Review: London Falling

July 15, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★½

Review: London FallingLondon Falling by Chanel Cleeton
Series: International School #2
Published by Harlequin HQN on 7/7/14
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 282
Format: eARC
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.
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Kristen’s Review:

Book #2 in the International School Series, London Falling, picks up right where book #1 ended. Thank god for that! I have been dying to see how Maggie and Samir’s steamy night would play out once they all returned back to school! Though this is the second book in the series I believe it could be read without reading first if you must, but I highly recommend checking out book #1 I See London first! It’s full of sexual tension and so much angst I could not put it down.

“We were living on borrowed time-of course we had been all along.”

Be still my heart. Samir’s character made a complete one-eighty in this second installment. He went from this mysterious Lebanese bad boy to an attentive, loving, caring romantic! Maggie and Samir have AH-mazing chemistry and is shines through the pages! They have some obstacales to overcome in their relationship, mainly his obligations to his family duties back in Lebanon and of course his parents. There is a bit of heartache and I admit I teared up at one point. Don’t fret, these two get that happily ever after and I couldn’t be more pleased with their story.

4.5 Stars!!

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Take a look at Book #1 in the International School Series, I SEE LONDON:


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.

When Maggie meets Hugh, a twentysomething British guy, she finds herself living the life she has 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.

You can read my review of I See London HERE!


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. 


Rating Report
Overall: 4.5

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