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.
Praise for Billy and Me:
'A gorgeous, gloriously romantic read with buckets of charm - I absolutely loved it!' Jill Mansell
'A sweet and sparkling debut from a lovely lady. Sure to be a hit' Carole Matthews
'Only the most hard-hearted could fail to root for Sophie as she falls for A-lister Billy and must take on the mad, bad world of showbiz. This sweet debut reminded me of Last Night at Chateau Marmont' Louise Candlish
'Wonderfully warm & cosy. The perfect comfort read to curl-up with and enjoy' Ali McNamara
'If you're looking for a romantic read and a summer treat that'll take you on a journey and leave you feeling like you've made a new friend, you'll love Billy and Me' Vanessa Greene
'Warm and romantic, this charming read will certainly brighten up your day' Closer
'This is one juicy read' Now
'Tons of charm and genuine warmth' Star Magazine
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. To see what makes Giovanna smile, view her blog at www.giovannasworld.com or her Twitter page @mrsgifletcher.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Fans of Notting Hill will adore Billy and Me, a love story that spins daydreams into reality. The relationship between girl-next-door Sophie and Hollywood star Billy is a sweet concoction, but Giovanna Fletcher injects tears into the story by weighing down her heroine with a secret and littering the couple’s path with hurdles. Fletcher balances the drama of her protagonists’ seesawing celebrity romance with Sophie’s steady, cosy friendship with her bestie, Molly. Reading this former actress’ first novel is like having coffee with your most fun friend.
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I'm not a big reader at all but once I heard about Billy and Me, I knew I had to give it a go. And I'm so glad I did.
I managed to finish the entire book in less than a day (I just couldn't put it down).
It's nicely written and is like an emotional roller coaster. But that could just be me as I tend to get too involved with other characters. This book had me giggling (while on a bus... awkward) and in tears at quite a few points.
I would recommend that everyone reads this, it's absolutely amazing. And I'll most likely be starting the book over again tomorrow…
I loved this book so much - it grabbed me from the beginning right to end with me finishing it within two days. The plot is sweet and cute, a brilliant read overall; I found myself laughing at some parts and crying at others but there was a smile on my face whenever I was reading it! There are surprising bits and the ups and downs kept me thoroughly interested, anticipating what would happen in the next chapter.
If you're on the fence about buying this book, I would definitely recommend it - I'm considering reading it again already!
Fantastic work Gi, can't wait for the next book!! :)x
Thanks for ruining it!!
Thanx to beans buns for ruining it for other readers that maybe were not that far into the book!! Why would you put the death of a character in a review. People that have not yet read the book are going to read what you've put and find out before they even begin!! You've ruined it for me... And iv waited so long for this book to come out! Thanx a bunch!!