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London Falling

(International School #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  517 ratings  ·  91 reviews
We weren't a relationship, we were a ticking time bomb...

Maggie Carpenter walked away from the hottest encounter of her life when she left the seductive glitz of England for summer break in her South Carolina hometown. Now that she’s returned to the International School in London—and sexy, privileged Samir Khouri is once again close enough to touch—she can’t help but rem
Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published July 7th 2014 by Harlequin HQN (first published January 1st 2014)
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Blah. I’m so over this couple.

I thought this sequel kinda sucked. It completely lacked the charm that was present in the first book, I wasn't into the drama, the angst was REALLY lame, and the non-communication that went on between Samir and Maggie all the way to the end was stupid. (view spoiler)

Cora Tea Party Princess
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
5 Words: Surprising, love, friendship, family, heartbreak.

I have to start by saying that this was amazing. It was a perfect end to the two International School books. In honour of this awesomeness I'm going to try something a little different with my review.

Check it out in its original format at Tea Party Princess and enter the giveaway too!

Dear Chanel Cleeton,

My name is Cora and I loved your first International School book, I See London. It was one of the books that helped to reinstate my fait
Autumn Review
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, review
This is what I was looking for in the first book! I wanted to see more with Maggie and Samir and Cleeton certainly delivered in London Falling. Despite the issues I had with the first book, it's the kind of story that stays on your mind. The kind that you can't wait to see what will happen with the couple. And things left off at a good spot in the first book, but their relationship status was still a bit uncertain. I loved seeing where their relationship went in this one!

I liked Maggie a bit mor
Chanel Cleeton
Jan 08, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: new-adult

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Tittle: London Falling
Series: International School #2
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Release Date: July 7th 2014
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Cliffhanger: Not really sure... (´・ω・`)
Writing Style: First Person, Dual POV
HEA: (view spoiler)


Finally it's here. The sequel of I See London!
I read I See London on Feb 2014. I've been waiting for months! And finally I met Samir and Maggie again. I'm glad it's worth waiting for

After their first sex, Maggie
Allura  Teacups&Bookends Blog
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

*I was provided an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

So I find the best stories are the ones I can immediately immerse myself in despite the fact that I read the the previous book months prior. I really liked I See London (read my review here) but I loved London Falling.

London Falling picks up with Maggie back in the states and Samir back in Lebanon with his girlfriend. Other than a couple of text messages, Maggie hasn’t heard from Samir. Maggie’s spent the summer lamenting about he
Jess (the cozy reader)
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, blog-tour
Big thanks to Harlequin and Jessica for an ARC copy for review.

I am a Chanel Cleeton fan for-life! I can remember when I first read I See London and thinking to myself, man this novel is utterly fantastic and it couldn't be any better. Well Chanel definitely pulled the rug out from under me because I loved this book even more. It is still just as passionate and exciting, but the love story between Samir and Maggie is what remains my favorite. Not to mention their amazing sexual chemistry, trust
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Whereas I See London had been a true discovery, one of the best books than I have read this year, I was a little excited to read the conclusion with London Falling. Finally I am not disappointed at all, on the contrary! The story, the narration, the characters, all evolved and we reset everything to zero with new intrigues and new waitings. This book is much more mature than the precedent, more concentrated on the couple that form Samir and Maggie and more tearing.

Maggie returns in Internationa
Gabbie (Rampant Readers)
For more of this review and others like it, check out my blog, Rampant Readers.


London Falling picks up the fall after Maggie’s freshman year with Maggie anxiously awaiting Samir’s arrival after their intimate night the day before summer break. Maggie is shocked to hear that Samir hadn’t broken up with his girlfriend even after their night. But Samir’s family has expectations for him to follow and a path that he’s been set on his whole life—and that doesn’t include Maggie. They can’t deny
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads .

I was a huge fan of Chanel Cleeton's I See London when I first read it a few months ago. I loved the diversity and I have a thing for boarding school or traveling abroad books. But what I loved most of all was watching the shift in dynamic of the relationship between Maggie and Samir. I was hopelessly addicted to these characters and their story and my heart about broke at the end. Things were left so up in the air that I was desperate to get m
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Where do you even begin to describe and write about a book that you loved? This book was fantastic. It was heartfelt, emotional, sweet, sexy, and everything I have come to expect from Chanel’s writing.
Samir and Maggie are such a fun couple. Their chemistry is palpable. They are naturally drawn to each other in a way that is impossible to ignore. Maggie is such a sweet girl who wants to be loved and Samir is such a strong man who wants to be with her in any way possible. My heart broke for Samir’
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, new-adult
London Falling is the sequel to I See London, and book two of the International School series. This series features romance, international travel, diversity, friendship and family drama, and has a college setting. Chanel Cleeton is a fresh new voice in New Adult and her books are addictive summer reads. London Falling works okay as a standalone, though I’d recommend starting with the first book, I See London, to get the whole backstory. The romance has a bigger payoff that way.

American student M
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh boy, I feel a book hangover coming on... London Falling is a brilliant sequel. Chanel ramped up the angst and romance to the point where she had my heart beating madly, a permanent lump formed in my throat and those dreaded tears made an appearance.

London Falling picks up after the summer break, where everyone returns to the international school, having changed during the time away. Thinking they'd pick up where they left off, Maggie is instantly shocked with news from Samir, forcing her to
I'm officially done reading books in the romance genre that span more than one book. You'd think I'd have learned my lesson by now considering I've never liked the sequel as much as the first book. Hell, half the time it's a struggle to even finish it.

Not one author has proved to me that the second (or in some cases the third) book has been worth my time, nor adds anything to the story. Because the truth of the matter is, there isn't a need - other than torturing readers and possibly trying to
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Butterflies! You can find my whole review here:

“London was like a drug - an incredible high you never wanted to come off of. It made you feel like you could do anything, be anyone. You could reinvent yourself in a city like this.”

I already have read *and loved* I See London, the first book in this great series, and because I was lazy, I still haven't posted my review... and while I was sure that this r
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh it felt so good to be back in Maggie and Samir’s world. Chanel, I adore you and I don’t know why I didn’t put you on my favorite author list before, but you are there now.

In London Falling, Maggie has returned to London after break, after her night with Samir at the end of the last school year. She is waiting to see him, to see how things are between the two of them. Are they going to pick up where they left off? Or are things going to be awkward now that they have slept together? We know th
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

I love it when I can pick up a sequel – a few months after I finished the first book – and I can fall straight back into the world like I read the first book yesterday. I liked the plot and the characters so much that they were still fresh in my mind. Chanel Cleeton also has an easy writing style that I like so it was exciting to go back to London and see Samir and Maggie face new challenges.

London Falling is slightly different from the first book as we follow both Maggie and Samir's pe
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Having had the chance to read both I See London and London Falling, I can say that I truly enjoyed London Falling that much more...and I really liked I See London!! Perhaps it was because I really wanted to read more about Samir and Maggie but I felt they were so much more interesting a pair than Hugh and Maggie in the first book. The focus of this book is more on Maggie and Samir's relationship which was nice. The secondary characters, though are key in a few parts of the story, really take a b ...more
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book may have been the only thing that kept me sane on a twelve-hour long car trip that was supposed to be only eight....

London Falling is a sequel to I See London, which I didn't have time to read first (because, hello, it's Camp NaNoWriMo time) but that was okay, because really the major things from book one that you need to know are all mentioned in this one so I never felt lost. (I own the first book, and chances are excellent that I'll pick it up at some point--knowing how these two wi
Kathy (My Nook Books and More)
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, 2014-adult, 2020
London Falling is the second book of the International School series. I liked I See London but I LOVED London Falling!!

For me I loved this book more because I made a better connection with the characters. This is because it is written in 2 point of views (POV), Maggie's and Samir's. In the first book Samir was the sexy playboy. Now that we read his POV for me he's sexier and also so romantic! Samir is torn between following his obligations to his family and his need for independence. He is also
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
London Falling by Chanel Cleeton is the second book in her International School series. It picks up the story after the summer we left her and Samir. We were left wondering what their summer would entail and what kind of relationship they were going to have after their one amazing night together... Well this book answers all those questions and more!

Samir is political royalty and as such his aprents made a match for him for political reasons. When he was with Maggie on the last day of school he
Meg - A Bookish Affair
Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. "London Falling" is the second book in Cleeton's International School series. This New Adult book is hot and a lot of fun. Even though this book is the second in the series, you can definitely read it as a standalone. I actually did not realize that this book was part of a series when I got it off of Netgalley and did not miss a beat.

Maggie and Samir are not sure that the romance that they started in the previous school year can thrive. Maggie went back to the States. Samir went back
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Book #2 in the International School Series, London Falling, picks up right where book #1 ended. Thank god for that! I have been dying to see how Maggie and Samir's steamy night would play out once they all returned back to school! Though this is the second book in the series I believe it could be read without reading first if you must, but I highly recommend checking out book #1 I See London first! It's full of sexual tension and so much angst I could not put it down.

"We were living on b
Falling In Fall Book Blog
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-read-shelf
I rated London Falling with four and one half leaves! I loved this book. I just finished reading I See London by Chanel Cleeton and was able to go right into London Falling which is the second book in the International School series. Maggie is back for her second year at the International School in London, England. She is originally from South Carolina but when she gets rejected from her dream school, Harvard, she packs up and moves to London. Maggie has a group of good friends that she made her ...more
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
Samir + Maggie = OTP. Seriously. I've been dying for this book since I read the first one, and in spite of that fact London Falling completely lived up to my expectations. After the first book you kind of expect a swoony but completely angsty and painful read, and that’s exactly what you get here. In a masochistic way I liked that it wasn't easy for these two. Even when it was painful (and oh gosh it was PAINFUL), it was real. I mean, there are completely serious and realistic reasons why Samir ...more
I received this free eARC in exchange for my honest review.

The thing I loved the most about this book was we got Samir's point of view! It was nice to see what the quiet, mysterious Samir was thinking.

I did find myself very annoyed through a lot of this book. Yes, we know Samir and Maggie are attracted to each other. But they found A LOT of reasons to not be together. They were legit reasons, but it was CONSTANTLY mentioned throughout the book and for the first part all they did was talk about
Stacy Sties
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This book was everything I wanted the first book to be and more. While I enjoyed the first book, it was clearly a set up for the second and left me rather flat when it ended and even before because the chemistry between Maggie and Samir was clearly there but not developed enough for me to really love either character. London Falling does everything I See London did not for me. The characters are wonderful and you clearly see how good of a guy Samir is behind his rich, cocky exterior. Both are ba ...more
God, I love this duology. I had such a hard time putting this one down; Samir and Maggie's chemistry pretty much made me melt into the subway floor. As a side note, I really love the way different cultures and nationalities are woven into both books; I've always been interested in international relations and briefly considered majoring in it, so this is particularly fun for me. Looking forward to whatever Cleeton has coming out next! ...more
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
To miss Chanel Cleeton, where is the epilogue? I want more.

You will never be disappointed of this book because there are lots of scenes between Samir and Maggie. Their love story is addicting. I love how it started and how it ends even if I'm missing an epilogue.

I would be reading your future books. I've been choosy with authors, and I love to discover debut books.

Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book. I do have to say I enjoyed I See London a tiny bit more. I like how Samir and Maggie's relationship evolved throughout the two books. They grew into mature adults who can handle the hardships in life. And the sexiness obviously made me blush more than a few times. I'm looking forward to more of this authors books. They are very entertaining! ...more
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Chanel Cleeton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Next Year in Havana, When We Left Cuba, The Last Train to Key West, and The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba.

Originally from Florida, Chanel grew up on stories of her family's exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her y

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