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Monday, September 10, 2012

Sophie's Turn By: Nicky Wells *Review & Giveaway*

Book Description
(Via Goodreads)

Slapper. Slut. Adulteress. These are hardly words that Sophie Penhalligan would normally use to describe herself. Yet this is exactly how she is behaving, all things considered, even if she isn’t quite married to Tim yet. And it’s all happening because her past is coming to tempt her! Nine years ago, she met her teenage idol and rock star extraordinaire, Dan, up close and personal. Well, almost. Now Dan has crash-landed back in her life. How could Tim ever stand a chance against the charming, handsome 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, Sophie and Tim’s engagement party gate-crashed by 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 fine day in Paris, Sophie suddenly finds herself engaged to Dan while her erstwhile fiancĂ© 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?

Find out how Sophie gets into this impossible situation, and how she turns it around, in Sophie’s Turn, the honest, funny and sometimes bittersweet story of one woman’s entanglement with a rock star.


I'm a fan of Chick Lit, and I am now a new fan of Author Nicky Wells! This was a well thought out and creative story, that definitely has many twists and turns, and really by the end, you will be surprised at what happens, as I was! There was a good amount of rockstars, including a very gorgeous one; a very nice, but that's just it, a very nice boyfriend/fiance; and a good amount of that best friend time to go over all your troubles because suddenly, life just gets too complicated! The main character, Sophie, was a great developed character, and through the past (flashbacks) and the present, you understand her, including her love of Rock music! As she lives a comfortable enough life with a devoted like boyfriend, someone from her past, comes back with a very serious intention to have her notice him, and it just about works, because Sophie falls for Dan...again. I thought many of the scenes were well written, including the ones with Dan, and there were scenes that you see Sophie, in a way grow into a new type of person, and with that, you will be lead into a sneak peak of what the Sequel will be like, and honestly, I cannot wait, as it just sounds incredible, and well, to get there, you must read Sophie's Turn, as this is one great and cozy read! :)

My Rating: 4/5
I say a little Strong PG-13 Rating

Author Bio
(Via Goodreads)
Nicky Wells writes contemporary romance featuring a rock star and the girl next door.

In February 2012, Nicky signed her debut novel, romantic comedy "Sophie's Turn", with Sapphire Star Publishing. Sapphire Star will officially relaunch "Sophie's Turn" on 6 September, 2012. ...and! The sequel, "Sophie's Run" is coming on 7 February 2013, rock on!

Born and raised in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993. Having received two degrees, Nicky spent six years working as a researcher and project manager for an international Human Resources research firm based in London and Washington, D.C.

Nicky left work in November 2004 to spend write her debut novel, Sophie’s Turn, before the birth of her first baby in April 2005.

Nicky currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and her two boys and is working on her Part 3 in the Rock Star Romance Trilogy. When she is not writing, she loves listening to rock music (or simply the radio), reading books and eating lobsters or pizza.

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*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*


  1. Marissa--hi! It's so nice to meet you, albeit virtually, and thank you for hosting me as part of my blog tour for Sophie's Turn. I have to confess, it's always a little nerve-wracking to read someone's review of your work but, wow: I am so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you for your very kind words and enthusiasm, that makes it absolutely all worthwhile. The sequel, you'll be glad to hear, has been written and is due for release in February 2013. And the final part... shall we say, I am working on it right now? Rock on, and thanks again. It's a pleasure to be here!

    Finally, good luck to all give-away entrants--and I hope you enjoy the book, too! x

    1. Thank you so much! It was great hosting and I really enjoyed your story, it was different and refreshing. Definitely look forward to Book 2...especially with the epilogue... :)

  2. Sounds like a great book, certainly something I would probably enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Dee, thank you so much for visiting and I am so happy that the book has captured your interest. Good luck with the give-away! X

    2. Glad you entered the Giveaway Dee and thank you for stopping by :)

  3. Lovely review, this sounds like a really great read and it seems that you really enjoyed it as well. I love novels like these so I'm adding this to my wish list. +New GFC follower!
    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

    1. Hi Kimberly: I am so happy to hear that this review captured your interest! I had the best time writing Sophie's Turn and I really hope my readers 'feel' this when they read the book... :-) Good luck with the give-away! x

    2. Thank you Kimberly! Hope you read it soon! Also, just followed your blog, and wow it's a beautiful one! :)


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