Monday, February 25, 2019

Review ~ CLIMAX by Lauren Smith

Climax (Love in London, #3)
by: Lauren Smith
Series: Love in London
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 18, 2018
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One kiss with a stranger on a snowy night sent her life spinning out of control…

Kat Roberts’ logical plan of college then career has hit a brick wall… a tall, dark, and gorgeous, Union Jack of a brick wall. What happened? The future Earl of Pembroke, Tristan Kingsley, is what happened. Kat stupidly let herself fall for him despite knowing his father would rather dance naked around Big Ben than accept Kat as his son’s girlfriend. Not to mention Tristan’s womanizing past has her own father voting a big fat no way on their relationship too and leaves Kat reeling in the consequences of loving her handsome-as-sin Brit.

Tristan Kingsley isn’t going to let Kat go without a fight. It doesn’t matter that his father wants him to marry an English aristocrat to provide a political and social opportunity. But Tristan won’t be blackmailed by his father. He wants Kat in his life, in his bed, in his heart, so he’s going to fight for the love of his life using the very tabloids that once marked him as a womanizer. Except his brilliant plan has a dangerous back-lash, one nobody saw coming…One that could steal their happy ever after away…

Lauren Smith has taken readers on an emotional journey with the Love in London series. Readers were witness to Tristan Kingsley and Katherine Roberts meeting and forming an instant connection in Forbidden. In Seduction, readers were treated to a heart-breaking love story as the two dealt with the revelation and fallout of their parents marrying one another. Climax finds the two having their secret romance revealed and the unimaginable results of their family and the media finding out.

I don't want to give too much of the story away. It is safe to say that this is a happily ever after story with surprises. Amor omnia vincit improbus (love conquers all) but love and happiness comes with a price. To understand the true impact of Climax, I think it’s best that Forbidden and Seduction are read first.

In Climax, Kat finally has the courage, strength, and determination to fight for her relationship with Tristan, a man she knows she loves. You still see Tristan continuing to be steadfast in his relationship with Kat. With the weight of Tristan’s future and that of those he cares about at stake, the two manage to turn one last night together into an incredible romantic memory.

Going into reading this series I never expected to find an all consuming love story, but I did. The Love in London series is like a fairy tale for adults, complete with villains, unwavering friendships, romance, and timeless love.

**Received a copy of the book courtesy of the author and voluntarily reviewed.**

Rating: 4

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The Love in London Series:

Forbidden ~ Review
Seduction ~ Review

You can read my Forbidden interview with Lauren here.

You can read my Seduction interview with Tristan here.

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  1. I love your description at the end of your review. It sounds like you really got a lot out of this series:)

    1. Thank you. I think the series originally came out in 2013. At the time, you had to wait a couple of months in between the new book. I hate cliffhangers, but I just HAD to know what was going to happen with these two. I love that you can buy all the books at one time now and just binge read. Tristan's cousin and best friend now have their own romance (FINALLY). I loved these two. I'm looking forward to reading their story.


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