|Book Title – London Falling|
Author – Audrey Carlan
Publisher – Audrey Carlan
ISBN/ASIN – 9780991535132
Genre – Romance
I feel things. Deeply. More so than most people.
Call it an empathic ability, call it whatever you want. It doesn’t change the fact that I am unable to love…at least not again. When you’ve had everything and lost it, there is no do-over. You can’t repair a shattered heart.
Instead of the pursuit of Mr. Right, I’m forever enjoying Mr. Right Now. It’s worked for me the last four years and will continue for the rest of my days.
Then I met him. Collier Stone. My sexy Englishman. He is everything I don’t need, but can’t deny wanting. His body, his sheer essence calls to that deep place inside me.
Doesn’t matter though. Regardless of how delicious his accent or how intense the chemistry that sizzles between the sheets, the simple fact remains. I will never give him, or any man, what they need from me.
My name is London Kelley and I will never fall in love.
Audrey Carlan is a professional fundraiser for an international healthcare related charity by day, and a sensual and erotic contemporary romance writer by night. She lives in the sunny California Valley two hours away from the city, the beach, the mountains and the precious…the vineyards. She has been married to the love of her life for 10 years and has two young children that live up to their title of “Monster Madness” on daily basis. When she’s not raising money, sipping wine with her “soul sisters”, three incredibly different and unique voices in her life, she can be found with her nose stuck in book or her Kindle. A hot, smutty, romantic book to be exact! As a professional courtesy she does book reviews for two different blogs.
I was encouraged to read this author by a friend of mine and I am so glad she suggested it. I loved this book right from the start. The main characters are so well constructed, they feel real. Also, the story line is so unique, it was like reading something so incredible, you don't want it to end.
London Kelly is a complicated woman. She is an empath, but more than even that, she is a 20 something widow. She had found "the one", James, when she was just 17. They married as soon as they could, but a tragic accident a few years later, took everything from her. She comes from a wealthy family, and her mother is horrible. She is now a decorator/life coach, and she feels as though she has lost the ability to love since James was her one true soul mate. She lives her life as she sees fit, no strings at all.
Tripp is her best friend in the world. They have a co-dependent relationship, he being a recovering addict, but it works for them. They are roommates as well.
Collier is a stunning Englishman who happens to run a firm with his brother, and London's sister Aspen is their biggest client. He falls instantly in love with London the first time they meet.
This story revolves around London and her reluctance to let anyone in. She lives the life she wants, having sex with whomever she feels like, but without strings. Most guys love this, so it works for her. When she remodels a clients house, she moves in with them for a month, sometimes having sex, while using her empathic abilities to figure out who they are and what they need. She makes a ton of money, and fixes her client's world. When Collier comes into her world, sparks fly, but her fear tends to mess it up. The heat between the two scorches the page, but she manages to mess it up a lot. Tripp is also an issue because of his fear about losing his only friend. When tragedy strikes twice, could it destroy London to the point she cannot recover? Will she ever be able to let another chance at happiness in to her life? This book takes you on a spectacular emotional ride. Just when I thought it was going to go one way, wham! I was a wreck reading parts of this book. It sucked me in so deep, I was afraid to see where it would lead. You want to root for London. But this book, like life, doesn't always make that easy. Grab this book if you love a great romance story. You won't be disappointed.