Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare...
Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well- until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.
Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he's determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.
But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won't be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her...
down to the very soul.
Samantha Young is easily one of the best authors to get into today. I fell for her fantasy novels and this one is just as great. Her writing pulls you in, and Joss was a wonderful character to delve into with her sarcastic, guarded exterior battling against a bleeding heart. Braden was just as yummy, with his assertive and easily-endearing way of always getting what he wants. I loved seeing such a playboy change for Joss's sake.
I just loved it all.
Not only is this thing hot when it wants to be, I loved the world Young created. Joss is a bartender in Scotland living a life that doesn't involve the horrible past that's made her to be the woman she is today. Braden, the brother of her new roommate, changes all that. He makes her question the safe little world she constructed for herself and begins to wonder... just what would it be like if-? What if? I was a fan of Scotland before I read this, and after falling in love with Joss and Braden, it's made me adore Scotland even more.
The characters are great, with their own stories to add to the overall HEA, and Joss and Braden's relationship made for an entertaining and heartfelt read. The scenes are as hot as they are sweet, funny and emotional. I totally recommend everyone read it. I'm a fantasy fan, but even this book set in reality made me laugh and cry. It's just the perfect package.
Happy Reading =^-^=