My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Every Little Thing was one of my most anticipated read this year. I fell in love with the Boardwalk in The Real One thing and I was eager to return to it as soon as possible. The promise of a love story between Vaughn & Bailey was as appealing as having news from other characters.
"You don't know how perfect you two are for each other. Once ice , one fire, but both stubborn as hell"
As much as this book is a stand-alone I would recommend beginning with the first book of the series. You have all the backstory of Vaughn & Bailey in there and also IMO Hartwell takes another dimension if you read in order.
Bailey& Vaughn are fighting their attraction to each other for quite some time now. Vaughn is always cold when around Bailey and she kept pushing each of his buttons. I think I loved when they both let their guards down but I equally loved when they tease and fight each other off.
Bailey was a radiant character. She is a positive person, easy-going who likes her town fiercely. She defends it and her inn is as important as who she is. She is also loyal and when you are friends with her, you can count on her defending you not matter what. I loved her personality in here even more. I knew she would be an endearing character and she was still true to herself.
Vaughn is a well-put businessman who doesn't know how to resist his attraction to the redhead who got him hot and bothered each time they fight.
He doesn't want to commit, he never has and he is not sure of himself in that department.
Once they gave in to their attraction I thought I would have an easy relation but that was without counting on Mrs Young making them doubt at the worse time possible for me. It bothered me a little than first Vaughn and then Bailey were a little wary to give their story a real try. It took some time to get there, and while it was hot as hell I wanted things to go more smoothly for them earlier in this story.
Another side of the story I adore was the side characters. I was thrilled to have news from Emery. I can see a promising story for the shy woman. I hope she will get a story with Jake. I'm sure there's more than meet the eye to this supposed enemy. I have a sense the next book will be about Dahlia. There's a lot of mystery around her and what happened in her past. Just enough to pick me interest. Like I told in my previous review, there are so many wonderful stories that can be told about this little town.