Title: Before Jamaica Lane
Author: Samantha Young
Publication Date: January 7th, 2014
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (432 pages)
Before Jamaica Lane is the story of Nate Sawyer and Olivia Hollaway. We’ve met both in Down London Road, because Nate is Cam’s best friend and Olivia is like a sister to Jo, their connection through Uncle Mick.
Every single time I read a new couple I think this is my favorite ones, but then I remember the books before them and as a result, I remain undecided. It’s really a though choice to make. I love them equally, because they form such a wonderful world to be apart of. Therefore, one thing I enjoy most if how every character has a role in each new book, and we can see what they are up to.
In Before Jamaica Lane we learn to love Nate and Olivia, we find out about Braden and Joss having a baby and more info about Hannah and Marco. Also, we catch a glimpse with Cole and a redhead, the same redhead he’ll end up in his own book. Little by little we get introduced to other people’s lives.
Nate is Olivia’s best friend and they have such a close relationship, that lines are blurred quickly when he starts helping her overcome her self-destructive thoughts of her body. After a clear period of being together, they soon realize the depth they are in, but Nate’s tragic past makes a dent in their relationship. His loss is so heartbreaking, that he manages to hurt Liv in the process.
You’ll have to read the book and see how he manages to fight for her and overcome his fears.
“You’re not ready to hear this yet,” he concluded. “But I do need you to know that I’m going to fight for you. I’m not making the mistake of walking away from you again. The only man in you future is me, Liv. The only kids in your future are mine.”
As a side note, I very much enjoyed the fact that even if Liv clearly loves him, she wants a man who can love her back, equally. That fact that she doesn’t want to settle being other than the love of someone’s life makes me happy. This is a lesson to be thought to every girl and woman out there who settles for less than what she deserves. Samantha Young, you make the feminist in me so damn happy and proud.
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