Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Blog Tour: Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young (Romance, 9/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

2nd June 2015, Piatkus, 352 pages, Ebook, Review copy

Content: drug use, a little violence, strong adult romance,

Summary from Little, Brown 
Logan from Echoes of Scotland Street is back with his own smouldering story, as the 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...

Nayu's thoughts
Being the last in a series which I hadn't read didn't detract from making it a fun read, except for the end when suddenly the story was told from different points of view. I understand now why this was done, but as a newcomer it felt weird and annoyed me, hence the grade. Apart from that and the more mature parts of the book, some of which I had to skip past to avoid too much blushing, I loved the story itself, as I'm fond of parent and child based reads.

The way that Logan ends up with his daughter is tissue needing, as is the bond between them makes only grows thanks to Grace's guidane. Upon their first meeting Grace is less than impressed with Logan but 'needs must' (or whatever the phrase is) & Grace reluctantly enters Logan's life. She sometimes provides the vital stepping stone the newly connected family needs, reminding Logan and his daughter how the other may be feeling, and other times Grace is an escape when Logan's daughter (whose name has slipped my mind and I haven't got my ebook to hand) needs to destress - the reason why she sought Logan out is fairly horrific and sad. 

I love stories that focus on children having a huge impact in someone's life, making this a keeper and one for my reread pile. I'll be adding the rest of the series to my wish list that's for sure!A friend has read the others in the series and has moved on to this one - if only ebooks could be swapped as easily as paperbacks...

Find out more on Samantha's website.  

Available in most bookshops including NRC affiliate Foyles. 

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