Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare....
Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well - until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.
Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he's determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.
But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won't be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her...down to the very soul.
©2012 Samantha Young (P)2013 Penguin Audio
Joss, the main character is an enraging mixture of pain and hardheadedness that makes you want to punch her and give her a hug at the same time. I loved the characters and how Edinburgh is described - almost making you feel like you've settled in cozily. It is a passionate and emotional story which I recommend to anyone who wants a beautiful, solid romance.
Loved it. Loved Paula Costello, too bad it's the only book I can find that she's done. She brought the characters alive for me and I'm listening to it the second time around. Great sex.
No, I wanted to stretch it out so it wouldn't end.
Yes Great Author and the narrator was perfect! Please bring her back for book 3!
I loved how Brayden chased her! It was a breath of fresh air compared to other storieS about desperate single women stalking guys.
It' a toss up between Joss and Brayden
Paula Costello come back!
oh yes...the development of the main characters was very good
Jocelyn losing her family so young.....grief and pain took her to dublin street, Scotland to find love and healing
very good scottish accent
When Braden sister became ill.....it shows when someone get sick it affect everyone...and how important and precious our lives are to the people who loves us
losing the people we love brings grief and pain....we have to continue living .. hope each person get a Braden who is patient and loving to help us see a future....life is very fragile
Without a doubt. I didn't know what to expect from this book but once I started I couldn't stop listening.
It was so refreshing. I felt like I was really listening to something original.
I'd say the scene where a certain someone gets caught streaking through the house, lol.
The book was full of emotion but I didn't have an extreme reaction.
I haven't read the print version but I love hearing accents as they are meant to be spoken, and I think the narrator did an excellent Scottish brogue!
I liked the character buildup.
The protagonist, Joss, was the best, because she was snarky and sassy and vulnerable all in one, but I loved the Scottish crew as well, because she was very good at the accent.
Not really, I love the romance but was frustrated by the main character. I was, however, appreciative that she also recognized her stupidity, which made her a bit more palatable for me.
No spoilers from me! Sexy, romantic stories, thrillers, mystery, relationship stories.. my library is a crazy mix.
Taking a break from my usually sleuth-books, I downloaded this American in Scotland story. The performance from Paula Costello was spectacular, switching in and out of a brogue that was spot on! The story was fairly predictable but spicy enough to keep me curious about the next twist. Entertaining, if not especially complicated.
Some how the depressing toll of this book was NOT conveyed well as I was reading other's opinions! SO let me be clear. This book is about a really screwed up girl who keeps messing up a good relationship with one psycho freak out after another.
I swear, when there was only an hour left of the book we were STILL in her 6th throw of major freak-out catastrophe. I read books to escape from all the horribles of the world. This book, oh its about all of those different awful horribles.
I was even FAST FORWARDING to just get through it- knowing that it had to end well. But p.a.i.n.f.u.l to get through. needless to say, i won't be re-reading this one.
Although, I must say- Good writing, great narration, BUT if psycho girls with too-good-for-life-ever-so-patient-guys is your thing- then have at it. I will be promptly returning to SEP/Lisa Kleypas/KMM right now.
I love the witty banter between Braden and Jocelyn. I enjoyed listening to Jocelyn's story of overcoming her avoidance to establishing relationships. It was told very well, with humor and realism. The narrator added much to the experience of reading the book for me. I like stories told in the first person to make it feel your really listening to Jocelyn's story firsthand.
Hands down the BEST Audiobook and BEST narrator I have heard all year... maybe EVER. I highly recommend this, worth not only a credit, I would have paid full price! Can't wait to hear another by this author.
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