Saturday, May 18, 2013


By: Samantha Young
Published By: Penguin
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from Library, 407 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

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.

This is a really cool fanmade trailer. 
Kinda gets to the heart of the book.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

This is a massively popular adult contemporary read and I can see why.

Two words.


Just click youtube in the corner of the vid
It will take you to Kings Of Leon - Your Sex Is On Fire

Anything that comes out of this lads mouth is a quote.

‘Babe, nice lingerie is for seducing a man. I’m already fucking seduced.’

Jocelyn has a closet full of grief and pain. She is a closed book, a boarded up and nailed tight window. Nobody, especially Braden is going to get to look in and see what is behind all that hurt.

‘But I think mostly it’s your eyes. I want something from them no one else gets.’

‘And what’s that?’ I asked, my voice low, almost hoarse. His words had affected me as deeply as any aphrodisiac.

‘Softness.’ His own voice had deepened in the highly sexual atmosphere.

‘That’s all it takes to make me hard,’ he told me softly, his lips brushing my ear. ‘You - saying my name.’

But then Joss wasn’t prepared for Ellie. Sweet , beautiful Ellie.

Ellie made Joss care.

Joss doesn’t want to care , she wants to just keep on living the half life she was living. No attachments equals no loss and no more pain and heartache in her life.

Braden is a guy who appears so sure of himself. So sure of getting what he sets his sights on...... until he meets Jocelyn Butler.

‘You know, Braden, I’ve watched you over the last few months and you’re such a gentleman to everyone but me. What’s with that?’

‘I want you in my bed. Gentlemen are boring in bed.’

Good point. ‘Gentlemen are gentlemen in bed. They make sure you’re having a good time.’

‘I’ll make sure you’re having a good time and that you’re okay with everything that we’re doing, I just won’t be well mannered about it.’

‘Fucking hell, Jocelyn , can you not answer one personal question?’ 

But can Joss handle what Braden offers her?

Sex. No feelings. No attachments.

Just sex.

Then Joss met ‘The Family’. A family she likes.

Things get emotionally complicated for Joss, more than she was already carrying around.

‘They were boys, not men. And just so you know ... they never got what you got last night from me. They never got it, because they never gave me what you gave me. Not even close.’

‘I know you love me, Jocelyn, because there’s no fucking way I can be this much in love with you and not have you feel the same way. It’s not possible.’

Rhian, her friend has her own issues and they get along fine, no questions asked, equals no answers having to be given.

A friendship that Joss can handle.

Braden asks questions, he wants answers.

Sweet Ellie meddles a time or two because she can see what Joss can't.

This was a really emotional read and an off the hook smexi read. Samantha also had me laughing out loud in a couple scenes.

‘Yes,’ Braden answered, obviously not caring that he’d been overheard. I’ll have the steak, medium rare.’

He smiled softly at me. ‘What are you having?’ He took a swig of water.

He thought he was so cool and funny. ‘Apparently sausage.’

Braden choked on his water, coughing into his fist, his eyes bright with mirth as he put his glass back on the table.

One scene I got the giggles in bed and hubs is reading his book and he was wanting to know what I was laughing at, so I said two words. ‘Whale fart.’ J

I can’t imagine anybody not falling for Braden. He is an Alpha with a capital ‘A’. He finds someone in Jocelyn that I think he never knew existed. She wasn’t his ‘type’....until he realized , maybe she was.

Complicated, closed down emotionally and beautiful.

‘Because’- he sighed - ‘you make me laugh, you challenge me, and you turn me on like no one else can. I feel like I’m missing something really important when you’re gone. So important I don’t feel like myself. I’ve never felt like someone was mine before. But you’re mine, Jocelyn. I’ve known that from the moment we met. And I’m yours. I don’t want to be anybody else’s, babe.’

I really connected with Joss and Braden and what made them tick. Ellie will capture your heart and squeeze it tight.

Joss is a work in progress, taking it day by day, learning to love and live again.

Life can be full of sadness and grief can be consuming, but, to shine through all the loss and let memories be acknowledged , instead of locked away is a healthier existence. You can’t change the past, but you can lighten the load for yourself.


Samantha Young taking us on a tour of key locations for her book On Dublin Street

Until Fountain Bridge # 1.6
Down London Road # 2


  1. I have heard of this book so many times, the name is so memorable. It's great that you loved it so much

    1. Hey Mandee,

      I did enjoy it , looking forward to Down London Road :D



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