Thursday, January 16, 2014

[Blog Tour] Review: London Falling + Giveaway


London Falling 
by T.A. Foster
Paperback
Published January 2014
Source: InkSlinger PR
Purchase here: Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Synopsis:
It’s London’s senior year and she only needs one class to graduate. She just didn’t expect her final assignment: fall in love.

Communication 224 has a reputation for giving out the most unique projects of the semester. When London James and Beau Anderson signed up for the class they had no idea they would be paired up together, much less spend an entire semester working on their final grade.

Professor Garcia tasks them to produce a study on the hit reality show, Love Match, a show about strangers falling in love on over the top dates. London and Beau decide to debunk the popular show’s fantasy portrayal of romance. Determined they can date the entire semester and not fall for each other, the classmates share blogs about their dates and start a website where everyone can follow their dating experiment.

Is staying out of love as easy as it seems? Headstrong and success-driven London discovers there might be more important things in life than an A.
Review:

Much as I’m not a fan of reality TV, I found the concept of it for London Falling really charming and even more so because it’s coupled with the equally charming characters of our two protagonists. The dynamic between Beau and London is the most fun to watch from the moment the two met for the first time. The witty dialogues and jokes also make this for a much lighter novel than most NA's these days. I love that I can just sit back, smile and relax while reading this instead of stressing myself out because of the drama. It doesn't mean to say that London Falling has no depth though for it just doesn't dwell much in dark pasts and other life aspects that are commonly seen in heavy realistic fiction.

I found myself breezing through London Falling not only because the story is exciting for me but also because it's so easy to read. The dialogues are light and they all feel so natural that they just flow through and before I know it, I'm almost done reading the book. The characters, major and secondary alike, are fun to read about most of the time but they are not ones without flaws and sometimes their decisions are hard to justify. It wouldn't also hurt to have more prominent growth in the characters. I loved the friendships in this book though and I especially liked Nina among the secondary characters. Professor Garcia seems cool as well and I would love to have even more of the professor in the book.

Another thing I enjoyed about London Falling is the *ahem* sexy scenes, lol. Beau is already sexy in his own right but when with London, the sexiness seems to intensify. Talk about tension! Really, T.A. knows how to tease. *wink* I also like that London and Beau’s characters are opposites – this kind of pairing never ceases to make me happy and T.A. knows how to work it!

London Falling is a story about friendship, life, love and decision-making. It's a short, fun and easy read with a fast paced plot, great setting and an interesting set of characters that you won’t be able to help but root for.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Disclosure: An advance reading copy was received for free for the London Falling blog tour. No compensation of any kind was received in exchange for this honest review.

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About the Author


T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos.

Her long love affair with books started at an early age, and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper.

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.

2 comments:

  1. "It doesn't mean to say that London Falling has no depth though for it just doesn't dwell much in dark pasts and other life aspects that are commonly seen in heavy realistic fiction."

    YAY! That makes me so happy Chel! I've read so many really dark books lately, it's nice to pick one up where I don't have to think about how stressed I'm going to be while reading. I'm all for sexy times too, so I'm very much looking forward to the tension between these two!

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  2. This one seems like a light, entertaining read that I may check out when I'm in a reading slump, Chel. Although their decisions are hard to justify, the characters sound pretty great overall.

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