Thursday, May 22, 2014


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.

ebook, 111 pages
Published June 18th 2013 by Penguin Group (USA
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Goodreads | Amazon

Our Review:
So this short little sweet thing was like a walk down memory lane..for our characters. Ellie and Adam relieve the highlights of Ellie's memories of their past together. From her early teen crush to her anger and bitterness with him...we get a taste of their history. 

While the flashbacks were informative, the present day commentary was what kept me fully focused. I liked hearing Adam's take on her flashbacks. These were my favorite parts as well. I liked the fully aware of his feelings Adam that we came to know, as it was somewhat painful to see how things went for her when she was such an impressionable teen....his overstepping his brotherly duties were wearing on me, so I could only imagine being in that situation for reals. It would suck. Thank God we knew already how this love story turned out! 

We also got a little taste of some of the other characters in this series..and what everyone was up to, which is always gratifying. It is. I really love Braden and Joss...because On Dublin Street will always hold a special place in my heart. <3

This novella is short on angst and long on backstory and a nice addition to the series. Righto, Shel. Though, it took me a bit to warm up to the idea, I am glad to have read it and am looking forward to the soon to be coming out installments! 

Shelley: 3 1/2 Stars
Courtney: 3 Stars

About the Author: 
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 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance and has sold in twenty-five countries.

For more info on Samantha's adult fiction visit

For info on her young adult fiction visit

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