REVIEW: Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young

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Moonlight on Nightingale Way #6

On Dublin Street Book Six

(While each book is about a different couple, I do recommend reading the entire series in order)

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♦BLURB♦

Logan from Echoes of Scotland Street is back with his own smoldering story, as the New York Times bestselling On Dublin Street series returns…

Logan spent two years paying for the mistakes he made. Now, he’s ready to start over. He has a great apartment, a good job, and plenty of women to distract him from his past. And one woman who is driving him to distraction…

Grace escaped her manipulative family by moving to a new city. Her new life, made to suit her own needs, is almost perfect. All she needs to do is find her Mr. Right—or at least figure out a way to ignore her irresistible yet annoying womanizer of a neighbor.

Grace is determined to have nothing to do with Logan until a life-changing surprise slowly begins turning the wild heartbreaker into exactly the kind of strong, stable man she’s been searching for. Only just when she begins to give into his charms, her own messy past threatens to derail everything they’ve worked to build…

 

♦6-STAR REVIEW♦

The true emotional depth of this novel is impossible to explain. The emotional struggle and identity of each character was both similar yet different. Ms. Young, I daresay, has written her best work yet. It has elements similar to her past work, but yet it didn’t follow the typical narrative. It was refreshing, and the focus into the build up of both the characterization and the relationship was perfect. There was no unnecessary drama; I felt like it was a true representation of life. These two people, Grace and Logan, have got to be my most favorite yet.

Grace has created her own family. After running from hers who did nothing but tear her down, she’s created an environment of people around her who only lift her up. Grace was logical, intelligent, brave, and sassy. I loved that she always thought things through, didn’t jump to conclusions, and was open-minded enough to always care first. She, at twenty eight, felt the most palpable. I wanted to know her, possess some of her qualities, and root for her. She was truly selfless, and was never one to think the worst of someone. She didn’t make rash decisions or act out.

Logan is adjusting to time outside of prison. He’s struggling with the stress and trauma from what life was like behind bars; and he’s also making up for lost time. He’s lost a lot of self value since his stint, and he carries that thought on his body like a shield. Logan’s the most level-headed alpha I’ve met in a book. He’s a complete stand-up guy who has a big heart, but allows himself emotional distance when he feels it necessary. I loved him and what he was for Grace; both someone who has similar issues as her, and someone who always uplifted others. And while he was a little broody and standoffish, he also had the ability to be completely open and welcoming. He could turn that side on for people he believed in and trusted.

The writing…oh it was warm, and compelling, and great. Honestly I opened this book and didn’t stop until I was done. The ODS series is a favorite of mine, and getting closure at the end of a series can be extremely difficult, but it was pulled off. We get to feel like everyone was touched upon, that we can actually hold our hands up and wave goodbye, and feel good about it; to know that our beloved characters will be happy and continue to thrive. This story was so different and invigorating. It was incredibly deep but also happy. As I said, I really can’t come up with the right words to describe how it made me feel. It just did. It was just perfect.

 

♦SERIES♦

ODS Series

On Dublin Street Series:

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#1.5 – Until Fountain Bridge (Novella) → http://amzn.to/1PoO3A7
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#2.5 – Castle Hill (Novella) → http://amzn.to/1H7OKUD
#3 – Before Jamaica Lane → http://amzn.to/1KbvBrd
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#5 – Echoes of Scotland Street → http://amzn.to/ZaooCd
#5.5 – Valentine (Novella) → http://amzn.to/1A5frwf (FREE)
#6 – Moonlight on Nightingale Way → http://amzn.to/1zGFr0q

 

♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦

SamanthaYoung

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She’s been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance 2012 for her international bestselling novel ON DUBLIN STREET and Best Romance 2014 for BEFORE JAMAICA LANE. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha’s first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in twenty-eight countries.

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