ARC Review: ‘London Falling’ by Chanel Cleeton
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
London Fallingby Chanel Cleeton
Series: International School #2
Published by HQN on July 7, 2014
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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 andSamir's story. This is a New Adult romance recommended for readers 17 and up.
Chanel Cleeton did an amazing job on the sequel to I See London. I thought Chanel put me through the ringer in the first book…oh boy was I wrong. Don’t get me wrong, I was prepared for Maggie and Samir to have a difficult time because these two came from two different worlds, but Chanel made it more difficult with the details of what Samir and Maggie were going through individually. I was prepared for the ending to be different, but Chanel gave the perfect ending to such a beautiful couple.
In London Falling, Chanel picks up where I See London left at, and how Maggie is confused with Samir. He hasn’t contacted her since there moment together at the end of last semester, so she has no idea how he feels about her. Chanel gives Maggie and Samir such a hard time on making up their minds what they are going to do, but she had their relationship grow through the book. They were tested constantly and they proved that they were lying to each other about what was going to truly to come.
I love when an author can switch from different points of views and make the reader feel for both characters. Oh, I how I loved Maggie and Samir from the moment they met in I See London, but in London Falling they are tested completely. Samir is from a prestigious family in Lebanon that is preparing him to take his father’s legacy. His family wants him to marry a Lebanese woman and Samir is confused with what he wants. Maggie is from South Carolina and she’s dealing with her father not being around and her mother leaving her. She knows she doesn’t belong in Samir’s life, but for the little time she wants to enjoy being with Samir.Gosh darn it…throughout the whole book I was rooting for these two to be together because they belonged together.
I loved every bit of London Falling just as much as I did I See London, and I”m really going to miss Maggie and Samir. They both have become a favorite couple of mine this year to read. Chanel did an amazing job on making me fall for such a stubborn, lovable, and steamy couple (together). I also adored learning more about Fleur in London Falling and hope we get more of her in the future. She needs her happily ever after too. The poor girl needs to find the perfect boy just like Maggie did.
If you enjoy New Adult romances that have a couple that involve opposites attracting and includes tension, angst, steamy moments, and heartaches than this is the book for you. I give this book five full moons and highly recommend it to New Adult readers out there.
I’m so glad I was introduced to Chanel Cleeton’s books from InkSlinger PR because I have found an author I look forward to reading more from in the future. =)