Book Review: Echoes of Scotland Street by Samantha Young

October 10, 2014 Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★★

Book Review: Echoes of Scotland Street by Samantha YoungTitle: Echoes of Scotland Street by Samantha Young
Series: On Dublin Street #5
Published by: NAL on October 7, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: The Publisher
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
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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.…

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: Fall From India Place, Moonlight on Nightingale Way
Also by this author: Fall From India Place, Hero, Moonlight on Nightingale Way

One Line: We need more good guys like Cole!

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

Young has managed to do it again! If I haven’t said it already, this series is truly one of my all-time favorites and I just adore Young’s writing. She just has a way with her stories and her characters that really makes you feel for them and the struggles they go through. In Echoes of Scotland Street, we finally get Cole’s story. While I would’ve loved to have read this from his POV, it was still a decent story overall. Shannon is quite the jaded soul and Cole was exactly what she needed in her life. Even though it’s your typical love story, Young puts her own twists and turns in it and makes it into something you can’t stop reading. I literally couldn’t put it down! I also love how Young manages to tie in the title into the story. There is great significance to each location/title with each of the characters and I always liked that about this series.

Shannon has had some pretty crappy luck with men in her life. She’s been lied to, cheated on, robbed by, and plenty worse. It’s not hard to imagine what that would do to a girl and while she had some “shake some sense into you” moments, overall, she was a decent female lead. Cole was just amazing, as I knew he would be. I loved the guy he turned into, very dedicated and super sexy. He’s so patient, understanding, and attentive. Not to mention that boy can work a tattoo gun and rock some sexy tats. Swoon! I have to mention I loved the secondary characters in this book. Simon and Rae were so hilarious!

I will say that I didn’t like how Young just told us that Cole is a “good guy”. Yes, we’ve kind of seen him grow up and all, but still. Those who haven’t read the rest of the series wouldn’t necessarily have a strong connection with him, and either way, I would’ve liked Shannon to have seen him being a truly good and genuine guy. It just made it so that I didn’t connect with their relationship as much at the beginning. BUt I did like them as a couple, and their story, overall.

As always, it was great seeing the whole gang again and checking in on what they’ve been up to. Braden and Marco still have my heart!

If you’ve read any books in this series, then you’ll likely want to grab this one and read it because it’s just as amazing as the rest of them. Plus, it’s COLE!

Captivating writing, engaging characters, and a steady pace make for a great read and this one is definitely that!

About Samantha Young

I’m a 28 year old contemporary and paranormal romance author with 21 titles to my name so far. I love anything that allows me to be creative which means I love my family a whole heck of a lot. They’ve put up with my stories, a number of forced bedroom redecorations, singing, artwork, messy art supplies, a failed attempt at learning guitar, whiny emo music, two house moves (and redecoration) that they should have let me get on with myself but are far too nice to have done so, and a level of sarcasm they only have themselves to blame for since they raised me that way …
As a young girl I never imagined in a million years I’d get to spend my hours day dreaming up stories for myself and other people to enjoy. Much to my delight and amazement there are readers out there who can relate to my dry humour, my mad worlds, and all my heroes and heroines who sometimes do the saving and sometimes just need to be saved. Moreover readers seem to love my home country as much as I do. If I didn’t already love my readers for supporting me, I’d love them for loving Scotland. I’m quite attached to the place.
I find my inspiration in many places but one of the most important is in the world of music. Artists such as The Killers, Amy Macdonald, Biffy Clyro, Birdy, MS MR, The Airborne Toxic Event, Alex Winston, Florence + the Machine, Imagine Dragons, Carolina liar, Arcade Fire, Bastille, The Black Keys, Ingrid Michaelson, Paolo Nutini, Metric, The Naked & the Famous, The National, We Are Scientists, White Lies, The Steeldrivers, Olin & the Moon, The Rumour Said Fire, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Pink, Lana Del Ray, Mumford & Sons, Matchbox Twenty, The Lumineers, La Rocca, Butterfly Boucher and many more inspire the heck out of me.

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