I’ve been catching up on my to read list now that the kiddo is back in school. I’ve been deep in the Game of Thrones trenches recently and after finishing the second book, I needed something fun and lighthearted to read, yet that still appealed to my geek girl personality. This is where London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton comes in. It’s the perfect blend of geek, fun, and a little romance – and it was just what I needed.
London Belongs to Me
Alex Sinclair couldn’t jump on a plane fast enough. Broken from an unexpected betrayal, she flees sunny Florida for the Britannia cool of London – home of her favourite TV shows, plays, and fangirl heroes. Alex believes London is where she belongs, where she’ll heal old wounds, and chase her dream of writing for the theatre. Staying with her British friend Harry with barely a year’s rent money in her pocket, the clock is ticking.
But when a wealthy rival fueled by ambition and jealousy threatens her career and a fledgling romance, Alex once again questions her self-worth and is left wondering if London is where she truly belongs.
I really and truly adore this book. I definitely recognized a lot of myself in the main character, Alex. Although I never suffered from a betrayal or left my home to start over, so many of her fears and just who she is in general reminds me a lot of myself at 22 and even still now. Alex is a geek girl at heart and is just so kind and an easy character to like. Although at times I got frustrated with her for stuffing her feelings down and letting people somewhat walk all over her, by the end of the book she comes shining through like I knew she would.
All of the geeky references in the book make it that much more enjoyable – the Cons, Alex’s Sherlock theme song ringtone (which is mine, too!), and there’s even a cat named Moriarty. Her tribe of friends would’ve definitely been my tribe and I would love to just hop in the book and hang out with them. London Belongs to Me is the perfect book for the Fall – you just want to grab a blanket, some tea, and maybe drag your cat along too and settle in for a few hours to enjoy this book.