July 7th, 2014
Harlequin HQN (Digital First)
New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Maggie Carpenter went back home after THAT hot encounter with Samir. But their time apart, the very sporadic text and no email at all fed her insecurities. Now, that she’s once again back in London, the sinfully sexy Samir Khouri is close enough to touch. And everything came back to her all at once, assaulting her thoughts – the affrair, the drama and the heartache.
No matter how I would like to hate Samir, I couldn’t. He was honest. He didn’t led her on. He told her what he can offer, even if it was not enough. I wished she turned it down. Made him realize he needed to work on her, that she deserves to be wooed, she deserves to be ‘the one’, she deserves to be the ONLY choice for someone.
But despite the fact that her heart has been broken, and nothing is ever the same again after that night, Maggie took the risk. She wanted more. Even if it was just for six months. It was like – ‘Okay, at least I got six months with him than nothing at all.’ So I tell myself, SAMIR, YOU BETTER BE WORTH THE FUTURE HEARTACHE. Because even though she tells herself she’d be okay, I know by the end of their affair, when Samir graduated and comes back to Lebanon to fulfill his future duty with his family, she’d be crushed, and perhaps beyond repair.
And oh, Samir was f****ng worth it. It wasn’t just the sex and those stolen kisses (which were btw, totally HOT and off the charts!), but it’s the way he treated Maggie. He cared for her, he treated her well, he treated her like his girlfriend, like they were going to have a future together. But that elephant in the room, telling both of them that their bubble is going to burst in six months time was always there, reminding the both of them. So, they made the best out of it. When their six months was up, despite the aching in my heart as it was about to be shattered into pieces, I’m going to say he was worth it!
Would Fleur get her story too? Because I wanted her to have her HEA… would it be with…? Ah, Fleur’s love life becomes interesting in this sequel. She’s one of those people in here that you will love regardless of her flaws and façade. She’s a strong girl, with a brave face. She shatters, but she wouldn’t let the world know. But as a friend, she was loyal to a fault. She was there ready to catch Maggie the moment she tumbles down from her euphoria.
I was glad that Maggie and her father finally settled their issues, and she was enlightened about the past. Their talk, no matter how late, made all the difference in the world.
It’s more than an EPIC, EPIC conclusion to one of my most awaited stories for the year. It went beyond my expectations, and Chanel Cleeton – you totally rocked my world, filled my sleepless nights with heat and ache, and I just couldn’t express fully how hooked I was with Samir and Maggie’s final book. I was reading with my fingers-crossed, because I wasn’t so sure if they’d gonna get theirs. It was what I loved about this book, because you never know how it will end because of the circumstances that's surrounding the characters. Nevertheless, this is a MUST READ, and one of my top recommendations for the month!
•Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.•
Originally a Florida girl, at seventeen Chanel moved to London to attend an international university. In the four years that followed, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, learned how to dance, travelled through Europe, and made lifelong friendships. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever. But fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise, when an American fighter pilot with smooth dance moves, swept her off her feet.
Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in South Korea. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she is happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, puppy cuddles, and her fighter pilot husband. Chanel writes New Adult contemporary romances and Young Adult thrillers. Her New Adult debut, I SEE LONDON, will be released by Harlequin (HQN) on February 3, 2014, followed by a sequel, LONDON FALLING, later in the year.