Book Thoughts: London Falling by T.A. Foster

Summary:

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.

Is staying out of love as easy as it seems? Headstrong and success-driven London discovers there might be more important things in life than an A.

My Thoughts:

London Falling is an adorable story about two students who fall in love as a result of a quirky Communications assignment.

The protagonist, London, is your hard-working student that will do anything to get an A. In the story, she is paired up with Beau, an average undergraduate that cares more about experiencing life than spending all his time working towards his future. Of course, these two are forced to get to know each other through this assignment. Right from the beginning, I wanted them to happen. Professor Garcia’s project is a perfect instant solution to pairing up students that I secretly want one of my Professors to do something like this.

London Falling has a very unique plot; and that was the reason I actually decided to read the book. I was curious about the different date ideas and how the two made the dates plausible for college students. Their outings were cute and romantic, right out of the dreams of most teenage girls. Not only that, but I think the plot is realistic – working on a project allows people to get to know each other, which sometime leads to friendships or romantic relationships.

Still, I actually didn’t enjoy the novel as much as I hoped I would. The plot moved way too quickly for me; one page they were on the date and the next page showed what was happening a week later. With a plot like this, I was hoping for some intense details in their research and emotions. Instead, the whole novel just skimmed the surface.

In the end, I did get caught up in the book at some parts and rooted for London and Beau the whole time. If you’re looking for a quick, fluffy read, I suggest you check this book out!

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