This series is so fantastic, I can’t get enough. I love it when a story pulls me in and the world around me fades away.
Every Little Thing (Hart’s Boardwalk #2) by Samantha Young
Hartwell, Delaware—the perfect place to get away from it all, and find what you never knew you needed…
Bailey Hartwell has many reasons to feel content—her successful business, a close circle of friends, and her steady boyfriend…even if their romance feels staid after ten years without a serious commitment. The only challenge in her life comes in the form of sexy businessman Vaughn Tremaine. She thinks the ex-New Yorker acts superior and that he considers her a small-town nobody. But when Bailey’s blindsided by a betrayal, she’s shocked to discover Vaughn is actually a decent guy.
Vaughn admires Bailey’s free spirit, independence, and loyalty. As his passion for her has grown, his antagonism toward her has only worsened. Every little thing Bailey does seduces him. But when Vaughn’s painful emotional past makes him walk away in fear he will hurt her, it opens an old wound in Bailey, and she uncharacteristically retreats.
Once Vaughn begins to realize he’s made the biggest mistake of his life, he has no choice but to fight like he’s never fought before to convince Bailey that the love they’ve found together only comes around once in a lifetime.
5 out of 5 stars
I seriously cannot get enough of the town of Hartwell and this amazing cast of characters. I loved Bailey and Vaughn's story. I loved all their sexual tension and chemistry, their awesome banter, and all the emotion. It was all so fantastic, I couldn't get enough!
Bailey and Vaughn, these two people were so awesome. There is just this off the charts animosity between the two and I loved their bickering and barbs. Sometimes that banter was mean spirited but other times it's just snarky and fun. I loved, loved, loved watching these two come together as their barriers break down and they start to open up. They were complicated and closed off and in denial and that denial just made it so fun to read.
There is drama and angst, as well as some super fun entertaining moments. A lot of emotion, a whole bunch of heat, and a ton of love. It was all woven together so wonderfully. The writing was fantastic! I loved all the details and descriptions and the awesome build. I loved seeing the vulnerability and the struggle as Bailey and Vaughn let their defenses down. I loved Vaughn, it's those quieter ones that hold back that always get me. I thought they had great character development, I loved learning their histories which very much shaped who they were. But that connection they had and that back and forth animosity, with their enemies-to-lovers vibe, it was perfect! I am thrilled how it all played out.
I am loving Hartwell and all of their friends. I love the updates on where everyone is at now. It's a web of awesomeness! Emery is fantastic and I can't wait for her story. She is such a mystery but seeing her open up a bit with her friends is amazing. I loved insight into Dahlia's life as well. There's a heck of a story there. I love the subtlety of how things were introduced with her, in this mysterious and intriguing way, hooking you, making you want more. I love how the bad guy portion continues and Bailey’s sister gets thrown into the mix and she provided her own level of tension and stress. All of it was just so great!
It was an awesome read with fantastic characters. I just feel like it is such a full story, filled with so much depth and so many layers and it'd laid out so well. 5 amazing I-can't-get-enough-of-this-series stars!
Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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These stories are standalones but I highly recommended reading them in order. I think it’s more fun that way as characters get introduced and you can see their progression throughout the overall series. :-)
The One Real Thing (#1)
Welcome to Hartwell, a quiet seaside escape where uncovering old secrets could lead one woman to discover the meaning of a love that lasts…
While Doctor Jessica Huntington engages with the inmates at the women’s correctional facility where she works, she’s always careful to avoid emotional attachments in her personal life. Loss and betrayal taught her that lesson long ago. But when she comes across a set of old love letters in the prison’s library and visits the picturesque town of Hartwell to deliver them to their intended recipient, she finds herself unable to resist the town’s charm—and her attraction to the sexy owner of a local bar proves equally hard to deny.
Since his divorce from his unfaithful ex-wife, Cooper Lawson has focused on what really matters: his family and the boardwalk pub they’ve owned for generations. But the first time Jessica steps into his bar, Cooper is beyond tempted to risk his heart on her. Yet as their attraction grows hotter and Jessica remains stubbornly closed off, he begins to realize it will take more than just passion to convince her there’s only one real thing in life worth fighting for….
I’m a big supporter of reading a series in order… I don’t want to miss anything! Do you read books in order or are you able to wing it and dive in anywhere? Let me know!
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