Ever Together by Margie L. Miller
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Length: Full Length (234 pages)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Sunflower
Convenience store clerk, Katy Simms has got to be the only woman in North America who hasn't heard of megastar Derrick Nelson, which makes her boarding house the perfect place for him to recover from a nervous breakdown. When he stumbles into her life one summer night, all Katy sees is a unemployed drifter named Caleb who needs a couple of decent meals and some human compassion. Her presence calms his soul, while his patience lifts her confidence.
Together, they are more, but will Caleb's fame and Katy's generous nature drive a wedge between two people who were meant to be...ever together?
Do you believe opposites attract? Do you think that two people from very different worlds can backgrounds can make it together? If you're not a believer, reading Ever Together just might make you think differently. This is a story of a powerful love.
Katy is young and sometimes a little naive. She's the kindest woman you'll ever meet. She's always willing to help, and she has a way about her that people tend to want to be near her. She struggles with things that for others come easy, but Katy is a determined woman, and she strives to reach her goals. I was immediately drawn to her character. At times, she overreacts, but when she's wrong, Katy admits it, after awhile.
Caleb is a celebrity who just needs a little peace and quiet. Never in a million years did he imagine he'd be drawn to this small town, let alone the owner of the house he's staying it. I love Caleb. He's apparently a mega star, but his celebrity persona and his regular life persona are the same guy. There's no in between. Caleb is a down to earth man who has deep family roots. He's not one of those attention hogs, and he genuinely loves what he does. Even though he's famous, Caleb still loves the regular life. The tension that builds between him and Katy develops into a blossoming romance.
Caleb helps Katy, and in return she helps him, but neither of them really know that right away. They make each other a better person, they are two halves that make a whole. Caleb is patient with Katy and some of her self doubts and quirks, and Katy makes Caleb long for more than just his acting career. The cast of characters bring so much to this story as well. It's like a tight knit family, everyone looks out for the other, and they accept Caleb as one of their own.
Everything about this story calls to me -- the characters, the writing, the wonderful plot. It's heartwarming, emotional, and beautiful. I'd love to see more stories like this out on the market. Ever Together gives me hope, a new perspective, and I could read this novel over and over again, and fall in love with the story like it was the first time.
If you love a good contemporary romance about people from opposite worlds, love a hero that's sexy and mysterious, and want to feel like a community still bonds together over a good life, don't miss Ever Together. Grab yourself a copy today and be enchanted by this story.