Monday, 27 May 2013

Down London Road (On Dublin Street #2) by Samantha Young

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Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Johanna Walker knows what she wants. And that's a strong, steady, financially secure man who will treat her well and look after her and her little brother, Cole - something her parents have never done.

But when she meets the gorgeous Cameron MacCabe, a new bartender at work, Jo can't deny the instant and undeniable attraction she feels. Cam doesn't fit into her strict specifications of her perfect partner at all - but for once she is tempted to let her heart rule her head.

And as their intense connection grows, Jo has to stop hiding the truth about herself and her family. Is Cam prepared to accept Jo for who she really is? And is Jo willing to let someone into her life for keeps?

Down London Road by Samantha Young

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Penguin Books (UK) and Netgalley.)
24-year-old Jo is juggling 2 jobs, a millionaire boyfriend, an alcoholic mother, and a 14-year-old brother, when she meets Cam. They’re instantly attracted to one another, but both in relationships, and Cam annoys Jo when he sees her texting her brother and assumes that she is a gold-digger and is cheating on her boyfriend.

The tension between them builds though, and when they both eventually confess their feelings for one another, they decide to dump their current partners and make a go of it.
Can Cam and Jo make it though? Can they both get over the jealously they feel towards each other significant ex’s? Can Jo keep her brother safe from her increasingly violent mum? And what does the future hold in store for Cam and Jo?

This was a good contemporar romance, with quite a bit of heat and forbidden longing between the two main characters.

Jo was such a loving character, who always did her best for both her mother and brother. The devotion that Jo felt towards her brother and mother was admirable and she always put them first, even though her mother was often less than loving towards her.
Cam was pretty sexy, and the attraction between the pair was obvious. The tension between the pair built up nicely, and it was nice that they held their feelings for one another back until they had split from their respective partners.
There was some sex in this book, which was a little erotic, but the sex didn’t take over the story, and complimented the romance.

I liked the storyline in this book, although I did think the pace was quite slow at times. There was more to the story than just the romance though, and the storylines blended together nicely.
Overall; a good contemporary romance.
7 out of 10.

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  1. I really liked the first book and i'm looking forward to reading this one soon. Great review!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  2. I am very excited for this book. I love the first one. Great review.