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Hello sassy people! Today’s post is about Lockdown on London Lane by Beth Reekles! Thank you, Beth Reekles and NetGalley for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review!
Lockdown on London Lane
by Beth Reekles
For the inhabitants of London Lane, a simple slip of paper underneath each of their doors is about to change their lives in a hundred different ways.
URGENT!!! Due to the current situation, building management has decided to impose a seven-day quarantine on all apartment buildings on London Lane.
With nowhere else to go . . .
Ethan and Charlotte wonder whether absence really does make the heart grow fonder when they end up on either side of a locked door.
A fierce debate over pineapple on pizza ignites a series of revelations about Zach and Serena’s four-year relationship.
Liv realizes rolling with the punches is sometimes much harder than it looks after her bridesmaids’ party goes off the rails, leaving the group at each other’s throats.
Isla and Danny’s new romance is put to the test as they jump ten steps ahead on the relationship timeline.
And Imogen and Nate’s one-night stand is about to get six do-overs they never really asked for—not awkward at all.
Through make-ups, breakups, love-ins, and blowouts, friendships are tested as everyone scrambles to make it through the week unscathed. Amidst all the drama, one thing remains constant: life is full of surprises.
Genre: ARC, New Adult, Romance, Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Wattpad Books
Nº of pages: 352
Goodreads rate: 3,75
Tropes: COVID Quarantine Romance, Mixed race couple, One-night stand, Relationship in trouble
Smut factor: 🔥 🔥 2/5 closed-door (kissing and sex is implied)
TRIGGER WARNINGS (Based on StoryGraphs): Alcohol, Outing
Main conflict: We have:
1 couple in a one night stand
1 couple is separated
1 long term couple
1 new relationship couple
A group of friends
And we get to see what confinement does to all of them!
Mood: Deep, Delicious, Fun, Hilarious, Important, Sweet
Plot or character-driven: Character Driven
P.O.V.: Multiple P.O.V.
Character development: Good (it didn’t dive deep into their pasts or the reasons for their actions, but being a book with multiple stories and POVs, it worked really well, and the amount of context the author provided was great, giving balance to the whole story, not too deep but also not too shallow)
Diverse Cast: Yes! People of different cultures, skin colors, and sexual orientations
Read in: 2022
My Rate: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 To be honest, when I saw “from the author of “Kissing Booth” on the cover I thought “Oh my God what did I sign up for” but 3 paragraphs in I was already hooked! I loved this book! The diversity of situations, all the very deep and very personal deliberations was incredibly interesting. This book is almost a study of human relationships, we need companionship and community, but that doesn’t mean we can be locked in a room with our partners or our best friends 24/7. I loved the need for alone time and independence that happened to all the characters. Also, the comparison between situations, what happens in closed quarters with a couple that’s together for a long time, compared to a couple that’s together for 1 month, to a couple that was a one night stand. This was extremely funny and entertaining while also giving me plenty of food for thought, which makes this the best kind of book for me. This was going to be 5 stars read up until chapter 44 (the second to last chapter) because I needed a HEA, this was honestly the only reason it didn’t get 5 stars. Now, I understand why it happened what happened, it made sense for the book, but even thinking about it makes my heart squeeze, so I couldn’t give it 5 anymore.
Feminist rate: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 This book, like I mentioned before, was a study in relationships, and I have to say, most of them were really healthy. It talks about communication, independence, respect, compromise, roles inside the household, things we keep hidden from our partners and so much more. Also, this was a very diverse cast and I loved that!
Adjectives and general thoughts: Deep, real, incredibly interesting, funny, and sweet
Recommend this to people who like analyzing things (at least for me this book was perfect for that) but also someone who likes an incredibly real read, that makes a very sad and anxious situation light and fun, without taking away its severy.
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Well, that is all for today, I hope you like this post, hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Feel free to leave your opinion about it in the comments and I will see you next time!
Bye sassy people!
- I know that some comments I make about decent guys on my posts are the bare minimum a guy should do, so no, they don’t deserve to be treated like gods for doing the minimum, but at the same time, I’ve read a lot of sexist books and I appreciate authors who make characters that can serve as role models and examples of how a decent guy acts and what a loving and respectful relationship looks like. I believe we should always encourage these authors and bring attention to the ones that still write sexist characters and stories.
- I make a lot of comments about sexism and healthy role models in books, but a lot of times these characteristics don’t make the book a bad book and definitely don’t make the author a bad author. Please never shame these authors and these books for these comments, I simply feel that we need to have awareness of the less than ideal situations some books bring us, and not use the romanticized problem as examples of what a relationship should be. Most of these authors are still amazing, and the content they write doesn’t reflect directly with their personal views and opinions. Always make sure to respect and be kind to everyone, even while criticizing their content.
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