Some kind of wonderful – by Giovanna Fletcher

7 01 2018

My friend bought me this for Christmas, so it was a good book to start the year with.

Lizzy has been dating Ian for 10 years she was 18 and is desperately waiting for a proposal, so when that comes crashing down, she has to rediscover how to function on her own and see how much she’s changed in that time.

There’s no point trying to claim this is sophisticated literature, but it’s a comfortable, easy read (evidenced by the fact I read nearly 400 words in 6 days!), and it’s fairly warm and fuzzy. Definitely enjoyed it 🙂

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Always with Love – by Giovanna Fletcher

8 02 2017

This is the sequel to Billy and Me which I read about two and a half years ago, and don’t remember that well other than small town girl dates big teen movie star and all very sugar coated.

This book definitely started very sweet again. Billy was perfect, such a huge star but still loved her, never put a toe out of line, nearly enough to want to vomit, but it did pick up. Like with the first book there’s a bit of turbulence in the middle as a hurdle comes up in the blissful relationship. I think the two biggest frustrations for me with the book were a) that he calls her “baby” (just a personal pet peeve of mine) and b) that when they have “the big argument” to resolve everything, it’s just too easy – he understands her point of view, she understands his, he doesn’t care that someone kissed her, just a little bit too fantasy I think.

Ultimately the book was a nice warm cuddle, but I probably wouldn’t read it a second time. It’s not that I didn’t like it, it just… didn’t grip me as much as some I guess.

always-with-love





Dream a little Dream – by Giovanna Fletcher

23 08 2015

It’s just over a year since I read Giovanna Fletcher‘s first novel, and now here’s her third! As expected, it’s pretty much cosy, comfy chick-lit, with a bit of drama along the way. Which really, is all you want in a summer read! (I actually started a book called Paradoxology before this one, but as I was going on holiday, thought it might be worth switching to something lighter! I’ve now returned to the first book…!)

A girl starts to repeatedly dream about a guy she barely knew several years ago, and in her dream, slightly fall in love. So of course he then turns up out of the blue in real life, causing some very confused feelings!

To be honest, there’s not a lot to say about this book, I read it in two weeks which for me is pretty quick – partly because it’s an easy read, and partly because I wanted to know what happened! Predictable as it was, you may have guessed what was going to happen, but you always want to know how!

Definitely a good holiday read!

The author has also just announced that, like she did with Billy and Me, she’ll be releasing a Christmas Novella, based around the same characters. Sadly this time it sounds like it might be ebook only, whereas last time Waterstones sold Christmas with Billy and Me in paperback! To be honest, this means I may well not read it!

dream a little dream





You’re the one that I want – by Giovanna Fletcher

25 04 2015

This is Giovanna Fletcher’s second book after Billy and Me which I read last year. That one I described as enjoyable but a little sickly in places; this one was another easy read, but any sickliness was more bearable this time!

The book opens on Maddy walking down the aisle to marry Robert, but with doubts as their mutual best friend was the best man, Ben, and she still had confusion as to her feelings towards him. Flash back seventeen years and we come across the first time Maddy meets them both, and follow them on their lives up to that point. We have two narrators in this book, just Maddy and Ben, with occasional paragraphs thrown in from the grooms speech at the wedding.

Definitely like a warm hug in a book, easy reading, and you do feel like you get to know these people as you grow up with them. Chick lit, most definitely!

you're the one that I want





Christmas with Billy & Me – by Giovanna Fletcher

26 12 2014

I’m currently partway through another book, but I got this “Novella” for Christmas (a follow-up to Giovanna’s first novel, Billy & Me), and at only about 50 pages, I read it on the day – it was the perfect length to read while the family watched Doctor Who.

It was a lovely little heart-warming read. We meet the characters a few months on from the end of the original book, and just go through December in the little town. There is a mysterious note that comes to the bakery asking for assistance with a Christmas Eve proposal, but who is it from?

Cute and uplifting – just delightful!

Christmas With Billy & Me