Down London Road

Down London Road

eBook - 2013
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Johanna Walker knows what she wants. And that's a strong, steady, financially secure man who will treat her well and look after her and her little brother, Cole - something her parents have never done. But when she meets the gorgeous Cameron MacCabe, a new bartender at work, Jo can't deny the instant and undeniable attraction she feels. Cam doesn't fit into her strict specifications of her perfect partner at all - but for once she is tempted to let her heart rule her head. And as their intense connection grows, Jo has to stop hiding the truth about herself and her family. Is Cam prepared to accept Jo for who she really is? And is Jo willing to let someone into her life for keeps? Down London Road follows the lives of characters introduced in Samantha Young's bestselling romance prequel, On Dublin Street. Praise for Samantha Young: 'Scotland's answer to E.L. James' Sunday Post 'This extraordinary debut combines a true gift for storytelling with a liberal dose of racy encounters. But what really sets it apart is exquisite characterisation, so vivid that the cast seeps into the reader's psyche' Daily Record Samantha Young is a 27-year-old Scottish book addict who graduated from the University of Edinburgh. She currently lives in Scotland. Her previous novel, On Dublin Street, is also published by Penguin. Discover more about Samantha online: samanthayoungbooks.com; ondublinstreet.com; twitter.com/SYoungSFAuthor; facebook.com/OnDublinStreet.
Publisher: [Harmondsworth] : Penguin, 2013.
ISBN: 9781405913058
1405913053

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RosaReads2
Jul 29, 2018

After reading On Dublin Street and not really caring for the character of Johanna, I wasn't eager to jump into this next book in the series. Since it's been nearly three years since I read the first book, I thought enough time had passed. I'm not sure if I'm happy that I took such a long break between books or disappointed that I waited so long. I loved how Johanna was portrayed with her back story and present circumstances. The author did a great job of convincing me that she was not who she was wholly portrayed as in On Dublin Street. Besides a couple of vile characters in Johanna's life, the love interests were wonderfully portrayed, as well. Not exactly a love triangle, but Johanna was in a different relationship at the start of the book and I liked that the author didn't make him out to be a terrible person. Instead, as a reader, I felt compassion for him, while at the same time rooted for her new relationship. Boy, did I ever root for Cam MacCabe. Such a dreamy hero and the perfect match for Johanna.

So, I read the ebook while I also interchangeably listened to the audiobook. I highly recommend the audio with the yummy Scottish accent. The audio was performed by a single female narrator, but she did an amazing job with both the female and male voices, as well as a convincing American accent for a couple of characters.

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JCLElainaF
Jul 02, 2014

Nice storyline following the first book, I believe it was well written. You find yourself worrying about the characters and general twists and turns throughout the story.

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Athena48
Jun 07, 2014

This was a great follow up (#2 in series) to 'On Dublin Street'. The characters and story line of Jo and Cameron really is interesting and worth getting into.

cinseg1 Apr 24, 2014

This book was a departure from my usual reading habits. I loved it!
The story was totally engrossing- I was hooked to the lives of all the characters. The plot was solid with the right amount of romance and drama to keep me at the edge of your seat.

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kristie1125
Feb 22, 2014

Really enjoyed this book, I loved the realism of it. I really like this author as well. The way she writes her books, you get hooked on the characters and storyline from the start and I literally couldn't get thru the book fast enough to see what would happen. Looking forward to her other books.

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lilyofthevalley3
Aug 28, 2013

This was a great sequel to On Dublin Street. I enjoyed the story and characters. I hope the author continues in the series!

mrslordy Aug 24, 2013

This review describes a different Samantha Young book. "On Dublin Street."

The book is about two characters featured in "On Dublin Street".

Jo & Cam are the main characters in "Down London Road".

Please make the correction. The description is not correct.

chicobonbon Aug 07, 2013

I've read so many romance novels where the couple need to overcome some tragic, damaging past, that I arrived at this story with the same notion in mind. The difference here is that Jo is trying to hide her present, not her past. And she has good reason to want to keep that side of her personal life private. It's a variation on the same theme, but one that I appreciated.

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tinamoser
Jun 06, 2013

Great read! Great story. Jo was definitely made out to be a golddigger. loved that the author explained her character more thoroughly.

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