And yes, I have been reading books all of this time. And maybe I'll even get around to posting all of my reviews, but let's not get crazy.
On Dublin Street - Samantha Young
Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…
Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.
Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.
But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.
I keep forgetting that romance novels are so where it's at with me. I like reading other things, but I can literally read an entire romance novel in one sitting and then wish I had more. Luckily for me, I hit up a really good sale at a consignment store and bought a bunch more that Matt doesn't know about because I have them hidden where I keep pots and pans. (Don't worry, they'll get moved once he goes into the shower).
But this one has been on my "to read" list and I actually bought it for $.99 off of the Barnes & Noble marketplace, so it's used but who cares. Who is passing up a $.99 book? Nobody, that's who. So yes, good book.
I will say though, Jocelyn drove me nutty. Mostly because she is one of the characters I can't stand, the ones who take a couple of events in her life and somehow thinks that being a cold and uncaring bitch that it'll make that original hurt go away. WRONG, you are stupid and you need to stop. I really liked Braden because although you want to peg him for a man whore, he really is anything but. I get the feeling he's essentially a giant romantic sap who likes to cuddle, but he's always really hot and just this manly man that makes your lady bits feel like she's going to the moon, and who doesn't appreciate that? I also loved all of the secondary characters, which I normally don't care about, but I felt just as invested in them as I was Jocelyn and Braden, so that was really nice.
Overall? I'm going to give it 4 out of 5 stars. I'm knocking a star off because Jocelyn was annoying and I wanted to smack her a lot. But overall it was a good, fast read. Perfect for your current dry spell or really cold afternoon.