MOONLIGHT ON NIGHTINGALE WAY (On Dublin Street Series #6)
by Samantha Young
Publisher: Piatkus (UK) / NAL (USA)
Publication Date: June 2015(UK) / (US)
Format: Paperback (352 pages)
Source: Review Copy
Logan from Echoes of Scotland Street is back with his own smoldering story, as the New York Times bestselling On Dublin Street series returns…
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… (Goodreads)
Like all good things, they must come to an end. Although it was recently announced that there is to be a Novella set in the same universe, for all intents and purposes, this book is the swansong of a series that has never failed to more than meet my expectations. So, Young has set herself a heck of a challenge in ensuring that On Dublin Street does out on a high. Young takes this challenge and laughs in a maniacal way because on Moonlight on Nightingale Way more than meets it. In fact it drop kicks the challenge all away across the world.
Like the other books in this series, one of the main characters is a familiar face. This time the hero of the story is Shannon’s brother Logan, who we briefly met in Echoes of Scotland Street. We didn’t get much of an insight into the character, but this book shines a light on the newest member of the extended Carmichael brood.
The woman who has the heavy task of taming the latest alpha is the mysterious next door neighbour, Grace. Like most of the relationships in this series, it doesn’t start off on the best impressions. In fact, Grace doesn’t really like Logan due to his constant conveyor line of one night stands. (If you read the previous book in the series, you would know why he feels the need to act this way.)
However, that meddlesome Young likes to throw in a few curveball’s into the mix. It adds a bit of spice to the usual tropes, which in this case is the next door neighbours who despise each other only to fall in love. Young once again manages to take rather deep and sometimes disturbing situations, and treat them with the respect and sensitivity they deserve. Other authors would take the twists in this novel and use them for shock value, but Young never needs to stoop to this level.
Logan and Grace are two fabulous characters and they have a great chemistry which develops naturally over the course of the book. Watching them come together is once again fantastic to read and demonstrates why Young is one of my insta-buy authors. She balances the sweetness of romance, with the hot sexual chemistry that makes the pages sizzle and add something to the character development.
Just like all the other female characters in the series, I just loved Grace. She is once again the strong female character that Young excels in creating. Yes, she has a few demons that are nipping at her heels, but the love and devotion helps her overcome them, though it is in a more indirect way.
With this being the last book in the series, Young treats us to once last Hurrah with our favourite characters and it is nice to see them one last time. It was like saying goodbye to these characters and I had a few tears in my eyes as I realised this was the conclusion to this fabulous series.
Moonlight on Nightingale way is a worthy instalment to this fabulous series and it maintained the quality of a series that I recommend to any romance fan. It is a bittersweet moment, realising that this will be the last time I read about the characters I have grown so fond of over the last six books, but I’m sure that whatever she turns her hand to next will be just as fantastic. To anyone who hasn’t read this series, you really can’t go wrong with this modern fairytale series.
ON DUBLIN STREET SERIES ORDER
1 On Dublin Street (ViaBookChickCity)
1.5 Until Fountain Bridge
2 Down London Street (Via BookChickCity)
2.5 Castle Street
3 Before Jamaica Lane
4 Fall From India Place
5 Echoes of Scotland Street