27. February 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young, 336 pages, read by Nikki, on 02/20/2013

On Dublin StreetJocelyn Butler has been living in Scotland the past 4 years. After her parents, little sister and best friend died back in the states she decided to move to Scotland to forget her tragic past. Jocelyn doesn’t let anybody get close to her for fear that she would have to go through the grief of losing somebody she cares about again. Then she moves into an apartment with a new roommate who she slowly begins to care about. But what she didn’t expect is to fall for her new roommates brother, Braden Carmichael. Braden is a well off business man, who is used to getting what he wants. And he wants Jocelyn.

This book was ok for me. It was a typical romance book, but only I didn’t seem to like the main character Jocelyn much at all. Her constant battle to keep people from getting close to her was annoying. She seemed selfish in acting like she didn’t care for people who obviously cared for her. It took the entire book for her to finally admit she cared for a friend who they thought was dying. Her relationship with her last friend also, was disturbing and a complete put off for me for the character. Maybe it’s me though. Distancing yourself from other people to protect yourself seems utterly selfish and dumb. I’d rather go through the grief of losing someone I cared about, rather than be alone my whole life.

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