Book Review: Ever After by Jude Deveraux


Ever After (Nantucket Brides Trilogy #3)
ISBN: 9780345541864
Publisher: Ballrantine Books
Expected Publication Date: June 23, 2015

Synopsis from
New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux’s eagerly awaited third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy continues the spellbinding saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance.

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.

On this gorgeous island rich in history, magic is everywhere, even in Hallie’s own backyard. As Jamie’s relatives arrive for a wedding gala, something wonderfully unusual is in the air. There’s an aura of romance—enhanced by a pair of matchmaking ghosts and a colorful island legend. In their own little corner of the world, Jamie and Hallie unravel the timeless secrets of their own hearts, and a very special story of True Love destined to last forever after.

My Review:

This can be a standalone book by itself, readers don’t have to read the first two books in order to understand.  However, readers will find out the ending for each couples from the previous books; it’s a romance trilogy what do you expect. =D  After reading the second book, For All Time, I could not wait for the next book to come.  Now after I finished the third book, I am going to back to read the first book, True Love, in the Trilogy since I have never read it.  I think I should and will read the Montgomery/Taggert series (which started back in the 1980).

The hero and heroine are perfect for each other!!   I love how Jamie had to portrayed as a playboy to keep his secrets from Hallie and how Hallie could help him after the reveal.  The matchmaker ghost sisters with special powers added some twists to their love story.  It is not a romance comedy but it definitely had it funny moments (naked cousins) and tear moments.  I do wish the ending was a little more clear for the supporting characters, like Uncle Kit story with the ghost sisters and how Todd will handle his twin brother going steady with Hallie.

5 out of 5 Stars
Received a free eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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