Also in this series: Down London Road, Before Jamaica Lane, Fall from India Place
Series: On Dublin Street #5
Published by NAL on October 7th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
From the New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street comes a seductive story of forgiving the past and making up for lost time.…
Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wake-up call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she’s sworn off men—especially those of the bad-boy variety.
Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid—gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man who’s ready to find “the one.” He’s determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude to win her heart.
As Shannon opens up in the face of Cole’s steady devotion, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when Shannon’s past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them—and tear them apart for good.…
Another wonderful addition that Samantha Young brings to the Dublin Street series. We see so much growth in this group of family and friends that come together during the good and the hard times.
Echoes At Scotland Street is a story that will lift your spirits but also push your emotional limits at times. Our delicious key players for this story are:
- Cole Walker, our sexy bad boy hero, tattooed and charming and women chase him but at the heart is a good guy with a heart of gold.
- Shannon MacLeod, our lovely heroine, spirited and been burned by bad boys and considers herself to have the worst luck in men.
This story was pretty interesting to read and I have been admiring Cole for most of the series especially in seeing what a good brother he was to Jo–a heroine in book 2. We see in his true element, a talented artist working in a high end tattoo parlor. Now I haven’t had the chance to read too many books that take place in a tattoo parlor and I found that Young did a wonderful job in writing up the set up of this story. Our heroine, is looking for a job and finds a secretarial job and runs into Cole, a boy she once knew when she was a teenager and felt a connection. But Shannon tends to think she has the worst luck in men, they tend to all be very toxic and betray her in one form or another and is estranged from her family. At first she makes a certain assumption about Cole, that he is like all the other men she has been with previously. Which causes some intense tension and our heroine has to prove to Cole how sorry she really is. Because Shannon soon realizes that Cole isn’t the bad boy that he appears to be and appearances can be deceiving. But this isn’t the first time that Shannon makes a mistake with Cole. And she will be faced with a difficult decision either her family or the man she loves?
You’re worth every bad thing that’s ever happened to me, because going through them led me to you.
What I found simply wonderful about this book that made the biggest impression on me was our hero. He was definitely dreamy and even though he is a bit of a playboy at times, he also is a good one, a true keeper. He also isn’t as cocky as you would expect. In fact, our of all the heroes, this author has written, Cole is probably my favorite to read so far. There is something so compelling about his character, and how true he is to himself. I truly adored the changes we see in our heroine. She has been burned so much in her life, and my heart really broke for her situation. So I tried not to judge her too harshly. What I respected about the way her character was written is how realistic she is. She really grows and learns to fight for herself and what she really wants in life and I just admired that. And she learns some tough lessons but I did like that she comes through for the reader and you learn to become endeared by her character.