The quiet town of Hartwell is 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 realise 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 . . .
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
Every Little Thing is the second book in Samantha Young’s series Hart’s Boardwalk. I was excited for Bailey’s story as Vaughn Tremaine could be perfect for her and I do like enemies to friends’ stories.
“The man I thought I might have been waiting for my whole life.
All this time he’d been standing right in front of me, wearing a suit and a sexy-ass smirk.”
Bailey and Vaughn had never been the best of friends. Bailey doesn’t trust him, and as much a Vaughn wants to dislike Bailey his desire for her grows every time he sees her, and he can’t get her out of his mind.
“We were two people who were attracted to each other and didn’t want to be.”
I like Baily she sassy, kind strong loyal, funny and the heart of Hartwell. Vaughn with his broody, mysterious and sexy ways was hard not to like. They are perfect together and had great chemistry, but they did make some frustrating choices at times.
“I hated that I was so attracted to him”
“No one else pushed his button like Bailey Hartwell.”
Samantha created some secondary characters that I liked, and some not so much. If I was excited about Bailey’s story, then I’m super excited for Emery’s story, I have a feeling that Jack is going to be perfect for this shy coffee shop/bookstore owner. However, he is in my bad books at the moment for some of his choices of late. But I have a feeling there is a lot we don’t know about his reason behind some of his choices, and maybe all is not what it seems.
Every Little Thing was an enjoyable read, and just like before Samantha delivers a charming, angsty and steamy romance. I adored the friendliness, the laughter, the closeness and community Sprit between most of the residents of Hartwell that she has entwined throughout the story. And not to be too greedy, but I would love to know Dahlia’s story.
If you have not read this series and love small town romances. Then I would start this one soon as I don’t think you will be disappointed.
Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She’s been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestselling novel On Dublin Street. On Dublin Street was Samantha’s first adult contemporary romance and has been sold in twenty five countries. For more information about Samantha please visit: