The follow-up to the runaway best sellers On Dublin Street and Down London Road
Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex - usually, she can't get up the nerve to approach guys she's interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it's time to push past her fears and go after what she wants.
Nate Sawyer is a gorgeous player who never commits, but to his close friends, he's as loyal as they come. So when Olivia turns to him with her relationship woes, he offers to instruct her in the art of flirting and to help her become more sexually confident.
The friendly education in seduction soon grows into an intense and hot romance. But then Nate's past and commitment issues rear their ugly heads, and Olivia is left brokenhearted. When Nate realizes he's made the biggest mistake of his life, he will have to work harder than he ever has before to entice his best friend into falling back in love with him - or he may lose her forever…
©2013 Samantha Young (P)2013 Penguin Audio
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
At times, after the first book or two, a series of books just turns stale. This is not the case for SY's Dublin Street gang. Every book has been very good. In fact this is one of my favorites. It's so HOT and emotional. Yes, it certainly pushed all of my happy buttons!!! Narration is also great. This is the kind of listen I love spending my credits on.
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
I absolutely loved it – 5 stars. Actually, I love love love this whole freaking series. Each book always has fun banter, one HOT couple, and the same terrific group of great friends that capture your heart. Samantha Young had me emotionally invested in both Olivia and Nate. They are, by far my favorite couple in this series. I loved how their relationship developed and the transition between friends to lovers doesn't feel rushed or contrived. Nate and Olivia were downright perfect together and the ride although predictable was nonetheless enjoyable! I thought the whole story was very well executed. The chemistry between them is sizzling right from the very start, and I was just waiting for all of that hotness to explode. And explode it does! It may be for ‘educational purposes’ (pfft), but there is a lot of sexy time in this book, and in true Samantha Young style, it’s absolutely steaming! Wow, these two are hot together, and every time they are together, you can feel the emotion and intimacy between them. The way they are together, and the way they react to each other shows us so much, and I loved every minute of it! If you are looking for sweet turn angst with plenty of sexy time, best friends to lovers type, I would strongly recommend this. The writing in this book was beautiful and the scenes were so well written. I can't even begin to describe how much I loved this book. So many wonderful lines and emotional scenes that tear into your heart. Samantha Young is definitely a winner with this series!
Overall this was a great story and beautiful romance. My primary criticism of the story was that the first several hours were anti-climatic for me. I'd been looking forward to this book because I LOVED book 1 and after Nate and Olivia were introduced in book 2 I knew with certainty that their story would knock my socks off. When I didn't have fireworks and sizzling ears like I was expecting, I was sure my review would be completely negative. Well obviously based on my 5 star rating it really picked up!
The progression of this story was more subtle than the others so it was different for me, I wanted these two to realize they were meant to be--like immediately--and it just wasn't that. Nate wasn't the alpha male I've come to know and love, knocking heads off and blowing a gasket because he saw 'his woman' with someone else, things were far more subtle between these two as things progressed. It was emotionally charged, funny, and totally totally one of the sweetest stories ever. I would immediately buy any books from Samantha Young in the Adult Romance genre, and most especially any additional On Dublin Street stories. I love this series and highly recommend it.
I really like this author. She pens a good story that keeps you engaged. I saw some negative reviews about the narrator. And I have to admit I had some laugh out loud moments at her exaggerated brogue, especially Nate's during some of the more intimate scenes. She just sounded like an obscene phone caller. That said, I didn't think it was awful and I was able to finish it with no problem. She stayed in character which helped. Only I think if I were Olivia I would have burst out laughing at very inappropriate times if my man sounded like that. It was more an accent issue for me then narration. But overall it was a nice, fun read.
I have been listening to several romance books a month over the last several years. This is my favorite romance book yet! It was such a great listening experience -- almost like watching a movie. The narrator was excellent -- really brought out the powerful emotion in the story. Her Scottish accent for the male character was great!
As for the romance itself, it was passionate, emotional, heart-breaking, and ultimately quite satisfying. This is the 3rd book in this fabulous series but definitely the best one so far. It would be better to have read the first 2 but not necessary.
Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.
I absolutely love the series. I honestly can't wait for the next installment. While I liked all the books in the series, this was my favorite. Being friends first and having that friendship turn into a special kind of love was wonderful to listen to. The supporting characters just made the story that more enjoyable. I really recommend this book. You definitely won't be disappointed.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Great book. I really like this series.. the character are so realistic...
I think book 1 is hands down the best of them all. No couple has topped Joss and Braden's story for me, but I have enjoyed every one since...
Well worth credit or sale.
I really like how the narration changes up from book to book! But the narrators same the same in that they all can do that Scottish accent really well. I like it.. Great!
Lover of all books, especially Romance!
WOW, loved the narration which is the perfect icing on this wonderfully written story. This was perfect for me, accent and all. Angst, humor, sensitive with some steamy goodness that all awesome romance books require or they suck in my opinion. I enjoyed everything about this book, narration, writing, wittiness, realness of characters, etc...... LOVED IT!
I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.
I was very much looking forward to Olivia & Nate's story and I was not disappointed. I love love love Brayden & Jos (not so much Jo & Cam) and I wasn't sure where the author would go with Olivia and Nate's story but I totally bought the HEA. I was glad this story didn't directly follow the previous 2 stories with a very dramatic experience to get over but rather how to get past loss. I believed in both of them and although I wanted to smack Olivia towards the end for being so stubborn I still loved their journey. Definitely worth the wait & listen.
It is unique and wonderful when a book makes you feel like you are hearing, seeing and feeling the story, and the entire Dublin series does that for me. I typically do not prefer a "friends to lovers" story line, but it REALLY works in this book and does not seem as contrived as you might expect when reading the book description. I could not stop listening to this book and finished it in a day. I loved the prior Dublin Street books - not sure that I can pick a favorite, but this is tied for first with the others. Great story and character development, as well as fantastic dialogue, particularly in the hot, hot, hot sex scenes.
The narrator does an excellent job - really captures the nuances of each character.
Can't wait for the next installment!
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