Wednesday, January 22, 2014

London Falling Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

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.




Author Bio:
T.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos.

Her long love affair with books started at an early age, and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. Time Spell is T.A.’s debut novel, and the first in a series about a very adventurous, clever, and magical girl named Ivy.

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.

Review:
First line:
I needed this. It was one grade.
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Source:
eARC from author
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Rating:
3 stars out of 5
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London Falling is a cute story about two people trying not to fall in love. London needs an A in this class so her parents will pay her way to California and Beau is just taking it because he heard it was easy. Everybody in the class is assigned a partner and a reality show. They're suppose to decided whether or not the show is true to life or just Hollywood fluff. London and Beau are assigned Love Match, a Bachelor/Bachlorette type show.

London was pretty cool. She was smart and knew exactly what she wanted in life. She's just kind of awkward around guys. Beau is the author of a blog that's well known around campus, particularly for the bucket list of things to do before you graduate. He seems utterly ordinary to London and she admits that it never would have even occurred to her to date, let alone fall in love, with an ordinary guy like him. That's the thing I liked most about the book. The fact that it brought two people together who never would have even become friends under ordinary circumstances.

There were a couple of things I didn't understand though. They're task was to prove or disprove reality TV shows, not just disprove. So when they fell in love, it would have been okay for them to put that on the blog, even if it contradicted their hypothesis. That's the beauty of science. I got the feeling though that it was more London's perfectionist personality that prevented them from doing that. I also wished that London and Beau would have talked about their families a bit more. Especially before they went to London's parent's house, because they kind of popped up out of the blue.

If you like cute romances, then London Falling is definitely the book for you.

Giveaway:
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Check out the rest of the tour:
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