The third standalone novel in CJ Duggan's sexy and addictive HEART OF THE CITY series from the internationally bestselling author of the SUMMER and PARADISE series.
Like so many of her university friends, Kate Brown is London bound, but unlike her friends - who had the chance to enjoy the beer, sights and attractions of the UK - Kate is instead visiting her grandmother (who may or may not be the devil).
Wanting nothing more than to be a normal, independent twenty-something living it up in ol' London town, Kate finds herself a prisoner in her grandmother's Kensington terrace, daydreaming about the holiday that could have been. But when Kate is almost run over by the ridiculously good looking Jack Baker, it leaves her wondering if being out and about is such a good idea after all, especially when she catches herself laughing at his jokes.
One thing Kate knows for sure is that she has to avoid Jack at all costs. But with her balcony facing his, you can pretty much guarantee Kate's London adventure is going to be anything but boring . . .
PRAISE FOR C.J. DUGGAN'S HEART OF THE CITY SERIES:
'Fun and sexy ... Cheeky leading lady, dashing love interest, family complications and a fun setting - this book does have it all.' - Fictional Thoughts on London Bound
'I'm really glad that I've discovered C.J. Duggan's novels - her writing is sassy and witty with strong female characters who are willing to take on anything, no holds barred.' - Sam Still Reading on New York Nights
'CJ continuously provides us with books that are easy to read and addictive, with exciting plots and characters you just can't help but love.' - Sweet Reading on Paris Lights
'A refreshing blend of sassy, sexy characters with an emotional backstory' - Scandalicious Book Reviews on New York Nights
'New York Nights is a light, fun read, perfect for a bubble bath with a drink of choice. It is reminiscent of a Cinderella fairy tale; only Cinderella is having serious doubts about the handsome prince.' - Queensland Reviewers Collective on New York Nights
'Great plot, interesting characters, secrets and romance, I didn't want it to end.'- Gems Book Nook on New York Nights
'Delightful read that I could not put down because of the banter between these two that made for really strong chemistry' - Book Magic on London Bound
'Laughs and tears, and a whole lot of sexual tension, Jack and Kate are just adorable and sweet and sexy' - BJ's Book Blog on London Bound
'Paris Lights is mischievous, enticing and [about] one young woman who is determined to embrace life.' - Diva Book Nerd on Paris Lights
'With a C.J. Duggan book, you know what you are getting - romance, adventure and that good fuzzy feeling at the end of it all.' - Hannah Plus Books
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Kate is in London to pursue her dreams, but living it under the strict eye of her grandmother is much more difficult than she dreamed; and repeated run-ins with the "arrogant" guy next door just ups the torture, until things change. Maybe Jack isn't as much of a jerk as she thought and maybe the secrets hidden in her grandma's house can rescue both her career and life. This is an entertaining story of distant family relations finding a place in each others lives and learning how to make changes. This is the best storyin this series yet.
London Bound, Heart of the City series book 3, CJ Duggan Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Romance, I read Paris Lights just before requesting this - it was on KU and I really enjoyed it. This book links slightly with that, we met Kate briefly in book one, and as I haven't yet read book two there may be more link ups. Each are stand alone books though so no nasty cliff-hangers!! Kate's a lovely girl but I kept wanting to say to her "stand up to Nana Joy". If ever a woman was misnamed that's her...Still, I guess Kate was afraid of being sent back, not living out her dream. The way she is though she isn't doing it either...but bullying is pervasive, it has a build up effect so that the person being bullied gets more scared, loses more of their character and becomes intimidated easily. That was clearly happening to Kate. She gets to go out slowly, little increments of freedon aided by carer Vera, who's a real gem . Jack seems very arrogant when we first meet him, but slowly we meet the real person and when we find out more about him his first reactions were understandable. I really liked him, a true gentleman. They get closer, balcony meetings leading to some steamy encounters and things heat up. Kate's discovery about the secret room in Nana Joys house leads to her moving on with her new blog, starting at last some of the things she'd hoped to do when coming to London. Then the blog picks up, the heat between her and Jack picks up, what she doesn't realise is that secrets are also picking up and when all is revealed she's distraught. I love a bit of drama, and that was perfect for me but...its over far too soon. I need to wallow a bit in heartbreak, and though Kate was gutted she soon got over it. Small crit but the difference between a four and a five for me. I found the same thing with Paris Lights, a great read but the drama soon over. Others want their stories that way though, its the old horses for courses thing where you simply can't please everyone one. Its a fun read, with some great humour tucked in, fabulous clothes, and a snapshot of the London Experience for Kate. Stars: Four, an enjoyable read, with realistic characters and scenes. ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers