Thursday, February 13, 2014

Down London Road by Samantha Young Review

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.
My Thoughts
3.5/5 Stars
I had high expectations after reading On Dublin Street, but this book fell short.
I understand the Author had to set up the story with background info, but the beginning was slow. Once Cam started working at the bar I became sucked into the story. It had amazing scenes and just okay scenes. The connection and interaction between Cam and Jo was wonderful. I loved them as a couple. The friend parts and background stories... I could take or leave.
The emotional aspect of this book was realistic and gut wrenching. I felt for Jo every time she had to tend to her mother's drunkenness. The way her mother spoke to her was just absolutely hateful.
I loved the characters. Cole was a favorite. His relationship with Jo was heart warming. They took care of each other and it was very sweet.
The sex scenes were hot. The Author did a great job making you really feel the emotions the characters were feeling.
Overall the book was pretty good. I wish it was a fast page turner like On Dublin Street, but I still enjoyed it.

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