Your flight is now boarding! Join Alex Sinclair for a life-changing, trans-Atlantic journey. London Belongs to Me is a coming-of-age story about friendship, following your dreams, and learning when to let go … and when to hang on.
Meet Alex, a recent college graduate from Tallahassee, Florida in love with London, pop culture, and comic cons. It’s not easy being twenty-one-years-old, and Alex has never been the most popular girl. She’s an outsider, a geeky fangirl … with dreams of becoming a playwright in a city she’s loved from afar, but never visited. Fleeing America after a devastating betrayal, she believes London is where she’ll be understood, where she belongs. But Alex’s past of panic attacks and broken relationships is hard to escape. When her demons team up with a jealous rival determined to destroy her new British life, Alex begins to question everything: her life-long dream, her new friends, and whether London is where she truly belongs.
Kirkus Reviews says that London Belongs to Me “… is a love letter to London” and “… even the most skeptical or cynical readers will surrender to the many delights of this compelling narrative. Prepare to be seduced by engaging characters, irresistible in their own quirky way, and transported by keen descriptions of the sights, sounds, and tastes of London.”
PopSugar raves “… Wow folks, this new London-based novel will send your heart swooning … A stunning portrait of modern London life with unputdownable prose, London Belongs to Me belongs on every Anglophile’s bookshelf.”
RT Book Reviews gave London Belongs to Me 4.5 out of 5 stars, and a TOP PICK rating: “Middleton’s novel is everything a chick-lit story should be. The heroine is so well-developed—with her quirks, nuances and relatability that transport readers into the story … This novel comes with the highest recommendations because it truly makes for a perfect read by the fireplace on a cold winter day.”
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“London Belongs to Me is a delight. A sweet, nostalgic debut that will transport readers to those first heady days of being on one’s own in the great wide world.” – Andrea Dunlop, author of Losing the Light.
“Any Anglophile will relate to heroine’s Alex love of the Big Smoke—even when it’s not so kind to her. But while navigating the city and the theatre district, Alex is also navigating her first foray into new adulthood, and with that we get an emotive love letter to London that you’ll never want to end.” – Nicole Trilivas, author of Girls Who Travel.
“The trustworthy lovers of Bridget [Jones’s] single girl, younger days in London are going to adore London Belongs to Me, the story of a girl (who could be Bridget’s younger American cousin!) coming to London to find love and adventure.” – Redbook Magazine
“Pack your bags and wave hello to the Queen with this page-turning journey taking you across the pond.” – Buzzfeed
“A cozy read to curl up with on the sofa during a chilly fall day.” – Brit + Co
“I truly adore this book … Alex is a geek girl at heart and is just so kind and an easy character to like … her tribe of friends would’ve definitely been my tribe and I would love to just hop in the book and hang out with them.” – From Girlie to Nerdy blog
“Middleton’s knowledge of the city is apparent in the rich descriptions of the various neighbourhoods. It brings the reader into Alex’s world and makes you feel like you are seeing each place for the first time. It’s totally relatable for anyone that’s ever travelled or dreamed of relocating … it was refreshing to have a heroine that was an every-woman—totally relatable, not always sympathetic, and slightly klutzy.” – The Whiz-ard That is Dr. Oz blog
“It had it all, and was funnier than I expected. It was raw and real and gritty…. Middleton did a terrific job of taking us on an unforgettable, and ultimately fulfilling rollercoaster ride of one young woman’s life that I won’t soon forget.” – Goodreads
“I can’t remember the last time I related to a character as much as I do Alex Sinclair. She gives me hope. I loved the portrayal of what she (and I in myself) see as her shortcomings and how she manages to overcome that … An excellent debut.” – Goodreads
“It captures London perfectly, the writing is frankly, delicious, and you feel you want to dive into the pages and live in it with abandonment.” – Goodreads
“I truly cared about the characters’ fates, and was cracking up throughout the book at some of their escapades – but other times I was holding back the tears. An interesting and diverse cast of characters, along with several intriguing plotlines interwoven against a foreign setting, made this a memorable read.” – Goodreads
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A NEW CITY. A NEW START… SAME OLD DEMONS.
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.