Review: All that Jazz by Natasha Boyd

March 22, 2016


 There's something totally inconvenient about falling for your best friend's 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. 

After a stupid favor that blurred the lines from friends to lovers the summer she turned eighteen, Jazz Frazer accidentally lost her heart to Joey Butler. For three years they’ve pretended there’s nothing between them anymore. Jazz is finally ready to move on with the rest of her life. She's determined that experiences and relationships will be fun, casual and easy. After all, she learned the hard way that men just don’t stick around anyway. But when her best friend gets herself into a relationship with a celebrity, Jazz has to do the one thing she never thought she'd do, call Joey and ask for help.

Repeatedly thrown together, Jazz tries 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.

This is a full length, standalone contemporary, friends to lovers and second chance romance. It is a spin off from the Eversea series and may therefore contain minor spoilers. This book is recommended for ages 17+ due to strong language and sexual situations.



That's the strangest thing about love; there doesn't seem to ever be a beginning or an end.
It just is. 

What happens when the boy you gave your heart too three years ago, is suddenly back in your life? Do you turn off your feelings and forget every memory you've made with him or jist move on and try to be the bigger person?. This is what life is like for Jessica a.k.a "Jazz". Coming face to face with the man who broke her heart the summer she turned eighteen was a battle for her sanity. It also doesn't help that he's her best friend's brother and she's enlisted his help checking on her friend.

Determine to not let Joey get the best of her,Jazz decides to ignore him at all costs. But that's easier said than done and she soon learns that Joey is not a man you can ignore or walk away from. I loved the fact that we got a back story on Jazz and Joey. We got to see how they went from barely tolerating each other, to friendly flirting and ultimately what made them fall apart all those years before. Joey wasn't an easy character to love at first but his Southern charm definately wore me down and I wanted to know more about him.

"One day you're going to catch a direct hit from a woman and realize you'd change your whole life for her. I just hope you don't run when it happens". 

These characters were funny,charming,and made me wish I had a best friend like Jazz. My only complaint is that I hated the back and forth between.I felt like in certain situations,if Jazz or Joey had just stayed and talked instead of walking away, a lot of things would've been better for them. Their distance and miscommunication became their greatest downfall that could've easily been avoided.If you're a fan of this author and her previous books in this series,then you don't want to miss Jazz's story.


Natasha Boyd is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary romantic southern fiction. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and has a background in marketing and public relations.  Eversea, her debut novel,  was a finalist for Contemporary Romance in the 2013 Winter Rose Contest, won the 2014 Digital Book Award for Adult Fiction and is a LIBRARY JOURNAL self-e selection 2015. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers and Island Writer's Network in coastal South Carolina where she has been a featured speaker on book marketing.  She lives with her husband, two sons and the cast of characters in her head.
Natasha grew up in South Africa, Belgium and England. She now lives and writes full-time in the USA.
Her work is available in English, Italian, Turkish, German, and Indonesian.

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