Hart's Boardwalk

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 540 ratings

The One Real Thing 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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  • Book 1

    • The One Real Thing

    • The Hart's Boardwalk Series
    • By: Samantha Young
    • Narrated by: Tad Branson, Angelica Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 262

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice to hear from Samantha Young again

    • By Misty on 09-07-16

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 2

    • Every Little Thing

    • Hart's Boardwalk, Book 2
    • By: Samantha Young
    • Narrated by: Angelica Lee, Tad Branson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    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 10 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dumbing Down

    • By Rusty on 03-27-17

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 2.5

    • On Hart's Boardwalk

    • By: Samantha Young
    • Narrated by: Angelica Lee
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Nate and Liv have a great life together, but they miss the spontaneity and freedom they enjoyed early on in their romance. Careers and their children have inevitably kept them busy, so when Nate discovers Liv is feeling disconnected from him, he plans an anniversary trip to the idyllic seaside town of Hartwell, Delaware. There, he hopes they will have the opportunity they've been craving - a chance to reinvent themselves and fall in love all over again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    • By Pauline on 03-24-18

    Regular price: $14.00