I requested an e-ARC copy of ‘London, Can You Wait?’ from NetGalley and I am glad that I did. This was the book that introduced me author Jacquelyn Middleton. ‘London, Can You Wait?’ takes place over a year after ‘London Belongs to Me’. This book can read as a standalone but when I read Jacquelyn Middleton note at the beginning stating that by reading ‘London Belongs to Me’ you can get more out of the characters and their back stories, I decided to read ‘London Belongs to Me’ first. I am glad that I did this. Knowing backstory of the characters and some of the events that happened in the past helped me to get in to the story more.
For the people who didn’t read ‘London Belongs to Me’, I will give a brief overview. After betrayal of his boyfriend and best friend Alex Sinclair decides to leave Florida and everyone behind. She is playwright and in order to follow her dreams she decides to move to London. Alex is naïve, sweet, geeky and kind. She is also really insecure. Alex stays with her British friend Harry. Moving to a new country and having just enough rent money for a while doesn’t help her anxiety and panic attacks. By a lucky coincidence Alex runs into her friend Lucy, who she met online and her life in London starts to change for the better. Lucy and Freddie, who is Lucy’s gay best friend, are awesome. They are fun, supportive and they are the ones who introduced Mark to Alex. Mark Keegan is an actor. He is still struggling finding an acting job, so he works in different jobs. Ohhh without I forgot he is also Irish, what can I say I love the accent 🙂 Their quadruple helped Alex a lot. Even though the gang has their up and downs, they are always together and supporting each other.
If you haven’t read ‘London Belongs to Me’ and don’t like spoilers STOP because rest of the review will have spoilers for you guys…
In ‘London, Can You Wait?’ gang is still together and they have couple more additions 🙂 Alex and Mark are together almost for two years. Mark is not a struggling actor anymore. He is dealing with fame and everything that comes with it. The main problem is he does not realize how his workaholic behavior and fame affects his relationships. After launching her first play with a success, now Alex is struggling with her job and by Mark being away all the time adds more to the mix. Seeing Alex struggling with her anxiety and panic attacks was heart breaking. I think one of the reasons I felt everything really strongly because as a person who is struggling with panics attacks for the last 10 years, I can truly understand her struggles. While Alex is struggling with these Mark has no idea what is going on. He is so focus on his job and success; he acts like a blind person. Oh, Mark, Mark, Mark… There are so many things I want to say about you but I know I won’t be able to without spoiling the story so I am holding it in. Still, let me tell you guys this you will hate him, get super angry with him, feel sorry for him, your heart will break for him and you will love him back 🙂 There are some twists that you won’t see it coming and you will be shocked. Seriously, I laughed, I cried, I got angry. With this book Jacquelyn Middleton took me an emotional rollercoaster ride that I didn’t expect. It’s an emotional read and you will literally feel all the emotions at one point or another. If you are looking for something that has all the spices in one pack like sweet, inspiring, funny, heart breaking and little sexy, this book is just for you.
- Would I recommend this book: Yes
- Would I re-read this book: Yes
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes
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e-ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.