Tuesday, October 21

Echoes Of Scotland Street by Samantha Young

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 who’s ready to find “the one.” He’s determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude and win her heart.

As Shannon opens up in the face of Cole’s steady devotion, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when Shannon’s past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them—and tear them apart for good...

Wasn't it just recently when this series started and out Cole was just a baby? Okay, maybe not literally. But you know what I meant. It's the characters that you see grow as you read a series along that is hardest to let go of and whose stories are the hardest to form an opinion on. Do you get happy because they finally have their own story or do you feel bad that they're all grown up, acting all adult-like? Gasp.

But ever since I read a grown-up Cole in the previous book I should've been ready for this already. I'm still trying to convince myself that he had grown up now. After all, it was to become such an awesome man. Although it is kind of expected considering how awesome his family was.

Thankfully, SY delivered. This book was a wonderful addition to the series. The fact that Cole was a tattooed hottie actually made it easier for me to accept that he's all grown up. A serious hottie just like all the men in his family, this time with a touch of badass. Ahh, sigh. And I guess it was only right that he finally gets his woman and his HEA.

It also made sense that Cole's story focused on trust and that was really important considering how his life was like when he was younger. Although Shannon didn't start out to be my favorite character, she really grew on me. And trust me, by the time you get to the last page of this book, you'll love her, too. I did. 

PS Also, I'm sooo glad this isn't going to be the last book in the series because I'm not ready to say bye-bye to this beautiful family yet. Nuh-uh.

PPS Is it just me or does the guy on the cover looks bit like Jame at first glance? Double sigh.

Fina verdict: 9/10. Great read.

On Dublin Street series reviews:
On Dublin Street
Until Fountain Bridge
Down London Road
Castle Hill
Before Jamaica Lane
Fall From India Place


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