Review: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

Blurb:

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.

Love this one!  Highly recommend reading, but mature readers only!

This has been on my tbr shelf for so long and I just kept putting it off, thinking it was going to be the typical love story.  Oh, I was wrong!  I wish I would have read it much sooner!

Jocelyn has baggage, like major baggage.  After her family passed when she was 14, she felt she was broken.  Who wouldn’t be?  She was in foster care until 18, when she got her inheritance and moved to Scotland and attended university.  Once graduated, she works as a bartender while also aspiring to be a writer.  She moves into a new flat with a new roommate, Ellie.  Ellie is great, and while Jocelyn (Joss) has avoided close friendships since her family died, she genuinely likes Ellie.

Then, enter Braden.  She initially meets him on a cab ride but doesn’t know his name, until he shows up at her new flat.  Braden is Ellie’s brother.  Braden has a typical tall, blond, leggy woman he goes for and Joss is none of that.  But Braden can’t seem to stay away from her.

This story has romance, lust, deception, jealousy, angst, and major baggage.  You feel for Joss in everything she has gone through.  You fight for her to overcome whilst understanding completely where she is coming from.  I was extremely impressed with the writing and the content.

This is another book I will be thinking about for the next few days.  And I did love the ending!

I give this a 5 out of 5- a must read!  And the story continues in Down London Road to be released in May.

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