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.
RELEASE DATE: August 18, 2020
Not my first read by the author, and she happens to be one of my ‘firsts’ many moons ago. I have loved every book I’ve read by this author and this series isn’t any different.
To start off with I want to say that the hero and heroine have a long history together. The heroine has been crushing hardcore and more on the hero for sometime now and events occurred during a few years time and I loved learning about them and what had brought on actions and words. That said, it will break your heart and make you feel everything in between. When the hero and heroine finally get a chance to re-connect, it may have been an impulse on both their end but it left the hero feeling guilty for taking advantage and that’s when the real heartbreak starts.
I do have to say that sadly this got a 4.5 because at some points for a while the heroine, I don’t know I understood but also something turned me off of her, some actions and so forth. But aside from that it was hard to move on but once I did they both redeemed themselves. Haha this may sound short explained but I can’t give out too much it will give out the story, so when you read it you’ll understand. The ending was a little short, it climaxed and then epilogue, that’s how it felt for me. I was still little bitter about the heroine and all so I would have liked to see a little more or sooner. The epilogue was sweet, funny and sexy. Lot’s of angst and a roller coaster ride worth taking.
Standalone/Series: Book #4 of Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑