Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street #1.5) by Samantha YoungUntil Fountain Bridge by Samantha Young
Published June 2013
Series: On Dublin Street #1.5
Genres: New Adult
Format: eBook
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Ellie Carmichael had a crush on Adam Sutherland, her brother, Braden’s, best friend, for years, and although Adam treated her with proprietary concern he made it clear he thought of her only as a little sister.

Over the years, as Ellie’s crush develops into love, her romantic idealism makes it difficult for her to move on. To make matters worse, as she’s gotten older, Adam’s attitude has changed toward her. His affection for her is now joined by attraction, but his loyalty to Braden, and his fear of losing the only family he has, stops him from claiming Ellie the way she wishes he would.

But one night his attraction is put to the test, and as much as Adam would like things to remain the same everything changes between them in a simple brush of the lips.

Soon lust, love, jealousy and heartbreak combine to force change upon their relationship… and Adam discovers the hard way that life is too damn short to spend it on regret.

I am back with a review from the third part of On Dublin Street, a short 90 page novella (at least, that what my Kindle says, because it’s long enough, but shorter than the other stories from the series). This novella relates to Adam Sutherland and Ellie Carmichael, the wonderful forming “side-couple” from On Dublin Street.

I very much suggest you read on Dublin Street before reading Until Fountain Bridge, because this gives you more explanation on Ellie’s story and how she finally gets to be with the man she loved since being a teenager. As you will find out, Ellie had to be diagnosed with a brain tumor for Adam to finally wake up and jump out of the closet to confess his love for her. Until Fountain Bridge relates to both Adam and Ellie’s relationship from the beginning, and is told in a beautiful way.

Just when you thought Samantha Young’s writing couldn’t get any better, it does… Until Fountain Bridge is told in a flashback like narration, wonderfully brought on by the fact that Ellie and Adam are going through her old diaries, and selectively read about the significant moments in their relationship.

Adam is actually Ellie’s older half-brother Braden’s best friend, and Adam always acted like a big brother to Ellie, until the day she grew up to become the beautiful women she is, and hormones obviously kick in. She’d always had a crush on Adam, but when he’s not making it clear to her that he doesn’t want to ruin the relationship he has with Braden, he’s unfortunately leading her on and breaking her heart over and over again. Until they get together for good! 

Well, this story was definitely too short for me, but it was perfect all the way. A proper mixture of sexy, romantic and funny. I hope Samantha Young will keep us fed with her wonderful love stories, and I don’t care if it’s within the Dublin Street series or a completely new one. Her stuff is addictive. Why don’t you get a shot at it yourself, provided you’re not already hooked?

Detailed Rating
5 Stars
5 Stars
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All the feels
5 Stars
Overall: five-stars