New Adult Monday

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On Dublin Street

Genre: New Adult/Adult, Contemporary
Expected publication: October 12th 2012 by NAL
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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.


On Dublin Street was a small miracle on amazon, rising up the Top Lists in a few days! I think even author Samantha Young was surprised by this huge and overwhelming success. Even more, just a few weeks after self publishing On Dublin Street, her book was acquired by NAL (Penguin). Talk about a comet like miracle and success story! When it was first published in August I was always having an eye on this book, falling it neatly in my recently aquired New Adult Addiction!


Leaving your past behind… well, you can try!

Jocelyn has to deal with the tragic loss of her family and even though it’s been years, she still hasn’t learned to deal with it. Running away to Scotland, Jocelyn cuts herself from all tight human relationships, afraid having to lose again. She closes her heart , tightly until Braden comes along and teaches her to open up again. Finally, Jocelyn has to face her past and has to deal with her issues….

Thrilling set of characters that will steal your heart

I simply loved all characters in On Dublin Street! From the closed up and broken Jocelyn to the sexy beast that is Braden. Those characters will steal your heart, make you cry, sob and cheer for them! In addition to those phenomenal main characters Samantha Young introduces a set of secondary characters that were just as passionate and lovable!

Angst – Humor – Sexy Times – all you want in a good story!

Seriously, this book had it all! The angsty times when Jocelyn is dealing with her past, broke my heart just thinking about what she had to go through. On Dublin Street came with the perfect amount of heart shattering emotions, the ones that make you cry and hope for Jocelyn to find peace. But, On Dublin Street had more! It was downright funny, to see how far Braden went to get her to open up and to get the full Jocelyn not only in his bed, but this sexy smart man also tried his hardest to get into her heart! To make an already good story perfect, the chemistry between Braden and Jocelyn was sizzling and their relationship, hot and explosive!

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Bottom Line

Sexy, funny and filled with angst that will make you sob. On Dublin Street comes with a perfectly balanced, wonderful storyline that comes with amazingly flashed out characters that will manage to steal your heart! On Dublin Street is a heartbreaking story filled with hot explosive chemistry and a girl who desperately needs saving…


New Adult

Note: This story has explicit sexual content

Additional Info

Samantha Young is a wonderful author and so far had amazing success in self publishing! She also published some amazing Young Adult paranormal titles and now is reaching out into the Adult /New Adult contemporary genre. Cleary, she’s on hell of a talented author and I know I will read anything from her!
After this epic success of “On Dublin Street” she’s writing the next book in the “Dublin Street” series (schedules for 2013) and I am more than excited and cannot wait to read it!
Much Love,
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Deea 11/12/2012

Eeep! I’m so glad you enjoyed this one as well! Wasn’t Braden incredibly sexy and swoon-worthy? Such an alpha male!:D *fans self* I hope we’ll see more of the secondary characters in the next books, they were awesome!

Great review!
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Danny 11/12/2012

Oh my gosh YES totally sexy Alpha! And I am so looking forward reading more from them.
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Jenny 11/12/2012

YESSSSSSSSSS! I loved this book so much too Danny! Somehow I’m not surprised you were a fan:) I just loved Jocelyn and I wanted to reach in and just give her a huge hug and tell her she matters. Braden I thought was outstanding – all sexy and alpha without being overwhelming and completely unrealistic. LOVED! Samantha Young needs to write more new adult books for sure:)

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Danny 11/12/2012

Ah you read it already??? AWESOME!!! It was soooo good right??? Of course you’d love it just like me…

Have you read Beautiful Disaster yet??? hon, you MUST read it already! And Slammed! Please pretty please!
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New adult, sexy times AND an Ireland setting? Count me in! Just added this one to my tbr list.
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Danny 11/12/2012

Totally worth your time! It’s sexy fun and awesome and has everything I love in these kind of books!
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Proserpine 11/12/2012

This book was awesome! I really enjoyed Samantha YA paranormal romance series, but this new adult contemporary romance is a must-read!

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Danny 11/12/2012

I haven’t read her paranormal series but I am totally going to do so after I fell so head over heels with On Dublin Street!
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Julie@my5monkeys 11/12/2012

adds to pile and I am loving these New adult days.
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Danny 11/12/2012

Awesome!!! Hope you’ll love it!
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Kind of odd that it’s Dublin street in Scotland. Personally, I think Irish guys (or at least their accents) are a lot sexier than Scots, but perhaps I could be convinced by Braden :-)
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Danny 11/12/2012

lool you are right! But , it’s just as odd as driving through cities in the US called Hamburg or Athens – always confuses me too!

And Oh hell, Braden will totally convince you once you meet him!
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Lori L. Clark 11/12/2012

I’ve heard really good things about this one and have been dying to read it. I will definitely have to get around to it soon!

Thanks for the great review!
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Danny 11/12/2012

Oh Lori you will LOVE this one, I am pretty sure of it!!! It’s a must read in my opinion:)
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Heidi 11/12/2012

I love this self pubbed success stories! I have heard some great things about this one and I am hoping to read it soon! I love that it has it all especially humor!
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Ashley 11/12/2012

OMG DANNY I LOVED THIS TOO!!! I just finished reading it like two days ago and I adored it! (My review will be up next week) It was exactly the kind of hot, sexy, emotional roller coaster of a book that I was looking for. I’m addicted!

And even the side characters are awesome. I’d love to read a book about one of them, or even one from Braden’s POV!
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I just read finished this book last week and really enjoyed it. Great characters, setting and romance. Love your review and it makes me want to read the book again!
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Candace 11/12/2012

I have heard such wonderful things about this book! This sounds like one I really must make sure I read! Wonderful review!
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I’ve been eyeing this one for awhile now! It looks like ON DUBLIN STREET is another fantastic New Adult novel! I love that while there were sexy times in this book, that it’s packed with emotion as well. :) I want to meet this “sexy beast”! ;) Braden already sounds absolutely delicious. Fabulous review, Danny! :)
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Mary @ BookSwarm 11/12/2012

Ooh, this one sounds like double-trouble! Scotland and lurve…awesome. Gotta love the angst and the drama.
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Jennifer Bielman 11/13/2012

Oh wow, this one sounds amazing. I got this on netgalley. I so need to read it soon. Great Review
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elena 11/13/2012

wow that is a quick success story! this sounds like a very angsty, intense book!
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I soooo LOVED this book! I read & reviewed it this week and felt the same way as you.. It was fabulous!!

A wonderful review :)

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