Release Day Review: Lockdown on London Lane by Beth Reekles

Lockdown on London Lane
Author: Beth Reekles

To Be Published: TODAY: February 1, 2022
352 Pages

Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: January 7-19, 2022
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars

Book Description:

For the inhabitants of London Lane, a simple slip of paper underneath each of their doors is about to change their lives in a hundred different ways.

URGENT!!! Due to the current situation, building management has decided to impose a seven-day quarantine on all apartment buildings on London Lane.

With nowhere else to go . . .

Ethan and Charlotte wonder whether absence really does make the heart grow fonder when they end up on either side of a locked door.

A fierce debate over pineapple on pizza ignites a series of revelations about Zach and Serena’s four-year relationship.

Liv realizes rolling with the punches is sometimes much harder than it looks after her bridesmaids’ party goes off the rails, leaving the group at each other’s throats.

Isla and Danny’s new romance is put to the test as they jump ten steps ahead on the relationship timeline.

And Imogen and Nate’s one-night stand is about to get six do-overs they never really asked for—not awkward at all.

Through make ups, breakups, love-ins, and blowouts, friendships are tested as everyone scrambles to make it through the week unscathed. Amidst all the drama, one thing remains constant: life is full of surprises.

Jessica’s Review:

Lockdown on London Lane takes place at the beginning of our current pandemic in the UK, without mentioning the dreaded ‘C’ word that we constantly hear now.  The reader knows it is CoVid with the mentioning of certain mainstays throughout the novel.  Though a serious issue with how life had forever changed for us all, Lockdown  is an entertaining read with the unique situations that are occurring in each apartment. 

From a one-night stand trying to sneak out but then forced to stay a week, to a bridal party stuck together for all chaos that could and will happen.  We also have an entertaining debate on pineapple on pizza that a long-term couple faces.  There is a fun and entertaining climax that involves the whole apartment complex that just brings a smile to your face. 

I enjoyed reading this light take on our current world situation. Would you want to find yourself stuck in any of these situations?  Would you be able to handle staying in your apartment for a week with your special or not so special someone?  Will you survive or tear each other apart?  These days it is still happening daily. 

Lockdown is a fun read that takes a variety of circumstances in each apartment and puts the reader in a ‘fly on the wall’ situation to see what happens. This is an entertaining read that we all may need after two years of a seemingly never-ending pandemic.

Many thanks to Bookish First for granting me an arc copy to read and review. 

Purchase Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK