London Bound by Nana Malone
(Chase Brothers #1)
Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
It wasn’t exactly like spunky, photography student, Abbie Nartey ran away from her life…except, that she left under the cover of darkness and put three thousand miles between her and her ex-boyfriend’s betrayal. She went to London searching for her dream. She never expected to find love, or herself.
Heir to his family’s tech fortune, sexy, Alexi Chase, is looking for freedom—from his family and from his past. What he’s not looking for is love. With secrets like his, he can’t afford to let anyone get too close. But a chance rescue has him wondering if the price of keeping secrets is too high.
Will Alexi risk losing love to keep his past hidden? Will Abbie trust herself enough to love again? Or will their pasts keep them from accepting true love?
This book contains mature themes and is intended for audiences 18+
Book Review ~ ‘London Bound’ by Nana Malone ~ 5 Stars!
London Bound is one of those books that sucks you in with an exciting storyline and some really fun and meaningful characters. Also it being set in London (Brit girl here) made me really excited as I really connected with the way Nana Malone wrote the story in this setting.
This novel was really clever in the way it put points across through its prose and actions. I connected with Abbie as a character right from the word go, and really admired her strength in escaping a life that had become suffocating and dangerous for her in order to find her dream. I wish I was as brave as Abbie, and I think her character is one that will inspire young readers in following their passions, and making the most of their life.
I loved seeing Abbie’s development progress throughout the novel, and it was beautiful to watch how the lovely Alexi brought her out of her shell and gave her a confidence and sparkle that had been trampled on after years of living with an abusive boyfriend. But what I loved most about her is that she never quite let her guard down. It sounds silly to say it as I loved Alexi so much, but I was pleased that she was being cautious with her heart, and I wanted Alexi to go out of his way to prove to her that she was the one he wanted to be with. I loved that Abbie’s confidence developed at a realistic pace, and it made the final product of her experiences all that more rewarding for both her, and for me as a reader.
Alexi was such a great character and I loved the relationship he had with his brother. There’s so many stories of strong sibling rivalry that it was so refreshing to read about two brothers, who whilst felt jealous of the other at times, their love for each other was the most important thing and they put each other first.
However, despite loving Alexi and Abbie, my favourite parts of this story were those with Xander. He was my absolute favourite character, and there are so many layers to him that I can’t wait to see unravel in another book. I’m one of those people who always takes sides in love triangles, but with this story, I really didn’t mind Xander’s attempt to seduce Abbie, as I really felt for him, and knew that he was just waiting for the right person that would heal him. I think whilst he had feelings for Abbie, the fact that he put his brother’s feelings first made him so honourable and I can’t wait to see whether he meets his perfect match, because whilst he was drawn to Abbie, I just know there will be someone out there who was made for him.
The characters, storyline and setting was all so wonderful to read, and once I started I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. The relationship between Alexi and Abbie was beautiful, and Abbie’s trials after leaving America, her family and life behind showed me that true friends will be there for you without question.
A brilliant read, and I really hope to see more from this series in the future.
USA Today Best Seller and iTunes Breakout Books author, Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
Nana also writes sizzling erotic novellas as Q. Malone: http://www.amazon.com/author/qmalone
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