Four years ago, Jocelyn Butler left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Edinburgh. Burying the grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without any real attachments has worked well for her so far but when Joss moves into a fantastic apartment on Dublin Street, her carefully guarded world is shaken to its core by her new roommate’s sexy older brother.
Braden Carmichael is a man who always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Jocelyn in his bed. Knowing how skittish Joss is concerning any kind of relationship, Braden proposes a sexual arrangement that should satisfy the intense attraction between them without it developing into anything ‘more’. An intrigued Jocelyn agrees, completely unprepared for the Scotsman and his single-minded determination to strip the stubborn young woman bare…to the very soul.
One word: BRAEDON!!! I think I want to move to Scotland and find my very own Braedon!!! He is everything a man should be and so much more!!! *swoon*
I found this book to be a really good read but with that said, there were a few things that left me feeling a little unsure. I thought the story moved way too fast, I wanted to feel Joss’s panic attacks and I thought the surgery surrounding Ellie was a breezy topic. With those things aside, I thought the book was good and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
I absolutely loved the push & pull between Joss and Braedon because that’s the best way to start off a steamy and I mean, steamy romance. Those intimate moments were so HOT that it would make your inner-goddess do back-flips. The banter between Joss and a few of the characters were hysterical but the scene where she “broke wind” with Braedon made me laugh uncontrollably. I was mortified and hysterical with giggles all at the same time!
I absolutely looooooved Ellie!!! Ellie and Adam were two characters that could have been their own book because I wanted to learn more about their relationship. It’s a beautiful thing when sub-characters pull you in from the get-go!
Joss’s loss of her family makes her one tough BEATCH which made it difficult to watch her push away people who care for her, Braedon included. But it was Ellie’s illness that woke Joss up from a path of pure isolation and oh my goodness, I didn’t see that whole situation coming a mile away!!! Talk about family drama!
This book delivers humor, steamy passion, drama and above all…romance!! If you haven’t put this book on your TBR pile, do it now because it will not disappoint!
I look forward to reading more books by Samantha Young.