Wednesday, September 5, 2012

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young Book 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 Joss that he likes what he sees. His character is certainly not flawless, but Braden tries to open up parts of Joss 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 Joss'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. Joss 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.

A big thank you to Author Samantha Coombs for providing me with an Arc of this book it was truly my pleasure ! 

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