Goodreads reviewer and blogger... also dentist and wife/mom when I get the time!
Yawn... is nap time over?
This book is wildly, WILDLY popular with my Goodreads friends. More popular than free Ben and Jerry's on a hot summer day. Then why oh why did I feel like this book has a plot that I've seen 100 times before? Maybe I'm just a jaded reader, maybe I can't read M/F contemporary romance anymore, but this book just dragged for me.
Rich, possessive MC? Check!
Broken girl with a tragic past? Check!
Back and forth relationship filled with miscommunications? Check!
Though I'm not going to be singing this book's praises any time soon, I did like quite a few things about this story. I loved the setting (the narrator did Scottish accents to die for- she did a GREAT job). I thought that the writing was competent and I enjoyed the secondary characters more than I expected to.
I think at a different time in my life, maybe two years ago when I started reading romances seriously, I would have really liked this book. Maybe I would have liked this book better in print versus audiobook? Maybe it was my mood, my month, my state of mind... whatever the reason, this book just never clicked for me. However, I'm happy that so many of my friends saw something special in this one.
23. Love to listen to books while i clean/drive/and pretty much anything else!!!! genre loves: romance, contemporary, suspense
LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Recently, I've read a few books that i was less than pleased with so i was desperately hoping to find a book that i really loved and i did! This book contains all the things that a good romance book should have!BEFORE READING THIS BOOK, I read a review saying that even though there wasn't a ton of sex in this book it was still good, this kind of was a buzz kill because I had already boughten it and I didn't want to read another mushy gooshy book that that characters don't get it on until the very last chapter. BUT THEN i started reading it and i realized that this review was completely wrong and i'm actually considering whether the person even read it or not. There is DEFINITELY sex scenes. If you are someone who prefers more of an adult style book (i.e.- sex scenes, sexual talk yada yada) then this book then start reading this book! ! I would have to guess it has about 5 or 6 ACTUALLY GOOD ONES, unlike some other books I've read that has about 15-20 different sex scenes that tend to go on freaking forever and by the next sex scene your like "WTF people! NO MORE!"This book was great and actually spaced these scenes out good enough for them to actually be interesting each time. Another good thing about this book was that Joselyn, the main character, is defiantly damaged but not in a way that is like um why does he still want her. She is more like damaged like guarded and not quick to fall for the first millionaire guy she sees. Which I like about her! This book also has other great characters included and even though Joselyn is damaged she has more friends than some of the other characters in books have which i also enjoyed because there was never a chance to get bored with Joselyn. And thats it!!! Definatly read this one!
4 1/2 STARS!
Loved ON DUBLIN STREET, why did I wait so long to read it? Hello, sexy, possessive Scottish hero, just what I love! :)
The narrator's Scottish voices were great. But the voice used for Joss annoyed me at times, and I had a hard time telling the difference between things she said out loud and things she mused about in her head. Still, Paula Costello did a good job with the book, and I was happy to listen while walking the dogs.
I'll admit that Joss made me frustrated at times, as she struggled to come to terms with her past and issues, but I couldn't stay mad at her completely, as I realize she went through a lot. I'm just glad that she did let Ellie, and then Braden, in to her life. And Braden -- well, he was great, if at times very intense. No complaints there, though!
In fact, I think it's time for me to pack up and move to Scotland, find my own Braden. :) I'll definitely be coming back for the rest of this series, I enjoyed the rest of Braden's family and the secondary characters.
Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior
This was just okay. The story was predictable and WAY to far fetched. The characters are well done with real personalities which made it fun.
The epilogue from book 3 of this series leaves me hopeful that there will be a book 4 from the perspective of Cole. Each book wound these lives/loves into each other and I enjoyed all of it.
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
A little disappointing as I was hoping for a wonderful romance. I would classify this book as sexy but not romantic. I found myself frustrated with the main character's lack of emotion. Because of Joss's traumatic past, she was not able to love only
"F _____". Her words not mine and there was plenty of it. That being said, the narrator was excellent. I still am in awe of how she played an American as well as a male and female from Scotland.
I'm a sucker for romance. Love to be thrown into a book. Feeling the characters happiness and pain.
Took you to Edinburgh and into the souls of the characters
It was Braden he knows what he wants and he is going to get it.
No I haven't
When he told Jocelyn he would kick her out if not for his sister it hurt me for Jocelyn sake
I was born with a reading list, so long , I will never finish.
Very believeleable story well well written I have read a number of these type of stories but this one rings true
Trinity by Leon Uris
True life love story of a young women so hurt she is afraid to Love
Brandon is perfect lauded hero a must read
I'm a bored Alabamian looking for a way to escape!
I wouldn't recommend this book unless you were interested in a Scottish accent. The story was okay...No wait, yes I would if my girlfriends and I were on a road trip. We'd all have something to say based on the characters.
If I compared it to Shades or Bared, Dublin Street would be the better book because it had characters that were more believable.
Paula Costello can do male, female, young and mature accents!!!
I couldn't take this book in one sitting. But I read it in three days.
Interesting beginning, but the story was "eh". Maybe I'm just too old for this kind of book. It really wasn't romantic. It was tiring and aggravating. I understand the main character had issues. But by the time I was a third of the way in, I was ready to put it down. Maybe I was that immature when I was twenty-three. Geez, I hope not. That's all I kept thinking when I read it.The best part was the narrator. Paula Costello could do the accents and she could perform the male and female parts. Excellent! I could listen to her read a story about paint drying and it would be wonderful.
Everything beautiful story!!!!
All were great
The perfect romance!!! Every emotion is here
Love this book, I need to go to Scotland and find love, lol