Fall From India Place by Samantha Young
Series: On Dublin Street #4
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: June 3, 2014
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Format: Audiobook, Length: 11 hours and 1 minute
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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...
There’s no denying I’m a fan of Samantha Young’s books. I hate that it took me this long to discover my love for her, but better late than never right? You can’t read new adult without being aware of On Dublin Street and the subsequent books, so it’s not that I didn’t realize her books were out there. If I’m honest, I think I was afraid they wouldn’t live up to the hype. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Fall From India Place isn’t my favorite book in the series, but it was still a fantastic read. I had been interested in learning more about Hannah for awhile, especially when it came to her past with Marco, so I couldn’t wait to get started on this one. While I can’t say it fell short, I just didn’t connect with Hannah like I did with some of the earlier ladies in the book. Her attitude was a little off-putting at times, honestly. It’s not that I don’t understand how hurt she was and where she was coming from, but Marco’s feelings were so obvious, it just about broke my heart to watch her push him away.
I knew Hannah and Marco had history, but I didn’t have any idea the extent of that history until this book. I was taken by surprise by the depth of their past. Going into this book, I assumed what they had was more of a friendship with a bit of a crush, but the truth is, it was a lot more than that. In addition to the present-day scenes with Hannah and Marco, we get several emotional backstory pieces as well. So many feels. This is probably the most emotional of the books in the series, in my opinion.
I really did enjoy this book, even if it wasn’t my favorite in the series. I listened to the majority of it in audiobook format, but hit a point where I couldn’t wait until I would be able to finish it on audiobook, so I purchased the Kindle version. They were both good, but I think I enjoyed the audiobook more. I loved the narrator who voiced this one. She sounded as I imagined Hannah would. Her performance of the other characters was great, too. She definitely brought added emotion to the story.