Down London Road (On Dublin Street Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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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. ...

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Down London Road (On Dublin Street Series #2)

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Overview

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.

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“This book had some funny dialogue, some amazingly hot sex scenes, and emotional drama. Did I mention the amazing sex scenes?”—Dear Author…

“This is a really sexy book and I loved the heroine’s journey to find herself and grow strong. Highly recommend this one.”—USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog

“Young’s voice is riveting, and once I opened the book, I wanted to hang a ‘do not disturb’ sign around my neck until I was finished. This book definitely landed on my 2012 top picks!”—Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

“This book is fun. Sexy. A little dark. While the hero is extremely dominant, he also shows his softer side just when she needs it.”—Smexy Books Romance Reviews

“Every page sizzles when these two get together, but this book is so much more than a hot romp. This book has heart—and lots of it....If you want a book that will lure you in, grab you by the scruff of the neck, and never let you go until you finish reading the last page, then On Dublin Street is the book for you.”—TotallyBooked

“Brilliantly written with just the right amount of hotness, sexiness, and romance and everything else in between.”—Once Upon A Twilight

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101623503
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Series: On Dublin Street Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 6,461
  • File size: 899 KB

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Cam sighed but gave in. “Fine. You want a cup of tea?”

I nodded and followed him into his kitchen, trying to keep my eyes on anything but his muscled shoulders and tight ass. I didn’t try very hard.

Standing by his kitchen counter, I was lost in thought about the evening ahead of us as Cam made the tea and coffee, when I caught movement out of the corner of my eye. I glanced toward it and nearly had full-on heart failure at the size of the spider clinging to Cam’s kitchen tiles.

“Oh, my God!” I squealed, skittering back away from it, a lump of fear in my throat the size of Canada.

“What—what?” Cam spun around, his eyes wide on me.

I stared round-eyed at the spider. “Get rid of it or I won’t be able to move.” I wasn’t kidding. I was literally frozen with fear. I don’t know where my phobia of spiders originated, but it was bad enough that we had to invest in spider repellents that plugged into the sockets in our flat.

We got the rare few spiders nevertheless and Cole always took care of them.

Cam looked from me to the spider and then back to me again. I could see the beginning of a smile start to curl the corners of his mouth.

“Don’t even think about laughing. It’s not funny.”

His gaze softened as he seemed to finally realize the extent of my fear. “Okay. Stop panicking.

I’ll get rid of it.” He reached into a cupboard and pulled out a pan.

I scowled. “What are you doing? Don’t kill it!”

Cam froze, cocking his head in bemusement as he gazed at me. “Why don’t you want me to kill it? I thought you were frightened of it.”

“I am terrified of it.” I corrected him. “But what does it say about humans as a species if we go around killing things just because we fear them?” Not anything good, that’s what.

Cam’s gorgeous eyes warmed even more and I found myself forgetting the fear and falling into his gaze.

“What?” I whispered, feeling my chest swell at the way he was looking at me. No one had ever looked at me like that before.

He shook his head. “Nothing. You just . . . Nothing.”

“Cam?”

“Mmm-hmm?”

“The spider.”

He blinked a little rapidly before pinning the spider with his gaze. “Right.” He lifted the lid of the pan. “I’m not killing it. I just needed something to put it in.”

As he rescued the spider from me and me from the spider, I crammed myself into the corner of the kitchen, scared that Cam wouldn’t move quickly enough and the spider would somehow launch itself across the room at me. I had no reason to fear. Cam had the spider in the pan in record time and I watched with growing relief as he took it to the kitchen window and deposited it outside.

“Thank you,” I breathed.

Cam didn’t reply. Instead he shut the window carefully, put the pan by the sink, and turned around to gaze at me.

Suddenly the air felt electric between us, like it always did while we worked side by side at the bar. I’d done my darndest to make sure those moments were confined to the bar, trying to feign ordinary interaction outside in the real world.

Today there would be no feigning.

I held my breath at the intensity in Cam’s eyes as he slowly began to make his way toward me.

When he closed the distance that would be considered socially acceptable between two friends who both had partners, I was just about to question him, stall him, but then my breasts brushed his chest and the words got sucked right back into my mouth along with all the air in the room. I felt his hands in a gentle embrace around my upper arms, his aftershave familiar and intoxicating, and the heat of his body made mine languid. I hadn’t been able to meet his eyes, and so I was looking at his throat when he leaned in and pressed the sweetest kiss to my forehead. A yearning, deep and expanding, burst open in my chest and I melted into him, feeling his lips chase a delicious shiver across my skin. He replaced his mouth with his own forehead. I closed my eyes as he closed his and we rested against one another, breathing each other in. I was filled with such longing, a longing only intensified because I knew it was reciprocated.

“Cam,” I whispered, wanting him to pull away and needing him to never leave.

He groaned and gently slid his forehead down the side of mine, his nose skimming my cheek, following my jaw, and coming to rest in a nuzzle against my throat.

I held my breath, waiting.

His hot lips touched the skin there. One brush. Two.

And then I felt the wet, erotic touch of tongue and I shuddered, falling against him. My nipples pebbled against my thin shirt, begging him to go further.

A sharp, piercing ringtone shattered the air between us and I jerked back, coming to my senses.

Cam cursed, his jaw clenched so tight it was close to shattering. He reached for his phone on the counter beside us and then blanched as he read the caller ID. He shot me an unfathomable look.

“Becca,” he stated grimly.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Okay

    This book was okay. Worth reading but not nearly as good as On Dublin Road.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    :)

    Great 2nd book in this series. I loved the growth of the characters. Cam was a judgmental ass in the beginning, but once he got to know Jo he figured out he was wrong about her. Can't wait for Olivia and Nate's story! :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Wow. I wasn't sure she could top On Dublin Street - but she did

    Wow. I wasn't sure she could top On Dublin Street - but she did! This was so romantic, sexy, hilarious, and emotional! I laughed often, sighed even more and teared up more than once. Beautiful story about people learning to trust. Cannot wait for more from her!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Great

    On Dublin Street was one of the best books I read last year, so I was looking forward to this new book in the Edinburgh series. As in the first book, Samantha Young writes exquisitively. The words flow smoothly and in a way that transports you seamlessly across the emotional spectra of her characters. These are very well developed characters, and beautiful in their own flaws. I must admit that I enjoyed On Dublin Street more. Jo, who was a secondary character in the first book and I did not necessarily like much, only started to grow on me 1/3 into the book. The same with Cam, the hero in this book. Still their love story is beautiful and the book is such a delight to read that it deserves 5 stars. It was also great to catch up with all the other characters from the first book, especially Joss and Braden. I cannot wait to read the third book, about Olivia and Nate.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Turn off

    This "hero" (NOT) was such an ass. How can the heroine forgive all the horrible, nasty things Cam said to her? Have some pride lady and put this guy out with next weeks trash. Ugh

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Ugh!!! Couldn't even finish it!!

    140 pgs in and i had to call it a day. Jo got on my last nerves! Talking about being a martyr!! She really needed a swift kick in the ass and i just dont have the patience to see if she gets it.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Loved it

    Another great story i can't wait for the next one but i wish you would right one about ellie and andy

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2014

    Another great book by this author. Samantha Young is now added t

    Another great book by this author. Samantha Young is now added to my list as favorite authors. It started with On Dublin Street and I will keep reading about Joss and Braden's story as it progresses in the follow up books about their relatives/friend's story. this time it was about Jo and Cam. Strong woman meets strong man. There are misconceptions but there is combustion between these two. It was hard to read how awful life is for Jo but she keeps on going for her little brother. Cam is a man who does not know how romantic, kind and loving he can be until Jo enters his life. The ending was so sweet. The only down side to this story was that it had too much sex scenes. I love her sex scenes but there were sometimes not needed. I guess I so loved the Joss and Braden story and I compare all others to them, otherwise I would have given this a 5 star. I am now going to devour the next book about Olivia and Nate, Yummy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    It's nothing of what I expected but not bad....

    It's nothing of what I expected but it was an alright book, still love on Dublin Street better a whole lot better.

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  • Posted December 29, 2013

    Great series!

    Great series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    :)

    Loved it!

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  • Posted November 2, 2013

    it wasn't like the first one.  i will have to give it 2.5

    it wasn't like the first one.  i will have to give it 2.5

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    Recommend

    If you have read On Durbin Street you will like this second book. It was great for some down time reading.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Fantastic book! Highly Recommend!

    Fantastic book! Highly Recommend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Enjoyed reading this book.

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  • Posted July 26, 2013

    Highly recommend

    I truly enjoyed this book! Really liked the storyline and the fact it took,place somewhere other than USA!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Actually I think I liked this book more than on Dublin Road, I l

    Actually I think I liked this book more than on Dublin Road, I loved the chemistry between Jo and Cam. He was so good to her and after what she endured she deserved some happiness.

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  • Posted July 14, 2013

    more from this reviewer

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    Review: Down London Road

    Down London Road by Samantha Young

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Down London Road by Samantha Young is a follow up to On Dublin Street. This book starts a short while after the first one ended and focuses on Jo, Jocelyn's friend and co-worker from Club 39. This book was funny and well-written and had just enough angst to make it worth it. Although Jo did get a little aggravating with her self-doubt, it was annoying because it was real. People really do behave that way, managing to sabotage the good things in their lives due to insecurities and past traumatic experiences. Lucky for her, Cam doesn't take any of her crap. Cam is an absolute hottie. Tattoed, smart and loving. Yum!

    Be Caledonia!


    Audible Audiobook "Review: Down London Road"
    Would you listen to Down London Road again? Why?
    Probably not. The narration was out of this world, the story was great, but I have so many books "To Read" that I probably would not revisit this one anytime soon.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Down London Road?
    The bathroom scene between Cam and Jo. You could just feel the sexual frustration and longing leaping at you.

    Have you listened to any of Elle Newlands’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
    No I have not. But I really, really enjoyed her performance and would definitely love to hear her narrating again.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
    This book did both. Well a little bit. There were many funny parts and also a few areas that made my eyes tingle with the threat of tears. I don't think any fell though.

    Any additional comments?
    A continuation of the story of the lives of people we met in "On Dublin Street" this book stands omits own feet enough that it's not an absolute necessity to read "On Dublin Street" before this one, but I would still recommend it as that was a great book too.

    View all my reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Love it!

    Ven better than the first!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2013

    Just above & beyond !

    Just like the previous adult fiction, grabs you from the first & doesn't let go. Then, there you are, at the end & all you can think is how wonderful this book has been, why, oh why does it have to end & crap!!! I have to wait till Jan. 2014 for the next one?!?! Nnnnoooooooo !

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