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On Dublin Street [Kindle Edition]

Samantha Young
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,326 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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.




Editorial Reviews

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“This is a really sexy book and I loved the heroine’s journey to find herself and grow strong. Highly recommend this one.”—USA Today’s Happily Ever After Blog
 
“Young’s voice is riveting and once I opened the book, I wanted to hang a 'do not disturb' sign around my neck until I was finished. This book definitely landed on my 2012 top picks!”—Fiction Vixen
 
“This book had some funny dialogue, some amazingly hot sex scenes, and emotional drama. Did I mention the amazing sex scenes?”—Dear Author
 
“This book is fun. Sexy. A little dark. While the hero is extremely dominant, he also shows his softer side just when she needs it.”—Smexy Books
 
“Every page sizzles when these two get together, but this book is so much more than a hot romp. This book has heart – and lots of it…IF you want a book that will lure you in, grab you by the scruff of the neck and never let you go until you finish reading the last page, then On Dublin Street is the book for you.”—totallybookedblog.com
 
“Brilliantly written with just the right amount of hotness, sexiness and romance and everything else in between.”—onceuponatwilight.com

About the Author

Samantha Young is a Scottish book addict who graduated from the University of Edinburgh.

Product Details

  • File Size: 567 KB
  • Print Length: 415 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1478329459
  • Publisher: NAL; 1 edition (October 12, 2012)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009PC2MW8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,521 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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116 of 133 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow September 1, 2012
By TKV
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I've read all of Ms. Young's YA books and enjoyed them, so I knew that I would probably enjoy this one too. I didn't realize I would be so blown away by it. It is very much an ADULT book, not for the YA set. Her writing style transitions very well to adult contemporary romance. It was everything the genre should be. Like the previous reviewer, I enjoyed the fact that the female was standoffish and being chased by the male. It was not a light read; It deals with death, loss and some very destructive behavior. The way Ms. Young wove Joss' conversations with her therapist into the story was very effective and a good technique. The relationship between Joss and Braden was perfectly choreographed, though a little focused on sex. I would have liked to see a little more of Braden's emotions. I thought Joss' character, emotions and reactions were well-written and very believable.
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229 of 269 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to love this book! September 16, 2012
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However, at the end of the day, I found myself a bit ambivalent about the whole novel at best. It started off well enough but about the half-way point when all Joss and Braden seem to do was have sex while he obviously wanted something more and she tried to act skittish, I found myself becoming bored and uninterested.

If I could sum up this novel best, nothing really happens and maybe that is the biggest issue I had with it. Don't get me wrong, I can understand all the accolades this book is getting and fair play to the author because she has written an amazing love story. I will eventually finish it but I just became a bit put off by the redundancy of it all. This novel could have easily had about a fourth of its content shaved off and been just as good.

Like another reviewer, I couldn't bond with Joss and I didn't really get that much out of Braden either. I don't know if he was supposed to have a bad boy quality because it was all a bit predictable. Multi-millionaire guy who loves to date blondes finds a woman with dirty blonde hair he is so attracted to, he can let go of all the other money grubbers in his life. Well, Joss is independently wealthy (due to an accident that is best found out when one reads the book) and she has the world on her shoulders. She's outwardly cold but extremely vulnerable and THAT is why Braden was attracted to her from the beginning and never let go. There is something about a vulnerable woman that will get a guy every time and her sincerity didn't hurt her either. She was real so I can understand why he would go through all the effort he did to get with her.

This novel's biggest short coming had nothing to do with the book and everything to do with ME.
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62 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot and Compelling Romance September 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Samantha brings on the sexy with her first adult romance! Braden is wealthy, attractive, and has a tendency to be a bit of an overbearing ass. Joss is beautiful, sassy, and completely messed up emotionally. Together they make a couple who isn't just hot, but also interesting. I love the way Samantha slowly reveals the details of their past, building her trust with the reader as Braden and Joss built their trust with each other. And the bedroom scenes... *fans self* Any doubts as to whether a YA writer could make an adult novel steamy enough have certainly been laid to rest!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It was okay. September 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

Jocelyn Butler has learn to keep herself at a distance, loving people hurts, especially when she seems to be a bad luck charm for those around her. But after moving into a new flat it becomes increasingly difficult for Jocelyn to keep her distance not only from her bubbly and friendly new room mate Ellie but also from Ellie's hot older brother Braden who seems to be doing his best to get over her defenses and into her knickers...

I decided to give this book a try for two reasons, reason number one, all the good reviews I had seen; reason number two, I really liked the cover! I have come to the conclusion I may need new friends and that I am a cover whore! Okay so I may be exaggerating about the new friends thing, I didn't think it was awful, but after all the fabulous reviews I was expecting something to blow me away, I am feeling distinctly unblown. In my opinion it isn't that much different from other things I have read and doesn't stand out from the crowd.

Another point I had trouble with was the heroine, Joss, I just didn't connect with her at all, on an intellectual level I understood and sympathized with her predicaments but emotionally she didn't resonate with me at all. Braden was hot and I liked his determination to win over Joss, but I wasn't really wowed by him either.

So you are probably wondering when I will stop whinging about this book, after all I gave it three feathers not one or two! What I did like about this book was how hot it was, Braden and Joss may have had no chemistry with me, but with each other they were off the charts and I do love a man who talks dirty!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not feeling all the 5 star ratings ... October 1, 2012
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I don't know what's happening here. But I'm going to have to part ways with the masses in my opinion of this book. It was not mind-blowing--at all. And a 5 star rating should do that for me. The h was unlikeable and the H inexplicably latched onto her *for no good reason* that I could discern. The angsty moments were few and the bickering was plenty. I was feeling some of the moments but, mostly, I was ready for the book to end. Sorry, Majority, but this one does not come close to deserving such high praise.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars and characters were easy to follow
This was my first Samantha Young read. Held my interest, and characters were easy to follow. Am looking forward to another Young book.
Published 4 days ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy read and entertaining.
Published 6 days ago by mrsh
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Mildly interesting.
Published 7 days ago by Martin Botev
3.0 out of 5 stars Old news
The story is old, used, very predictable! The classic love story now a days.
It's easy read though...
Published 8 days ago by julieta
5.0 out of 5 stars loved this book...
I don't write reviews often, but with this book I felt like I should. I really lived this book, loved the characters and the writing. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Kenneth W. Villagomez
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
I dd enjoy this read. I would read more from this author
Published 9 days ago by Glenda
5.0 out of 5 stars ... Dublin Street has definitely been added to my top favorite book...
On Dublin Street has definitely been added to my top favorite book list. There are so many emotions this book evoked, it made me laugh out loud and made my heart hurt. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Jenifer
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty dang good
Some of the reviews were scathing and I was hesitant to buy it. Great story. I really identified with the main character. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Gina
4.0 out of 5 stars Life can be hard!
This was easy to read/listen, well paced story, has I started it, I was feeling I knew the characters already.

This was a great story, it could be real. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Monica Sofia
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book
Such a cute love story. Loved all the characters and all there story lines. Very good book a must read.
Published 15 days ago by Kristin Jones
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More About the Author

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestselling novel ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in twenty-eight countries.

For more information visit http://authorsamanthayoung.com

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