Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Release Day Blitz Review: Things We Never Said (Hart's Boardwalk #3) by Samantha Young

Book info:
TitleThings We Never Said
Author:  Samantha Young
SeriesHart's Boardwalk #3
Genre:  Adult contemporary romance
Release Date:  May 7th, 2019
Source:  E-galley from author for review which did not influence my opinion
My rating: 4.5 stars


New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young returns to Hart’s Boardwalk with a searing and emotional new standalone romance…

Local metalsmith and gift shop owner, Dahlia McGuire, likes her quiet life in Hartwell, Delaware. It's the perfect place to hide from her family in Boston and the tragic events that led to their estrangement. However, when her father, the person she loves most in the world, needs her, Dahlia has no choice but to return to Boston to face her ghosts. One of those ghosts happens to be her ex-boyfriend's best friend, Michael Sullivan. The man she was never supposed to fall in love with.

Michael Sullivan has never forgotten Dahlia McGuire. Some might say he's never gotten over her. For years he lived with the anger of her desertion and now newly divorced he's finally ready to move on. That proves impossible when Dahlia returns to Boston and reawakens their explosive connection. Despite everything, Michael wants her back, but  Dahlia can't seem to let go of the tangled emotions of the past. She flees home to Hartwell.
Determined to fight for their second chance, Michael follows Dahlia to Delaware, takes a job with the local police department, and does everything in his power to convince her they belong together.

However, when the unthinkable hits the quiet seaside town, Michael finds himself trying to unravel more than the mystery of Dahlia's McGuire's broken heart. It's time for truths left unsaid to finally be spoken or Michael and Dahlia might find themselves torn apart forever…

What people are saying about Things We Never Said

“Samantha Young once again delivers the perfect balance of emotion and wit, tension and levity… a visceral, beautifully penned story.” Vilma Iris

“The love and pain that went into writing this story is so evident throughout that you just don’t want to put the book down… Another MUST read by Samantha Young.” Badass Bloggettes

“Dahlia and Michael have chemistry that is explosive… I loved how they loved each other.”— Kathryn, Tsk, Tsk What to Read?

“Oh my word, I can’t even begin to explain how much I loved and devoured this book… Things We Never Said deserves ALL the stars.” —Lucie Lu’s Book Reviews

“Angst and heartache. Drama and suspense. Steam and longing. Slow burn and the most swoon-tastic hero... Things We Never Said HAD IT ALL.”— Angie’s Dreamy Reads

“Oy, what a beautiful yet heartbreaking story is this one.” — BJs Book Blog

“This is a great addition to this series… highly recommend!” —Reading with 2 Book Lovers

“This is a second chance love story at its finest.” — Amy, Garden of REden

Buy Now Links:

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My Review: 
I was so excited to go back to Young's world set on Hart's Boardwalk.  And honestly, she didn't disappoint me.  I was a little worried at first, when it seemed like we had a perfect meet cute and falling in love with no issues, until the boyfriend and his best friend bit dropped.  After that, well, let's just say that the author really knows how to get all the angst into the story.  To leave us wanting and needing more, so that we turn page after page waiting for the  next explosion, passionate or emotional, to arrive.  I tore through this book in basically about 24 hours, sneaking in time to read at my desk at work, staying up past my "bedtime" to read and finish, needing to know how in the world Dahlia would figure out what was right, and that she was really just being too hard on herself and not giving her own happiness a chance.  A lot about this reminded me of one of the books in the On Dublin Street series in a way, not necessarily story wise, but emotions and backstory and all of that type of thing.  

All I can say is after finishing this, I really need the author to go back to Hart's Boardwalk and tell us Emery's story for sure, but now I want a new story for Ivy as well.  I can only cross my fingers and wish that this series will be able to fill itself out like the author did with her first On Dublin Street series.  

About the Author:

Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series, Hero, and Fight or Flight. Samantha’s crossover romance/women’s fiction novel titled Much Ado About You will be published by Berkley (release date tba). Her debut adult paranormal romance novel War of Hearts releases under the pen name S. Young in October 2019.
Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author. When she’s not writing books, she’s buying shoes she doesn’t really need and searching for nooks and crannies to shelve her ever-expanding book collection.
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