Love in Lockdown by Chloe James

This gorgeous book is available for pre-order now. Thanks so much to Avon Books for the advance copy.

A joyful love story set against the backdrop of lockdown – perfect for fans of The Flatshare

Do you believe in love before first sight?

Lockdown is putting Sophia’s life on pause – just as she planned 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. He’s going stir-crazy after just days isolating. Until the night he hears a woman crying from the balcony under his. He strikes up a conversation with the stranger and puts a smile 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.

Can they fall in love during a lockdown?

My Review:

What a year it’s been so far, and while books have proven to be the ultimate in escapism for me this year, I was intrigued to see what it would be like to read a book that actually featured the lockdown era.

I really feel that the author handled this topic perfectly. We all had different experiences of lockdown, and it’s been difficult for so many. But this book is sensitive to this, but also has a lighthearted and uplifting feel.

Leaving the unusual circumstances aside, this is a wonderful, character led, story of both love and of community.

There are some lovely moments of kindness, of humour, of friendship and, of course, of romance.

I really liked both Jack and Sophia, and I liked the way the story alternates between both of their points of view.

A really unique and insightful novel, it’s a real page-turner. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


2 thoughts on “Love in Lockdown by Chloe James

  1. I’ve been wondering when the times-appropriate books will start coming out – it’s still a little weird reading books which are set in a normal, contemporary world, or books which jump a few years ahead and their reality is still normal.


    1. I know! At first I found it hard to get my head around books set in “normal” times, then I quite liked it for a bit of escapism. I thought it would be strange reading about lockdown then, but it’s really well done.


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