On Hart's Boardwalk (On Dublin Street #6.7) by Samantha Young
Series: On Dublin Street #6.7, Hart's Boardwalk #2.5
Also in this series: Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2), Before Jamaica Lane (On Dublin Street, #3), Before Jamaica Lane, Fall From India Place, Fall From India Place, Castle Hill, Echoes of Scotland Street, Moonlight on Nightingale Way, Moonlight on Nightingale Way, One King's Way, One King's Way, One King's Way, On Hart's Boardwalk, The One Real Thing, Every Little Thing
Publication Date: March 20th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Nate and Liv have a great life together but they miss the spontaneity and freedom they enjoyed early on in their romance. Careers and their children have inevitably kept them busy, so when Nate discovers Liv is feeling disconnected from him, he plans an anniversary trip to the idyllic seaside town of Hartwell, Delaware. There he hopes they will have the opportunity they've been craving--a chance to reinvent themselves and fall in love all over again.
With each new day comes a new adventure, from wedding crashing at the five-star boardwalk hotel to pretending they are two strangers having a chance encounter at the boardwalk bar. In the midst of this daring, sexually-charged game of romantic rediscovery, Nate and Liv discover the only constant they need is each other.
Nate and Liv have been together for 14 years, and married for 10 of those. They have two beautiful children and Liv is just as in love with Nate now as she was when they first got together. The problem is that Nate seems to have lost his love for Liv. Since one of his friends died suddenly Nate has pushed Liv away and when Nate finds out how Liv is truly feeling he plans a trip to Delaware. At one time, Liv had told Nate of vacations taken near Hartwell, Delaware and Nate wanted to recreate that joy for her. He wanted to make his own memories, however, so he chose Hartwell. They have a great location and it’s just the two of them, but can they work through the issues that have been haunting Liv for the past six months?
This was a pretty great novella. I’ve been reading the Hart’s Boardwalk series so when I saw a novella for that series I was excited. I had no idea I’d get the wonderful double whammy by getting the On Dublin Street series cast of characters as well as Hart’s Boardwalk characters.
Nate and Liv got their HEA in the novel Before Jamaica Lane, and if you read that you know that these two are incredibly hot together. Their sex play in this book was no different but the even better than that was watching two people in love communicate and find the core issue to their problems. It was well written, and Young didn’t slack on giving us the nitty gritty of their relationship – arguments and all.
On top of the greatness of that part of the book we also got to see, as I said, all of the characters from On Dublin Street as well as Hart’s Boardwalk. I loved reading about the ODS crew and hearing a little about their families now that it’s been years since their HEA’s. HB is a newer series but it was still fun to catch up with those characters as well.
Overall I thought this was really good. The love, friendship and feeling of contentment it left me with was incredible and I definitely recommend this one.
On Dublin Street Series
Rating: 4.5 out of 5