I. Love. This. Cover.
Oh, and the book’s pretty good, too. 😉
by Chanel Cleeton
July 7th, 2014
Harlequin HQN (Digital First)
New Adult Contemporary Romance
We weren’t a relationship, we were a ticking time bomb…
Maggie Carpenter walked away from the hottest encounter of her life when she left the seductive glitz of England for summer break in her South Carolina hometown. Now that she’s returned to the International School in London—and sexy, privileged Samir Khouri is once again close enough to touch—she can’t help but remember the attraction, the drama … the heartbreak.
She can’t help but want him even more.
Samir can’t afford to fall for someone so far removed from his world, not when his time in London is running out. It’s his senior year—his last chance at freedom before he returns home to Lebanon. There, he’ll be expected to follow in his father’s footsteps—not follow his heart to Maggie. But when a scorching secret hookup becomes a temptation neither can resist, they’ll both have to fight to survive the consequences … and find a future together.
Don’t miss this explosive sequel to I See London, and the riveting conclusion to Maggie and Samir’s story. This is a New Adult romance recommended for readers 17 and up.
This book may have been the only thing that kept me sane on a twelve-hour long car trip that was supposed to be only eight….
London Falling is a sequel to I See London, which I didn’t have time to read first (because, hello, it’s Camp NaNoWriMo time) but that was okay, because really the major things from book one that you need to know are all mentioned in this one so I never felt lost. (I own the first book, and chances are excellent that I’ll pick it up at some point–knowing how these two will end up will definitely make me happier while reading. I’m really an I-need-my-happy-ending-now kind of gal. Having to wait for sequels does not make me a happy camper.)
I really enjoyed Maggie and Samir’s story. They both tried so hard to do the right thing and to find the right path for themselves, and at times it really looked as if a HEA wasn’t ever going to happen–heartbreaking! In the meantime, their chemistry was off the charts…I’m amazed Maggie got *any* studying done. 😉
Chanel did a nice job of getting them to a satisfying conclusion, with plenty of realistic drsma along the way. It was nice to see Samir’s POV here, even though his segments did tend to be on the short side. We definitely saw a lot more of Maggie’s life than his, and spent more time on her relationships with other people. Not a complaint–just an obsevation. Both POVs were enjoyable.
This book leaves me with just one question–where’s Fleur’s story? It’s coming, yes? 🙂
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
LONDON FALLING LINKS:
I SEE LONDON (Book #1)
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Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise, and an American fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in South Korea.
Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her fighter pilot husband. Chanel writes New Adult contemporary romances and thrillers.
She is the author of I SEE LONDON and LONDON FALLING, published by Harlequin HQN, and FLIRTING WITH SCANDAL, the first book in a new NA series to be released by Berkley in 2015.