Thursday, January 23, 2014

London Falling Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to Unabridged Bookshelf's stop on the London Falling Blog Tour!  Make sure to check out everything going on during this tour by clicking the banner above. 

About the Book
Title: London Falling
Author: T.A. Foster
Publication Date: Janurary 14, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, 
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.

About the Author
T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays
and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos.
Her long love affair with books started at an early age, and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. Time Spell is T.A.’s debut novel, and the first in a series about a very adventurous, clever, and magical girl named Ivy.
T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.

My Review of 
London Falling is a beautiful story about reality, love, and the unexpected. Reality television has more often than not the feeling of being stage or even scripted. London James thought the same when her professor assigns s her and her Communications 224 partner, Beau to analyze and be the reality dating show “Love Match.” London and Beau decide that just going on highly over the top dates based off the ones on the show is not enough to bring out real romantic feelings. 

London is a Straight-A student, who only needs Communication 224 to graduate and she is determined to keep her Straight-A status. Beau maybe pre-law, but he is a live in the moment and experience life type of person. London cannot see herself falling in love on a few dates with someone like Beau right before graduation and leaving for California. This seems like a slam-dunk way to end college, but it may not be as easy as it seems as Beau opens London up to new experiences. 

I liked the way “Love Match” was incorporated into the story and actually becomes an integral  part of London and Beau’s story and relationship. London has been so focused on her stuffing and theatre that she never had the “normal” college experience. While I admire her focus and drive, I think Beau is a perfect balance for her. Beau makes London stop and experience life around her. Falling in love with Beau is not in London’s plan and it could cause her to fail Communications 224. 

London Falling is a delightful story and does not completely revolve around the experiment keeping the story fresh. I liked the story development and T.A. Foster is writing style. I would most defiantly read something by her again. 

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melissa cushing said...

Love the sound of this one... and the cover is definitely eye catching. Thanks for the post and Good Luck To All. I am going to be reading and reviewing this one for sure.

Unknown said...

I enjoyed this one too. Loved that it was different than most in this genre. Great review.

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting me today on the London Falling tour. So glad you enjoyed the book :-) It really does mean a lot to authors to get that kind of feedback.

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