Christal’s Review – 2 Skulls – D
I enjoyed Joss and Braden’s story in On Dublin Street, but this novella just didn’t work for me. Castle Hill tried to pack too much into such a short story. We get Joss and Braden’s engagement, wedding, honeymoon, and first few months of married life all in less than 100 pages. Everything moved so swiftly and didn’t feel like it had the needed detail to make the events really resonate. There were some cute moments in the wedding and the honeymoon though. I probably would have given this story 3.5 or maybe even 4 skulls if it had stopped there, but what happened afterwards left a bad taste in my mouth. Be warned, from here on out there are unavoidable spoilers. If you don’t want to know what happens to Joss and Braden, please don’t click the link below. Just know that my disappointment with this novel stems from the way Braden acted towards Joss when she found out some very unexpected and emotional news.
Even though I wasn’t very pleased with this story, I did enjoy the next book, Before Jamaica Lane. Check back later in the week for a much more pleasant review of that novel!
Thank you to Netgalley and NAL (Intermix) for providing an ARC copy of this book!
Series Reading Order:
0.1. On Dublin Street
1.5. Until Fountain Bridge
0.2. Down London Road
2.5. Castle Hill
0.3. Before Jamaica Lane
0.4. Fall From India Place (Expected publication: June 3rd 2014 by NAL)
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