Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Review of Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young

The bit on the back…

Logan spent two years paying for the mistakes he made. Now, he's ready to start over. He has a great apartment, a good job, and plenty of women to distract him from his past. And one woman who is driving him to distraction...

Grace escaped her manipulative family by moving to a new city. Her new life, made to suit her own needs, is almost perfect. All she needs to do is find her Mr. Right-or at least figure out a way to ignore her irresistible yet annoying womanizer of a neighbour.

Grace is determined to have nothing to do with Logan until a life-changing surprise slowly begins turning the wild heartbreaker into exactly the kind of strong, stable man she's been searching for. Only just when she begins to give into his charms, her own messy past threatens to derail everything they've worked to build...


Firstly, the biggest thank you to Little Brown for approving me for a copy of this title via NetGalley. Samantha Young is one of, if not my one, favourite author and I cannot tell you how eagerly I was anticipating this book! Happy release day! If you’ve seen my blog post from Friday you will know that I had Sam on the blog with an interview about her latest release and the On Dublin Street series.
One thing she said made me really look forward this book and that was about Logan being good friends with Braden and being one of her best heroes yet. I mean what?! But now, having read this book, mannnnnnn Logan has got IT!

The blurb doesn’t give too much away in terms of the story so I don’t want to write any spoilers either because the story is AMAZING. Logan is a character we know from the 5th book in the series Echoes of Scotland Street where he is introduced as main character Shannon’s big brother. There is something instinctively protective about him in Echoes and you know for certain you can expect that in MONW. Grace is a brand new character to the series and unlike Sam’s heroines before she’s English. I loved the difference here, especially how it sparked the connection between Grace and Logan in the beginning.

Logan and Grace get off to a bit of a rocky start with Grace’s opinion of Logan being a little bit damned because of his female visitors and their behaviour. It makes for funny reading in the beginning because you just know what’s in store for them and you are reading their interactions seeing the chemistry brewing in the back ground, almost feeling Logan’s attention on Grace and just waiting for something to start. Although they are fractious towards each other to say the least it seems inevitable that their chemistry will explode. Although Grace is the main character, with her own family drama, Logan and is own issues become the focus of her daily life and there is quite a lot of build-up to them finally succumbing to the intensity between them. And when they do you know you can expect the usual level of sexiness between the sheets!

Logan is very like Braden, particularly in his protective nature but also in the way he is a little more ready to embrace his feelings towards Grace. I will always love Braden but Logan gives him a serious run for his money. In each book, although the story is told from the POV of the female character, I’ve always felt like I could look back on the story and easily see it from the hero’s POV too. Just another thing I love about Sam’s writing. Logan is such a big part of the story here and it’s so important to see his side of the story and his development throughout too.

All throughout the series family plays a hugely important part and it’s doubly true in this story. Grace not only has a likeness to Joss from the first book but her and Logan find themselves facing another family matter and that rallying round of the “tribe” is probably at its most prominent in this story. I absolutely love this series and Moonlight On Nightingale Way will definitely be added to the “will read again” category!


One last teensy little point about this story was the epic epilogue. I love seeing the other characters progress in their own lives so the epilogue was once again spot on from Sam.

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