Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Review: London Bound by CJ Duggan

I have been loving Australian author CJ Duggin's Heart of the City series, so I was absolutely thrilled when I was gifted a copy of the third book London Bound by the publisher, Hachette Australia after I won a competition on twitter. In this standalone story, we met Kate, an Aussie with a passion for fashion and blogging and dreams of making big as a blogger in London. The only problem with all of this is that living in London means living with her bitter and miserable old grandmother who demands most of her time ... and if that wasn't bad enough, living in the house next door is the arrogant but ridiculously good looking Jack Baker. Kate knows that she shouldn't be falling for Jack but ...

This one was a fun adventure with plenty of romance and some colourful characters. Nana Joy lives up to her reputation as a nasty old lady, though as the story goes on, we learn that she has a reason for being so bitter. Jack surprised me on several occasions (I'm not sure how he managed to keep that secret from Kate,) and it was lovely to watch Kate grow as a person. (And I loved her passion for blogging!)

Overall this one is a great romantic read and a fitting third volume in a lovely series of novels that can be enjoyed individually, or as part of a series. 

Thank you to Hachette Australia for my copy of London Bound.

This book was read as part of the Aussie Author Challenge.

Stop press: Earlier this week, I saw on twitter that there will be two new books in the Heart of the City series ... and readers can vote for their favourite city. Head to author CJ Duggan's website for details.