Monday, March 19, 2018

Review, Giveaway & Excerpt: On Hart's Boardwalk by Samantha Young

Publication Date: March 20th 2018 by Intermix
Purchase Links:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book:

One of New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young's most beloved couples returns for the first time in a brand new novella set ten years after her blockbuster bestseller Before Jamaica Lane ...

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.

With each new day comes a new adventure, from wedding crashing at the five-star boardwalk hotel to pretending they are two strangers having a chance encounter at the boardwalk bar. In the midst of this daring, sexually-charged game of romantic rediscovery, Nate and Liv discover the only constant they need is each other.
My Thoughts:
Loved Nate and Olivia’s story in Before Jamaica Lane, so I was all over revisiting them ten years later with this novella.  Yet, Nate and Olivia, are at a point where they’re having some trouble.  I think most married people would agree, it isn’t all smooth sailing and there are ups and downs. It’s all in how you deal with and move on that makes all the difference. 

My heart hurt for Olivia as she struggled with loneliness, hurt and insecurity; I don’t think there’s a woman out there who wouldn’t relate on some level.  Olivia’s pain was vivid, and intense.  When you love someone so powerfully they have the ability to really hurt you, whether they mean to or not. I wasn’t sure what was up with Nate, but I wanted these two to get things squared away. 

A trip to the States, on Hart’s Boardwalk helped with their road to healing, and man, oh man did things get so very hot and dirty!  Nate and Olivia continue to be one of my all-time favorite couples in the On Dublin Street series!  They had a bit of a crisis, with some angsty bits, but it made the making up so much sweeter, with lots of sizzle, of course!  On Hart’s Boardwalk wasn’t very long, but it was well done and oh-so-wonderful!  This one definitely goes on the favorites shelf!

4.5 Suns


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  1. I haven't read this series yet, looking forward to. Thank you

  2. I love Olivia & Nate from Before Jamaica Lane! <3 Thanks!

  3. I'm completely distracted by the cover! Her neck is so long and lovely, lol. An instant favorite? Now I'm even more interested! I'm glad you enjoyed this one!

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  4. I have never read Young but peeps seem to love her stuff!

  5. I still haven't started her books. I do love that she revisted a couple and addressed how relationships are work even years later.