Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Down London Road - book #2 in the In Dublin Street Series by Samantha Young - 3.75 STARS

Down London Road by Samantha Young
3.75 swoon worthy stars.....
Blurb - 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 defences piece by piece.
Down London Road is the 2nd book in the On Dublin Street Series by Samantha Young, having finished On Dublin Street yesterday and loving it I immediately went straight on to this book and I was disappointed. I’ve given this book a swoon worthy 3.75 stars.
Samantha Young’s ability to write good chemistry is amazing and from the very first time Jo and Cam’s eyes meet you can feel the sexual tension rolling off them.
Ok so the good bits....
·         I love the fact that although this book is about Jo & Cam they are now part of an ensemble with the characters from the first book. I love this group dynamic and I think it gives you a better visual of the characters and their personalities.
·         The sex is HOT!!! I said it about the first book and I will say it again its seriously steamy!!
·         Jo I love the way her character has developed from the first book and then the progression through this book.
The not so good bits.
·         For the first part of the book I really wanted to slap Cam don’t get me wrong he grew on me once he stopped being a dick but I feel like someone needed to hit him round the back of his head.
·         The weird scottishness just dropped in lol there were a lot of ‘Aye’ and ‘wee’ just randomly put in to remind you that the books are based in Scotland (very strange lol)
If you have read my review for the first book On Dublin Street you will know that I struggled to find anything to complain about I loved it. Now don’t get me wrong I enjoyed this book too but Jo’s self esteem issues were a bit much in the end even though Cam and her friends manage to make her realise that she have value and is a good person I still felt like she was a bit too co-dependent on Cam and would have liked her to be able to cope without a man to hold her up.
That being said tattooed and a sex god id probably let myself get co-dependent too!!!
Again the sex in this book is steamy and erotic without crossing the line into straight up porn lol and it had be happily fanning myself as I squirmed in my seat.
Book #3 Olivia & Nate’s story is available and I will definitely be reading it as well as keeping my eye on this author for new stuff in the future.