Guest Review — Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young

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Guest Review — Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young Title: Moonlight on Nightingale Way
Author: Samantha Young
Series: On Dublin Street #6
Publisher by: Penguin, NAL
Published on: June 2, 2015
Genres: Romance
Page Count: 351
Format: Paperback
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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…

Logan and Grace meet during a series of awkward encounters, most as a result of Logan’s one nighters. Knickers on the railing and shouts of “Oh yeah Logan” are becoming common place, and prim and proper Grace has zero patience for this outlandish behavior. The two have an amusing banter that goes back and forth, dripping with sexual innuendos leading Grace’s cheeks to redden even further at the sight of Logan. Just when the sexual tension is at its peak, and you’re internally screaming “Yeah, get naked and hump!” Logan’s word is thrown off its axis by a 15-year-old with violet eyes.

Logan’s character is really unlike any I have read before and I quickly found myself falling for him. Although your typical protective, alpha big brother, he was also one of the most unselfish persons who genuinely considered others before himself. This is seen time and time again as he proves himself a true man, especially once Maia is in his life.

Grace’s character is, well, meh. I didn’t feel much towards her because of the snooty attitude she seemed to have early on. Although that posh manner she held herself with did slip as the story went on, it was that first impression of an English snob that stuck with me. When things got rough or weren’t going her way, she ran or avoided. Logan was definitely the mature one when it came down to relationships.

“Tell me you weren’t thinking about me fucking you. Because I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I want to fuck you and then I want to make love to you…” He drew closer to me as I kept walking, trying to walk away from the words that were making my heart rate speed out of control. “And I want to repeat it over and over for the rest of our lives.”

Aside from adoring Logan’s “I’m a real man, not a cocky book alpha” persona, I also found it refreshing that the author didn’t put in random sex scenes just to put in, well random sex scenes. It was a story about two people coming to terms with where their decisions in life had led them, who also happened to get it on a few times. It wasn’t a sex story that tried to slip a plot in there. It’s this that makes me want to go back to read the other books in this series.