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The One Real Thing Audiobook

The One Real Thing: Hart's Boardwalk, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling 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 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 realize it will take more than just passion to convince her there's only one real thing in life worth fighting for....

©2016 Samantha Young (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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    NATALIE Walnut Creek, CA 09-09-16
    NATALIE Walnut Creek, CA 09-09-16 Listener Since 2009
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    "New Series, New TOV"

    Before you read this book, accept the fact that it is not the Dublin series.

    It seems like Samantha Young has pulled in some similar themes but a new interesting set of characters. I'm definitely interested to see where she takes this series.

    Worth the credit

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    Misty 09-07-16
    Misty 09-07-16 Member Since 2015

    Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.

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    Samantha wrote an easy to follow, very hopeful and positive book about forgiveness and love.

    I love the way that Samantha Young builds her stories and layers on subplots. Her "background characters" are always my favorite and it was no different in this book.

    I had a hard time with the ending. It's hard to write why without giving up the plot but I can say that I thought there was a big to-do about nothing.

    That being said, it's a Samantha Young book, therefore it's very well written and extremely entertaining!

    Tad and Angelica are dream narrators. I have not one criticism to give them, excellent choice for this book!

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    julser Arizona 09-13-16
    julser Arizona 09-13-16 Member Since 2014

    hate to say I'm hopeless romantic. I'm also realistic, funny, straight forward. Enjoy a good gripping audible book to take me away.

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    The was a great story, I love Angelica she has such a great story telling skill. My first listen to her was HERO don't remember the Arthur but she can tell a story and tell it so well. I didn't expect the turmoil poor Jessica has lived with and tried to keep hidden. Samantha did really good on this journey.

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    "Another hit for Samantha Young!"

    I absolutely loved this story! It was well written, filled with emotion. Both hero and heroine are people who are likeable. The story had so much heart, that honestly brought me to tears a few times. And Angelica Lee as a narater is the best, in all honesty she could have done the whole book as far as I was concerned, not that the male narater wasn't good, it is just that Angelica is amazing. She read Samantha Young's last book Hero, as well and she is the best. I recommend this book as highly as I can. If you love romance, with a great story, interesting characters and passion, then here you go, this story is for you. Worth a credit!! So looking forward to this series!

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    Nicole Columbia, MD, United States 09-14-16
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    I love Angelica Lee's performance her voice was perfect for this novel. The other narrator was not necessary. He made it corny and cheese.

    The story was average in many ways. It hit all the major points of a romance novel. So I think others would love it.

    What I did love about this book were the characters. They were realistic and alive. I'm looking forward to see what the author does next with them.

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    I enjoyed this book! I especially enjoyed Angelica Lee's narration! Her masculine voice was better than Tad's 😳

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