Wednesday, November 26, 2014

REVIEW: My Mr. London by C.C. Cartwright

23447999My Mr. London by C.C. Cartwright

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Book Description: 

Little did Julia Robbins, an American career girl, know how much her life would change when she moved to London. The firm she works for has Belgravia Underground, London's hottest band, as a client and she ventures out to see them play.

She never dreamed her London Adventure would have her falling into the arms of Richie Stone, the bands lead singer. Their attraction is instant and they sizzle together. Julia realizes she may be his flavor of the month and will enjoy the now. She refuses to believe she could ever be enough to hold Richie's attention for long.

Richie is not your stereotypical bad boy, and Julia is not as conservative as her outward appearance would suggest. Richie is captivated by Julia, but will he be able to convince her that they could have something special?

I was really excited about this book. I love rock stars so this was right up my alley.

But from the moment I started reading, things started going wrong. Chapter 1 was fine. Nice set up. Chapter 2 is where things went wrong for me. It jumped back in time, confusing me as to why I was being shown something that happened prior to her moving to London and her first day of work. Then Chapter 3 went back to pick up where Chapter 1 ended. It was just weird.

My next issue was the lack of contractions. Their speech was overly formal because they did not speak like regular people would speak. Even in text message they spoke with no contractions. And after a while, I could not immerse myself into the story because all I saw was stilted conversation that made my mind wander.

Another issue I had was the pacing of the story. Maybe it was due to the lack of contractions, but I felt things moved very quickly and I did not feel a connection between the characters. And I really wanted to feel that connection.

The other thing that bugged me was Julia's disinterest in a relationship with Richie. I just couldn't help but wonder what he saw in her and why he wanted to be with her.

I love books with rock stars falling for regular people. It's always interesting to see how they juggle fame and the new relationship. This book could have been great. I know it will work for other people, it just fell a little short for me.

*A copy of this book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.

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