#SexMeUpReadathon · 2014 Book Reviews

Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young

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Before Jamaica Lane is the brilliant romantic follow-up to On Dublin Street and Down London Road from bestselling author Samantha Young.

‘Edinburgh was going to be a fresh start for Olivia Holloway. Crippled by shyness around the opposite sex, Olivia nevertheless meets gorgeous postgraduate Nate Sawyer and decides it is time to push her fears aside.

Before long, Olivia and Nate form a close friendship and she finds herself confessing her deepest secrets, and Nate, being her best friend, offers to teach her the art of flirting. As Olivia and Nate’s friendship turns intense it soon blossoms into a passionate love affair.

For the first time Olivia opens her heart but what she doesn’t realise is that Nate has his own fears and just when she finds herself hopelessly falling for him, Nate’s past returns to haunt him.

Will Nate have the courage to confide in Olivia, or will he cut and run? And can Olivia face up to her own fears and keep him?’

Before Jamaica Lane charts the love trials of characters introduced in Samantha Young’s bestselling prequel, On Dublin Street, and Down London Road.

Ok, first things first. I am a HUGE fan of Samantha’s and every time I read a new book I fall a little more in love with her and her writing. Braden (from On Dublin Street), has always been my firm favourite with no chance of being replaced…. That was until I met Nate. OH MY GOD! I hope you are ready for him, I also hope you all keep your hands off him, because I’m peeing all around him and marking my territory right now.

Before Jamaica Lane tells story of Olivia, She has only been in Scotland a few months and from the beginning she became best of friends with Nate. Olivia is extremely self-conscious about her curves and her complete inexperience with men, so when player Nate promises to tutor her in sex, as a friend, so that when a guy came along she wouldn’t feel so terrified, Olivia said yes. (Who wouldn’t?) But when Olivia and Nate begin to have their lessons in sex, things between them change.

Olivia falls hard and fast for playboy Nate and Nate quite clearly falls for Olivia. But will they ever be able to be more than best friends and fuck buddies?

I absolutely ADORED this book, ADORED IT. I mean it was perfect in every single way. This was two absolute best friends, slowly falling in love, what’s not to love?

Olivia represented most girls everywhere and that made her incredibly relatable and likeable. It’s impossible to read this book and not fall in love with her.

As for Nate… Ugh he was perfection personified. He was HOT, a player and a huge geek at heart. How anyone didn’t melt at the mere thought of him is beyond me. I love him.

Samantha is an absolute boss at this genre and writes such swoon worthy men that you will be left dizzy.

If you haven’t read any of Samantha’s others do, they each tie in with older characters perfectly and we get to see how each character is progressing with each new book, which I always really enjoy.

Sexy, fun, addictive and deliciously hot. A book that you will want to read in one go!

You can get Before Jamaica Lane is available on kindle and in paperback.

A perfect read for the #SexMeUpReadathon

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3 thoughts on “Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young

  1. I really enjoyed this one too! The blurred lines between Olivia and Nate. OH MY! And when he fought for her. SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! ❤

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