London, Can You Wait? by Jacquelyn Middleton

London, Can You Wait?

Alex loves Mark. Mark loves Alex. But is love enough?Since moving to London from the US, twenty-four-year-old Alex Sinclair seems to have it all: a coveted job writing for the theatre, supportive friends, and the man of her dreams—gorgeous Irish actor, Mark Keegan. But in the year since the acclaimed debut of her play, Alex and Mark’s lives have been turned upside down.Tha...

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London, Can You Wait? Reviews

  • Ashley (5171MilesBooks)

    After reading (and loving) Jacquelyn Middleton's London Belongs to Me during the summer, I couldn't wait to read the sequel, London, Can You Wait?. I'm a huge fan of all things London and knew I would love both books. To my immense excitement, Jacquelyn Middleton allowed me my first paperback ARC as a book blogger, and was kind enough to sign it for me! I'm still in shock - thank you again, Jacquelyn.

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    After reading (and loving) Jacquelyn Middleton's London Belongs to Me during the summer, I couldn't wait to read the sequel, London, Can You Wait?. I'm a huge fan of all things London and knew I would love both books. To my immense excitement, Jacquelyn Middleton allowed me my first paperback ARC as a book blogger, and was kind enough to sign it for me! I'm still in shock - thank you again, Jacquelyn.

    It's always a challenge to review a sequel because we are very anti-spoiler at 5171 Miles Book Blog! We want to encourage readers to support authors, rather than revealing all of the details in a short synopsis, making readers forgo the book. It's a travesty, so I will be keeping myself in check, revealing my thoughts, and next to nothing regarding the plot.

    London, Can You Wait? is the follow-up to Alex and Mark's life in London Belongs to Me. If you're eager to dive into this story, it can be read as a standalone, though I would not recommend impatience. There are important details about the story and lives of the characters readers will miss if they jump the gun. Besides, it's so much more fun to spend loads of time with loveable characters you wish were your friends in real life.

    As I began reading and saw the direction the story was taking, I began to fear London, Can You Wait? was going to be a sequel that was better left unsaid. You know the ones - the stories with characters you love and endings that leave you fully satisfied, only to wreck your hopes and dreams in the future with a sequel. I was angry at a particular character for their actions and literally felt sick to my stomach as the story was unfolding. I'm attached to nearly every one of these characters. They feel like my "people" after spending hours upon hours with them, so when their actions don't match up with who I've known them to be, it hurts.

    Luckily, Jax Middleton had a few tricks up her sleeve making this novel come around in the most perfect way. In this case, I'm grateful I'm a stubborn reader and usually stick it out until the end of every novel because there was a point when I wanted to stop reading. I felt so crushed and a little bogged down in the plot. Thankfully I kept at it, because I ended up loving this book as much as the first! The writing was stupendous, detailed, and well thought out. I loved spending time in not only London, but in Dublin and New York as well. The jet-setting of the characters made the story feel new and fun, but allowed me to get that taste of London I always desire. There are romantic scenes reminiscent of the first novel for nostalgic readers. And, all of our favorite characters were along for the ride, with the addition of a few new ones. Readers are sure to love Mark's mom and being able to get more of a sense of Mark's past life before meeting Alex, which added an unexpected and heartfelt element that was critical to the development of the story.

    I was more than satisfied with the ending of this final installment in the London series. I know I will have a bit of book hangover in the days to come and will be missing not only Alex and Mark, but also Lucy and Freddie too. They were brought to life in the most realistic sense, making me wish I could travel to London and get to know them, or even add them up on social media. Call me a nerdy fangirl, I don't care, because I would fit in perfectly with these fictional Londoners!

    I can't give these books enough praise. I savored both novels and hope you will consider picking them up right away! This title is releasing soon, on October 26th. In the meantime, you can catch up with London Belongs to Me while it is still just $1.99 on Amazon Kindle.

  • Mia Book Addict

    I requested an e-ARC copy of ‘London, Can You Wait?’ from NetGalley and I am glad that I did. This was the book that introduced me author Jacquelyn Middleton. ‘London, Can You Wait?’ takes place over a year after ‘London Belongs to Me’. This book can read as a standalone but when I read Jacquelyn Middleton note at the beginning stating that by reading ‘London Belongs to Me’ you can get more out of the characters and their back stories, I decided to read ‘London Belongs to Me’ first. I am glad th

    I requested an e-ARC copy of ‘London, Can You Wait?’ from NetGalley and I am glad that I did. This was the book that introduced me author Jacquelyn Middleton. ‘London, Can You Wait?’ takes place over a year after ‘London Belongs to Me’. This book can read as a standalone but when I read Jacquelyn Middleton note at the beginning stating that by reading ‘London Belongs to Me’ you can get more out of the characters and their back stories, I decided to read ‘London Belongs to Me’ first. I am glad that I did this. Knowing backstory of the characters and some of the events that happened in the past helped me to get in to the story more.

    For the people who didn’t read ‘London Belongs to Me’, I will give a brief overview. After betrayal of his boyfriend and best friend Alex Sinclair decides to leave Florida and everyone behind. She is playwright and in order to follow her dreams she decides to move to London. Alex is naïve, sweet, geeky and kind. She is also really insecure. Alex stays with her British friend Harry. Moving to a new country and having just enough rent money for a while doesn’t help her anxiety and panic attacks. By a lucky coincidence Alex runs into her friend Lucy, who she met online and her life in London starts to change for the better. Lucy and Freddie, who is Lucy’s gay best friend, are awesome. They are fun, supportive and they are the ones who introduced Mark to Alex. Mark Keegan is an actor. He is still struggling finding an acting job, so he works in different jobs. Ohhh without I forgot he is also Irish, what can I say I love the accent :) Their quadruple helped Alex a lot. Even though the gang has their up and downs, they are always together and supporting each other.

    In ‘London, Can You Wait?’ gang is still together and they have couple more additions :) Alex and Mark are together almost for two years. Mark is not a struggling actor anymore. He is dealing with fame and everything that comes with it. The main problem is he does not realize how his workaholic behavior and fame affects his relationships. After launching her first play with a success, now Alex is struggling with her job and by Mark being away all the time adds more to the mix. Seeing Alex struggling with her anxiety and panic attacks was heart breaking. I think one of the reasons I felt everything really strongly because as a person who is struggling with panics attacks for the last 10 years, I can truly understand her struggles. While Alex is struggling with these Mark has no idea what is going on. He is so focus on his job and success; he acts like a blind person. Oh, Mark, Mark, Mark… There are so many things I want to say about you but I know I won’t be able to without spoiling the story so I am holding it in. Still, let me tell you guys this you will hate him, get super angry with him, feel sorry for him, your heart will break for him and you will love him back :) There are some twists that you won’t see it coming and you will be shocked. Seriously, I laughed, I cried, I got angry. With this book Jacquelyn Middleton took me an emotional rollercoaster ride that I didn’t expect. It’s an emotional read and you will literally feel all the emotions at one point or another. If you are looking for something that has all the spices in one pack like sweet, inspiring, funny, heart breaking and little sexy, this book is just for you.

    Would I recommend this book: Yes.

    Would I re-read this book: Yes.

    Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

    e-ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jessica *The Lovely Books*

    Oh my goodness! That was so romantic and fun. My eyes were glued to the story as I laughed, fan-girled with, cried, and loved right along with Alex. She’s a character after my own heart because she’s a geek just like me. Books are my life. They’re there for me when I’m lonely and sad; and most importantly, they never fail to make me feel alive. Characters like Alex make it so that it feels like she jumped out of the pages herself.

    Alex and Mark are a strong couple that may have faltered as Mark

    Oh my goodness! That was so romantic and fun. My eyes were glued to the story as I laughed, fan-girled with, cried, and loved right along with Alex. She’s a character after my own heart because she’s a geek just like me. Books are my life. They’re there for me when I’m lonely and sad; and most importantly, they never fail to make me feel alive. Characters like Alex make it so that it feels like she jumped out of the pages herself.

    Alex and Mark are a strong couple that may have faltered as Mark becomes a heavy hitter and on the rise actor. I always think about if I were to ever meet an actor and have to share him with the whole entire world...literally. It’s not something I would be able to do. So I give props to the spouses of famous actors and actresses, it must be so hard! Which is why Alex and Mark end up in the situation they are in.

    The two are deeply in love but being apart for weeks and months at a time, can really put a strain on a relationship. I enjoyed watching the two find a way back to each other. Because it’s inevitable for two people that are so in love. The story can be read as a stand-alone but I highly suggest reading the first book, ‘London Belongs to Me’ so that you can fully appreciate the characters. If you’re looking for a sweet, romantic read, make sure you pick this one up!

    *Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • The Blonde Bookworm

    I was so excited to have the opportunity to read London, Can You Wait. Jacquelyn Middleton has quickly earned her spot on my auto-buy list after reading the second novel in the London Belongs to Me series, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she writes another novel soon! I immediately sank my teeth into this novel the second it showed up on my doorstep and I was thrilled to see that so many of the characters I loved from LBTM were also in the second book.

    Middleton's writing is beautiful an

    I was so excited to have the opportunity to read London, Can You Wait. Jacquelyn Middleton has quickly earned her spot on my auto-buy list after reading the second novel in the London Belongs to Me series, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she writes another novel soon! I immediately sank my teeth into this novel the second it showed up on my doorstep and I was thrilled to see that so many of the characters I loved from LBTM were also in the second book.

    Middleton's writing is beautiful and I honestly could go on and on about how much I love it, but when I really sit and think about what it is that makes her writing so great, I just keep going back to the fact that her characters truly feel like my friends. She creates these totally relatable characters that draw you into the story and make you feel the things that they're feeling. I absolutely love that about Middleton's novels and I hope she continues to craft such lovable characters.

    Without giving anything away, let's talk about the characters and the plot just a little bit. Alex is the same old cute blonde we grew to love in the first novel, but this time she is a little more successful in her career and has earned her place in London. She has grown as an individual and I love how she connects with the other characters. Everything is going great for her... until one day it isn't. Lets just say that Middleton really pulled the rug right out from underneath me about halfway into the novel, and I just didn't think I could go on. I'm talking ugly tears and anger. I'm serious Jax, there were tears, and then anger... all directed towards you! Just kidding, I knew you would redeem yourself in the end. And just like I thought, you wrapped everything up into a neat little bow at the end and my world was complete!

    As you might have already noticed, I was a huge fan of this novel. Mainly because I really grew to love and adore the characters. The plot is fantastic and fast paced, but the characters truly made the story. I would highly recommend reading both novels in this series! Thank you so much to Jacquelyn Middleton for sharing these wonderful novels with me! I can't wait to read more from you soon!

  • Katy (Katyslibrary)

    Thank you so much Kirkwall Books and Jacquelyn Middleton for sending me a copy of your books in exchange for an honest review!  Just like the first in the series, LBTM, I rate this second one a solid 4 stars!  Jacquelyn has made me fall in love with a group of characters I would gladly follow anywhere.

    I was so happy to be back on the London streets with this amazing group of friends.  Flash forward a year since the previous book left off and their are quite a few differences, but the same lovabl

    Thank you so much Kirkwall Books and Jacquelyn Middleton for sending me a copy of your books in exchange for an honest review!  Just like the first in the series, LBTM, I rate this second one a solid 4 stars!  Jacquelyn has made me fall in love with a group of characters I would gladly follow anywhere.

    I was so happy to be back on the London streets with this amazing group of friends.  Flash forward a year since the previous book left off and their are quite a few differences, but the same lovable faces.  In this story we deal with Mark's rising fame and the troubles that often come with that, as well as Alex's lack of confidence and success.  A story that has been told a few times but Jacquelyn's writing is so fresh and cute that I loved every bit of it.

    I love Mark and Alex.  I think they fit together so well and balance each other perfectly.  I was so sad when certain things came to light in this book and I had to keep reading to see how things would end up.  I was in this weird cross of wanting to root for them, but also not root for them, because I couldn't forgive some of the actions taken by the characters.  I was just so invested in them!  Once again, the side characters also make the book.  I won't say much as to not give anything away, but one couple in particular I was so happy to see come together as I was calling it from the first book!  I liked the addition of Simon as well and really adored watching him and Freddie grow as a couple.

    By the end I was in tears over the dreamy Christmas time event.  Again, no spoilers, but ugh swoon so much!  I love Jacquelyn's writing, I really get sucked right in.

    There wasn't much I didn't like about this book, but the book was a little slow in the middle for a bit and at times Alex got frustrating to me.  Very minor annoyances in comparison to so many more positives!

    These are genuinely perfect reads to snuggle into on a cold weekend.  Cute and addictive books, these characters will remain some of my favorite.  I can't wait to see what is next for Jacquelyn Middleton, she is a new auto-buy author for me and I am not so secretly hoping for more books with these characters!

  • Natasha Polis

    SUPER CUTE! Lots of drama and bit steamier than the first. Definitely enjoyed this one a bit more than London Belongs to me. I have a review in my new Romance Book Recommendation video:

  • Elowdie Mag

    Omg what can I say ? I loved this book so much ! I already miss Alex, Mark and the gang. Really really loved it ❤ we have some love, some drama, some friendship, everything we need to have a good time. I’m a bit sad to leave them tho ! 5⭐

    Omg what can I say ? I loved this book so much ! I already miss Alex, Mark and the gang. Really really loved it ❤️ we have some love, some drama, some friendship, everything we need to have a good time. I’m a bit sad to leave them tho ! 5⭐️

  • Bethany Clark

    This is the long awaited sequel to London Belongs to Me. Alex and Mark make the most adorable couple. And they are madly in love, what more could they ask for? Their life should be a fairy tale right? WRONG!

    Mark is an actor and Alex is a playwright. With Mark's crazy hours and being gone for weeks on end, Alex begins to wonder if this is the relationship she signed on for? With no talks of marriage, is it really going anywhere?

    Personally I think Mark takes Alex always being there for granted. He

    This is the long awaited sequel to London Belongs to Me. Alex and Mark make the most adorable couple. And they are madly in love, what more could they ask for? Their life should be a fairy tale right? WRONG!

    Mark is an actor and Alex is a playwright. With Mark's crazy hours and being gone for weeks on end, Alex begins to wonder if this is the relationship she signed on for? With no talks of marriage, is it really going anywhere?

    Personally I think Mark takes Alex always being there for granted. He needs to put her first at times - take time off, say no every so often, whatever it takes.

    She's not one to want to always share Mark with the world and his crazy fans! And how is this all helping her panic attacks? Lets just say they are getting worse but she has decided to hide it from Mark and try to cope on her own.

    Will their fairy tale survive or will their relationship go down the dumps instead of into history?

  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com

    FirstLine~ Mark would never forgive her.

    London Belongs to Me is the first book in this series. London, Can You Wait? can be read as a standalone, but for a deeper understanding of the characters, setting and plot you may want to read the first book in this series first. With that being said, I loved both of these books. They are such fun to read and have deep characters that you can relate to. You will laugh, may cry, and will be delighted from cover to cover.

  • Cristina | CristiinaReads

    ➳Mark and Alex take a turn of events that at first I thought, "wait a second... should I even try to continue this book?" I DIDN'T WANT TO RUIN THE WONDERFUL ENDING FROM THE PREVIOUS BOOK! However, I kept goin' and came to a final realization that not every couple out there would be considered THE ideal couple to take an exa

    ➳Mark and Alex take a turn of events that at first I thought, "wait a second... should I even try to continue this book?" I DIDN'T WANT TO RUIN THE WONDERFUL ENDING FROM THE PREVIOUS BOOK! However, I kept goin' and came to a final realization that not every couple out there would be considered THE ideal couple to take an example from. For me, Alex and Mark have marked a place in my heart that brings joy, sadness, contempt, and comfort to the idea of having a partner who understands you through every way.

    ➳This book has everything that a true person who is looking for in regards to finding the true way to live. Everyone has their own way of living, Alex brings those comforting ideas to a maximum of thrills. To me, she is a character that has individual qualities that not many process, hence why I adore her so much as a strong independent woman that sets the example for many in the literature world, and also in the realistic one.

    ➳Overall, this was a story filled with passion in regards to finding out what you want to believe, dream of, and strive for it. Jacquelyn Middleton never disappoints and most likely never will in the future to come with her other books.


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