London Falling by T.A. Foster

Posted May 2, 2014 | 53 Comments

London Falling by T.A. FosterLondon Falling
Author: T.A. Foster
Published by: Self-Pub
Publication Date: January 10, 2014
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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.



53 responses to “London Falling by T.A. Foster

    • Christy

      I’ll start watching a RT show, but lose interest or I just watch an episode here and there. I can’t recall one that I really watch fully … I used to watch Big Brother but got bored of it too. I watched a couple episodes of Bad Girls Club and am convinced that they screen the girls for mental illness, and only take the ones with issues. lol

    • Christy

      I could never be on a show like that, not even just for attention. I have way too much pride to compete for a guy like that. lol.

  1. Yea, I wanted to shake both of them a few times towards the end, when they were all over the place with what they wanted and what they were saying, but it was still a really cute read.

    I think you are right, seeing more of their blog posts would have been a great addition to the story.

    Great review christy. I’m glad you enjoyed this one 🙂

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  2. I think I’ve seen this plot before, no? Boom!! I’m in a mood today! Where are my happy pills….

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    • Christy

      lol – I just can’t get behind dating shows like that. That why this was fun, they set out to disprove those shows validity.

    • Christy

      Word. This was a fun take on them since they set out to disprove those shows. I really liked it, but the drama at the end brought it down a little.

    • Christy

      Right, and the fact that they both made it like she was the one shutting communication down. The just didn’t jive well with me.

  3. Oh, I agree. I haven’t read the book yet, but I do think it would have been interesting if we had a closer look to their blog posts. That’s what it’s all about in the first place, isn’t it? In any case, lovely you enjoyed this. I’ve read so many heavy books lately I need something fluffy to… detoxify… my brain ;P Great review, love!

    • Christy

      It was fun because the set out to disprove shows like The Bachelor, the drama at the end was what brought it down for me though. 😐

  4. The communication issues would bug me too! I always get annoyed when I see that in books. I’m glad you enjoyed London Falling. It’s good that tracking it down payed off!

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    • Christy

      No, they actually set out to disprove the validity of those shows for a class project. It was a fun premise.

    • Christy

      Same here. I liked that they set out to disprove the validity of the show for an assignment.

  5. I’m glad that you enjoyed this one after hunted for it 🙂 It sounds like it was a cute read, but it would annoy me that he would cut her off or run off when she mentioned stuff he didn’t want to hear. Overall, this sounds like it had an interesting plot. Great Review Christy!

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    • Christy

      Right, and then they both made it like it was her fault, she was cutting off communication. Which wasn’t true.

  6. I’m glad that your search was worth it! I didn’t know this one but I really like the idea the author used. I’m not really into the show either but the book is intriguing. Thanks for the review!

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  7. Ria

    YOUR READING EASY?!!!!!! OMGee I love that book so hard it hurts…and Lucas’ POV comes out soon! Lindy is reviewing it on 🙂 Okay so London sounds like a lot of fun the whole concept of the story is really appealing, I’ll have to add this 🙂

  8. I don’t really watch reality shows now, I used to (Big Brother, The Hills etc etc) but now the only ones I do are mainly cooking ones (addicted to MasterChef and Hells Kitchen) never really watched any dating ones though. This one sounds like fun, though maaaaybe a little cliché. Not really my type, but cute. And at least it was worth the hunt! 😉

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    • Christy

      I usually start out watching BB, but lose interest. Or I’ll tune in every now and then. The drama on shows like that get on my nerves.

  9. Certainly sounds like an interesting spin on The Bachelor type of show, though I’m not sure I’d want to go into the story. Not yet at least. I think it has to do with watching some episodes of a Bachelor show and getting generally POed with the whole concept, lol. Not the novel’s fault, of course, but mine.

    If I do get over my issues though, I might give this a try. Good review, great points 🙂

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  10. I’m glad you enjoyed this overall. I haven’t ever seen it before, but it’s good you were able to track it down! I hate when I read a review of a book and I think about it later but can’t remember where I saw it or the title or author. It is a bit weird that Beau would shut down certain topics, but I guess if it didn’t ruin the story for you I can deal with it. Great review!

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