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Down London Road | [Samantha Young]

Down London Road

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....

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Sabrina Smith 06-10-13
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    "Great Modern Love Story..."

    This is a continuation of "On Dublin Street" by Samantha Young. This steamy love story takes place between Johanna and Cameron. The odds are against them at first as they come off on the wrong foot by insulting each other because of their assumed bad reputations and personalities. I couldn't wait for the tension to be cut between the 2 and when it finally does, it gets dreamy and steamy. Good love modern love story with tons of drama thrown in. It was not as good as "On Dublin Street" but it was worth the credit.

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    Joy 06-10-13
    Joy 06-10-13 Member Since 2009
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    Which character – as performed by Elle Newlands – was your favorite?

    I thought that she did a fantastic job on all the characters. I loved the accent that went with the characters too.


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    Gwendolyn Oklahoma City, OK, United States 05-26-13
    Gwendolyn Oklahoma City, OK, United States 05-26-13 Member Since 2010

    Crazy red head who's head over heels about family, friends and life in general!

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    "Characters you want to be friends with!"

    I truly loved this book and it's predecessor On Dublin Street which I read instead of listening to. The characters in both books are so real and relatable with insecurities, smart mouths and real life situations. I found myself unable to put down either book until finished and then I wanted more. After reading this book you will feel like a family friend and will wish you were on your way to visit! Of course, the sex is hot but the relationships Samantha writes are event hotter. I can't wait to go back and read/listen to some of her other books outside this catagory. She's added on more fan......

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    Jessica Atlanta, GA, United States 05-21-13
    Jessica Atlanta, GA, United States 05-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I'm Down with London Road!"

    Young definitely switched directions with both Johanna and Jocelyn's characters with her follow-up novel. It would good to see more depth in Jo and a lighter, happier version of Joc/Joss. It has everything a solid book should have—dimensional characters, heartache, great sexual tension and scenes, good resolution, etc. If you like On Dublin Street then this is a solid follow-up novel. Worth the credit!

    My ONLY criticism would be that the narrator's breathy version of Cam's voice was a bit much. I don't think it added anything and the preformance would have been solid without it.

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    DK 05-18-13
    DK 05-18-13 Member Since 2013

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review

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    "Fantastic!Samantha Young is My New Favorite Author"
    Where does Down London Road rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is near the top of over 100+ books I've downloaded from Audible. There is a great, realistic storyline with fabulous sexual tension (and scenes) throughout.


    What other book might you compare Down London Road to and why?

    On Dublin Street-it is the beginning book of the series. While each of these can stand alone, it is fun to see friends from Dublin Street show up in this book & vice versa. I cannot wait for the next book!


    What about Elle Newlands’s performance did you like?

    I LOVE the accents! Her portrayal of male characters (especially Cameron MacCabe) is especially noteworthy as I would imagine it would be more of a challenge for a female narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The aftermath of Johanna's meeting with her father. The intensity between ALL of the characters involved had me on edge.


    Any additional comments?

    I assume there will be at least one more book with this cast, hopefully MANY more. Write, Samantha, write! ;)

    NOTE: Strong language and sexual content-not for the faint of heart.

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    Belinda Somewhere, CA 05-18-13
    Belinda Somewhere, CA 05-18-13 Member Since 2015

    Marble Book

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    "Very boring"

    Cannot pass the first 2 hours. The story is too detailed and extremely boring. The reader has heavy accent and annoying monotone. I could never focus on this story for continuous 20 seconds.

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    Judy Evansville, IN, United States 05-15-13
    Judy Evansville, IN, United States 05-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "It was pretty good"

    This book was not as good as "On Dublin Street" for me, but was still a good listen. I like this author and looking forward to her next book.

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    Tracy KENNETT SQUARE, PA, United States 05-11-13
    Tracy KENNETT SQUARE, PA, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2009

    Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.

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    "Be Caledonia!"
    Would you listen to Down London Road again? Why?

    Most Definitely! I truly enjoyed listening to this story. Jo's struggles leading to happiness was touching.


    What other book might you compare Down London Road to and why?

    "On Dublin Street"; although, I enjoyed this storyline so much more. Even though Jo had doubts, she definitely refused to play the Martyr.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Jo and Cam's arguments were good scenes, but really, the whole book was excellent.


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

    "Be Caledonia"


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to listening more of this series.

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    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 05-09-13
    Coooper Wasilla, AK, United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2015
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    "ANOTHER AMAZING SY LISTEN"
    If you could sum up Down London Road in three words, what would they be?

    Anguishing, suspenseful, romantic


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Down London Road?

    So as to not disclose any secrets; Cam's anguish and confession to Jo after Blair's overnight visit and also the ending.


    Have you listened to any of Elle Newlands’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, "On Dublin Street", she is amazing. I love the accents and Cam's voice was sexy and sultry and oh so heart-gripping when anguished.


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

    Not Sure


    Any additional comments?

    This was an amazing listen. I laughed, cried, screamed in my head "No - No", emotions stirred deep within me and I sat on the edge of my seat. There were twists and turns that kept things interesting.

    I hope that Ms. Young continues to grace us with such emotional prose. Also, one can not help but feel bad for Malcolm, hope he is written, happily, into future books.

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    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 01-13-14
    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 01-13-14 Member Since 2014

    I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.

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    "PERFECT IN ALMOST EVERY WAY!"

    This book is about the butterflies you feel in your stomach, about intense body language and how two forces colliding cannot be stopped when love arrives and changes everything. What a fabulous 2nd book of the series!!! With the superb writing of Samantha Young and the wonderful talent of Elle Newlands, this book just blew me away….it's perfect in almost every way!

    This book is told through the POV of Johanna ("Jo") Walker and immediately it becomes such an interesting journey as the reader is navigated through her world as she works so hard to create a good life for her younger brother Cole. Jo shields Cole from the cycle of violence that overshadows from an absent father, and deals with the daily struggles of an alcoholic mother. I can't remember being so susceptible to tears during the scenes between Joe and her brother Cole. What a touching relationship!!!

    Jo is seriously misunderstood. Jo is pegged as a "gold-digger" with her incredible, drop-dead gorgeous looks that she uses to her advantage in forming relationships with rich, older men who provide some financial cushion in her life. Hence, comes in our hero, who was quick to read in to this assumption, but who found that you should never judge a book by it's cover or be too hasty in dismissing someone at first glance. Cameron McCabe is a rather flawed hero, but an effective one nonetheless….he is edgy with the dragon tattoo on his arm. He has a lean, muscular body, and emanates this masculine, sexual energy that Jo finds so alluring.

    When Jo and Cameron first lock gazes…it's like electricity. It was synergetic…like observing two forces collide and understanding it's potency because of the visceral response both Joe and Cameron feel even before speaking with one another.

    Cameron was a complete jerk to Jo at first, but he comes around apologetically when he realizes how wrong he was. Part of his response to her was resentfulness because when Cameron and Jo meet both are in relationships with other people. It's obvious the man wanted her from the beginning.

    The love story between Cameron and Joe starts off rough, but, oh my goodness, when the misunderstandings fizzle away, their relationship is sweet, beautiful and comforting. Of course, the sex is off the charts in this book, but it's more than that. It's about how love can melt insecurities and awaken a deep longing that makes life so vivid and fulfilling. I loved the relationship Cameron fostered with Cole and was such a support to Joe in every way. Both leads grow a lot in this book. At the end of the book their lives have improved substantially.

    This book delivers an emotional journey that is so real and touching! OMG!! Without revealing too much, during the challenging part of Jo & Cameron's relationship I was so hurt for Jo!!! I was angry and I thought I was going to have to chalk Cameron down as a hero who fell from grace & whose likeability was revoked, but wow---I can't believe how incredibly Young sews up the loose ends in this book. I didn't think it could be done, but she did it! I'm so impressed and glad I came across this beautiful, messy series with so many redemptive qualities. I don't think it's possible to listen to this book, just one time…you have to listen over again to relive each moment and understand both characters even better.

    Lastly, it was great to see the involvement of all of the gang--Braden and Joss, Adam & Ellie, her family and new additions (Uncle Mic and Olivia) to this growing & loving group of wonderful people!

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