Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street Series)

Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street Series)

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by Samantha Young
     
 
From the New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street and Down London Road comes a new novella about finding love in familiar places…

Ellie has been in love with Adam Sutherland for as long as she can remember. What started as a childhood crush on her older brother’s best friend soon bloomed into full-blown

Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of On Dublin Street and Down London Road comes a new novella about finding love in familiar places…

Ellie has been in love with Adam Sutherland for as long as she can remember. What started as a childhood crush on her older brother’s best friend soon bloomed into full-blown infatuation. Unfortunately, it also meant full-blown heartache, as Adam refused to fall for Braden’s little sister.

But it took a crisis to make Adam realize he’s wasted too much time denying his feelings for her. Unwilling to waste a second more, he decided to make Ellie his, no matter the consequences. Now happily settled with the woman he’s pined after for years, he’s about to find out what their ten year courtship was like for her, through the journals she kept during their ups and many downs. And though Adam may have Ellie now, he has no idea how close he came to losing her…

Includes a preview of Down London Road!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698141506
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/18/2013
Series:
On Dublin Street Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
33,391
File size:
694 KB

Meet the Author

Samantha Young is a Scottish book addict who graduated from the University of Edinburgh.

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Until Fountain Bridge: (InterMix) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Slim_Cat1 More than 1 year ago
Ellie has been in love with Adam Sutherland for as long as she can remember. Adam was her brother's best friend since they were kids. Her childhood crush soon turns to a full blown infatuation. Which also came with heartache, as Adam refused to fall for his best friend's sister. When Ellie has a serious medical emergency Adam realizes that he's wasted too much time and refuses to deny his feelings any longer. This is a cute short story about Adam and Ellie's journey told through Ellie's journals. The most important moments in their journey are shared and Adam realizes how close he came to losing his Ellie and once again regrets all the time he has thrown away. It's cute, short and lets us in on Ellie's thoughts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It wouldve been 5 stars but the price is too high for only 100 pages. I loved reading Ellies story and im happy it wasnt a full book. Ellie is a great character but not a stand alone story.
megankylene More than 1 year ago
One of my reading goals for this year was to get caught up in the On Dublin Street series. I loved On Dublin Street so much and was dying to get caught up with the rest of gang’s love lives. Adam and Ellie’s love story was one of the secondary storylines in On Dublin Street and when I saw that Samantha Young was writing a short novella to give us all the dirty details, I was so freaking excited.  Ellie Carmichael is one of the most endearing book characters. She’s so incredibly sweet and easy to love. I can see how hard it must have been for Joss to try to push her away. Ellie has been in love with Adam for years. As one of her big brother’s best friends, Adam kept his distance from Ellie until life made it to where he couldn’t stay away from her. It’s just an unspoken rule that you don’t go for your best friend’s little sister. This rule frustrated Ellie to no end for years as she waited on the sidelines for Adam to make his feelings known. The history of their love story is told in a series of diary entires that Ellie had kept from her teen years through the events in On Dublin Street, which I enjoyed reading. One of my favorite moments of the book was seeing the night Ellie went to Adam’s apartment and was sent home unsatisfied and angry. Ellie spoke about it in On Dublin Street but I had always wanted to see that scene through Ellie’s eyes. This book was a lot of fun to read, even though it was just them reminiscing. I’m glad Young didn’t make their story a completely novel, the novella was the perfect length to share their story with the reader. 3 stars
Phe_BookMusings More than 1 year ago
Unrequited love isn’t nearly as romantic as books make it seem. Just ask Ellie Carmichael who's been in love with Adam Sutherland for as long as she can remember. What had started as a childhood crush when she was ten and he was seventeen, quickly snowballed from there. Unfortunately for Ellie, having a crush on her older brother’s best friend also meant lots of heartache. As far as Adam was concerned she'd always be Braden's little sister, and that meant she was off limits. After years of being a mercurial pain in the arse, it had taken a crisis to make Adam realize he’d wasted too much time denying his feelings for Ellie. Eight months ago, she'd been diagnosed with a benign—and yet still terrifying—brain tumor; a diagnosis that not only traumatized her family and friends, but had kicked her brother’s best friend, in the behind. And unwilling to waste a second more, Adam finally admitted to Braden that he's in love with her. “You’re like a brother to me. I would never do anything to hurt you. And I know I haven’t been what a brother would consider good material for his wee sister, but I love Ellie, Braden. I have for a long time now, and I can’t not be with her. I’ve wasted too much time as it is.” Now happily settled with the woman he loves, Adam’s about to find out what their ten year courtship was like for her.... While unpacking boxes in the new duplex they share, Ellie comes across the diaries she'd kept as an outlet for her feelings for Adam, giving her an idea for Joss'—her friend/ex-flatmate/soon-to-be-sister-in-law, an American writer who'd come to Edinburgh to escape a tragic past—next project. “...inside these diaries is the history of us. It’s a good romance story. I think it should be her next novel.” Learning that Ellie had kept journals about him for years, prompts Adam to want to read them so he'd know about the stuff he'd missed. But what he isn't prepared for is how close he came to losing her... “It’s like a car crash ... It’s painful reading this from your perspective, but I can’t look away ... I like being inside your head. I like knowing that while I was struggling with the fact that I had fallen in love with my best friend’s little sister, she loved me back more than I could ever hope to deserve.” If you enjoyed Ellie and Adam in On Dublin Street, then you won't want to miss this touching little novella in the ODS series.  “I’ve loved you for a long time, my friend....” Until Fountain Bridge is a sweet and sensual stroll down memory lane, watching Ellie and Adam fall in love all over again.
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13gpb28 More than 1 year ago
You get to see how much and long Ellie loved Adam. You also see how much Adam fought his attraction to his best friend's baby sister. Short read but a nice addition to this On Dublin Street series.
Andreat78 More than 1 year ago
Like so many readers of On Dublin Street, I loved Ellie and Adam and hoped book two would be theirs. I was surprised, and a little disappointed, when I learned their story would be a novella. But I was wrong. In hindsight, knowing that Adam and Ellie are together, happy and healthy, I didn't necessarily want the drama and angst a full-length novel would undoubtedly put them through. Until Fountain Bridge had the potential to be... sweet, yet boring. If Young had simply rehashed events through the couple's perspective, or created a bit of drama to give them a story, I would have liked it because I like Ellie and Adam. But to my happy delight, Until Fountain Bridge is told through Ellie's journal entries, chronicling how her love developed from an innocent crush to crushing love, throughout the years. The story weaves in and out of the present, giving us Adam's reactions to the revelations within the journal. It was poignant and beautiful and just a brilliant novella. Favorite Quotes: "It's painful to read how my stupidity hurt you at the time, but I like being inside your head. I like knowing that while I was struggling with the fact that I had fallen in love with my best friend's little sister, she loved me back more than I could ever hope to deserve." "Reading it all just reminded me how much we felt, how much we feel, and how much a part of us it is. It doesn't belong to anyone else and I guess I don't want it to. It's ours. Our history. Our story. And in a way our future too. As much as I love her, you're right. I can't give that to Joss. I can't give these to her."
TheAutumnReview More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars It feels like forever-ago that I read On Dublin Street. I absolutely loved that book. But, the busy life of a blogger left me falling a bit behind in the series. I'm trying hard to get caught up on reviews the past few months and this series was among the top of my list. I was reminded, once again, how much I loved this series and these characters.  In Until Fountain Bridge, we get Ellie and Adam's story. If you read ODS, you know that Ellie had a health scare which left the whole group reeling. It also made Adam own up to his feelings for Ellie and claim her as his. So, in this little novella, we get the story about how Ellie has been in love with Adam since she was young. Again, if you read the first book, you know a lot about their story, but what made this novella unique was the way it was written. This story is told through Ellie's journal entries. There are present day moments too, but I loved learning a bit more about their history as friends and I feel like I finally got to see them falling in love. It was such a special treat.  Overall, I enjoyed this one so much. I used to and occasionally journal too, so I felt a likeness to Ellie and this also made me want to go back and read some of my own journal entries. If you're a fan of the series, you won't want to miss this novella! Quote: ~"It's painful to see how my stupidity hurt you at the time, but I like being inside your head. I like knowing that while I was struggling with the fact that I had fallen in love with my best friend's little sister, she loved me back more than I could ever hope to deserve."-Loc 885 ~"I'm the only one who knows sweet 'butter wouldn't melt in her mouth' Ellie Carmichael likes it when I talk dirty."-Loc 1418
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TPC215 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book as a look back from Elle's perspective. I love how she shared it with Adam. It was very intimate and in the end they both see how they fell in love with each other and how beautiful it is to share.
HarlequinJunkie_ More than 1 year ago
Until Fountain Bridge tells us about Ellie and Adam. Adam is Ellie's brother's best friend, and Ellie's been in love with him forever! Adam has been a bit of a player with the ladies though, never acknowledging he sees Ellis as more than his best friend's little sister, despite some of the mixed signals he gives her as she gets older. It took a brain tumor scare for Adam to finally give into the feelings he has for Ellie. Once that happened, things moved pretty quickly...but they've known each other forever! They are living together and Ellie decides to sort through some of her boxes not yet unpacked...particularly the ones with her journals in them. In Until Fountain Bridge we see the evolution of Ellie and Adam's relationship. Samantha gives us a lot of insight into Ellie's thoughts and feelings through the diaries she's kept. She is sharing them with Adam, because she is a romantic at heart and they are the best real life love story! Until Fountain Bridge alternates between real time and the past via Ellie's diary. Samantha tells us Ellie and Adam's story very well. The use of Ellie's diaries was a great idea, we delve into the mind of a growing Ellie, seeing how some things change for her, some don't, and how she tries (unsuccessfully!) to move past her feelings for Adam. We feel her frustration with him as he threatens the boys then men she wants to date, and her confusion as she becomes aware that he has more than brotherly feelings for her but won't admit it. I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but it was easy to follow along and Samantha gives just enough background information to satisfy you but make you want more! Ellie and Adam were both easy to relate to people, easy to like and understand where they were coming from. I'd love to know more about Joss now, so just might have to go and read On Dublin Street! Until Fountain Bridge was a quick romantic read with a unique perspective.
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Cfarmer More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for the next one to come out. This was a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A few pages for 2.99. Ridiculous. Why is it not mentioned that this is a few pages long only, which I finished in 20 minutes?
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It is a good book, although short, I'd like to read more about there story  starting at when they got together not just the reading of her diary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for such fantastic series.......I love how ms. Young wrote this as her diary and it went into more depth on her true feelings for adam . I love how it also brought in all the other people from this series and explained different things about them that was great. I am so missing Joss and Braden.......I need more of them!........please Ms. Young gives us more!..........and yes people.....read the whole series it is great!
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