Title: Love in Lockdown
Author: Chloe James
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2020 (UK) / March 4th, 2021 (US)
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an earc to review!
“Sophia is afraid lockdown will put her life on pause – just as she was she was going to put herself out there and meet someone. When the first clap for the keyworkers rings out around her courtyard, she’s moved to tears for all kinds of reasons.
Jack is used to living life to the fullest, and is going stir-crazy after just days isolating. Until that night he hears a woman crying from the balcony beneath his. He strikes up a conversation with the stranger and puts a smile back on her face.
Soon their balcony meetings are the highlight of Jack and Sophia’s days. But even as they grow closer together, they’re always kept apart.” (Goodreads)
I was definitely pulled into this book because of the blurb. Since March (and even earlier for some), our lives have been changed by a new virus. 2020 has been a wild year and we are still dealing with it all in October. It’s been interesting to see what authors come up with that involve a virus or even the quarantine aspect of it. In a crazy world with new social experiences, I wanted to give this romance book a try.
The book is written with two point-of-views: Jack and Sophia. Like I saw in pretty much every review, I always enjoy multiple point-of-views because it gives us more background for the characters and especially their feelings. This book was no different.
I did like reading about the characters lives and how they have changed due to a virus. It’s comforting knowing that others are in the same boat (even if they are fictional). It also made for a cute romance about two people meeting in a unique way.
At times the book felt a bit slow but there were a few plot twists to keep things a bit interesting.
Overall, it was a good, lighthearted book. I liked how a bad situation brought two people together and it made a nice romance story.