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London Calling

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Small town police officer Emma Ross loves her simple life––but it takes a hard turn into crazy when she’s kidnapped by MI6 and is put under the protection of an over-bearing, albeit sexy, Scotsman. A man who believes she’s lying to protect her father—a father whom she had no idea worked for British Intelligence and is now missing.

Liam Macknight’s partner was assassinated a
ebook, 400 pages
Published March 25th 2019 by Entangled Publishing LLC (Amara)
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Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

This is a Thriller from beginning to end. No romantic interludes, i.e. sex scenes. All action with a building romance. Emma is a kickass Heroine and very much her father's daughter, even if she doesn't know it. Macknight is just shy of being an Alphahole Hero, but it works for him. I loved the book, it was fascinating and fast moving although I did miss the mushy stuff. It look
Elizabeth Neal
Emma is a small-town cop, content with her life, and then she's thrust into a new world she knows nothing about, with information that contradicts everything she thought she knew about her dad. Suddenly she discovers, and not from the man in question, that he works for British Intelligence and is missing. sounds like the setup to a movie, right? Only Emma didn't buy a ticket for this show and she's been forced to live it.

Liam, an MI6 agent, is out for revenge. His partner was assassinate
Linda Quick
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Emma, a small town cop in the states, rushes to England to tend to her dad after a call luring her there. Once she arrives, against her will, she is placed in the custody of MI6. Macknight is the team leader and he doesn't trust her and isn't answering her questions. Each time she tries to get away, something else even more dangerous occurs. Macknight isn't above using a bit of romance to keep Emma contained and cooperative, but what happens when he falls a bit for his own act?

Book Him Danno
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
London Calling is an action, adventure, spy, romance stories that is a can't miss story.

The story and characters are straight out of a Mission Impossible theme movie. The author is able to write action scenes that will have readers, running, shooting, driving next to the characters as than race from one moment to the next. Emma is likable and readers will be able to connect with her though the confusing, heart ache and wonder she will endure.

The sexual tension will keep reader wondering if their
I struggled with this. Hard. Put it down, walked away, then found a burst of inspiration and went a few chapters at a time, before the whole cycle began again.

And I had an even harder time writing this review of ‘London Calling’, because in every way, this should be the kind of read I dig my claws into but instead turned out to be a book that threw me into the deep end of the pool.

The setup in the beginning—confusing, straight into action, with names and a context that was neck-deep into some
A Klue
Should you choose to accept this literary mission, London Calling awaits you, my fellow romance book loving friends. This author brings out the big guns here in terms of non-stop MI-6 British intelligence vs Russian agents action, as they square off trying to get their hands on a man who knows too much.

Unfortunately, for Emma Ross, a small town American SWAT police officer, that man is her dearly beloved, but frequently absent father. Yeah, the storyline may be centered around him, but she stol
Sonya Heaney
I haven’t read much romantic suspense lately, but I’ve been meaning to change that, and the plot of London Calling sounded pretty interesting. Espionage? Kremlin shenanigans? London? Great.

Veronica Forand has a knack for writing suspense stories, and – honestly – it’s a hard genre to get right. Getting those action scenes you have in your head onto the page so they read the way you’ve imagined them is SO much harder than it seems, but Forand can do it.

The author has also done some good research.
Sheena ☆ Oh, the Sheenanigans!

Rating: ★★★★✬ (4.5/5 Stars)
Title: London Calling
Author(s): Veronica Forand
Emma Ross: Brunette, Brown Eyed
Liam Macknight: Black, Blue Eyed
Setting: London, England
Tag(s): Romance, Contemporary
Content Rating: PG-13
POV: Third Person
Smexy Level: Warm
Favorite Quote(s): N/A
Overall Opinion:
When small town cop Emma Ross is flown in from New Hampshire to London when her father is reported missing from the M16, she is held hostage against her will until they can confirm his whereabouts.
Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I dived into London Calling with much anticipation after discovering this author when I read her True Lies Trilogy. So, after finishing this novel, I can happily confirm it's more than exceeded my expectations. 

After the assassination of Lucy, his partner and member of his team, Liam Macknight isn't impressed when he's assigned to babysit Edward Ross' daughter, Emma. Since the explosion which killed his close friend, Ross has been missing and a potential security threat if he is still alive. Str
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ratula
London Calling was a suspenseful and riveting story reminiscent of a Mission Impossible type movie. It was fast-paced, intense and full of action sequences. Macknight and Emma had great banter and a great storyline but ai just could not feel their connection to one another as their physical chemistry was somewhat lacking.

I am absolutely in love with slow-burn romances and tons of build up but this romance fell flat for me as it was a fantastic suspense novel (an emphasis more on suspense than an
Rosemary K
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emma’s life is in turmoil. Her father, Edward Ross, has disappeared. Next she’s placed in protective custody by MI6. Emma can’t believe what she’s being told. Her father turned assets for the British government. Now her life is in jeopardy. The Russians want to use her to make her father reveal classified information. Macknight is the team leader assigned to protect her. He feels responsible for the death of one of his team. He needs to know if Ross was to blame. Did he betray them? Emma is a br ...more
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Liam MacKnight is an operativeand team leader for MI6, the British intelligence agency. A job in Russia goes badly wrong and he must go back and clean up.
Emma Ross is an American cop, and has just been accepted into S. W. A. T. Being kidnapped and flown across the Atlantic because of something her father has done could ruin that forever.
This is a very exciting, all action story that makes James Bond movies seem tame. All our characters are chameleons, taking on various roles, each incredibly d
Victoria Bunce
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I received a copy of from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you to the author and publisher for the opportunity.

5 Stars and here’s why:

An excellent suspense plot with a side of romance is my jam and Ms. Forand delivers. LONDON CALLING captured my attention from the get-go with a Mission Impossible infused scene. The author is a master storyteller with romantic suspense scenes. The book’s plot twists and turns made my brain blow a fuse trying to figure out how this story would en
Caitlyn Lynch
Mar 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Billed as a romantic suspense, this one is heavy on the suspense and light on the romance. The heroine, Emma, is an American police SWAT officer whose tidy world is upended when she’s called to the UK because her father has gone missing while working for his Big Oil boss. Only it turns out he’s been an MI6 agent all along and now the Russians have him. MI6 must hide Emma to prevent her being used against her father, and that’s where Liam Macknight comes in. Macknight was right there when the bom ...more
Cathy Geha
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
London Calling by Veronica Forand

Oooohhhh...LOVED this book! I can definitely see it as the beginning of a series and do hope it will be! I was hooked from the start and could not put this book down. I loved the characters, the way they interacted, the story and...just about everything. Sure, there were a few times I wanted to pop McKnight up side of the head to wake him up but at the same time did get why he was acting the way he was. Twists and turns and action and romance and...everything a g
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure
The world of espionage is exciting and terrifying. It's difficult to know who to trust and who is a traitor. Emma is a strong American policewoman trying to find her missing father. Macknight leads the MI6 team tasked with her safety as they search for him, he has something the Russians desire. A fast paced action filled story with an inkling of love will keep you turning pages late into the night. There is definitely potential for a series but I was satisfied with the ending. The only thing I w ...more
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is top notch. From the very first line you are hooked. It is an intense spy, thriller, espionage combination that will rock your world. There is intense nail biting action at every flip of the page. The tension between Emma and McKnight adds even greater depth and layers to the events playing out. You will be caught by surprise by who the bad guys are and also the good ones. The author employs a very vivid descriptive method to bring the action in the story to life. The twists and tur ...more
Lauren Hutchinson
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this story but I wasn't disappointed. I was hooked from the beginning till the end. It was fantastic. It had plenty to keep you wanting more the whole way through. There was action, friendship, love and so much more. The storyline was very enjoyable. I hope there will be another one I can read.
This was an interesting one? The copy and book didn't quite match, and I was surprised by how little time the hero and heroine actually spent getting to know each other--his guilt over potentially killing her father felt a bit forced as a result. I did like the team set-up though and of course spies!
Apr 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
Insta-love with plenty of time for misunderstandings but it takes a month to rescue the best friend... no thanks.
This book starts with a bang and never lets up in intensity until the end. With lots of action and not much romance, London Calling was one of those books that kept my heart rate up and had me wondering what new torture the author was going to put her characters through.

Emma was my kind of heroine. She’s got some mad skills with a gun and can definitely hold her own with Macknight and his crew of spies. She’s also got a gentleness about her that makes her likable and I loved her fierce love of h
Lori Mann
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love a suspense that's well-researched, smart, and complex, and London Calling is exactly that, as are all of Veronica Forand's books. If you want to dig into some heavy action, in a complex world, this is it.
Katrina Berry
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
When I requested this read, I was eagerly anticipating the ride. I mean romantic suspense...heck yea...right up my alley! Did I get that? No, nope, not a chance; what I got instead was confusion and disappointment...and that is very sad considering all the potential of this particular story.

This was a fast-paced read that had lots of action; it totally rocked in the action arena. The execution of London Calling though utterly failed. Confusing, all over-the-place right from the very beginning,
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
It is a very thrilling reading and I enjoyed reading a lot. The story is great and all the characters are very well-developed. There are undertones of romance but mostly it is a spy thriller.
The story begins with a tragedy when Liam Macknight loses his teammate and he is now willing to do anything to find and kill the people responsible. His life is complicated and his missions are never easy. He is the leader whose job is to keep his team alive. But sometimes things go wrong. He is a brooding m
Linda Walters
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I just finished really this book and have to just take a few minutes to come down from the intensity of this one! I will say that if I could give it 10 STARS on Amazon, I would.
The main characters, the supporting cast of people, the action, the dangers, the emotions was off the charts good. Do you want to know about the world building? I'd say yes that the author did an awesome job of building and operating a clandestine world.

Emma Ross just THINKS she has a simple life. There is so much
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
This story was simultaneously too much and not enough.

As a romantic suspense fan, I had high hopes for this based on the description, but unfortunately, it didn't live up to my expectations. Frankly, I would really have to classify this as "suspense" with a little romance thrown in for good measure. There was really no focus on "the relationship", which is the hallmark of what defines a "romance". I felt as if the author tried too hard to build the sexual tension with an "enemies-to-lovers" bas
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 3/28/19.

Oh goodness, this book! So many twists and turns, so many betrayals (and possible betrayals), so many ups and downs--even though Emma and Macknight (I don't remember anyone calling him Liam, ever--though to be honest, my head is still spinning a bit after finishing this one, so I might have forgotten) do fall in love pretty quickly, it's hard to blame them with everything else that is going on all around them. Either way, they don't act on it quick
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read one other book by this author and liking her writing when I seen this it called to me. The plot of this one is the sort I eat up especially when really good. Emma and Liam take you on this adventure with you wanting to buckle up for the ride. The chemistry and stubbornness is just part of the deliciousness of this one. The questions that come along with your going along to get the answers fast. The most fabulous thing of this that is sometimes becoming rare is that is full of the sto ...more
Amanda D.
This book works like a pulpy, shoot-'em-up action movie. It's fun and enjoyable, if you don't look too hard at the details.

I will warn that there's a lot of violence and some of it goes into graphic detail. Explosions, car chases, etc.

The forced proximity element was what attracted to me to this one and while it definitely has that, everything else seemed haphazard. The heroine, for being a small town cop, seemed to be a superwoman prodigy. Less than a day of being together in a safe house, th
Mar 21, 2019 rated it liked it

London Calling was a good and engaging story. However, I did find it hard to get into and slow going. But whenever there was any action the pace did pick up and those moments of which there were many certainly offered plenty of drama. Yet with the amount of chapters and the pulls between the action I did feel the story dragged a little. Especially as the connection and romance between lead characters Emma and Macknight was missing. But the suspense was definitely there and it was enjoyable
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Veronica Forand is an attorney and an award-winning writer of romantic suspense.

She’s lived in Boston, London, Paris, Geneva, and Washington, DC and currently resides near Philadelphia. An avid traveler, she loves to roam across continents with her husband and kids in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and finding the perfect piece of chocolate.

She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the

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