Book Title: Until Fountain Bridge
Author: Samantha Young
Genre: Adult / Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars & Read worthy
Book hangover: yes for yummy Scots man
Stand Alone / Series: Stand Alone . There’s other spinoff Down London Street & On Dublin street
Read if you enjoy: Dirty talking Scots man-Caveman /Child hood love/ hopelessly romantic read
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.
My honest review:
I adore Sam Young’s writing. this book was short but really sweet. We all know Ellie is hopelessly romantic, and this book is made of sugar, spice, and everything nice.
The story was cleverly constructed, taking you through years of Ellie’s journal. From the first crush she ever felt for Adam, through each single heart break she endured, the mixed signal she kept getting from Adam & how his overbearingness sabotage her other relationship over the years & to how they finally have their HEA.
The drama wasn’t as intense as On Dublin street or down London Road, (may be it’s because we know for a fact they will have their HAE), but still the emotion in this book is very heart felt. I wasn’t completely swoon by Adam, but I still do love his caveman persona.
All over It was a perfect snuggle up in the duvet light read. ( especially in a rainy day).
“The only person who’s ever really hurt me is you. And I keep letting you.”
“Ellie,” he sounded in pain as he took a step toward me.
He stopped though, the pain transferring to his eyes when I moved away from him.
“I do love you,” he admitted and instead of feeling joy at those words, the last piece of me holding onto hope crumbled.
I shook my head. “But not enough”
― Samantha Young, Until Fountain Bridge