About the book
Turning her back on university, Kate hopes to find an exciting opportunity that will take her away from wellies and wet sheep in the English countryside to the glitz and glamour of London.
However, after a year selling chutney on a chilly market stall, the prospects for a glittering career in the capital are looking increasingly unlikely.
All that changes when Ned, the intriguing buyer from a smart London deli, brings a welcome chance to follow her dream, and Kate finally embarks on a new chapter, leaving behind rural life and ex-boyfriend, Steve, in exchange for six months in the hectic café scene.
In Chelsea, Kate finds a bunch of ready-made friends in her flat-mates and grows close to Clare, Imogen, Freddy and the glamorous Russian heiress, Valentina. Imogen’s many comical attempts to find Kate a boyfriend backfire for Kate, but result in a twist in Immy and Freddy’s relationship.
Friendships deepen and secrets are revealed when Kate accepts an invitation to spend Christmas at the coast with Ned.
Back from the holidays, the flat-mates receive news that changes everything and forces Kate to make some big decisions: stay in London, return home or follow her heart to Cornwall?
A funny and heart-warming contemporary romance, A London Affair will strike a chord with anyone who has ever daydreamed about choosing an unconventional career path, or who simply enjoys cheese and fine delis… Amazon*
I think I’m a bit obsessed with London. When I stumbled upon this book on Netgalley I had to read it. Within two days, which is quite fast for me, I finished the novel. Okay, it’s not a long book. Actually, it has only 133 pages. But I’m a slow reader.
First, a bit annoying were the formatting mistakes. Sometimes, there is a paragraph – mid-sentence. On the other hand, there were missing paragraphs during a dialogue. Or two words are one.
So, let’s turn to my opinion on the book. It’s a nice read, really. Although Imogen was a bit annoying. I mean, why would she do that to her boyfriend? Why couldn’t she be honest to him and break up with him face to face? Instead, she runs away with some rich man.
The blind dating thing she comes up with was quite funny. I’ve never been on a blind date, but I can totally imagine what kind of guys you meet there. Sadly, it doesn’t go well for Kate. But in the end, she doesn’t need a blind date to find a boyfriend.
All in all I rate the book with three stars. There was a climax, sure. But it wasn’t that exciting and something was missing.