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On Dublin Street

by Samantha Young

Penguin Publishing Group | December 31, 2012 | Trade Paperback

On Dublin Street is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.23 × 5.49 × 0.71 in

Published: December 31, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451419707

ISBN - 13: 9780451419705

Found in: Romance

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this series! I stumbled across this author while in Edinburgh of all places (where her book takes place) so I was initially pleased that I could trace all the landmarks in reality. But then I was quickly sucked into the story by Samantha Young's writing -- this is a really good book to start off her series! Joss is a confident, independent and intelligent lead character, one that I can respect and admire. She's not ashamed of her attraction to Braden, but resists for a myriad of reasons throughout the novel. Braden has a lot more heart than I anticipated when reading the back synposis; he's portrayed as yes, an intelligent and successful young man, but a family-man first and foremost. I appreciated their dynamic and their story, and was delighted to see Young created a whole series about the other characters she introduces. Young is a bright author who is not getting the recognition she deserves! I know that will change as more and more readers fall in love with her writing.
Date published: 2015-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating romance novel!! WOW! Oh wow, what a novel. I usually always read fantasy but I was in a mood for a romance for once. I picked up this little number and I am not disappointed! In fact, I think it was the best decision of my life ;) Great story brought to life in the hands of incredible characters that you get attached to SO easily! That was probably the best part of it. Samantha Young has the incredible talent of making her characters extremely real and that truly impressed me. The story is really well set up, I enjoyed every little bit of it! On top of that, I am pretty much obsessed with places like Scotland, Ireland, etc (and the accents) so the setting was veeeery appealing for me. I honestly have nothing bad to say about this book, nothing at all. I read it in one sitting, from 4 to 11, and I feel like reading it again to be honest! I didn't get enough! So you can understand my joy when I realized there was a second one! I definitely recommend this book (keep in mind that it does contain some mature content) :) Enjoy, I guarantee that you will!
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4.5 stars, One Of The Best So Far On Dublin Street was a great book and one of the best of the year so far, we are staring 2013 off with a bang. The concept and story were amazing and Braden is officially a new book boyfriend I love him. There was really good depth and great character development to the book it didn't just jump straight to the characters having sex. The romance was great in this book as well and again Braden amazing. Overall great book if you like contemporary romance check this book out. :0)
Date published: 2013-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far - Best Romance Book of 2012 Reviewed at Another Look Book Reviews Wow I loved On Dublin Street. I was totally into the story and I couldn't put it down. It drew on a lot of emotions, had very sexy well written scenes and held a strong friendship theme. Poor Joss had a gut wrenching past that left her an orphan in her tender teen years. Guilt weighing hundreds of pounds made it difficult for her to move forward from her emotional past and added complications in her adult life with relationships; even regular friendships. I really felt for Joss. I liked that the author Samantha Young allowed us into Joss' head so we could figure out why she comprehended as she did. I could relate to a lot of her thought processes. Here is a great example: "Despite my tendency to keep eighty percent of myself to myself, I liked being surrounded by people." - see this I could totally relate to. Braden. Mmmmmm Braden. Please meet my new book boyfriend. He's a dirty talking, sexy, understanding, possessive and a very patient Scot. Love this line: "Babe, nice lingerie is for seducing a man. I'm already f*cking seduced." Oh oh and this one: "I know you love me Jocelyn, because there's no f*cking way I can be this much in love with you, and not have you feel the same way. It's not possible." Braden has a wee bit of baggage in his background as well but he deals. Falling for Joss has to be torture because she gives almost nothing back verbally. She gives as good as she gets in bed but is constantly pushing Braden away emotionally. It's exhausting. Finally Joss opens up the steel vault door of her emotions to let a bit of light in but it costs her panic attacks and she is constantly in her mind contradicting herself. She is so afraid to love for fear of losing. Even her friendships she keeps at arms-length. A very lonely life she has chosen to lead. The Prologue is gripping and had me sucked into the story. The secondary characters were immensely important to the plot and held a lot of weight throughout the plot. My heart pounded throughout the story. The pace of their relationship and her healing was perfect. It was not rushed and then BAM all the hurt is fixed because Joss is sexually satisfied in bed. I liked the little chapter snippets of Joss with her counselor. It substantiated Joss' frame of mind at any given time and also allowed the reader to understand Joss' reasoning for her actions. (even if I wanted to shake her into wellness) The mind is a very tricky thing. The sex is hot and steamy but I am not wanting to rate this as erotic romance because the story is so much more. If their intimate scenes were left out of the story, it still would have been a five star rating for me. I call it is a sexy story with intense steamy scenes. The other thing I loved about On Dublin Street is that it takes place in modern day Edinburgh, Scotland. With the exception of Joss, the characters are Scottish but the reader is not forced to endure a book full of "Aye's",Scottish-isms and forced stereotypes. For instance there is a wedding but the men are not all in kilts. (ok I may have pouted at that) Having said that, you can tell the story is in fact authentic Edinburgh. It was brilliant. I'm totally checking out more stories by this new to me author, Samantha Young. Teasers: naked introduction, f*ck buddies, breaking wind in tickle session, long overdue therapy sessions
Date published: 2012-12-01

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On Dublin Street

On Dublin Street

by Samantha Young

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.23 × 5.49 × 0.71 in

Published: December 31, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451419707

ISBN - 13: 9780451419705

Read from the Book

Chapter 1ScotlandEight years laterIt was a beautiful day to find a new home. And a new roommate.I stepped out of the damp, old stairwell of my Georgian apartment building into a stunningly hot day in Edinburgh. I glanced down at the cute white-and-green-striped denim shorts I’d purchased a few weeks ago from Topshop. It had been raining nonstop since then, and I’d despaired of ever getting to wear them. But the sun was out, peeking over the top of the cornered tower of the Bruntsfield Evangelical Church, burning away my melancholy and giving me back a little bit of hope. For someone who had packed up her entire life in the US and taken off for her motherland when she was only eighteen years old, I wasn’t really good with change. Not anymore, anyway. I’d gotten used to my huge apartment with its never-ending mice problem. I missed my best friend, Rhian, whom I’d lived with since freshman year at the University of Edinburgh. We’d met in the dorms and hit it off. We were both very private people and were comfortable around each other for the mere fact that we never pushed each other to talk about the past. We’d stuck pretty close freshman year and decided to get an apartment (or “flat” as Rhian called it) in second year. Now that we were graduates, Rhian had left for London to start her PhD and I was left roommateless. The icing on the cake was the loss of my other closest friend, James, Rhian’s boyfriend. He’d run off to London (a place he detested, I might add) to be with her.
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From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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

Editorial Reviews

“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