Review: Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young

Posted June 2, 2015 by Erin in Recommendations, Reviews / 2 Comments

Moonlight on Nightingale Way Review: Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Youngby Samantha Young
on June 2nd 2015
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four-stars
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance, Romance
Series: On Dublin Street #6
Pages: 352

Last in the Series

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…

Erin’s Review

What a great ending to one of my most beloved series. On Dublin Street series has held its appeal from book 1 until book 6, wanna know why? Cause Samantha Young has got the magic of romance story telling!

Moonlight on Nightingale Way is the story of Logan (Shannon’s younger brother from Echoes of Scotland Street). Logan has spent the last 2 years paying for a mistake he made. Now he is ready to be a normal 20 something guy and start living wild and care free! He is doing a damn good job, but catches the attention of his new neighbor Grace.

Grace moved to the city,  looking to escape her shitty family life when she realizes her new neighbor likes to have the ladies over every night, and they aren’t shy about what is going on in the next room.

Samantha Young could have went with the whole neighbors sexual tension thing and been like every other NA book out there. But the reason we all love this series is she not only has the hot romance and tension, she creates these meaningful family relationships with real life struggles and not the pretty kind. These characters just like the others in this series are very relatable. The dynamic in this one is so emotional, I loved it ALL!

Can I just say the epilogue was like the cherry on top! Not only did we get a great Epi for this couple, but she gave us a bit of everybody, I was over the moon happy with the epilogue!

If you are like me and love the neighbors to lovers storyline, then you will love these two. Its not the easiest romance, but easy is boring, right?!

Honorable mention: I will always, always, always love Braden! He was one of my first book boyfriends he holds a space in my book heart.

“More than that, there was an aura around him- confidence, power, and sheer force of will that poured out of him. Of all the gorgeous men I’d been introduced to that evening, in my opinion, Joss’s husband was the most appealing.”   —-WORD UP!

Bethany’s Review

4.5 Stars. Samantha Young really ended this series with a BANG! It was one of the best I have read from her in a while. Moonlight on Nightingale Way had everything I crave in a strong romance novel – sexy bad boy, the feels, the angst, and excellent writing.

“You are reality and sweet oblivion wrapped up in one annoyingly argumentative, always-bloody-right, classy, gorgeous-as-fuck package.”

This book had the perfect balance of emotion and steaminess. I cried, I really did, and I never cry unless someone dies. (I promise, no one dies.) Some scenes were just so heartbreaking and others were so sincere and sweet. It was the perfect combination of both.

“No man alive loves a woman as much as I love you. I never thought I would feel this way about anyone. I didn’t think it existed. Not for me.”

This book made me realize why I fell in love with this series to begin with. I still remember reading On Dublin Street way back when it was still indie, and I absolutely fell head over heels for Braden Carmichael. That man is one of the book heroes that you never forget. He had the right amount of possessiveness and compassion to make me swoon.

The ending of this story had me tearing up again because the author gives the readers one final glimpse at all the On Dublin Street couples and their families. It was so beautiful to see them all so happy and thriving. Samantha Young truly knows how to deliver happily ever afters.

Kristi’s Review

4.5 stars

I really loved this one. Sam Young has such a great formula for writing romance and Moonlight on Nightingale is no exception. The chemistry, banter, writing, and storyline all flow together so well that takes you on the journey with the characters. This whole series has been one of my favorites.

Grace was a lovely heroine. She’s the kind of women I love to read about in books. She’s witty and smart and not all whiny. Grace has a troubled past that’s made her a bit introverted and insecure but she doesn’t let that stop her from living her life and trying to move on. She jumps over her obstacles instead of treating them like road blocks. Although she tries to avoid confrontation at all cost, something about Logan brings out the snark in her. Boy can she get sassy with this broody Scott!

“Logan Macleod was an arrogant pain in my arse.”

When we first meet Logan, he is a broody, in your face, man slut. He’s a new neighbor in Grace’s apartment building and his late night antics are driving her crazy! She’s tired, sick of his arrogance and just wants him to go away. But the more confrontations she has with him, the more she feels something for him too. There’s a connection there…even though she doesn’t want to admit it. Yes, he’s arrogant, broody and a bit of an ‘arse’ but he’s so much more and has his own demons he’s trying to deal with.

“Are you always this deliberately irritating?” I huffed, mirroring his stance by crossing my arms over my chest. To my surprise, this caused Logan’s lips to twitch, and his eyes started dancing with humor. “I only seem to irritate you.” He cocked his head to the side. “I wonder why that is.” “Because,” I whined, my head lolling with exasperation and tiredness, “I’m sleep deprived, and it’s all your fault, you bloody wretched manwhore.” “Well, this is a whole other side to you. It’s quite unpleasant. I may have to speak to the landlord about it. I can’t take this kind of abuse.” My head jerked upright and I glowered at him. “I swear if you don’t start taking this seriously I will push you down those stairs.“Now you’re threatening my life.” He tsked. “That won’t do at all.”…

I loved the banter between these two!!

I absolutely adored where the storyline went (of course I’m not telling) and all the emotion behind it. Grace and Logan’s characters unfolded perfectly and their story was paced to almost perfection. It was a great mix of emotional, funny and sexy. The epilogue was icing on the cake too. We may or may not get a glimpse of our other favorite characters from this series. 😉 You just can’t go wrong with a Samantha Young book.

About Samantha Young

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She’s been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha’s first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in twenty-seven countries.

For more info on Samantha’s adult fiction visit http://www.ondublinstreet.com

For info on her young adult fiction visit www.samanthayoungbooks.com

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2 responses to “Review: Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young

  1. Erin – Neighbors to lovers storylines are SO MUCH FUN!! (Neighbor From Hell series FTW!)

    Beth – Oh dear, Beth is crying. And no one died? Hmm……Sign me up!!

    Kristy – I loves me some good banter!

    Loved your reviews, ladies. I’m sad to see this series go, but I’m excited to see what Samantha Young is going to come up with next!

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