Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wake-up call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she's sworn off men - especially those of the bad-boy variety.
Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid - gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man who's ready to find "the one". He's determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude to win her heart.
As Shannon opens up in the face of Cole's steady devotion, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when Shannon's past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them - and tear them apart for good.…
©2014 Samantha Young (P)2014 Penguin Audio
Oh, Cole. Why can't you be mine?
Samantha Young, you have done it again. I keep falling in love with these characters you write and Cole is no exception. He might even been my favorite - although, don't tell Braden or Nate that!
Writing a series like On Dublin Street can be difficult. Often the quality of a series dwindles. But not with this one. Both Shannon's and Cole's characters gripped my heart from the beginning. I empathized and understood both of their histories and backgrounds and loved reading the attraction that fizzed between them. The story kept me glued and wanting to know where the next turn was going to take these two. This novel includes courage, resilience, love, and pure attraction intertwined between family feuds and cruel pasts.
"You're worth every bad thing that's ever happened to me, because going through them led me to you."
Just so yummy!
ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance
Though I'm much older than the target audience for the Dublin Street series, I've really enjoyed the plot/story arc and narration on all of the novels I've heard...(with the exception of the "India Way" book, which really dragged for me snd which got sent right back due to the sorry narration).
Samamtha Young writes a great love story with super love scenes, in this book based in a Glasgow Tattoo Parlor.
Elle Newlands is the best narrator the series could have..fortunately her accent isn't 'Glaswegian'..which is totally impossible for the American ear to translate. Additionally she puts emotion into her reading of the book. Unlike Clohe Lynn who reads the India Way story, Newlands is a great narrator.
Start with the first book and if you enjoy it, suck it up and buy enough credits to get the rest of the series..well worth the credits for any woman from 20s to 80s.
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
The On Dublin Street series is basically on auto buy for me. This installment was exceptionally good. If you're new to the series then I highly recommend you read it in order. Not that it's esencial but it does follow an order and this book specifically gives you an update on most of the prior couples. Oh it was so good!! I specially liked this book because it was different in the fact that the damaged one and the one that messed up was the heroine (most books it's always the man). In this book Shannon was the one that messed up and had to grovel in order to get Cole back. And let me tell you that groveling made me cry it was so sweet and perfect. Cole has been one of the most deliciously perfect heroes I've ever read on a book. I loved Cole. I LOVED this book.
Swoon-worthy, Hotness-squared and Star-fated.
Easy by Tammara Webber - Charming HOT tattooed, gorgeous BAD BOY on the outside but SWEET GENTLEMAN CREAMINESS on the inside.
Pick one - Several of the family gatherings where very unforgettable. This tribes family gatherings are always so perfect. You get a perfect Hers and then His moment.
When Shannon went Big, Stuck to her guns and proved she trusted in their relationship.
I am a novice at reviewing so I doubt this review will do this book justice. But for me this just hit the spot so perfectly for what I was in the mood for. Cole has clearly been raised by a great group of women and how could he not be a perfect man when the women of this "family" guided him and the men were great role models.
I'm a Navy vet, swim teacher, wife, and I love books!
I liked that this story didn't completely follow what I'd come to expect from this series. Still good, still full of passion, less of the angst in the middle. This is a story of growth and second chances. Love the series!
I love all of the Dublin Street series, and this one is no exception. The characters are so beautifully developed that you can't help but love them. And I love that Samantha Young weaves the past characters in to each story. Although wonderfully written, the story fell a bit short for me. It didn't seem to have as much depth as the other stories in the series, but it is still a great listen. I loved Cole Walker's character, and it is refreshing to have such a good man as the hero. Shannon's character frustrated me at times...being quick to judge and so untrusting. But she grew on me over the course of the story, and I was routing for her before long. As for the narration, Elle Newlands did a great job with this story as well. A credit well spent!
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