BIRTHDAY TEASING: Down London Road by Samantha Young

downlondonroad3_322X500Braden Carmichael. Yep, I know that you know what I’m talking about!!! He might have stolen the hearts of millions of unsuspecting readers last year but it was the writing of the lovely Samantha Young that really caught my attention. Her attention to detail, her ability to deal with some pretty heavy issues delicately and responsibly, her gift for telling a serious story and make us fall in love with the characters, these are all reasons why On Dublin Street took the world by storm.

I was lucky to have been one of the first readers and reviewers of this incredible book and have been a huge fan of Samantha’s writing ever since.

Read my review of On Dublin Street
Buy On Dublin Street: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

I think one of the happiest moments of 2012 for me was when Samantha announced a second book in the On Dublin Street series. We were kept in the dark about this book for so many months, not even knowing who the main characters would be, and then the synopsis and cover were finally revealed only recently. Today, Samantha has gifted us with a short but delicious little snippet from Down London Road

Expected release date: 7 May 2013

The worst moment came when I poured a draft of lager at the taps, and Cam leaned past me for some napkins that sat on the lowest shelf behind the bar. It brought his body up against mine. I inhaled the masculine scent of bay rum and soap as he leaned down, and then I stopped breathing altogether. His face was at eye level with my chest.

My whole body tensed, I was so hyper aware of him.

Prolonging the torturous moment, Cam’s fingers missed the napkins and he had to lean back in, his cheek brushing my right boob.

I sucked in a breath and he froze momentarily.

When he straightened, I chanced a glance up at him from under my lashes and the darkly sexual glint in his eyes felt like a physical caress down my stomach toward my sex. My sensitive nipples peaked against my bra. Uh-oh. Oh, my.

The Story

Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control…

It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may – or may not – fly.

But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.

Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo’s secrets …even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece.

Pre-order book: Amazon Kindle | Amazon Paperback
The Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Samantha Young, is a 26 year old writer from Stirlingshire, Scotland. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh, Samantha returned to Stirlingshire where she happily spends her days writing about people she’s keen for others to meet, and worlds she’s dying for them to visit. Having written over ten young adult urban fantasy novels, Samantha took the big plunge into adult contemporary romance with her novel On Dublin Street. On Dublin Street is a #1 National Bestseller and has been re-published by NAL (Penguin US).

Connect with Samantha: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads
The Giveaway

To win an e-copy of Down London Road to be sent to you on release day, please enter below. By entering, you accept the following Giveaway Conditions.

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  1. I loved On Dublin Street and I am looking forward to reading Down London Road! Thanks for a chance to win the ebook!

  2. I haven’t read this yet But I want too.

  3. Jillian Linnett says:

    I LOVE On Dublin Street. Braden is seriously one of the most perfect guys out there in the reading world. He definitely is one of my top 5 favorite boyfriends.

  4. Thank you for this giveaway!!
    Loved On Dublin Street, can’t wait for this one! :)

  5. I loved your book On Dublin Street. In some parts of the book it made me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes. Cant wait for the book Down London Road. So excited.


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