Monday, June 5, 2017

Review 'Echoes of Scotland Street' by Samantha Young
From the bestselling author of On Dublin Street, 'Scotland's EL James' (Sunday Post) comes a seductive story of forgiving the past and making up for lost time....

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 - one who's determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude and win her heart.

As Shannon begins to open up, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when her past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them - and tear them apart for good . . .

The Facts:

Publication Date:
January 15th, 2015
On Dublin Street #5
Contemporary Romance
eBook, Paperback, Audio
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My Review:

Over the years I’ve read several Samantha Young novels, and I all really liked them. But I never read a book from her bestselling series ‘On Dublin Street’, although I’ve wanted to for a very long time. So between all the wedding planning I decided to read ‘Echoes of Scotland Street’. This is the fifth book in the series, which I didn’t know, but it can be read as a standalone novel.

In ‘Echoes of Scotland Street’ we meet Shannon McLeod. Shannon is trying to start a new life after she left her latest bad-boy boyfriend with who she had a very toxic relationship. Abandoned by her family, and feeling very guilty about what happened with her brother, Shannon starts a new job as a receptionist at a well-known tattoo shop. There she meets Cole, a guy who may look like a bad guy but who is loved by everyone who surrounds him. But Shannon is determined to keep men out of her life, and especially Cole.

From the moment I started reading this book, I really loved it. Main part of this book takes place inside a tattoo shop, and since I love tattoos this was a big plus for me. But the best part was definitely the two main characters Shannon and Cole. Their chemistry was of the roof and I loved reading about their romance. Nothing came easy to these characters and I really enjoyed reading about how they managed to get past their struggles.

And although the romance between Shannon and Cole was very good to read, I also loved reading about Cole’s group of friends and families, which stories you can read in other books from this series. They were just such an awesome group of people, I’d really like to read more about them all. 

Half way through this book, I found the story becoming a little slow. Not much was happening and I wondered where this story might go. Thankfully, the story became better fast and I couldn’t put it down again until I read the very last page. 

Yep, I definitely love Samantha Young and really need to read her other books too.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ‘On Dublin Street’, Best Romance 2014 for ‘Before Jamaica Lane’, and Best Romance 2015 for ‘Hero’. ‘On Dublin Street’ is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in thirty countries. Samantha's YA contemporary lit debut ‘The Impossible Vastness of Us’ releases from Harlequin Teen June 2017.

For more information about Samantha Young and her books please visit her website, Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter.


  1. I enjoyed this as well. I really need to start her new series

    1. She really is a great author! And I can't wait to read more of her books!
      Thanks for stopping by! ;)


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