If you've read "On Dublin Street", then you are/were probably just as curious as I was about Ellie and Adam. The first installment of this series kept Ellie and Adam's relationship on the background, and I couldn't help thinking about what might be happening exactly between the two of them. I wanted details! Lots of details.
I'm not sure I got all of the details I needed. I wondered how Samantha Young was going to put all of those years of attraction and forbidden love in just one hundred pages. I wanted a full book, dammit! I wanted to know what Adam was thinking during those last months.
What I received was a trip down memory lane. Together and happy, their issues solved, Ellie and Adam are casually sorting through her diaries and reliving all of their past dramas and mistakes. It was slightly frustrating, to see how they'd acted throughout the years, all because Adam was afraid of losing Braden's confidence. God knows how I adore a her-big-brother's-my-bestfriend complex, but still.
I still think a full-length novel would have been a better choice, considering the importance of Adam and Ellie's relationship. They're the protagonists' best friends. I really wanted to be inside Adam's mind. Damn. I struggled with that too during "On Dublin Street". The lack of a male POV seems to be a designated rule. Let's see if it sticks for the next books as well.
We met Ellie and Adam in On Dublin Street. I fell in love with them and their unrequited and tortured love story in the backdrop of Joss and Braden.
Until Fountain Bridge picks up 8 months after the end of ODS; Ellie and Adam are happily in love and together.
I loved how the backstory of their love story is told in flashbacks via Ellie's diary entries from fourteen years old to present day when they finally stop fighting against being together. You could happily drown in the sweetness of these two. I could have easily read a full-length book of these characters, but the novella didn't leave me feeling bereft for more.