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Book Review-On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

On Dublin Street
On Dublin Street (1)
Samantha Young
Penguin Books
E Book
Published October 2012
Acquired: Bought
372 Pages
Contemporary Romance
ASIN: B0094J01VG
Authors Website

Synopsis
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.

My Review

Jocelyn Butler, has been living in Edinburgh for quite some time, and in search for a new place to live, she shares a cab with the most compelling man she has ever met, with eyes that sears her under her clothing and makes her feel sensations she has never felt before. Then they part, and she knows she likely will never see him again. She finds a new apartment with a sweet roommate, and as she starts to settle in, she bumps into her mysterious man again, only to learn that he is her roommates brother. Which means Jocelyn is in big trouble, because deep down she knows she is not ready for what he wants. At first attraction is fierce and hot, and they can barely keep hands off each other, and eventually Jocelyn gives in to Braden, and agrees to a temporary sexual relationship, but then Braden worms his way slowly into her heart, and despite her fears and her struggles with her past, Braden could be the one man who could make her dreams come true.

I have to say I had my doubts about this book, and for quite some time I have debated whether or not to read this, so after reading a friend blogger’s review of this story, I knew I had to take a chance on this one, and WHEW I can hardly believe I waited so long to read this story!!! SENSATIONAL!!! I loved every moment, and I could barely contain my excitement as I started to fall in love with Jocelyn and Braden with each page. I wanted to yell to the whole world how great this book is!! This isn’t any normal contemporary, it has so many qualities to the story that will make you get up and cheer for this couple and each road block that stands in their way.

On Dublin Street is the first book in the series, and it takes place in one of the most romantic places in the world…Edinburgh, Scotland. I have been to this city, and its beautiful and majestic and the people are way too friendly to be real. As we begin we get a small insight into Jocelyn. Oh lovely Jocelyn, she needs love more than most heroines you read about. Jocelyn lost her family in a accident, and for years has separated herself from forming any bonds. Even her best friend, doesn’t know certain things about her. Braden is one of those heroes guaranteed to make you swoon!! I know I Know that is so a understatement, he is a super ALPHA male and I adored him from the first chapter. Braden has his own scars, and he is used to being in control until Jocelyn. From their first cab together we see fireworks and they haven’t even kissed yet. Both of these characters have plenty to work out, and their relationship has plenty of hills and mountains and it gets pretty rocky at times, but by the time I reached the ending, I had a feeling of WOW, and how that was one of the most satisfying reads I have ever had the opportunity to read. Normally I rarely get that from contemporary romance….but this book changed my whole view on contemporaries.

Guaranteed to keep you captivated all the way through. A story of tears and laughs, of fierce passion, enduring characters, and such emotional connections that it will pierce you from the intensity of it. A TRUE GEM!!

Favorite Quotes ( I really had a hard time narrowing down my favorites, but here they are!!)

“I love you. You’re mine. I’ll kill any bastard who tries to take you from me.” ******************************** “Asshole.” “Just for that, I expect you to wrap that dirty mouth of yours around my cock tonight.” He narrowed his eyes on me. I couldn’t believe he’d just said that to me in a fancy restaurant where anyone might overhear. “Are you kidding?” “Babe,” he gave me a look that suggested I was missing the obvious, “I never kid about blowjobs.” Our waiter had descended on us just in time to hear those romantic words and his rosy cheeks betrayed his embarrassment. “Ready to order?” he croaked out. “Yes,” Braden answered, obviously uncaring he’d been overhead. “I’ll have the steak, medium-rare.” He smiled softly at me. “What are you having?” He took a swig of water. He thought he was so cool and funny. “Apparently sausage.” Braden choked on the water, coughing into his fists, his eyes bright with mirth as he put his glass back on the table. “Are you okay, sir?” The waiter asked anxiously. “I’m fine, I’m fine.” ******************************** Sometimes the clouds weren’t weightless. Sometimes their bellies got dark and full. It was life. It happened. It didn’t mean it wasn’t scary, or that I wasn’t still afraid, but now I knew that as long as I was standing under it with Braden beside me when those clouds broke, I’d be alright.

My Grade 
5+ Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy

Other Books In Series 
Down London Road
Before Jamaica Lane
Fall From India Place