Tuesday, October 2, 2012

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young book Tour review & Giveaway

Welcome to the Tour for On Dublin Street by Samantha Young. For the tour I have my book review = why I loved this book and a fantastic giveaway for 4 lucky winners. Find the book cover, blurb and my review.


ON DUBLIN STREET

Four years ago, Jocelyn Butler left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Edinburgh. Burying the grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without any real attachments has worked well for her so far but when Joss moves into a fantastic apartment on Dublin Street, her carefully guarded world is shaken to its core by her new roommate's sexy older brother.

Braden Carmichael is a man who always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Jocelyn in his bed. Knowing how skittish Joss is concerning any kind of relationship, Braden proposes a sexual arrangement that should satisfy the intense attraction between them without it developing into anything 'more'. An intrigued Jocelyn agrees, completely unprepared for the Scotsman and his single-minded determination to strip the stubborn young woman bare... to the very soul.




My review

I snuggled into bed all intentions of reading a few chapters before bed and at 2am I closed my reader sighed and thought oh man ** that was fantastic **. My heart was feeling kind of heavy - I’m not sure from the sheer depth of the story, the happiness or the heart ache that transpired within the pages. But I have to say ** It rocked my world ** I’m a true romantic at heart, and On Dublin Street is a perfect blend of romance. Certainly not perfect or flawless but real .

Samantha young is well known for her Ya books that she so cleverly crafts ,and when I heard she had a contemporary romance up and running I flew over and read the teaser she supplied and knew I HAD TO READ IT !! She certainly didn't disappoint. I was snared and she had me completely and utterly in a trance within this story.
A love story that will make you cry, laugh, giggle and have you’re breathe baited on many a scene... And for all those who love those sexy - toe curling, panty bunching moments... be prepared for some steamy lovin.... ** grins **


On Dublin Street the characters endure grief, heartbreak, anger and loss in life. Joss has lost all that she ever loved in life, and after eight years has decided to relocate to Dublin Street. Here she meets Braden and Elle.
Joss not wanting to form any kind of attachments in life, due to her loss and heart breaks, she lives every day as it takes her. Writing her novel, going to the gym and just trying to breeze through life being Un wavered. However these two additions to her life test Joss's resolve in more ways than one. A wonderful new flatmate, who any girl would love to bond with and a heartbreaking sexy Beefcake that any girl would love to run her hands over…

However Braden has other ideas. Upon their first meeting the chemistry between Braden and Joss was volcanic... Within the first few chapters My heart was a flutter _ I was gooey and eagerly awaiting Joss to put down that wall that she kept up to keep her safe and just let that Sexy Scott have his way with her.

Braden Carmichael is rich, overprotective, and sexy as hell, - dominant, intense, stubborn and a Get what he wants kinda man. He is straight forward, honest and Shows Ross that he likes what he sees. His character is certainly not flawless, but Braden tries to open up parts of Ross that she only ever wanted locked away. But with is personality and traits, he slowly chips away at Joss's resolve and she finds herself telling him more than she has ever told anyone. A friendship is formed between them and the friends with benefits maybe more than just a fleeting moment.

I enjoyed Ross's character - she was a tortured soul but a strong character, even with the past that she endured, she had a lot of skeletons in her closet that she didn’t want to share. But with a personality that is certainly not easily manipulated she endured to keep all her emotions hidden, to protect herself from being hurt. However upon moving into Dublin street Her mind is telling her one thing - Run - her heart another. Ross is sassy, smart and a very true to life character. I enjoyed her witty comments and many a time I had a giggle to myself at her.

I enjoyed the way in which Samantha created all her characters realistically even the stuck up bitches that Braden quiet often ensnared ** snickers **

All the characters that Samantha put forward in this story were well scripted. I loved Elle and her sweet ways, and all the characters certainly had their place within the pages.

We are taken on a rollercoaster ride of emotions through Dublin Street. Many a scenes you reader will be wafting with steam, and other moments if you’re like me, you will have the tears flowing .

Samantha has put forth well all the emotions perfectly - to have the reader feeling what is scripted within the pages, heartbreak, loss, love etc. She has certainly has written these well. The emotions are sometimes intense, raw and certainly scary at how real they can be in everyday life. But also how true happiness can also feel. The vivid descriptions that Samantha has engaged the reader in certainly gives the story depth and visuals ;)

The storyline was intriguing, and the plot certainly well placed, all the dialogue flowed fluently. The story for me was certainly no stop GO .... go go !

Overall – On Dublin Street is An Engaging, emotional yet truly satisfying romance, filled with sizzling sexy moments, and an intriguing story with romance that will have you eagerly flipping the pages to find out how the story pans out.







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36 comments:

winnie said...

Awesome review! I've been hearing good things and can't wait to read this myself.

My favourite contemporary romance this year so far would be Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis.

Thanks for participating in the blog tours and for the giveaway!

Alyssa Susanna said...

I really liked No Turning Back by Tiffany Snow. I haven't read the next book, and I believe the final book will be out soon, but I liked the first one as is.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Angie said...

I think my fav contemp romance this year is The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle, Jake wethers is so dreamy.

Thanks for the AMAZING giveaway :)

Adriane said...

Great review, and you are too awesome for holding the giveaway!

My favorite contemp this year is Just Remember To Breathe by Charles Sheehan-Miles.

Laura Locket said...

Great review i have been hearing some awesome things about this book and can't wait til my book arrives!!!
Fantastic giveaway!!

Nitrous said...

Amazing book! It's so hard waiting for more from Samantha

Lacey T said...

Great review! Makes me want to read On Dublin Street even more! My favorite contemporary romance would have to be The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle :)

Brandi said...

My favorite comtemp romance, I don't know, there have been a few. The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher. On Dublin Street is also one of my favorites for this year.

Satellitegirl said...

I loved On Dublin Street! Definitely my favorite I've read this year, with If I Were You a close second.

MLD said...

ceFav Contemporary Romance this year is ODS, stole the show from all of the other books i've read this year!

Dawn said...

ODS! Favorite! Second fave would probably be Thoughtless series.

amandakgc said...

Anything by Kristen Ashley.

jovana shirley said...

Discovered indie authors this year, so too many to choose from. Beautiful Disaster, Thoughtless series, and more...

Amanda said...

I would have to say The Thoughtless series, or The Mighty Storm. :) I have been really wanting to read this book!

Azucena said...

This is a hard one for me... I haven't read much contemporaries this year, I have pretty much let go of that sub-genre. But my favorite by far is About That Night by Julie James. I love her and was surprised I really loved that book (I wasn't optimistic about the hero from his first appearance in the previous book).

Katrina Storey said...

I can't freaking wait to read this book! I've heard nothing, but great things and reading the first two chapters online totally sucked me in! From one Kat to another I reall enjoyed your review! Thanks again! To both Samantha and Kat ;0)

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Andrea James said...

Great Review. This book is AMAZING!!

mmalavec said...

On Dublin Street!

Angie G said...

Jill Shalvis is my current favorite contemporary author. Her books make me smile and sigh! :-) I'm excited about On Dublin Street. I hope to read it soon.

Nancy said...

I love your review! Such an awesome giveaway!

And honestly? I can't just pick one favorite, It's very difficult. But I can honestly say that I love everything Samantha produces, And really LOVED this book. I think If I had to I would pick this. Since it's very different from other stuff I've read this year.

And since Braden is mine and all that. :) lol

Thanks for the giveaway!!

tammy mckissick said...

On dublin street and mighty storm!

Ntzee said...

Great review! I'm so excited to read this! I haven't really read any contemporary books this year... but one of my favorite all time is Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Natascha vO said...

I have several, it's not possible to pick just one. Slammed/POR by Colleen Hoover, Thoughtless/Effortless by SC Stephens, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and On Dublin Street. All awesome books

Ana LucĂ­a said...

Crash by Nicole Williams.

Katherine Roden said...

Awesome Review! I want to read this book.

States of Decay said...

Great review! Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

My favorite contemporary romance this year is About That Night by Julie James.

Sasha said...

I think I have to many to name. Love the sound of this book , great review !!!! :O) I even watched the trailor - I love a good romance - sigh

Pop Andreea said...

WOW, well that is a though question, so I'll just list some titles -- don't be mad, that truly is an imposible question for me to answer. So far this year, I loved 50 Shades of Grey by EL James, Love Unscripted by Tina Reber, Breathe by Abbi Glines, Slammed series by Colleen Hoover, Easy by Tammara Webber, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and of course, On Dublin Street. I feel like I'm forgetting something... Oh, right! On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves, Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins... All gorgeous reads!

Thank you for this AH-MAZING giveaway!

Micha T. said...

Great review, I loved this book. I have too many favorites besides On Dublin Street, that I have read so far this year but a few of my favorites are Slammed & Point Of Retreat by Colleen Hoover; The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle; Thoughtless & Effortless by S.C. Stephens; Delicate & Grounding Quinn by Steph Campbell and Lengths by Liz Reinhart & Steph Campbell. I could just keep going, there have been a lot of great books this year but those are some of my 5 star faves.

Veronika said...

On Dublin Street is my absolute favorite!

Kassandra Fuentes said...

Thank you for being a part of the On Dublin Street Blog Tour. Also great review :D! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. After reading two great reviews on this book, and watching the book trailer has really pumped me to read it :D!

Ileana A. said...

Any book by Jill Shalvis, I love LOVEE her books!

Evie said...

Beautiful disaster.
Thanks for the giveaway!

jag291431 said...

Right now its between the secret of Ella and Micha and ODS I LOVE THEM BOTH!!!

Kassandra Fuentes said...

Thanks for being a part of this blog tour for On Dublin Street.

My favorite contemporary read so far this year is Ashes and Wine by Taryn Elliott!