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Samantha Young - Author

About the Author

Samantha Young is a 27-year-old Scottish book addict who graduated from the University of Edinburgh. She currently lives in Scotland. Her previous novels, On Dublin Street, Down London Road and the novella Until Fountain Bridge, are also published by Penguin.

Featured books by Samantha Young

Echoes of Scotland Street

Echoes of Scotland Street

Author: Samantha Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wake-up call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she's sworn off men - especially those of the bad-boy variety. Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid - gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man - one who's determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude and win her heart. As Shannon begins to open up, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when her past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them - and tear them apart for good ...

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Before Jamaica Lane

Before Jamaica Lane

Author: Samantha Young Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Before Jamaica Lane is the brilliant romantic follow-up to On Dublin Street and Down London Road from bestselling author Samantha Young. Edinburgh was going to be a fresh start for Olivia Holloway. Crippled by shyness around the opposite sex, Olivia nevertheless meets gorgeous postgraduate Nate Sawyer and decides it is time to push her fears aside. Before long, Olivia and Nate form a close friendship and she finds herself confessing her deepest secrets, and Nate, being her best friend, offers to teach her the art of flirting. As Olivia and Nate's friendship turns intense it soon blossoms into a passionate love affair. For the first time Olivia opens her heart but what she doesn't realise is that Nate has his own fears and just when she finds herself hopelessly falling for him, Nate's past returns to haunt him. Will Nate have the courage to confide in Olivia, or will he cut and run? And can Olivia face up to her own fears and keep him? Before Jamaica Lane charts the love trials of characters introduced in Samantha Young's bestselling prequel, On Dublin Street, and Down London Road. Praise for Samantha Young: Scotland's answer to E.L. James . (Sunday Post). This steamy romance is mysterious, all-consuming and pretty damn good . (Closer). This extraordinary debut combines a true gift for storytelling with a liberal dose of racy encounters. But what really sets it apart is exquisite characterisation, so vivid that the cast seeps into the reader's psyche . (Daily Record). Samantha Young is a 27-year-old Scottish book addict who graduated from the University of Edinburgh. She currently lives in Scotland. Her previous novels, On Dublin Street, Down London Road and the novella, Until Fountain Bridge, are also published by Penguin.

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Other books by Samantha Young

Much Ado About You

Much Ado About You

Author: Samantha Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2021

Welcome to Much Ado About Books, a bookshop where dust and dreams sparkle in the air . . . At thirty-three-years old, Evie's life in Chicago is missing that special something. When she's passed over for promotion at work, Evie realizes she needs to make a change. Impulsively, she plans a holiday in a quaint English village. The holiday package comes with a temporary position at Much Ado About Books, the bookshop underneath her new flat. There's no better getaway for the bookish Evie, a life-long Shakespeare lover. Not only is Evie swept up in running the delightful store as soon as she arrives, she's drawn into the lives, loves and drama of the friendly villagers. Including Roane Robson, a ridiculously sexy farmer. In spite of their undeniable chemistry, Evie's determined to keep him at bay: she's got to go back to her real life, after all, and a holiday romance can only end in heartbreak . . . right? Joyful, irresistible and utterly heart-warming, MUCH ADO ABOUT YOU is the perfect cosy getaway romance read for 2021. Praise for Samantha Young: 'Sexy chemistry and gut-wrenching emotions kept me turning the pages!' Kristen Proby 'Samantha Young's enchanting couples and delicious romances make her books an autobuy' Smexy Book 'Ms. Young dives deep into the psyche of what makes a person tick emotionally' Fiction Vixen 'Smart and sexy, Young writes stories that stay with you long after you flip that last page' Under the Covers 'It took over my life until I finished reading it' Netgalley 'A viscerally moving love story' Goodreads 'Full of charm' Goodreads 'Stunning prose and raw characters' Goodreads

The Truest Thing

The Truest Thing

Author: Samantha Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2020

'Sexy chemistry and gut-wrenching emotions kept me turning the pages!' Kristen Proby Nine years ago, Emery Saunders moved to Hartwell to start her life over as a bookstore owner. Her inability to trust people made it hard for her to find a place in the small community until Jessica Lawson moved to town and befriended the shy beauty. But there was one person in Hartwell who tried to befriend Emery long before Jessica arrived . . . Jack Devlin has his secrets. One of them is that he fell hard for Emery the moment she appeared in Hartwell. Another is that his father blackmailed him into covering up a dark family tragedy. It forced Jack to sever his relationships to protect the people he cared about. Yet, staying away from Emery has not been easy throughout the years and he hasn't always succeeded. When Jack's mixed signals hurt Emery once again, she puts him out of her heart for good. Until the Devlin family secret is finally revealed, freeing Jack from his father's machinations. What Jack wants more than anything is to repair his relationships, starting with Emery. However, Emery isn't ready to forgive and Jack's not ready to give up. And when the town's latest scandal ties Jack and Emery together, Jack is not above using their new reality to prove to Emery once and for all that their love is worthy of the legend of Hart's Boardwalk. Discover why readers love Samantha Young . . . '[Samantha Young's] enchanting couples and delicious romances make her books an autobuy' Smexy Books 'Smart and sexy, Young writes stories that stay with you long after you flip that last page' Under the Covers 'Charismatic characters, witty dialogue, blazing-hot sex scenes, and real-life issues make this book an easy one to devour' Fresh Fiction 'The one thing you can count on from Ms. Young is some of the best, steamy, sexual chemistry' Fiction Vixen 'Scotland's answer to E.L. James' Closer '[Young] is a goddess when it comes to writing hot scenes' Once Upon a Twilight

On Dublin Street

On Dublin Street

Author: Samantha Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

Black Tangled Heart

Black Tangled Heart

Author: Samantha Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Things We Never Said

Things We Never Said

Author: Samantha Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2019

'Sexy chemistry and gut-wrenching emotions kept me turning the pages!' Kristen Proby 'Mysterious, all-consuming and pretty damn good' Closer Dahlia McGuire likes her quiet life in Hartwell, Delaware. The small, friendly town is the perfect place to hide from her family and the tragic events that led to their estrangement. But when the person she loves most in the world, her father, needs her, Dahlia must return to Boston to face her ghosts. And that includes her ex-boyfriend's best friend, Michael Sullivan: the man she was never supposed to fall in love with. Michael Sullivan has never forgotten Dahlia McGuire. Some might say he's never gotten over her. For years he lived with the anger of her desertion, and now, newly-divorced, he's finally ready to move on - until Dahlia suddenly returns. Despite everything, Michael still wants her, but Dahlia can't seem to let go of the tangled emotions of the past. It's time for truths left unsaid to finally be spoken, or Michael and Dahlia might find themselves torn apart forever . . . Discover why Samantha Young is known as 'Scotland's E. L. James' 'A true gift for storytelling' Daily Record '[Young] is a goddess when it comes to writing hot scenes' Once Upon a Twilight 'It took over my life until I finished reading it' Gemma Alice on The One Real Thing, Netgalley

Fight or Flight

Fight or Flight

Author: Samantha Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2018

'Mysterious, all-consuming and pretty damn good' Closer 'Humour, heartbreak, drama, and passion.' The Reading Cafe A series of serendipitous encounters lead to sizzling romance in this new book from the New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street and Hero . . . The universe is conspiring against Ava Breevort. She's flying home to Boston for the saddest of reasons when her emotional cloud becomes a real one - of volcanic ash. Stranded, her last ditch attempt to salvage the trip is thwarted by an arrogant Scotsman, who steals a first class seat out from under her. Then over the course of their journey home, their antagonism somehow lands them in bed for the steamiest layover Ava's ever had. And that's all it is - jet-lag induced insanity - until Caleb, AKA Mr Arrogant Himself, shows up on her doorstep. Pure chance has landed Caleb in Boston, but he's determined to enjoy himself - and Ava - while he's there. Ava gives in because a) her heart is safe since she barely likes Caleb, b) his existence in her life is temporary and c) it's by a mile high club the best sex of her life. When his stay in Boston becomes permanent, Ava must decide whether to fight her feelings for him or give into them. And even if she does decide to risk her heart on Caleb, there is no guarantee her stubborn Scot will want to risk his heart on her . . . 'Heartwarming, sizzling and captivating. . . . [Young's characters] are complex, a little flawed, and at their core good people struggling to make it in this crazy world. . . . ' Caffeinated Book Reviewer 'Ridiculously incendiary chemistry.' Dear Author 'Scotland's answer to E. L. James' Sunday Post 'A true gift for storytelling' Daily Record 'Young writes stories that stay with you long after you flip that last page.' Under the Covers

On Hart's Boardwalk

On Hart's Boardwalk

Author: Samantha Young Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2018

Nate and Liv have a great life together but they miss the spontaneity and freedom they enjoyed early on in their romance. Careers and their children have inevitably kept them busy, so when Nate discovers Liv is feeling disconnected from him, he plans an anniversary trip to the idyllic seaside town of Hartwell, Delaware. There he hopes they will have the opportunity they've been craving - a chance to reinvent themselves and fall in love all over again.With each new day comes a new adventure, from wedding crashing at the five-star boardwalk hotel to pretending they are two strangers having a chance encounter at the boardwalk bar. In the midst of this daring, sexually charged game of romantic rediscovery, Nate and Liv discover the only constant they need is each other.Praise for Samatha Young"e;Really sexy."e; USA Today"e;Young writes stories that stay with you long after you flip that last page."e; Under the Covers"e;Scotland's answer to E. L. James"e; Sunday Post

On Hart's Boardwalk

On Hart's Boardwalk

Author: Samantha Young Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2018

One of New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young's most beloved couples returns for the first time in a brand new novella set ten years after her blockbuster bestseller Before Jamaica Lane...Nate and Liv have a great life together but they miss the spontaneity and freedom they enjoyed early on in their romance. Careers and their children have inevitably kept them busy, so when Nate discovers Liv is feeling disconnected from him, he plans an anniversary trip to the idyllic seaside town of Hartwell, Delaware. There he hopes they will have the opportunity they've been craving--a chance to reinvent themselves and fall in love all over again.With each new day comes a new adventure, from wedding crashing at the five-star boardwalk hotel to pretending they are two strangers having a chance encounter at the boardwalk bar. In the midst of this daring, sexually-charged game of romantic rediscovery, Nate and Liv discover the only constant they need is each other.

On Hart's Boardwalk

On Hart's Boardwalk

Author: Samantha Young Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2018

One of New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young's most beloved couples returns for the first time in a brand new novella set ten years after her blockbuster bestseller Before Jamaica Lane...Nate and Liv have a great life together but they miss the spontaneity and freedom they enjoyed early on in their romance. Careers and their children have inevitably kept them busy, so when Nate discovers Liv is feeling disconnected from him, he plans an anniversary trip to the idyllic seaside town of Hartwell, Delaware. There he hopes they will have the opportunity they've been craving--a chance to reinvent themselves and fall in love all over again.With each new day comes a new adventure, from wedding crashing at the five-star boardwalk hotel to pretending they are two strangers having a chance encounter at the boardwalk bar. In the midst of this daring, sexually-charged game of romantic rediscovery, Nate and Liv discover the only constant they need is each other.

Dieser eine Tag - Eine Story zum Valentinstag

Dieser eine Tag - Eine Story zum Valentinstag

Author: Samantha Young Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2018

Neues Herzgefluster zum Valentinstag - von Bestsellerautorin Samantha YoungMan sollte meinen, dass es auerhalb des Moglichen sei, viermal in 10 Jahren ausgerechnet am Valentinstag verlassen zu werden. Aber genau das ist Hazel passiert. Als ihr neuer Freund sie eine Woche vor dem Valentinstag verlasst, um ihr die Schmach eines funften Mals zu ersparen, beschliet Hazel, dass sie eine Pause von ihrem bisherigen Leben in Edinburgh braucht. Sie leiht sich den Campingbus ihres Bruders und fahrt in die schottischen Highlands. Die Auszeit ist traumhaft. Frische Luft, eine wunderschone Landschaft und vor allem: keine Manner. Bis zum Valentinstag. Denn just an diesem Tag begegnet ihr ein gutaussehender, um nicht zu sagen, sexy Amerikaner namens Liam. Eigentlich ein netter Zufall, ware Hazel nicht gerade in die Walder gegangen, um ein stilles Ortchen zu suchen. Doch Liam scheint sich an ihrem peinlichen Auftritt nicht zu storen, im Gegenteil: Zum ersten Mal seit Jahren verbringt Hazel den Valentinstag mit einem Mann, mit dem sie herzlich lachen kann. Und nicht nur das ....

Play On

Play On

Author: Samantha Young Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2017

The New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series and Hero returns to Scotland in this passionate and evocative romance about love, loss, and surviving both.Nora OBrien chased a dream from Indiana to Scotland, so sure it was the right thing to do. Three years later she was left in her adopted country with nothing to her name but guilt and regret.Until Aidan Lennox entered her life.Older, worldlier, a music producer and composer, the sexy Scot should never have made sense for Nora. But somehow in each other they found the light they were looking for, the laughter and the passionthe strength to play on despite their past losses.But when life dealt Aidan another unlucky hand, instead of reaching for her he disappeared. The agonizing loss of him inspired something within Nora. It fired her spiritthe anger and hurt pushing her forward to take control and reach for her dreams.Finally pursuing a career on stage while she put herself through college, everything is how Nora wants it. Shes avoiding heartbreak and concentrating on her goals.Sounds easy, but its not. Because Aidan is back. And for some reason he hates Nora.Hes determined to be at war with her.And she has absolutely no idea why.

Stars Over Castle Hill - Schicksalhafte Begegnung

Stars Over Castle Hill - Schicksalhafte Begegnung

Author: Samantha Young Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2017

Joss and Braden Carmichael sind glucklich verheiratet - doch was ware, wenn sich die beiden nicht an jenem schicksalhaften Tag vor uber zehn Jahren begegnet waren? Joss Carmichael ist erfolgreiche Autorin und lebt mit ihrem Mann Braden und ihren drei Kindern in der Dublin Street. Als sie gebeten wird, eine "e;Was-ware-wenn-Geschichte"e; uber ihr Leben zu schreiben, muss sie sofort an den Tag denken, an dem sie Braden kennengelernt hat. Wo stunde sie jetzt, wenn sie ihn nie getroffen hatte? Das kann sich Joss kaum vorstellen. Sie ist sich sicher, dass es ihr Schicksal war, Braden fruher oder spater zu treffen. Aber was, wenn sie bei dieser Begegnung schon 30 und nicht erst 21 Jahre alt gewesen ware? Vielleicht ware sie selbst reifer gewesen und hatte vor der groen Liebe nicht solche Angst gehabt. Aber was, wenn Braden bereits von der Liebe enttauscht worden ware? Hatte er dann auch mit aller Kraft um sie gekampft? Oder ware ihre Liebe zum Scheitern verurteilt gewesen? Joss und Braden sind zuruck - und dabei genauso leidenschaftlich, schlagfertig und sexy wie eh und je! Bestseller-Autorin Samantha Young hat eine zauberhafte Novella geschrieben, in der sie das beliebte Paar aus DUBLIN STREET einer alternativen Realitat aussetzt.

Impossible Vastness Of Us

Impossible Vastness Of Us

Author: Samantha Young Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2017

"e;I know how to watch my back. I'm the only one that ever has."e;India Maxwell hasn't just moved across the country-she's plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It's taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she's living in one of Boston's wealthiest neighbourhoods with her mom's fiance and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister's clique of friends, including Eloise's gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend, Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash.But India's not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school's golden couple, aren't all they seem to be. In fact, everyone's life is infinitely more complex than it first appears. And as India grows closer to Finn and befriends Eloise, threatening the facades that hold them together, what's left are truths that are brutal, beautiful and big enough to change them forever...From New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young comes a story of friendship, identity and acceptance that will break your heart-and make it whole again.

Every Little Thing - Mehr als nur ein Sommer

Every Little Thing - Mehr als nur ein Sommer

Author: Samantha Young Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2017

Kann dein Feind zu deiner groen Liebe werden?Bailey Hartwell heit genauso wie der Ort, an dem sie lebt: Hartwell, Delaware. Sie stammt aus einer der ltesten Familien der Stadt und knnte sich nie vorstellen, ihre kleine Pension dort aufzugeben. Doch der gutaussehende Ex-New Yorker Vaughn Tremaine macht ihr als Manager eines Luxus-Hotels das Leben schwer. Wann immer sich die beiden treffen, gibt es Streit - auch wenn die sexuelle Spannung zwischen ihnen kaum zu leugnen ist. Doch als Bailey eine schlimme Entdeckung macht, erweist sich ausgerechnet Vaughn als Fels in der Brandung. Kann es sein, dass sie sich in ihm getuscht hat? Oder bringt die Nhe zu Vaughn ihr Herz erst recht in Gefahr?Nach dem groen Erfolg von "e;The Real Thing"e; kommt hier der zweite Band der neuen Hartwell-Serie von Samantha Young!

Every Little Thing

Every Little Thing

Author: Samantha Young Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2017

'Sexy chemistry and gut-wrenching emotions kept me turning the pages!' KRISTEN PROBY 'Scotland's answer to E.L. James' Closer __________________ The quiet town of Hartwell is the perfect place to get away from it all - and find what you never knew you needed . . . Bailey Hartwell has many reasons to feel content - her successful business, a close circle of friends and her steady boyfriend . . . even if their romance feels staid after ten years without a serious commitment. The only challenge in her life comes in the form of sexy businessman Vaughn Tremaine. She thinks the ex-New Yorker acts superior and that he considers her a small-town nobody. But when Bailey's blindsided by a betrayal, she's shocked to discover Vaughn is actually a decent guy. Vaughn admires Bailey's free spirit, independence and loyalty. As his passion for her has grown, his antagonism toward her has only worsened. Every little thing Bailey does seduces him. But when Vaughn's painful emotional past makes him walk away in fear he will hurt her, it opens an old wound in Bailey, and she uncharacteristically retreats. Once Vaughn begins to realise he's made the biggest mistake of his life, he has no choice but to fight like he's never fought before to convince Bailey that the love they've found together only comes around once in a lifetime . . . __________________ Discover why Samantha Young is known as 'Scotland's E. L. James'. . . '[Young] is a goddess when it comes to writing hot scenes' Once Upon a Twilight 'It took over my life until I finished reading it' Netgalley 'A viscerally moving love story' Goodreads 'Full of charm' Goodreads 'Stunning prose and raw characters' Goodreads

Day in the Life / Lindsay Wellington / Rated Pg13ish

Day in the Life / Lindsay Wellington / Rated Pg13ish

Author: Samantha Young Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2016

This book continues with the story that Samantha Young has outlined in Book One. If you haven't read Book One, that's okay. You will not be lost in this story. This chronicles Lindsay Wellington and what she is going though after discovering her fiance Chase was cheating on her. How is feels to tell your friends, family, and the people planning you wedding. It is uplifting as she handles this with dignity and grace, for the most part!I hope you'll really enjoy the story and get lost in the adventure of some pretty disturbing discoveries. You do not need to read Book One to know what's happening in this book, though I hope you do! This should be enjoyable if you just get lost and become Samantha, or Lindsay, or any of the characters that speaks to you!