I loved On Dublin Street so I was super excited when I received this. If you love Samantha's books you’re going to go nuts for this one!!!
To kick things off we start with Charley and Claudia, they just moved to Edinburgh to study abroad. Claudia spots a hot guy handing posters for a party, who can say no to a party lol. So later they hit the party, Claudia is already off chatting up Beck (the hot guy who told them about the party) so Charley goes off looking for a drink, when she turns around and recognizes someone from her past, someone who she never wanted to see again.
What do you when you run in to the first boy you loved and who at the same time broke your heart!
Yep that’s Jake, the boy she fell deeply in love with, with his arm around his girlfriend, well that’s all Charley can take so she runs off.. Charley knows she's going to run in to Jake a lot while she is here but can she learn after all this time to forgive!!
Now this is one of those books that flicks from present to past. The more you read about the old Jake you cannot help but fall for him, BUT we don't get to hear what went down till nearer the end of the book, sorry!!
With all the characters in this book you cannot help but love them all. Of course the main focus is on Charley and Jake, but the under lying story of what’s going on with Beck and Claudia you can’t help but to go, “Aww”.
I must say the present day Jake takes the piss a bit, he just so wants to have his cake and eat it, I found I really wanted Lowe to get in there so he could have a shot, hey maybe in the next book we may see him find a nice girl.
This book is based on second chance love.See, that’s the thing about second chances. It’s about two people that are there for each other and support each other and care about each other no matter how much they want to deny it. It’s about one person doing everything they can to make sure the other doesn’t fall and vice-versa. Second chances are about holding on to that other persons hand no matter how hard they beg to let go.
Will Charley learn to trust Jake again? Time will tell!!
I must say after reading this book I liked it, it was good don't get me wrong but I liked On Dublin Street more, sorry girls but I liked Braden better then Jake lol.
Live young. Live hard. Love deep.
Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake’s life he waded out into the shallows and left Charley behind.
Almost four years later Charley thinks she’s moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin at a party with his new girlfriend. The bad-boy-turned-good attempts to convince Charley to forgive him, and as her best friend starts spending time with Jake’s, Charley calls a truce, only to find herself tumbling back into a friendship with him.
As they grow closer, the spark between them flares and begins playing havoc with their lives and relationships. When jealousy and longing rear their destructive heads, Charley and Jake struggle to come to grips with what they mean to one another.
And even if they work it out, there is no guarantee Charley will ever trust Jake to lead her back into the deep…
Samantha Young is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She’s been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestselling novel On Dublin Street.