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.
Thoughts: Years ago I created the rule I have to read 3 books in a series before I stop reading it. It’s a good thing I did too, otherwise I would have missed out on a great book.
While I struggled to read and ended up skimming the first book in this series, I devoured this book. Bailey and Vaughn have quickly become my favorite of Young’s couples.
All through the first book the animosity between these two was palpable. So getting to watch them fall in love and fight it, was full of all sorts of awesomeness. Then when you add in the issues that stem from both of their pasts and the threat that Bailey faces from a local enemy, well it all makes for a freaking amazing book. There’s also more going on between one of the characters who is on the fringes, and all of the main characters then we know and I can’t wait to find out what that thing is.
If you love small town romances between two people who love each other, but also hate each other, well then you won’t want to miss this book.