MOONLIGHT ON NIGHTINGALE WAY — The Plum, Penitence & Paternity

Moonlight on Nightingale Way

Midnight on Nightingale Way CoverAn On Dublin Street Novel

Samantha Young
Read by: Elle Newlands
2 Jun 2015

 

 Audio provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinion presented herein is my own except as noted.

 

Audiobook Download
ISBN 9780698403963
645 Minutes (Verify)
Penguin Audio

Paperback
ISBN 9780451475619
352 Pages
NAL

Ebook
ISBN 9780698195677
336 Pages
NAL

 

 

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 neighbor.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.
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My Take Oblong

 

A posh-sounding woman meets her carousing neighbor and they do not get along well until a life-altering surprise walks in the door.
At first she helps out of human decency but then, after experiencing an empathic moment goes beyond simple helping to really stepping up to the plate (mixed cultural metaphor there).

Young’s ability to engage the reader’s sympathy is outstanding.  I immediately identified with Grace, first against Logan and then later with everyone involved.

Gah! Her family of birth sounds absolutely awful; her mother a cankerous poison, her father an uninvolved, unemotional juggernaut and her brother a vicarious would-be rapist. I would also have left them behind.

One issue is Logan’s temper.  It’s the temper that put him on prison protecting his sister. It’s his smarts that helped him survive prison though.  And it is his conscience that is haunting him.  But his temper is quick; it is as if he (and an awful lot of guys in fiction) lacks the emotional tool kit for dealing without intense anger. He never threatens Grace though, but they do fight.

When Grace helps him out with a family issue it is nice to see how well she meshes into a family situation even though hers is so awful.  I love how she has created family with a group of friends and that they are so very tight.

I like the continuity and depth to this series in general.  MOONLIGHT ON NIGHTINGALE WAY  is as sexy, as is-my-ipod-meltingly hot as the other books I have read in this series. It’s explicit and still very well done. I kept finding more tasks to do so I could keep listening.  There are no dandelions left in my lawn because of this book!

I like the series’ reader’s accents and her voice.  I don’t think I hear any extraneous noises in the recording either.

I highly recommend this one!

 
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AUDIO PUB PAGE: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/search/?q=moonlight+on+nightingale+way

PENGUIN: http://www.penguin.com/book/moonlight-on-nightingale-way-by-samantha-young/9780698403963

AUTHOR: http://authorsamanthayoung.com/

AMAZON (links to all formats): http://www.amazon.com/Moonlight-Nightingale-Way-Dublin-Street/dp/B00UKE61Z4