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Before Jamaica Lane (Dublin Street)

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 by in Samantha Young | 0 comments

Before Jamaica Lane (Dublin Street) Book Cover Before Jamaica Lane (Dublin Street)
Dublin Street
Samantha Young

From Amazon.com

The follow-up to the runaway bestsellers ON DUBLIN STREET and DOWN LONDON ROAD

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 her fears and go after what she wants.

Nate Sawyer is a gorgeous player who never commits, but to his close friends, he’s as loyal as they come. So when Olivia turns to him with her relationship woes, he offers to instruct her in the art of flirting and to help her become more sexually confident.

The friendly education in seduction soon grows into an intense and hot romance. But then Nate’s past and commitment issues rear their ugly heads, and Olivia is left brokenhearted. When Nate realizes he’s made the biggest mistake of his life, he will have to work harder than he ever has before to entice his best friend into falling back in love with him—or he may lose her forever….

Foxy's Reviews:

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 and now book 3 in 2014.

Once the story started just focusing on Olivia and Nate it flowed better and was easier to follow. I never got fully immersed in their love story because all the old gang with their issues kept popping up in the story.

I am intrigued by book 4 and 5 because I want to see how Ms. Young does Hannah and Cole’s books. So, I may continue on.

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Cliff notes for me to keep the characters straight while I read this one.

Book 1 – Jocelyn/Joss & Braden
Book 1.5 – Ellie (Braden’s sister) & Adam (Braden’s best friend)
Book 2 – Johanna/Jo (waitress where Joss worked) & Cameron/Cam (bartender where she works)
Book 3 – Olivia/Liv (librarian and & Nate (Cam’s friend)
Cole – Jo’s younger brother
Olivia’s dad – longtime friend of Jo’s dad (in prison)
Clark & Eloide – parents to Hannah & Declan
Mick – Liv’s dad
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SERIES:
On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street, #1) Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2) Before Jamaica Lane (On Dublin Street, #3) Fall from India Place (On Dublin Street, #4) Untitled (On Dublin Street #5)
Continuing story where secondary characters from the first book become the main focus in subsequent books.
Book 1 – Jocelyn & Braden | Book 2 – Johanna & Cameron | Book 3 – Olivia & Nate | Book 4 – Hannah & Marco | Book 5 – Cole & ?

Novellas:
An On Dublin Street Christmas (On Dublin Street, #1.1) Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street, #1.5) Castle Hill (On Dublin Street, #2.5)
(#1.1)(#1.5)(#2.5)

**Won this book in the January monthly book challenge held by New Adult Corner group. Thank you for the book. **

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