Down London Road by Samantha Young
Down London Road is fantastic from beginning to end
“When his blue eyes met mine, I inhaled sharply at the raw need in them. "You're stunning," he whispered hoarsely. "No man can possibly deserve you.”
Down London Road is the second book in the On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young. I highly recommend reading these books in order as they are all interconnected.
Johanna Walker has always had to work herself to the bone to get everything she has in life. That means always working more than one job at a time in order to keep a roof over her family’s head and food on the table. It also means that she’s never been able to just date, for the sake of connection or chemistry. She’s always had to pick her dates, carefully, and methodically. They have to be able to help her support her family in one way or another. Her little brother is her world and she will do whatever it takes to make sure he has what he needs, always shouldering the burden so that he will never feel anxiety and stress she faces daily. Jo’s mother is absolutely no help at all and her father is nowhere to be found, and that’s the way Jo needs it to stay.
"Some people are born with family, and others have to make family.”
Cameron MacCabe thinks that he has Jo pegged, from the moment they meet. He sees a beautiful money hungry, gold digging woman out to take the rich men that she dates for whatever they are worth. Little does he know he could not be further from the truth… from the very moment they meet, there is a spark, and undeniable pull, that neither of them has ever felt before. But both Jo and Cam are in relationships and getting involved could make everything very messy for everyone involved.
Samantha Young never fails to deliver a fantastic story, but what really reels me in as a reader are the absolutely fabulous characters. I loved Joss and Braden’s story in On Dublin Street, and she continues on with yet more amazing characters in this book. I loved Jo; she was so incredibly strong, resilient, sassy and smart. Jo and Cam’s banter had me laughing and shaking my head throughout the entire book. Cam is impossible not to love, he’s a bit cocky and arrogant, but he’s also sensitive, thoughtful and caring. The fact that he’s incredibly sexy is just a bonus *wink*.
I enjoyed Down London Road just as much as I did On Dublin Street, and I cannot wait to read all of the other books that follow in this series. Getting a new story with new characters in every book all the while getting to re-visit all of my favorite characters from the previous books is awesome. I cannot get enough of the Dublin gang. Samantha Young gives great book, if you’ve not read this author yet or this series, get on it you’re going to love it! The writing is perfection, the story and characters are unforgettable, and the romance and the heat will stay with you long after you’ve finished the book, promise!
“I love you... So much I want to kill you sometimes.”