Fall from India Place by Samantha Young
Series: On Dublin Street #4
Also in this series: On Dublin Street , Down London Road (On Dublin Street, #2), Before Jamaica Lane (On Dublin Street, #3), Before Jamaica Lane, Castle Hill, Fall From India Place, Fall From India Place, Castle Hill, Echoes of Scotland Street , Moonlight on Nightingale Way, Moonlight on Nightingale Way, One King's Way, One King's Way, One King's Way, On Hart's Boardwalk (On Dublin Street #6.7) , On Hart's Boardwalk, Down London Road, Echoes of Scotland Street, On Dublin Street
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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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...
This is the fourth book in the On Dublin Street books and it features Hannah and Marco. I’ve been looking forward to reading this book because I’ve always liked Hannah and I’ve always been curious about Marco. They were introduced in On Dublin Street (Book 1) but they were both still in I think, the Scottish equivalent of high school here in the states. I’ve always loved Hannah because I felt a connection with her, being a book nerd and all. She was quiet and she was sensitive and I really liked getting to know her.
Hannah has only loved one person in her entire life. Marco D’Alessandro. She’s loved him since they were young kids in school when he saved her from boys roughing her up. After that incident, Marco looked out for Hannah. He walked her home when she missed the bus and they got to know each other. Or at least, they got to know as much as they were both willing to share. There was a lot that Marco wasn’t willing to share with Hannah and a lot of that had to do with his family.
Hannah knew enough to know that she had some big time feelings for Marco. And the year before uni would start for Hannah, she runs into an already graduated from Hannah’s school, Marco. Her crush wasn’t returned and although she was bummed about it, she wasn’t really surprised. Marco was popular and all the girls wanted him while Hannah was a nerd. A quiet nerd. When she runs into Marco at the party, he has to untangle her from another unwanted suitor and Hannah is surprised to find Marco furious with her for coming to the party. It was the night that Hannah will never forget. It was the night she gave herself to Marco and afterward, he ran away.
It’s been about four years since Hannah has last seen Marco and she’s not the same person she was when he knew her. She’s older and she’s a lot more reserved than the young girl he remembered and when they run into each other at a wedding, Hannah is floored. She assumed that Marco had returned to his native Chicago but she was oh so wrong.
He’s been back and hadn’t ever tried contacting her. Seeing him again brings memories flooding through Hannah’s head and for the first time in forever (I totally sang Frozen in my head), Hannah is thrown for a loop. She’s always been the level headed sibling in her family but seeing him has rocked her world and not in a good way.
Marco, on the other hand is shocked and thrilled to see Hannah again. She’s the girl that got away and the only girl that has ever come close to owning Marco’s heart. He was a fool to let her go and he knows it and this one look has more than convinced him that he wants a second chance with her. A chance to apologize for the asshole-ish way he left her the night he took her virginity and try to make amends for hurting her. He knows that he has a lot of work cut out for him but he’s not afraid of it. He’ll be persistent and he’ll win her over. Because he never got over her.
Seeing these two come together again, seeing their story unfold was heartbreaking and beautiful and I was completely engrossed in the story from beginning to end. There were times when I was disappointed in Hannah for the head games that she played but I really love that she came to her senses and made up with Marco. Even though she played head games with Marco for a bit, there was a time when she knew that she was being irrational about the way she was feeling and I really liked that she owned up to that fact and didn’t act all brand new.
Their story wasn’t an easy one but it was worth the read and I’m glad that I read it. I can’t wait for more from this series and I’m hoping against hope that Cole will be getting his own book because I LOVED seeing him all grown up. He’s grown up into such a handsome and strong person and I really, really want to read his story.
Grade: 4 out of 5
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This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.