Genres: New Adult
Maggie Carpenter is ready for a change— and to leave her ordinary life in South Carolina behind. But when she accepts a scholarship to the International School in London, a university attended by the privileged offspring of diplomats and world leaders, Maggie might get more than she bargained for.Buy the Book •
When Maggie meets Hugh, a twentysomething British guy, she finds herself living the life she always wanted. Suddenly she’s riding around the city in a Ferrari, wearing borrowed designer clothes and going to the hottest clubs. The only problem? Another guy, the one she can’t seem to keep her hands off of.
Half French, half Lebanese, and ridiculously wealthy, Samir Khouri has made it clear he doesn’t do relationships. He’s the opposite of everything Maggie thought she wanted…and he’s everything she can’t resist. Torn between her dream guy and the boy haunting her dreams, Maggie has to fight for her own happy ending. In a city like London, you never know where you stand, and everything can change in the blink of an eye.
This is a New Adult romance recommended for readers 17 and up.
I See London by Chanel Cleeton is a fun read about a young woman named Maggie that moves from the United States to London for College at the International School of London. She is young, naive and at times unsure of herself. Especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Upon arrival she has a run in with a fellow student Samir. He is nothing like the boys back home. Samir is a rich, sexy half Lebanese, half French playboy. These two have an instant chemistry that burns from the pages. However it seems Samir isn’t the relationship type. Moving on she meets Hugh who is a bit older, established and a bar owner. He seems to be really into her but is he who she truly desires?
This book held my interest the entire time which seems to be a rare occurrence for me these days! I read it in one sitting and I can’t wait to see what happens next with Maggie! I loved all of the side characters, especially one of her roommates, Fleur. That chick definitely needs her own book! She has some serious issues going on. I had hoped for a bit more “sexy” in the story but it truly was a nice break from my usual. At times I did feel like the story was a bit choppy. What I mean by that is some scenes ended rather abruptly or I felt like there should have been more to them. Other than that I loved it! Maggie’s story is left unfinished but the book ends in a good place with no over the top cliffhanger.
Originally a Florida girl, at seventeen Chanel moved to London to attend an international university. In the four years that followed, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, learned how to dance, travelled through Europe, and made lifelong friendships. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever. But fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise, when 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. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she is happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, puppy cuddles, and her fighter pilot husband. Chanel writes New Adult contemporary romances and Young Adult thrillers. Her New Adult debut, I SEE LONDON, will be released by Harlequin (HQN) on February 3, 2014, followed by a sequel, LONDON FALLING, later in the year.