Castle Hill: Joss and Braden Novella (On Dublin Street 2.5) by Samantha Young-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: December 3, 2013
Braden Carmichael never imagined he’d fall as hard and as fast as he did for Jocelyn Butler. He also could not have anticipated how difficult it would be to convince her to give in to love. But now that he has her, he’s never letting go. He’s got it all planned—the passionate proposal, the dream wedding, the sexy Hawaiian honeymoon—even the perfect family they’ll start.
After trying to flee from her painful past, Joss is finally allowing herself to embrace the future. But when things start moving faster than she anticipated, she finds herself panicking over something Braden can’t understand. After everything they’ve been through, Joss is sure that their love can survive even her worst fears. But, this time, she may push Braden too far—and risk losing everything all over again…
REVIEW: CASTLE HILL follows the first storyline of Samantha Young’s On Dublin Street novel at a time when Jocelyn (Joss) and Braden’s life is beginning to fall into some semblance of order. But life and all it has to offer is about to become complicated as Joss and Braden enter the next phase of their relationship-engagement, marriage and beyond. Castle Hill is part of a series and the information revealed will be lost on anyone who has not read On Dublin Street-the first book in the series of the same name.
Samantha Young pulls the reader into a story about two people who have overcome great obstacles and relationship issues and fears surrounding commitment, betrayal and loss. Castle Hill will follow Joss and Braden from engagement to wedding then on to the honeymoon where everything seemingly falls into place for a couple who have struggled to get where they are today. They both still have issues of jealousy and control, but Joss has yet to overcome her greatest fear and together they will have to face the reality that will be their future. Only this time, a lack of communication and misunderstandings may force the couple to take a hard look at what they want and what they expected from each other- and it looks like they each may want something different.
If you are a fan of Samantha Young’s On Dublin Street series, Castle Hill is a must read as it pulls the reader into the emotional turmoil surrounding one of the biggest decisions and directions in Joss and Braden’s life-their marriage may not survive if the couple is unable to get past the issues that many couples must face a time or two in their lives.
Castle Hill is a short story about misunderstandings; lack of communication and emotional withdrawal between two people who have given their hearts and their souls to one another, but in the end must learn that not everything is about what you want but what you want and need – together.
On Dublin Street
On Dublin Street Christmas (novella)
Until Fountain Bridge (novella)
Down London Road
Castle Hill (novella Dec 2013)
Before Jamaica Lane (Jan 2014)
Fall From India Place (June 2014)
Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy