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Twenty-seven year old Paul Williams is ambitious and talented. He has already achieved financial success by being driven and single-minded, motivated by the fear of failure, propelled by his childhood lack of security and money. But now he’s on the verge of becoming a multimillionaire and fears any committed romance, while hiding behind a macho exterior.He meets Katie FelsTwenty-seven year old Paul Williams is ambitious and talented. He has already achieved financial success by being driven and single-minded, motivated by the fear of failure, propelled by his childhood lack of security and money. But now he’s on the verge of becoming a multimillionaire and fears any committed romance, while hiding behind a macho exterior.He meets Katie Fels, age twenty, who lives nearby in London and is in her first year at university. She is attractive and sexy and plans to become a barrister. As she falls for Paul, she needs to feel important and cherished, as in her previous relationship she’d had an abusive boyfriend. She wants love, not one-night stands, and plans to develop her career before considering marriage and children.Paul has developed his cutting-edge technology so that he can convert any person’s image and their mannerisms into a hologram … to do whatever the viewer wants....

Title : London Red
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ISBN : 9781483422954
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Number of Pages : 228 Pages
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London Red Reviews

  • Nawal
    2019-06-16 04:44

    3.5 stars Storyline: Paul is a very work orientated individual, on his way to achieving many things in the technical world. He doesn't have the time for a romance but meeting Katy allows him to question his beliefs. Katy is still studying at university and has ambitions of achieving her dreams as well. She want's love but still fears settling down young. The two go through many dilemma's while going through the sale of Paul's business plan and also when the past comes disrupting their newly formed relationship.I read so many novels written by American authors or those just set in America that I never read about a place or context that is familiar to me. This was probably the first time where the language and places hit home for me. Hurray for Costa and being British.So any way, I think Chris Haigh is a fabulous author. I think this is his first novel and if it is then I'd say it's such a great attempt. I could see all the hard work in there and he is definitely very promising. He has a great style of writing which kept me intrigued and I have to say this is the first time that I am reading a new adult novel written by a male writer and I must say job very well done!The book was definitely steamy, some amazing scenes although I felt some places lacked a little detail such as Katy and Paul's first time trying something new. And there were instances where a certain event took place but we were told about it fairly quickly. I think as a reader wanting to connect deeper with the characters I would have preferred to know more.Katy did kind of get annoying in places. I felt she rarely took Paul's opinion although they were a couple, and there was a lot of trust lacking from her in their relationship. Paul felt like the only grown up and I believe she was a little too harsh on him. Another thing I disagreed with was the portrayal of a prostitute in a bad light. Katy nor Paul should have found it ok to demean another individual like that just because of the choices she made about making a living.Overall, I enjoyed reading this story, I will be reading more from this author in the future as I think he's done a fabulous job of presenting a story about two regular individuals just struggling with a normal relationship.

  • Blessie (Mischievous Reads)
    2019-06-19 02:56

    *Review copy courtesy of author in exchange for honest reviewRating: 2.5This book was pretty much promising, the plot line supposedly centered on a hologram project and two people forming a relationship with undeniable chemistry. Lots of secrets that were quite intriguing. However...There were a lot of things that didn't work out well for me, starting from the characters and how the whole story progressed. Paul and Katie were undeniably sweet together, but it flew on the borderline of instalove, despite having suggested unsuccesful and tragic previous relationships, particularly with Katie. And as for a young, fresh mind taking up law in hopes to be a barrister, she appears to be a terribly naive character which was aggravating. The progress of the novel also didn't flow consistently; it appeared all jumbled up with so many scenarios and secrets appearing consecutively that show little or no signs of connection, to the point that they had seemed unecessary. This book definitely needs a huge touch up, then I would give this book a second chance.

  • Keep Calm Novel On
    2019-06-20 02:42

    I received a copy of the ePub from the author in exchange for an honest review.London Red by Chris Haigh is a most entertaining read. Katie and Paul meet quite by accident. They are an unlikely couple given that they both have relationship baggage to overcome. This novel has two interesting storylines--Paul’s brilliant discovery of hologram technology that could be revolutionary and the couple’s undeniable attraction. The two stories are woven together seamlessly. The author clearly shows the reader that Katie and Paul have a natural connection yet ‘things’ get in the way. The secrets, secrets exposed and the consequences of secrets add to the page turning layers of London Red. With each twist and turn, Chris Haigh reveals yet another obstacle. Hiding the truth is taxing for the characters. Along with the well-written characters of Katie and Paul, the author introduces the reader to a deep cast of secondary characters. The reader will not want Katie and Paul’s journey to be over just yet. Hoping that Chris Haigh considers a sequel to this original read.

  • Alla
    2019-06-05 04:44

    3.5 stars!The plot line of this story was good, the two main characters were likeable and their story was enjoyable. There were things that I liked more than others, but that is understandable, you don´t always like all the decisions and actions the characters make in a book you are reading and you have to accept that ;)The thing that I felt most missing, were more details, for the author to go a bit deeper into things, describe them better, so I would feel this emotional connection to it. The reason for that could be because it´s written by a man (and that is very obvious while reading the book, I have read other books in this genre written by men) and this feminine aspect that you get from reading a romance/erotic book by a woman is in my opinion sometimes missing here and that is probably understandable when the writer is a man.But overall I did enjoy the story, it was a nice romance/erotic story. It did hold my attention while I read it and I did get very much into it at times and towards the end I couldn´t put it down until I found out how it all would turn out.

  • LilisBooks
    2019-05-30 23:38

    ARC provided by the author for an honest reviewChris Haigh contacted me to read and review his book and After reading the blurb, I was ok and I'm not disappointed.Paul is a hard worker, he has very little distractions outside his work. Katie meanwhile, is a young student, whose previous relationships were difficult and left scars. The attraction between Paul and Katie is immediatet but it is not that easy especially when there are secrets and misunderstoods. Paul and Katie are two endearing characters Even If Katie is a little naive for me The story is well written and easy to read. But I miss some details including their feelings but for a first book I say congrats! Chris, you did good !! :))I hope there will be a sequel because we want to know more ^^

  • Laru
    2019-05-30 22:50

    This book was provided by the author for read and review.Katie is the main character who had an abusive past and Paul is a millionaire but with a past as well.The reason I rates this book 3 stars was because of the guy getting condemned at every single little wrong thing that he have done including his past while the girl gets forgiven even without explanation. I was also hoping for more kinky BDSM sex scenes as Paul is hinted to be interested in it.However this book was very enjoyable from the beginning and the plot was great. I particularly likes how Paul treats Katie even until facing bankruptcy. Furthermore it was a happy ending and not a cliffhanger at the ending as well.I would like to thank the author for providing me this book for read and review and also apologize as well for the year late review.

  • Katie
    2019-06-12 04:53

    I received a copy from the authorI am glad I was given the chance to read this book as I enjoyed it very much. It was well written and easy to read.I thought the holographic aspect to the story was really interesting. Its not something I have really come across in the books I have read. I initially thought because of the involvement of this, the story might contain lots of techy stuff, but was happy to find that it did not.The direction the story took was not what I expected. The book did not go how I thought it would. I loved how the book ended. It actually made me cry a bit.

  • Debbie Hanson
    2019-06-21 05:30

    ok so where do I start. Well let me say firstly I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Chris Haigh is my 1st male author and I have to say that he did really well. I am unsure how to review this story without giving away any of spoilers. The is so much mitch going on both with the main characters Paul and Katie but also her family and friends play quite a big role in the story. So the story starts with Katie having a chance meeting with Paul at a coffee shop in London. He is taken by Katie straight away and goes full force to tell her in. Katie feels the same way towards Paul so them begins their love affair. Paul has never had a long standing relationship with a woman preferring sex only with no strings.With his business going well and his hologram program ready to be released, he is borderline millionaire just needs to find the right buyer. That comes in the way of the American government and a deal to make him and his team a huge amount of money.But with the program sale in the US comes a whole new set of problems that will make our break Paul and Katie's relationship. As drama breeds more drama Katie questions if she really knows who Paul is?So I will say no more to the story as everything starts to happen and both Paul and Katie.THE CHARACTERS.Ok lets start with Paul. He was a loveable character that has a kind of dominant personality but just wasn't a strong enough male character for me. I don't like the full arrogant man that hates woman but I like an alpha in a work and bedroom environment.Katie's character kind of shit me. For someone who is studying to be a lawyer but acts like a teenager still in high school. Just her juvenile ways had me wanting to reach into the book at smack her around the head. and say wake up to yourself....All up I have this a ☆☆☆. Well deserved at that. This was a good read from the middle to the ending was when ensuring started to happen although I found the beginning a little lacking but not enough for me not to keep reading. thanks for the opportunity to read and review for you Chris. I look forward to more from this author.

  • Terry
    2019-06-16 22:30

    *I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* -MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS-I devoured this story in one evening. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Paul's character stole my heart. He's a mixture of confident, cocky, bossy, while also being soft, charming, shy, and vulnerable. Katie really stood out compared to her friends, and right from the beginning I was rooting for Katie and Paul to get together. Michi was a great character to add in for dramatic purposes. Even though the story had cliché moments, I was always on edge. When certain things happened I caught myself sighing or rolling my eyes and I almost felt like yelling at my Kindle hoping Katie or Paul would follow my advice. During parts of the book, I was hoping that Katie would grow a backbone and stick up for herself, but she never really did, which I understand why, I was just hoping she would. I would have liked to see a bit more personal bonding between Paul and Katie, and more affection, but I still fell in love with their love. When Katie named the baby Paula, at first I had a bit of a second-hand embarrassment moment, because it seemed corny and I couldn't imagine naming my baby a name so close to the father's, but I warmed up to it. Towards the end of the book, I was excited to see Paul and Paula meet, as I was looking forward to father-daughter bonding, but, sadly, we didn't get to see much, only the basics. It was briefly mentioned that he held her, changed her diapers, etc, but I would have liked to see him really bond with her -- I wanted emotional, gush-worthy moments. Overall, this book was a great read and I loved it. I wish that everyone could find such intense love like Paul and Katie found together.

  • --max--
    2019-05-29 06:43

    A great modern, erotic romance with a casual, flowing style that keeps the pages turning. London Red has strong characters and an authentically voiced female lead. Plenty of erotic scenes are scattered throughout the book, and they’re spot on. I was pleased to see that they were justified too – an extension of the romance between the two main characters, as opposed to other books I’ve read where it feels the sex scenes have been written first and the preceding dialogue made to match. The book is set in London, so has plenty of English Colloquialisms. I thoroughly enjoyed these – Haigh does well to use occasional words that aren’t native to the American tongue within a context that let me understand them. In my own small way, I felt I was exploring just a little bit of merry old England with each page I read.I was also pleasantly surprised to see that the hologram idea, which while not prominent within the storyline (the book revolves more around the characters feelings for each other) isn’t just a one dimensional plot device but is rather something that you can believe would actually exist.A great read, highly recommended.

  • Judy Miracle
    2019-06-22 01:40

    *Review copy courtesy of author in exchange for honest reviewThis was an interesting read for me with the holographic aspects of the story. IT is an overall quick and easy read. When i first started it I thought it was going to have a lot about the technology and holographic stuff but soon realized that it did not. There are at times when I honestly did not like the characters but they are overall very well written about. There is an undeniable attraction between Paul and Katie that they just cannot get over. Without giving to much away or any spoilers there is not much I can say except secrets... They both have them, they both try to keep things from one another but when their are secrets there are consequences and finding out what happens between them because of the secrets and when they are reveled is what kept me reading and wanting more. cannot wait for the next portion of this series to be released.

  • Sam Dojcsak
    2019-06-09 01:43

    I received this novel in exchange for an honest reviewLondon Red is a new age romance geared towards the twenty-something audiences. Paul seems like the guy any girl would want; rich, handsome, charming. With Paul’s perfection there are a few hidden scratches. Katie is a young woman who is in her schooling for her career in law. She is drawn to Paul right away and from the moment they meet, there is a spark between both parties. London Red is a well written romance drama that kept a good pace right until the end. Towards the conclusion I felt it was a little drawn out but leading up to that, I loved the up and down situations that this couple went through to be together. I recommend this book to any young adult who has been in love, been heartbroken and alone. I think this book has a lot of emotion and I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to read and review this book.

  • The Awkward Blogger
    2019-06-09 03:58

    I don’t know where to start with London Red, with the unique concept that changes the way we may look at romance novels, to the well written story line and the characters that you are sure to fall in love with, hate and at times curse at. The book is fabulous and so beautiful. I had the pleasure to read the original version of London Red on Wattpad and fell in love then. With the adaptations made, London Red in my eyes has been brought to life.Paul and Katie are the main characters in this ‘young love affair’, what I love most is that they are so relatable. Paul will soon become a big book boyfriend in the world of avid readers. I almost cried when I realised I had come to the end of London Red, Chris Haigh has created a compelling story that you just don’t want to put down. I have happily placed this book into my forever read pile. I cannot wait to read the next book London Blue, I can safely say I am a big fan of the London series.

  • Sgiova
    2019-06-10 22:34

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was an easy read with complex characters that filled the plot with enough drama to leave you love and hating the characters for causing themselves such anguish. The journey you set upon while reading is frustrating to no end. The lack of communication between both Paul and Katie and nativity of Katie is extremely aggravating but in a good sense. It has you feeling the emotions of the characters while sympathizing for both with no real right or wrong. Not knowing if this was a tragic love story in the making left me with anxiety as I read. My only complaint was not having the sub characters like Mich fully exposed or at least concluded with more detail. Otherwise I enjoyed the read and look forward to London Blue! Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to read this.

  • Haleigh Richey
    2019-06-01 01:51

    London Red was an overall intriguing book that kept me wanting to keep reading it. The beginning of the book is slightly quick, which is great because it gets straight to the point of the book and skips all of the boring beginning parts that a normal book tends to have. Once the characters meet it gets steamy really fast. Katie and Paul are both interesting people who seem to fall in love right away. They both have sides to them that come out little by little the more I read. London Red had many twists and turns throughout the book that I wasn't expecting. This, to me, was amazing and something hard to find in a book. Overall London Red is something I would recomend to anyone that loves a good novel that isn't predictable, has a steamy romance, and some very charming and captivating figures.

  • Shermaine Dowling
    2019-06-24 06:43

    I was gifted a copy of this book for an honest review, which is simple in this case. For an author's first published novel, I'd say that Chris Haigh is on his way!!! It's very unusual for us romance readers to come across a male author who totally seems to "get" us women, and what we want to hear, want a man to do to and for us. Chris truly knows how to reach into the hearts and minds of two people struggling and tumbling and learning to love and trust and share. London Red is all things we yearn to read - - complicated, erotic, romantic, frustrating, and everything in between and around love and relationships. Great ending, and you sort of sigh that it's over, but you smile because of how it did end. Can't wait to read more of Mr. Haigh's work!!!

  • Skye Etain
    2019-06-06 04:44

    Trying to write this without spoilers. :)Boy meets girl in a cafe... then life hits. While their story has ups and downs, and yes sex. The reality of their story is more down to earth. Several times i had to stop reading, in frustration of their life and relationship choices, only to wait a day and continue on. While I'm not a twenty-something like the characters I found it very difficult to relate. I found the british jargon hard to understand sometimes. The story line was lovely and well written. It will be interesting to see what else the author brings to this series.

  • Joyhdae
    2019-06-09 00:32

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I really enjoyed London Red. Katie and Paul meet by chance after Paul makes an extraordinary breakthrough in his career. From the moment they meet, Paul and Katie have an attraction that they can't deny and don't really want to. There are many different twists and turns that made this story very intriguing and kept my attention. I was drawn to the characters and found myself rooting for Katie and Paul. I look forward to reading the second book in this series,

  • Rebecca Price
    2019-06-01 03:31

    I was given the chance to read this by the author! I think Chris did an amazing job. It was a quick read that left you wanting to believe in love again. Paul is a computer tech who is making a new program to help people, while Katie is a young college student not looking for love but finding it when she least except it. They both have their issues and hang up with relationships. So they try to fight it. I'm so happy I was able to read this, and can't wait for the next one in the series.

  • Crystal
    2019-06-11 06:32

    **I received a free ebook in exchange for an honest review**I very much enjoyed London Red. The main characters were complex and dealt with some heavy issues, but in a realistic and believable way. I wasn't sure if the heroine and hero (Katie and Paul) were going to get their kept me hanging for a while there, Mr. Haigh! Thankfully, Paul and Katie got the happy conclusion that they deserved. A very satisfying read.

  • Archana Shah
    2019-06-19 05:33

    Loved the book. A heartwarming story with brilliant characters- one readers can easily relate to. The plot is refreshing and far better than conventional romance reads.An awesome read for all romance lovers:)

  • S.
    2019-06-07 03:43

    I LOVED this book!! It was very well written, and kept me hooked in the very complicated characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a complex romance! 5*'s!

  • Micheala
    2019-06-03 04:32

    I received this for an honest review from the author.2.5 starsLondon Red is a book I did enjoy, but there were some things I also disliked about it. The characters are cute and relatable. I wish we would have delved deeper into their minds and learned more about them, as characters and what makes them tick. As they are the basis of a story, having characters with a full background makes the readers enjoy the story more. I found their romance started good but then rushed as the book carried on. For example, sex came up nearly right away. Then at one point, still in the opening of their relationship, they got into a fight, but resolved it by hopping into bed. I just found aspects of their relationship not relatable or likeable, not something I would enjoy in a romance. The sex scenes always seemed rushed, and detached.The writing isn’t bad. Dialogue was realistic, and that’s always a bonus. Stiff dialogue doesn’t do much for a book. The lack of details and descriptions is what got to me. I wish I had a better and clearer image of the character’s surroundings. The details that were there, I would have liked to see more vivid imagery there, rather than just telling us, show us. I found the plot itself hard to follow. Detached is the word I used before to describe the sex, same here. The entire plot feels detached. Books are supposed to make it seem like readers are there witnessing it. This book feels like I’m watching from afar, and through a window. All in all, an okay novel.

  • Michelle
    2019-06-09 04:49

    I was received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I wish I could say that I loved this book as I really liked the synopsis. I applaud the author for a really good 1st time book as the topics explored were very difficult and the relationships were very complex. It has love, corporate espionage, secrets, self discovery, sex, life decisions, and underdogs. Unfortunately I struggled with the "language barrier" which is sort of ironic given my native tongue is English but I'm not British. It was a little difficult for me to follow the colloquialisms at times. That is my hang-up so if you but feel its important to add. Katie and Paul were interesting characters. Their relationship was a bit more strained and too many games were played for my taste but if you enjoy a lot of angst then this is your type of book. Katie did get on my nerves many times throughout with her immaturity but I had to remind myself she was only 20. I guess I would forget that point due to the mature issues they were dealing with. Overall it was an enjoyable read, the HEA was a bit much for my taste and you do go "Awwwwe..." at the end. I will look for future books by this author to see how the writing matures with experience. Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Chrsitina Somerville
    2019-05-26 03:49

    I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I thought that this book was ok. It did not grip me into the storey though. There were some points were I just wanted to skip and other times I was intrigued. I felt like some parts dragged on longer then they should have, also felt like there was too much, some parts that weren't needed. Also, found some parts jumbled mentioned twice within two paragraphs. I did not feel any connection between Katie and Paul. I felt like there relationship was more based on sex then romance and connection. There was no getting to know each other or working things out, just sex. I was not a fan of Katie's character, for someone who wanted to become a Lawyer/Barrister, she was a little immature and made bad decisions, that I don't agree with. Paul's character was good, he is your typical strong dominate male afraid to commit, successful, rich. The storey line was really good I think there are a few things that could be changed to make it a bit better, but overall it was an ok read.

  • Abbie Portrait
    2019-06-21 01:44

    I'm sorry to say this book I didn't enjoy.I didn't like how it was written, for me it was jumbled up. I did like the story in a way It could be a lot better, there are things that should be taken out and I found the ending a bit to long. Katie and Paul had a weird connection I would of made them way more in love it was a shame they didn't talk thing out and she was way to naive I got a bit frustrated with her a lot in this book. I do think this could be a great book the story line is there but it was the way it was written things weren't explained like they should of been in some parts you just didn't get it one moment they were like this and then like that.For me this book needs to be re written but good story line I hated that she was drinking and smoking while she was pregnant even though she was going to abort and then she left it to late if you don't want a baby u get rid of it straight away for me it just wasn't realistic. I'm sorry if this is not what u wanted to hear but I dint like this expecially after waiting for it

  • Jennifer
    2019-06-16 05:53

    **I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review This book had a lot going for it, but in the end I wanted more. The plot was original and there was a fair amount of steam, but I had several issues. There were times when I wanted to skim because there was a lot of lengthy inner dialogue. The characters were likable enough, but there was so much going on within the storyline that some of the characters became lost. There were times the story felt unorganized, and that was very frustrating. I also wanted the initial connection between Paul and Katie to be stronger. In summary: I liked the story of Katie and Paul. I liked the very beginning, the middle, and the ending, no matter how long it took to get there. I just wish their story had been more streamlined with more dialogue between the characters and less time spent in their heads while trying to figure out their problems.

  • Vernice
    2019-06-08 22:34

    Read and ReviewI was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review, and although it pains me to say this, I have to admit that I just really didn't like this story and couldn't finish it.The whole time I was reading it I was reminded of another book that I hated that millions of other people loved, so before I say anything else, I urge you to read it yourself and make up your own mind.In my opinion (for what it's worth), it was very obvious from the start that this is a very green author as the writing style needs a lot of improvement. It doesn't flow easily and it was redundant with a lot of unnecessary information. The characters were unlikable, shallow and completely idiotic. I couldn't relate to them and their experiences at all, and the story-line was promising but ultimately didn't deliver because of other contributing factors.

  • Kate Waldorf
    2019-06-12 05:58

    Review copy courtesy of author in exchange for honest reviewThe concept of the book was interesting and new. I was intrigued enough to go on with the rest of the story even if I felt out of touch with it.My point is that the romance between Paul and Katie seemed borderline "instalove" and as an aspiring barrister,surely Katie was very naive in her appearance. But it was a quick and easy read and I would've definitely liked it more if the story was edited better.

  • Mandy Scharlach
    2019-06-01 00:41

    I was given a copy from the author for my honest review;