Monday, September 24, 2012

Adult Book Review: On Dublin Street

This book is ADULT. It is not suitable for younger readers.

On Dublin Street
by Samantha Young

Four years ago, Jocelyn Butler left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Edinburgh. Burying the grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without any real attachments has worked well for her so far but when Joss moves into a fantastic apartment on Dublin Street, her carefully guarded world is shaken to its core by her new roommate's sexy older brother.

Braden Carmichael is a man who always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Jocelyn in his bed. Knowing how skittish Joss is concerning any kind of relationship, Braden proposes a sexual arrangement that should satisfy the intense attraction between them without it developing into anything 'more'. An intrigued Jocelyn agrees, completely unprepared for the Scotsman and his single-minded determination to strip the stubborn young woman bare... to the very soul.

Contains strong adult content. For readers ages 18+

Source: Author for an honest review!

My Thoughts:
Samantha Young is a great writer.Every time I read a new book from her I get amazed by her writing and storytelling skills and wonder why everyone hasn't heard of her already!

I had been dying to read this novel months before it's release and I was literally stalking this book's website.I had VERY high expectations from this novel and this novel almost lived up to my expectations.

As soon as I read the blurb I immediately thought up the entire story in my head.I was sure the book would be a light and predictable romance.IT WAS NOT.This disappointed me and thrilled me at the same time.It was also the reason that the book did not live upto my expectations because this book was completely and totally different from what I had expected.

The main focus of this story is not friends with benefits.The main focus is the main characters journey of self development and I LOVED THAT. This is not just a meaningless and fun romance.The main characters have depth and the main character,Jocelyn had a solid backstory.I connected to Jocelyn and I could relate to her problems.

Braden *SIGH* I loved this character.He isn't a rich playboy and he isn't a ruthless guy.He's normal flirty guy and he's nice .I love reading about nice guys who actually set the page on fire (There are so few of them around!) .One thing that I was really disappointed about was the fact that there was no chapter from Braden's point of view. (RANT: I WANT ONE ! I WANT ONE! I WANT ONE!!!!! PLEASE Samantha Young I BEG OF YOU!)

The best part about the book was the fact that I couldn't predict what would happen next. I could predict some parts but the author still managed to surprise me a lot!

Jocelyn can also be pretty sarcastic a quality I really admire! She's also a book enthusiast !

This is not a light novel but this book also has some great fun and sexy scenes so it's not very serious either.

Overall,I enjoyed this novel and cannot wait to devour the next Samantha Young novel.

FYI(For your information):It's losing half a star for not having a chapter from Braden's point of view.(If you hadn't noticed already I'm very sad about that fact)

My Rating:


  1. I've seen this book around and have been in LOVE with this cost for awhile now, but this is the first review I'm reading of it. It sounds like a fun read, but like it still has a good storyline to go along with it!

  2. I loved this story so much. Glad to see you did too. I haven't read Samantha's other stories but I should change that. :)

  3. Ahhhhh! I just finished this one and LOVED it! SO GOOD! I would have loved some chapters from Braden's POV as well - can you imagine? *dreamy sigh* I loved that while this was definitely a romance, so much was focused on Joss and her growth, and the relationship was something that aided her in that growth rather than just being a side element. I need more books by Samantha Young!

  4. I've heard that she's a great author, but I haven't read her yet. It's great when a book is completely unpredictable though, so that's fantastic to hear! I'll have to think about checking this one out in the future.

  5. I've heard so many great things about this book! I have it on my kindle but I haven't started it yet because I have so many books to read lol. Great review!
    World of Books

  6. Ok this sounds really good and I love that it was totally unpredictable..i want that in my HF hahaha! Awesome review, I am adding this to my list.

  7. What a coincidence, I just bought On Dublin Street today! I haven't read anything by Young, though I do have a couple of her books. This story just has so much hype that I had to get it. Sorry you didn't love everything about it.
    Nice review!


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