Monday, March 6, 2017

Every Little Thing (Hart's Boardwalk #2) by Samantha Young: ARC Review & Giveaway


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.

Releases: March 7, 2017

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About the Author:

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 is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance and has been sold in twenty six countries.

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Review by Yvette:

I'm ADDICTED to enemies-to-lovers romances. There's just something about that spark between two feuding protagonists – that shiver-inducing mix of loathing, reluctant attraction, and overwhelming sexual tension – that's undeniably enthralling. A great author can make your heart race, make you crazy with impatience as you wonder will they/won’t they, and set your emotions awhirl. Samantha Young does all this and more with Every Little Thing, the second installment in her delightfully charming Hart’s Boardwalk series. With its small-town charm-y feel, characters that’ll frustrate you even as you’re falling in love with them, and a romance that’s both feel-good and gut-wrenchingly emotional, I loved every little thing about Every Little Thing.

After The One Real Thing introduced us to Vaugh Tremaine and Bailey Hartwell, two characters whose interactions were tinged with hostility and more than a hint of desire, I was DYING to dive in to their story. I knew theirs wouldn’t be a simple, obstacle-free road to happily ever after, but what I didn’t expect was the extent to which their personal journeys would put me through the emotional wringer. Theirs is a process of letting go, starting over, and learning to trust – a process that happens to begin with an intense dislike of each other…which makes it all the more fun when that initial aversion transforms into a different kind of heat.

In almost every aspect of their lives, Bailey and Vaughn are polar opposites. They two are fire versus ice, in-your-face versus reserved, open versus standoffish. Bailey is a fiery, unapologetically unfiltered redhead with a penchant for wearing her heart on her sleeve while Vaughn shutters his emotions, presenting an unruffled, stoic façade. Bailey yearns to settle down while Vaugh is a commitment-phobe. See what I mean about polar opposites? What they have in common is a singular ability to get under each other’s skin. Their push-and-pull dynamic was riveting, making me laugh one chapter, cry the next, then repeat the process again and again.

The romance between Vaughn and Bailey is an emotional roller coaster that left me mentally drained in the best possible way. My heart raced from start to finish and I lived for the moments when Vaughn and Bailey were together, whether they were trading angry barbs or giving in to their innermost desires. The sparks flying and the pure, unadulterated need that flared between them had my emotions whirring all over the place. All. Over. The. Place. The back-and-forth progression of their relationship kept me on my toes and I loved every minute of it.

For me, the best thing about the Hart's Boardwalk series (aside from the swoon-worthy romances, of course) is the tight-knit, loyal bond between the eclectic cast of characters. It's impossible not to fall in love with these characters and become invested in their individual stories, as I did with Vaughn and Bailey’s story. I'm impatiently awaiting Dahlia and Emery's books but I'd gladly return to Hartwell, Delaware as long as Samantha Young continues to create heartwarming romances that’ll tug on your heartstrings like she did with Every Little Thing.

*complimentary copy provided by publisher for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

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