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.
Until Fountain Bridge is an On Dublin Street novella. You can find my review of On Dublin Street here. Until Fountain Bridge is the story of Ellie and Adam who were a part of On Dublin Street. I loved their sub plot then, so as soon as I came to know that we were getting a novella for them I was super excited to get to it.
Until Fountain Bridge starts off with Adam and Ellie going through a box full of Ellie's diaries. Then we proceed to read their love story through a few of Ellie's diary entries. It moves from the present to the past and to the present again. I loved the way Samantha Young wrote the novella. It just seemed perfect for Ellie and Adam.
I loved Ellie just as much as I had in On Dublin Street. She was a sweet girl who always thought the best of everyone. Ellie's been in love with Adam since ages. She puts herself out there for him but he always finds one reason or another to shut her down while giving a hell lot of mixed signals.
Though we did not get Adam's point of view in this novella, his feelings came through all too clearly. Ellie was forbidden for him. Being his best friend, Braden's younger sister he'd always protected her and cared for her. But soon the simple relationship between them turns into more. Adam fears losing Braden and Ellie, the two most important people in his life if he goes ahead with Ellie.
I LOVED the romance between Adam and Ellie. Samantha Young knows how to put enough of angst and drama in a relationship to make it look real. I loved how Ellie stood up for herself and how Adam finally declared his love for her. My only complaint is that I wish it were longer. This is a must read for all fans of On Dublin Street. Now I can't wait for Down London Road.