Fall From India Place (On Dublin Street #4) by Samantha Young-Review and Giveaway
Fall From India Place
On Dublin Street #4
by Samantha Young
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 3, 2014
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 in to 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….
REVIEW: FALL FROM INDIA PLACE is the fourth full-length instalment in Samantha Young’s contemporary, adult, erotic On Dublin Street romance series focusing on a group of family and friends in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is American born Marco D’Alessandro and Hannah Nichols story- a second chance at love and a happily ever after.
When fourteen year old Hannah fell in love with Marco D’Alessandro she had no idea how far she would fall. At seventeen, Hannah professed her love to the only boy who would ever hold her heart but following their first sexual encounter, Marco pulled away and disappeared from Hannah’s life. Fast forward five years and an accidental meeting between Hannah and Marco would set off a storm of emotions and painful memories that Hannah had kept buried in the past. Betrayal, heartbreak, secrets and lost love would send Hannah spiraling out of control as Marco tries to prove that he is worthy of her love-once again.
The relationship between Hannah and Marco is destructive, gut wrenching and difficult. Marco knows that he made a mistake five years earlier but Hannah is not willing to accept anything beyond the moment and Hannah is not an easy character to love. This is a woman who will not forgive; will not forget; and refuses to acknowledge that both she and Marco suffered from the mistakes of the past and in this I had a difficult time accepting Hannah’s immature reaction and emotional tirades as though her feelings where the only ones that mattered. Five years had passed and life did a number on both Hannah and Marco but forgiveness was difficult for a woman who still loved the man that destroyed her heart and her soul. Hannah is not the only person suffering with pain and regret but she believes she is the only one that matters.
Samantha Young pulls the reader into a story where a moment in time has destroyed two people; where a painful secret would set the tone for one woman’s outlook on life; and where one man must make amends for something more than he could possibly know.
FALL FROM INDIA PLACE reunites all of the previous storyline characters and advances the series several months to a few years. There is humor, heartbreak, drama and passion for a couple that have lost and found one another against remarkable odds. Told from Hannah’s first person POV a good portion of the storyline is flashback and memories of what happened after Marco and Hannah’s one night together-the destructive nature of falling in love and letting go; the dissolution of the unknown; and the ability of the heart and the mind to move forward following the staggering realization that you are not alone.
Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy
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