Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The One Real Thing by Samantha Young

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 Doctor 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. . . 
I would like to thank Little Brown Books for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Having read Samantha's standalone book Hero and been told so many great things about her On Dublin Street series I couldn't wait to get stuck into this book.

Jess is a doctor in a Woman's prison and she stumbles on series of letters from 1976 that take her on a journey of discovery about the letters and also her personal life.

I feel in love with the town of Hartwell and could picture the town in my head with Samantha's words.  I'm looking forward to getting to know more of the characters and hopefully, there will be lots more books to follow.  The way Samantha weaves mystery about peripheral characters and the main character had me desperate to find out more and keep reading.

Now let me talk about Cooper Lawson or 'Coop' to his friends, he is a smoking hot lead of this book and although I like Jess I wanted to keep him to myself and not share.

As I said in my previous review I have been struggling to find my reading mojo, picking books up and putting them down but with this book I just had to keep reading until I had got to the end.  A fabulous start to a new series and I can't wait to read the next installment.

About the author:

Samantha Young is a New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She’s been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestselling novel On Dublin StreetOn Dublin Street was Samantha’s first adult contemporary romance and has been sold in twenty five countries. For more information about Samantha please visit:

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