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?
Read how it all began in “Eversea “…
Forever, Jack is the sequel to Eversea (released June 2013). It has a release date of November 30 2013.
I have been waiting, Ms. Boyd – on pins and needles; hanging onto the side of this cliff you left me on. Before reading Forever, Jack, I didn’t think it was possible to love Jack more than I already did. Again, you’ve proven me wrong. You did it the first time when I was convinced Jack and Keri Ann’s story would just be another predicable love story between a Hollywood hunk and the sweet girl next door. Now this. Forever, Jack was everything I hoped it would be.
“And just what are you begging for Jack?” Her haughty tone betrays nothing of the hurt emotions she was portraying just minutes ago.
I tilt my head back up and look her straight in the eye.
“I’m begging for the rest of my life.”
Eversea left me high and dry. We’d just learned that Audrey had faked her pregnancy in order to sink her god-awful claws back into Jack. Who knew that your public image was more important than your dignity? Jack was understandably…pissed! I think any sane person would be. He immediately fired Andy and began to plot his way back into Keri Ann’s heart.
Could it really be that easy?
Uh, no. Of course not.
Aubrey wasn’t about to go quietly into the night. She’s scum. She’s worse than scum. She’s like that ring around the toilet you have to use tough chemicals and a rough brush to scour away. She clings to and ruins everything! Just as Jack makes his way back to Butler Cove, Audrey threatens his happiness once again. For the remainder of the contract the two share, Jack is expected to remain single. He’s not to enter into any type of relationship. Audrey make it crystal clear that she wants him to STAY AWAY FROM KERI ANN. That’s something like 5-6 months. Seriously?! If I were Keri Ann, I would have figured Mr. Big Shot Hollywood had given up on me. The sad thing is that Keri Ann KNEW he wasn’t with Audrey anymore. As far as she was concerned, Jack could have come back to Butler Cove – back to her. Worst of all, she had to (well, didn’t really have to, but that’s neither here nor there) watch Jack parade around London with a slew of blonde bimbos. Talk about heart ache.
In reality, Jack was protecting Keri Ann even though it looked like he was doing everything in his power to forget her. It’s easy to imagine that she would feel used, abandoned and just plain stupid. I know I would. Then imagine this god-like man stumbling back into your life. Your heart screams, “Yes! God, YES!” but your brain, the smart part says, “Unh-uh, we are SO not doing that again.” I adored Keri Ann in Eversea, and she just continued to amaze me. She didn’t just go running back into Jack’s very muscular, sexy arms. She wanted him to have to work for it. He should have to work for it. You can’t just lead someone on and then walk away, even if you are doing it because your ex claims she’s preggers with your kid. Oh, and you most certainly can’t get pissed and punch a man in the face, because the woman you rejected has attempted to move on (even if she really hasn’t…can’t). Jack Eversea may be a millionaire. He may be a movie star. But more than anything, Jack Eversea is an insecure man stumbling his way through life, just like the rest of us. His humanity and Keri Ann’s ability to forgive shine brightest in this book. Through fear and doubt, she holds on to the love she can no longer deny. One truth holds true – Jack loves Keri Ann and Keri Ann loves Jack.
If I’ve learned anything from years of Disney movies and countless romance novels, it’s that love concurs all, good always wins out over evil, and in the end you end up right where you’re meant to be. Jack and Keri Ann were made to love and support one another. Sometimes it just takes longer than anticipated to end up where you belong.
I can’t properly review this book without discussing the supporting characters. Jazz, Colt and Joey are absolutely fabulous. Jazz is the type of bestie every girl should have. She’s there when you need her, helps to hold your head up through the rough times and smacks you when you need it most. Love her. Big brother Joey is not playing this time around. Let’s face it, he never was. He gets a lot more “page time” in this novel. Like a proper big brother, he threatens Jack. Joey wants what’s best for his sister and he’s not convinced a hunky leading man is boyfriend/husband material for his darling little sister. I think he’s secretly pulling for Colt. Oh Colt, you are one patient man. Too bad he didn’t jump on the Keri Ann band wagon when he had a chance with her way back in high school. Once you get glimpse of the colorful beauty that is Jack Eversea, everyone else just seem to be shades of gray. That boy never stood a chance, but I have to give him props for trying.
“Yeah, me neither.”
Forever, Jack is the story of one man’s road to self-discovery. It’s not always easy to face your past. In fact, sometimes it’s scary as hell. You may have to trudge through the baron waste lands of hell in order to reach the other side a better and more well-rounded person. They say that before you can love someone else, you must learn to love yourself. Without even realizing it, Audrey’s little scheme started the ball rolling, forcing Jack to face his past head on in order to achieve his goal or reuniting with the love of his life.
If you read one series starring a Hollywood hunk, please, please make it this one. Jack is so much more than a pretty face, and Keri Ann, well, Keri Ann is just incredible. She’s brave, strong and fiercely independent. She saw through Jack Eversea to the man underneath, capturing his heart, and mine. Natasha Boyd is a phenomenal writer and I’m incredibly anxious to see what she rolls out next. A book featuring Joey and Jazz! Yes, please! :)