I Enjoyed Every Second of A London Love Story
5 out of 5 stars
It’s funny; I first went into A London Love Story because of the narrator (it’s not a new thing that I love Lori Prince’s performances), then I knew and loved the authors. But I didn’t read what the story was about or anything until I had a few minutes left in the book. I mention this because it very clearly states: “Please note this serial was originally published on the Kindle Vella platform as episodes 1-80, and the first season ends with cliffhangers for all four leading ladies. We promise satisfying happily ever after endings for every character by the conclusion of the series.” And they are correct – this one ends on MAJOR cliffhangers for everyone in it. It also took me a few minutes to realize there were 2 parallel love stories along with 4 total main characters. (I told you I went in blind), but that didn’t take away from it at all; in fact, it led me to enjoy it even more once I figured it out.
Ignoring the cliffhanger, which I’m used to in my post-apocalyptic books but NOT in my romance books – this was excellent. Each character was great in their own way, and I love following along on a journey of self-discovery and self-love. I think each of them had that in some way, but a few of them had a lot more growing to do than they realized.
A London Love Story was one of those books that I sat down and would lose hours listening to. It flowed so well, and the dual/duet narration (Lori Prince reading the Americans and Marisa Calin reading the Brits). Their narration took an already enjoyable story and made it so damn good. Honestly, I knew going into it that I would enjoy it, but I didn’t expect to enjoy it this much. Having this many main characters, I thought, would get confusing, but it made for such a cute and lovely back and forth. Every time I thought, “Oh, this is going to happen,” Markinson and MacLeod would change it up and switch characters, and by the time I got back to the other storyline, I would forget what I was predicting would happen. It definitely kept me on my toes.
Overall, a great start to a love story, and I cannot wait to see the conclusion later. One that I flew through and one I’ll keep in my memory for quite some time.
Four young American women form an unlikely bond as they search for sapphic love and the meaning of life in London.
Taylor Elliott, an aspiring writer with few practical life skills, is on her last chance when she moves to London to work for the father she barely knows. Her world is turned topsy-turvy by a woman who’s so wrong for her she might actually be right.
Emma Garfield is a talented but stubborn chef from the American South who dreams of running her own Michelin-starred restaurant, but her temper gets her into hot water. She gives relationships a hard pass, but could her latest fling be different?
Jasmine Singh is a perpetual graduate student who was born and raised in Ohio. She has every step of her life planned to perfection, including marrying her very nice boyfriend, Dave, until a curious spark throws it all off course.
Lexi Channing is the biracial adopted daughter of a prominent Wall Street family in New York City. When she isn’t dealing with the world’s most demanding client, she’s pining for her straight best friend.
If you enjoy shows like The L Word and Sex and the City, don’t miss the latest collaboration of Miranda MacLeod and TB Markinson.
Please note this serial was originally published on the Kindle Vella platform as episodes 1-80, and the first season ends with cliffhangers for all four leading ladies. We promise satisfying happily ever after endings for every character by the conclusion of the series.
A London Love Story, Season 1 by Miranda MacLeod, T.B. Markinson
Narrator: Lori Prince, Marisa Calin
Length: 10 hours and 1 minute
Series: London Love Story #1
Published by Self Published on May 12th 2022
Genres: Age Gap, Enemies to Lovers, Slow Burn, LesFic/Sapphic Fiction
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