On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1)

Written By: Samantha Young
Published By: Penguin Publishing
Publication Date: October 12, 2012
How I Got It: Purchased from Amazon.com
Started:  1/27/13
Finished: 1/27/13

From Amazon.com

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.

Meet Joss – she’s had a rough life … several tragic losses leaves her less than thrilled to let people in.  Enter hunky Braden a super-successful Scottish businessman with a slightly dirty mouth.  His persistence and her fight then flight attitude make for a great read.  The side story of Ellie and Adam added some depth to the story without taking too much from the main story.
This was a well-written quick read.  I started reading mid-afternoon and finished before it was time for bed.  Samantha Young provided enough twists and turns to keep me on my toes but not so many that it got weird.  There was several laugh out loud moments that got the husband curious what I was laughing at.

I’m really enjoying finding new authors.  This is the first book by Samantha Young that I’ve read and I really liked it.  I see she has other books published and they look like they tend to be more fantasy – which sadly, I’ve never gained interest in.  Oh well, it does appear that she has written another book to go with On Dublin Street.  It has definitely been added to my “to read” list on Goodreads.com.  I would rate the book 4.5 stars and recommend it for others to read

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