Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young
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…
In this conclusion to the On Dublin Street series, we have Grace and Logan’s story. Emotions are all over ranging from: jealousy, anger, abandonment, rejection, lust, compassion, fear, hope, revenge, and forgiveness. Grace and Logan bond quickly over Maia, whom I could not get enough of. She kept Logan and Grace on their toes when all she was wanting was for them to man-up and stop fighting what they both were wanting. Grace and Logan were both raised by disinterested and crude parents which surfaced some insecurities but those blossomed into a fierce approach to standing up for themselves and knowing what they wouldn’t settle for with their family. Grace is an editor and Logan (new, sexy, promiscuous neighbor guy) is struggling with where he’s been the last two years and how this effects his present circumstances. We see everyone from previous novels in this series and it’s bittersweet knowing this is the end to such a fantastic series. Samantha has brought this entire family into my home and I feel like part of the gang. Now where’s my Scotsman?! Samantha presents her characters with a struggle in which they fight through with their own tools and the support of friends which lets me escape reality to a place I long to see. Give this a try and find your next book crush! Rating: 4.5 stars
On Dublin Street is one of my all-time favorite series and with the final installment in the series, author Samantha Young did not disappoint. I love the characters this author gives us and the stories that come from them. I love that Young keeps the thread to the original story woven through the series from the first novel through the end without repeating the same stories or overdoing the characters. Moonlight is its own story with its own loveable characters, although some of the characters we have come to know and love throughout the series play a small secondary role.
Logan is living with mistakes he’s made in the past and a turn of events take him from living a carefree, single lifestyle to proving what an honorable man he truly is. Grace is hiding from her past and is overcoming her own demons.
The writing in this story is engaging and charming. The characters are real and endearing. I also like the feeling of the message that is underlying in this book. Family isn’t always those connected to us by blood, but those that are there when it counts. Although a part of a series, this can be read as a standalone. Give this a try and find another book crush!! 4.0