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London Bound

Book 3, A Heart of the City Series

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The third standalone novel in CJ Duggan's HEART OF THE CITY series - a very sassy, super sexy New Adult romance from the internationally bestselling author of the SUMMER and PARADISE series.

Like so many of her university friends, Kate Brown is London bound, but unlike her friends - who had the chance to enjoy the beer, sights and attractions of the UK - Kate is instead visiting her grandmother (who may or may not be the devil).

Wanting nothing more than to be a normal, independent twenty-something living it up in ol' London town, Kate finds herself a prisoner in her grandmother's Kensington terrace, daydreaming about the holiday that could have been. But when Kate is almost run over by posh,smirking playboy Jack Baker, it leaves her wondering if being out and about is such a good idea after all, especially when she catches herself laughing at his jokes.

One thing Kate knows for sure is that she has to avoid Jack at all costs. But with her balcony facing his, you can pretty much guarantee Kate's London adventure is going to be anything but boring . . .


'I loved this book - it's the perfect beach read.' Flying Through Pages

'I loved every moment . . . C.J. is a born storyteller that breathes a realism into her characters and situations that we've all found ourselves in.' Diva Book Nerd

'PARADISE CITY is the same brand of feel good, fun and sexy romance that I have come to love from this author' Book Briefs

'I love Duggan's writing and PARADISE CITY was a hoot. I cannot wait for the next book! Is it August yet?' Reading With ABC

'Duggan's writing is addictive, and I really didn't want to put this book down.' Escape Into Words

'PARADISE CITY is going to be on my mind until I can get my greedy eyes on PARADISE ROAD. I need that book yesterday!' Book Cat Pin

'A fast paced fun read with so many steamy situations.' Dreamy Addictions

'Guaranteed her readers will come back for more.' My Guilty Obsession

'Drama, deception, love and a little mystery . . . the ending left me hungry for the next book! I can't wait for PARADISE ROAD!' Paranormal Tendencies on Goodreads

'A bit of HOME AND AWAY meets PUBERTY BLUES feel about the novel makes is a great read for older teens and YA. I will be desperately waiting for part 2 in September.' Samantha on Goodreads

'Again Ms Duggan had created a winner. Paradise City was a perfect introduction to the series and characters. I was left needing more and it had so much laugh-out-loud fun. This really did have everything from intrigue to addiction, realism of high school antics, steamy sizzles and fast paced readability. I am certainly hooked and desperately want more of all these characters. I highly recommend this to all new adult readers, fan-bloody-tastic!' Turner's Antics

'This is my first taste of Duggan's work and it won't be the last ... It's a story that will have you coming back for more.' Sassy Book Lovers

'convincing and authentic ... Perfect for fans of Abbi Glines and Anna Todd, PARADISE CITY is a fun and exciting read about love, family and surviving high school.' Fictional Thoughts

Customer Reviews

C.J. on London Bound

London Bound is the third installment in “Heart of the City” series. It can also read as a stadalone title as none of the characters cross over through the series.

Katherine Brown aka Kate is from Australia and has flown to London to stay with her Nanna Joy. Kate is a writer of a blog which is named “Kate on the Thames”. She writes about Beauty, Fashion and Travel. In the three weeks Kate has been in London she has felt like a prisioner in her own home as Nanna Joy feels that the streets are once not what they used to be and would rather Kate stay inside. With this Kate has had no inspiration to write on her blog. Kate has the whole entire top floor of the house. She has access to everything on this floor, except for one room and is not allowed to open this door. One day while Kate is looking for an umbrella, while Nanna Joy is out with Vera her carer, she decides to open this door and stumbles onto something that takes her breath away. This room is beyond her imagination and just may have everything she needs for the inspiration to start writing on “Kate on the Thames”.
Mr Jack Baker is everything you would imagine in tall, dark and handsome among other swoony traits. Jack is Kate’s next door neighbour and seems very intriged and knows how to rub her the wrong way. Jack Baker is very mysterious with what he does, while Jack dresses and drives an Aston Marin and very James Bond…
Jack and Kate meet on the very first day of her arriving in London and nearly gets hit by Jack’s Aston Martin. Then they run into each other at a pub which gets Kate all flustered over seeing the mysterious Jake Baker. Over the next few weeks Kate and Jack become friendly and leads into a frienship over the terrace of each other’s homes. Kate spends the day in the mysterious room of Nanna Joy’s home which has her with so much excitement and has to share it with someone and the last person she thought Kate would share it with is Mr Jack Baker. Jack is overwhelmd with what Kate has created which is his speciality.

“Kate on the Thames” has caught the attention of “London Bound” which is owned by none other Mr Jack Baker…

WOW what I would do to be in Kate’s shoes right now with end full of Contour and to be in London. C.J. has written such a beautiful story that it makes you fall in love with London along with Beauty, Fashion and Travel. C.J. has written this story just like what Kate has acheived with “Kate on the Thames”.

“C.J. on London Bound”.

For all love of Beauty, Fashion and Travel and to follow your dreams this book is for you. For me it was for Travel but to be given the chance to come across anything like the Fashion Kate has at her fingertips would be a dream come true. But for now I will take the Travel.

You received this ARC provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an unbiased opinion. No type of compensation was made. There is no relationship/affiliation between the reviewer and the author/publisher.

Great series

I loved this series although I found this last book a bit rushed..

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London Bound
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  • Category: New Adult
  • Published: 26 March 2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Australia
  • Seller: Hachette UK
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 3, A Heart of the City Series
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