Author: Samantha Young
Published: August 31st 2012
Genre: New Adult/Adult Fiction
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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.
Contains strong adult content. For readers ages 18+
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I got this one on a whim. After getting a peek at the new adult genre in Beautiful Disaster, I was eager to get my hands on another. Maybe it’s because I’m closer to my thirties and I’m intrigued by literature that involves characters near my age. I’m not sure. In any case, I picked this one up out of curiosity.
Jocelyn (Joss) is not the type of person to let people in. Her family died when she was 14, leaving her alone. She doesn’t like getting close to people because she doesn’t want to lose them like she has before. When she moves in with Ellie, they become friends. Then she finds out her brother is Braden, the guy she met in the taxi. The development of Jocelyn and Braden meeting to getting involved was quite amusing. I always enjoy a good back and forth teasing between two characters who are obviously interested in each other.
The relationship they had, or actually planned out, was interesting. It starts off physical, then they can’t deny there is something more there. But honestly, didn’t they know it was there all along? Yes, they did. They just didn’t want to admit it. Well, more like she didn’t, due to her fear of losing someone she loved.
There is a lot more to this story than just Jocelyn and Braden. She’s still fighting her past from ruining her present. And the people she cares about are dealing with problems of their own. When it comes time for her to face her fears, she wants nothing more than to run away… but will she leave? Can she leave?
On Dublin Street has a lot going for it. Great background on characters and interesting storyline. It was, however, a little more uninhibited than I care for. There were certain points where I was like, OMG, too much. And at one point, I found literally five errors within two pages. So, all in all, it was okay, but not completely my cup of tea. I think I may take a step away from this genre for a little bit.
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