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On Dublin Street

(On Dublin Street #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  190,414 ratings  ·  10,313 reviews
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, wher
Kindle Edition, 372 pages
Published August 31st 2012
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Alina I'm guessing like this one you mean love\hate, angst, tragic past?
if yes, try:
- Archer's Voice by Sheridan Mia
- Braking him by R.K Lilley (there's als…more
I'm guessing like this one you mean love\hate, angst, tragic past?
if yes, try:
- Archer's Voice by Sheridan Mia
- Braking him by R.K Lilley (there's also vol.2 which is Braking Her).
- The Air He Breathes by Cherry Brittainy
- In flight by R.K Lilley (note this has a BDSM relationship).

if you're loking for another Alpha male story that is just sweet, try:
- The Gamble by Kristen Ashley
- Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey(less)
Alina no BDSM and no Dom\Sub, but the male is definetlly an alpha male.

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Rachel (BAVR)
Some spoilers ahead!

Oh, good grief. Before I even get started, let's just establish a couple of facts about this review:

1) I know my opinion is not the popular one (at the moment).
2) I do not feel guilty about Fact #1.
3) Therefore, I am going to be brutally honest.

If I could go back in time one week and erase the crazed idea I got to read On Dublin Street, I would. Even though I'm an avid romance reader, I have incredibly shitty luck with contemporaries, mainly because I expect modern characte
Blacky *Romance Addict*
“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 it.”

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My 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
Oct 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ebook
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* But...I 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 tal
This book has ruined me for others...I 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 success...but I'll add my 2-cents anyway. I l
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

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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 c
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
I have one question .


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) added a dramatic tone in the story which I really liked.

The first chapter described the first time they met each other.

Guess what???Everything was OK until Braden opened his mouth.

"I have
Oct 24, 2012 rated it liked it

2.5 stars


41/2 to 5 stars with a caveat

Oh 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 behavio
Nov 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
So… this was awful.

To say that I didn’t like “Fifty Shades of Grey” is the understatement of the year. It was one of the worst books I’ve ever read – a sexist, woman shaming badly written fan-fiction that romanticised an abusive jerk, made “Twilight” look like Dostoyevsky and left us all a little relieved that our own pornographic fan-fiction wasn’t so terrible in comparison. For some reason I have yet to figure out, the series has become wildly popular, with all three books occupy spaces in the
Stacia (the 2010 club)
My thought process in stages as I was reading this book :

Starts out strong...okay, this is interesting...nice, he's pretty smokin' in that alpha male kind of way...hell yeah, this is some hot sex...wow, I like how this story has different layers to it...hold up, he did not just - SIGH...and I think I'm going to start skimming now...okay, 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 norm
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3 Emotionally Unavailable Stars

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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 b
~ Becs ~
I read a lot of contemporary romances, most of them really very good, but every now and then a book comes along that just WOWS you and you know that what you’re reading is really very special. This is THAT book. I loved every second, stayed up way too late to finish it and then couldn’t sleep because it consumed me with its emotional intensity and I couldn’t get it out of my head.

Braden is an incredible hero – I loved him so much. There are book heroes that you like, some that you really love an
Jesus C!

Braden Carmichael has got to be one of the hottest book boys I've read since Kellan Kyle AND Christian Grey. Yes. You read that correctly. Braden Carmichael had my "knickers" in a twist from the moment his sexy Scottish accent entered my life...

"Most women would be taking advantage of my imprisonment in the taxi with them-chew my ear off, shove their phone number in my face...as well as other things."
"Wow, you really think a lot of yourself."

He grinned back at me, his teeth white but im
Aestas Book Blog
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Almost 4 stars

"I know you love me, Jocelyn, because there's no fucking way I can be this much in love with you, and not have you feel the same way. It's not possible."

I feel pretty torn about how to rate this book. The guy was FUCKHOT!! I loved him. He reminded me a lot of Gideon Cross. But that being said, to me, the heroine's actions and denial of their feelings for each other brought the story down for me. I still did like the story, but her issues and reluctance to commit to the relatio
"That's All" Ash
Seriously: my cheeks hurt from smiling so much!

And there are dishes in my kitchen that are about, I kid you not, ten feet high because I just haven’t been able to get to them in the last day. The same goes for my laundry. And there’s a distinct *butt* print in my favorite chair, because that damn thing really is a little too comfy for its own good.

And you wanna know what caused this?


That’s what.

Gah, guys… it’s SO FUGGIN’ good!! Like, finger-lickin’ good. :)

♦ “No human relation g
The Burning Rose (Jess)
4/5 stars.
Review to come.

Re-reading. I want to complete the whole series. So excited 😁
chan ☆
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Sophie's Reading Corner
Update 8/6/15: Full review now posted.

Jocelyn "Joss" Butler is an orphan girl who moves in Scotland four years after the terrible accident that took her family away from her. While trying to restart her life, Joss is ignoring her past on purpose and doesn't face her demons, something that makes her struggle in her present life, trying not to get attached to people around her in fear of also losing them.

Her whole world is about to change when she's going to move in her new flat, at Dublin Stree
Samantha Young
Feb 03, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Um... I liked it! :p
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Sep 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing

"I can't get the thought of you beneath me, and that hair spread out across my pillow while I move inside you, out of my head.
" Oh. God. "
But I think mostly it's your eyes. I want something from them no one else gets from them." "And what's that?" I asked, my voice low, almost hoarse. His words had affected me as deeply as any aphrodisiac.
"Soft." His own voice had deepened with the highly sexual atmosphere. "Soft the way only a woman's can be after she's come for me.
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An American romance in Scotland!

My title is a bit of a teaser, it is only the heroine Jocelyn that is American and actually her mother was from Scotland which was why she decided to move there, but I really liked a few scenes in this book hat played up her American heritage because in the romance genre we see a lot of book’s written by British authors and they have the British words for certain things and I kind of liked it that this heroine called out the differences and made a few jokes about
Tough Critic Book Reviews
Sep 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
I went into this book with absolutely no expectations, not a single one, I just wanted to read a book, any book. Well knock me flat on my ass because I didn't expect that. I didn't expect awesome on a stick (a really hot stick named Braden). Expectations be damned!

If we're talking cock full of awesome, then why not 5-stars? Well...the first 30ish percent I just wasn't sure. Do I like this book? Where's it going? Is more coming? Is it getting better? What do I think? I DON'T KNOW!! Then all of th
♡Karlyn P♡
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 big stars! ON DUBLIN STREET is easily one of the best books I read all year!!! I was blown away by this story.

What started off as just another typical girl-meets-boy type romance story, ended up being so much more. The emotions I went through reading this was a roller-coaster ride. I cried, laughed, screamed, swooned, worried, and even got pissed off. I wanted to shake Joss at times, and tell her to let go and just trust Braden. But it was her story, and she had a lot to overcome. In the end,

This book made me create new shelves, named 'are you fucking kidding me?' and 'disappointments'.

After finishing On Dublin Street, i have to ask you guys a question. What the heck is all the hype about?

world gone mad

To all the fans of this book, i'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Meet Jocelyn...

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Who is she?

A 20 something year old woman who is afraid of people. Of letting them in and getting attached to them. She likes being alone because no one asks her personal questions she doesn't want to answer.

5 Stars! RAWRRRRRR! I am in LOVE with Braden Carmichael, my bags are packed and I'm moving to Dublin Street!

Aside from some repetitiveness with Jocelyn's dialogue, it was almost the perfect book! There was tragedy, drama, lust, passion, love, humor, fun, fantastic dialogue and it was SSSSSSSSSIZZLING!

I'm not going to get into the story too much, but this book had two of the best and most realistic scenes I've ever read. One had me laughing so hard, I had tears running down my face. We always fea
Lady Heather
5 shiny stars!!

I finished this book a couple of days ago, and it has been with me in the back of my mind ever since. I wanted to take the time to ponder what this story meant to me, because I gotta tell you...I was on an emotional roller-coaster while reading it!


The characters were..well...AMAZING!
The author introduces us to Jocelyn at the young age of 14. Everything is 'perfect' in her life. She has loving parents and a beautiful little sister whom she adores, then suddenly tragedy strik
Nov 19, 2021 rated it it was ok
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Phuong ✯
I have only one thing highlighted and it's this paragraph:

Braden nodded. “That’s right. You don’t love me, but you care about me.” He shrugged. “Well I could give a shit about you.”
I locked my jaw, trying so hard to hold in the tears.
“As a matter of fact, I fucked someone else last night.”
You ever had a shotgun bullet blast through your stomach? No? Me neither. But I have a feeling what I felt when Braden said that would be similar to being blasted by a shotgun. And really, not even the be
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Top Ten Reasons to read On Dublin Street:

10. Braden is….possessive.

“Braden, I’m not yours.”

His arms tightened. “For the next three months you are. I mean it, Jocelyn. No one else touches you.”

“In public, you’re Joss Butler. Cool, self-possessed. In bed, you’re Jocelyn Butler – you’re hot, babe. Uncontrolled. Needy. Sweet,” he breathed. “I like that I know that. I don’t like the fact that other men do too.”

9. Did I mention possessive?

“Let go of her, asshole, before I tear the flesh from your han
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it

Here I was, thinking that I would be enjoying a nice, uncomplicated romance.

Well instead,I was completely BOWLED OVER!!!

The story starts with a prologue---(Virginia)

Jocelyn Butler is in her class.Her greatest worry—Kyle Ramsey likes her.But her best friend Dru has a huge crush on Kyle.So,she is trying to deflect his attentions.The Principal comes to her class with cops.Her name is called…..and suddenly she has greater worries.Why were they calling her?Had something happe
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Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She's been nominated for several Goodreads Choice Awards. Samantha writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction and is currently published in 31 countries.
She resides in Scotland.


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