By: T.A. Foster
Release Date: May 15, 2014
Power. Money. Control. Love.
He has all but one.
When movie star, Evan Carlson, discovers his girlfriend’s picture with another man splashed on the cover of gossip magazines, he decides he’s had enough of his fishbowl life and attempts to outrun the media frenzy his relationships have become. Driving until the road stops, he ends up on the remote and quaint Perry Island, where a heartthrob can blend in like the locals and be a beach bum as long as he wants. All that changes when Evan meets Haven Owen, aspiring songwriter and the girl he just can’t get enough of. A summer romance turns into something much deeper and Evan gets tangled in his own web of lies to keep Haven in his life. But when his ex tracks him down, Evan learns there are some things you just can’t outrun.
Is the cost of love, losing all control?
Sometimes you just need to get away from the life you're living and try and find some normalcy, some peace, some comfort and a place to finally call home, or at least a person who you can call home with. This was the story of Evan trying to find himself again and T.A. Foster did an amazing job telling his story in this little town on Perry Island. The story was endearing and sweet and quite steamy in all the best ways. It's the kind of book you can't put down and you definitely know something bad is going to happen but you just know that it has to work out, it just has to.
We meet Evan who is a famous movie star, ex football player who is ready to give his fast paced life style a break especially after his pseudo movie star girlfriend cheats on him quite publicly. He leaves and keeps driving till he can't anymore landing on Perry Island. Here we meet Haven who definitely has issues with her father and having to take over the family business especially since she wants to be a song writer. She even went to school for this, at least to possibly be a music teacher, regardless she knows there is more out there than just Perry Island.
They have a chance meeting at an important time in Haven's life because she is really at her last string and ready to get out of Perry Island and find someone who can finally understand her and what she wants out of life. He saves her in more ways than she is even aware of at the time, but at the same time she also saves Evan, who through most of the book goes by the name of Jay. He’s trying to keep his identity as a secret which works until someone comes looking for him. This is when the drama starts and the truth comes out. There is a lot leading up to this though and that’s the best part of this book the getting to know one another and again the very steamy scenes of course.
Overall I loved this book, everything about it was great. Loved the location, the experiences, the intimacy, the characters and of course the story line. This book was a great read, perfect for a summer read if you want something quick and easy with a bit of drama and a good amount of hotness. Loved this book can’t wait to read something else by this author. The cover is good too but I wouldn't have minded seeing Evan and Haven at the boat rental location of the shop that could have been a cute cover.
About the Author:
T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos.
Her long love affair with books started at an early age, and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. Time Spell is T.A.’s debut novel, and the first in a series about a very adventurous, clever, and magical girl named Ivy.
T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.
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