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London, Can You Wait?

(London Belongs to Me #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  498 ratings  ·  123 reviews
Alex loves Mark. Mark loves Alex. But is love enough?

Since moving to London from the US, twenty-four-year-old Alex Sinclair seems to have it all: a coveted job writing for the theatre, supportive friends, and the man of her dreams—gorgeous Irish actor, Mark Keegan. But in the year since the acclaimed debut of her play, Alex and Mark’s lives have been turned upside down.

Paperback, 462 pages
Published October 26th 2017 by Kirkwall Books
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Natasha Polis
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
SUPER CUTE! Lots of drama and bit steamier than the first. Definitely enjoyed this one a bit more than London Belongs to me. I have a review in my new Romance Book Recommendation video: ...more
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
➳A contemporary romance that enhances the knowledge of going out of your comfort zone, and still try to find the balance between what is reality and what you really want...

➳Mark and Alex take a turn of events that at first I thought, "wait a second... should I even try to continue this book?" I DIDN'T WANT TO RUIN THE WONDERFUL ENDING FROM THE PREVIOUS BOOK! However, I kept goin' and came to a final realization that not every couple out there would be considered THE ideal couple to take an e
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, netgalley
Thank you to Jacquelyn Middleton and Netgalley for allowing 5171 Miles Books an ARC for review!

After reading (and loving) Jacquelyn Middleton's London Belongs to Me during the summer, I couldn't wait to read the sequel, London, Can You Wait?. I'm a huge fan of all things London and knew I would love both books. To my immense excitement, Jacquelyn Middleton allowed me my first paperback ARC as a book blogger, and was kind enough to sign it for me! I'm still in shock - thank you again, Jacquelyn.

Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jacquelyn is definitely my favourite Author, she really knows how to bring drama and romance in her best way!
London Can You Wait? Is absolutely among my most favourite books of the Year and I'm so proud to read more from the Author!
The main characters of the novel are Mark and Alex, they aren't the most perfect couple in the World, but I think we must consider that there are some worse couples so I really found them very romantic and sweet in a kinda way that the Author explored their love! I
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh my goodness! That was so romantic and fun. My eyes were glued to the story as I laughed, fan-girled with, cried, and loved right along with Alex. She’s a character after my own heart because she’s a geek just like me. Books are my life. They’re there for me when I’m lonely and sad; and most importantly, they never fail to make me feel alive. Characters like Alex make it so that it feels like she jumped out of the pages herself.

Alex and Mark are a strong couple that may have faltered as Mark
Katy (Katyslibrary)
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thank you so much Kirkwall Books and Jacquelyn Middleton for sending me a copy of your books in exchange for an honest review!  Just like the first in the series, LBTM, I rate this second one a solid 4 stars!  Jacquelyn has made me fall in love with a group of characters I would gladly follow anywhere.

I was so happy to be back on the London streets with this amazing group of friends.  Flash forward a year since the previous book left off and their are quite a few differences, but the same lovabl
Bethany Clark
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the long awaited sequel to London Belongs to Me. Alex and Mark make the most adorable couple. And they are madly in love, what more could they ask for? Their life should be a fairy tale right? WRONG!

Mark is an actor and Alex is a playwright. With Mark's crazy hours and being gone for weeks on end, Alex begins to wonder if this is the relationship she signed on for? With no talks of marriage, is it really going anywhere?

Personally I think Mark takes Alex always being there for granted. He
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: too-cutes
i love how much drama there was LOL also aw <3
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alex believed that she could do it and she did. She's living in London and is a playwright. The play she wrote has been doing well and now the public is awaiting her next success. When Alex first arrived in London she had an awful start, but she's found great friends and has been in a steady relationship with Mark. Mark is everything Alex ever dreamed about and their relationship moves to the next level when she meets his family. Is Mark the happily ever after she always hoped she'd find?

Mark is
Caryn - iam.caryn
You know a book is excellent when you give up meals and sleep to read it. Middleton's follow up to London Belongs to Me was outstanding! Her characters will own my heart for the rest of my life.

You know an author is talented when they write moments and plot points that make you want to throw the book against a wall, have you sobbing and feeling like these events are happening to you, leave you fearing for your life and in the pit of despair, and make you want to jump around with happiness all w
Oct 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book was given to me from netgalley and that no way affects my review. I tried to get into this book I really did. I just couldn't get into the characters. They fell a little flat to me and I didn't like that mark kept choosing everything and everyone over Alex. I did love the setting of this story. London and Dublin are amazing and I loved that Mark was Irish. Irish accents just make me swoon. The cover is also just gorgeous, I adore whoever made that cover. The writing is another thing I ...more
Mia Book Addict
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I requested an e-ARC copy of ‘London, Can You Wait?’ from NetGalley and I am glad that I did. This was the book that introduced me author Jacquelyn Middleton. ‘London, Can You Wait?’ takes place over a year after ‘London Belongs to Me’. This book can read as a standalone but when I read Jacquelyn Middleton note at the beginning stating that by reading ‘London Belongs to Me’ you can get more out of the characters and their back stories, I decided to read ‘London Belongs to Me’ first. I am glad th ...more
The Blonde Bookworm
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to have the opportunity to read London, Can You Wait. Jacquelyn Middleton has quickly earned her spot on my auto-buy list after reading the second novel in the London Belongs to Me series, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she writes another novel soon! I immediately sank my teeth into this novel the second it showed up on my doorstep and I was thrilled to see that so many of the characters I loved from LBTM were also in the second book.

Middleton's writing is beautiful an
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
FirstLine~ Mark would never forgive her.

London Belongs to Me is the first book in this series. London, Can You Wait? can be read as a standalone, but for a deeper understanding of the characters, setting and plot you may want to read the first book in this series first. With that being said, I loved both of these books. They are such fun to read and have deep characters that you can relate to. You will laugh, may cry, and will be delighted from cover to cover.
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh you guys! This book wrecked me... I was in actual tears. It’s not that the plot was super original, but I just love the characters so darn much and I could really relate to some of the stuff that happened.
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-stars
I’ll start by saying I loved LBTM. When I read the book I was in a reading slump, it had been hard for me to find a GREAT story, something that made me feel. I found that on LBTM and I fell in love with the story and characters (especially Keegs). So, when I heard about the sequel I was beyond thrilled.
London, Can You Wait continues Alex’s story after a couple of years from the ending of LBTM. She’s now in a whole different place in her life but she remains the same: a simple, geeky girl who lov
Badass Bloggettes
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars

London, Can You Wait? is the first book by Jacquelyn Middleton for me. However, it is, the second book in the London Belongs To Me series. I didn’t read the first book and didn’t feel lost at all. There is some backstory that I need, but it is not necessary. Ms. Middleton has a smooth, natural rhythm to her writing style. She does an excellent job of conveying the characters’ depth of emotions throughout the story for the reader to experience the sadness, depression, joy, and hope
Cher ©
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 STARS! This is a fantastic sequel to the author’s debut novel, London Belongs to Me, which I absolutely loved! Although this book can be read as a standalone, I definitely recommend reading London Belongs to Me first to fully understand and appreciate this storyline and the awesome characters in it. Besides, it was a fantastic book so YES, of course you should read it.

Yet again, I was completely engrossed in this story. As I was hoping for after reading the first book, this book primarily f
Hypable Books
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
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Before I start weeping and word-vomiting about all of the things that London, Can You Wait? did to me and my heart, I feel like I need to go back to the series’ beginning really quickly.

The best way I can describe London Belongs to Me, the first novel in this series, is that it’s like Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl for the modern adult. It’s chock-full of geeky goodness — like explanations on how internet friends can become the best IRL friends you ever have (which I ha
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I got so frustrated reading this book between Alex and Mark. I'm glad in the end they got their HEA, but that wasn't without the drama.
There was a character that was introduced that I was hoping would stick around. Sadly, they didn't because of something that was revealed and I was a little sad but also mad. Seriously, I feel like I was mad throughout the book and it makes me sound like I hated the book. And I promise I didn't. I still absolutely adored the book to pieces. :)
I seriously love a
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Sharon Kallenberger Marzola
3.75 Stars

London, Can You Wait is nicely done. The depiction of the struggle of a person with anxiety is well done. It is also a good representation of the downside of celebrity and a person in that industry can get overwhelmed with the fans, fear of failing, and an entourage that doesn’t have your best interests at heart. I like Alex and Mark, their friends, and their fight for a life together. A couple interesting twists and the story wraps up nicely. I will keep my eye out for more books by J
Jun 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this novel! Seeing Mark and Alex after the initial love story was something I loved seeing. We explore what it’s like after the getting-together part of a relationship, which is often not touched on in novels. I also loved revisiting our side characters, like Lucy, Freddie, and Harry. A very satisfying read.
Arianna (AriaTheBookaholic)
Nov 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, 2017
I was waiting ages to read this! I liked the fist book but this one I didn't love it nor hate it, but it made me cry a lot. Though it was too much "happily ever after" for my liking. :/ ...more
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a rollercoaster of emotions. I could NOT PUT IT DOWN.
Kierstin Carnahan
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I devoured this book! I even liked it more than the first one, London Belongs To Me. Once I started it, I couldn't stop reading so I finished it in one day. I was enthralled with the drama and Alex and Mark's relationship. I just had to know what happened. I also loved the relationships between all of the characters. I was on an emotional rollercoaster the whole time. It was so good from start to finish.

I received a copy of this from Netgalley in return for an honest review.
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, new-adult
I started this back when it was released but got distracted by other books (Sometimes I'm not in the mood for YA/NA books). I won't stop this time until I'm finished.
3.5 stars
This book was an emotional roller coaster that I wasn't prepared for. I lost count of how many tissues I used. At one point I cussed at the book.
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Puffy eyes and ugly crying are the results of reading this book. I loved it! It’s heartbreaking and beautifully written. It had me swooning.
Jeannie Zelos
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
London, Can You Wait?, Jacquelyn Middleton

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre: New Adult, Romance

When I was approved for this ARC I bought book one, London belongs to me. 
I love the fame trope, the rock star, film, theatre settings and personalities so wanted to read Alex and Marks early story. TBH though I was underwhelmed, it was OK but not great for me, a bit ...err...average, mundane. If this hadn't been an ARC I wouldn't have read it. 
What a shame that would be though, its a Fabulou
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was a bit apprehensive about reading this at first - I really enjoyed the first book, but I was quite happy to leave things where they were, to not find out about the ups and downs of Alex and Marks' relationship. But because I enjoyed the first book so much, I decided to give it a go. Turns out I was right to be apprehensive. I loved getting to know the characters again, particularly all the supporting characters. But it didn't take very long for me to start getting worried. The majority of t ...more
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Jacquelyn Middleton is a multi-award-winning author of love stories for hopeful romantics—‘hopeful' because her novels are always optimistic and she believes 'happily ever afters' are more important now than ever before. But life is messy, relationships are messy, and her books aren't afraid to go there, too. If you enjoy character and relationship-driven stories about people dealing with the triu ...more

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