Monday, June 2, 2014

Book Review: Fall From India Place (On Dublin Street #4) by: Samantha Young

Release Date: June 3, 2014 from NAL
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street and Down London Road returns with a story about letting go of the past and learning to trust in the future…

When Hannah Nichols last saw Marco D’Alessandro, five long years ago, he broke her heart. The bad boy with a hidden sweet side was the only guy Hannah ever loved—and the only man she’s ever been with. After one intense night of giving into temptation, Marco took off, leaving Scotland and Hannah behind. Shattered by the consequences of their night together, Hannah has never truly moved on.

Leaving Hannah was the biggest mistake of Marco’s life, something he has deeply regretted for years. So when fate reunites them, he refuses to let her go without a fight. Determined to make her his, Marco pursues Hannah, reminding her of all the reasons they’re meant to be together.…

But just when Marco thinks they’re committed to a future together, Hannah makes a discovery that unearths the secret pain she’s been hiding from him, a secret that could tear them apart before they have a real chance to start over again…."

My Thoughts:

Samantha Young delivered again with Fall From India Place. There is just something about this series that I truly love and every book just seems to hit the mark for me. Hannah and Marco had such a sweet story and of course it made my heart ache in the way only a Samantha Young book can.

Hannah is probably the first of Samantha’s heroines that I truly struggled with. My heart ached for her and part of me understood why she acted the way she did, but there was another part of me that got exasperated with her. I just felt she was very irrational. I mean, we all have our moments, but Hannah had a lot of them. I liked Hannah, no I loved Hannah, which is probably what made me so frustrated- I wanted her to take the happiness she was offered. Also, it took me a bit to adjust to Hannah as an adult. For three books I was used to her being a bookish teen and then all of a sudden she was an adult. It was a bit jarring.

Then we have Marco, and Marco is very very swoony. He is also very very persistent! That boy doesn’t back down. He recognized the mistakes he made in the past and he tries his hardest to atone for them. Marco was very sweet and he absolutely adores Hannah and doesn’t try to hide it. Another great guy from Samantha.

With Fall From India Place, both Hannah and Marco have some pretty big secrets. I figured them out both pretty early on, but it didn’t really detract from the story. It did make me want everything out in the open because it was killing me, but I did like watching Hannah and Marco learn the truth. It hurt, but that’s what makes it great.

I also adored catching up with my favorite couples. Watching Braden *drools*, Jocelyn, Adam, Ellie, Cam, Jo, Nate, and Olivia running around with their little minions was so much fun. They have all become such a big family. I loved watching Joss and Braden as parents because they do it well, but they also had some truly hysterical moments. I love this crew and I never want to let them go. I love how close they all are and that they are all there for Hannah when she needs them.

All in all, Fall From India Place was another great read in the On Dublin Street series. Hannah and Marco make a great couple and their story was a very sweet one.

6 comments:

  1. Good that even though you did figure out their secrets early on that still didn't distract you from the main story! Though you seemed to struggle with the character Hannah, I'm glad you still loved the book! I really do need to get back into this series!!

    Amazing review!!

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  2. I was just over at Andrea's blog, she loved this one too. I don't think I'll be reading this series, it's the type of NA I don't like much but it's good to hear that the consensus is the series is still going good.

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  3. I need to catch up on this series, I've only read book one but I really liked it.

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  4. I've been a fail starting this one for some reason, and it releases tomorrow *head desk*. I think I'll have a hard time adjusting to a more mature Hannah, too! Wonderful review, and you've given me the push I needed to start this one because of the little minions running around -- oh. my. heart.!!!! *smoosh*

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  5. I won't lie, Hannah frustrated the crap out of me. Everything else, I loved. Especially Jos with kids.
    Great review!

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  6. I like persistent boys! Reading this soon.

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