Review: One King’s Way by Samantha Young

Posted 4 November, 2015 in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: One King’s Way by Samantha YoungTitle: One King's Way
Series: On Dublin Street #6.5
Author: Samantha Young
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Novella
Release Date: November 3, 2015
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About One King's Way:

The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street returns to the bar where it all began with Braden and Joss for a white-hot new novella full of passion and drama.

When he’s not working at the club, Craig Lanaghan looks out for his mother and little sisters. So when it comes to women, all he wants is a good time. But once Rain Alexander walks into his life, there’s no denying that this woman could be worth much more than a one-night stand….

Rain’s lifelong regret is having left her sister Darcy alone years ago with a guardian who turned out to be abusive. So when Darcy’s boyfriend publicly humiliates her in a cruel way, Rain’s overprotective instincts kick in and she follows him to Club 39—where she meets a guy who just might be her perfect match.

The chemistry between Rain and Craig is explosive, but Rain is out for revenge, and refuses to be sidetracked by flirtation. As things between them heat up, she’ll have to make a heartbreaking choice between giving in to the man of her dreams or putting her sister’s happiness first….
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Craig! I’m so glad we got his story. Ever since he kissed Joss in book 1, I knew there was more to him than the fun-loving playboy. Or, I knew there would eventually be.

And I loved him.

He was an all-around good guy, none of that brooding “the hero’s only nice to the heroine” crap that I hate. How do you tolerate someone being a huge douchenozzle to everyone else but nice to you? Do you plan to just not take him out in public or not have him speak to / piss off the other important people in your life? Anyway, this is a tangent and I’ll ditch it now.

Eyes back to Craig.

He was great to everyone. Hell, he’s nice and friendly (and not in a creepy way) to the roommate of last night’s one night stand. And he adores his mom and sisters and you could tell he worshipped his dad.

And from first sighting, I was super into Rain’s sense of style. I love the pinup and 40’s looks, too. I just wish I wasn’t too lazy to rock it on anything but super special occasions (and I live a boring life, so of those there are few). I also wish it was more popular and easy to find, because like I said, I’m lazy and it takes a lot of effort to find that stuff. Hence, my yoga pants.

But at first, Rain’s whole mission was so weird to me. Mostly because she didn’t really have a mission – just the first step of it. And that was a big first step to not have any follow-through decided on. And I did hate how hard she was on Craig at first.

Rain continued to slightly annoy me, but I still adored their relationship and Craig, and adoring 2/3 of the main aspects of the book ain’t bad. 🙂

About Samantha Young:

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She’s been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET and Best Romance 2014 for BEFORE JAMAICA LANE. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha’s first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in twenty-eight countries.

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