Monday, May 13, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young (On Dublin Street #1)

Publication Date: August 31, 2012
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 really thought the genre of the book is fantasy and not contemporary. My mistake again.

I find the book really good and entertaining despite the concept being usual and not that unique.

The book has a heartbreaking start which gave me instant empathy towards Jocelyn or Joss. She survived and lived her life independently without the help of others. She has her two bestfriends and that’s it. She has a hard time opening herself to others. So when she moves to another place, she meets Ellie, her new roommate. I shouldn’t fail to mention that this new roommate has a swoon-worthy brother named Braden. Oooh! I love all about him his beautiful and airy self. The spark between them can’t be denied so Braden made a proposition to have friends-with-benefits kind of relationship. And that’s where it all starts, the fun-bickering, the drama, the tears and the laughter.

I love how it was well written and how it progressed. I like how Joss and Braden changed through all that. And I especially love Ellie, Adam, and the therapist too! I like all the characters and I wish there’ll be another book about Joss and Braden because I find it too short! Seriously!

Well, I won’t give you much more details so just read it! Highly recommended!


Memorable Quotes:

“Jealousy is a horrible thing. The pain of it is almost as consuming as heartbreak, and I would know because I was feeling both at the same time. I felt like someone had ripped open my chest with their bare hands, removed my heart and lungs, and replaced them with a bunch of rocks and stones.” 

“Regret,Joss. Regret does awful things to a person.”

"You're letting me go?"
He curled his upper lip, his expression painfully bitter as he took a step back from me. 
"Apparently... I never had a hold of you." He turned sharply, and without another word striding down the street into the dark.
Braden never once looked back and that was a good thing.
If he had, he'd have seen Jocelyn Butler crying real tears for the first time in a long time, and he would have known that I'd lied. And lied big. For anyone who saw me, knew they were watching a heart in the process of it breaking.


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