Review: Down London Road (On Dublin Street #2) by Samantha Young

Down London Road is the second instalment in the On Dublin Street (click for review) series, but definitely not the last one. Which I am so grateful for, because they are awesome. It's as simple as that.  
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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Jo was not one of my favourite characters from On Dublin Street. Which is why it has taken me a while to get started on this book. I remembered her mostly from her dating rich guys, so she could get extra security for her brother. Don't get me wrong, I can understand why she does, but it doesn't mean I have to like it.

I also remember her being a good friend to Joss and since I was in dire need of some good adult romance I gave it a shot. Luckily for me it was good, really good. Jo is still how I remember her, but by being inside her head that comprehension grows. I still can't overlook it, but I'm very glad the way the story turned out. Thank God for sexy bartenders.

When Jo and Cam meet for the first time it doesn't go well, it pretty much starts of all Pride and Prejudice. Harsh and ugly words are said and they are just lucky enough they now have to work together. A couple apologies, mostly from him, some sweltering tension and you can see the sparks fly.

Having made it her life mission, Jo has kept everybody at a distance, putting her life on the background for her brother. So yeah, when this hot piece rushes into her life, she can't keep him out. It's very obvious from the beginning they want each other, except Jo is not ready to give up security for passion and maybe love.

Samantha Young just keeps on doing so well. So far I liked all her books, contemporary and fantasy. The way she writes is just so fun to read. Though I do prefer her contemporary romances, they are just that bit more. Once again I absolutely loved it. Two more months until 'Before Jamaica Lane' comes out, but who's counting!

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