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A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).  

 

I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice.  Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.  

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Girls Night Out: Volume 2 (GNO)
'Patricia A. Wolf', 'Calinda B', 'Lila Dubois', 'C.J. Ellisson'

5 full moons - "I See London" by Chanel Cleeton

I See London - Chanel Cleeton

I was skeptical at first on reading I See London because I have a love/hate relationship with books that have the main character having more than one love interest. Unfortunately, for me New Adult has become an addiction and I can’t seem to stop myself for reading stories like this one.  It’s like eating cheesecake…I can’t stop myself after the first bite. I’m glad though I decided to read I See London because it only took me a day and a half to read.  I would have had it read in less than a few hours, but I had family in town. (Darn family functions…LOL)

Chanel Cleeton had me continuously engaged in the story and I fell for the character Samir.   Even after his cousin and several other characters stated he’s bad news and is a player…he still won me over.  He was always there for Maggie, even when he intended to be a jerk.  He warned Maggie though about how he was.  At least he was always honest.  Unlike Maggie who could never be honest or come out front what she thought.

She drove me crazy, but I understood why she was the way she was.  Poor girl had both of her parents never there for her.  She was on scholarship to the International School in London and to me, she should live her life to the fullest.  She’s away from home, she should enjoy having fun.  She had never been in a real relationship before and was trying to make her first time special.  She meets two guys whom she falls for.  One more than the other, which I was rooting for the one she adored from the beginning.

I adored how Chanel had Maggie grow up through the book and changed the way she thought.  Maggie came to the school all too serious.  It took her friends scolding her and having her let loose to get out there in London.  She should focus on her studies of course, but enjoy her life abroad and make friends and make mistakes.

You already read what I thought of sexy, Samir, so I don’t want to spoil anything more about him.  He plays a major role in the story and he was a jerk, but in the end he definitely was my favorite character in the story.  He opened up several times in I See London and I look forward to reading more about him in the next book and what happens next.  There was a very significant event at the end that makes me want more.

Hugh is the other guy in the story that caught Maggie’s interest.  I was just a little weary with him because of the circumstances on how they met and what Maggie told him at first.  He seemed right away to have issues, and he was kind of jerk at the end of the book.

Chanel gives you the angst and lots of tension in I See London.  It’s New Adult, which means you are either going to hate the characters or love them.  You are going to want to ring their necks and hug them at times.  You will also want to slap them a bit to wake them up.  At least that is what some New Adult books do for me. I See London is no different.  I enjoy books that make me feel for the characters.  Maggie definitely was very naive, but she opened up quite a bit in the book.  She definitely is not a whiny character, just a character who was confused a lot.

***I also enjoyed reading a book staged in London.  One city I need to visit soon.***

I give this book 5 full moons and look forward to the next book.  If you are a fan of New Adult then this is the book for you.

Forewarned though…there is a lot of heated moments, but not many sexual scenes.  It’s worth the wait though to have those more heated moments.  I want even more in the next book.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Author (for the Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.

Source: http://booklovinmamas.com/2014/02/19/blog-tour-i-see-london-by-chanel-cleeton-review-giveaway