Every Little Thing by Samantha Young
Series: Hart's Boardwalk #2
Also in this series: The One Real Thing
Published by Penguin, Berkley
Publication Date: March 7th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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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 and Vaughn Tremaine have been at odds since the man walked into town. Bailey had tried to move mountains in order to stop the man from building his hotel on the boardwalk. She failed but she had to try. It seems that everyone is happy with Vaughn and he seems to be friends with quite a few people but he treats Bailey…not so well. She fights back verbally – the only way she knows how.
The thing is that Bailey is highly attracted to Vaughn and him to her. The more they feel that attraction the more antagonistic they are to each other. Vaughn doesn’t feel like he deserves to be happy and Bailey’s such a happy go lucky person. When her inn is broken in to and Vaughn saves her from the thief they end up in bed together. Of course Bailey wants more and Vaughn pushes her away in the worst possible way. When Bailey’s sister rolls into town and says she’s there to help run the inn Bailey freaks out but with Vaughn’s help they can work it all out.
I really liked this story. Bailey seemed like a bit of a crazy girl in book one of this series but I really liked her anyway and of course Vaughn with his dark broodiness was intriguing in book one. I was so happy they were going to get together because I could tell from their personalities that it would be a pretty epic thing to bring them together.
While I didn’t like that they spent a good portion of the book apart it was all worth it in the end. We got more background on both Bailey and Vaughn and why they felt like they did about relationships. It was pretty eye-opening. Once they got together it was explosive and I was truly happy they got their HEA.
The book brings back characters from the previous book and that was wonderful. We got to see the characters from book one get married and got to know the others a bit better. I’ve liked this series so far and I’m anxious to see where it goes next.
Rating: 4 out of 5