Thursday, February 7, 2013

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

Book: On Dublin Street (Dublin Street #1) 
Author: Samantha Young
Release date (if applicable): August 31, 2012

Synopsis: Jocelyn Butler lost her entire family when she was 14 and spent her remaining teen years in foster care. In an attempt to heal herself she moves to Scotland. She moves to a new apartment where she meets her roommate's brother, Braden Carmichael.  Braden has a friends with benefits proposition for Jocelyn who wants sex without the commitment. When Braden wants more, can Jocelyn remain detached or will Braden push her over the edge to give him her heart? 
My rating: 2 Stars
My opinion: I expected a whole lot more from this book than what it delivered. This book has a large number of higher ratings, particularly from Goodreads friends of mine. I found that very little was done in the way of character development and more focus was done on describing sex scenes. That only goes so far in my book. Now, I must admit that it is considered erotica and while erotica works for me, I like when it goes kind of dark. With the "relationship" between the two main characters, I think the author could have gone darker than what she went and it was for that reason that I felt the book simply dragged on. It was very superficial in nature, from the entire cast of characters to the setting, in my humble opinion. I also noted a ton of redundancy in the writing which had me rolling my eyes throughout the read. 
Source:   Netgalley for Publisher
Would I recommend? : I wouldn't but I have a ton of Goodreads friends who have given this book 4 and 5 stars. 
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: To be part of a series

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