Friday, December 28, 2012
On Dublin Street
Read from December 17 to 18, 2012
Refreshing Romance with a true to life Braden and Joss, a girl far away from home who needs to learn to trust before she can love. A must read for romance lovers!
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
I hate been hearing for months that I *had* to read this book and finally when Gotta Have Romance with a Kick group on Goodreads decided to make it book of the month I gave in and picked it up. I know people raved and raved but I am often going into reads with too high an expectation and been dissappointed. Not with this book. A warm, simple, romantic read for those of us who have gotten a bit disillusioned with the current romance trends. This book goes back to basics. Hunky hero with and accent *check* Heroine who is an orphan and can't trust anyone *check* roommate who makes the heroine start to feel and who happens to be the hero's sister *check* Angst *check* ...so if this book is so formula why is it so good?? Because the writing is flippin fantastic! The story flows well and is believable. The hero didn't really flash his money around, the heroine was kinda angsty but you expect that in a true romance. I enjoyed the secondary characters to..the mom and dad, the sister and best friend....I know there will be other exciting stories coming to us from Samantha Young and Dublin Street
Strong 4.5 Stars for this charming, romantic yet contemporary read. If you love romances you will love this book.