Sunday, September 21, 2014

REVIEW: CASTLE HILL BY SAMANTHA YOUNG (ON DUBLIN STREET #2.5)

A Joss and Braden Novella

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

Kindle Edition, 97 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by NAL (Intermix)
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: Goodreads 



OUR REVIEW:

This was a great addition to the On Dublin Street series. It gives you that sense of closure and HEA for Braden and Joss that you may have speculated about at the end of their book. Of course you have to do a little work to get to that HEA because Joss and Braden aren't easy peasy..but the end definitely makes the work worth it.

OMG. Ok. So, we've been wanting to read this for a while. And now that we finally have...omg. The emotion in this novella brought back for me all of the reasons why I loved On Dublin Street to begin with. The writing: like sipping your favorite drink...or listening to your favorite song on repeat. It was perfect for me, and let me just say I had to try really hard to hold back ugly cry tears as I was sitting in my favorite Chinese food joint having a nice lunch by myself, reading this novella. I was almost a bit embarrassed by my behavior, because I try to save that for when I am alone. 

In addition to seeing what's happening with Braden and Joss, you get to see little snippets of all of our other favorite characters in the series..and that always makes it interesting. It does! It makes me excited for all of the other installments that are out, or to come. Have I said yet again how much I love this novella? No? Yes. Okay, I have. I loved it, a lot. 

After reading this quick novella, I think Joss and Braden have solidified their place as my favorite couple in this series. Love their dynamic..even when I want to throttle them. No doubt, do they make us work for every single second of happiness. This one had some tough themes for them, again, and I loved it! Yay, Samantha Young.

Shelley: 4 Stars
Courtney: 5 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 http://www.ondublinstreet.com

For info on her young adult fiction visit www.samanthayoungbooks.com

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