Review: Moonlight on Nightingale Way (#6, On Dublin Street) by Samantha Young

My Thoughts

Sexy, emotional, addictive and a wonderful finale to an amazing series.

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Synopsis

moonlight on nightingale way coverLogan from Echoes of Scotland Street is back with his own smoldering story, as the New York Times bestselling On Dublin Street series returns…

Logan spent two years paying for the mistakes he made. Now, he’s ready to start over. He has a great apartment, a good job, and plenty of women to distract him from his past. And one woman who is driving him to distraction…

Grace escaped her manipulative family by moving to a new city. Her new life, made to suit her own needs, is almost perfect. All she needs to do is find her Mr. Right—or at least figure out a way to ignore her irresistible yet annoying womanizer of a neighbor.

Grace is determined to have nothing to do with Logan until a life-changing surprise slowly begins turning the wild heartbreaker into exactly the kind of strong, stable man she’s been searching for. Only just when she begins to give into his charms, her own messy past threatens to derail everything they’ve worked to build…

My Review

What a perfect, heartfelt finale to a much-loved series. I can remember reading On Dublin Street for the first time and falling in love with Joss and Braden, and now, so many stories later, with characters like Liv, Shannon, Jo, Hannah and Ellie, we finally get the story of Logan (whom we met in Echoes of Scotland) and Grace. I loved how Logan and Grace’s story delivered so much emotion. There is a lot of addictive angst, a lot of feels in their back stories, the situations they face, the burgeoning emotions they feel for each other. I thought the plot was very well paced as the story alternated between internal and external struggles, giving us deeper insight into each protagonist. In this case, both Grace and Logan have not had it easy… have not had the support they needed from their family. They’ve each had to become someone else to survive experiences that marred them deeply. But before they shared emotions, and way before they shared a bed, they couldn’t stand each other.

Logan MacLeod was a womanizer. A bevy of women screamed it so, as Grace could attest. She was Logan’s neighbor, and every scream of ecstasy pounded through her walls as she tried to work late into the evenings. One day she had enough, and when she confronts her playboy neighbor, she didn’t expect him to be so alluring, good-looking…. and wholly frustrating! As a result, a wonderfully antagonist relationship ensues.

Grace has been looking for a man to love, who will love her, but she keeps colliding with the worst of them. Meanwhile, Logan has a past that has made him a different man, clinging to women as a way to escape everything inside. Yet, the only thing they know about each other is every insulting comment slung each time an untimely encounter happens. But one day, Grace is there when a life-altering bomb is dropped and she’s swept up in a heartbreaking situation, helping Logan in a way she never would have expected.

Their story is filled with so much hurt and heartbreak, misunderstandings and misconceptions, but also so much rightness, love and acceptance. Samantha Young did a great job setting up a story with great balance between sexy and sweet, romance and angst, humor and heartbreak. I couldn’t put it down and many scenes got to me in a way I didn’t expect emotionally. The end was bittersweet bliss, but the perfect finale for such a great series. I look forward to reading more of what Young will throw at us next.

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  1. I’m excited to get to this one! I’ll be so sad to say goodbye to this series!

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