Echoes of Scotland Street by Samantha Young

October 10th, 2014 Kimberly Review 40 Comments

10th Oct
Echoes of Scotland Street by Samantha Young
Echoes of Scotland Street
by Samantha Young
Series: On Dublin Street #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
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Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wakeup call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she’s sworn off men—especially those of the bad-boy variety. Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid—gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man who’s ready to find “the one.” He’s determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude and win her heart. As Shannon opens up in the face of Cole’s steady devotion, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when Shannon’s past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them—and tear them apart for good…

Echoes of Scotland Street is the fifth book in the On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young. I love how Young allows me to slip right into her stories and that her characters wrap themselves around my heart. In Echoes of Scotland Street Cole Walker is all grown-up and ladies the boy is F-I-N-E, fine.

Cole Walker is gorgeous, tattooed, and cocky. He looks exactly like the men your mother warned you about, except beneath all that he is a good guy. He is stable, smart, caring and family oriented. Cole isn’t a player; in fact, he hopes to find the one. *swoon* (Yeah, take a moment and visualize it.)

Shannon MacLeod is a redheaded imp, the black sheep of her family. Her love of music and artistic ways always manage to get her hooked up with bad boys who break her heart and rip out her soul. Her last boyfriend ended up ripping her family apart leaving her determined to avoid toxic relationships. She is convinced her attraction to Cole combined with his bad boy looks is a warning to run the other way.

In Echoes of Scotland Street Young gives, this couple a previous connection and I found myself rooting for them. Cole has always been a sweetie, and admittedly, I was looking forward to his story. I love how developed, confident and yet fragile he is. Young made him feel real and I connected with his emotions. Shannon carries around a lot of guilt and has trust issues yet underneath it all you see glimpses of the strong, confident, witty, even snarky woman she was before life and love etched scars in her. It was wonderful seeing her heal and grow.

The romance shared tender moments that had me swooning and then Young notched up the heat and had my Nook overheating. I love that these scenes feel natural, and that the relationship felt genuine. Of course, it would not be an On Dublin Street novel if we didn’t get updates on previous couples and break bread with them at least once. I loved all the information provided on my favorite couples, and there were even a few side stories that had me captivated. The story is well developed, and we get to know others who work with Cole and Shannon, introducing more characters to love. I love that I felt a connection to them, and I am eager to learn more. Young held my attention throughout, and added just enough tension without overdoing it and spoiling my experience. Logan, Shannon’s brother will be the hero in next novel and I for one cannot wait.

If you are looking for fleshed out, swoon worthy characters and a solid storyline that isn’t overwrought with drama then Echoes of Scotland Street is sure to satisfy.

Cole Walker

Cole Walker

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40 Responses to “Echoes of Scotland Street by Samantha Young”

  1. Katherine

    I’d be seriously concerned for the state of my rather massive TBR pile if this series wasn’t already on it! I’m glad to know this new entry hold up. Great review!

  2. Lily B

    ahh I loved Cole, he was my favorite and I was so excited for his book but oh my god, I had a hard time with Shannon.. she kept calling him playboy bad boy and I was like….. this is getting old where are you getting your assumption of him from? *wraps cole in a bubble and runs*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah, she had no trust in herself or anyone. Ha..bring Cole Back here!

  3. Sharlene Wegner

    I have been reading mixed reviews on this one, but glad you loved it! I read the first book & that was excellent, so I will give this one a shot.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sharlene I think this was one of my favorites..especially Cole

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It’s the characters and since it is adult it isn’t drowning in unnecessary drama. It has a small-town feel since all the characters are family and friends.

  4. Sarah

    I don’t think I read past book one… I was afraid I’d hate it. Definitely need to reread and get back into the series. Great review as always. 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I have really enjoyed this series Lauren. The characters are great:)

  5. kindlemom1

    So happy this was another outstanding read to the series! I really will start this one day I promise!

    Hope you are feeling better. 😉 *hugs*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Ali, this headache/stomach thing really has crippled me. *I am annoyed* I cannot believe you haven’t tried these.

  6. Nick

    Cole was very swoony wasn’t he? Loved that guy so much. I liked how he had the appearance of a bad boy with all those tats, but he was a genuine sweetheart underneath. *happy sigh*
    I’m glad you enjoyed this, Kim! 🙂
    Lovely review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I think Cole was my fav, or a close second to Brandon. 🙂

  7. Grace

    This sounds like right up my alley! I’ve been meaning to start reading this series. Can these be read as standalones?

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes Grace each will work as a standalone, but no matter where you jump in, I feel confident you will want to read them all!

  8. Laura Thomas

    I do love my bad boys! LOL This is wild. My sons first and middle name is Cole Walker! My dad called him CW. I wonder if that will affect my reading enjoyment for this one.? LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hmm, yeah awkward when you are swooning..just don’t refer to him as CW. LOL

  9. Kristin

    Well, crap on toast, I have GOT to pull out my physical copy of Dublin Street and read that bad baby already!!! ARGGGGHHHH… stop the madness!!

    …. why do I take new books? I think it’s a disease or something.

    Anyhoo…. F-I-N-E, fiiiinnnne review 😉 Girl, I haven’t heard phrase in forever!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      :snort: I am not sure what memory vault I pulled that out of Kristin..but it fit 🙂

  10. Lupdilup

    OH MY! What a cover!..LOL This is my list and I’m so excited that Cole Walker is just like the kind of guy my mother warned me about too 😉 I have another audiobook on deck (I’m just about done with Burying Water) but I soo want to move this up!..LOL
    Thanks Kimba.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hope you try them Melissa, I love that these are adult and we don’t get crazy with the drama.

  11. sherry fundin

    Is he anything like Bond, James Bond. LOL I don’t read much contemporary romance, but I do like a bad boy. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Sherry, Cole is perfect since he looks like a bad boy but is sweet on the inside 🙂

  12. Melliane

    Cole sounds yummy! I didn’t know about this one but I heard great thingsabout the author and I confess that I new need to try one of hers.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I really liked Cole 🙂 I hope you try Young, these are adult novels 🙂