A New City. A New Start. Same Old Demons.
Alex Sinclair couldn't jump on a plane fast enough. Broken from an unexpected betrayal, she flees sunny Florida for the Britannia cool of London—home of her favourite TV shows, plays, and fangirl heroes. Alex believes London is where she belongs, where she'll heal old wounds, and chase her dream of writing for the theatre. Staying with her British friend Harry with barely a year's rent money in her pocket, the clock is ticking.
But when a wealthy rival fueled by ambition and jealousy threatens her career and a fledgling romance, Alex once again questions her self-worth—and is left wondering if London is where she truly belongs.
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Lovely story about learning to believe in yourself! Loved it!
I was so pleasantly surprised by this book. It's not that I expected anything less than good; I was sent the book for review, and I was a blank slate. Alex Sinclair is your average, anxiety-stricken woman who has just gotten to London. She hopes to be some kind of successful with her playwriting while living with her British friend Harry (until she can make ends meet by herself). Things don't go as planned, however, when she comes to find that Harry's girlfriend is of the jealous sort and a play writer herself. Through some crappy and wonderful moments, Alex finds out more about her skills, limits, fears, and....herself. She meets people who help her along the way to discovering who she is. I found this book to be a beautiful rendition of what it means to make yourself a priority in your life. It isn't selfish, and it isn't being self-centered. London Belongs to Me shows the reader that we really are able to begin again, and with a little help, find who we are meant to be. I recommend this book to everyone, but especially anyone who is a fan of coming of age stories (Alex just graduated college), and anyone who might be at a crossroads in life. Read this and soothe your soul.
If you're not sure what to do with your life after college, this protagonist understands. The real world seems daunting, and I enjoyed Alex's self-discovery through struggles. I absolutely understand how she feels. Middleton combines London, destiny, and playwrights for a light-hearted but relatable story.
This was a really fun story. I was drawn into Alex's world from page one, when she lands in London and all her perfectly laid plans fall apart one after another. Her luggage is lost, her ride can't pick her up, and her room is more of a closet. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, things quickly get even worse as she struggles to find her place in the world of the London theater. From plagiarism, to theft, to just people being really crappy. There is a bright side. She re-connects with an internet buddy in person,a and they open a new world of people of places to here. They show her a new attitude and that lifelong friends are possible. Alex faces a lot during her first year in London, and she doesn't always handle it well. Those are the times I loved her the most, when she was down and out and making the worst decisions possible. We've all been there and it only encouraged me to cheer harder. There is a great ending. Mean people get what they deserve and the good people find happiness. I loved the characters - they were so believable and likable that I wish I think I'll need to go visit them again sometime soon.
London Belongs To Me is the story of a young woman finding her way in the big town of London! Alex Sinclair is 21 years old and can't wait to get on that plane that will take her from sunny Florida to dreary London that will lead to her dream of writing for the theatre. While staying with her British friend Harry, his girlfriend Olivia and her brother Tom, Alex soon discovers what Olivia is really about. After Olivia steals from Alex, Olivia gets Alex to move out under false pretenses. Luckily, Alex has found a new group of friends that actually care about her and want to help take Olivia down for good. It all leads to a heated confrontation with all the secrets coming out about Olivia and what she has done to Alex since she has arrived in London. Alex soon discovers what it truly means to have great friends in a town that she loves dearly! This was a really good read but once you figured out what Olivia is up to, you kinda have the book figured out. Nonetheless, it is a good book to get lost in for a couple of hours and it makes you wonder what living in London would be really like! For being a debut novel, I'm excited to see what is to come in the future for this Author! Thank You to Jacquelyn Middleton for writing a great novel that made me want to visit London even more than ever!! I received this book from BookSparks : Fall Reading Challenge 2016 in exchange for a honest review.