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3 Emotionally Unavailable Stars Lots of Spoilers I was really looking forward to reading On Dublin Street There were so many amazing reviews on this book 5 stars here, there, and everywhere so I just knew I was going to love this book Then I read it and I wanted to choke the life out of the heroine Joss Jocelyn Butler aka Joss just about ruined this book for me with her emotional constipation Don t get me wrong she had a lot of bad things happen to her Her parents, little sister and best friend died when she was a teen So some emotional issues is totally understandable, but damn Joss came off in this book as a cold bitch I get she was suppose to be emotionally damaged and have all kinds of walls up But she ended up coming off with no personality traits She was so standoffish that I as a reader didn t get to really know her either Other than the fact that she hurt Braden and Ellie over and over again with her cowardly ways and coldness She shut herself off from everyone For 8 years she didn t deal with her loss or anything really She just lived in a cowardly state of denial I would have been fine with that I would have understood and been sympathetic had that crap stopped when she fell in love with Braden But nope she hurt him over and over She pushed him away when he needed her the most She did it so much that I lost all sympathy for her and just wanted to bitch slap her and tell her to get over it already Braden and Ellie I loved Braden was sexy and I loved his single minded pursuit of Joss He wanted her and he wasn t going to take no for an answer I however didn t get what he seen in her at all She must have had the magical pussy, because she treated him like shit for almost the whole book Braden was caveman sexy and had a charm that jumped off the pages So while I really liked the hero and his sister and I enjoyed parts of this book Joss really brought this read down for me Although I will say that I didn t hate Joss she just drove me nuts. 2.5 starsIT S NOT YOU, IT S ME.REALLY @Kindle Ò 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 CoreBraden 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 AttachedBut 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 This book has ruined me for othersI haven t been able to read anything since Until then Braden Well, what can I say that hasn t already been said There s over 1,500 reviews for this book, the author has just signed a 7 figure, 2 paperback book deal with a major publisher, sold 150,000 downloads of this self published book in one month, and I ll bet movie rights might be next So I doubt my little review will make much difference in its successbut I ll add my 2 cents anyway I loved this book In fact, I fear it s ruined me for all others temporarily, of course since I haven t picked up another book in over a week That s how caught up I am still in this one The characters, the story, the setting, the plot, and OMG the heat in this oneeverything worked for me I was totally absorbed in it and didnotwant..ittoend The story is told in 1st person not my favorite, but it worked from the heroine s Joss Jocelyn Butler POV sure wished we could hear from the hero, though Joss is snarky, rude at times, stubborn, and self contained, with a tough outer shell trying desperately to hide a soft and sweet inside, and very, very vulnerable It takes a while to appreciate her in this book, but keep an open mind because she s young 22 and has been through a lot She had a major upheaval in her life at age 14, and she hasn t really dealt with it for 8 years She s 22 now, fresh out of college in Edinburgh, Scotland she s half American, half Scottish working in a bar part time while she s trying to write a novel The story starts with her moving into a beautifully renovated apartment on Dublin Street that she will be sharing with a friendly young blonde Ellie Carmichael who is working on her PhD Ellie has a half brother, Braden a very successful, sexy real estate developer , who is very devoted to her I loved their brother sister relationship Braden and Joss had shared a cab where all kinds of sparks flew once and when Joss finds out that the man she dubbed the Suit in her mind is her flatmate s brother , and she will be seeing a lot of him in the future, well that just opens up a lot of problems for Joss Joss is determined to keep herself closed off from people She wants to be acquaintances rather than friends , doesn t want to share anything about herself or her painful past, and lord knows she s not looking for a relationship But Ellie and Braden have other ideasOh Joss, what am I going to do with youI won t say any about the plot, except to say there s something for everyone I laughed, I cried, I sighed, I swooned I loved the whole atmosphere surrounding the book, and all the little details the author provided She doesn t skimp on describing anything whether it s Ellie s and Joss s apartment or the clothes they are wearing or the TV shows they are watching or the places they visit or their circle of friends everything is told in such a way that you can easily visualize it And the physical descriptions of the characters Here s an example For Braden The Suit wasn t classically handsome, but there was a twinkle in his eye and curl to the corner of his sensual mouth that, together with the rest of the package, oozed sex appeal Perhaps in his late twenties or early thirties, I could tell from the lines of the extremely well tailored, expensive silver grey suit that he wore, that the Suit worked out He sat with the ease of a fit guy, his stomach iron flat under the waistcoat and white shirt His pale blue eyes seemed bemused beneath their long lashes, and for the life of me I couldn t get over the fact that he had dark hair.I preferred blondes Always had.Yet none of them had ever made my lower belly squeeze with lust at first sight of them A strong masculine face stared into mine sharp jaw line, a cleft chin, wide cheekbones, and a roman nose Dark stubble shadowed his cheeks, and his hair was kind of messy Altogether, his rugged unkemptness seemed at odds with the stylish designer suit. Braden Joss Braden with his sister Ellie Speaking of BradenOMG what a romance hero Quite honestly he makes the whole book He s everything you want in a romance hero sexy, successful, funny, devoted to his family, a little overprotective with those he loves, a little cocky he does have a healthy ego , intense, generous, understanding, boldand one sexy, persistent dirty talkinI don t know what I like better he mused, stroking his chin in teasing contemplation the naked you, or you in that tank top D s rightfantastic lover oh yowza, their first time He was just perfect for Jocelyn as he insisted on calling her I felt that he really understood her and was patient enough with her while she worked out all the stuff she was going through Yes, at times I got frustrated with her and wondered why Braden didn t just give up on her while hoping that he didn t but he hung in there, knowing when to push her and when to ease up, even though at times she made it very tough on him But their HEA was soooo worth itgetting there was a real struggle sometimes but filled with many, many hot and increasingly intimate times which made it so much sweeter Braden and Joss kiss Now, anyone on the fence, let me try to convince you If you like a fully developed story, with plenty of hot, sexy, steamy scenes that are crucial to the plot and not just added in to titillate then this is for you If you like a complicated, vulnerable heroine who finally learns that it s okay to open up and let people inside, who s ready to put the past behind her and face the promising future that she could have, then this one s for you If you like a good cry in your reads no spoilers but you will tear up a time or two , then this is for you If you like a well thought out romance, where everything is not always perfect, then this is for you And finally, if you like a to die for hero, one that you wish could be yours, then by all means this is your book I can honestly say that Braden Carmichael is one of my all time favorite romance heroes, and that this book, On Dublin Street, is one of the best books I ve read in 2012 Highly recommended 5 stars I have one question.WHY WHY WHY I was so excited to start this book because of all these amazing reviews and its high rating.Unfortunatelly it turned out to be a nightmare for me.The prologue was amazing and quite promising.The fact that she view spoiler lost her family in a car accident hide spoiler 5 stars On Dublin Street is one of my favorite books I ve been meaning to re read it for the longest time, so when a friend told me how incredible the audio version was, I made time to squeeze it in straight away I m so glad I did This is one of those books that was even better the second time around.Braden Carmichael is one of the very first book boyfriends I ever claimed as my own In my original short review, I referred to him as my new literary love He is just so damn perfect I could go on and on about how much I love him He s smooth, sexy, funny, alpha, and sweet Joss is a heroine I completely adore I know a lot of people have issues with her, but not me She is perfectly imperfect She is flawed in the best way Her entire life changed when she was younger and she is the person she is because of those changes She does the best she can and the growth she has is inspiring She is also so funny All through the book, her snarky and fun attitude just makes me smile and laugh I love seeing her open up to not only Braden, but Elle as well Samantha Young is a fantastic storyteller I find myself getting lost in the world of her characters This book is wonderful One of my favorite contemporary romances Joss s journey and progression was great to see And did I mention how steamy it is Braden and Joss together gah SO hot If you haven t read this book, I have to insist you pick it up right away And if you like audio books, I can t recommend this one enough It was fantastic Meet Braden Carmichael, fall in love with him, and thank me later 41 2 to 5 stars with a caveatOh my gosh, what an emotional, angsty, and enthralling read I won t go into plot detail considering many reviews have already done a good job explaining what this book is about, but I will share my overall impressions On Dublin Street owned me from the first page to the last It had my emotions all over the place from tremendous frustration to pure elation Most of my jumbled emotions were due to the heroine, Jocelyn, and her understandable yet exasperating behavior My heart truly ached for all that had happened to her throughout her young and impressionable years That said, her constant negative outlook on personal relationships, her fickleness, and her unwillingness to commit to the hero throughout the book drove me crazy I found it difficult to like or even admire her character because of the way she treated those who cared so deeply for her Like I said before, I understand why she felt the way she did she had good reason Still, I didn t enjoy her dismal and sometimes hurtful attitude In fact, I found myself desperately wishing for happy and positive interactions between her and the other characters to help counterbalanced all the angst On the other hand, Braden, the hero, completely swept me off my feet At first, I wasn t sure what to make of his flirty, cocky, and beguiling character His bluntness and arrogance was shocking at times It didn t take him long, however, to completely win me over and have me rooting for his happily ever after His devotion, compassion, and loyalty to the ones he loved not to mention his overwhelming sexiness earned him a place as one of my favorite heroes The secondary characters were delightful and gave this book, in my opinion, its heart and soul Especially Jocelyn s roommate and Braden s sister, Ellie She was such a fantastic and vibrant character I adored everything about her charismatic and endearing character If only everyone could be so fortunate to have a friend like her On Dublin Street is an emotional, angsty, passionate, sexy, and captivating read The ending was perfect and made all the angst and heartache worthwhile Although I struggled deeply with Jocelyn s attitude and behavior, I truly loved so much about this book I highly recommended this story to anyone looking for a realistic, emotional, and memorable read that s overflowing with heart and soul. My thought process in stages as I was reading this book Starts out strongokay, this is interestingnice, he s pretty smokin in that alpha male kind of wayhell yeah, this is some hot sexwow, I like how this story has different layers to ithold up, he did not just SIGHand I think I m going to start skimming nowokay, the end was sweet.3.5 stars I m sure people will be surprised that I even went as high as I did because there were a few things in this book that would normally set me off into the danger zone I m not sure why I was forgiving with this book but even I can have my forgiving moments That said, there was one random section where Braden flipped out of his sexy alpha mode and right into scary alpha mode that did make me uncomfortable The crazy scene went by fast enough though, that I decided not to make a huge issue out of it Since we had to flip the crazy switchwould you be surprised if I mentioned that the always sure to make me flinch love is like a drug reference was present It s as if I m constantly playing this game of Russian Roulette, waiting for it to show up in my romance novels We ve gone through a few rounds in the chamber, so it s about time for that bullet to make itself known But wait, if there s a love drug reference, it means that.YOU GUESSED IT there must be a bunch of babe baby nickname usage happening It s as if these two things go hand in hand You can t have one without the other.I m going to start calling this phenomenon the trifecta of contemporaries If one of the above things is present crazy alpha behavior love is a drug reference nickname usage , then there s a chance that the other two things might show up.With that aside, I can honestly say that I did enjoy this one This was a hot and sexy little romance with enough of a story to balance out the two people dancing around their sexual tension Normally, I don t like when a therapist is used as a character who will further the plot by allowing the character to bring up the past, but in the case of this story it worked.Other than the one small blip of rage craziness, I liked Braden as an alpha male While alpha males often work for a pnr or historical book, it s usually tricky to write alphas in contemporaries without them coming across as too controlling for the modern world He was a balanced character because he had moments when he wasn t serious I loved the way he would shake with laughter when Joss would get sarcastic and rude with him Often, I saw Braden s behavior as endearing when he was trying to push Joss There s probably no way for me to explain this correctly, so I ll just say that his brand of controlling was not too far over the line for me to where it was sending up red flags again, that one crazy incident aside I thought it was hot in that get down to business kind of wayLet me rephrase He took a seething step toward me When it comes to youI don t like to shareThe sex was verrah nice And it happened enough to where I didn t feel cheated, even with all of the excess characters and stories happening I was than okay with the sex to story ratio for a romance bookI want you in my bed Gentleman are boring in bed That s all it takes to make me hard, he told me softly, his lips brushing my ear You saying my nameOne last thing the use of the word vajayjay should never happen in a book Ever. Gentlemen are gentlemen in bed They make sure you re having a good time I ll make sure you re having a good time, and that you re okay with everything we re doing I just won t be well mannered about itMy brain is in shock by the pure awesomeness of this book and characters I really wish I knew all the English words for something amazing, I d put them here, really It had me hooked from the first page, in love with Braden some 20 pages after that, getting a few cold showers in the middle, and crying my eyes out at the end.So here s to the author The story is about Jocelyn, a young woman who lost her parents and baby sister when she was 14, and who still has trust issues with everyone she knows In fact, she doesn t let anyone get near enough to know her So, while looking for a flat in Edinburgh, she meets a mysterious man a freaking hot sex on legs oozing hotness kind of man and they share a cab Might I just say that this was the best cab drive EVER She meets Ellie, a girl looking for a roommate in a fabulous flat, and she decides to move in What she doesn t know is that The Suit the mysterious freaking hot sex on legs oozing hotness man is Ellie s brother those coincidences, just love them So she s in the difficult position of living with a great, funny and happy girl, and constantly being in the company of her brother, who is eating her up with his eyes every time they meet Their attraction is through the roof, and even though she tries to fight it, it s impossible considering Braden s got her in his sights and plans to have what he wants YUM Those two were just great f cking characters Joss is very complicated, having lost her whole family when she was very young, she doesn t want to get close to anyone any in fear of getting hurt But ever since she moved to the new flat, her walls just keep tumbling down She and Ellie become fast friends, and Braden keeps pushing her with his flirting and their attraction She does go to a psychiatrist just loved those sessions and she slowly begins to heal Braden Hmmm The guy is total and utter hotness Just brilliant He went directly to my list of men that should be REAL and dating ME Gaah Not enough review space to gush appropriately about him, so I ll just keep it short From the first moment he sees Joss, he wants to be with her He s kind of like a mind reader or something XD He knows what to say all the time, and he seems to read Joss pretty well They have something between them, and even though Joss is ready to ignore it, he isn t So after she tells him she doesn t do relationships and letting people close, he decides to take what he can get He proposes a friends with benefits deal to her, and lucky for us readers, she accepts and they have some mind blowing sex but this whole book felt like a huge seduction on his part Because even though he proposed the just sex arrangement, he breaks the rules all the time, getting under her skin, making it a relationship, and making her like the fact that it is so The man is just brilliant and even after she tried to break up with him several times he wouldn t let her, knowing her issues and freak outs XD Ahhhh He s just freaking perfect Ellie did I mention how much I love her A roommate everyone would want I kinda sensed something about her from the beginning and was sad to know I was right So, this book had my emotions all over the place The first chapter brought me to tears, and the last 20% of the book did the same That scene view spoiler when she breaks up with him in the street hide spoiler Letting my shelves and updates state my case for this one.Although.if you want a short version Heroine I haz problems.Hero sexy eyes Heroine feminine core immediately melts nipples pebble ButI haz problems No sexx0ring with this stud for me.Hero constantly offers Cock of Healing Endless Supporting Cast of I Don t Give A Fuck Doom We might just be names on paper with no personalities whatsoever, but we re adorably quirky with interesting personal lives Everyone likes to talk about us A lot Ellie And I am the Best Innocent and Eccentric Roommate Evah out of Central Casting I have Readers her written all over me I wear my cardigans inside out and wrinkle my nose at the icky sex stuff What s NOT to love Heroine Hello Problems.I haz em.Hero I want to fuck you inside you Cock fuck inside wet come.Heroine creams self CURSE MY PROBLEMS AND UNWILLINGNESS TO COMMIT Author I guess I d better wrap this up soon I know A medical emergency creates last minute conflict and quick resolution Readers So..beautiful..Bank Account ka ching Granted I don t read much erotic contemporary, but this one read so much like smutty fanfiction Cardboard characterizationstotally contrived set upnothing happensnothing happenssex sex sexdrama flail.pointless conversations.sex sexdrama flail.sex sexbiggest dwama of them all.boring epiphanies.sex sex.and BLAH.