2013 Book Reviews

Billy And Me by Giovanna Fletcher

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“Sophie May has a secret.

One that’s she successfully kept for years. It’s meant that she’s had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop.

But then she meets the gorgeous Billy – an actor with ambitions to make it to the top. And when they fall in love, Sophie is whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy’s glamorous – but ruthless – world.

Their relationship throws Sophie right into the spotlight after years of shying away from attention. Can she handle the constant scrutiny that comes with being with Billy? And most of all, is she ready for her secret heartbreak to be discovered and shared with the nation?

Firstly let me kick this off by saying I instantly liked and loved Sophie, we both loved the Spice Girls (Ginger Spice being the best obviously), baking (and eating) cakes, and our love of reading even when walking! (That’s a special kind of bookworm right there).
Two peas in a pod, apart from my husband doesn’t make movies he drives trains.

So this story is all about the very (almost painfully) shy Sophie, going through life hiding away from making friends or grabbing attention.
She works in a little teashop with owner Molly, who is Sophie’s absolute best friend and rock.
It’s in this little teashop that she meets Billy, a successful actor. Who is filming in the village, He sweeps her off her feet and they fall completely in love.
He is charming, kind, completely loveable and caring. The perfect hero for a novel.

Billy invites Sophie to move in with him and move away to London, away from her little safe haven into his world.
But not everyone in Billy’s world is as kind as the ones Sophie is used to in hers.
As Billy’s career starts to really take off will they survive….

This is enough I can’t tell you more without ruining it for you all. The whole story radiates love, but it’s not all flowers and love hearts so get some tissues as on more than one occasion I was left weeping.

I loved that it was told in Sophie’s voice, I always find I enjoy novels more this way. I also really liked that we got snippets of Sophie’s past. It made it interesting especially as it gave us little insights to why Sophie was the way she was and how her heart had become so broken.

For a debut novel, WOW! If this how Mrs Fletcher is starting out I cannot wait to read more.

It’s easy to read, it flows easily from the pages and grips you from really early on.

It’s well written and incredibly hard to put down, so read it when you have a few hours to surrender. It’s an absolute MUST READ for any fan of romance/chick-lit. If you aren’t a fan of chick-lit this will certainly get you into it.

Here is the link for the book;
http://amazon.co.uk/dp/1405909951

Have you read this or is it one you want to read? Let me know.

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