Title: Fall From India Place
Author: Samantha Young
Release Date: 3rd June 2014
Fall From India Place is the fourth book in the New Adult, On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young. This installment focuses on the story of Hannah. It’s been five long years since Hannah Nichols last saw Marco D’Alessandro, the boy who broke her young heart. They were high school friends who let their feelings get the better of them resulting in one night together. One night too much for Marco, who took off, leaving Scotland and Hannah without another word – until now.
Hannah bumps into Marco at a party, he realises leaving her was a bog mistake. He seems determined to make things right between them; he wants her to give them another shot.
Hannah has never been able to move on from Marco, even if she has tricked herself into thinking that she’s fine about what happened. His reappearance causes her to relive everything that’s happened between them, and when she makes a discovery about Marco’s new life that convinces her a life with Marco could never work. But Hannah has her own secret she’s determined to keep to herself, and with her overprotective family nearby, will things ever work out between them?
You might be able to guess the answer, because this is a predictable romance. Not necessarily a bad one, but a predictable one all the same. Fall From India Place is my first taste of Samantha Young’s writing, and I did enjoy it as a quick summer
Young’s first book, On Dublin Street, is the starting point to this series. From the first page of Fall Fall From India Place readers are thrown in at the deep end with many characters with previously established storylines. Because I hadn’t read any of the previous books, I had to quickly get to grips with who was partnered with whom, which couple had which child and so on. As is become common with romance series such as this, the characters all seem to be one big happy family, similar to series by Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine Warren. (However, Young’s writing is much more tame, and without the supernatural element.) There’s nothing wrong with this idyllic family dynamic, although their overprotectiveness towards Hannah was a bit too much at points.
Hannah is a likable enough character, even though readers will guess what her ‘secret’ is and it becomes frustrating when she refused to tell Marco. Marco was determined to have Hannah to himself, despite her continuously pushing him away for the majority of the book, and this became a little unrealistic. However, when reading this in the right mood, it is the perfect book to not overthink and just go with.
Young’s next book will feature Cole’s story, one that I am intrigued to read having viewed this book from a female’s perspective, it is always more interesting to read a romance from a male characters point of view. Although this wasn’t my favourite book, it has received some very favorable reviews and I am keen to read more in this New Adult series.