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September 07, 2012

Review: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young! (18+)

On Dublin Street
By Samantha Young
Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published August 31st 2012

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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.

Contains strong adult content. For readers ages 18+

There isn't really much I can say in this review that I haven't said before when it comes to one of Samantha Young's books. She is one of my ALL TIME favorite authors! I love, love her writing!

On Dublin Street is her first adult contemporary novel and it did not disappoint. Although, I didn't really think it would to begin with. In fact, it actually turned out to be better than what I expected. And let me tell you, I had high expectations. I just absolutely love the way Samantha Young can tell a story!

When I started reading On Dublin Street I never expected to laugh as hard as I did. Braden and Joss complimented each other in every way. From the very first time they meet, I was rooting for them. You could feel the chemistry between these two with every word. Their relationship felt real.

Joss was a broken character, but not weak one bit. I found her to be too stubborn at times, but it fit the story well. I don't really know what to say about Braden except that I love a man who isn't afraid to take charge and fight for what he wants. He was smart, funny, daring, and hot all in one.

I was happy with the beginning, middle and ending of this book. I have no complaints at all and think that those who love to get lost inside of a good romance novel should definitely pick up On Dublin Street. It will give you butterflies, make you blush, and laugh until you have tears in your eyes. You will find yourself stuck to your reading spot for hours! You will not be able to stop reading it until you are done. Picking up one of Samantha Young's books is like candy. You can't have one piece and stop there. She is a great writer, a great story teller and her stories are always entertaining.

I cannot wait to see what Samantha writes next!

5 out of 5 stars!


  1. I LOVE Samantha's writing! I am totally adding this one to my list. Awesome review!

  2. Have never read her books, this sounds very good. Gonna give it a try. Enjoyed the review.

  3. Thank you for such an amazing review, Damaris. So happy you enjoyed this one :D xx

  4. I've never read anything from this author but I'll definitely be checking her out now. This book sounds like something I would like. Great review!

  5. The cover is very "Twilightesque"!
    Great review, too! I'm glad you had a good laugh or two.

  6. I loved her YA novels so I've been wanting to read more from this author. So glad you enjoyed it! I'll have to add her other novels to my wishlist.

  7. I haven't read any of her YA books, but it sure sounds like I need to. On Dublin Street sounds pretty darn good, and if your review is any indication I think I should get this book pretty soon. Adult or not. Thanks so much for the review.

  8. I love Samantha Young, especially her Fire Spirits series! I'm so glad she wrote a contemporary romance because I've been starting to read those more and more. Thanks for the review, I can't wait to read this one!

  9. I haven't read any books by this author before but it sounds really good. I was surprised you said you were laughing while reading it. The cover makes it look like a really serious book.

  10. I have yet to read anything by this author and I am smacking myself in the head for it! This sounds amazing and I cannot wait to get started! Thanks for the great review

  11. On Dublin Street sounds like a fantastic read! Thanks so much for the review! This book is definitely added to my TBR list!

  12. Loved loved loved this book so glad you did too :)

  13. This book sounds awesome. The review was great. Another great book to put on my tbr pile. :)

  14. This books sounds awesome, I haven't read anything from her but I think I'll have to!


  15. Hi! WOW this one sounds really good, I recently read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and it was awesome, and the blurb reminded me a little bit of On Dublin Street! Thanks for sharing, I'll put this one on my TBR pile :P

  16. I feel like I keep seeing this book everywhere on Goodreads. It sounds good! I'm glad you loved it. Now I really want to read it. :)

  17. I am currently reading this book after a friend read it and recommended it. I can honestly say that I am loving it!! :)
    Great review.

  18. Wow, I'm really happy and excited to hear that there were moments of laughter -- that is so good in a book!


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