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.
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I loved this second book in the Dublin Street series. I was worried before I started that I wouldn't like Jo's character, as I didn't care for her much in the first book, but I fell in love with her almost immediately. It was a rocky start to the romance between her and Cam...he was certainly a jerk at times...but I thought that made the story more real. Relationship don't always start out perfect, and I grew to love Cam as the story progressed. I think the only thing that could have made the story better is a dual point of view. I would have loved knowing what was going through Cam's head many times. This book had the perfect mix of love, angst, intrigue, and super hot sex! I also enjoyed how the author intertwined characters from the first book, and introduced some new ones (that I can't wait to hear more about). Elle Newlands did a great job with the narration. I only have good things to say about this one. Well done Samantha Young!
I wasn't sure at first whether or not I liked Johanna, but as the book went on, I grew to really like the character. She and Cam are a great couple and Elle Newlands does a wonderful Scottish accent.
I loved the story. The narrator did a great job.
Story flowed well & is in line with on Dublin Road. Can't wait to start Jamaica Lane!
I was glad when Jo finally came out of her broken shell & became the woman I knew she was. Cam was HOT & of course had to open his mouth & say some crappy things in the beginning. I think he made up for it in the end for sure.
I travel a lot so I listen to many books.
I already heard "On Dublin Road" why would I want to hear the same story again from the other perspective. I was hoping this was a continuation of the story not a regurgitation of the same thing.
I am a librarian working as a state worker by day and a FB stalker at night. I like thrillers, YA and, and just about anything in between.
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend because I love the series, it is realistic and relatable. I care about the characters, and feel genuine feelings for them. I also really enjoyed the narrator and thought her American accent was excellent.
I would recommend Down London Road for the reasons I just stated, but I will say them again. I love this series, it is realistic and relatable. I care about the characters, and feel genuine feelings for them. The only problem I had with the book was all the back and forth. It was like a daisy, He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me. He loves me not. I wanted to say, grow up a little. I mean, she is grown before her time due to her family situation, but in the love department, she was really immature.
I have not listened to one of Elle Newland's performances before, but I really enjoyed this one.
This was a book that I could have listened to in one sitting, and I practically did by listening to the gym, at the gym, to work, during lunch, on the way home, repeat.
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
I'm going through the Dublin series so quickly because they are that good. I didn't like this performance as much as the first book, the male characters were performed breathy and like a whisper & the American accent was odd but you can beat the Scottish accent.
This story had the romance, the angst and the emotion were all 10/10... I loved every second.
Awesome story line and strong characters. I am so loving this series. I am definitely getting the next book. I really liked that the characters from the first book continued into this book. Samantha Young ties in their story line perfectly. The reader gets to see more interactions with them and the Carmichael Family. Hated to stop listening or step away from the story. So far, these books are really worth the credits or a purchase. You can't go wrong with this series.
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Very good narrator. Story keeps you interested and deals with some tough issues like parental alcoholism and domestic violence. Steamy and romantic story of triumph. Loved it.
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