I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
“Dublin Street” is a “can’t put down”, “must listen to again” novel by Samantha Young, and Braden Carmichael is perhaps the best leading man…ever!
This story is rich in emotion with great characters that you will love.
There is a strong sexual content found in these pages, but responsibly written within the context of the storyline.
Mark your calendars for May 7, 2013 when the Second installment of the Dublin series, “Down London Road” will be released on ebooks! I was so impressed with “Dublin Street” that I made a visit to Samantha Young’s website. There, I found out that Publisher’s Weekly announced that Samantha signed a book deal for the third book in the series as well.
I cannot wait…
Credit Worthy??? You’d better believe it!
LOVED this book. Oh Braden, Braden, Braden. I was hooked from beginning to end. There was a good balance of angst, emotions, laughter, love. Good story with a perfect ending and no cliffhangers. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, HOT ACCENT!!!!! WHEW (fanning myself) ;-) the narrator did a good job.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I really enjoyed this one. I'm not a huge fan of Highland Romance novels and was a little nervous about this book being set in Scotland. Thankfully it was nothing like I expected and I now understand the allure of the Scottish hero. I really fell for Braden. This book is definitely smexy! Well worth a credit and then some.
This is the first novel that I have read/listened to by this author and I am now a fan. It had humor, romance, sex and an alpha male. The narration was fantastic. I have not listen to many books with characters that have accents. Paula Costello did an amazing job of bring the characters to life. My husband came into the room and wanted to know what I was grinning at. The book had me doing this all the way through. I laughed out loud through many parts. Jocelyn has a weird, neurotic personality but still does not come across as weak and useless. There was some good steamy sex scenes but not overkill. If you like books like Sylvia Day's "Bared To You", then you will like this one. I could have listened to it in one sitting but alas work got in the way. I love books where there is sarcastic dialogue and funny characters. I will definitely check out her next book to see how that one plays out. I will also look up other narrations by Paula.
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This is my first book of SYoung. I think I will be listening to her more. This book was interesting, enjoyable and sexy. I really appreciated the manner this writer keeps you in the book because you have to find the answers. Well done. I love everything about this book.
Narration: I'm giving you a 10 Paula Costello because I normally cannot listen to a Scottish accent without getting a headache. For me you were awesome, all the "voices" were so good you could identify them and they "fit" the character. LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK!
Yes, I enjoyed Paulo Costello reading this book. I love the Scottish accent she did while reading this book.
I love how romantic Braden is. I love how he found for Jocelyn.
I think this is her 1st reading b/c I did not find any other books she had read.
Wow, I listened to this book. I love the reader voice with the Scottish accent. I read this book through e-book awhile ago and enjoyed it a lot. However while I listened to it, I found that Jocelyn can me such a coward at times and it drove me crazy.
My favorites quotes: I love Braden.
He jerked his eyes back to mine. "You look beautiful, Jocelyn." ... "But you need to put your hair up."... "Because," his voice was low, a deep purr he reserved for the bedroom, hence why I felt all the way down into my panties, "I like being the only man who knows how beautiful your hair is. How gorgeous you look with it down.:
"I spent last night going over and over the last six months in my head and I know that you're lying to my. I know you love me, Jocelyn, because there's no f**king way I can be this much in love with you, and not have you feel the same ways. It's not possible."
Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.
Great Contemporary Romance premise. Love the accents. Hated the "martyr" attitude.
The most interesting aspect of the story was how tolerant Braden was of Jocelyn's issues. I mean the guy has to be a Saint to put up with her whole "whoa is me" character throughout the ENTIRE book.
When Braden yells at Jocelyn to put her BS aside and stick by her friend that needs her.
Yes, frustration that I put up with her disturbing persona for the entire book. I stuck it out because I like all the other characters a lot.
With all this said, I can't wait for the next book...Down London Road...to come out in audible format. I'm hoping that the lead female character won't be such a drama queen in that one.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Wow... what a great love story. I loved this. I have just become a Samantha Young Fan!!!
I was not expecting this to be as good as this was. Jos has so many issues b/c of her childhood and she moves to Scotland and meets Brendon and his sister and boy do they help her. Well Brendon sure does. The way the story is written you can just listen without stopping. It was an easy listen from beginning to end. I never felt like skipping chapters because the story got boring or started to lack seriousness or intensity. It was great! I loved the bar fight scene with hot smex in the office. AWESOME!!!! Great Job!
A buy or credit. I would buy and save my credit for something else I am not to sure about. This is a sure thing for romantic novel lovers like myself...
Narration was really good. I never listen to Costello before, and she was just wonderful. I loved her Scottish accent. Simply Perfect. One of my fave stories now.
Disclaimer: I've never been much of a "girly girl," always rolled my eyes at chick flicks and chuckled at the covers of romance novels. But I was curious to try one at some point, and yes my boyfriend broke up me and I was frustrated. So take my review with a grain of salt, but I'm going back to eye-rolling and snickering.
First, predictable and repetitious. Sure, you know what is going to happen, if you wanted a mystery you would read a mystery. Of course you know that the chick is going to get the hot dude and that there will lots of sex, that's why you're reading this. But come on, how many times do we need to hear the same things happening again? I also thought the book began a bit abruptly--two sentences in and said chick is already in close quarters with said hot dude, who is already eying her thighs.
Next, the unhealthy nature of the "relationship." I know a lot of folks have enjoyed the "50 Shades" series, but I am personally annoyed and offended by the heroic portrayal of women being taken advantage of. Much of the book I was frustrated Joss' almost-attempts at standing up for herself, thinking "finally, don't take that sh*t, that-a-girl" until she yet again melts before the handsome douchebag. Telling her that she can't wear short dresses out in public because he doesn't want other men to see her taking pride in her body, can't wear her hair down because he doesn't want other men to see how nice it looks.... little red flags anybody?
Not to mention, Barbie and Ken? Of course the hot dude is going to be mid/late-twenties, handsome, extremely well-muscled, rich, smart, charismatic... of course. But when the author started describing Joss as looking more "plain," enjoying a "casual" appearance I cheered. Why, Joss even calls herself short! She even picked fun at the blonde bimbos. Cool, a "normal" heroine! But apparently looking "plain" means having fantastic hair, great legs, and jugs for boobs. Oh, and 5'6" is "short." [Need I comment that this 5'2" reviewer snorted in disgust at all the times Joss complained about her height?]
Am I just an insensitive, hard-to-please, fault-finding reader? Maybe. If your personality more closely matches that of the other reviews, hey you might enjoy the book, to each his own. But if you're newer to this genre and saw that this was ranked as a top novel, I would recommend trying to find something else.
The audiobook's redeeming quality was the accents. I thought the narrator did quite a good job impersonating the accents for the characters, though I am a sucker for Scottish and Irish accents. I almost wished that Joss' character had been Scottish too, so that the whole novel would have been read with such a delightful accent.
Give me a Hot Sexy Book, with a good story to listen to, have that "OH MY" sigh, Love most of what I have, but want more. Tell me it ALL!
So much of what Joss went thru in life, I remember from my losses and shutting down. So many tears I cried knowing that I know exactly what the Author was portraying. Scary, that she the (Author) knew how she felt inside and how to lock it away. But the fact they she (Jocelyn) had someone so strong (Braden) makes this a great story. So glad I have it now in my library. And even sadder I waited so long to listen to it. Great book.
I think because of her courage, and what she endured it would be Jocelyn. Excellent
OH listening to this was better for me. Reading this I may of put it down never to return to il. Listening to it, I let it flow thru me and was able to process so much. I could lay back and let the tears fall as she fell apart and knew what she was feeling. Listening to books make is so much easier to handle than reading when it's a touch pill to swallow. Sometimes I just need to let it wash over me and let either the tears and laughter take over. And Paula Costello is amazing with her Scotland portrayals of these people in her life, no doubt I could here it so much in her Scottish heritage in her English portrayal as well. She was most excellent. Well done And can I say there is nothing sexier than a deep Males Scotland accent, They make four letter words sound exotic, I can't explain it, but they just make them sound sexy and not forbidden as others do. Some Brits do as well at portraying them as well.
She lost at young age, only to learn to love again so far away from what was familiar to her.
I kept this book on hold until after my mother birthday the 9th of September. Knowing what I read and had heard there were going to be parts that would be so familiar to me as a reader. So I withheld this one. Purposely, I had to know it was going to be hard. And since I just lost my own loved ones, I had to wait until her birthday to listen to this. But once I have now, I am sorry that I waited. It shows how love, true unconditional love, can bring you thru anything,.and preceded wrongly it could destroy what has taken so long to build you up. One of the hardest of emotions, Grief. And one of those seven of deadly's that tag along with Grief is Pride that had this girl by the throat and was choking her and was not going to let her go, she was going to need that stronger person to help her. To snap out of it But while she was this hard core women she was a witty, strong willed, hard to deal with person, that most would not even cross. She was a soft human under all that ugliness she that held those sorrowful emotions that were killing her to have a happy life. And he saw it. He was determined to save her from no other than,,,, herself. Yep it was her doing so much harm by not letting the people around her in.. This is a story of strong true love, sadness, warmth, friendships, and let me say this now... humor was outstanding. The strength of not letting go when it get's tough was her greatest strengths within herself, but she had other issues at hand as well. It's a beautiful HOT story that ends so perfectly. I loved every thing about it. And..oh my the sex in the story was so wonderfully put into a places when needed. I loved the humor so much I cried also at that. It showed we are human and other issues we face as lovers are out there. As I listen to books or read, I wonder why some of these things are never mentioned or addressed. I loved how he Braden held on to her with every thing he had. Never failing to show her how much he wanted to be just beside her. Her rock. So happy they did that. At the beginning,it was hard, and I even had to stop and at times just to process what she was doing. and sometimes it even repeated itself. So that is why I only gave it 4 stars. Somethings didn't need to be drawn out and lean on over and over. Just my point of view. But, this is an outstanding book, and a great listen and I can't tell you how many times you should have this book. I am sure by this time you mostly do. It took me a while to put my demons away to get to it. But oh my what a great book. It will not disappoint. These are my type of books.. Right here.. Looking forward this winter into going into the minds of her friends as well.. Happy Listening.