by Jacquelyn Middleton
Alex Sinclair couldn’t jump on a plane fast enough. Broken from an unexpected betrayal, she flees sunny Florida for the Britannia cool of London—home of her favourite TV shows, plays, and fangirl heroes. Alex believes London is where she belongs, where she’ll heal old wounds, and chase her dream of writing for the theatre. Staying with her British friend Harry with barely a year’s rent money in her pocket, the clock is ticking.
But when a wealthy rival fueled by ambition and jealousy threatens her career and a fledgling romance, Alex once again questions her self-worth—and is left wondering if London is where she truly belongs.
I was so pleasantly surprised by this book. It's not that I expected anything less than good; I was sent the book for review, and I was a blank slate.
Alex Sinclair is your average, anxiety-stricken woman who has just arrived in London. She hopes to be some kind of successful with her play-writing while living with her British friend Harry (until she can make ends meet by herself). Things don't go as planned, however, when she comes to find that Harry's girlfriend is of the jealous sort and a play writer herself.
Through some crappy and wonderful moments, Alex finds out more about her skills, limits, fears, and....herself. She meets people who help her along the way to discovering who she is. I found this book to be a beautiful rendition of what it means to make yourself a priority in your life. It isn't selfish, and it isn't being self-centered. London Belongs to Me shows the reader that we really are able to begin again, and with a little help, find who we are meant to be.
I recommend this book to everyone, but especially anyone who is a fan of coming of age stories (Alex just graduated college), and anyone who might be at a crossroads in life. Read this and soothe your soul.