Monday, December 2, 2013

Review: Castle Hill: A Joss and Braden Novella (On Dublin Street 2.5) by Samantha Young

Castle Hill:  A Joss and Braden Novella
(On Dublin Street 2.5)
by Samantha Young
Release Date:  December 3, 2013
Publisher:  Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Source:  Publisher/NetGalley

In the New York Times bestselling novel On Dublin Street, Joss and Braden fought for their happily ever after. Now, in a romantic new novella, they’ll discover what comes after the happy ending… 

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… 
Includes a preview of Before Jamaica Lane 

My Thoughts:  Like so many of us, I totally fell in love with Braden and Joss in On Dublin Street and I just can't get enough of them and their story.  I was so excited to see that they were getting a novella and couldn't wait to get my hands on Castle Hill and find out what was up with these two characters that we've come to know and love.  The story is not that long, but as with anything that has to do with Joss and Braden, it delivers big time.  Castle Hill is like buying a concentrated product, you only need a little to make a whole lot, and there is a whole lot of good in this little novella.   Yes my dear fellow Joss and Braden addicts, just as it says in the synopsis, there's a proposal, a wedding, and a whole lot of fun and super hot romantic times in the mix, with that humor that only Braden and Joss have, and that trademark sizzle that almost burns your fingers when you touch the page.  I warn you though, prepare yourself for some drama, because there is that also, the kind that makes you clutch your heart and flip the page waiting for what happens next and that HEA that you know has to be coming.....right?  Well, you'll have to read the book and find out that for yourself and I don't think you're going to be disappointed in the least.  You might actually want to pop Braden upside of the head a few times in this one, but you'll still love him and his super bad sexy self.  Castle Hill is a wonderful accessory to one of my favorite love stories and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestselling novel ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance and has been sold in twenty five countries. For more info on Samantha's adult fiction visit

TWITTER: @SYoungSFauthor

Braden shook against me, his tone rumbling with laughter as he asked, “Am I not allowed out of bed this morning?”
“Nope,” I mumbled against his skin. “If you move, I’ll have to move. If I have to move it means facing the fact that we’re no longer in Hawaii. I don’t know if I’m ready to deal with that.”
He rolled me onto my back, laughing at the fact that I refused to open my eyes. “So is the plan to stay here forever?”
“That might become a problem.”
I shook my head against the pillows. “I don’t foresee any problems. It’s a sound plan.”
“Well,” Braden sighed, “We will eventually start to smell. And needing the toilet might become a problem. And with your issues with flatulence—”
I punched him on the arm, opening my eyes so I didn’t miss. My husband fought me off, laughing as though he was the funniest man on earth.
“One year,” I growled at him, “All I’m asking for is one year without you bringing that up!”


  1. I really loved the first book in this series but I need to play catch-up. This sounds great! I enjoyed the teaser,

  2. Love the teaser. I'm glad that you enjoy this, it sounds really good.

  3. I was soooo excited too!!! I'm going to try to get to this one next week.

  4. I've been wanting On Dublin Street for AGES! I so need to get it in my hands!

  5. I def loved this glimpse into J&B's life after they fell in love. It made me want to reread their book all over again. I loved Braden, even when the drama hits, that poor guy. And Joss! Great review!

    AKA Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island


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