- Also check our best rated Romance Book reviews
The One Real Thing (Hart's Boardwalk) Paperback – 6 Sep 2016
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
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.
From the Back Cover
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 Dr. 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 realise it will take more than just passion to convince her there's only one real thing in life worth fighting for . . .
Praise for Samantha Young:
'Ridiculously incendiary chemistry' Dear Author
'Scotland's answer to E.L. James. Steamy romance . . . mysterious, all-consuming and pretty damn good' CloserSee all Product description
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
This is the first story in the brand new Hart's Boardwalk series. Jessica is a doctor at a women's prison. A chance occurrence leads her to discover some letters written by an inmate there 40 years ago. She has some holiday time booked coming up and, when her original plans change, she decides to visit the town where this woman was from to investigate further. It is here that she meets Cooper Lawson, owner of a bar on the boardwalk. They meet and I don't think either of them were expecting a chance encounter in the rain to come to quite so much.
They are both very good, multi faceted characters. Jessica is strong and sweet but hides a vulnerable side that she is wary of showing others. Cooper is super cool and swoon worthy. He has been burned in the past and prefers to have no strings but sometimes strings come along without even realising. There are also a lot of good side characters that I'm intrigued to read about in future stories. Bailey was a fantastic example. I loved her.
This story had it all. It was humorous on occasion, there were sexy times but it was super romantic as well. There were also some very emotional moments but it was all balanced perfectly and the writing was excellent. I'm a fan of emotional, character driven romance and few authors are better than this, in my opinion, than Samantha Young. You care about her characters and what happens to them. They are not perfect and have their flaws but you can't help but be invested in their stories. That, to me, is a sign of excellent writing.
I really loved this book. It was a fantastic start to what looks to be an excellent new series. I was a little sad that it had to end but I was addicted to the story and couldn't wait to see what would happen.
This story stands alone and is complete. You do not need to read any other book before you go into this.
I would definitely recommend this to romance fans. I'm looking forward impatiently for the next book.
Well no need to worry because The One Real Thing is everything you'd expect. The standard is set high yet again, no simple storyline here, there are so many levels and the intrigue starts from the very beginning when Jessica comes across some letters and those letters leads her to a Boardwalk town called Hartwell.
Jessica likes and feels conected to the town immediately , the characters play a big part too and she soon realises that she's been missing out on all of the above.
We soon become aware that Jessica is hiding from her past, that becomes very apparent when she bumps into Conner you know she's holding back and then you have Conner who's having to deal with his crazy Ex... this is just for starters.
The letters are intended for George and there's even a connection there with Conner which causes a bit of a disagreement but it's brushed aside for the moment along with the letters.
As the storyline continues we get little bits of information but it's never quite enough, you are dying to know what has really gone on with Jessica and her family.
The emotion kicks in around 41% it's when Jessica is on the beach and she calls her friend Matthew and it's at that moment when you realise something bigger has happened but we can only try and guess and this is why it's such an intriguing read.
Aside from Jessica and Conner you have all the other wonderful characters, all have secrets or stories to tell some more than others and this makes it so exciting because we've been well and truly teased.
There are a lot of moments that really grab you, this whole thing with Conner's once best friend Jack for one, Bailey and Tom...umm !! Emery...quiet Emery surprising us with her announcement of her inheritance and then there's Vaughn it is so interesting and of course let's not forget the letters and George that's what started all of this...like I said so much intrigue.
I haven't mentioned Jacks father yet... Ian Devlin, he's a nasty piece of work and it didn't take him long to get his claws into Jessica and because of him it put a wedge between Jessica and Coopers relationship of course Cooper had no idea the real reason but Vaughn came to the rescue.
So Jessica is hiding out and with George now back in town she decides to do what she came for, deliver the letters to him and this is another one of those moments, very emotional but one that was needed.
Along with Cat's ( Conners sister) words playing on a loop in Jessica's head and some gentle persuasion from George she decides to tell the truth to Conner... what had she got to loose.!
It was a tense and anxious time but Conner was there imediatly, it was a beautiful moment and a relief that finally Jessica had gotten everything off her chest and shared it with the man she loved all was good except they still had something else to deal with.
Ian Devlin was everyone's nightmare, he had his sights set on Conner's Bar, Jessica however had a plan and called a meeting with all the "neighbours" this was another one of those moments when we get another piece of information I'm talking about Emery of course anyway we have it all to come I'm sure but in the mean time the problem that is Ian Devlin was swiftly dealt with.
This is going to be one hell of a brilliant series and reading the teaser from Bailey's story Every Little Thing proves that, of course Vaughn came to the rescue yet again, it's already been said that he just seems to show up out of nowhere but this is Bailey we're talking about.
I have to say I can't wait to find out what went wrong with Bailey and Tom.. I have it on Pre-order.!
Thank you Samantha Young..
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews