LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT?
London, Can You Wait?, the second book in Middleton's London Belongs to Me series, is just as delightful as the first novel in the series. Protagonist Alex Sinclair is as funny, wonderful and real as ever, with relatable issues that almost any reader can see in their own life. In addition, Middleton is an expert author who includes small details that may seem unimportant, but hold significance later on. There’s also great dialogue between characters that is as natural as genuine conversation and the kind of moments that make chick lit books addicting — like sweet moments of love and passion between Alex and her man, Mark. It's a fantastic and truly wonderful page-turning read.
It had already been an eventful year for Alex Sinclair and her Irish actor boyfriend, Mark Keegan, when suddenly, their lives begin to change even more. Mark finds success on a hit TV show, and while Alex is happy for him, the couple is getting less and less time together. As Mark's behavior gets more reckless, Alex finds herself feeling less certain that they have a future together. On top of that, her career is in question and her own mental health has taken a dive. She can't help but wonder as things keep changing — how much more can she handle? (KIRKWALL, Nov., 454 pp., $14.95)