ARC Review: Castle Hill by Samantha Young

Posted December 1, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

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ARC Review: Castle Hill by Samantha Young
Castle Hill
by Samantha Young

5 Stars


Released: Dec. 3, 2013
Series: On Dublin Street #2.5
Published by NAL Intermix
Pages: 97
Format: eARC


If you haven’t read Young’s books yet, you’re missing out on a lot of sexiness and Braden-induced hormones!  ~ Under the Covers

If you love Braden, then there is absolutrly no way that you can miss out on Castle Hill. Samantha Young pens a brilliant continuation of Braden and Joss’s whirlwind romance in this novella. I didn’t think I could love this couple any more than I already had, but this proved me wrong.

10% into this book I thought, wow, this is really good. About about 20% in, I was floored by the writing, the way Young managed to tell a full story even while skipping considerable amount of time in between. The same sexy banter you loved in ODS in present in this book and I actually think Young outdid herself with the sex scenes. They feel organic and true to the characters while also feeling bigger and better than before.

By 50%, I was nearly hyperventilating. There are so many scenes in this book that are worth the reread. Truth be told, I think I may have highlighted and bookmarked the hell out of this story, just so I could go back and re-experience their love and passion once again.

Interestingly enough, as if this book didn’t already seem wonderful already, Young adds a conflict in that really takes this book from good to stellar. Joss’s emotions are all over the place and the miscommunication between her and Braden creates a well between them. It’s really wonderful to read and I thought that Young did a good job of portraying both their uncertainties and worries in a believable manner.

After this, I want to do an immediate reread of On Dublin Street. But I think I will settle with reading Before Jamaica Lane, the next instalment in the series. If you haven’t read Young’s books yet, you’re missing out on a lot of sexiness and Braden-induced hormones! Get to it!



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About Samantha Young

Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance and has sold in twenty-five countries.


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I like very much Braden,he is super awesome hot alpha male 😀
Samantha Young write very beautiful 🙂
Her books are wonderful 🙂

Lovely review Annie,Thanks 🙂

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Aly P

3 words: I hate you!
That being dealt with omg I want the book now and your review makes me want it even moooore! Lovely written.

PS: Still hate you.


Lol I hear ya!…this review is really good and has made this a must have for me!

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LOL Aly 😛


I was surprised by how much i loved on dublin street…I have been recommending it nonstop and look forward to continuing with the series..thanks annie


Adding to my wishlist….Thanks for the great review Annie!

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