I received this book for free from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Every Little Thing by Samantha Young
Also in this series: The One Real Thing
Series: Hart's Boardwalk #2
Published by Berkley on March 7th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Small Town
Source: Berkley Publishing Group
Reading Challenges: Books N'Tunes Reading Challenge 2017
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.
Bailey Hartwell’s life seems to be going so smoothly. She has her business, great friends, loving parents and a wonderful boyfriend she hopes to be tying the knot with. But then her life goes upside down when she finds her boyfriend of ten years cheating on her, and her one time enemy Vaughn Tremaine ends up being her rock that she needs in this uneasy time. But then her life gets threatened trying to force her to sell which she refuses to do. At first she doesn’t what to make of this fragile new relationship she has with Vaughn, only that him in bed is the hottest thing she has ever experience….off the charts chemistry. But Vaughn has his own issues, and doesn’t know if he could ever do the “forever” thing at all and ends up hurting Bailey again the process. Vaughn will need to overcome his painful past and reservations, and Bailey will need to learn to trust again, can they make it back together?
Plot and Story Line
Every Little Thing is the second book in this new series from Samantha Young and man I am just hooked. Although I am wishing I had re read book one a bit or at least skimmed it before picking this one up. I had forgotten a few things. But boy did I enjoy this second book. Now in the first book we see both Bailey and Vaughn at each other’s throats. They don’t like each other, or it just appears that way. We do see some hints of sparks that they have, neither wants to admit it though. But when Bailey’s gets betrayed and ends up attacked, she sees a whole new side to Vaughn. I did love seeing the way these two enemies become lovers and Young handled this aspect pretty well. Then we get a delightful appearance of her sisters (say this very sarcastically) man her sister is her complete opposite. Selfish, greedy, uses people for her own uses. And yeah at first I was concerned with how Bailey would handle her, but man she really shows that despite the fact she is her sister, she won’t let her take advantage of her and the people in this town that she would give her life for. And we have some side characters I really loved, we have Vaughn’s father who was so wonderful and pushes Vaughn when he needs an emotional push toward Bailey. I did love how close Vaughn and his father are with each other. And we also get more mixed signals from Jack. Jack we saw in book one and I have a feeling he and Emery will be one of the next couples. He is the son of the enemy of everyone on the boardwalk, but I get the feeling he is much more than what he appears to be. The romance between Bailey and Vaughn is full of drama, feeling their way through a new kind of relationship and seeing how learning to trust isn’t easy especially when your heart is involved. Truly another win for this author.
I love you, Bailey Hartwell, because you frustrate me, you annoy me, you bother me, you bewilder me, you make me laugh, you get under my skin, you take my breath away. I love you because I admire your strength, I admire how hard you work, how much you love the inn, this town, the people in it. I love how you care so much, too much, and so much that it scares me. I love your fire. I love that you stand up to me. I love how you force me to remove the stick up my ass.
This is so gorgeous, I love the mix of colors with the pink and gold with the coastal scene. Makes me wish I lived there.
Every Little Thing is a angsty and drama filled romance, which is packed with a hint of danger, powerful chemistry and a heart warming romance.
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