Review – Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young

Moonlight on Nightingale WayPublisher: Berkley
Publish Date: Out Now
How I got this book: NetGalley
Reviewer: MinnChica

Logan from Echoes of Scotland Street is back with his own smoldering story, as the New York Times bestselling On Dublin Street series returns…

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…
*Blurb from Goodreads*

I’ve been a huge fan of this series from the beginning, so I was super sad to say goodbye to the gang. 🙁

Logan is living his life to the fullest now that he has his life back. He’s enjoying living in the fast lane, except for his neighbor that is constantly trying to rain on his parade. But when someone from Logan’s past turns up, Grace turns out to be exactly what Logan needs.

Grace is determined to leave her family behind and enjoy her freedom. Her wild new neighbor is making that difficult. But as Logan and grace move from neighbors to friends to so much more, Grace finds that the only thing she wants in life is him.

While this book wasn’t my favorite in the series, I did really enjoy it. Young used one of my favorite romance tropes in this book, and I adored the way it brought Grace and Logan together. I don’t want to give too much away, but I thought it was a perfect way to bring Grace and Logan to common ground, and also to give them some tension – both good and bad. I loved it!

I also really enjoyed the chance to see all our old favorite couples throughout this book. The previous heroines are all still part of a tight knit group, and they took Grace under their wing in a super sweet way. I also liked getting to meet a few of the new characters that were introduced. They were so great, and I almost wish Young would write more so we can get their stories as well.

One thing I struggled with was getting into the romance. It was such a slow build, and while I understood why Logan was all about sowing his wild oats with any many willing women as he could find, it also put me off at first. But watching his transformation from unrepentant ladies man to a caring and loving and devoted boyfriend was great to see. I just wish I would have been able to connect with Logan and his romance with Grace sooner than I did.

In many ways, this story felt more like it was Grace’s book, and less so Logan’s. I’m not sure if it felt that way to me because I connected earlier and better with Grace. However, I felt that at times this was more like a women’s fiction book about Grace, with a light sprinkle of romance thrown on top. Not that it was a bad thing, it just didn’t feel as strong on the romance front as previous books in the series.

All in all, I’m sad to say goodbye to the Dublin Street crew. Young wrote an incredible series about wonderful couples and I’m going to miss them. While I didn’t love the romance in this book, there were a lot of things I did enjoy, especially Grace as a heroine. She was the kind of woman I’d want to be friends with. 🙂
I give Moonlight on Nightingale Way a B-

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