Thursday, March 9, 2017

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


Release Date: March 7, 2017
from Berkley
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"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."

My Thoughts:

I have such conflicting feelings when it comes to this book. There are aspects of it that I absolutely loved, but then there are also aspects that drove me absolutely bonkers. In the end, the thing about this series that keeps me coming back is the setting and the town and all that entails, that is the true shining star of the series.

Bailey and Vaughn were so tough for me. I adore Bailey, but I also get really frustrated with her. The way she pushes herself into everyone’s life and is pushy with them really drives me crazy. Basically, Bailey and I would not be friends. Her saving grace though is that everything she does she does because she cares. Vaughn is another one. Such a good guy, but he sucks at showing that to people. I was excited for Bailey and Vaughn’s story because they have the whole enemies to lovers thing going for them, but for me their sniping was more childish than anything. For two people in their thirties, they were very immature.

The main reason I’m so conflicted over this book, is that it took so long for me to finally start loving it. For so much of it I was aggravated with Bailey and Vaughn and the unnecessary drama the book had. There was a lot of stereotypical over the top things that happened to cause drama. But then at the 75% mark everything changed and I was hooked. From there on I really liked the turn the story took and how everything played out. So this leads me to my conflicted feelings.

With all that said though, I really do love the town and secondary characters and I think that’s why I just can’t quit this series. Plus the aggravation always has a really good pay off. Also it has some super steamy moments, which are always fun.

All in all, Every Little Thing and I had some rough patches, but the payoff was a good one. I’ll forever love this town and I’m sure I’ll end up picking up the next book just to visit this town again.

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3 comments:

  1. I'm really glad you ended up liking this one, despite the issues you had with the characters. I think they would definitely get on my nerves, too! I love that the setting is what keeps pulling you back in; it sounds lovely. Awesome review! *hugs*

    ~Mckenzie

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  2. Wifey, I know just how conflicted you were with this one, but I am so happy you loved the ending so much. The setting really does sound great, and I'm glad you're going to continue the series. I believe the things that bothered you would definitely bother me as well. I hope the next book will be amazing from beginning to end! Great review! <3
    ~Michele

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  3. Yeah, I probably would've given up on this book. It's so hard for me to stick to a book nowadays and it really has to grab me from the start.

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