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
The voice of the narrator was amazing. Her American accent was great.
Ok story. A couple of the issues could be hot spots for some readers.
Her speed of speech, intonation, various accents....I could go on. She really made the story that much better.
Yes! I've been an audible listener for a few years now and have never written a reveiw before now. Don't get me wrong, I've listen to great books from all different genres by fantastic authors (Ken Follet and Karen Marie Moning are amoung my top favorites) and have even revisted the classics, but this book has it all! Set in the historically beautiful and vibrant Scotland, we get front row seats to watch a great romance unfold between two well-developed characters in the most unconventional way that's definetly not your typical cookie cutter romance novel format. There is a has a true depth and a realness that doesnt always lend itself to romance novels. The backstory for Jo is gut wrentchingly honest and I love how the author didn't try to soften up the real world of domestic violence and alcohol abuse. I've never cried so much during a book in my life. Some were tears of pity, but most were tears of pride as I listened to Jo overcome the hand she was delt and how determine she was to not have her little brother go through the same awful upbringing that she herself had to endure.
Oh there are so many, but the one that stands out was the scene in the hallway when Cam first confronts Jo for leaving Cole with her drunk mother overnight and he grabs her arm triggering her first flash back and subsequent reaction to her hungover mother in their kitchen. Oh man....the raw emotion in the reader's voice absolutley tore my heart out. It was well read and not over done in any way!
Again, so many were my favorite. The scene at the end when Jo runs to Cam in what has to be the most vulnerable moment in her life only to find another woman is already in his flat. It just tied the story in for me and made it real becasue so much of life is one big mis-understanding and that scene definetly was!
The only thing about the reading that i didn't like was the way the reader did Cam's voice. I hated the breathy winded tone she took and wished she made him more masculine sounding, like Braden in On Dublin Road. Other than that she did AWESOME and I'm already on the look out for other books she's read! Next on my list- "Letters From Skye" :)
the narrator did a great job with the narration as well. I can't wait for the next one to come out. I also want to say that the characters in this book are portrayed really well. None of them appear too weak, too strong, or too perfect. The narrator does a good job slipping between American an Scottish accents as well.
Yes, and I already have because it is a good romance book that I believe falls on the list of books you definitely should read.
Cam was my favorite character. He is such a jerk to begin with but you can tell there is a reason behind it. He's tattoed and hot and we eventually learn he's a huge romantic that refuss to take any of Jo's self-deprecating crap.
No I have not. But I really, really enjoyed her performance and would definitely love to hear her narrating again.
The bathroom scene between Cam and Jo. You could just feel the sexual frustration and longing leaping at you.
A continuation of the story of the lives of people we met in "On Dublin Street" this book stands omits own feet enough that it's not an absolute necessity to read "On Dublin Street" before this one, but I would still recommend it as that was a great book too.
Yes, loved it!!!
The story line, and sequel to On Dublin Street
Jo and Cam
Great story line...
Love this work and the "sister" novel, "On Dublin Street." This book takes a bit too long for my tastes to get Jo and Cam together, as well as to get some of the misunderstandings out of the way. *****SPOILER ALERT: If Cam were my man and had done all of the things he did (or didn't do) with his ex in the novel, he'd have been left in the dust. That part kind of irritated me.*****
The narrator is perfection! I love this series and look forward to the other books in store!
Samantha Young became my favorite listen
she knows how to build the characters to make you love them
she know how to write sex scene, and she knows how to finish a book and not dragging it endlessly
I could definitely relate to Johanna in this novel. Although there were a few far fetched scenes for the most part it was very heartfelt and genuine. The chemistry between Johanna and Cameron is impressive. Samantha Young's sense of humour is right up my alley.
Hands down, Johanna. Definitely a honey badger.
When Cameron gave Johanna a paint brush.
It's ranks in my top ten...maybe in my top five!
It's the second in the series that started with On Dublin Street. It is similar in style and yet very different in content from that book!
My favorite scene was the night she broke up with Malcolm and then went to Cameron's apartment. They were sizzling hot together and I loved it when she said "I broke up with Malcolm" and he said "I know, you wouldn't be here otherwise". I loved the chemistry between these two!!!
When Jo told the cab driver "my people are on Dublin street". She finally realized that she had friends in her life who loved her and would do anything to help her!
I hope there are more books in this series. I love the narrator - Elle Newlands - she drew me in and made the characters come alive for me. I have read some reviews where her accent has been dissected and found wanting...I have never been to Scotland and so I don't know what the accent should sound like...but it sure works for me the way she delivers it!!!
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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