Monday, March 6, 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.

This is my first book by Samantha Young.


I am not actually sure how this has even managed to be the case, and I now know what I was missing. The writing is strong, the characters are realistic and I believed their interactions and was willing to believe what happened to them could happen.

I loved Bailey. Vaughn, however, was not my favorite. And, I am not sure why. There were times when I loved him, and times when he rubbed me the wrong way, although this was more toward the beginning. Once they give in to their attraction, I definitely can say I was a lot more of a fan of his. And, in an odd way, I liked this about the book. I am ok with not 100% loving a character the entire time, so in this, it worked for me.

Without spoilers, I really liked the end of this one. I know, it is a romance, there is a happily ever after, we all know that. And there are some that are better than others. There was something about the end of this one that left me feeling that this was one of the good ones. Hard to explain without spoilers.

While this is the 2nd book in the series, it is a standalone and you definitely can enjoy it without reading the first...I know this is what happened for me.

Read this one, you will be glad you did.

I will leave this with saying I enjoyed the book overall and I definitely recommend it.

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