Monday, June 9, 2014

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
Published:  June 3, 2014
Publisher:  NAL/Penguin

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:  The On Dublin Street Series by Samantha Young is another one of those series that I just adore.  It all began with Joss and Braden in On Dublin Street, who will always be one of my favorite.  In Fall From India Place, Braden's little sister Hannah is all grown up and the boy she had a crush on as a teen, Marco D'Alessandro, the boy who broke her heart, is back in the picture five years after the horrific event that almost crushed her. She didn't expect to see him, and she doesn't know if she can ever trust him again, much less tell him the whole ugly truth about what happened after he left.  Marco is determined.  He let her go 5 years ago, his best friend, the girl he loved, because he thought he wasn't good enough.  Now, he is determined to have her back and is willing to do whatever it takes to get her.  Marco also has a secret he has been keeping from Hannah though, a secret that coupled with her own hidden grief could destroy any hope they have of making it work.  

I really loved Hannah's character in this book.  She was so funny.  I did think she protested a little too much, but she did the right thing when it counted.  Her personality is such that you couldn't help but like her.  Marco is definitely a hottie.  He messed up badly, but he works hard to redeem himself.  The chemistry is hot, as is the sex, something Samantha Young always delivers.  One of the things I loved best about the novel was the way Samantha Young brought all the characters from the previous books together.  Not only did she bring them together, she provided an excellent explanation of who they were through Hannah's voice, and for fans of the series, felt like being part of a family reunion with the On Dublin Street crowd...and the crowd has definitely gotten bigger.  I love the fact that although their individual novels were over, their lives go on, and as a reader, you get to see that and be a part of it.  Cole, Jo's brother played a bigger role in this book and I enjoyed getting to know him.  I can't wait to read his story.  

Romance, hot sexy Alpha male, fun and sarcastic heroine, and a great story to boot.  What more could you ask for.  Fall From India Place is a fantastic book that fans of the series will devour, and if you haven't started the series, you really should.  It is wonderful.  
4.5 Hearts
Favorite Quotes:
(This was one of my favorite parts - Beth is Braden and Joss's daughter)
“Beth, eat your greens. They’re good for you. Come on, eat your peas.”
“I don’t want to,” she whined, and we turned to watch her push her plate back. “They’re little fuckers.” 

“Are you Hannah’s boyfriend?”
… Marco’s reply was, “Nope. She won’t let me be.”
Beth had immediately turned her cute look of consternation on me. “That’s really rude, Hannah.”

“I know you still care.” His words whispered across my lips, his mouth almost touching mine. I shivered, my breath stuttering. “And, baby,” he continued, “I don’t think I can pretend any longer that I don’t think about being inside you nearly every hour of every day.”
His words were almost the equivalent of his mouth between my legs.” 

“You’re stalking me?”
“I’d prefer to call it actively pursuing you.” 

“I’m your best friend … You’ve just forgotten. My fault, I know. I can help you remember.” 

“I’m not going to hide that I want to get to know who you are now. I’m also not going to hide the fact that I think you’re still the classiest, most fucking beautiful woman I’ve ever seen, or the fact that I remember the taste of you and it still makes me hard.” 

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

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  1. I loved On Dublin Street. I so want to read the others. I love her writing. Cute quote that Beth made.

    1. It really was too funny. You'll love it, especially since you've gotten to know Braden and Joss. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I haven't read any yet, but On Dublin Street is in my TBR pile!

  3. I've read them all except for Fall From India Place and as much as I've loved them all, On Dublin Street remains my undisputed favorite.

  4. I so need to start this series!

  5. I read the first book in the on dublin street series and I really enjoyed it. I have been seeing some fantastic reviews of this book though, so I thin I want to break with my tradtion and read this one next.

    Great Review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  6. I need this one and the first one too! Great review.

  7. This wasn't my favorite in the series, but it was still such a good story. I just really love this series a lot and find myself always recommending it to ppl I know in real life, who have no idea what they're missing out on.
    Great review!

  8. No, I haven't read any of the on Dublin Street series books, but I look forward to it. (Signed in as Amber M)

  9. I haven't gotten the chance to read the rest of the series but I am reading this one soon. :)

  10. I only read the first book and i love it. the rest of the saga are in my whislist list, hopelly i start read them soon

  11. Have not yet but they look very good.


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