Posts tagged Samantha Young
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.
This is the second installment from On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young. On Dublin Street, Joss and Braden hot, can’t keep their hands off each other, couple left me breathless and Down London Road was no exception. Thumbs up for some of the hottest and steamiest scenes in the book.
The beginning of the book was portraying Jo as gold-digging bitch but the way Jo’s inner thought wrote out contradicted that image. The initial tension between Jo and Cam were intriguing and the more Jo revealed herself, the more it changed Cam’s point of view of Jo. As I was reading the book, I was waiting for the other shoe to drop to cause a rip in the relationship between Jo and Cam but nothing major. Sure, the ex-girlfriend showed up, still hung up on Cam but that misunderstanding was smoothed out pretty quickly.
The low insecurities in Jo was driving me crazy. The repeating self deprecating was annoying almost made me want to give up on the book. The teenagers, Hanna and Cole, were interesting add-ons and Joss and Braden glued the falling parts peices. I have to keep pushing myself to keep on reading and finishing up the book. That’s the only reason I gave this book a lower rating. Overall, the story moved too slow with too little bumps for me.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
I bought Tale of Lunarmorte but it looked like a long series and I just couldn’t get into the story after reading the first chapter. I wanted to read something from Samantha Young and saw Drip Drip Teardrop in Kindle store. I thought I gave it a try and it was surprisingly not bad. It did show potential but since Ms Young intended this to be a novella, I read it on its face value. I rated this novella 3-star.
Drip Drip Teardrop was about a girl who fought Angel of Death and won, however, lost both of her parents in the same accident in London. Avery felt guilty for coercing her parents for the London trip and eventually involved in the accident, she was making up the guiltiness by being a responsible girl for her aunt who was diagnosed with cancer. Avery spiked Brennus’s interest when she was able to escape her fate. According to the legend if Brennus was able to fall in love with a mortal and loved by a mortal, he will be set free of his curse. It was pretty spark-less interactions between Brennus and Avery. I just don’t see how both of them could be head over heels in that short amount of time.
I am getting comfortable with Ms. Young’s writing and decided to start on Tale of Lunarmorte.