Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young
Series: On Dublin Street #6
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: June 2, 2015
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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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…
It’s never easy to say goodbye to a much loved series, but when it ends on a high note – and with a character whose story you’ve been dying to get – it makes it a little easier. That’s definitely the case with Moonlight on Nightingale Way.
What started out as an antagonistic relationship between new neighbors Logan and Grace turned into quite a lovely romance during this book. I loved watching prissy Grace and “bad boy” Logan lock horns. Their banter was great. But, as much as I enjoyed their initial interactions, I loved reading along as they got to know each other and built a friendship – and then more.
I was a fan of Grace from the beginning. She was easy to relate to and I liked her a lot. I wanted the best for her. I wasn’t entirely convinced it was Logan. And I truly don’t she and the Logan we get to know at the beginning of this book would’ve stood a chance together. It’s only after he receives life-altering news and begins down a more stable path that I really found myself rooting for him. Rooting for them. Logan’s character growth is phenomenal. And, even though I wanted to smack him more than once during the course of this book, he was a great guy under it all. He and Grace were a fantastic pair.
I won’t get into Logan’s story because of spoilers, but if I’m being honest I have to say I *almost* loved the situation he was going through more than I did the romance. It came so very close to outshining the romance – and I don’t mean that in a bad way. The big revelation, combined with the character growth that resulted from it and the way it shaped his relationships going forward, made this book special. It was the resulting storyline that pulled the most emotions from me, especially when Grace was involved and relating it so very strongly to her own past. I know I’m being vague, but it’s intentional. Some stories are just best when experienced and this is one of them.
Much like the other books in this series, the events of this book had a way of punching me in the feels. It also made me smile. It was sexy and sweet – and with a bit of angst, of course – and nearly impossible to put down once I started reading it. Fans of the series will undoubtedly enjoy this addition, as well as the peek into the lives of ALL the earlier couples in the series. As much as I’m looking forward to seeing what Samantha Young gives us next, I will definitely miss these characters.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.