Title: On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street #1)
Author: Samantha Young
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.
On Dublin Street is a beautifully written adult contemporary romance. The main character is Jocelyn (Joss), a 22 year-old woman who is doing anything she can to forget her tragic past. She is afraid to lose anyone else that she cares about, so she distances herself from people to keep from caring about anybody.
Joss has many issues and is incredibly stubborn and infuriating. She meets a man named Braden, and they have an instant attraction. No matter how much she wants to be with him, she refuses because she doesn't want to be in a relationship. You will want to yell at her throughout the book because of the decisions she makes. Braden is a very successful and handsome man. He also has some past issues but he isn't as broken as Joss. He is determined to win her heart and comes up with an interesting arrangement that Joss agrees to. Let me just say that you will be fanning yourself while reading this. It's very intense and sexy.
The background characters were really interesting. I loved reading about Braden's sister Ellie and his friend Adam. There was a lot of sexual tension between them. Overall, the storyline was interesting and I really enjoyed it. It was a very emotional ride. I recommend this to anyone who loved 50 Shades of Gray, or anyone who just loves sexy, emotional romances.
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