The title intrigued me, to begin with. I checked out the author and realized she had already penned a book in this story and that also had a clever title. I like authors that come up with catchy titles, so in my book, she was onto a winner from the get-go. Having a main character named Eve has clearly given her some artistic license and more power to her. More authors should think outside the box when they come up with their character and title names.
The plot is relatively straightforward. Our hero, Eve, left the tiny dirt-poor, country town she grew up in to go and show the world what she was made of. A ragingly successful career in New York has seen her wealthy and in a wonderful relationship with Grayson and his two children.
With both her parents now passed, it is time to return to the farm, tidy it up and sell it. The only hitch - Steven, her "childhood sweetheart" is still there and he was one of the many reasons she chose to leave so many years ago. Everyone expected her and Steven to end up together, but not Eve.
How would she cope with seeing Steven again and reliving all those old memories on the farm? Read this book and find out!
I have to say, I'm becoming quite enamoured with this author. I read a children's book of hers just recently and thoroughly enjoyed her. She has a laid-back writing style, which really appeals to me. My only one, tiny, little laugh about Eve 'n' Steven, was when Jay gave away her Australian roots in the story. The characters were American and based in New York or the Midwest and yet apparently two of them looked like "a couple of dags". I'm pretty sure only a New Zealander or an Australian would get what that meant. It just added to the fun for me in this book.
I highly recommend you give it a go, especially if you're a chick/lit, romance fan. I loved it and gave it a full five stars. I'd better check out what else Suzie Jay has on offer.