Friday, January 22, 2021

Book Review: London Prep

Title - London Prep
Author - Jillian Dodd 
Series - London Prep #1
Genre - Romance YA High School
Pages - 314
Published - March 19th 2020
Format - Kindle 
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London Prep—where the boys are as cute as their accents.

When my parents told me that I’d be spending three weeks at a London prep school on a student exchange my junior year, I was furious. I love New York. My school. My friends. And I didn’t want to leave. But after some not-so-subtle insistence about experiencing a new culture, gaining worldly knowledge, and the fact that it was only three weeks, I knew I wasn’t getting out of it.

So, I decided that if I had to go, I might as well have some fun.

Which was how I met Harry at a pub. His blue eyes, adorable accent, and charm instantly won me over—right after his lips did.

And I started to think that London might not be so bad.

But then I met Noah.

He’s tall, dark, intense, and spends way too much time in the shower. I know this because I have to live with him. And did I mention that he hates me?

first day at school is more eventful than I anticipated. A boy named Mohammad takes me under his wing, declares himself my guide to the “hostile and hormonal battlefield that is Kensington School,” and lays three facts on me:

He, Harry, and Noah are best mates.

I’m the new girl and bound to cause drama.

And I’ve already got his boys all twisted up.

I’m in way over my head, and it’s only my first day!

Opening line
"Book me a car to the airport because I don't want to ride with either of you." As the worlds leave my lips, I watch my parents eyes turn into saucers. 
Good. They deserved that. 

Snagged this picture from the Amazon page from the publisher

Mallory's parents have decided that three weeks in London would be good for her even though she doesn't want to go. Upon arriving in London Mallory finds a warm welcome from her host mom who's happy to have her with them. She's sent off to school to get set up before the next day and on the way home hits a pub a little cider and ends up meeting a boy. 

Returning home she finally get's to meet the boy she will be living with for the next three weeks Noah who is less than thrilled to have her. At school the next day they find out that Noah happens to be best mates with Harry and Mohammad who all warm right up to her. However, Harry's ex is less than thrilled by his attention in Mallory. Things seem to be working out great as Mallory has fit right in with the trio but it doesn't last. 

I like Mallory she's an easy to connect with character you can't help liking her right from the start. I don't care much for Harry to be honest but I love Noah and Mohammad. I think Harry needs to grow on me maybe in the next book, but for the moment I just don't love him like the rest. I thought the concept was great three weeks in a new country a perfect chance to learn and explore. A quick read that I finished in a few reading sessions.

I picked this one up when it first came out because I've enjoyed other books by the author so I had to check it out but never seemed to get around to it yet. I love the authors story telling she always does a wonderful job. This one isn't one of my favorites and I wanted to love it but I didn't but maybe that's because I just love Noah for Mallory so much more than Harry. Still a great book but I may have to cheat and wait till the last book is released before reading the rest. 

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