On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young is a great love story. It’s entertainment and steam with a bit of crying and heartache in between. In other words, the perfect pastime.
The heroine of the story is Jocelyn, Joss to her friends. An American living in Edinburgh since a few years back, a recent University graduate, and aspiring fiction novelist. Joss answers an ad and ends up sharing an apartment with sweet and bubbly Ellie. And Ellie just so happens to be the sister of Braden Carmichael, sexy as sin real estate mogul with a confidence to match.
When Joss and Braden meet, the attraction is instant. But Braden has a girlfriend, and Joss has sworn to herself never to have a relationship with anybody.
Haunted by her past, Joss refuses to entertain the idea of anything but casual sex. So, when Braden breaks up with his girlfriend and offers Joss a friends-with-benefits-deal, Joss relents.
But it’s not so easy to keep her feelings out of the equation, especially since Braden tries his damndest to make their arrangement way more real than Joss ever bargained for.
This story is a really easy read and really easy to like. The characters are interesting and complex enough for you to forget the slightly clichéd ”filthy-rich, sexy and cocky guy meets young and beautiful woman who doesn’t want to be caught but falls in the end”-trope.
It’s hot and romantic. It’s the perfect read when you’re looking to be entertained.
I really enjoy stories with strong female characters. There’s nothing that gets me irritated as fast as wimpy, meek or overly undescisive women. Joss is strong and confident. She doesn’t make excuses and she takes what she wants, including some fuck-buddy nooky. She’s basically awesome.
But. Something that lowered the overall impression of the story, was the large number of spelling errors and typos. Proof-reading is a thing and should really be applied, you know. English isn’t even my first language, so when I reflect on the numerous typing errors, it’s bad.
But in conclusion, this is a great book if you’re not looking for anything too heavy. You’ll get love and sexy-times interspersed with some drama. It’s the perfect mix. Just don’t expect to remember the plot after a few months, it’s quite forgettable.