Mar 3 2017 9:30am

First Look: Samantha Young’s Every Little Thing (March 7, 2017)

Every Little Thing by Samantha Young

Samantha Young
Every Little Thing (Hart's Boardwalk #2)
Berkley / March 7, 2017 / $15.00 print, $5.99 digital

Enemies to lovers is one of the most electric tropes in romance.  There are no two people on the planet who are trying their utmost not to fall in love.  But never have two E2L’s wanted a round of hot, angry sex more desperately than in Samantha Young’s newest novel, Every Little Thing.

Bailey Hartwell, owner of the quaint bed and breakfast, didn’t believe there was any place on the boardwalk for the slick hotel and conference center that NYC hotelier, Vaughn Tremaine, was planning on putting up.  So for three years she has been the antagonistic thorn in his side.  First, she tried to keep the City Council from approving his plans.  Then as the building went up and it wasn’t the eyesore she feared, Bailey kept provoking him mostly out of the desire to keep the handsome and charming man from her thoughts, especially when he never chose never to be nice to her.

Vaughn Tremaine may have been a pompous, smug, wealthy, arrogant businessman who thought he was better than me, but he could also be kind of honorable when he wanted to be.

“What do I have something on my face?” Vaughn said.

I realized at that moment I’d just been staring into those startling gray eyes of his.  No one had a right to eyes like those. He must have known what those eyes did to a woman.

To women. Other women.  Not me.

Bailey wasn’t the only one fighting unwanted feelings but Vaughn had it a little easier with his fight, or at least that is what he told himself, since Bailey was in a long-term relationship.  Everything was going just fine for Vaughn and he was able to control his traitorous heart every time he saw Bailey because she belonged to Tom.   And then Tom went and destroyed their relationship, leaving Vaughn with no barriers between him and Bailey except for her prickly disposition.  If only he didn’t find it so damn adorable. Oh, he was in trouble. 

Tom needed Bailey to wear sexy lingerie to get turned on?

Yes.  The lingerie was nice.  And picturing her in it was more than nice.

However, it was pointless to him. It covered what he wanted to see more than anything.

Bailey Hartwell.  Naked.  On his bed.  Fire in her eyes but a submissive body.  She was so fucking antagonistic and battle ready all the time…nothing turned him on more than the idea of winning a battle with her, of her letting him tie her to his bed—

“Fuck,” he muttered, his skin feeling flushed with arousal.

He was getting turned on walking down the goddamn street.

Vaughn knows that his condescending treatment of Bailey is wrong and he should have long gotten over his defensiveness and the idea of she started it, but being brutal and gruff with Bailey is the only way to keep her at arms-length.  Vaughn is a confirmed bachelor with absolutely no interest in commitment and family which is everything Bailey wants.   He knows if he gives in to his desire for her and then walks away like he always does, Bailey would never be able to forgive him.

Having Bailey as a frenemy is much more acceptable than finally having her in his bed and losing her reluctant friendship forever.  At least that thought is the only thing keeping Vaughn from going over to her little Inn and showing the princess of the boardwalk what he wants to do with her smart mouth.

“That can’t be the end of the story,” Dahlia sounded horrified. “This is Bailey Hartwell and Vaughn Tremaine.  This is epic enemies-to-lovers shit!”

Can two antagonistic people, who apparently love to bicker, give in to their fight against attraction and make it work or will those fireworks just be the beginning of an epic explosion?


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Lucy Dosch writes book reviews for her blog Her e-reader has turned her love of reading into an obsession. When she is not reading, she likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters.

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