Man I’ve been a way from blogging for a while. These past two weeks have been a bit crazy for me. I’ve been job hunting and interviewing, so I’ve been a bit stressed with “real world” stuff. But finally, I’ve found some time to get back to this beautiful hobby of mine ;) Hopefully, I’ll fall back into a groove again.
Today I’m sharing some thoughts on the second book of Chanel Cleeton’s International School series. The novel just released on July 7th!! I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to these two characters and was lucky enough to receive an ARC of the novel!
**I was provided a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and not influenced by any outside factors.**
Also, a bit of a pre-warning if you haven’t read the first book: I See London. Although this novel could be read as a stand alone, it’s a lot better if you read it in order and I might let some spoilers from the first book out during this review.
Maggie’s back at the International School in London. This place has become her home away from home, where she finally feels like she can be herself. She has two amazing new friends and is loving her major. But this year isn’t like last year. Last year, she was finding her groove and dancing around her attraction for Samir, the sexy and out-of-her league junior. And after one hot night giving into temptation right before summer break, Maggie can’t forget about him. Now she’s back at school where Samir is close enough to touch. But Maggie also remembers the drama and heartbreak; the two different worlds they live in; and oh yeah that Smair still has a Lebanese girlfriend. But as much as she wants to stay away, it’s getting harder and harder to resist.
Samir is finishing up his last year of university in London before he has to return to Lebanon and follow in his father’s footsteps. He can’t afford to fall for someone like Maggie–who is so far removed from his world. But he can’t seem to keep his hands off her. Even knowing that when his senior year is up he won’t be able to keep her, Samir can’t help but keep wanting Maggie. As time ticks down, they’ll both have to fight to survive the consequences of their relationship and find a future together.
I really enjoyed I See London, Cleeton’s first book in the series. I loved watching the push and pull of Maggie and Samir’s attraction throughout the novel. I also liked seeing Maggie’s progression as a character being faced with new experiences during her first year of university. Maggie had a lot of growing up to do and in New Adult fashion she was definitely learning.