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Finding London

(Flawed Heart #1)

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London Wright thought she’d been in love before, but she hadn’t—not even close.

Then she met him.

Rugged and gorgeous, Loïc Berkeley, a special forces soldier is everything she’s ever wanted. Getting him to notice her was a challenge, but keeping his love is proving to be more difficult.

London’s used to getting what she wants so loving someone like Loïc is a humbling and som
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ebook, 305 pages
Published April 25th 2016 (first published April 23rd 2016)
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Vasiliki
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars!!!

ARC kindly provided by Barclay Publicity via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

This is the story of Loïc and London, two hearts full of flaws!

I totally loved this book! The writing was superb being equally funny and serious in the right places! The plot was moving in such a nice pace without leaving any gaps or rushing forward! The story touched me so much as it dealt with every emotion that someone has when he falls in love (doubt, excitement, attraction, insecurity), wi
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Finding London (Flawed Hearts Series #1) by Ellie Wade
4.5 stars!!!

“Fate is a fucking lie, and destiny is its bitch-ass cousin.”


Ellie Wade is one of those increasingly unique authors who deliver the story that her character’s demand rather than what the reader wants and for this I have always applauded her. I know that when I dive into an Ellie Wade book, it will be emotional, it will be angsty, it will be intense, it may not be what I want but I will love it anyway because she always makes m
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Liz's Book Bucket List
I received the book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book cover is absolutely beautiful, but unfortunately, I didn’t fell the same about the story. Lately, I have been reading a lot of NA romance books, which has defiantly made me raise the bar when it comes to rating these types of books and this one fell short. I constantly found myself becoming bored and not connecting with the characters or romance. I actually ended up skimming the last half of the book, but didn’t feel l
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1-Click Addict Support Group
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Ellie Wade, but it most certainly will not be my last. I absolutely adored London and Loïc’s story, and cannot wait for more!

“I don’t do relationships. I never have, and I’m not sure I ever will. It’s just not me.”

This is Loïc’s life. He has been dealt a rough hand throughout childhood and, after so many heartbreaks, he refuses to have any more. So, he doesn’t let anybody in—besides his two good friends Cooper and Maggie, who I LOVED! I really liked how the story went ba
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Grace
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
*4.5 stars* In case you haven't heard I've been in the biggest reading slump ever. I was sent this book by the publisher, but pushed it aside because I didn't feel like reading. I couldn't be more happy I picked his up on a whim. I binge read the whole book. I stayed up until 1 am to finish it. Overall it was amazing, but there were a few things that initially rubbed me the wrong way. The one main thing that stuck out was London's incessant pursuit of Loic, although cheesy and romantic, if the r ...more
Micalea Smeltzer
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked from page one and didn't want to put this book down. I was rooting for Loic and London to figure it out and get their happily ever after. I love how opposite they are but how they're perfect together. The whole other cast of characters is great as well (Cooper, Maggie, and Paige). I'm really excited for the next book to see how Loic and London handle everything. If you haven't picked up this book yet I strongly urge you to do so. It was fantastic and YES it's a series but it's not a ...more
Jessica
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
One look at this cover and I was in love. I mean, look at how gorgeous it is! Sadly, this book doesn't actually take place in London, but I quickly learned that it was a new adult romance with quite the yummy, and hard-headed, romantic interest for our main character. I was hooked!

London Wright has gotten everything she's ever wanted, especially when it comes to guys. So when she meets Loic Berkley and is instantly attracted to him, she's thrown off when he walks away without any interest. No on
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Hope Ortego
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it
A dual perspective NA Contemporary Romance - this book was sent to be through BookTubeTours! It did not affect my opinions.

Loic is strong, stubborn, and driven.

London is a free spirit, boy crazy, and a undeniable beautiful girl.

Their paths cross time and time again. Loic doesn't want to entertain London's advances, but he can't avoid her the more they run into each other.

Loic's chapters were told in past and present day. I adored that. It showed his growth and how he overcame his adversity.
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Leonor
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Book Review: 6 “I Spy With My Little Eye…” Stars!!

Perfectly fucked up together until we’re just together.

I still remember how swept away I was when I first saw this book’s perfect cover. I had even seen it in my sleep a time or two. It had my mind literally stuck with it. Since then, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. And finally, a week ago, I finally got the chance to meet the habitats of this amazing book with the great cover which listens
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Julie

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I've been a massive Ellie Wade supporter since I started reading her series, Choices. Needless to say, I was beyond excited to get my hands on Finding London. And then I saw the cover ... le sigh ... it was absolutely gorgeous!! I had high expectations for this one!

First ... the main man of the story ... his name is Loïc. Nothing wrong with the name, I just had no freaking clue as to how to say it! This poor dude was almost called Lo in my head but then Ellie Wade came to the rescue and said wit
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M.
May 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Such a beautiful cover, sigh... I wish I liked this book as much as I like the cover.

Let me just start by saying I have no complaints about Ellie Wade's writing. She does it beautifully. But I just couldn't connect with the story or the main characters. So it could be a case of it's me, not you.

London is your typical rich, over entitled, spoiled brat. I usually can appreciate such traits in a character if there's something else about them to make me care. It was not the case with her. Her inner
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Delitealex
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
London Wright has recently graduated from college in Michigan and is trying to figure out what she wants for her future. She is from a wealthy family and is used to getting what she wants. She meets Loic Berkeley and is definitely thrown off her game when he seems not to be impressed by her. Loic is in the military and has a lot of tragedy in his past to get over that leaves him unable to open up to trust people.

I loved the characters in this book and also the humor. Paige, Cooper and Maggie wer
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Tami
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wade-ellie
This review is based on an ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest opinion.

4.5

Yeah it started slow, but it was so worth the wait. After I got into it I could not put it down!! I'm in trouble around the homestead because I was burnin the midnight oil lol.
Ana Oh
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really became emotional about this story. I don't know, maybe it was the whole military aspect. There was something about the characters that I really identified with, something intangible, because my life is not like theirs. I really enjoyed it. I hope you do, too.
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ the Romance Bibiliophile ♡


When reading books of a series back to back I always have a difficult time writing the reviews separate because in my head it is an ongoing story and it is difficult for me to cut it somewhere when I read it together.

So therefore here are my thoughts on “Finding London” and “Keeping London” by Ellie Wade.

Who came up with that name ? Loïc? That was one of my thoughts … it took me a long time until I found out how to pronounce that – but on the other hand … intriguing and it keeps you thinking.

Tho
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Paula  Phillips
Jun 09, 2016 rated it liked it
You know how some books captivate you and make you want to read them, due to the cover - that to me was Finding London as I adored the abstract feel of the book cover with the different colours. I also have a thing for London like the main character and have wanted to visit there - it is on my bucket list of things to do. The main character Loic Berkely has lived a rough life as we read about how much his parents loved him and then this was cut short when they were killed. From there Loic was b ...more
Tina Lynne
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes it is nice to read a book from a new author and see that they can communicate what a real relationship might look like. One with angst that is not off the charts and a love story that starts from one glace and a little healthy "obsession," a crush that you cannot shake. Finding London features two very different characters who should not work, but the beauty in this story is their differences and the way they both mess up and fall down only to get back up again when they realize what i ...more
Jenna
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading Finding London. I also really loved the cover. It’s nice to see a different type of cover for a romance novel. This book, in my opinion, started off super slow. It was slow for be until about 20-30% and I wasn’t even sure if I was going to be able to finish. I’m a reader that hardly ever gives up but this one was pushing it for me. With that being said I’m so glad that I stuck with this one because once I got through that hump I was loving it.
You meet London Wright, a s
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Cocktails and Books
I liked this one more than I thought I would. Loic was a wonderful hero, the perfect mix of broken alpha males that I adore. I loved how he gave into his craving for London, even as he continued to fight what was growing between them.

London was spoiled and bratty, but she saw through Loic's fight to the man that he is behind the wall. In my opinion, that worked in her favor (otherwise, she would have annoyed me as she sat at home freeloading off her parents). She has some growing up to do, but s
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Peyton Reads
Jul 30, 2016 rated it liked it
3.75 Stars
This was a really fun, cute romance book with two differently flawed people. The plot twists really got me. Such an emotional rollercoaster! Can't wait to get my hands on the next one.
Emma Sonck
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as a part of the BookTube tours (http://lovingdembooks.blogspot.com/p/...) in exchange for an honest review. First off I just want to thank BookTube tours, the publisher, the author, and anyone else who let me be apart of this tour. Secondly I just want to say that all the thoughts in this review are completely my own.

FIRST LOOK COVER ANALYSIS:
This cover is beautiful. It is probably one of the most beautiful covers that I have ever seen. It is stunning. Whoever made this cov
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Poulami
Originally posted on Daydreaming Books.

*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

First of all, the cover is gorgeous!! Nonetheless this book was definitely not what I had expected. That doesn't mean that I didn't like it, believe me I did but there were some things that I couldn't enjoy wholeheartedly which resulted in the 3 star rating.

London always gets whats she wants. Then she meets Loic who changes that. Both of them can't deny the c
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Christina
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
London comes from a slightly privileged background, never having to worry about money and having a family that loves and supports her. Loïc on the other hand was passed from one abusive foster home to another after his parents passed away. He never knew what it was like to have a stable home, so when the abuse finally becomes too much, he runs away with his foster sister Sarah, where they live on the streets, doing what they have to in order to survive. When Sarah overdoses and is taken away to ...more
Shelley
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Finding London is an opposites attract romance that is filled with heartfelt moments and emotion. It grabbed my interest from the beginning and kept me entertained until the final page.

London is a young woman from a rich and privileged background who is used to getting what she wants. When she meets Loic, a handsome military man, her ego gets a bit bruised by his brush-off. She’s not accustomed to being the one who gets rejected. Loic is affected by her, but he chooses to keep himself closed of
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Liz
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
London is a self-entitled, spoiled brat, straight out of a sorority, still unsure what lies ahead for her future. That is until a chance meeting with and standoffish stranger.
Loic’s had a rough start, filled with disappointments and loss. Women are the last thing he wants in his life. But after some chance meetings, he begins to find London hard to resist.
In all honesty, I wasn’t too keen on London as first, but I did find her interesting. She is a spoiled rich kid and loves herself.
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Jen
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Enticing Journey Book Promos in exchange for an honest review.

I never had the opportunity to read any of Ellie Wade's past novels and now I'm beginning to think that I've missed out on a number of hidden gems. She's weaved this heartrending tale of love between two people and while the journey to happily-ever-after may be difficult for them, it seems that all the ups and downs will be worth it. My favorite part o
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MillsyLovesBooks
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was my first time reading anything by Ellie Wade and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this great story. I spy with my little eye that this won't be the last time I read Ellie Wade books and I'm already looking forward to the next book in this 3 part series.
Loic's Story is heartbreaking and he truly feel's he can't be loved and is even more scared of loving “I need you to know that I will hurt you. I won’t want to, but I will. I have more baggage than you can imagine. This” – I wave my f
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Steph's Romance Book Talk
I received the ebook for an honest opinion; however, I also met Ellie Wade at Sign 'N Sip in Huntly, VA on April 23, 2016 and purchased a signed copy of this new release!!

I LOVED THIS STORY!!!! First, I thought it was going to be a standard romance boy meets girl story with some special twists. Well, what I read was so much more!!! Secondly, Ellie Wade based the location of the book in a place that I love with all of my heart. Although, I do not live there anymore Ann Arbor, Michigan and the sur
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Tammi
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I wanted to die as a man with convictions even if they weren't mine."

There is something about this woman's writing and how she relentlessly pulls on your heartstrings until you become an emotional wreck. Loic was such a complex character and I absolutely loved peeling back his layers and getting to know him. I wish I got more of him but I don't think I'll ever get enough. I couldn't connect with London at all, I tried so hard. But their connection was something fierce. The prologue will pull yo
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Ellie Wade resides in southwest Michigan with her husband, three young children, and two dogs. She has a Master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is a huge University of Michigan sports fan. She loves the beauty of her home state, especially the lakes and the gorgeous autumn weather. When she is not writing, you will find her reading, snuggled up with her kids, or spending ...more

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