Release Date: January 14, 2014
Review Source: eARC through InkSlinger PR
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
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.
London Falling was such a sweet book overall, I just couldn’t help but fall for it in return. I enjoyed the romance and how it occurred. I liked the idea of a class where the project is to take on different types of reality shows. It definitely made for an interesting backdrop to the story.
London, I thought, was a little messed up when it came to romance. However what I did love about her is that she had a dream and she stuck to it. She had long term goals and she wasn’t willing to compromise that for a guy, which I really admired. So often women are disparaged for being strong and speaking out, so I liked reading about a female character who wasn’t afraid to put it out there that she believed in her own self-worth.
There were a few parts of the story I found a tad clunky. The last part where their interactions changed, for example, seemed awkward. I really thought a lot of it could have been solved with an honest conversation. Honestly, though, I really enjoyed this book on a whole. I liked the characters, the premise, and I found it to be a really sweet story overall.
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T.A. Foster's Top 10 Romantic Comedy Date Scenes
As badly as London and Beau want their dates to go smoothly, it just doesn’t always happen that way. In honor of the romantic comedy side of London Falling, I’ve made a list of my favorite dates in RomCom movies. Cue the cheesy music…
- The Wedding Planner—movie in the park. Have you ever really thought about eating the colorful M&Ms the same way again?
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days—family overnight to play BS. I just doubled up on Matthew McConaughey movies, but he and Hugh Grant are the experts on all things for leading men in RomComs.
- Bridget Jones’s Diary—dinner after the book launch. All of Bridget’s careful pre-party planning paid off when she ended up going home with Daniel.
- Serendipity—sundaes at Serendipity. Splitting a pair of beautiful and expensive gloves never sounded like such a good idea.
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall—Dracula comedy rock-opera performance. Because when you really like someone you watch puppet opera.
- This is 40—overnight anniversary. At 40, crazy, wild, and hot times still happen when you least expect them.
- Just Friends—ice skating date. If you want to stay out of the friend zone, don’t plan lunch dates or you’ll have to contend with the Dinkleman factor.
- Bull Durham—living room dancing. Such an iconic movie scene. Kevin Costner, a kimono, and dancing…
- Waitress—pie lesson. Felicity traded her journal in for pie making skills and she delivered. I loved this sugary, sweet scene.
- When Harry Met Sally—New Year’s Eve. It’s the perfect way to start the new year, with a kiss from someone you love.
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.
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