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review 2018-06-06 14:54
The Fragile Ordinary
The Fragile Ordinary - Samantha Young
I Picked Up This Book Because: I like the author.

The Characters:

Comet Caldwell: loner and bookworm
Tobias King: new guy, delinquent reformed to his previous good guy statis
Comet’s friends Vicki and Steph.

The Story:

Comet would rather be lost in a fictional world than out in the world with real people until Tobias King transfers to her school. The troubled American teenager is running with a rough and fast crowd while living with his cousin. After being assigned to work together on a class project Tobias and Comet get to know each other and even become friends. Their relationship further blossoms into the romantic variety. Both have issues in their home life that must be forced and overcome but they find they can do these things as they lean on each other.

Of course it’s not all sunshine and roses but they find a way to persevere. I liked Comet almost right away, Tobias too once we got to know him a bit. They both came from situations that made them have to grow up quick. That can do a number on anyone and I think they handled it the best they could.

The Random Thoughts:

The Score Card:


4 Stars
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text 2017-10-16 21:50
Self-Pubs That Shine
The Book of Kindly Deaths - Eldritch Black
Rewinder - Brett Battles
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper - J.L. Bryan
Paladin - Sally Slater
Haven - A.R. Ivanovich,Michelle Ivanovich
Nightfall Gardens - Allen Houston
Marking Time - April White
Slumber - Samantha Young
Timebound - Rysa Walker
Nefertiti's Heart - A.W. Exley

Most of us these days are aware of the flood of self-pubbed books and how difficult it can be to find a gem in the sea of mediocrity.  We often see reviews of the sub-par and/or reports of unethical marketing schemes or unprofessional behavior on the part of some authors.

But some of us who have stuck a toe or two into those waters have come across a few gems.  I thought it'd be good to share a few self-pubbed & small press books I really enjoyed and that I feel stand well among their trade-pubbed counterparts. 

So here are a few I've discovered that I am proud to recommend.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-05-31 20:02
Every Little Thing
Every Little Thing - Mehr als nur ein Sommer: Roman (Hartwell-Love-Stories, Band 2) - Samantha Young,Sybille Uplegger
  • Liebesroman 
  • Taschenbuch
  • Broschur
  • 512 Seiten
  • Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Sybille Uplegger.
  • ISBN-13 9783548288673
  • Erschienen: 10.03.2017





Every Little Thing - Mehr als nur ein Sommer (Hartwell-Love-Stories 2)


Kann dein Feind zu deiner großen Liebe werden?


Nach dem großen Erfolg von "The Real Thing" kommt hier der zweite Band der neuen Hartwell-Serie von Samantha Young!


Bailey Hartwell heißt genauso wie der Ort, an dem sie lebt: Hartwell, Delaware. Sie stammt aus einer der ältesten Familien der Stadt und könnte sich nie vorstellen, ihre kleine Pension dort aufzugeben. Doch der gutaussehende Ex-New Yorker Vaughn Tremaine macht ihr als Manager eines Luxus-Hotels das Leben schwer. Wann immer sich die beiden treffen, gibt es Streit – auch wenn die sexuelle Spannung zwischen ihnen kaum zu leugnen ist. Doch als Bailey eine schlimme Entdeckung macht, erweist sich ausgerechnet Vaughn als Fels in der Brandung. Kann es sein, dass sie sich in ihm getäuscht hat? Oder bringt die Nähe zu Vaughn ihr Herz erst recht in Gefahr?


Meine Meinung:

Ich bin ja seit der Edinburgh-Love-Stories-Reihe ein Fan von Samantha Young und habe letztes Jahr den ersten Band dieser Reihe gelesen und war daher sehr auf den zweiten Teil gespannt. Die Cover dieser Reihe gefallen mir auch wieder sehr gut. 


Toll finde ich bei diesen Reihen ja, dass es immer ein Wiedersehen mit den Protagonisten aus den vorherigen Teilen gibt. Das ist auch hier der Fall gewesen. Allerdings muss ich sagen, dass mir der Abstand zu den beiden Büchern etwas zu lang war, so dass mir die Protagonisten nicht mehr ganz so präsent waren. 


In diesem Teil geht es diesmal um Vaughn und Bailey. Mich konnte die Geschichte diesmal gleich mitreißen, der Schreibstil war wie gewohnt wieder sehr flüssig und ich bin sehr schnell durch das Buch gekommen. Es hat mir schöne emotionale und auch humorvolle Lesestunden beschert. 


Mir haben die beiden Hauptcharaktere auf Anhieb sehr gut gefallen, Baileys Schwester mochte ich gar nicht. Bei Vaughn hat mir diese etwas verschlossene ernste Art sehr gut gefallen und Bailey war einfach nur total sympathisch. 


Alles in allem hat mir dieser Teil wesentlich besser als der Vorgänger gefallen. Ich kann hier eine klare Kauf- und Leseempfehlung aussprechen, freue mich daher auch schon sehr auf den 3. Teil. Von mir bekommt das Buch sehr gute 4,5 Sterne. 


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review 2017-03-09 00:00
On Dublin Street
On Dublin Street - Samantha Young 1 star

I just noticed a lack of ego in the room and thought "Hey, where's Braden?"
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review 2017-02-26 23:05
Every Little Thing (Hart's Boardwalk #2) by Samantha Young

















Bailey Hartwell has many reasons to feel content—her successful business, a close circle of friends, and her steady boyfriend…even if their romance feels staid after ten years without a serious commitment.


The only challenge in her life comes in the form of sexy businessman Vaughn Tremaine.

She thinks the ex-New Yorker acts superior and that he considers her a small-town nobody. But when Bailey’s blindsided by a betrayal, she’s shocked to discover Vaughn is actually a decent guy.

Vaughn admires Bailey’s free spirit, independence, and loyalty. As his passion for her has grown, his antagonism toward her has only worsened. Every little thing Bailey does seduces him. But when Vaughn’s painful emotional past makes him walk away in fear he will hurt her, it opens an old wound in Bailey, and she uncharacteristically retreats.

Once Vaughn begins to realize he’s made the biggest mistake of his life, he has no choice but to fight like he’s never fought before to convince Bailey that the love they’ve found together only comes around once in a lifetime.




Every Little Thing is one of those my enemy is my friend situations but its done in such a way that yes, while romantic how Bailey and Vaughn are drawn together I also felt as if he were simply one of those rebound guys in under the circumstances which made me not care so much for the developing romance between them since I didn't feel as if Bailey had enough time to really process or cope with what she'd gone through.

That aside I did like like them together when they were getting along.

I had some mixed feelings both ways but I did enjoy reading Every Little Thing and I did find myself partial to Vaughn who held my attention through the book.

If you haven't read the first book in the Boardwalk series I suggest you start there to really grasp their previous involvement and history.


Samantha Young







This title will be available for purchase on March 7th, 2017!


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