Series: International School #2
Published by Harlequin on July 7, 2014
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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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.
Chanel Cleeton seriously surprised me with the first book in the International School series, I See London, but that was nothing compared to London Falling. London Falling was everything I could have wanted in a sequel and it left me with the biggest smile on my face.
The cast of characters from the first book is back and better than ever. Maggie has grown more confident in herself but she still has her small town charm. She’s still a bit clueless when it comes to some things (which I loved) but she’s changed a lot from the scared girl at the beginning of I See London. Samir has also changed a ton. He’s no longer the cocky manwhore from book one. He’s still cocky as ever but he’s set his sights on one girl and one girl only. Watching him put forth a real effort to get Maggie was great. He’s definitely a guy who has always had things handed to him so it was good to see him work for something. He and Maggie really were perfect for each other. Their differences were enough to keep things interesting between the two of them but they had enough in common that they never ran out of things to banter about. Their banter was seriously adorable. As for the rest of the characters, I think Fleur was my favorite. Fleur was cocky and kind of cold in the first book. She is nothing like that in London Falling. Readers really get a glimpse of the vulnerable side of Fleur this time around and it left me hoping that she will get her own book soon.
The story was nothing spectacular or pulse pounding but it was enough to keep my attention. The different settings throughout the course of the book really helped move things along. If you’re a fan of travel in your books, the International School series is definitely perfect for you. I’d also definitely recommend this one if you are a fan of steamy romances! Samir and Maggie have some amazing chemistry that makes from some definitely sexytimes.
Overall, I really have no complaints about London Falling. I can’t recommend this duology enough for new adult fans. I look forward to reading more from Chanel Cleeton especially if it centers around any of the characters from these books.
What others are saying about London Falling:
Becky on Books and Quilts’ review: “Chanel did a nice job of getting them to a satisfying conclusion, with plenty of realistic drsma along the way.”
A Bookish Affair’s review: “This was definitely a fun read!”
Rampant Readers’ review: “A well-written novel about breaking free for the ones you love, this novel will captivate you from page one.”
Also, as part of the blog tour, the lovely people at Inkslinger PR as well as Chanel Cleeton have set up an awesome giveaway. Enter for your chance to win: a London Falling coffee mug, Tea, (4) signed London Falling bookmarks, (4) signed I See London bookmarks, (4) pens, a London case, and a $25 Amazon GC.