Fall From India Place

Fall From India Place

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by Samantha Young
     
 

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The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street, Down London Road, and Before Jamaica Lane 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

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The New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street, Down London Road, and Before Jamaica Lane 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 in to 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....

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF SAMANTHA YOUNG

“This is a really sexy book and I loved the heroine’s journey to find herself and grow strong. Highly recommend this one.”—USA Today

“Lots of heart makes this book an absolute page-turner.”—RT Book Reviews

“The one thing you can count on from Ms. Young is some of the best, steamy, sexual chemistry.”—Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

“A deceptively complex, romantic contemporary romance that will have you laughing, crying, and swooning with delight.”—Smexy Books Romance Reviews

“Smart and sexy, Young writes stories that stay with you long after you flip that last page.”—Under the Covers

“Delivers on all fronts—charismatic characters, witty dialogue, blazing-hot sex scenes, and real-life issues make this book an easy one to devour. Samantha Young is not an author you should miss out on!”—Fresh Fiction

“This book had some funny dialogue, some amazingly hot sex scenes, and emotional drama. Did I mention the amazing sex scenes?”—Dear Author…

“If you want a book that will lure you in, grab you by the scruff of the neck, and never let you go until you finish reading the last page, then On Dublin Street is the book for you.”—Totally Booked

“Brilliantly written with just the right amount of hotness, sexiness, and romance and everything else in between.”—Once Upon a Twilight

“This book has it all…romance, fabulously written heat, family, friendship, heartbreak, longing, hope, and an ending that is completely satisfying.”—Bookish Temptations

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451469403
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/03/2014
Series:
On Dublin Street Series, #4
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
160,340
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF SAMANTHA YOUNG

“This is a really sexy book and I loved the heroine’s journey to find herself and grow strong. Highly recommend this one.”—USA Today

“Lots of heart makes this book an absolute page-turner.”—RT Book Reviews

“The one thing you can count on from Ms. Young is some of the best, steamy, sexual chemistry.”—Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

“A deceptively complex, romantic contemporary romance that will have you laughing, crying, and swooning with delight.”—Smexy Books Romance Reviews

“Smart and sexy, Young writes stories that stay with you long after you flip that last page.”—Under the Covers

“Delivers on all fronts—charismatic characters, witty dialogue, blazing-hot sex scenes, and real-life issues make this book an easy one to devour. Samantha Young is not an author you should miss out on!”—Fresh Fiction

“This book had some funny dialogue, some amazingly hot sex scenes, and emotional drama. Did I mention the amazing sex scenes?”—Dear Author…

“If you want a book that will lure you in, grab you by the scruff of the neck, and never let you go until you finish reading the last page, then On Dublin Street is the book for you.”—Totally Booked

“Brilliantly written with just the right amount of hotness, sexiness, and romance and everything else in between.”—Once Upon a Twilight

“This book has it all…romance, fabulously written heat, family, friendship, heartbreak, longing, hope, and an ending that is completely satisfying.”—Bookish Temptations

 

Meet the Author

Samantha Young is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series, including On Dublin StreetDown London Road, and Before Jamaica Lane. She resides in Scotland.

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Fall From India Place 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok read but not as good as the other books in the series. The first third is filled with a lot of information about where the other characters are in their lifes. Too much info, boring, and distracting. Once Marco comes into the picture, things get better and the story really gets exciting.... until Hannah starts with her fears and paranoias and becomes this annoying character. Pity because Marco is a great hero and I would have loved Hannah's character to be consistently strong and more relatable.
13gpb28 More than 1 year ago
I was so looking forward to another book in this series but this was missing something. Too much information about minor characters/plots. Normally I love to get a follow up of the other couples but this time too much. Yes, they had kids but I really did not need to know all their details. It was suppose to be Hannah and Marco's story. What she went through was terrible and was not given the proper treatment. Once Marco entered the story, it got better. He was great but Hannah, who I loved in the earlier books, was not so lovable this time. I am looking forward to Cole in the next story and I will always read a Samantha Young book. Read her On Dublin Street series and Into the Deep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a total disappointment but close. Felt like more than half the book was avoidance and denial
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AsDreamsAreMade More than 1 year ago
Original Review Link: http://asdreamsaremade.com/2014/11/book-tuesday-fall-from-india-place/ I love this series. One, because you don’t have to read them in order, although I highly recommend it, and two, because they’re great! I started reading Samantha Young with On Dublin Street and was hooked. I read the rest of that series and her other YA novels as well (my favorite was the Fire Spirits series–helloooo Genies!). Her “On Dublin Street” series is New Adult, but really fantastic. Hannah Nichols runs into Marco D’Alessandro–her first love and the boy she least wanted to see–five years after their final, painful encounter where he broke her heart. Hannah is convinced she’s moved on and no longer needs him in her life, but people can change as Marco is so determined to show her. In the style of the rest of the series, Fall from India Place, is typical New Adult, but still an enjoyable read. Many people are turned off by NA in general, but I just take it for what it is and enjoy the style of the genre. It was so great to see Hannah have a story of her own, after seeing her grow up in the past four novels. Even from On Dublin Street when she’s first introduced, you can’t help but be drawn to her. She’s smart, loves to read, she’s shy, but still assertive, and she loves her family fiercely. We still see an evidence of that young girl in Fall From India Place, but disappointedly, she seemed a little contrived and changed since the last time we saw her. Granted, she’s gone through a traumatic experience [insert NA trope here], but I feel she lost a bit of her spunk. Marco was an endearing character and you feel for what he went through. You take his side through most of the novel, or at least I did, and want to yell at Hannah to get over it! The plot moved and it was great to see some of our favorite characters from the previous novels and where they are now. I won’t give anything away in case you want to read the rest of the series (which you should!! ::evil stare down glare::), but I think most fans will be happy with their outcomes. If you want a great NA read, this is the one to pick up. In a genre that is up and coming and not always embraced, this is a perfect example of New Adult getting it “right”.
megankylene More than 1 year ago
Even though this book was my least favorite, I’m still having a lot of fun reading these books. For me, this book suffered from too much back and forth drama (more on that later). Because of that I got reader whiplash and didn’t enjoy the story as much as the previous books in the series. Fall From India Place is set five years into the future. This time it’s Hannah Nichols’s turn in the spotlight. Over the last few books we’ve gotten to know Hannah as Braden and Ellie’s little sister. We’ve seen little pieces of Hannah’s unrequited love story in the last couple of books and now Samantha Young fills in the cracks. At twenty-two, Hannah is a busy bee in her probationary year teaching high school English during the day and helping the illiterate at night. An outsider might think she’s altruistic (and she is kind-hearted), but really she is keeping herself busy to mask the hurt from the past. Hannah Nichols has loved Marco D’Alessandro since she was fourteen. In this book we learn just how close Hannah and Marco were as teens and find out what tore them apart. Years after Marco disappeared, he shows up in Hannah’s life, determined to win her over. But Hannah isn’t quick to forgive him for breaking her heart. Out of all the On Dublin Street books and novellas, Fall From India Place has been my least favorite so far. I felt like the author tried to combine all of the elements from previous ODS books into this one. Marco was Hannah’s first love but her love was not returned…or so she thought (like Ellie and Adam). Something tragic in her past prevented her from moving forward despite her feelings for Marco (like Joss and Braden). For awhile, she and Marco had a sex-only type of relationship while trying to remain friends (like Nate and Olivia). Most of all, I didn’t really care for all of the back and forth “I-want-you-no-I-don’t-want-you” that went on far too long. Hannah and Marco sort of reconcile early on in the book which meant they needed to break up to create some kind of conflict. And they did break up…multiple times. All of the mixed signals she threw to Marco annoyed me and trust me, it takes a lot for me to be annoyed with heroes and heroines. What I did like was seeing where all of the couples were in their lives and marriages years since we last saw them.  Ellie and Adam, Joss and Braden, Nate and Olivia, and Cam and Jo are all extremely happy…and fertile. All of them have kids (and some have more than one!), which made the Sunday dinners at the Nicholses’ so merry. I can’t wait to read Echoes of Scotland Street because I have been DYING to get to Cole’s story! Off I go! 2.5 stars * I received an advanced copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has every possible thing for training and is 10 miles all around.
Phe_BookMusings More than 1 year ago
Hanna Nichols—Braden and Ellie’s little sister—is all grown up, teaching high school English by day and an adult literacy course at the local community center by night. Seemingly content with her life as it is, Hanna tells herself she’s happy. Until one day while sorting through boxes at her parents’ house, she stumbles upon her old diaries and a photograph from her later teen years—a selfie she’d taken with her friend, Marco D’Alessandro—and wonders, not for the first time, where that younger, cockier, romantic version of herself had gone. Five long years ago, Marco had broken her heart. The bad boy with a hidden sweet side was the only guy she’s ever loved—and the only man she’s ever been with. And after years of friendship and one intense, passion filled night of giving in to temptation, he took off, leaving Scotland and her behind. Shattered by the consequences of their night together, Hanna has never truly moved on. Feeling lost for a long time after Marco left, it had taken her a while to find her strength and independence again. It had meant hardening her heart and allowing only the people she trusted implicitly to touch it. So when she runs into Marco, the guy she had pined over for so long, only to discover that he’s been back in Scotland for four years and has made no attempt to contact her, the pain she had shoved deep down inside her all those years ago comes back with a vengeance. Leaving Hannah was the biggest mistake of Marco’s life—something he has deeply regretted for years. So when fate reunites them, needing a chance to explain the past and apologize for it, he refuses to let her go without a fight. Though there’s a part of Hanna that’s desperate to give in, like she would have done when she was younger, eager for his respect and affection, but she isn’t that girl anymore. He’d seen to that. And Hanna isn’t interested in hearing Marco’s apology. Trying to make up for his mistakes and determined to make her give him a second chance, Marco pulls out all the stops, actively pursuing Hanna, reminding her of all the reasons they’re meant to be together. But just as she begins to open herself up to the possibility of a future together, Hanna 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.... To say I was surprised by how much I cried while reading this story is an understatement. Those who know me, know how stoic and pragmatic I am—crying isn’t something I do. So, any book that can elicit that kind of emotional reaction from me deserves five stars. I felt conflicted by and sympathized with both protagonists, who failing to effectively communicate with each other had both made mistakes resulting in indelible consequences. Hanna’s pain was raw and palpable, and while I didn’t necessarily agree with her fears, or her anger towards Marco, I certainly understood it. But I also admired Marco’s tenacity, his refusal to give up and walk away from Hanna a second time. A fantastic, tragic and deeply emotional read, Fall from India Place is a slow-building second chance love story about overcoming past mistakes and learning to move forward. My only complaint is that I wished the Epilogue had been longer, delving a little deeper into Hanna and Marco’s well-deserved HEA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I avoided this book for months after it was released because of the negative reviews. I shouldn't have. I enjoyed it. I didn't mind the recap of past characters since I hadn't read the first books in a while.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down! This is why I love reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Certainly not as good as the first 3 books in the series.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great addition to this wonderful series! Keep the tissues close, you will really need them for parts of this one, but Marco is such a perfect alpha it's worth a few tears! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love the series.
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Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars: FALL FROM INDIA PLACE is the fourth full-length instalment in Samantha Young’s contemporary, adult, erotic On Dublin Street romance series focusing on a group of family and friends in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is American born Marco D’Alessandro and Hannah Nichols story-  a second chance at love and a happily ever after. When fourteen year old Hannah fell in love with Marco D’Alessandro she had no idea how far she would fall.  At seventeen, Hannah professed her love to the only boy who would ever hold her heart but following their first sexual encounter, Marco pulled away and disappeared from Hannah’s life. Fast forward five years and an accidental meeting between Hannah and Marco would set off a storm of emotions and painful memories that Hannah had kept buried in the past. Betrayal, heartbreak, secrets and lost love would send Hannah spiraling out of control as Marco tries to prove that he is worthy of her love-once again. The relationship between Hannah and Marco is destructive, gut wrenching and difficult. Marco knows that he made a mistake five years earlier but Hannah is not willing to accept anything beyond the moment and Hannah is not an easy character to love. This is a woman who will not forgive; will not forget; and refuses to acknowledge that both she and Marco suffered from the mistakes of the past and in this I had a difficult time accepting Hannah’s immature reaction and emotional tirades as though her feelings where the only ones that mattered. Five years had passed and life did a number on both Hannah and Marco but forgiveness was difficult for a woman who still loved the man that destroyed her heart and her soul. Hannah is not the only person suffering with pain and regret but she believes she is the only one that matters. Samantha Young pulls the reader into a story where a moment in time has destroyed two people; where a painful secret would set the tone for one woman’s outlook on life; and where one man must make amends for something more than he could possibly know.  FALL FROM INDIA PLACE reunites all of the previous storyline characters and advances the series several months to a few years. There is humor, heartbreak, drama and passion for a couple that have lost and found one another against remarkable odds. Told from Hannah’s first person POV a good portion of the storyline is flashback and memories of what happened after Marco and Hannah’s one night together-the destructive nature of falling in love and letting go; the dissolution of the unknown; and the ability of the heart and the mind to move forward following the staggering realization that you are not alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little slow in the beginning, but so worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all her books Samantha Young is an amazing writer! This book had me on an emotional roller coaster and I loved every second of it! Can not wait to read more, I love how through all her books you get to see how the characters from her other books are doing. Do not hesitate to buy and read you won't regret it. AG
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
4.5  The On Dublin Street Series by Samantha Young is another one of those series that I just adore.  It all began with Joss and Braden in On Dublin Street, who will always be one of my favorite.  In Fall From India Place, Braden's little sister Hannah is all grown up and the boy she had a crush on as a teen, Marco D'Alessandro, the boy who broke her heart, is back in the picture five years after the horrific event that almost crushed her. She didn't expect to see him, and she doesn't know if she can ever trust him again, much less tell him the whole ugly truth about what happened after he left.  Marco is determined.  He let her go 5 years ago, his best friend, the girl he loved, because he thought he wasn't good enough.  Now, he is determined to have her back and is willing to do whatever it takes to get her.  Marco also has a secret he has been keeping from Hannah though, a secret that coupled with her own hidden grief could destroy any hope they have of making it work.   I really loved Hannah's character in this book.  She was so funny.  I did think she protested a little too much, but she did the right thing when it counted.  Her personality is such that you couldn't help but like her.  Marco is definitely a hottie.  He messed up badly, but he works hard to redeem himself.  The chemistry is hot, as is the sex, something Samantha Young always delivers.  One of the things I loved best about the novel was the way Samantha Young brought all the characters from the previous books together.  Not only did she bring them together, she provided an excellent explanation of who they were through Hannah's voice, and for fans of the series, well......it felt like being part of a family reunion with the On Dublin Street crowd...and the crowd has definitely gotten bigger.  I love the fact that although their individual novels were over, their lives go on, and as a reader, you get to see that and be a part of it.  Cole, Jo's brother played a bigger role in this book and I enjoyed getting to know him.  I can't wait to read his story.   Romance, hot sexy Alpha male, fun and sarcastic heroine, and a great story to boot.  What more could you ask for.  Fall From India Place is a fantastic book that fans of the series will devour, and if you haven't started the series, you really should.  It is wonderful.  
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've loved every book in this series and cannot wait for more. Please keep writing them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never wanted this book to end. Out of the whole series, I fell in love with Hannah and Marco the most. I absolutely bloody well loved this book and cannot wait for the next.
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