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On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
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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 best friend died when she was a teen. So some emotional issues is totally understandable, but damn.

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Joss came off in this book as a cold bitch. I get she was suppose to be emotionally damaged and have all kinds of walls up. But she ended up coming off with no personality traits. She was so standoffish that I as a reader didn't get to really know her either. Other than the fact that she hurt Braden and Ellie over and over again with her cowardly ways and coldness. She shut herself off from everyone. For 8 years she didn't deal with her loss or anything really. She just lived in a cowardly state of denial. I would have been fine with that. I would have understood and been sympathetic had that crap stopped when she fell in love with Braden. But nope she hurt him over and over. She pushed him away when he needed her the most. She did it so much that I lost all sympathy for her and just wanted to bitch slap her and tell her to get over it already.

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Braden and Ellie I loved. Braden was sexy and I loved his single minded pursuit of Joss. He wanted her and he wasn't going to take no for an answer. I however didn't get what he seen in her at all. She must have had the magical pussy, because she treated him like shit for almost the whole book. Braden was caveman sexy and had a charm that jumped off the pages. So while I really liked the hero and his sister and I enjoyed parts of this book Joss really brought this read down for me. Although I will say that I didn't hate Joss she just drove me nuts.
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Reading Progress

January 1, 2016 – Shelved
January 1, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
February 24, 2017 – Started Reading
February 26, 2017 – Shelved as: read-in-2017
February 26, 2017 – Finished Reading
May 24, 2017 – Shelved as: contemporary-romance

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Michelle Enjoy huni I luvd this series xxx


Sophia Triad Awesome review Jessica! I loved this one :)


message 3: by Quirky Omega (new)

Quirky Omega Braden's dogged pursuit of Ellie was really admirable. And it never felt just obsessions, that is what made him even better.


message 4: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Great review Jessica! Too bad about the annoying heroine though. :)


Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth Great review, hon!


Wendy Awesome review sweets ;) xoxo


message 7: by Alp (new) - rated it 3 stars

Alp Great review, Jessica. You nailed it! Totally agree with everything you said. :)


message 8: by River (new)

River great review Jess! I tried reading this one a few years ago and it wasn't for me.


✦❋Arianna✦❋ Great review, hon! ;)


~Anna's ƦªϻƁℓℹռg$~ Fab review, hon! Sorry you didn't like the heroine. xx


message 11: by DW (new)

DW Great review, honey!! ;)


message 12: by Paula (new)

Paula Great review, Jessica! :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Michelle wrote: "Enjoy huni I luvd this series xxx"

Thanks Michelle Glad you enjoyed this series :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Ana wrote: "Enjoy Jess xoxo"

Thanks Ana :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Sophia wrote: "Awesome review Jessica! I loved this one :)"

Thanks Sophia glad you enjoyed this one :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Quirky Omega wrote: "Braden's dogged pursuit of Ellie was really admirable. And it never felt just obsessions, that is what made him even better."

I loved Braden :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Sandra wrote: "Great review Jessica! Too bad about the annoying heroine though. :)"

Thanks Sandra :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆ wrote: "Great review, hon!"

Thanks Astrid :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Wendy wrote: "Awesome review sweets ;) xoxo"

Thanks Wendy :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Alp wrote: "Great review, Jessica. You nailed it! Totally agree with everything you said. :)"

Thanks Alp :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession River wrote: "great review Jess! I tried reading this one a few years ago and it wasn't for me."

Thanks River Joss drove me crazy :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Arianna✦❋SteamyReadsBlog❋✦ wrote: "Great review, hon! ;)"

Thanks Arianna :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Anna's Ramblings ☘ ͏͏ wrote: "Fab review, hon! Sorry you didn't like the heroine. xx"

Thanks Anna I loved Braden lol :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession DW wrote: "Great review, honey!! ;)"

Thanks DW :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Paula wrote: "Great review, Jessica! :)"

Thanks Paula :)


message 26: by Judith (new)

Judith Great review,darling,x


 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕ Terrific review Sweetie! <3 xoxo


message 28: by Kiri Fiona (new)

Kiri Fiona Oooh, I'm no good with emotionally stunted heroines. Might have to come back to this one later. Thanks for the awesome review, Jess xox


NiCoLeTa E. I'm from those people that loved this book but to be totally honest with you, it was from my first book of those kind of books and i've read it before many years so I'm having my doubts of what i would felt if i was reading it at the presence!!!! LOL
Lovely honest review, huni!!! ;-)) xxx


message 30: by Dali (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dali Fab review Jessica.


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Judith wrote: "Great review,darling,x"

Thanks Judith :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Sonya-❥Chatterbooks book blog ❥ wrote: "Terrific review Sweetie! <3 xoxo"

Thanks Sonya :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Kiri Fiona wrote: "Oooh, I'm no good with emotionally stunted heroines. Might have to come back to this one later. Thanks for the awesome review, Jess xox"

She was a hard one to read! Thanks Kiri :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession NiCoLeTa E. wrote: "I'm from those people that loved this book but to be totally honest with you, it was from my first book of those kind of books and i've read it before many years so I'm having my doubts of what i w..."

I have done that before read something and thought it was great and as my taste change go back and not like it as much. Thanks Nicoleta :)


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Dali wrote: "Fab review Jessica."

Thanks Dali :)


message 36: by Lakshmi (new)

Lakshmi C Wonderful review, Jess :) My thoughts exactly - loved Braden & Ellie, didn't care much for Joss.


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Lakshmi wrote: "Wonderful review, Jess :) My thoughts exactly - loved Braden & Ellie, didn't care much for Joss."

Thanks Lakshmi it was hard to like Joss when she was such a cold jerk lol :)


Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥ I was looking forward to reading this book too because of all of the amazing review, so thanks for the heads up about Joss! I'll definitely keep her personality warning in mind before starting. Great review, Jessica!


Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession Jen (in her Unicorn Bubble) wrote: "I was looking forward to reading this book too because of all of the amazing review, so thanks for the heads up about Joss! I'll definitely keep her personality warning in mind before starting. Gre..."

Thanks Jen when you do read it I hope you love it as much as all my other friends did :)


Michelle Sorry u didn't enjoy this huni xxx


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