Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control....
It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may - or may not - fly.
But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.
Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo’s secrets...even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece.
©2013 Samantha Young (P)2013 Penguin Audio
I would most certainly listen to this book again. The narrator was awesome but the story line was also very believable and realistic.
My favorite character was Braden. I love the alpha male. He is strong and sexy but very sensitive too. His words sent chills up my spine.
She was absolutely fantastic. The Scottish accent is hard to maintain when switching back and forth to an American accent. She did a great job because the transition was flawless which made following the conversation easier to do.
It made me laugh out loud a few times and also tear up. It was a feel good all of the time book but touched on true matters of the heart. I literally laughed out loud when Braden was tickling Joss' foot and she farted. No one ever talks about things like that in a "romance" novel. But in real life those things happen often.
I highly recommend this book to someone searching for a feel good love story. It was also a quick read/listen.
I think the character development and the continued interesting sub-stories kept me enthralled and engaged the entire way through. I just couldn't stop listening!
The narrator did a great job but the authentic Scottish accent made it difficult at times to understand because there wasn't enough undulation. It seemed as though one word blended into another. Once I got used to it, I had no problem listening to the book.
it should sound more realistic...
probably... most likely there will be the same beautiful people (i mean absolutely all of them are gorgeous and beautiful) and very predictable story.
Men’s voices sounded very awful. it is very hard to imagine a beautiful looking guy with this very strange voice.
Samantha Young is becoming a fave of mine. I have loved all her books. When I finished On Dublin Street I didn't move onto this one right away because I didn't think I cared enough about Joss and Brayden's supporting cast to keep listening, but I'm glad I came back and finished the series. Jo and Cam I think are my favorite in the series...I loved how they got a rough start and were friends before it went further. I loved how honest Cam was from the start and wasn't afraid to tell Jo how he cared for her. Their chemistry and sexual tension is so good! I quickly became engrossed with this series and I love all of the characters and getting updates on Joss and Brayden and Ellie and Adam is a plus too.
I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
I enjoyed the first book in this series, On Dublin Street, a great deal. I was impressed with the depth of the characters, the layers of problems that made the main character a complex, difficult yet compelling, woman to love. I bought Down London Road as soon as it came out, but for some reason I put off reading it. I think I put it off because the main character in Down London Road was a secondary character in On Dublin Street, and not a particularly interesting or sympathetic character at that.
When I finally did read this book, I was very glad I did. Like On Dublin Street, it is at its core a contemporary romance. But again the depth of the character makes it much more than that. The aspects of Jo I found unsympathetic and uninteresting in On Dublin Street were explained and she suddenly became a very strong, brave and sympathetic person. I think the open animosity against her expressed by her eventual love interest made the reader defensive and protective of Jo and suddenly she was a character worth knowing. The character of her younger brother matured throughout the book and the closeness between the two main characters was portrayed realistically but felt very genuine.
I thought the narrator did a very good job with the book.
I highly recommend this.
I am a busy sports mom listening to romance only. If the narrator is good and it has a decent plot, I will find it enjoyable.
I would rank this in my top 5. Jo has a such a good heart.
I laughed and cried. I wanted to kill Cam because he was so blind to Jo's feelings about Blair.
I loved On Dublin Street, but something about this book left me with a bad taste in my mouth. When thinking back on the entire book I realized up until the ending there was no real plot line. Other than the characters falling in love & their own insecurities (Joanna mainly).
LIKED: When we got to see Jos & Braden again & with the interactions to the other characters in this story. (So Funny)
DISLIKED: The main characters in this book. Most of the time I wanted it hit Cam for his prejudging attitude & Jo for questioning her actions & all her insecruities (which we all have but not to this extent).
I love audiobook because the narrator helps bring the character's to life & with this book it was the only thing that made it enjoyable. If I had to sit & read this book I would have been bored after the first couple of chapters.
No probably not. Now the 1st book Absolutely!!
This was an enjoyable story, but be prepared not a lot of action until the very end. Plus, I found myself not liking both main characters (which I usually like at least one). I really would give it 2.5 Stars if not for the interaction of the other characters who really made this story.
All business but contemporary fun!
Absolutely. The characters were positioned perfectly against each other, Joe's story was unfolded in such a beautiful manner, that her attraction to Cameron made so much sense. The book successfully showcased the effects of the character's history in their behaviors and reactions to the development of their romance.
I thought the author could never top the amazing "Dublin Street" but apparently she could! This has become my favorite of all her books.
Beautiful narration, great job conveying all the emotions without making them cheesy! Keep it up!
I was very thankful to Loupe from Hot Listens to have recommended and gifted me the audio copy of On Dublin Street. I loved it so much that when I didn’t know what to listen to I knew I should start the 2nd book in this series.
Down London Road focuses on Johanna aka Jo (Joss’ co-worker from the bar). I wasn’t looking forward to this book too much since Jo was portrayed as a gold digging woman in On Dublin Street and I just wasn’t eager to hear her story. Honestly, I didn’t think she’d have a good story. Boy was I wrong.
Jo was/is a much better person than she was portrayed as in On Dublin Street. Jo works two jobs to support her family, her family that consists of her drunk alcoholic mother and her younger brother. She has basically raised her little brother and though she is a big sister, she very much acts like a mother. Although Jo handles it all in good stride, she can’t shake the insecurities of one day it all crashing down on top of her.
The wealthy men that Jo dates is because they can easily provide that security that she so needs. They buy her nice things but she NEVER asked for anything. When the relationship or love affair is over, people would be surprised to know, that she auctions everything off on eBay. Not your typical gold digger, huh?
Jo meets Cameron aka Cam, he is her current beau’s ex girlfriend. Cam things the same that everyone things of Jo, that’s she a gold digger. Cam treats Jo terribly since he doesn’t think much of her. Slowly after being around her so much Cam starts to notice that he’s DEAD WRONG about Jo. The chemistry in Jo and Cam is there from the start and is present in every one of their encounters. Jo and Cam were perfect for each other. Through their ups and downs Cam was always there for her.
Narration Note: Elle Newlands, I thought did a great job! All of her voices were very distinct and I LOVED her Scottish accent. Her accent sounded spot on. :-) There were parts in the book where Jo (main character) was choked up, upset and in tears….Elle played this to PERFECTION. This book and her narration had ME choked up and in tears because she sounded so REAL. I can’t wait to hear more from Elle Newlands.
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