Saturday, 27 April 2013
Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher
Billy and Me is a gorgeously romantic debut novel about the redemptive power of love by actress, journalist and blogger Giovanna Fletcher. Sophie May has a secret. One that she's 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? Charming, heartwarming and utterly romantic, Billy and Me will completely capture your heart. 'A gorgeous, gloriously romantic read with buckets of charm - I absolutely loved it!' Jill Mansell Actress and freelance journalist, Giovanna is married to Tom Fletcher from McFly. She grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario, and spent most of her childhood talking to herself (it seems no one wanted to listen) or reading books. Giovanna is a firm believer in the power of magpies and positive energy.
This is a fantastic read written by an author as her debut novel.
When a famous TV star walks into Tea on the Hill one morning, Sophie does not know who he is, but there is a connection between them both and what follows is a beautiful love story which is hampered by press intrusion. They do end up splitting and it is not until Sophie's close friend dies that they are bought back together, but will they end up back together???
The book is really well written and I found myself devouring chapter after chapter each night until I reached the end. It is lighthearted and a real summery chick lit book which would be perfect to slip into a holiday suitcase to be read beside a pool or read on a lazy weekend.
Giovanna is married to Tom Fletcher from McFly but this book should be celebrated as a great debut novel written by Giovanna, an author, who happens to be married to Tom from McFly.
I recommend this as a great read - go and buy it now!!!
I received this book through the Amazon Vine Programme.