ARC Review: Down London Road by Samantha Young

Posted May 5, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 8 Comments

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ARC Review: Down London Road by Samantha Young
Down London Road
by Samantha Young

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 7, 2013
Series: On Dublin Street #2
Published by NAL
Pages: 373
Format: ARC
 

 

Samantha Young has made a loyal fan out of me. I love her authorial voice and her brand of heroes. Smart and sexy, Young writes stories that stay with you long after you flip that last page. ~ Under the Covers

Johanna Walker is essentially the mother of her small family. Her real mother is a drunk and is practically useless while her father is simply gone, leaving her in charge of her teenage brother, Cole. Since money doesn’t come easy, Johanna has quite a few jobs to keep her family afloat, but she also dates men who can help provide for her and her brother.

I know what you’re thinking…she sounds like a gold digger. I initially thought that too, but Johanna isn’t a sleazy chick who simply wants a man for his money. She has a real heart and has become so burdened with responsibilities that she doesn’t correct people when they jump to conclusions as people may have when they hear about her. That’s one of the issues that Johanna has to deal with.

People like Cameron McCabe like to jump to conclusions as well and while it can make him look like an ass at first, it’s also because Jo allows people to think of her that way. This is where the fun comes in!

DOWN LONDON ROAD is the sequel to ON DUBLIN STREET and it’s just as hot and sexy as the first book! The main reason is because of one guy named CAM. Oh Cam. At first, Cam and Jo are dating other people but upon seeing each other for the very first time, the sparks between them are like the fourth of July. When Cam requires Jo’s hand to help him snag a job at Club 39, Jo reluctantly helps him out even know he’s been judgmental of her.

I simply adored Cam and Jo together, but there was one thing that bothered me about it in the beginning. I’m not a fan of cheating and the bits in the beginning simply made it hard for me to sink deep into the romance until the ties were severed. Once they were, I felt like I could breathe easily now and then I was really able to invest in Jo and Cam together without the guilt and the secrecy.

That being said, their first time together is SMOKING HOT! It’s the no-holds-barred kind of sex that rocks the furniture and the flat. And that is one of the main reasons why I am claiming Cam for my harem. I love him.

Samantha Young has made a loyal fan out of me. I love her authorial voice and her brand of heroes. Smart and sexy, Young writes stories that stay with you long after you flip that last page.

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About Samantha Young

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance and has sold in twenty-five countries.

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Great review and looking forward to this.

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Thanks Amanda! Let me know what you think 🙂

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Thanks Ann.

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I haven’t read this series as yet, hopefully I’ll get to soon-thanks for the great review Ann!

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I’m 57% in and I felt the same way about their previous relationships. I really like Cam and how he is w/ Cole. I can’t wait to finish.

Great review.

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Thanks Shenita! I’m hoping that once they are off that little bump, you love them as much as I do.

I really liked Jo. She’s a great heroine and the fact that she is Scottish helps too 🙂

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Before I started to read this book, I have read some not so great reviews on Goodreads, but as always 😀 , I decided to read the book and itself to make a decision what I think about this story 🙂
It was really enjoyable read,Cam and Jo are two strong,great characters and perfect couple 🙂
Looking forward to read third book in this series -Before Jamaica Lane – story of Nate and Olivia 🙂

Very good review 🙂