jack (although she says in real life she’d still choose Outlander’s “Jamie”)… but Jack did it for her. ;)

Johanne: I’m definitely under Jack Eversea’s spell right now ! …from someone who loves Nathasha Boyd’s books (which I just discovered and enjoy sooo much)…

Johanne: Just finished book 2 of Lori Ann and Jack Eversea… just love it !!! Boy are they ever hot !!! he he he

Maryse: YAY Johanne!!! I MUST read this ASAP. My own sister is hooked!!!

Susan: Which books are these???

Johanne: The books by Natasha Boyd : Eversea & Forever, Jack. Also bought My Star, My Love which is a short story. It’s worth it too to stay with characters.

Susan: Johanne thanks!!

…so my mom saw my sister freaking and snuck-read it without even letting me know!

And then, two days ago, my mom tells me:

Mom: I can’t wait until Jazz comes out!

Me: Jaaaaazzzzzzzzz….??? *I know she doesn’t listen to “jazz” so what Jazz is she speaking of?*

Mom: Jack Eversea… Jazz! Keri’s best friend.

Me: Er… you read that series?? I haven’t even read that series! I didn’t even know who Jazz was. It’s her friend??

Mom: Yeah! Your sister was going on about it, so I had to know what all the fuss was about. So I read all three. They were gooood! You should read ‘em.

Me: confused emoticon Well I will!

Sheeeeeeesh. Thanks for the buddy-read, guys! *snort* :P

So I did. And they were right. Actually… y’all were right! I mean, they weren’t necessarily unputdownable (my mom agrees) but they were so darn fun to read. Lots of heart, and lots of my OWN emotions mixed right in with the bunch of ‘em. It wasn’t that there was anything all that different in this “famous actor falls for normal girl” journey.

It started with the typical surprise “meet-cute” shocker (OMG is that… ?? eekeek), and then the impromptu hangout session:

I had zero excuses to continue hanging out with Jack Eversea. I had to head home. I also had to figure out how to stop referring to him by his full name in my head.


…and then indulged us in the sweetest serenade.

A tentative “trust” between a famous actor trying to stay on the down-low, and the one girl that doesn’t react like his fans do. She’s cool as a cucumber (although she’s shaking inside). But he feels he can trust her, and slowly lets her into why he’s hiding out in her small town.

…you don’t see me as a famous person, but just as a person.”

Surprised, I said quietly, “You are just a person.”

She helps him with his public needs (so he’s not discovered) and he helps her with her home renovation needs (’cause he’s a guy, after all, and he’s done this kind of work before he became a Hollywood heartthrob). It was just two AWESOME people, perfectly matched, becoming friends. And so much more.

The author went everywhere I wanted her to go with this. Excitement at the prospect of meeting a star, right there before your very own eyes! Every girl’s ultimate fantasy. Not just meeting the guy that played the character of your daydreams, but also becoming close to the one that everyone wants to be close to.

If I was honest with myself, it was all I could think about. I just couldn’t work out whether my feelings were about Jack the man or Jack the hot Hollywood actor or more specifically his character Max. I knew in part it wasn’t about Jack the man because, and I couldn’t kid myself about this, I hardly knew him. Part of me had to be projecting my feelings for a nonexistent perfect hero onto him.

Impending drama and angst, due to his own obligations and entourage, (I mean… come on. You totally know where that’s gonna go, once their bubble has to burst… but I LOVED it). Cuddling and steam <— YES YES YES!!! ‘Cause, in their own personal and peaceful bubble, they are just two people, with pasts, and futures and fears, hopes and dreams, after all. And attraction beyond compare. And best of all… hilariousness! As in, her own friend’s reactions to OMG is that…??? eekeek.

I turned around. Jazz was standing there, her mouth hanging open wide enough to catch a Frisbee.


Tee hee!!!

And so many more giggles!!

Maryse: OMG I’m giggling so hard at Jazz’s reaction to Keri Ann’s drunk-dial phone rant… here’s a bit of it *snort*:

Jazz was staring at me with her mouth open. 

“My God, I hope you dialed a wrong number.” 

I looked at her, probably with a similar look of dawning horror on my face. 

“Oh sh!t,” I managed. 

“Oh sh!t is right. You just pulled a major psycho stunt.”

Yep! I can see why y’all are excited for Jazz’s book. She. Is. AWESOME.

She totally was!

In fact, it is the character interactions, the dialogue, and the realistic scenes and reactions as the story unfolded that, even though this one was similar to others in the genre, made it its own. Made it one that as soon as I finished this one (what an ending!!) I absolutely wanted to start book #2. And I will. The minute I post this review, I’m one-clicking and starting it.

Me: Well I just finished it mom, and it was exactly what you said. Not OMG CRAZY unputdownable, but I always wanted to pick it right back up. It’s similar to others, nothing tooooo crazy, or too different but I really liked it.

Mom: Oh? Just wait until you start #2. ;)

Me: Oh yeah??!!!

Mom: *smirk* Start it now.

Then she pursed her lips and stared at me with this intent DO IT AND DON’T ASK ME ANYMORE stare. Okay mom, I know… no spoilers. :P

And best of all? All of the released books in this series are on super-sale right now, in anticipation for Jazz. YAY ME!!!!

DG: Question: the Eversea series….is it a 2 book and a novella series? Not a fan of waiting for the next one to come out….

Maryse: DG The Eversea series is complete (2 books plus a novella). The next book coming out is a spinoff for another character. :D

Stephanie: Just read the Eversea series after I saw you mention it on your blog. It had some good angst and a few far fetched moments but overall I really liked it. Really looking forward to Jazz’ story.

4 stars (EASILY)

P.S. Here is the Eversea Series Reading Order

P.P.S. Thank you to the author for sending me a review copy!! Wayyyyyyy back when. ;)

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Natasha March 17, 2016 at 6:32 PM

i just fainted.

Maryse March 17, 2016 at 6:41 PM


I’ve got an awesome cozy-angsty night ahead of me. I’m thrilled Natasha!!

DG March 18, 2016 at 7:15 AM

I am so in! One clicking away… all these awesome new releases. Thanks Maryse for confirming that I will not be left stranded, deserted on a island for months on end – anxiously awaiting the next book to come out! Drama Queen Friday *throws glitter all around*

Maryse March 18, 2016 at 9:49 AM

YAY!!! My pleasure DG!!! :D

Jean March 18, 2016 at 9:56 AM

I was just going to read this last week, but then I DID squirrel, AGAIN! But, I just bought the 2nd book and novella yesterday, so definitely moving it back up!

Maryse, I love that you have your mom and sister influencing you with your reading! That’s the best!

Amy March 18, 2016 at 11:51 AM

I’m totally giggling over the back-and-forth with you and your mommy.

Alright, I’m reading NOLA as I promised Tessa, but this one will be shortly after. I’m hoping for some Love Unscripted feels!! :D

*covers Jean’s mouth with hand* I know, I KNOW! But *some* of us loved that one. ;)

Maryse March 18, 2016 at 12:07 PM


It actually DOES have that feel. :D

Jean March 18, 2016 at 12:34 PM

Amy! I really did like Love Unscripted! Maybe because it was too long! Ha!

What’s everyone reading this weekend? I’m still reading It’s All Relative (didn’t get to read much this week) and just got to the taboo part. Oh sh!t!

Julie March 19, 2016 at 5:47 PM

I liked this series! It’s been a couple years since I read it. I might need to brush up on it before the spinoff comes out.

Tessa March 22, 2016 at 1:10 PM

I agree on it. Kind of typical, but the writing and the adventure game me so many happy feels, I loved coming back to it. :)

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