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 loved the 1st book in this series. The second book puts two characters together that I never would have imagined. And to see the love she had for her brother, to learn what she had gone through and the reasons why she has acted the way she has. And then her friends learning about her pay and her father showing up. Finally she has found someone whom she can love, learn to accept help from her friends, and find a way to forgive her mother after she finds out why she is the way she is. Really enjoyed the narrator. Love the advent. Makes you feel like your in London.
Yes. I actually already went back and listened to the last two hours for a second time. Unlike some romances, this one is something that could and probably does happen. It was nice to read about real people with real struggles working to make this work.
It would be a spoiler, so I don't want to write it; however, it is in the prologue.
I liked Elle's narration so much that I added her other Audible book to my wish list. The book gets good reviews, so it is probably a win-win.
Love in the face of life.
While I enjoyed the first book in this series, I liked this one better. Both are worth the listen, but Jo had far less angst than Joss which was a nice change.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. From the very beginning. Each character was pertinent to the story and very realistic. There were enough surprises and drama that the story wasn't annoying. The narrator did a fantastic job as well. This is one of those story I will read again.
I listened to this book then immediately bought the other two of the series for my kindle. good read
I love this author. This is a great story. I was not originally sold on the choice of character for the next book because I did not really like her in the first book but it was great surprise. I enjoy these stories because she always has a little spin on the usual love story. She has lots of steamy scenes, funny parts and a few sad parts. It just makes for an all around great listen. I could have listened to it all in one sitting but alas my kids wanted to be fed:( Samantha Young is now on my favorite list and I hope to see more from her in the future. It is so worth the credit or the cash for this book.
S. A. Williams
I had read On Dublin Street years ago and this was a series I had always wanted to get back to. The audiobook was offered at a great price so I had to jump on it. Elle Newlands is a suburb narrator, I loved the accents!
This story snuck up on me and I was surprised how much I got into it. Jo was such a complex character, who was shaped of years of abuse and neglect into a woman with very little self-worth. She only thought she was good for being a pretty face and a good girlfriend. And she was resigned to that as long as she was able to care for her brother. It was heartbreaking, because you knew and felt that she could be so much more if only she believed in herself. Then comes Cameron. To be honest I didn’t like him at first, you weren’t meant to, he was horrible to Jo and you honestly want to reach into the book and nut punch him. Yet their attraction and sexual tension grows and grows. It was a tangible thing.
Jo and Cameron’s story was raw and full of feeling and one that will stick with me for a time. The one thing that I loved was that Cameron helped Jo discover he self-worth and to realize she is more than just a girlfriend. That is what a true partner does, the lift you up and make you better. That is what Cameron did for Jo and it was bloody brilliant.....Sara
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 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.
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