The One Real Thing by Samantha Young

theonerealthingin 5 Stars|Goodreads|Amazon

What did I think?

Another novel that brings on the butterflies. Samantha Young wows in this novel. Welcome to the story of Jessica and Cooper. You won't want to turn away, because this novel is beautiful. After finding some letters at work, Jessica decides to spend her vacation returning them to their intended recipient. 40 years later. As soon s she gets to Hart's Boardwalk, she meets Cooper. SWOON. I feel for him off the bat. We ALL know where this is going to go, but its all of the in between that really gets you. The journey to these two characters getting together was beautiful. Reading this novel is like watching a Lifetime movie. Every detail is perfect and it keeps you engaged and in love page after page. Other reviewers said the start was slow, but I loved the way it built for us. I thought it felt real and beautiful. It builds the world and takes you with it on the journey or discovering everything. This book leads the perfect start for the rest of the series and fans of Samantha's will love this as much as I did.


Welcome to Hartwell, a quiet seaside escape where uncovering old secrets could lead one woman to discover the meaning of a love that lasts… While Doctor Jessica Huntington engages with the inmates at the women’s correctional facility where she works, she’s always careful to avoid emotional attachments in her personal life. Loss and betrayal taught her that lesson long ago. But when she comes across a set of old love letters in the prison’s library and visits the picturesque town of Hartwell to deliver them to their intended recipient, she finds herself unable to resist the town’s charm—and her attraction to the sexy owner of a local bar proves equally hard to deny. Since his divorce from his unfaithful ex-wife, Cooper Lawson has focused on what really matters: his family and the boardwalk pub they’ve owned for generations. But the first time Jessica steps into his bar, Cooper is beyond tempted to risk his heart on her. Yet as their attraction grows hotter and Jessica remains stubbornly closed off, he begins to realize it will take more than just passion to convince her there’s only one real thing in life worth fighting for….