Book Review and Giveaway: On Dublin Street - Samantha Young

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Title:  Down Dublin Street
Author: Samantha Young
Publisher:  Penguin
Published: January 2013
Format: Paperback
My Copy: I bought a copy of this novel.

About the book:
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 realises 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 heart wrenching, sexy, exhilarating, addictive and completely unforgettable! Not only did I want to continue reading I felt that I needed to carry on reading! I was undoubtedly lost in the authors grasp with this novel.

There wasn't any wondering if I'll like this book or any thoughts 'when is this scene going to end?' 'cause all I thought about was reading the next page.

Braden and Jocelyn are one of those couples where I literally get frustrated with is something didn't go my way! I also caught myself in tears quite a few times which was so out of the ordinary for me.

I loved everything about all the characters mentioned in this book but very rarely do I find a female character who I can relate to so much or want to end up happy. I absolutely loved Jocelyn's strength, and belief in the end of how much she's learned to cope in her life. It was just astonishing how much I felt for this character.

Braden was not how I thought he was going to be which made me love his character even more. He's amazing, sexy, sensitive, supportive and sounds super H.O.T.! :D

The secondary characters Ellie (Braden's little sister-Jocelyn's housemate) and Adam (Braden's Best-Friend) were also a major part of why I loved this book. They both played an amazing part in the story coming together.

I could have wished for a better ending.... I really couldn't have! Samantha Young is amazing.... her writing is utterly fantastic..


Samantha has very kindly offered *TWO SIGNED* copies of Down London Road! The recent release of the second novel from On Dublin Street. A MASSIVE thanks to the author for sponsoring this! If you would like to be in with a chance of winning please follow the rafflecopter instructions:

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  1. Oh a signed copy sounds fantastic! I am a HUGE Samantha Young fan so I would love to own this! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I would absolutely love this!!! I love Samantha!!!!!

    GFC name mmalavec

  3. I SO want to win Down London Road!!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  4. i really want ro win this book....thx u for the chance...

    GFC : nurmawati djuhawan

  5. I'm not familiar with the author but I like books like this! I'm a sucker for romance! ^_^

    Thanks for the giveaway & my GFC name is Mikaela Cervania.

    God bless!

  6. Thank you for your review.

    I'd love to read DOWN LONDON ROAD thanks.

    GFC: Mary Preston

  7. Yay, it sounds so good :-)

  8. Amazing, signed copy. I really love to have this book.
    Thanks for giveaway and making I

    GFC : Filia Oktarina

  9. Awesome giveaway!

    GFC: Stephanie Verhaegen


  10. Looking forward to reading this one

    GFC Em

  11. Thank you for a great review and an awesome giveaway! :)

    GFC: Sandra K

  12. Oh! I'd love to have a copy of the second book. I really loved the first one. :) Sign me up! I thought the review was good. I loved Braden too. ^_^

  13. Thanks for the giveaway. I haven't read this book yet.

  14. This is a fabulous giveaway. Thank you for giving us all a chance to win it.

    GFC- Misti

  15. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC: Marissa Aldana

  16. It sounds like a good read! Hope I get a chance to display a signed copy!

  17. It sounds like a good read! Hope I get a chance to display a signed copy!

  18. Awesome book!

    GFC - Hanako Himawari

  19. This book sounds wonderful!! Thank you for the chance. ;)

    Brooke Bumgardner
    brookeb811 at gmail dot com
    brooke811 at ymail dot com

  20. wuahahah i love it ... thanks for the giveaway

    GFC: victoria peña
    almendra in the rafflecopter

  21. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
    GFC: escaya

  22. Thank you for the giveaway!!

    My GFC is Annaiss!

  23. Thank you for the giveaway!!
    GFC: Gaby Pendragon

  24. yay! I can’t wait, thanks for the give away!!!!

  25. GFC Karin
    I love her books,good luck people!