Thursday, November 5, 2015

Review: One King's Way (On Dublin Street #6.5) by Samantha Young

Rating:★★★★★ stars
Date published: November 3rd, 2015
Publisher: Intermix
Synopsis: The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street returns to the bar where it all began with Braden and Joss for a white-hot new novella full of passion and drama.

When he’s not working at the club, Craig Lanaghan looks out for his mother and little sisters. So when it comes to women, all he wants is a good time. But once Rain Alexander walks into his life, there’s no denying that this woman could be worth much more than a one-night stand….

Rain’s lifelong regret is having left her sister Darcy alone years ago with a guardian who turned out to be abusive. So when Darcy’s boyfriend publicly humiliates her in a cruel way, Rain’s overprotective instincts kick in and she follows him to Club 39—where she meets a guy who just might be her perfect match.

The chemistry between Rain and Craig is explosive, but Rain is out for revenge, and refuses to be sidetracked by flirtation. As things between them heat up, she’ll have to make a heartbreaking choice between giving in to the man of her dreams or putting her sister’s happiness first….

What I Thought:

I always thought Craig wasn't a great guy; he was flirty, slept around, etc. It turns out I may have been too quick to judge him. It's not like he lied to the women he was with, or was mean and cruel to them, it's just that he happened to be talented behind the bar and in bed. Or maybe it was just meeting a woman who challenged and attracted him is exactly what he needed to put his wild ways to rest. The Craig I met in this story was nothing like I was expecting and instead was romantic and swoon worthy; I actually liked him! It could've been the way he was with his family, or maybe it was just the way he pursued Rain. It just goes to show there is more than meets the eye when it comes to him.

Rain was someone I admired as well. I totally understood her desire to get some semblance of justice for her sister who had been wronged. It was clear she loved dearly. To compound her desire to make things right was her need to find a way to make up for leaving her sister in a bad situation. I admired her tenacity to get that revenge even if I didn't agree with her methods. Rain and Craig might have seemed like opposites from appearances and personalities, but it's like their souls were not only compatible, but similar. They both valued the same things and while that helped bring them together it also created a wedge that could tear them apart.

One King's Way not only changed my perception of Craig, but it allowed another glimpse at Joss, Braden, Ellie, Adam, and even Jo back at the beginning of the series. It was like an impromptu, but very enjoyable reunion between old friends. I loved seeing Joss happy and I must admit she gave Craig some very sage advice when he was doing some soul searching. This novella is a fast read, but it's engaging. I would of course love to read more about Craig, Rain, and the other characters from the series, but I loved this little unexpected peak into the On Dublin Street world. I do hope Samantha Young will revisit them one day, but I'm also very excited to know what she'll write next.      

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About the Author
I’m a 28 year old contemporary and paranormal romance author with 25 titles to my name so far. I love anything that allows me to be creative which means I love my family a whole heck of a lot. They’ve put up with my stories, a number of forced bedroom redecorations, singing, artwork, messy art supplies, a failed attempt at learning guitar, whiny emo music, two house moves (and redecoration) that they should have let me get on with myself but are far too nice to have done so, and a level of sarcasm they only have themselves to blame for since they raised me that way …
As a young girl I never imagined in a million years I’d get to spend my hours day dreaming up stories for myself and other people to enjoy. Much to my delight and amazement there are readers out there who can relate to my dry humour, my mad worlds, and all my heroes and heroines who sometimes do the saving and sometimes just need to be saved. Moreover readers seem to love my home country as much as I do. If I didn’t already love my readers for supporting me, I’d love them for loving Scotland. I’m quite attached to the place.
*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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