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 in to 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....
©2014 Samantha Young (P)2014 Penguin Random House LLC
"Scotland's answer to E.L. James." (Sunday Post)
"A reader favourite...this fourth instalment will knock your socks off. Fans of romance and bad boys will dump their book boyfriends for Marco, who steals the show in this unforgettable love story. The author's voice can be heard loud and clear through the characters' personalities and true-to-life emotions...moves fast without missing a beat." (RT Book Reviews)
"Young and her publishers are really missing a potential sponsorship deal, with her On Dublin Street Series. They should do some sort of tie in with Red Bull and Kleenex, because once you start the latest instalment in the series you will not be able to put Fall from India Place down till you have finished it.... [Young] crafts a tale that has both heart and enough steam and sexy 'bedroom' scenes that the pages sizzle.... To me, she is one author who I compare all others to." (Book Mood Reviews)
"A heart-stopping, gripping story that you won't be able to put down!" (Into the Bookcase)
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"Disappointing addition to a good series"
This book starts slowly and never really improves. The writing gets bogged down with the life of the h and references to the storylines in past books. All the past couples are living their “happily ever after” and if you have read the books, this is redundant information. If you haven’t read the books this is confusing and distracting, with loads of names and information that are not really relevant to this story.
The h of this story annoyed me. She is stunningly pretty, with lots of men interested in her, but she is hung up on a teenage crush that ended badly and refuses to date because of this. She is educated, privileged, has a great life and is surrounded by a group of friends and family that love and care for her. Therefore her obsession with her past came across as a bit of a self-indulgent “pity party”. I realise that she had a bad experience, but I found it difficult to respect someone who lets one bad experience rule their emotions, particularly as every other aspect of her life was storybook perfect and she had an overwhelming amount of support around to help her. (The fact that nobody noticed what she experienced seemed completed unlikely).
Her teenage crush had obviously been struggling with his own issues – his life was undeniably crappy - and on the first night they slept together he ran out on her and disappeared from her life. This was a shoddy thing to do, but he was 19, his life was a mess, whereas her life was picture perfect, so I can understand his panic. He had spent a long time resisting her, and she did basically throw herself at him, so her reaction four years later when he came back into her life was just petulant, bitter and bad tempered. He wanted to explain and apologise, but she was so determined to be unforgiving that it made her a very unsympathetic character.
By this time I was getting pretty bored with the whole “he took my virginity and left me” scenario. What happened to her after that easy to guess, and not something he was aware of, but the h insisted on dwelling on the past like some love-sick teenager that never grew up. This book seemed more like a YA book than the past writings of Samantha Young and when the h continued to very rudely snub the H, I found myself wishing he would give up. Because I did. Didn’t finish.
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