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BECKONED: slow-burn, women's fiction inspired by food, travel, and Jane Austen set in Barcelona and London.

He would do anything for a second chance…

Fire and ice have nothing on Angela Holguín and fellow MBA student Soren Lund. When they first met at school in the exciting, seaside city of Barcelona, Angela was intrigued by the aloof Dane; he was enthralled by the vivacious
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Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published June 15th 2017 by Everingham Press
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Auden Dar
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Delicious travel romance

Aviva Vaughn’s debut is a breath of fresh air, delivering adventure, travel, food, and of course, romance.

The attraction between MBA candidates Angela Holquin and Soren Lund is immediate. However, because of lack of communication, there are missed opportunities. Both can’t seem to follow through with the attraction, completely unaware of one another’s intentions. And this lingers for a good portion of the novel. Moreover, this makes for a delicious contemporary version o
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Coco.V
Mar 22, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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He would do anything for a second chance...
Fire and ice have nothing on Angela Holguín and fellow MBA student Soren Lund. When they first met at school in the exciting, seaside city of Barcelona, Angela was intrigued by the aloof Dane; he was enthralled by the vivacious Californian. But their timing was off and they went their separate ways--until Fate and Destiny put them back in the same city: London.

In the British capital, Angela and Soren not only re
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Bobbi Wagner
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beckoned, Part 1: From London with Love by Aviva Vaughn is the first book in her series. This is my first book by this author and I enjoyed it. Her writing style makes her story easy reading. She made me feel as if I was right there with the characters. Her characters are connectable and engaging. They took me on a few twists and turns that I didn't see coming. They also took me through an emotional roller coaster ride of various emotions including compassion. This is a story about a woman who r ...more
Mommaleena
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beckoned, Part 1: From London with Love by Aviva Vaughn
• Love from Afar
What a great start to a series. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down until I finished it, I had to find out what was next. I would love to travel and see all the things these characters do. I felt as though I was right there along for the ride beside them. You could feel the emotion while reading.... If you like steamy romances then you gotta read this book. But be forewarned..... You'll be waiting to read Book 2 t
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Natascha
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found myself stealing away to read this book. Every moment I could grab it and get a few more pages in, I took it! The love story was so tantalizing. The lovers, Angela and Soren, have incredible chemistry and the love scenes are so erotic. The settings are so vivid, I felt like I was truly in Barcelona and London. Made me long to be there.
Angela
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Beckoned: From London is the first part of a new “Beckoned” series and is also the debut novel by Aviva Vaughn. This book is a slow-burn, contemporary women’s fiction story- full of vibrant and vivid descriptions of travel, adventure, food, longing, second chances, and romance. I loved Ms. Vaughn’s attention to detail, and the way she used her words to bring Barcelona, London and all the wonderful descriptions to life. This is a great story, and Ms. Vaughn has certainly made an impression
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AVBooklovers
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Awesome debut novel!

Well written and highly entertaining. This book is out of my comfort zone because I don't normally read steamy romances but I enjoyed reading it. Love the characters and their interaction. Completely head over heels for Soren. Angela kind of annoyed me most of the book but somehow, didn't mind her too much when Soren was around.

If you like steamy romance, playful flirting, and vivid imagery then this is the book fot you. Check it out!
Heather Lovelace
From the summary, I had a feeling I would love this book. And I wasn’t disappointed. It had a very modern day Jane Austen pace to it. Love the international stage it is set in and the characters. There is natural ebb and flow to the plot development. The characters have obvious flaws, some that definitely follow some established cultural stereotypes. But overall just loved this book. Cannot wait to continue reading the series.
Laura Furuta
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BECKONED, Part 1: From London with Love
By: Aviva Vaughn
5 out of 5 stars

The story BECKONED, Part 1: From London with Love is a wonderful romance story. The story pulled me in and I found myself lost in the pages. It is a book that once I started reading I had a hard time putting down until I had finished. It is the story of Angela Holguin and Soren Lund. These two first meet when they attend the same school in Barcelona. Soren is very attracted to Angela from the first time he sees her. Once they
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Lisette Gonzalez
Beckoned: Part 1 From London with Love
By Aviva Vaughn
5 Stars

Beckoned, Part 1: From London with Love by Aviva Vaughn is the first installment of the Beckoned series. This is the story of Angela Holguin and her reunion with a college mate that she has feelings for. Angela is a college exchange student pursuing her MBA in Business in Barcelona for one semester. Before her fall term, she meets a group of men which she will forge friendships with during her time in Barcelona. One particular male of t
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Melissa Agena
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book! And to think that this is only the first in the series! “Beckoned, From London with Love,” by Aviva Vaughn is one of the best written books I have read in a very long time. In this book we follow Angela, an aspiring entrepreneur from Los Angeles who is taking a semester abroad in Barcelona. There she meets a number of wonderful characters but the only one that sparks anything inside her is Soren. Soren is a finance major from Copenhagen who coincidentally is studying at the sa ...more
Liz
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


“It’s now or never. What do I have to lose?”

Can I just say this is my first book by Aviva Vaughn, and I am hooked by the way, but I absolutely love the way she can develop strong and vibrant characters. I knew it would be a perfect fit for me once I read the authors profile. Hello… she writes in the style of Jane Austin! And you can totally see that she can take a character and mold them to the type of characters that you would see in your favorite Jane Austin books.

This is the first book in th
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Michelle Mulvey
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beckoned : From London with Love by Aviva Vaughn is part 1 of a 4 part series.

I enjoyed reading this book. At times, I wanted to just shake the characters and tell them to wake up and smell the roses!

It all started in Barcelona, Spain towards the end of the Summer. Soren Lund spotted Angela Holguin sitting on the brick steps of The Temple. He knew right away that she was the exchange student from California that all the male students were talking about.

He was immediately attracted to her but,
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Kerry Baker
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beckoned Part 1: From London With Love by Aviva Vaughn is part one of her four book series. As the first book I have read by this author I was blown away by how much I enjoyed this book.
It follows the tale of Angela and Soren, two people who fall for each other when they first meet but learn all about bad timings. Unable to make things work they go their separate ways.
But what happens when, years later, they find themselves yet again in the same city. With fate playing such a hand it is obvious
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Ashleigh
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Beckoned, Part 1: From London with Love by Aviva Vaughn is the first book in her series Beckoned, and what a fantastic opener. Following the story of Angela and Soren, we are given a look into their lives and how their first meeting was filled with chemistry and heat. Meeting for the first time in business school during a semester abroad. Throughout the entire story, both characters have flash backs to that semester together, but the transitions were easy to follow and weren't overdone. Both Ang ...more
Char (1RadReader59)
This story is filled with travel, romance drama, and plot twist. Most of all sexual frustration.
This story is set in the steamy exotically romantic city of Barcelona. At the MBA college, there were students from all over come to learn at a higher level for business. The men outnumber the women at least five to one. Which is less compared to the states. So, Angela Holguin, from Los Angeles, California was a huge hit.
Being that she was a vivacious five-foot four ball of energy, high on life, al
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Michelle Austin

Beckoned was a great 5 star read. This is Part 1 of a 4 part series.

This is a great love story between Angela and Soren. After meeting the first time in Barcelona and going separate ways, fate steps in and these two meet again in London.

Angela was easy to connect with I really liked her.
Soren took some time to grow on me, he had some rough edges to him and could be a jerk at times. I ended up loving him by the time I got to the end. The chemistry was off the charts between these two.

Will these
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Kristi McChurin
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A vacation in a book! Beckoned Part 1: From London with Love by Aviva Vaughn is the first book in this series. I love when I can find a new series to read and better yet a new author to love.
From Barcelona to London we learn about Angela and Soren, who meet when they are young. Fast forward and they meet again. Is putting these two together twice in one life time fate? You can tell that there is chemistry between them because it leaps off the pages at you. The one thing I did really like is tha
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Kia
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

Beckoned: Part 1 From London with Love by Aviva Vaughn is the first of this series and also the first book by this author. Beckoned is actually a four part book that must be read in order to get the whole story.
Our characters are Angela and Soren, who first meet at school in the lovely city of Barcelona.
Although they are both taken with the other quickly, the timing is not right and they end up going their separate ways. Fate later brings them both to London at the same time where they m
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Felicia  Bates
May 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beckoned Part One: From London With Love
Aviva Vaughn
4 Star Rating

I’m really excited to read the Beckoned series by Aviva Vaughn, the first installment was really strong and engaging. I was drawn by the synopsis but really more intrigued by the note from the author on the kindle book description before I purchased. I feel like the author’s intentions of a classy, well written book with strong characters really shines through. I enjoyed both Angela and Soren and the tension between them coupled w
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Rebecca
Beckoned, Part 1: From London with Love by Aviva Vaughn is the first book in her series. This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed all parts of the plot. I never like time jumps/lapses but it worked and flowed really well. Angela is a MBA student who is on exchange for another business school in Barcelona for the semester, while there she meets Soren and immediately you can sense the connections the two have with each other even though Soren comes off more silent and brooding.
Ag
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Dori cousley
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beckoned, Part 1: From London with Love is the first book in the Beckoned series by Aviva Vaughn. And what a great start for Ms. Vaughn. Beckoned tells the love story of Angela and Soren. They met when they were both in Barcelona but went in different ways, till fate brought them back together in London. Angela and Soren have a second change at romance. Their romance starts slow, but you will be cheering for these two as they slowly kindle a relationship. Will Angela's Ex who come back in the pi ...more
Kaitlynn Taylor
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beckoned Part 1: From London with Love – Aviva Vaughn

4-star review

Beckoned Part 1: From London with Love by Aviva Vaughn is a truly beautiful start to an unforgettable romance! It’s a story that had me feeling so many emotions from disappointment, frustration, anger, and love just to name a few. It felt as if I were there right alongside these characters as they were so easy to relate and connect with. Aviva did a great job with this book, the story flowed really well, and I loved how we got to
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Katie
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beckoned, Part One: From London with love
By Aviva Vaughn
4 stars

I really enjoyed this book and I have to say I am totally in love with the front cover! It caught my eye straight away and I don’t usually take much notice of them. I thought that this was a fantastic debut novel for this author. Her writing was really good and my interest was kept throughout. I really liked the characters I felt a good connection with them. Angela and Soren were really interesting to read about it was obvious that t
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Rachel
May 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the rocking chair idea. Collecting memories so when you're old you have tales to spin for grandchildren and memories to keep you company. Angela is on a quest for as many rocking chair moments as she can get. What's the best way to do that then study in another country?

This is a second chance romance with the first meeting in Barcelona and again in London. I love to travel and eat so the details in these books makes me ready to hop on a plane! The recipe at the end was a nice touch.

Angel
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Sunday
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beckoned, Part 1 by Aviva Vaughn
Four Stars

Beckoned, Part 1: From London with Love is the first book in the Beckoned series by Aviva Vaughn. This is the first book I have read by this author, but definitely won’t be my last. This book had me hooked from the beginning to end. I was caught off guard by some of the twists and turns, which I love when I’m kept guessing. The characters are relatable and made me feel like I was part of the story.
Angela and Soren’s story started in Barcelona where the
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Natalie Hanley
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beckoned was exactly what it described itself as. Slow burn women’s fiction.
Angela and Soren meet on an MBA exchange in the beautiful city of Barcelona. They immediately like each other but are never sure of the other’s feelings so they miss their opportunities to be together. When fate hands them a card and they are reunited in London some years later, they take the chance they hadn’t before. But can love always have a happy ending?
I enjoyed this book but if I had not read the synopsis I thin
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Emily
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having just finished “Beckoned, Part 1” I’m a bit lost for words! Aviva Vaughn does such an incredible job of detailing the locations of this book! The story starts (after a brief look forward) in Spain, transporting the reader to Barcelona where we meet the vivacious Angela and her classmates at Barcelona Instituto de Negocios or BIN. BIN is Spain’s most prestigious business school and draws students from all over the world. One of my favorite parts about that is all of the interesting characte ...more
Rebecca
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beckoned is the first book in a four-part series. This is the first book I have read by Aviva Vaughn, this book is an easy read and I loved every page of it.
This book is a love story of Angela and Soren, these two first meet while in Barcelona at business school, but they ended up going there own separate ways after school. As it would happen fate has had them cross paths again while Angela is in London for work. This story has a number of unexpected twists and turns throughout. The story is wri
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Claire Griffiths
I give 5 stars to BECKONED, Part One: From London With Love written by Aviva Vaughn.

This is a first for myself from this author and I wasn't disappointed, I was absolutely captured by the description of the whole series.

This is a beautifully written romance full of love and second chances, I found it perfect for a lazy sunday read.

Angela Holguin and Soren Lund met whilst in school in Barcelona, even tho both like each other, unspoken words had a lasting effect and they parted ways. Many years
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Aviva Vaughn is the author of BECKONED: slow burn, second-chance romance inspired by food, travel, and Jane Austen. She calls BECKONED "a modern story told in an old-fashioned way," where the sex is explicit but elegant, and the characters are diverse, complicated, and smart.

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