The One Real Thing by Samantha Young
I was in a complete book funk after reading Moonshadow by Thea Harrison (Thanks, Thea, for ruining me!) and jumped from book to book until finally, FINALLY, I wisely used my Audible credit to buy The One Real Thing by Samantha Young. Samantha Young never fails me, especially on audio. Have you listened to On Dublin Street on audio? It's amazing. The story, the accent, it's all amazing and I've listened to it no less than 15 times.
Back to The One Real Thing. This book got me out of my book funk and through some nasty food poisoning. Do you know how hard it is to enjoy a book when you're nauseous? It's hard, but I was so into Jessica (Doc) and Cooper's story that the nausea did not stop me. There was always something unexpected happening to pull me in. The desire and passion between Jessica and Cooper was palpable. The heartbreaking moments made me cry. I cried a lot during this book. Maybe that was the food poisoning. Hard to tell now. And I fell in love with the boardwalk and the secondary characters. All of them. Except the Queen Bitch. I didn't love her, but I love to hate her.
This is a five-star read. And I can not wait for the rest of this series. ~Lina [December 2016]
Hart’s Boardwalk Series Reading Order
The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street is back with the first in a sexy new romance series set in a small town on the Delaware coastline.
Welcome to Hartwell, a quiet seaside escape where uncovering old secrets could lead one woman to discover the meaning of a love that lasts…
While Doctor Jessica Huntington engages with the inmates at the women’s correctional facility where she works, she’s always careful to avoid emotional attachments in her personal life. Loss and betrayal taught her that lesson long ago. But when she comes across a set of old love letters in the prison’s library and visits the picturesque town of Hartwell to deliver them to their intended recipient, she finds herself unable to resist the town’s charm—and her attraction to the sexy owner of a local bar proves equally hard to deny.
Since his divorce from his unfaithful ex-wife, Cooper Lawson has focused on what really matters: his family and the boardwalk pub they’ve owned for generations. But the first time Jessica steps into his bar, Cooper is beyond tempted to risk his heart on her.
Yet as their attraction grows hotter and Jessica remains stubbornly closed off, he begins to realize it will take more than just passion to convince her there’s only one real thing in life worth fighting for….
From the Trade Paperback edition.