Everly After, Rebecca Paula
Published October 21st 2014
Source: e-ARC from Love Between the Sheets Blog Tour
All truths burn bright and clear. I’m still waiting in the dark.
Everly Monteith has traded her life of glitter, parties, and self-destruction for waitressing at a Parisian café. She’s put the tragedy that sent her across the Atlantic in the past—until her toxic ex shows up and sends her reeling once more. Her fresh start begins slipping away until a smug British war correspondent crashes her party. But falling for Beckett means letting down her guard, something that might pull them both into the dark.
There are beautiful lies in this world, and it takes me being chased through a hallway at a rave to decide this girl is one of them. But even the most beautiful lies aren’t worth chasing.
Twenty-five-year-old Beckett Reid is forced into sabbatical after being kidnapped on assignment in Afghanistan. Back in Paris, he locks himself away to work on a novel, focused on saving his budding journalism career. But when he meets an enigmatic American heiress, his plans are quickly neglected. Everly is the perfect replacement for dangerous war zones, even if she does leave glitter on everything he owns. Reckless and wild, she runs through life making more mistakes than anyone he’s met, but Beckett is determined to fight for her, even if he must face the messy truth that he must fight for himself first.
*This New Adult romance is recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content.*
I’m going to start you off with the messages I sent to my friend Christina while reading this book:
Holy shit this book is intense.
This is so much more than I expected!
I don’t even know what to say. I’m totally on edge and am going to have to finish tonight.
And if I read this book for Beckett to die ** ***** I am going to be supremely pissed!
I even tweeted at Rebecca Paula that she had better not break my heart!
So now almost a week later-my heart is recovered from the stress and I can tell you that I loved this book. Everly After is about two very different kinds of romantic love–love that makes two people bring out the best in each other and those that only bring out the worst in each other. This story was a battle of who would win out in the end. Paula did an amazing job of wrapping me up into Beckett and Everly. They felt completely real to me and their emotions were often so raw. I wanted to reach through and shake them both on occasion (ok mostly Everly), but in the end I think things worked out perfectly. I felt like I was right there with them-and my goodness-I felt the heat between them coming out of the book!
I don’t read a lot of New Adult (NA). I expect NA to be fluffier books -romance, some sex and some light drama perhaps. Just not what I gravitate towards first. Everly After-not what I expected of NA and I am so glad I was proved wrong. This was not light and fluffy but it was a book with depth and heart. If this is her debut, I cannot wait to read what else Rebecca Paula is writing.
Thank you Rebecca Paula for this advance copy in exchange for an honest opinion!
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About The Author
I discovered my love of writing during a fifth grade writing assignment for Hatchet. After that, I knew I wanted to be a writer.
Always the hopeless romantic, I write late Victorian and Edwardian historical romances as well as contemporary New Adult romances.
I am a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), as well as the New Hampshire chapter (NHRWA) and the New England chapter (NECRWA). I contribute regularly to the Modern Belles of History blog, a site dedicated to writing, reading, and researching 20th century women’s historical fiction.
When I’m not writing, I’m most likely reading or daydreaming about my next travel adventure. I live in New Hampshire with my husband and our cat, Bella.