A Steamy Antagonistic Romance : Every Little Thing by Samantha Young

A Steamy Antagonistic Romance : Every Little Thing by Samantha YoungEvery Little Thing (Hart's Boardwalk, #2)
by Samantha Young
Release Date: March 7th 2017
Published by Berkley
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 352
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four-stars
Source: ARC received for review purposes

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.

ARC received for review purposes in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


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Reading a Samantha Young book is always such a pleasant experience. She has yet to disappoint me, and with Every Little Thing, she was written another strong romance novel with some fantastic characters. I love that I can always count on her to deliver a swoony read.

I have been waiting for Bailey and Vaughn’s story ever since we met them and their antagonistic chemistry in The One Real Thing. I just knew that their story would be explosive and it certainly was. I really adored both Bailey and Vaughn as characters here. Bailey, especially, was the perfect blend of feisty and vulnerable. I loved how passionate and driven she was about her inn. And her absolute loyalty to her friends was the sweetest. While Bailey was vivacious, Vaughn was more on the quiet, stoic side. We get to see a lot of him here, and being inside his mind was quite the experience. He was a lot more emotional than I expected, and I liked that a lot. He had his moments where I wanted to slap some senses into him, but for the most part, Vaughn was a spectacularly sexy hero, who sure knew how to make a girl weak in the knees.

The antagonistic chemistry between Bailey and Vaughn was terrific as expected. I will say that their relationship was a bit on the bumpy side at first, but it wasn’t the annoying kind because these two had to grow to trust each other. Their romance was slow, but oh my goodness did it have a lot of achy tension that had my heart racing. I loved watching them become comfortable and finding solace with one another. As much I love the steamy scenes in any romance novel, it’s always the emotional connection that hooks me into the story and Bailey and Vaughn form a strong one with a ton of depth. I couldn’t help but be invested in this ship.

I also loved the beachy setting of Hartwell. There’s just something about small town romances that I find very cozy. This series also has a terrific secondary cast, and I especially enjoyed all the female friendships – these girls know how to have fun and to be there for each other. It was also exciting to see sneak-peeks at the next couples. I am seriously hoping that Emery and Jack aren’t just a couple that I ship, but that Samantha Young will actually write their story. I NEED it to happen.

Samantha Young is a favorite author of mine, and she has yet to disappoint with her books. Fans of romances with a large cast, sexy romances and a lot of feels should definitely consider reading Every Little Thing. Trust me, it’s an enthralling read in every way.

Have you read books by Samantha Young? What are some of your favorite antagonistic romances?
Let me know in the comments below!

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