"A gorgeous Summer romance that explores whether there's ever a second chance at first love." ~ Goodreads reviewer. "Sexy, romantic, heartbreaking, humorous ... I absolutely gobbled it up!" ~ NYT Bestselling author, J. KENNER
It's summer in sultry Butler Cove, South Carolina. School's out and life's about to begin. But there's something totally inconvenient about falling for your best friend's older brother. Especially when he's turned into a pompous, arrogant, albeit annoyingly sexy a-hole that you'd like to punch or kiss to death at any given moment.
But Joey Butler has that way about him, and Jazz is falling hard whether she wants to or not. Until he does the unforgivable.
Three years later Jazz will try everything she can to protect her heart and not fall back in love with Joey. But when Joey finally admits that Jazz is the one he's always wanted, all bets are off. Will there ever be a second chance at first love?
This is a standalone romance within the Butler Cove Series. It isn't necessary to start at Book One. However, you can start with Book One in the series, EVERSEA
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Every story has more than one perspective
All That Jazz is the second book I've read by Natasha Boyd and it didn't disappoint. Whilst very different from the previous I had read, Deep Blue Eternity it was still as engaging and compelling.
We meet Jazz, young and ambitious whose been madly in love with her best friends brother. Her character is strong and you learn something from her - even if that is not to be 'kissing buddies' with the guy that can't make his mind up about what he wants to be to you. She's a real representation of a young woman finding her way in society, dealing with her absent father, the battle between ambition and home and her place within a family not defined by blood.
You can't help but continually root for Joey and Jazz despite the mixed signals and Joey's request for her to pose as his girlfriend. There is the perfect balance of angst and romance slapped with the perfect dose of reality, that makes these characters loveable and relatable and importantly not romanticised.
You admire Jazz's determination as she battles her matters of the heart, her father's death and her desire to not compromise herself for someone else. Her trip to Cape Town for 3 months that later becomes a year allows for her to find herself. You feel proud of her. And you can't help but love that Joey waits for her, despite his previous tendencies to manipulate her feelings. Everything happens when it's supposed to and sometimes timing is everything - oh and maybe the helping hand of Nan who seems to always know the right thing to say or sometimes just the right meal to make.
The jumping chronological structure of the book allows for closure and complete fulfilment as a reader without a neat little bow tightly tied. It's beautifully constructed and easy to follow. It's passionate and emotive, often quite witty- especially the dialogue between Jazz and Joey. They are two characters that at times guard themselves whilst other moments lay their hearts on their sleeves and take risks.
I would recommend this highly to any young adult. The battles are real ones , their problems are common and therefore identifiable to all. I need to get my hands on another of Boyd's books!!
Love, love, love!!
I was so happy to finally read Jazz's story! Her character has so much sass, a welcome relief from the many wishy-washy heroines that are rife these days.
This book is beautifully written; I laughed, I cried, I yearned!
It's the perfect summer holiday read, so what are you waiting for?!
I love the quirky characters Natasha Boyd crafts (read her other books too!) and the way the story refuses to follow the traditional romance girl-meets-boy formula.
Thoroughly enjoyable and refreshing.