One King’s Way (On Dublin Street #6.5) by Samantha YoungOne King's Way by Samantha Young
Published November 2015
Series: On Dublin Street #6.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
two-stars
Format: eBook
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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….

One King’s Way is book #6.5 in the On Dublin Street Series. It features a dual-POV shared between bartender Craig Lanaghan and Rain Alexander, a girl on a mission, who can’t seem to shake Craig since she stepped into his bar. While Craig is relentless in pursuing her, she has plans and knows first hand that getting involved with a player is like playing with fire: someone’s bound to get burned.

One thing I disliked was the redundancy in the plot. To people who have never read a Samatha Young book before, the plot might sound okay. But I’ve read every single book in the series and more from this author (in other words: a lot) and it’s always the same. Manwhore falls head over heels in love with the perfect sweet girl. You know, the one that does not sleep around, and has been burned before etc.

But so many more things in this book were annoying and over the top. There was the fact that Rain was overly jealous. And really, Craig (who, let’s not forget, is totally in love with Rain) has no idea what a normal relationship includes, and thinks flirting for the job’s sake is allowed. But then again, who is Rain to deny him better tips? Both main characters were so messed up in so many ways.

And excuse me, what is it with Rain and her messed up plot for her sister’s vengeance? She’s an all-bad-retro-girl on a mission but apparently has nothing in her brain because she hadn’t really thought her plan through. Well, the one thing that I found interesting about her was the fact that the she character was kind of intriguing given her pin-up Dita Von Teese allure (at least that’s how I pictured her). But… that’s about it.

And yeah, that’s about it. The storyline was ridiculous. In my opinion. One King’s Way  just wasn’t the kind of believable read that the first On Dublin Street used to be. It feels like Samantha Young has to bring even more extravagant characters and storylines into the series with each book, and believe me – I don’t mind! But the plots are just not thought out and believable anymore.

Detailed Rating
Storyline
3 Stars
Characters
2 Stars
Writing
3.5 Stars
All the feels
2 Stars
Overall: two-stars