Series: London Lovers #3
Author: Amy Daws
Blurb: When Leslie Lincoln, a spunky, red-headed American, suffers an awkward moment with an arousingly-sexy British man—she thinks her life can’t get any more pathetic.
She’s done with men.
She doesn’t need them.
She especially doesn’t need their muscular thighs.
No siree, she’s going to forget all about the brooding, complicated, and seductive “Theo” who captivated her on the dance floor of a London nightclub.
Keep telling yourself that, Lez…..
Immersing herself into a new type of romantic cleanse, Leslie thinks she’ll never lay eyes on Theo again. But somehow, he’s managed to bulldoze his way back in—her cheetah-print onesie pajamas be damned.
He wants more.
She wants to run.
But he can’t seem to let her go.
Both of them have a past—and neither want to share.
How can love possibly survive in darkness?
Thoughts: I’m not sure if it was because this was the first book I have read in this series or not, but I just had a hard time getting into this book. To begin with, I felt like the ‘London’ aspect was just overdone….by the first chapter I was already irritated with it. Granted, I like books where the characters are in different places (I even have a particular fondness for England) – but you’ve said it, I get it, move on already. Yes, I know the series is ‘London’ Lovers….and the title is ‘London’ Bound…..but I’ve got the gist of it and its plugged into my imagination as the backdrop for the book. Enough already. I also grew a bit annoyed with the jumping back and forth from past to present….not only was it confusing, but the timing of it and just how it was done seemed to make it even more so. Particularly if your not familiar with the series and/or the author’s writing style. With those two factors alone, I was about ready to ditch the book at about 6% and be done with it. It did become less annoying as I plodded along, but…I’m not sure if starting off on such a bad note tainted the whole book for me, but I just never developed a connection with the characters or their relationship to each other. The book seemed to be okay, once I got through the beginning….but it just never fully clicked with me.
Excerpt: “You’re incredible, Leslie. You have to know that. You have to know how special you are.”
I swallow around a hard knot forming in my throat.
“I’ve never felt that before,” I whisper softly, my voice catching at my very raw and vulnerable admission. No hiding anymore.
“You’ll never feel anything less with me. I promise you.” He shakes his head disbelievingly. “You shine straight through me. You’ve brought me back.” He kisses me softly on the lips and murmurs against my mouth, “You’re impossibly special.”
In all my life, I’ve never felt what Theo’s managed to make me feel in a matter of seconds. Knowing my words will only pale in comparison to his, I return his kiss passionately, whispering a simple ‘thank you’.