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On Dublin Street | [Samantha Young]

On Dublin Street

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Jordy 07-13-13
    Jordy 07-13-13 Member Since 2015

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "Finished in one day!"

    All I can say is...I finished this book in one day! Sexy, Emotional, Steamy, Heart breaking, Tragic, Hot, Possessive....rollercoaster ride that you must BUY!!!

    26 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Tweetyct2 Phoenixville, PA, United States 02-20-13
    Tweetyct2 Phoenixville, PA, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Some time love found you when you were not looking"
    Would you listen to On Dublin Street again? Why?

    Yes, I enjoyed Paulo Costello reading this book. I love the Scottish accent she did while reading this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how romantic Braden is. I love how he found for Jocelyn.


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

    I think this is her 1st reading b/c I did not find any other books she had read.


    Any additional comments?

    Wow, I listened to this book. I love the reader voice with the Scottish accent. I read this book through e-book awhile ago and enjoyed it a lot. However while I listened to it, I found that Jocelyn can me such a coward at times and it drove me crazy.

    My favorites quotes: I love Braden.
    He jerked his eyes back to mine. "You look beautiful, Jocelyn." ... "But you need to put your hair up."... "Because," his voice was low, a deep purr he reserved for the bedroom, hence why I felt all the way down into my panties, "I like being the only man who knows how beautiful your hair is. How gorgeous you look with it down.:

    "I spent last night going over and over the last six months in my head and I know that you're lying to my. I know you love me, Jocelyn, because there's no f**king way I can be this much in love with you, and not have you feel the same ways. It's not possible."

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 02-11-13
    Katheryne MD, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2015

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Hot for a Scot"

    I really enjoyed this one. I'm not a huge fan of Highland Romance novels and was a little nervous about this book being set in Scotland. Thankfully it was nothing like I expected and I now understand the allure of the Scottish hero. I really fell for Braden. This book is definitely smexy! Well worth a credit and then some.

    4.5 stars

    21 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 05-29-13
    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 05-29-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Fantastic Surprise"

    This is the first novel that I have read/listened to by this author and I am now a fan. It had humor, romance, sex and an alpha male. The narration was fantastic. I have not listen to many books with characters that have accents. Paula Costello did an amazing job of bring the characters to life. My husband came into the room and wanted to know what I was grinning at. The book had me doing this all the way through. I laughed out loud through many parts. Jocelyn has a weird, neurotic personality but still does not come across as weak and useless. There was some good steamy sex scenes but not overkill. If you like books like Sylvia Day's "Bared To You", then you will like this one. I could have listened to it in one sitting but alas work got in the way. I love books where there is sarcastic dialogue and funny characters. I will definitely check out her next book to see how that one plays out. I will also look up other narrations by Paula.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    L.W. 05-25-13
    L.W. 05-25-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "It had all the elements..."

    This is my first book of SYoung. I think I will be listening to her more. This book was interesting, enjoyable and sexy. I really appreciated the manner this writer keeps you in the book because you have to find the answers. Well done. I love everything about this book.
    Narration: I'm giving you a 10 Paula Costello because I normally cannot listen to a Scottish accent without getting a headache. For me you were awesome, all the "voices" were so good you could identify them and they "fit" the character. LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 04-06-13
    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 04-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "HOLY COW!!!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    LOVED this book. Oh Braden, Braden, Braden. I was hooked from beginning to end. There was a good balance of angst, emotions, laughter, love. Good story with a perfect ending and no cliffhangers. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, HOT ACCENT!!!!! WHEW (fanning myself) ;-) the narrator did a good job.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 12-05-13
    Ashley SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 12-05-13 Member Since 2013

    I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

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    "Guess I'm not sold..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Unfortunately I cannot. I just did not find this book as interesting as I thought it would be. I kept expecting to get drawn in but it just never happened.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I don't know. I think I needed more information about the characters. Maybe more drama. Maybe more flaws. I think it may have been a little unrealistic.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Well I think she did a good job. She was not bad at all, but I was thrown off in the sense that she sounded like a teenager. She sounded very young like her voice wasn't appropriate for the adult activities.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. I can't say that I would.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has some good reviews but it doesn't click for me. I have heard many romances and this one just lacked that chemistry. I honestly would not recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin 05-07-13
    Kristin 05-07-13
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    "Left my knickers in a twist!!"

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
    It's a romance story that has all the good stuff. Couldn't put it down.

    Aside from it just being a great listen this book is so refreshing in that Joss reflects on her issues realistically and she recognizes why she is the way she is. She evolves throughout the story. (Kind of nice to not hear a character keep reiterating their fears over and over again without a clue.). Also, it was great to hear Braden call Joss on her issues when necessary but still patient. However, there is so much more to the story that you don't feel beat down by "issues".

    As for the narration--INCREDIBLE!!!
    I don't know why it took me so long to download this book. As soon as I finished it I started it all over again. I'm counting down the hours to "Down London Road".
    I hate when I can't put a book down because I'm bummed when its over.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tacoma, WA, United States 04-23-13
    Linda Tacoma, WA, United States 04-23-13 Member Since 2009

    Curled up with a good book in my corner of the world on Sweet Grass Farm, it doesn't get any better than that!

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    "Intensely passionate and compeling love story"

    This is not an easy love story. It's at times uncomfortable, thought provoking, and frustrating. I loved the story all the more for those very reasons. There are intensely passionate moments and very sweet "breakthrough" moments.

    The narrator does an excellent performance with the different characters, male and female vocals and Scots accent.

    The dialogue is believable and very humorous at times, at others just heartbreaking. Stay with it to the end. It's a very satisfying listen. Well worth the credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 01-27-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 01-27-13 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Sooo Good!!! Great Story!!!"

    Wow... what a great love story. I loved this. I have just become a Samantha Young Fan!!!

    I was not expecting this to be as good as this was. Jos has so many issues b/c of her childhood and she moves to Scotland and meets Brendon and his sister and boy do they help her. Well Brendon sure does. The way the story is written you can just listen without stopping. It was an easy listen from beginning to end. I never felt like skipping chapters because the story got boring or started to lack seriousness or intensity. It was great! I loved the bar fight scene with hot smex in the office. AWESOME!!!! Great Job!

    A buy or credit. I would buy and save my credit for something else I am not to sure about. This is a sure thing for romantic novel lovers like myself...

    Narration was really good. I never listen to Costello before, and she was just wonderful. I loved her Scottish accent. Simply Perfect. One of my fave stories now.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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