Author: T.A. Foster
Published by: Self-Pub
Publication Date: January 10, 2014
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. Resisting their growing attraction for one another is harder than they thought.
London is in for the toughest class of her college career. The headstrong and success-driven student discovers there might be more important things in life than an A.
I initially saw London Falling on Book Briefs and thought it sounded fun, but just not something I wanted to read at that time. Fast forward a little more than a year later and I remembered the book but couldn’t remember the title, so I had to email Michelle so she could point me in the right direction. Yeah, I was hunting this sucker down! Eventually I got ahold of the book and read it. Was it worth all that effort? Yes, I think so. It didn’t knock my socks off, but it was still cute and a lot of fun; which is what I wanted.
I’m not a fan of shows like The Bachelor, but I really enjoyed how it was incorporated in this book. For their assignment, London and Beau set out to prove that people don’t fall in love in situations like that by simulating the dates on a dating show. I liked how they set up their dates and watching them play out, but I wish we got to see more of what they said in the blog they kept for the assignment, especially after they made certain arrangements. It would have been interesting to see what they were saying to the world compared to how they were really feeling.
I liked both London and Beau, their dynamic together was really good most of the time. It was fun when they got along, especially when they would push each other to try things they normally wouldn’t. There were a couple of rough patches, though. I wasn’t really feeling it when he’d get upset with her anytime she mentioned California or the blog after a certain point, he’d run off or cut her off, but then said she needed to open up and discuss things with him. How is she supposed to discuss anything if he wouldn’t let her? It was kind of weird.
Despite a couple of issues, I thought London Falling was good. I’m glad I read it, and would read another book by this author.