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.
You all know that there is no book boyfriend I love more than Braden Carmichael. But Vaughn Tremaine might be my new addiction. At least he’s my current addiction.
I absolutely loved EVERY LITTLE THING by Samantha Young. I really enjoyed the first book in the Hart’s Boardwalk series but Vaughn and Bailey’s story was just amazing.
Bailey is the kind of heroine you fall in love with because she’s just great and the kind of woman you can imagine being friends with. Vaughn and Bailey have been fighting their attraction to one another since the beginning. It’s great because all that witty banter makes for some great foreplay in between the sheets!
And Vaughn is just perfect. That blend of Alpha and the kind of guy that loves a strong woman is the perfect hero for me. He admires Bailey’s strength and her fire but he also doesn’t hesitate to protect her. Just swoon.
The back and forth between these two is at times maddening but when it all comes together- it’s totally worth it. Yes- there are great sexy times. But beyond that- this story is the kind where the connection between the two characters is so perfect that you almost feel like you are experiencing their love with them.
It’s the way I felt about Braden and Joss in ON DUBLIN STREET and I think that’s why I loved this book so much. I mean anything that reminds me of my favorite romance ever is going to be a win. But Vaughn and Bailey’s story is different and stands on its own.
If you’re a fan of Samantha Young – you will fall in love with this book.
THE ONE REAL THING – Book #1 in the Hart’s Boardwalk Series
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…
Samantha Young is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series, including Moonlight on Nightingale Way, Echoes of Scotland Street, and Fall from India Place, as well as the standalone novel Hero. She resides in Scotland.