Blog Link: [...] Title: On Dublin Street Author: Samantha Young Publisher: Penguin Books Publication Date: 25th October 2012
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 brief, 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.
Incredibly passionate and downright romantic, On Dublin Street is a captivating and bittersweet story of the redemptive power of love.
I truly adored this book ever so much, I was hooked and had to finish in a day because I loved so much. If you are big fans of Fifty shades or Crossfire series then you are going to love this, Yes there is plenty of hot sex but there is also a deep love story between a woman & a man and what depths they will go to to have their passion.
We meet Jocelyn Butler a young woman who lost her family when she was a little girl and brought up with a foster family. Now capable of growing up by herself moves to Scotland for a fresh start and to hide away from her past, Until she meets a dark and handsome man in a suit who is going to rock her world...
Here walks in Braden Carmichael a very wealthy business man who knows how to get his own way with his own dark past but does wear his heart on his sleeve when it comes to family.
Jocelyn moves in with Ellie who just so happens to be Braden's sister and Braden is not going to give up the chase until he has Jocelyn in his bed... Can he get his own way? Or Will Jocelyn hide away just like she did with her family past? ....
I can't express how much I truly loved this book so so much, It was amazing, a truly great love story but also with plenty of hot steamy sex scenes too, made me blush quite a lot hehe. I just loved the friendships and relationship brought a different side to Jocelyn or Joss as she keeps wanting to be called. I was very happy for her right at the end, tehe!
I couldn't just pick one favourite character, I had to have two, My favourite characters would have to be Ellie Carmichael, she reminded me of herself as she was a bubbly kinda girl and friendly, she even brought out another side to Jocelyn as well which was lovely and Also Jocelyn because I loved how Samantha had written Jocelyn's character so perfect and broken but deserving a happy life, she comes across an independent woman but slowly Braden manages to peel away each layer like an onion showing Jocelyn's true feelings on life which is good because plenty of women can relate to that.
I Thank Samantha Young for writing this book, it was perfect and I hope to see more of Jocelyn and Braden in the future...