The dreaded friend zone - the last place I ever want to be with college basketball god Jake LaShae....
Vi Harris tests every bit of my strength. She is my own personal challenge. She has the potential to make me weak at a time when I'm determined to show everyone just how bloody strong I am....
Sharing a bedroom wall with your best friend from childhood quickly turns to anything but sweet and innocent....
Tanner Harris has been busy shagging his way through the ladies of east London....
Camden Harris, the famously hot, hulk of a footballer is laid up in a London hospital....
Have you ever set out to have a one night stand with a sexy stranger? No? I’m the only one? Just kidding, I would never. Ever. Not usually. But then I figured, why not? My entire life I’ve been....
Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception - but for all the wrong reasons....
This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS, and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love....
I'm writing this letter because it's highly doubtful I'll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. So, here goes. We're totally wrong for each other. You're the proper single mum....
The first time I met Caine West was in a bar. He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out. When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight....
Devlin and Reese have an unstoppable pull like centrifugal force, and both bad boy bikers are determined to take me on a high-powered ride I'll never forget....
Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can't seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition....
I'm not a one-night stand kind of woman. I'm especially not the woman who has a few drinks at a concert and ends up in bed with my childhood celebrity crush, Eli Walsh....
It wasn't the way this kind of story was supposed to go...insta-love isn't supposed to turn into insta-hate. But that's exactly what happened....
Fake engaged to the hottest quarterback in the country? Score....
I met Bianca in an elevator. She was on her way to interview me when we got stuck. The beautiful raven-haired reporter assumed I was a delivery guy....
He's sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. But I can't see him that way, he's my boss....
You have the right to remain sexy. Anything you say can and will be used to get you in my bed....
A London Lovers Series Stand-Alone
When Leslie Lincoln, a spunky, red-headed American, suffers an awkward moment with an arousingly-sexy British man - she thinks her life can't get any more pathetic.
She's done with men.
She doesn't need them.
She especially doesn't need their muscular thighs.
No siree, she's going to forget all about the brooding, complicated, and seductive Theo, who captivated her on the dance floor of a London nightclub.
Keep telling yourself that, Lez….
Immersing herself into a new type of romantic cleanse, Leslie thinks she'll never lay eyes on Theo again. But somehow, he's managed to bulldoze his way back in - her cheetah-print onesie pajamas be damned.
He wants more.
She wants to run.
But he can't seem to let her go.
Both of them have a past - and neither want to share.
How can love possibly survive in darkness?
Leslie is a Funny, Snarky, red head who's not traditional in any sense! I adored her friendship with Frank, and loved how they bantered, and interacted with each other. I think on some level, we all crave friendships with people who know us so intimately, they know just how to help us, when we are down and out. Leslie takes Frank's offer and tries his Seven Day Cleanse to get out of her "funk." Each day of this cleanse, brings on a whole new hilarious challenge. While undertaking each challenge, the sexy Theo and his Clark Kent classes, takes these opportunities to get closer to Leslie and break down her walls.
While Leslie and Theo have their own secretes, Theo's seemed to have affected him the most. Deep emotions are attached to these secretes, and you can't help but to feel these emotion, as each character goes on their own emotional roller coaster.
Some got it, some don't……Piper Goodeve's GOT IT! She delivered an extraordinarily delightful performance, giving this story that "extra special something" taking the story from just great to fabulous. It was such a treat listening to Piper narrating this story, she really brought the characters to life.
A sweet, sexy story, full of laughs and lot's of different emotion. All the characters were excellent, well developed and likeable. It's a five solid stars story, and I'm hooked! I will definitely have to listen to the other stories in the series.
Audiobook was received at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom dot com.
Well worth my time, and definitely worth a credit or better yet whispersync deal!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about London Bound?
I loved it all, it was laugh out loud funny, and very touching!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Leslie and Frank!
Which character – as performed by Piper Goodeve – was your favorite?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
This would be a cute movie!
Any additional comments?
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **<br/><br/>Leslie escapes her life in the USA and moves to London...she has a secret...her daddy is not a nice man, and just imagine how much that would hurt your heart...Leslie has to basically just let her mom go...and create a new life...Because of this Leslie has sworn off men, she doesn't trust them and is happy to live her life alone as a cat lady if she has too! She meets Theo quite by accident, and its on! She tries to escape him, but he will not give up...and good thing he didn't!!!<br/><br/>GREAT STORY!! BOUGHT BOOK 1 ALREADY!!! I RECOMMEND!!!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Loved this latest Amy Daws book. If you haven't listened to one of her books yet- pick this one up. From the start of the first embarrassing encounter with Theo, lead character Leslie provides a lot of laugh out loud moments. Frank, who is Leslie's best friend, is amazingly funny and jumps in with some lighthearted humor at just the right moments in the story. Theo and Leslie's relationship has a lot going on that provides just enough angst to keep you intrigued but doesn't drag out the story. There is enough meat to the story that you are always laughing, crying, or excited for the next chapter. Also the chemistry between the characters is hot. Two thumbs up!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Yay! New narrator! I am usually not so in your face about a narrator but I started on book 4 and 5 and the narrators blew me away they were sooo great. I loved this narrator.
Also loved this book, not once did I roll my eyes. Even when Leslie was talking with Fin. I just can’t connect with Fin, it’s just me I have come to terms Fin and I can no longer be friend’s lmao. It’s ok she has Leslie so don’t feel bad for Finny.
So Leslie and Theo, I floved there love story, it’s a great addition to the series. I wanted to read this one esp after reading Hayden’s book. Yes they are totally all standalones, so even though I knew what was going to happen and why it was still neat to go back and listen to it unfold from her point of view.
I loved that Theo was all in throughout this whole book and he was the one that brought Leslie out. He would be there even when she didn’t want him to. Loved that!
I want a Frank HEA who’s with me!!! He needs some love too poor guy. He has to watch all his friends fall in love.
*All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*
14 of 23 people found this review helpful
The sweet story of Theo and Leslie is incredible. The crazy cast of characters are really brought to life in this audio and make you laugh out loud and well up. Amy brings the emotion in and hits all the notes perfectly. You'll want to know more about all of them, but Leslie's crazy antics and Theo's broodiness mixed with his sad past make a beautiful, perfect love story. And there's no lack of steam either, from the very first moment.
I've loved all of Amy's books but Piper sent this audio over the top in my opinion. She breathed life in to the story and elevated it which is always the sign of a great narrator to me. It's a standalone and totally worth the credit. If you haven't checked out Amy's audio before, this is the book to do it with. Piper's ability to be a vocal chameleon and bring realism and emotion to both male and female characters is uncommon in the audiobook world and makes me seek her books out.
The combination of Amy's writing and Piper's voice skills makes London Bound a MUST LISTEN!!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
We followed Finley to London with her mate Leslie and in this book we follow Leslie story as the gorgeous Theo pursues her all over London. When Leslie roommate Frank decides she needs to do a cleanse to get better. She runs around London trying to find herself again all the while Theo seems to be everywhere. I loved this story, Theo is just so yummy and you are rooting for him all along. Amy Daws is easily becoming a favorite author of mine. She writes from the heart and brings emotions out in her readers with every word. Definitely a must read author!!!
Not only did I love this book that stole my heart but the narration was spectacular. I felt as if I was reading it myself. I felt every emotion.
What made the experience of listening to London Bound the most enjoyable?
Piper Goodeve's narration because she's quite simply one of my favorite narrators.
Would you be willing to try another book from Amy Daws? Why or why not?
Maybe. It depends on the plot. I'd definitely read another one if it's narrated by Piper Goodeve.
What does Piper Goodeve bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I think it would have been a slower read for me simply because I prefer the main characters to spend a lot of time together earlier in the story. Leslie and Theo have a crazy hot first meeting and then she resisted him for longer than I'd have preferred. Also, Frank's 7-day cleanse seemed to drag on for a bit to me. Fortunately, Piper Goodeve's talent for animating characters helped hold my attention and kept me invested in finding out when Leslie would finally go all in with Theo and see where their connection took them.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
I suck at this, but maybe something like, "Let this sexy Brit win you over!"
Any additional comments?
I loved this quote which summed up what Leslie needed to learn in order to give her heart to Theo 100%. ‘This man is worth needing. He’s worth trusting and we’re going to pull each other out of the darkness. Together. As a family.’ ~Leslie
Piper did a wonderful job with the narration of an awesome story. I read the book awhile ago and the audio was great. Piper did a great job with changing her voice for the different characters and the emotion she portrayed during the story kept you wanting to hear more. I loved how the narrator told this story that tells Leslie's story. A must listen.
I listen to London Bound on Audible and it is Leslie's story! You really start to fall in love with Leslie in A Broken Us. Amy does an amazing job with her secondary characters that you really want to get to know everyone's story! Leslie and Theo's story has a hilarious start, although Leslie may not think so! I love the intensity of Theo, you can tell that when he loves, he loves in a hard, deep, passionate way! London Bound is a great standalone with a HEA and a must read of Amy's!
Loved the storyline. Two people with haunting pasts, one American, one British. Beautifully written, funny, angsty and emotional. Loved all the characters, especially Leslie and Theo (a true sexy alpha male not afraid to portray his feelings and go for what he wants). Leslie has a troubled past and won't open up to anyone, she has trust issues and is hell bent on putting herself down, not willing to bare her soul. Theo knows that Leslie is the one for him as soon as he lays eyes in her in a London nightclub. Sassy American Leslie enjoys a moment with Theo on the dance floor and after embarrassing herself during a rather raunchy dance, she lives happily in the knowledge she will never see him again. Wrong! It would appear their lives are destined to cross, but Leslie is hell bent on not letting Theo into her life and definitely not into her heart. Luckily for us, Theo doesn't give up easily. Must say with the audio version I was a little disappointed in the narrator's voice when she portrayed the British accent, too much plum in mouth for my liking.
I received a copy of this audiobook courtesy of Audiobook Blast at no cost in exchange for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I absolutely loved this audiobook. The narrator was excellent, even doing a decent attempt at a British accent.
This story has real depth. I certainly felt a full range of emotions whilst listening.
Leslie and Theo are a beautiful couple. I was so invested in their story. I loved the way Amy Daws added some much needed comic relief in the form of gay best friend Frank.
This series is well worth a listen.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
4.5 stars overall. A lovely story with lots of laugh out loud moments, plenty of romance, hot sex, drama and touching emotional scenes. Firstly, I loved Theo. He seems like the perfect man - sexy, intelligent, determined, caring, funny, creative and in touch with his emotions. Lesley's dress sense, humour and sheer Joie de vivre was great. She often made me laugh and I admired her enthusiasm and courage (especially when fulfilling certain tasks.) At one point she describes herself as 26 going on 16 and she was right! For about a quarter of the book she drove me mad. Honestly I wanted to slap her hard, repeatedly! She was insensitive, self centred and selfish to such a degree that I caught myself shouting at my car stereo (hey, it made me feel better.) You should read this book yourself, so I'm not going to explain fully why, but one example is she's 'officially' been dating Theo for 24 hours and he wouldn't explain a trauma from his past. Lesley, (acknowledging that she has her own secrets that she won't tell him) pushes him away emotionally and physically then leaves. This attribute occurs a few times and it really got to me. I guess that shows how engrossed in the story I got. lol. I loved some of the other characters like Frank, too and appreciated that all loose ends were tied up and it had a lovely snuggly happy ending that even brought a tear to my eye.
What other book might you compare London Bound to, and why?
Hmm not sure of a match.
What aspect of Piper Goodeve’s performance might you have changed?
I thought that the characters came to life, especially Lesley and Frank. I found Theo's voice a bit flat and at times I had problems differentiating between the male characters. But at some points I found the almost staccato delivery technique annoying as it took me from the story, it jarred me. Apart from that the pace and the drama was just right.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
All in all a good read, which stays with you, as I'm still smiling at the nicknames and the high jinx, and sighing over some of Theo's outstandingly romantic statements.
Any additional comments?
One little criticism is that Lesley went on and on and on and on about her and Theo's first meeting. Yes we get it! Unfortunately the repetition took all the humour out of it for me. Anyway, a woman with her daily dress code, as it were, wouldn't be mortified that long. ;-)
Any additional comments?
I loved this series of books-I’ve read them all so far and eagerly await any additional ones. I have now read two of the series in audiobook format. I’ve never been particularly keen to try audiobooks before listening to ‘That One Moment’ by this author. There used to be a children’s TV programme in England called ‘Jackanory’ when I was little-where a guest star-usually well-known, an actor etc. used to read a story out to viewers. I never liked this as I didn’t like all the different voices which the narrator used to put on. I preferred to read a book myself. ‘That One Moment’ completely changed my mind on audiobooks as it has duet narration-the male parts are read by a male and the female voices are done by a female. This was ‘just right’ in my opinion and pure luxury as the two audiobooks I have listened to since I have enjoyed but I have been wishing ‘but if they had this male and female dual narration it would be so much better!’ I think I’ve been spoilt! I like the nice natural tone to Piper Goodeve’s voice, it’s a nice steady pace, when she’s just speaking normally. I’m not a fan of audiobook narrators putting on a man’s voice. It just doesn’t sound right to me. I’d prefer them just to read it all in their own voice-one can tell when it’s a different character speaking when the author has put comments such as ‘Theo said’ etc. I think it would flow better rather than the voice artist keep trying to change their voice. <br/>I did enjoy this book again though. I loved it the first time when I read it and it was great to be able to listen to it whilst getting other things done at the same time-eg. housework etc. I’ve found audiobooks are so convenient that way and am getting ‘into them’ now. London Bound is one of my favourites in Amy Daws’ series-it has a bit of everything: Romance, suspense, comedy, tragedy, hope. A great book-can’t wait for more in the series. Please more duet narration-or even more narrators!<br/>
this follows lesley and theo who have been in the background of the previous books. This book covers some emotional abuse and it's effect very well.
I found the characters likable as always but I did find the fix happened quite abruptly near the end. It did not spoil the story but I felt that the characters went from refusing to talk about their issues to facing them head on and then that was it.
I love the supporting characters building as I go through this series. I hope Frank gets his own book and I like that we are able to visit with the previous couples but the author is not taking the focus off the main story.
I am going onto the next book soon to see what happens next with this group of friends in London.
An enjoyable, funny, heartwarming, a little sad but a lot happy romance. The characters are flawed and quirky with real life issues, which makes them more likeable and more interesting. Piper Goodeve's narration brings the story alive. Overall, an enjoyable experience.
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