The Truest Thing by Samantha Young * Release Week * Book Review * Contemporary Romance

Posted August 22, 2020 by Yesi in Book Release, Book Reviews, Promotional Event / 0 Comments


She made him believe in the legend…

The Truest Thing, Book Four in the USA Today bestselling Hart’s Boardwalk Series by Samantha Young, is live!

Nine years ago, Emery Saunders moved to Hartwell to start her life over as a bookstore owner. Her inability to trust people made it hard for her to find a place in the small community until Jessica Lawson moved to town and befriended the shy beauty.

But there was one person in Hartwell who tried to befriend Emery long before Jessica arrived…

Jack Devlin has his secrets. One of them is that he fell hard for Emery the moment she appeared in Hartwell. Another is that his father blackmailed him into covering up a dark family tragedy. It forced Jack to sever his relationships to protect the people he cared about. Yet, staying away from Emery has not been easy throughout the years and he hasn’t always succeeded. When Jack’s mixed signals hurt Emery once again, she puts him out of her heart for good.

Until the Devlin family secret is finally revealed, freeing Jack from his father’s machinations. What Jack wants more than anything is to repair his relationships, starting with Emery.

However, Emery isn’t ready to forgive and Jack’s not ready to give up.

And when the town’s latest scandal ties Jack and Emery together, Jack is not above using their new reality to prove to Emery once and for all that their love is worthy of the legend of Hart’s Boardwalk.


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Yesi’s Thougthts 

A heartfelt, angsty, and emotional roller coaster… those are the first words that come to mind. It had been a long time since I visited Hart’s Boardwalk. This was on my list of highly anticipated books by one of my absolute favorite authors. Did it deliver? Well… Jack sure did make me emotional… not in the best way though… good Lord he put Emery through so much! While I knew that he wouldn’t be a favorite, I don’t think I was fully prepared for the crazy angst that came with being in his world. Emery, bless her heart, she loved that man, no matter what. I think at times she showed glimpses of a strong woman and by end, I fully believe that, but along the way… I wanted to shake some sense into her. Together though…? Yes, the totally belonged to each other. 

The Truest Thing is definitely high on the emotional angst and slightly low on the sexy times that we have come to love from this author. If you are a fan of this series or if you are reading this as a standalone, you’ll have to form your own opinion. My feelings are definitely mixed… some good, some not so good, but I sure did keep reading… lol! So did it deliver? Yes…? No…? Still on the fence…? Samantha Young brings your beautiful writing to life with these complex characters… check it out and see if Jack and Emery can steal your heart. I will say that I LOVED being back on Hart’s Boardwalk and can’t wait for more as Ms. Young did leave a few open doors. 



Meet Samantha

Samantha Young is a New York Times and #1 International bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. On Dublin Street was Samantha’s first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in thirty countries. She has since published over thirteen romance titles including the New York Times Bestsellers Into the Deep, Hero, and her most recent contemporary romance Fight or Flight. When writing Adult Paranormal romance she writes under the pen name S. Young.

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