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Review: Down London Road by Samantha Young

Title: Down London Road (On Dublin Street #2)
Author: Samantha Young
My rating: 3 of 5 Stars


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.


It’s been a while since I’ve read the first book in this series On Dublin Street. I don’t know why it took me so long, and I have all intention to continue with this series.

We’ve met main character Jo in the first book. I didn’t like her. She came across as a heartless gold digger. I love when the author manage to make me fell in love with my least favorite character. And Samantha Young did just that here.

We got to see the real Jo here, and I loved what I saw. Her was life not easy, she took care of her alcoholic mother and her little brother Cole. So she did what she could. Her devotion to Cole squeezed my heart.

While I think that Samantha Young writes best romances, the relationship between Jo and Cam wasn’t my favorite. One of the reasons is that for about 40 % of the book they were with other people. Also there was unnecessary angst at the end of the book. I don’t mind angst, but in this case it felt forced and took from the story.

We got to see couples from previous books: Ellie, Adam, Braden and Joss; I was happy to see them.

While Down London Road wasn’t my favorite book by Samantha Young I still enjoyed it a lot and I’m looking forward to read Olivia and Nate’s story.

2 Comments on “Review: Down London Road by Samantha Young

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    Joy // Joyousreads

    It’s been a while for me as well. I can hardly remember the characters and what the story is about. I think I have this book on my pile, though.

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    Yeah I think this was my least favorite in the series too. I do love Samantha Young’s romances though. She sure knows how to write good chemistry between her couples!

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