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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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  • Rebecca
  • Sylvan Lake, AB, Canada
  • 06-21-13

Steamy Entertainment

What did you love best about Down London Road?

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.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hands down, Johanna. Definitely a honey badger.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Cameron gave Johanna a paint brush.

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Love...love...loved it!!!

Where does Down London Road rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's ranks in my top ten...maybe in my top five!

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

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!

Which scene was your favorite?

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!!!

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

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!

Any additional comments?

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!!!

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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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Steamy

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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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

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

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! ;)<br/><br/>NOTE: Strong language and sexual content-not for the faint of heart.

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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

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

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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