Exclusive Except from Down London Road by Samantha Young

Happy Thursday, Everyone. The weekend is almost upon us and our friends at NAL have asked us to share an except from the new Samantha Young novel, Down London Road. This is an wonderful follow up story to her On Dublin Road smash. You should definitely put this on your TBR list.

Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2)

Excerpt from Down London Road by Samantha Young. Copyright May 2013.

When the club closed and we’d cleaned up, Joss cornered me as I shrugged my coat on.

“You’re a huge headache, you know that.” She huffed as she pulled on her own coat.

I snorted. “That’s the worst apology I’ve ever heard.”

“I’m sorry what I said came out so bluntly. But I’m not sorry for saying it.”

Pulling my bag out of my locker, I shot her a weary look. “You used to let people get on with their lives. You never butted in where you weren’t wanted. I liked that about you.”

It was Joss’s turn to snort. “Yeah, I know. I liked that about me too. But Braden’s rubbing off on me.” Her mouth twisted into a grimace. “He has this thing about sticking his nose into the lives of the people he cares about whether they want his nose there or not.”

I felt some of the hurt from our earlier encounter recede, a warm balm spreading gently over it. “You saying you care about me?”

Joss grabbed her own bag and strode over to me. Her defiant gray eyes had softened with a surprising amount of emotion. “You’ve turned out to be one of the best people I know and I hate that you’re in such a shitty situation and you won’t let anyone help you. A few months after I met Ellie, she told me she wished I’d trust her more. I finally get how frustrating that must have been for her— to see that I needed someone and I wouldn’t let her be that person. I feel that way about you, Jo. I see a good person with all her life ahead of her and she’s taking a path to inevitable misery. If I can stop you from making the same mistakes I did . . . well, I will.” She grinned cockily. “So be prepared to be corralled. I’ve learned from the master.” Her eyes glittered with anticipation. “And he’s waiting outside for me, so I better go.”

See our reviews of:
Down London Road
On Dublin Street

New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young is a 27 year old book addict who graduated from the University of Edinburgh. She lives in Scotland. Visit her online at:





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About Lucy Dosch

I am working mother of two beautiful girls with an obsession for reading. I now carry my Nook everywhere I go and I am ready to read at any given time, whether waiting in line at car pick up, waiting for dinner to cook, or once the kids are finally settled for the night.

Posted on May 30, 2013, in Book Reviews. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I just finished this one this morning. It was a wonderful addition in my opinion! Thanks for sharing, Lucy!

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