Saturday, March 28, 2015

Review Deep Blue Eternity

Deep Blue Eternity 
by Natasha Boyd. 
Due for release on March 26, 2015

Livvy is on the run. And she’s escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her.

But the isolated cottage isn’t empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own.

In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way.

Deep emotions and powerful chemistry face a painful battle with the tangle of lies, and scars of the past. When the truth emerges, hearts will be shattered.
 Globug's Review

After reading Boyd's first series Eversea, I was so anxious to read Deep Blue Eternity.  I quickly realized that this was a much deeper and darker story than I was expecting.

Olivia is seventeen and running to find solitude and freedom. She obviously feels she won't be missed. She's worked hard to avoid the attention of those around her. Now it's been six years since her older sister Abby, that she adored, died and Livvy has only one place to run. Her Gran's house has only good memories from her childhood and now it belongs to her. She wasn't expecting a gorgeous stranger named Tom to be living there.

Tom knew at some point that Olivia would show up. He has a history with Livvy's dead sister and knows more about what has her running away than he wants to admit. His secrets and guilt begin to grow everyday they spend together in their little cottage on the isolated island in South Carolina.

Because of the location the story takes place there's a black magic/voo doo undertone throughout the story that adds a spooky vibe to things. You know Livvy is haunted by her past but could her sister also be haunting her or trying to get her a message from beyond the grave.

Both characters are hiding from their past but each day has them drawing closer to one another. Tom's secrets are bound to hurt Livvy and the longer he waits to share with her why he's conflicted about his growing feelings for her, the more likely it is that he will surely lose her. And your heart will break as she comes to realize she's in love with Tom and opens her heart to him and he now has to tell why she can't love him. I was sick reading about the horrible reality Livvy admits to living through. Again that spiritual vibe comes back into play as Livvy fights for her life. And I have to mention I love that her little cat plays a huge part as her hero.

The last ten percent of the book was difficult for me to read as all of Livvy and Tom's truths are revealed. The beauty of this story is in the healing of their very broken hearts. The intimacy they share at the end is so off the charts hot and beautiful at the same time. So while the subject matter was not what I was expecting from Boyd, it was a beautiful and emotional experience reading it. I absolutely recommend it.

Favorite Quotes
"When I was younger, in school, high school, I was asked to describe what I thought love was. And that's how I thought of love. Blue and infinite, clear but deep, where no man could truly reach. A deep blue eternity." Loc 2920

"My last thought as everything faded was that rain on the water looked like stars. It was the infinity and wonder of space. Except the surface was kind of blue from the sky and the ray of sun that broke through the clouds." Loc3627

 Author Bio & Links

Natasha Boyd is a writer with a background in marketing and public relations. She lives in the coastal Carolina Lowcountry, complete with Spanish moss, alligators and mosquitoes the size of tiny birds.  She has a husband, two sons and a cat named Tuna.  Eversea is her first full-length novel.

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