Monday, June 1, 2015

Quote-tastic/Review--You...swine!--Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young

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So. I'm fairly new to Young's books. I had a great time with this one. It's last in the series (book 6) but worked totally fine as a stand alone. It was a damn fine read. Had me chuckling and sniffling.  Anyways. Two quotes for today. They just had me gigglesnorting. I love the bits of humor she works in even though there are some fairly serious themes in the book overall.

Logan was locking more than a little satisfied, I thought rather smugly, as he ate a huge mouthful of fried rice.

"Food good?" I said, a  teasing smile on my lips.

Amusement sparked in his gaze. "Someone worked me hard. I'm starving."

"I don't recall being the demanding one."

He raised an eyebrow. "'Faster, Logan, faster.'"

I blushed and kicked at him, causing him to laugh, unrepentant.

"You're a swine." I huffed, my cheeks still on fire.

"I'm not complaining, babe." he said, still chuckling.
 And, damn me. This had me chuckling. 
"I kind of like you, Logan MacLeod."

His grin was wicked and slow. "You kind of more than like me, Miss Grace Farquhar."

I tutted. "You really are far too cocky for your own good."

His breath whispered hot across my ear. "You kind of more than like my cock...iness."

I blushed and swatted him away, but he only pulled me closer into his chest so I could feel his laughter against me.
Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street #6)
Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4-4.5 out of 5

Moonlight on Nightingale Way was my second read from Young and I can tell yall I'm quick on my way to becoming totally smitten. I love a massively antagonistic start to a relationship and neighbors Grace and Logan... had it in spades. Holy! Sharing a blasted wall with the one that chaps your ass...whew! It's was sight to see and got oh-so-interesting when a huge life change for Logan brings the two up close and personal and maybe seeing another side to each other.

I loved Grace and Logan. They were great together. Had fire and passion and just a way about them that was perfect no matter if they were butting heads, sharing their secret pains or heating things up. Their chemistry was just electric and it was worth every second of grrr argy ness seeing them finally figure everything out. They were fun characters too. Solid and just likable. Fiercely loyal, survivors and easy to be around.

I don't want to be spoilery so gonna be vague about the overall storyline but suffice it to say the development in Logan's life is a game changer and everything is upended for him and he's more than a little out of his element. And surprisingly Grace is the one there to help him through those early moments. I loved seeing the change in their relationship. Going from barely able to stand the sight of each other to being the shoulder to lean on and the one to count on when things get hard. What brought them together and how it changed and completed both of them not just as a couple but individually was pretty spectacular. There were really hard moments to watch unfold and ones that were sweet, funny and totally heartwarming as well.

One of my favorite things about this one was the people. All of them. Grace and Logan, obviously. But also the people that surround them. Their friends and the people they've made their families. They're warm and inviting and can be nosy and, well, manipulative. But only in a good way. They care about each other and so make you want to know them for real and be able to hang out with them. They definitely had me wanting to go back to book one to discover all of their stories.

The only somewhat complaint I had was that I couldn't really tell this took place in Scotland other than mentions of different cities, sports teams and the occasional use of aye or wee. It didn't take away from the story because that was wonderful but I would have loved to get more of a feel for the city they lived in.

All in all, Young absolutely delighted with Moonlight on Nightingale Way. Had me wiping away tears, bursting with laughter and completely charmed by people that called it home.

Have you read Young? What did you think?
Do you enjoy a bit of antagonism in your reads?



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