Book Title: Down London Street
Author: Samantha Young
Genre: Adult / Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars & Wow
Book hangover: yes for yummy Scots man
Stand Alone / Series: Stand Alone . There’s other spinoff Down London Street
Read if you enjoy: Dirty talking Scots man-Caveman / Giddy Read / Swoon worthy male / trouble past / Love triangle
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
My honest review:
I love It! Ever since On Dublin street, I have missed all the characters, so it was such a delight to relive the gang again.
In ‘On Dublin street’, Jo was portrayed as a material girl. This book however shows her real struggles in taking care of her teenage brother & alcoholic mother after running away from an abusive father. She’s so concern for her brother well being to a point that she’s didn’t realised that she’s shutting up her true-self with the man she’s with. Well that’s until she meet Cameron MacCabe. Cam is a funny-smart mouth Scotsman, who can be insensitive & too quick too judge at times, but still very loving & sexy man to drool for once we get to know him.
Written from Jo’s point of view this story takes you through the conflict Jo faces in choosing between the stable relationship she has with the man that adore her and the undeniable attraction she felt towards the her new sexy colleague Camden McCabe. Camden was a very judgemental person at first, accusing Jo as a heartless gold digger but as they get closely acquainted Camden seem to be more and more intrigued with Jo’s life. She has never been open about her family secret to any one other than her best friend Jos, so having to open up Camden about her family & her past, was not easy for Jo.