Monday, June 1, 2015

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

Release Date: June 2, 2015 from NAL
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"Logan 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 Thoughts:

With a companion series like this it is very hard to keep each book fresh and original and have it live up to the previous books in the series, but Samantha Young continually manages to not only meet expectations but exceed them. This series will forever be a favorite of mine and this book was a great way to wrap up the series. I am incredibly sad that there will never be another On Dublin Street book to look forward to, but I take comfort in the fact that I will be able to go back and visit these characters time and time again. I feel like I have gone on a journey with these characters and I feel as if I really do know them. I’ve watched them grow and make mistakes and become this wonderful incredible family that I am just happy to pretend I can be a part of.

In this book we meet Grace. Grace was a character I could really see some of myself in and I loved that I was able to relate to her. Grace is quiet and reserved and does not like confrontation. So when she has a pretty rude and loud neighbor, it is hard for her to speak up about it. Grace has not had an easy life and her childhood was not the best. I admired her for doing what she did and taking charge of her life, but I felt for her and that she battled her insecurities daily.

Logan took me a bit longer to warm up to. Honestly I agreed with Grace in the beginning. Some of the crap he pulled was kinda rude. But Logan is a good guy and I did love him. He is cocky and charming and oh so hot. As Grace fell for him, I fell right alongside her. He is a good man and while he may doubt that about himself, anyone who knows him knows differently.

My favorite thing about Moonlight On Nightingale Way though actually had nothing to do with the romance (although I did love that). Outside of the romance there is another element to the story that I absolutely adored. I can’t say much because it could be considered a spoiler. But I’ll just say that this change in Logan’s life referenced in the blurb not only impacts him but it truly impacts Grace as well. It brought out the best in both of these characters and I absolutely adored this aspect. I also liked that it brought a different tone to this book in comparison to the rest of the series and made it stand out in terms of the storyline.

While it had the refreshing aspect I mentioned above, it also felt like On Dublin Street and Down London Road got together and made a little baby book and named it Moonlight On Nightingale Way. This book combined my favorite aspects of those two books, added in some twists, and made another great book. Considering those two are my favorites of the series, it obviously made me really love this book as well. I want to be clear that it doesn’t feel repetitive at all; there were just some elements I was happy to see again in a different light.

As with any book in this series, I loved checking in with the gang again. They are probably my favorite fictional family and I just love how welcoming they are. They are so loving and caring and just continue to open their arms to those who need them. Seeing everyone living out their happily ever after’s warms my heart. I also need to mention that this book has the best epilogue in the history of forever and I know everyone is going to love it.

All in all, Moonlight On Nightingale Way was a great way to close out the series. I look forward to visiting the Carmichael-Sutherland-MacCabe-Sawyer-D’Alessandro-Walker-MacLeod-Nichols family again and again.

6 comments:

  1. Pretty cover, and its fun for me when I see a lot of myself in a character

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  2. I'm curious as to what the other aspect of the story was that you loved so much! And I love encountering characters you can relate to :) I'm so behind with reading Young's books *major sad face* I need to fix that!

    Lovely review my friend!

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  3. YAY! I'm so glad you liked this one! It's always hard when a beloved series ends, but I am so glad you loved all of these books. You have me so excited to get to them!

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  4. Oh, a baby from ODS & DLR?! I like! Of course, I've loved this series from the beginning so I have no doubt this book will be amazing when I finally get to it, lol. I'm SO behind! And yes, I love checking in w/fave couples.

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  5. I'm glad that this far into a series it's still good. Great review.

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  6. You know I bumped this up ahead of some of my other reads after you finished this one and shared your feels. On Dublin Street and Down London Road are my two faves in this series, so I'm just giddy at the thought of this installment. And I cannot WAIT to check in with the gang again! Wonderful, beautiful review! I can't wait to start reading and send you allll the texts -- lol. *squish*

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