On Dublin Street #6
Source: ARC from publisher for review
THE STORY (from Goodreads)
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…
Upon finishing Moonlight on Nightingale Way we find ourselves with a sudden desire to start apartment hunting in Scotland, desperately searching for one that might result in us living across the hall from a man like Logan MacLeod (minus the loud sexual escapades, of course). He and Grace are at odds from the very beginning, their animosity bringing a Cheshire Cat-style grin to our faces because we know where all that antagonism is going to lead eventually, the sparks between them continuing to burn bright even as the source of the flame shifts from ire to so much more.
It’s easy to see why Grace and Logan butt heads so spectacularly in the beginning, her reserved nature and impeccable manners clashing with Logan’s more in-your-face personality until not even a word has to be spoken between them for either to find themselves enormously irritated. Grace easily wins our hearts as we endure the enthusiasm of Logan’s very vocal bed partners right along with her, our hands clenching into fists as though they wish to pound on the wall on her behalf and tell him to give it a rest. It’s not long before Logan has a massive wrench thrown into his life’s plan though, and as soon as this new responsibility shows up on his doorstep we get to see a very different side to him. A very swoon-worthy side.
While all of Ms. Young's On Dublin Street novels are outstanding, there is a certain amount of anxiety that comes with them, knowing there’s going to come a point where everything our couple has worked toward is going to implode before being ironed out in last several chapters. We can’t help but dread that moment even though we know a happily ever after is a given (thankfully!), but with this latest installment we find the dramatic relationship moment for our couple takes place much earlier, giving us more time in the aftermath as the two of them try and pick up the pieces. As a result, Grace and Logan’s relationship is less stressful in the best possible way, and we really get to settle into the two of them as a couple without our minds leaping forward to their inevitable temporary downfall.
Overall, Moonlight on Nightingale Way is an antagonistic romance at its finest, Grace and Logan imperfectly perfect for one another and all the more lovable for it.
This book was sent to me by the publisher free of charge for the purpose of a review.
I received no other compensation and the above is my honest opinion.