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On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) - Samantha Young 5 Emotional Stars!!!!

“I was Joss Butler. I took shit from no man.”
“But shit happens, babe – there’s no protecting against it. You also can’t let it take over your life and rule your relationships with people. We need to enjoy the time we have, however long it’s going to be. Stop running.”

Her past is completely messed up with grief, a grief that she has buried in the depths of her soul; She has lost everyone she ever cared about and if her life has taught her anything, it’s that if you don’t let people close, don’t love them or let them love you, then you can’t get hurt. Lock away your emotions, don’t feel love..…...just don’t feel anything except alone.

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“…shoving my feelings down under the iron box inside of me.”

Dublin Street is a fresh start for Joss. She moves in with Ellie who is vibrant, fun loving and has a yummy, 'oozes sex appeal' brother, Braden ♥ ♥ ♥ His life hasn't been easy either.....but for Joss meeting Ellie and Braden is...
“......a painful reminder that loving people only led to heartbreak….but I couldn’t bear to part with them.”
The physical attraction between Joss and Braden is deeply intense; he wants her and Braden is usually a man who gets what he wants...
“Our eyes met as heat rushed up my arm. The tingling between my legs intensified: the need in my gut moaned with want. All I could see was Braden, all I could smell was Braden, and his body was so close I imagined I could almost feel all his hard strength pressing against me.”

How will he 'get' her????

Braden gives Joss the perfect way to accept him in her life, a no strings agreement. Friends with benefits, delicious benefits..“You and me. Just sex. Whenever we want. No strings attached.” This is acceptable to Joss.....…no emotions are involved…....yet?? An arrangement she can deal with.
“I like being the only man who knows how beautiful your hair is. How gorgeous you look with it down.”

“This was supposed to be just sex. But there he was….holding my hand."

“Just for that, I expect you to wrap that dirty mouth of yours around my c*ck tonight.”
He has a dirty filthy mouth, very sexy….....

There is a lovely warmth to the writing…....stunning…..beautiful…..emotions ooze out of it.....it moved me to tears in places.....and beautiful characters. Braden well he is scrummy, sexy and delicious, ♥ Braden. Joss is sassy, independent, determined, and stubborn. She has issues and believes she has no real attachments but then life comes along and proves her wrong. She is a very interesting character with great substance and I completely understand her motivations even though, at times, it was incredibly furtrating!


Her memories trigger panic attacks; she knows she needs to deal with her past so she visits a therapist. I love the use of this in the story and the way the writer uses the therapist in the middle of a situation to show a different perspective, Joss’ inner voice was often heard there, her true feelings. It reveals her conscience and offers more insight into her character.

Slowly the barriers break down “…..we invaded each other’s lives completely…..”

“And with caring comes all kinds of crappy stuff…like remorse.”<.b>

“Sometimes words aren’t needed......A touch………that says I’m here no matter what and suddenly…..…a person who you love, turns out to be one of your best friends. Something happened there with Braden when he looked at me, when we kissed. It wasn’t just sex.”

“Thank you for trusting me.”

“Three months ago I was determined to just have sex and then end this thing. But he’s a part of me now. He’s in deeper than anyone else, and I have no idea what to expect from that or from the future.”

“I know you love me, Jocelyn, because there’s no f*cking way I can be this much in love with you and not have you feel the same way. It’s not possible.”

“You make me laugh, you challenge me, and you turn me on like no one else can. I feel like I’m missing something really important when you’re gone. So important I don’t feel like myself. I’ve never felt like someone was mine before. But you’re mine, Jocelyn. I’ve known that from the moment we met. And I’m yours. I don’t want to be anyone else’s, babe.”

“They were everything they couldn’t be without the other. Sure it could get rough sometimes…..Shit happened. You fought, you screamed, and somehow you workd like hell to get out on the other side still intact.”

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