by Samantha Young (Goodreads Author)
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.
I quite liked this book. I wasn't sure about Jo because she didn't wow me in the first book but I fell in love with her right away. She may have made choices but with the right intentions. Her love for her little brother was what drove her to make shit decisions like dating people like Malcolm and have people judge her before they get to know her. Like Cam did.....until he was wisely woken up to the reality of the situation.
Loved Loved Loved having Joss and Braden be an integral part of this story.
"What you're feeling...it's called jealousy. It's a vile emotion, I know. However, it also tells you that Cam is definitely more than just someone you're attracted to." - Joss
"People can be ... well, they can be wonderful. And sometimes, unfortunately, they can be monsters we hide from inside our homes. We worry that those monsters will find their way inside. We're not supposed to fear that they already are inside. Your mom and dad are supposed to protect you from that. They're not supposed to be the monster. " -Olivia
Once Cam and Jo figured it out I loved them together even though around 80% into the book my heart was literally in my stomach but thankfully I survived and loved the book and can't wait to read more about Olivia and Nate.
Even though Cam and Jo were slow to get together Cam is still book BF Monday worthy and will be making an appearance .
"You're stunning," he whispered hoarsely. "No man can possibly deserve you."
I loved that Jo finally got to be herself and find the love that she and Cole deserved. She finally got to see that she has a huge family just not one in the traditional sense of the word because she was not dealt with the parents of the year in either case.
4.5 thumbs up!
Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street #1.6)
by Samantha Young (Goodreads Author)Ellie Carmichael had a crush on Adam Sutherland, her brother, Braden’s, best friend, for years, and although Adam treated her with proprietary concern he made it clear he thought of her only as a little sister.
Over the years, as Ellie’s crush develops into love, her romantic idealism makes it difficult for her to move on. To make matters worse, as she’s gotten older, Adam’s attitude has changed toward her. His affection for her is now joined by attraction, but his loyalty to Braden, and his fear of losing the only family he has, stops him from claiming Ellie the way she wishes he would.
But one night his attraction is put to the test, and as much as Adam would like things to remain the same everything changes between them in a simple brush of the lips.
Soon lust, love, jealousy and heartbreak combine to force change upon their relationship… and Adam discovers the hard way that life is too damn short to spend it on regret.
First and foremost On dublin street is one of my faves so I was ecstatic to read this novella. I loved Ellie and Adam and wanted to find out more about them.
I loved how this was written with the journals. I thought it was brilliant and you really got to feel the growth and evolution of Ellie and Adam. It made you feel like you were living through it with them like a voyeur of their lives.
The connection between Adam and Ellie is so strong and beautiful and Adam has such a way with words when it comes to Ellie. I love the fact that he has always watched over her and protected her even though he really didn't know why until it hit him.
Even though Adam took for friggin' ever to get his head out of his ass, when he did he did it balls to the walls.
Thank you Samantha Young for the window into Ellie and Adam it was short fun and beautiful.
5 heartfelt thumbs up