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 Sophie unexpectedly meets the gorgeous Billy Buskin - a famous actor with ambitions to make it to the top. As they begin to grow closer, Sophie finds herself whisked away from the comfort of her life into Billy's glamorous - but ruthless - world.
After years of shying away from attention, can Sophie handle the constant scrutiny that comes with being with Billy? How much is she prepared to give up along the way? And is their love strong enough to keep them together against the odds?
I give it - 4/5
My review - What a wonderful story. I have just recently started reading books by Giovanna Fletcher and I'm so surprised it's taken me this long to start reading her books. This is the second book I've read by her and I am just loving her work even more. She writes such fun books that are full of romance, family relationships, drama, laughs, always full of amazing story lines and interesting characters.
Billy and Me follows Sophie May and Billy. Sophie lives in a small town. When she took her gap year after school when everyone went to Uni she got a job at the little cafe and 8 years later she's still there. She loves working there, she loves all the locals and she wants be close to her mother after a tragedy broke their hearts years ago.
In the small town gossip will catch up to you fast and this is good gossip. They are filming a movie near by, a movie of a book that is Sophie's favourite and she's not all that happy about it but, when she finds out whose playing the lead (an actor she's never heard off) who has been coming into the cafe and she never realised. But, as they get to know each other, sparks start to fly and what will happen when the filming is over? Billy wants Sophie to come to live with him in London after filming is done.
Sophie has never left the little village she calls home. Can she put her fears behind her and take the big leap for love? What will happen when they get to London? Can she move on from this little village and towards her future? Or, will something be trying to push her back?
I loved this book. Sophie is a wonderful character. she wants to do what she can to help everyone and when she gets the chance at love she is willing to give it a shot. Billy is an actor. He likes Sophie because she's different and just likes everything about her. But, can he give her the life she deserves? Or will fame and some other people get to his head and ruin the best thing that has ever happened to him?
A brilliant book by Giovanna and I cannot wait to read the sequel!