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One simple lesson in seduction between two friends can turn into so much more…

Despite her outgoing demeanor, Olivia is painfully insecure around the opposite sex—usually, she can’t get up the nerve to approach guys she’s interested in. But moving to Edinburgh has given her a new start, and, after she develops a crush on a sexy postgrad, she decides it’s time to push past
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379 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by NAL
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Christy
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Before Jamaica Lane is the third installment in the ODS series. I love Samantha Youngs writing, and with the exception of On Dublin Street, this is my favorite book of hers yet! It was a wonderful combination of funny, steamy, swoony, sweet and ansgty. A beautiful friends to lovers story!

Olivia has been to Scotland for a while now. She’s settling in. She has a job she loves as a librarian, her father, her ‘family’ which consists of Jo and Cole, and her friends. Nate has become one of her very b
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Blacky *Romance Addict*


I am a huge sucker for the best friends to lovers thing, and this one worked for me splendidly :D

It was so sweet and swoony, even angsty at some points and *sigh*, I just loved it <3


Louise
A fantastic book to begin the year!
You should definitely read this book.
What held me captive was Nate and Olivia. The moment they were introduced in Down London Road you know they will just "click" as a couple and eager to want to have their own book, I'm happy that they got one and it was awesome.
The highlight in the story was their engaging relationship.
Their chemistry together made the sexy scenes explosive.
How they connect emotionally because of their past intertwined them and made their bon
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Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤
5 FUNNY,SEXY, EMOTIONAL STARS

"You're the first person I though of"
"The only one I wanted here with me."


Wow I loved it!!!I didn't like the previous book and I wasn't sure for this one! But after I read some of the reviews I decided to read it!! And I wasn't disappointed!! This was really good!! I loved the story and the characters!!! There were so many emotional scenes. I really wanted to cry!!
I didn't want this book to end!! I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite books from this
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Patrycja



Title: Before Jamaica Lane
Series: On Dublin Street #3
Author: Samantha Young
Release Date: January 7th, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)




Samantha Young once again done a very well job. I can only congratulate her writing this wonderful mix of fluffy, fuzzy emotions, angst, hot sex and heartwarming romance. Before Jamaica Lane is a cute story that I highly recommend to every fan of ‘best friends to lovers’ kind of stories. Why? Because it made me laugh, s
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Catarina
4,5 Seductive Stars!!

This starts when Olivia asks Nate to give her seduction lessons.
After all, Nate is a sexy-as-sin playboy who jumps from one-night-stand to another and Olivia is a shy girl that doesn’t know exactly how to connect with the opposite gender.
Since they are best-friends and geeks-soul-mates they believe that it will not going to interfere with their friendship. (Yeah, right.)

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So, since you all see where this is going, I’ll be short. Obviously their agreement starts to change th
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Jen
4.5 Stars

"You have next to no experience and I have too much.”
My mouth twisted with annoyance. “It’s not really a good time to brag about that shit, Nathaniel.”
He grinned at me. “I’m not bragging. I’m helping.”
“Helping?”
“Helping you.”
“Helping me how?”
“Helping you get laid.”


That’s it Nate. Take one for the team! Olivia and Nathaniel have been best friends for nine months, ever since meeting through the rest of the Dublin Street crowd. Olivia’s been insanely attracted to Nate from the beginning, b
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♥~♥Geri ~ the HEA junkie ♥~♥
5 stars!!

WARNING: This review may contain slight spoilers and copious amount of sentences starting with "I loved..."

I've always been a sucker for books with a friends-to-lovers theme and Before Jamaica Lane is one of the better ones out in the sea of books with similar tropes. Yes, the recurring themes in this book has been done a number of times but what set this apart from other books is the connection and the chemistry between the two main characters.

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We met Olivia and Nate during Cam and Jo
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Lisa Jayne
FIVE PERFECT STARS.

"One simple lesson in seduction between two friends can turn into so much more."

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I loved everything, and I mean everything about this perfectly romantic novel. I've been told over and over again that I would love this story, and to those of you who knew me enough well of course you were completely correct. I didn't want this book to ever end. This story came complete with the perfect heroine, an outrageously gorgeous hero and a story line that left me weak at the knees, bravo
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Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
Nate and Olivia are best friends but can their friendship survive being lovers as well?

Likes:

• Olivia...I think we can all relate to her in one way or another. I loved her humor and especially her growth.

• Nate...Wow, he really won me over. I liked him before but I guess I never caught on to how yummy he is! His growth was a little harder to read.

• The lessons...OMG, where was my Nate when I needed him? Scratch that...all girls need a Nate!

• Olivia's lingerie.

• Liv and Nate's banter...loved t
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Rachel ♥Reads Ravenously♥
**5 stars!**

“You'll end up living a lonely life if you're waiting around for perfect.”

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So, it's no secret that I absolutely adore Samantha Young's books. There seems to be the perfect balance of angst, happy, and emotional in her writing formula that just works for me as a reader. Ever since I read On Dublin Street, I've been not so subtlety shoving her books down my friends' throats for them to read.

Before Jamaica Lane is the story of library assistant, Olivia and her best guy friend Na
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♥Rachel♥
4.5 Stars

Before Jamaica Lane
is a best-friends-that-turn-into-something more type of romance, albeit, VERY reluctantly and with some heartache along the way. This was such an addictive read I read it in one day, but I can’t say I’m surprised with this story coming from one of my favorite romance authors: Samantha Young.

Olivia has moved to Scotland with her father for a fresh start and to be closer to her father’s sort of adopted daughter, Jo. Olivia is ready for the move after caring for her mo
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Amy (Foxy)
The On Dublin Street series has been all over the place for my star ratings:

»On Dublin Street was definitely ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. I loved that book.
»Down London Road was ★ ★. I felt bored through the majority of the book.
»Before Jamaica Lane is ★ ★ ★.

I spent the first 19% of the book trying to keep tracking of all the characters. It felt like character chaos. I made cliff notes (see below) so I could refer to them as I was reading. I suppose that is expected when you read book 1 in 2012, book 2 in 2013
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Jennifer Kyle
4.5 Stars

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Wow Samantha Young has a fantastic sense of humor! This book had fun banter, one HOT couple, and a terrific group of great friends. What a good read!

Olivia was a lovable heroine who I found to be very relatable. I LOVED her sense of humor, her insecurities and her courage to ask for MORE!!

Nate and Olivia have a terrific friendship and these two would be a perfect couple…

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"Nate, your commitment phobia is showing again." He turned to me in mock horror.

"Where?" He patted his cheeks anxi
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Jacqueline's Reads


4 Stars

I loved On Dublin Street, it was a six star read for me, so I was pretty excited for Down London Road. So, I was pretty shocked on how disappointed I was with Down London Road, considering how much I loved book 1. Now, it’s Before Jamaica Lane and I really, had no expectations.

Before Jamaica Lane is pretty much an adorable read, from start to finish. Samantha Young is getting back to her roots and I think she’s writing more romance than angst, and I’m very grateful for that. Although Jam
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 ♥  Barb ♥

"I'm going to TEACH you...."
4.5 Nate stars



Oh.
Oh, My.
Leaning against the doorjamb, his arms crossed over his chest, was the SEXIEST man I'd ever seen.




This is the 3rd book in the On Dublin Street series. We meet 21 yr old shy, gorgeous, librarian type Olivia, and 27 yr old hot, photographer Nate. Nate is a ladies man or a man-whore if you want to get technical, but he's a good, no scratch that, BEST friend to Olivia.
Olivia doesn't have much experience with sex, and Nate has loads of experience, so
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Susanne


All my friends loved this book. The friends-to-lover and learning-seduction troupes are my favorites! What could go wrong? As it turns out, everything.



I really didn't like the way it was written. I think the language may have hindered me from enjoying what could have been a good story. I don't care for 1-POV past tense. I really missed Nate's perspective. But worse than that, it was written in tell-not-show mood. The author wrote stuff like "I felt so attracted" instead of writing about the actu
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Paula
Edited: 11/21/2014

Nate Sawyer and Olivia Holloway are best friends. From the moment they met, they bonded over their personal losses and the many things they have in common. Olivia moved to Scotland with her father a year ago, after her mother lost her fight with cancer. Nate has experienced his own loss when he was a teenager, in love with a girl named Alana who died of lymphoma. Because they have the same circle of friends, they found they have a lot in common with both being movie geeks and h
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AJ
Oh my heart!!!

Samantha Young has given us the scene that totally ripped my heart out in Before Jamaica Lane – this time from Nate’s POV - and the retelling of one little scene brought back all of the feels that I had when I read the book the first time.

Why, Nate, why????? *sob*. Well, we all suspected why, and now we get to see Nate’s thoughts and feelings throughout the scene so we REALLY know why, and OMG, it’s amazing!

It’s the last thing you want to hear. Don’t make me say it, babe. Don’t h
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♡Karlyn P♡

"It's a manwhore miracle!" <-- loved that line!

4.5 stars. Nate, a drop-dead sexy man-whore and best friend to Olivia, agrees to a no strings attached sexual relationship with Olivia after learning about her utter lack of experience in bed. But crossing the friendship line doesn't come without complications, even when the sex is super hot!

Nate started off as a shallow selfish character, so I wasn't sure I was going to like him. But Samantha Young does a great job of pealing back the layers a
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
:O :O :O :O
MORE? :D :D :D :D :D
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
5 stars



Nate is nursing a broken heart from someone he lost. Olivia is learning the lessons of love. Between the best friends, lines are bound to blur.

I had a fat cheesy grin for half the book. Not only from reuniting with my Braden, but how the gang intereact as well as the chemistry with Nate and Olivia.

I'd be hungover too if I had to fuck Frankenstein


I wasnt sure about the shy librarian, Olivia, but then I felt the growth and confidence in her character.

On Dublin St and Braden will always
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Jo ★The Book Sloth★
5 Friends With Benefits Stars




BJL is my favorite book in the series so far. It was perfect for me. This isn't a word I say easily. Books can be awesome, great, mind-blowing. They rarely are perfect. I can honestly say that I don't have a single thing to complain about.

I loved Nate. I have a thing for redeemed play-boys. I actually like my heroines experienced as well. In my mind it is ten times more romantic when a person who has enjoyed both sides of life in the end chooses to want just you. But
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Emma
Friends to lovers is a favourite of mine. And Before Jamaica Lane hit the spot.
Liv and Nate are best friends. They hang out together all the time. Nate's a player and Liv has it bad for someone that comes into the library she works in. But she gets so nervous and shy around him that she decides to ask Nate to help overcome her problems.
I loved their friendship and closeness. Loved watching it develop into more, even when they both tried to pass it off as just "lessons". They are best friends, t
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Esra
Güzeldi, oldukça akıcıydı kısa sürede bitirdim. ayrıca size ufak bir tavsiye kitabı okumadan önce castle hill adlı kısa hikayeyi okuyunuz. Braden ve joss arasında geçenleri anlamanız için önce onu okumanızx şart. Yazar sevdiğimiz tüm karakterlere oldukça çok yer vermiş. braden-joss, adam-ellie, cam ve jo sürekli bizlerleydi. Olivia ve nate aslında en başından tencere kapak gibilerdi. Deneyimsiz ve kendine güveni olmayan olivia'yı ance manwhore nate açabilirdi :D Erkeklerle daha rahat flört edebi ...more
Didi
I think goodreads should ditch the 5 star rating and switch to an 'out of 10 scale' it would be so much easier. For example, I loved this book but 5 stars don't reflect my love realistically. 4.5 stars is better but I'm thinking an 8 to an 8.5/10. There are different degrees of love when it comes to books right? I loved this and that might signify 5 stars but I would feel like I'm cheating the books I loved to death.....ignore my rant, onto the review!

SO I LOVED THIS. I liked it almost as much a
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Karen
5 STARS.... NO DOUBT!!!!

TOTALLY FREAKING LOVED IT!!!!!! This book here is why I read romance!!!!! It is emotionally charged and full of fabulous dialogue between two incredibly likable characters!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Before Jamaica Lane is the third segment in the On Dublin Street series, and it features the coming together of two friends Olivia Holloway and Nathaniel "Nate" Sawyer. And it totally had me hooting and hawing, laughing and crying, panting and cursing, all while melting into a giant
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Kelli C for "Cross"
I so totally needed this! After a bunch of ho-hums, I needed emotion, passion, complete heat, and a well written story...Samantha Young has given me this! I loved On Dublin Street and I was not expecting for this to become my fave of the series!

Nate and Olivia' tale is truly magical. It is a mash up of witty banter, good humor, ease and affection. Olivia's request to "learn how to be sexy" seemed so fun when presented to Nate, the ever so ready womanizer, as everyone knows he is 100% noncommitta
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Marulett
*Buddy read w/Aly*

RTC but for now...



My Nate:



Sanaa
If you loved ODS, then you will adore this! Sooooo good!

If you loved On Dublin Street but hated Down London Road with Jo, I *urge* to you to get back in this series because Samantha brought back her A-game with this!

Gone is the rich guy type of hero aka Braden from ODS .
Now you have a hot gamer/movie blogger hottie who happens to be a player!


- Nate & Olivia are great friends.
- Olivia is a University librarian. She wants to bolster her confidence with guys because she is extremely shy &
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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 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance 2012 for her international bestseller 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 tw ...more
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