Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Review: Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street, #1.6) by Samantha Young
Ellie Carmichael had a crush on Adam Sutherland, her brother, Braden’s, best friend, for years, and although Adam treated her with proprietary concern he made it clear he thought of her only as a little sister.
Over the years, as Ellie’s crush develops into love, her romantic idealism makes it difficult for her to move on. To make matters worse, as she’s gotten older, Adam’s attitude has changed toward her. His affection for her is now joined by attraction, but his loyalty to Braden, and his fear of losing the only family he has, stops him from claiming Ellie the way she wishes he would.
But one night his attraction is put to the test, and as much as Adam would like things to remain the same everything changes between them in a simple brush of the lips.
Soon lust, love, jealousy and heartbreak combine to force change upon their relationship… and Adam discovers the hard way that life is too damn short to spend it on regret. ~ Goodreads
Review:I remember when I was reading On Dublin Street last year that I was far more interested in the relationship of the supporting characters Ellie and Adam.
They get their HEA in that book but because they weren’t the main couple you don’t know their history or exactly how things came around from their POV.
Ellie has known her older brother’s best friend, Adam, since she was 14 years old. She’s always loved him and it just got worse as she got older and he started sending her mixed signals. He tells her she’s beautiful and flirts but then she catches him screwing a girl in a back alley. He kisses her then backs off. But they’ve always remained very good friends in spite of all that.
I loved how their story was told in this novella. Instead of going back and telling their side of the same story in a straightforward manner, Until Fountain Bridge is told in flashbacks while they read Ellie’s diaries starting from the very beginning. Adam gets to hear Ellie’s version of events (& it’s not always pretty) and Ellie learns a few things about what Adam was thinking at the time.
Because we know how it ends in advance we can cut Adam some slack for his behavior and it’s nice to hear about the moment things started changing for him as well.
Short, sweet and sexy – Until Fountain Bridge was a great addition to this series. I do have one complaint…the spelling errors. There were quite a few which surprised me. During very pivotal scenes there would be a misspelling or a word left out which would totally ruin the moment for me. I can’t understand how they would be missed with just a quick cursory read through. Otherwise I would still recommend reading it.
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