CASTLE HILL BY: SAMANTHA YOUNG

castle hill 4.5 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this short story with Joss and Braden. It was so great to see the proposal, wedding and all the HUGE developments that happened afterwards!

It was definitely noticed, in the previous full length novel in this series Down London Road, that Joss had grown a lot and was really working through a lot of her issues. Although in this novella we do see her still struggling with some of them, it was still a complete difference than in On Dublin Street. She has come such a long way, and I really liked that the author didn’t go the route a lot of others do, and make it as if she’s 100% cured from her problems once she settled with her man. She still has the same issues, but she’s clearly dealing with them now and not shutting out all the people she cares about. And anyone who has read the previous books knows that’s a huge thing. We are human beings, no one is perfect, all we can do is try, and Joss is definitely trying.

I was a little disappointed with the way Braden handled some things, but it was slightly refreshing at the same time to see that he can fowl things up too. He showed some weaknesses and it was a welcome reminder that he’s human and has issues of his own too.

At the end of it all though my heart was full and what more can you ask for?! This book was great and I can’t wait to see where things go from here!

 

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