Sunday, March 31, 2013

Title: On Dublin Street
Series: On Dublin Street, #1
Author: Samantha Young
Rating: 4 Shooting Stars


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.


On Dublin Street is about a women who is living a very lonely life trying to ignore her demons, and not build any attachments with anyone she's around. Until she gets a new "flat" mate, and finds all kinds of things are messing up her plan to continue living her life alone. 
I really loved Jocelyn in this book. She is very smart, and has a good head on her shoulders. I love how she knows she has a 'problem' so she actually gets help with it, instead of completely denying that she has a problem at all.  However I did get very upset with her on one decision she makes towards the end of the book, I just couldn't believe she was acting that selfish. I mean seriously, she really needed to get her "head out of her butt" and be there for her friends, because they were there for her when she needed them to be, even though she pushed them away. 

Braden is another character I seriously loved about this book! He was hot, sweet, and he went after exactly what he wanted even though he knew it was going to be difficult. He knew from the very start that Jocelyn was going to be a challenge, but he was looking forward to getting to know everything about her even though it would be hard. He had is own set of trust issues to deal with, but he seems to be better at dealing with that than Jocelyn is at dealing with her problems. Even though both of their problems are on a whole different level, he still had a better handle on it when it came to Jocelyn. You could really tell she was is exception to everything. 


I love the way this book was written, it was funny, the characters lovable, and a touch of sadness. Now again Jocelyn was the only one that got on my nerves at times, but other than that this was truly a wonderful book! I can not wait to read more from this author. :)






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