You know you’re in the Lowcountry when the steering wheel in your old red pickup is slippery from humidity, the news on the radio is all about the projected path of the latest Atlantic hurricane and the road kill you narrowly miss smearing further is a five foot long alligator.
Keri Ann Butler of the Butler Cove (Island) Butlers is stuck. Her parents and grandma are dead and per their agreement, her brother is taking his turn getting a degree. Keri Ann is forced to face selfish townspeople who are determined to take her family home from her (It’s the town’s historical site, a great potential tourist spot, and it’s falling apart due to the Butler’s current lack of money).
Well, I really couldn’t tell the color of his eyes in the shadows, but I knew exactly what color they were, a deep grey-green. I hadn’t been hiding under a rock for the last five years. And I certainly didn’t need to double check the tabloid magazine Jazz had been reading, which definitely did not do him justice, to know that standing in front of me, Keri Ann Butler, outside the Snapper Grill in Butler Cove, population nine thousand, and hundreds of miles away from him expected location in Hollywood, was none other than Jack Eversea.
When Hollywood hotshot Jack Eversea decides to escape the tabloids and his cheating girlfriend, he ends up in Butler’s Cove. In the small town he hopes to stay incognito, but a man needs to eat. Enter Keri Ann, who is working as a waitress at the local restaurant…
To my credit, I only gaped like a goldfish for a few moments before my prickly nature- always my ‘go to’ when I am nervous or caught off guard- made its presence known. I seriously cannot control myself sometimes. “I supposed you want your burger now?” I’m sure that wasn’t the first thing he expected me to say. Frankly, I surprised myself, too. It didn’t seem to stop me from going on though. “First of all, don’t lurk in the shadows, its creepy. And second of all, you were so rude, give me one reason I should let you in after closing?” Seriously. I said all that. To Jack Eversea.
After their strange first meeting they come to an understanding. Keri Ann will purchase Jack’s groceries for him at the local grocery store and in return he will help her renovate the family home (because before he was a mega-famous movie star he was in construction… Real convenient -.-).
I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars. This is not a standalone it has a sequel and it needs it. I gave it 4 stars because I’m going to be honest there were some parts that were really frustrating (and not always in a good way). I did enjoy the heroine’s sense of humor and her personality was a bit like mine (which I liked) but I didn’t really like her actions as a character. She wasn’t self-assured which was one of the things she had to face up to as a character, but I wanted her to find herself more and I didn’t want her to have to rely on others as much as she did. Basically I felt she had more potential as a character and really hope that she is able to grow more in the second book.
Oh, and in case I forgot to say… Keri Ann is an avid reader and Jack is famous for acting as the main character in the movie adaptation of her favorite book (I liked that idea, they definitely should have worked that angle more 😉 ).