Title: Echoes of Scotland Street
Author: Samantha Young
Series: On Dublin Street #5
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…
Surprise, book #5 of the On Dublin Street series and this was actually the first book I read. Which means I spoiled myself before reading the first 4, but thankfully I was too absorbed with Cole to pay too much attention to the side characters, meaning I’d forgotten their situations when I started the other books.
This also means that it remained my favourite book of the series and I stand by that.
But… one thing that has started to bug me – the cover of this book. Cole is a tattoo artist and inked up – THE DUDE ON THE COVER GOT NO INK!!!
Come on publisher – it’s the least you could do!
I fell in love with Cole Walker faster than Shannon did and my goodness it was so easy. I just pictured a tatted-up Sam Heughan and BAM – I was instantly in love ♥♥
It is thanks to Outlander that I picture Sam Heughan whenever I hear the description ‘tall red-headed Scotsman.’
I loved the whole vibe surrounding the tattoo parlour, which was something that hooked me immediately to the story. I do love me some tattooed men.. Okay moving on now.
I liked the main characters a lot more than the rest of the cast, though sure, some of the reasons for MC Shannon’s actions annoyed me (most of the female actions and reasons for not getting involved or suddenly cutting the man out of their life in these types of books annoy me because they seem so ridiculous, like, COMMUNICATE PEOPLE!)
But I didn’t want to rip the hair from my scalp nearly as much as I wanted to do whilst reading the rest of the books and with the story and characters being better (mainly Cole) Echoes of Scotland Street landed on top of the On Dublin Street series.
I think it deserves a read if you’re ever in need of a quick steamy romantic read (and don’t mind sex scenes or characters thinking of sex every third page).
What is the best romance book/series you’ve read lately?