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On Dublin Street | [Samantha Young]

On Dublin Street

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Samantha Young’s On Dublin Street, the hottest new romance bestseller. 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.
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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Samantha Young’s On Dublin Street, the hottest new romance best seller.

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.

Incredibly passionate and downright romantic, On Dublin Street is a captivating and bittersweet story of the redemptive power of love.

©2014 Samantha Young (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited

What the Critics Say

“Scotland’s answer to E.L. James” (Sunday Post)
”This extraordinary debut combines a true gift for storytelling with a liberal dose of racy encounters. But what really sets it apart is exquisite characterisation, so vivid that the cast seeps into the reader’s psyche” (Daily Record)
”Highly recommend this one” (USA Today)

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    Lia Sutton, Australia 01-29-14
    Lia Sutton, Australia 01-29-14 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Wow!! Wonderful Book"

    Jocelyn Butler is a very complicated character. She has put up such a fierce wall to surround the hurts of her past; it's almost impossible that anyone could get past the barriers. There were times when I wanted to scold her, wring her neck, shake my finger at her, comfort her, and just be the friend she didn't want. Her character is written with depth and extreme emotion. When Braden Carmichael enters her life she is not looking for a man, or a relationship with one beyond the most superficial friendship. It's very interesting how Braden manages to worm his way into her life; as if he'd taken the time to study her and figure out how to 'crack the nut' that fences her emotions. Braden is a wonderful character and I'd imagine the writer had a blast writing for him. Very slowly; Braden 'gets' to Jocelyn (Joss). It seems to this reader that there were times when he'd advance a step only to be put back two steps. Jocelyn is very emotionally bottled-up but the help of Braden and his family; she begins to unfurl.

    It's not an easy romance. Most of it seems to be Jocelyn working through her demons. When the romance comes it's HOT and sweet. Very angsty as well. This is a book that we readers will keep and reread. It sparks our thoughts, dreams, hopes, introspections, and worry that maybe Jocelyn won't make it through the darkness that she finally has to face.

    Samantha Young definitely knows how to write a story that will keep her readers captured. I appreciated the depth of emotion and intense detail she put into this story. It has a very good amount of sex that is written not so much erotically, but emotionally. It's graphic, but not over the top or objectionable.

    I would recommend this story without reservation but only to those discerning readers who want to really FEEL the story and characters and is willing to follow some fairly tortured paths to happiness. The epilogue: what a nice reward for us readers! Loved it all.

    Added note: It was so refreshing to read a book that is ONE BOOK and not a drawn-out serial. Don't get me wrong...I read those as well BUT I get frustrated that the reader has to wait so long for the next book to come out. I've come to the conclusion that it's better to wait until the final book is out in a series and then read the whole thing in order. Having said this.....I hope I can make myself do it. This doesn't include series books that are about a different set of H/h in each book. It's when the book series is one set of H/h. This would never include the books by Marie Force who does the FATAL series. I don't mind reading that series which is about one couple (with LOTS of recurring characters). That series is perfect.

    Paula Costello was wonderful with the delivery of the story

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 01-22-14
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 01-22-14

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "I Couldn't Stop listening 2 this FABULICIOUS Story"
    Any additional comments?

    On Dublin Street is not about BDSM, or a dominance and submissive relationship. True, the lead male in the story is very alpha and is used to getting what he wants, but this book is more about how two scarred people yet to fully heal, end up helping each other. This is all about compromise and giving the other person your trust that they will not hurt you. The fact that On Dublin Street is a smart, funny, sexy and tear jerkingly brilliant read, is a major bonus.

    Jocelyn Butler, the heroine of the story, had moved from the United States of America to Edinburgh after a series of tragedies befell her. She has learned to build a shield around herself in order to keep others at a distance. Jocelyn is forced to find new accommodation when her friends and former flat mates move down to London. Thus, she ends up moving in with Ellie and the carefully constructed walls begin to crumble as she lets both Ellie and her charismatic brother, Braden, in.

    Braden, having met Jocelyn in an unorthodox way, feels an almost instant attraction with the carefully guarded American. He knows how reluctant she is about relationships, he comes up with a novel arrangement. For a month, Jocelyn and Braden will have a relationship where they are friends, with benefits. It seems like the perfect solution to both parties, but as with many things, it all becomes a bit complicated.

    This is one of those books that just sucks you into the story, and before you know it you are 150 pages in, it’s half past one in the morning and you are due to get up in a few hours. I became invested in what happened, not only to Jocelyn and Braden, but also with many of the supporting characters. This is a very rare talent, as some authors I have read concentrate on the main players, while making the other characters stereotypical, hovering in the background. You can tell each person has their own story to tell and thankfully there is a novella and a second book, giving us some of the other characters’ own tales...... Paula Costello was the perfect Narrator for this totally addictive story !! :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cassie 08-20-14
    Cassie 08-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome"
    Would you consider the audio edition of On Dublin Street to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version as I prefer audio


    What other book might you compare On Dublin Street to and why?

    50 shades a little less graphic a little less intense


    What about Paula Costello’s performance did you like?

    Ok


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Not sure


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jo Fergus Napier, New Zealand 01-31-14
    Jo Fergus Napier, New Zealand 01-31-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Sexy Scotsman :)"
    If you could sum up On Dublin Street in three words, what would they be?

    This is a hot sexy read, with a gorgeous love story between Joss & Braden all set in Scotland.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Braden, because he is so dominant and sexy


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me laugh, cry and feel :)


    Any additional comments?

    This author is fantastic I really recommend all her other books :)

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Unexpectedly brilliant"

    First time I have ever given a five star review. This book just seemed to touch all the right notes for me. The narration was excellent with distinct voices for each character that were both masculine and feminine. Both the hero and heroine were likable and yet not too perfect. And there were some seriously funny moments - in particular their first couple of meetings. Neither lead characters were perfect but I found I loved them both and their romance was absorbing. I found the issues with the heroine were realistic and made her a truly damaged soul, but her acknowledgement of this and her efforts to seek help made her all the more real. Her panic attacks and moments of madness were both real and understandable. Even when I did not like what she was doing, I could still understand and emphathise with her - all credit to the author on this! I thought the ending was perfect and tied up all the loose ends in a completely satisfying way. I actually am looking forward to listening to this book again - something that I rarely do.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pudmeister
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    "So lovley"

    Gentle lovely tender story. Well written, with characters who are rounded and seem real and somehow tangible.
    Really enjoyed this one

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    "Got hooked into the series"
    What did you like most about On Dublin Street?

    After listening to this book, my appetite grew and I have decided to know more. Two weeks later I have listened to all three books and read all three follow ups. Samantha Young delivers on every single occasion.

    Paula Costello-jewel! Great job on narration. Your accents are fab!


    Which character – as performed by Paula Costello – was your favourite?

    Braden the best but really liked all.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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