Monday, 3 July 2017

Review of Every Little Thing by Samantha Young

The bit on the back

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 . . .

Samantha Young quickly became one of my favourite authors after I read her debut adult contemporary novel On Dublin Street. That book definitely sealed the deal for me and since then every time Sam announces a new novel I'm desperate to read it. Every Little Thing is the second novel in Sam's Hart's Boardwalk series set in the town of Hartwell. Throughout the first book - The One Real Thing - readers were treated to the delicious building tension between the two main characters due to feature in the second novel - Vaughn and Bailey.

Vaughn and Bailey are rival hotel owners in the quiet town. Bailey runs her family business and Vaughn, with his big flashy New Yorker suaveness is the owner of the brand new resort in the town. While each offers it's own unique flavour of staying in Hartwell, Bailey can't help but clash with Vaughn at every turn. Following on from the first novel the undercurrents of trouble with the infamous town rogues are apparent in this novel too and it takes everything in Vaughn and Bailey to unite against that force.

Bailey is as firey as her red hair and she love to meddle too, especially in her friends love lives which we already know. When she faces off against Vaughn the unresolved sexual tension is almost too much. The two characters are so alike and it's as if neither of them can see it. Bailey and Vaughn also have other similarities which are unveiled throughout the novel and you can see clearly from the beginning that they are, in fact, made for each other.

The story follows the pair as they grow closer and again as something comes between them. Something that will either unite them or break them. It's fast paced, exciting and full of tension that naturally brews between the characters. If you've read any of Sam's books before and are yet to pick this up yet then do!

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