Monday, September 12, 2011

Review: Sophie's Turn by Nicky Wells

Goodreads:  Slapper.  Slut.  Adulteress.  These are hardly words that Sophie Penhalligan would normally use to describe herself.  And yet this is exactly how she is behaving, all things considered, even if she isn't quite married to Tim yet.  Aged nineteen, she travelled halfway across the country to honour an invitation by her favorite rock band, Tusk, to join them for the last gig of their tour.  And now her past is coming to tempt her . . .  How could Tim ever stand a chance against Dan, the charming, handsome lead-singer?  How could she?

Sophie, now twenty-eight and a budding newspaper journalist, is happily embroiled in a relationship with Tim, her boyfriend of two years.  Until recently, she was confident that Tim would eventually propose - probably as soon as he could get his act together.  But just as Tim's persistent inaction is beginning to cast a cloud over their relationship, Dan's sudden reappearance turns Sophie's world upside down.  Thus unfolds a roller-coaster of events including an ill-fated trip to Paris with Tim, a night of unfulfilled romance with Dan, and Sophie's professional secondment to accompany Dan's band on their revival tour - at Dan's special request and very much against her will.

And then, one day in Paris, Sophie suddenly finds herself engaged to Dan while her erstwhile fiance Tim is . . . well, doing whatever it is Tim does back in London.  What is she to do now?  Who wouldn't give anything to meet their favourite star, let alone marry him?

Kritters Thoughts:  Have you ever had to choose between two men who were vastly different, but both perfect in many ways?  Do you wish you could just settle down, if only with the Mr. Right?  Well, if you haven't found yourself in that situation, but want to read about the deciding between the rock star and the steady boyfriend - this book should be the first one you pick up.

I absolutely fell in love with this book.  A sweet chick lit that kept you guessing until the end, which guy did you want her to marry?  As a reader, I couldn't make a decision, I wanted to combine the two guys to create the perfect guy for her.  I was completely on the roller coaster with her waffling between her two guys and not knowing where she should end up.  On top of the two men, the story had the perk of a best friend who would not only ground Sophie, the main character but challenge her thoughts.

As I never reveal the ending because I want everyone to get this one, I loved how she ended this story.  A chick lit for all ages worth reading - move this one to the top of your wish list.  

Rating:  absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Pages: 229

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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