Sunday, March 30, 2014

Review: On Dublin Street

Title - On Dublin Street
Author - Samantha Young 
Series - On Dublin Street #1
Genre - New Adult Romance
Format - Kindle
Published - August 31st 2012


Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…

Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.

But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.


Jocelyn (Joss) has issues so for years it’s been impossible to share her past or let people in. Even her best friend doesn't know about her tragic loss as a teenager. When her best friend moves to London with her boyfriend it’s time for her to find a new flat. Unfortunately in order to have a decent place with a good roommate she’s going to have to go over what she wants to spend which is ok because she has her inheritance. Joss plans to find a roommate who she hopes will keep her social so she doesn't fall into just working at the bar and writing all the time. 

When she finds Ellie with her beautiful apartment Joss knows that she’s the one. The quickly become fast friends and Ellie is able to pull Joss out more being social not locked in her room writing. Only Ellie has a brother who is dead set on changing Joss’s life forever even if she fights it. As the two dance around the attraction they feel for each other it’s Braden who talks her into a six month companion deal with benefits. As if that's not enough to worry about suddenly Ellie is sick which will test Joss in ways she can't imagine.  

What is supposed to be just friends quickly develops into more forcing Joss to decide if she wants to fall in love with Braden or run away before she gets hurt. She will have to confront her past and risk it all for love.
Joss is a great character she’s so natural she’s exactly like I would expect someone to be who suffered the tragedy she has. She’s strong independent and makes me smile. She stole my heart she’s just the kind of friend I would want the way she supports Ellie. Plus she’s a writer who loves books how could I not love her. Braden at first frustrated me but he got better as the book progressed maybe it was his floozy blondes that I didn't like. Ellie loved her she’s sweet as apple pie.

All my bookish friends have been telling me I need to read this series for the last year but I’ve not found the time. Some steamy books without the story I find just not interesting. This book has the story with a mixing of steamy moments thrown in but they don’t overpower the story. The whole story is one that captures the heart as well as the mind I was drawn in right from the start and had a hard time putting my kindle down. I loved the characters they felt real, and I felt like I was watching a movie the story just flows so smoothly. I’m a sucker for a happy ever after love story and while this one is filled with emotions I still had my happy ever after. I honestly loved the whole book, and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I even purchased the next 2 novellas and two books, which I can’t wait to dive into. It’s not a clean story so adults but I can see mature teens enjoy the book as well. I can’t wait to suggest it to someone else. 
5 out of 5 stars

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