Title: London Falling
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Publish Date: July 7, 2014 (Today!)
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "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.
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."
My Two Cents:
"London Falling" is the second book in Cleeton's International School series. This New Adult book is hot and a lot of fun. Even though this book is the second in the series, you can definitely read it as a standalone. I actually did not realize that this book was part of a series when I got it off of Netgalley and did not miss a beat.
Maggie and Samir are not sure that the romance that they started in the previous school year can thrive. Maggie went back to the States. Samir went back to his girlfriend in Lebanon. When they come back for a new school year in London, they cannot help but to pick up where they left off. Only this time, both of them want more.
This was a fun, light romance that would make perfect reading material for a nice summer day when you are looking for a book to simply relax with. I really liked the relationship between Maggie and Samir. They both come from two very different worlds with very different cultures and they realize that isn't going to make things very easy for their relationship but they persevere and find a relationship that works well for them.
I really liked the setting (having London in the title really drew me to this title - total anglophile here!!!). Samir has a lot of money and is able to move around London society with no problem. Maggie doesn't come from much and Samir opens her world to a lot more opportunities.
This was definitely a fun read! I would love to go back and read "I See London," to read about how Samir and Maggie's relationship first started out.