The Truest Thing Release Day Review

Happy Release Day, The Truest Thing!


Keep reading to see my review and the details to get your hands on this book. Spoiler: You definitely will want it ASAP.

The Truest Thing – Samantha Young

Series: Hart’s Boardwalk 4

Publication Date: 08 | 18 | 20

Publisher: Samantha Young

Genre: Romance, Contemporary Romance

Rating: 5|5 STARS

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.

When I say I have been WAITING for this book since we first were first introduced to Jack and Emery, I am not exaggerating.  It was going to be a slow burn to finally get to their story, but I am a sucker for a redemption arc so I was so excited to see Jack’s.

Emery Saunders has been a bit of a mystery, but she is the sweet, quiet, and shy bookstore cafe owner that came to Hart’s Boardwalk 10 years ago.  She is the opposite of the social butterfly, Bailey, but she complements their friend group so well.  We learn about Emery’s history, and begin to uncover the secrets she shrouds and protects herself with.

Jack Devlin has been nothing but bad news for the past few years.  After doing a 180 and destroying his relationship with Cooper, Jack has been a pariah in Hart’s for his work with his backstabbing family.  There was always something more to Jack than what we all thought, and with the small glimpses of the Jack everyone used to know sprinkled through the other Hart’s books had me very invested in their story.

I loved watching Jack and Emery dance around each other and grow together.  Emery always felt a connection with Jack that allowed her to let go of her shyness and be a spitfire when she needed to. She always demanded the best from Jack, and taught him to demand the most out of himself as well.  The slow burn of their story only made it that much sweeter. There were moments where I was frustrated at the both of them to recognize what was in front of their faces but it was worth it. And don’t even get me started on the twist I didn’t see coming.  Jack and Emery are tied with my favorite couple, Bailey and Vaughn.  5|5 stars from Samantha Young again, but honestly, did we have any doubt??

“It was just attraction, Jack,” I lied.

He gave me a mocking, anguished smirk.

“Sunrise, we both know it was something far deeper than that.”

Ah, my heart. Go pick up your copy now!!


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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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