Saturday, July 18, 2015

Ever After by Jude Deveraux

Author: Jude Deveraux
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Date of publication: June 2015

Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly’s acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie’s boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down: Not only has a mysterious relative left Hallie a house on Nantucket, but Shelly has been trying to steal it. Desperate to put her troubles behind her, Hallie impulsively flies to Nantucket.

New trouble, however, has already settled into Hallie’s guest room in the form of her newest client. Hallie is told that wealthy, young James Taggert has injured his leg in a skiing accident. Assuming that the devastatingly handsome man has led a charmed life, Hallie is surprised by Jamie at every turn throughout his recovery. His attentions draw her out of her shell—but he has a dark secret, and is tormented by nightmares that only her presence can keep at bay. She suspects there’s more to his injury than he’s letting on.

Ever After is the third book in this series and I think it's my favorite.  Hallie finds out that she has inherited a house on Nantucket and decides to take a job as a personal Physical therapist to help rehab Jamie's knee. The resident matchmaking ghosts decide to do a little matchmaking.  

I loved this story.  Hallie and Jamie are both carrying major baggage.  Hallie is just looking for a home and a place where she doesn't have to be taking care of everyone.  Jamie is looking for peace from his nightmares.  The two were great together.  I loved how they became friends first and then lovers.  One of my favorite parts is the way Hallie shows Jamie's family that they don't have toact like they are walking on egg shells when they are with him.  It was perfect!

I highly recommend this one as well as this series!  I think this is a trilogy, so I am sad to leave the little town of Nantucket and it's ghosts.

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