Book Review: On Dublin Street

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.

File Size: 567 KB
Print Length: 415 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1478329459
Publisher: NAL; 1 edition (October 12, 2012)
Sold by: Penguin Publishing
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled

My thoughts: You really can't do it all alone. But Jocelyn Butler thinks so.
She's the kind of girl who has put up a wall to the people around her so that she would not seem 'caring' to them. She's the kind of girl who keeps saying "I don't care about people" or "leave me alone" but all of that changes when a persistent -- HOT (yes! Let's start describing Braden as HOT) Scottish man, Braden Carmichael, catches her attention. Who would have thought he'd be the start of Joss' walls to come down?

After I read Samantha Young's On Dublin Street I was hooked! I immediately wanted to pack my bags and fly all the way to Scotland and find my own Braden Carmichael on Dublin Street. All of those Scottish expressions amazed me. Calling pants trousers, using knickers, arse instead of ass, saying
"bloody" (yes say it with a Scottish accent!) and of course Joss' famous expression of "Fuckity fuckity fuckity fuck" when she's nervous or in doubt.

I also loved all the characters! Ellie the new roommate of Joss's and actually is Braden's sister. Adam the best friend of Braden who has a complicated thing going on with Braden's sister Ellie. The co-workers at Club 39. The Nichols who are such a truly great family to be spending Sundays with that you'll immediately love them. Jocelyn who is such a feisty character but in the end you'll definitely see her changing. And of course Braden. Braden… *dreamy sigh* a guy who likes to cuddle! Who wouldn't love that? Braden Carmichael with his Scottish accent I'm obsessing over and over! He's sweet, determined (to break Joss walls down), has a great of humor and sexy!

So what I am saying is… this is one amazing story to read! It will take you to Edinburgh, Scotland with the lovely story of Joss and Braden. See how Braden got want he wanted. How Jocelyn let her walls come down.

Oh Jesus C! Just read the book already. It’s so worth your time reading.

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark


  1. I keep putting reading this book off, though it seems to be popular.. I think your review may have changed my mind though haha! Will definitely need to give it a try. :)

    I'm from Scotland myself, so I'm just worried that the Scottishness is over-done, if that makes sense?

    Anyway, great review! Really love your blog. I've been looking for a good NA one to follow. :)

    Best wishes,
    Shaunna @ Scarlet Letters

  2. Hi Shaunna,

    so sorry for the late reply. Hmmm... no, the Scottishness is not over-done :) it's pretty much entertaining for me.