Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sophie's turn Review/Giveaway

Sophie's Turn

Sophie's Turn
Date to be Published: 9/6/12

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 favourite 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?

Nicky Wells

Rock On! Nicky Wells writes fun and glamorous contemporary romance featuring a rock star
and the girl next door. Her debut novel, Sophie’s Turn, is the first part in her Rock Star Romance
Trilogy. Not unlike Sophie, her heroine, Nicky loves rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters.
When she’s not writing, Nicky is a wife, mother, and teaching assistant. Nicky is also a featured
author on the innovative reader/author project, loveahappyending.com.

Originally born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993, and currently lives
in Bristol with her husband and two boys. In a previous professional life, Nicky worked as a
researcher and project manager for an international Human Resources research firm based in London and Washington, D.C.

Visit Nicky on her blog where you can find articles, interviews, radio interviews and, of course, an ongoing update on her work in progress, the second and third parts of the Rock Star
Romance Trilogy. You can also follow Nicky on Twitter and find her on Facebook.
Twitter Handle: @WellsNicky

Jen's review

When I first saw this book all I saw were the words ROCK STAR! 
I’m a HUGE fan of these types of books - 
But when I started reading the book, the first part tells about Dan asking Sophie to marry him... but she's already engaged to Tim?? WTH!? 

Don't worry, she doesn't leave us wondering for long. 
We get a flashback to when Sophie's life just started to get complicated. 
Tim, her current boyfriend of 2 years. She was ready for MORE - but he was comfortable where they were. They didn't have much in common, but things WERE comfortable between the two. 
But then there's Sophie's BFF Rachelle. Rachelle doesn't like Tim, she can see there isn't a big spark between the two. She knows Tim isn't her "forever"  but Sophie doesn't want to hear it from Rachelle, they've agreed to disagree. 

On their 2 year anniversary, Tim shows up late to dinner, Forgets why they're there in the first place, then criticizes her gift to him?? Yeah, she's pissed, but he does a sweet thing to help her forget what an ass he is.

A couple weeks later, Sophie gets a job out in New York. She is a journalist, and has to follow the stories.
When she's at the airport, waiting in line for her ticket, she sees a man in line a little ways from her. She notices his guitar. He won’t look up, and it starts to frustrate her to no end. 

She has little flashbacks from when she was 19 and crashed Tusk's Rock Concert, and found her way back stage with the band members. 

After a while, she recognizes him as one of the band members.
And he remembers her! He goes on telling her what they're up to now, and told her to come to their next gig in London to see the rest of the guys. 

A bout a week after she gets back from New York, she notices an ad in the paper that the guys will be playing locally. 
She goes. 
Seeing the guys again brings up a lot of memories, and seeing Dan again, she couldn't help but feeling like a star struck teenager all over again. 

She tells Dan that she's is seeing someone. And he understands. But that doesn't mean they can't be friends.. right?

A few weeks later Tim finally proposes. After 2 years. Sophie is excited by the idea of finally getting married J

When Dan shows up the day before their engagement party, she can't help but feel sad. She told Dan that Tim had asked her to marry him, so of course she couldn't go out on date with him.. But... if Dan decided he wanted to take her out for a congratulations dinner, that would be ok. Right? 

They go to the fancy Royal restaurant, and after a flirtatious dinner, they find their way to the suit that Dan conveniently has in the hotel. 

Sophie doesn’t feel guilty at all, even though she knows she should. What does that tell her?
At the engagement party, things are finally starting to feel ok, until she notices who Rachelle is talking to.. How did Dan find his way to her engagement party?

The next day, Sophie's boss calls her into his office and lets her know that she will be going on Tour with Tusk for their coming back tour and will be featuring a column in their small town newspaper. 

Sophie knows Dan had to have gotten the job for her. But she didn’t know if it was because he was trying to help her career, or if he truly thought he was going to spend more time with her.. even though she’s engaged to Tim. But alas, she doesn’t get the choice. Her boss tells her she goes, she better go.

Tim trusts Sophie, and tells her it's the job of a lifetime. Rachelle is besides herself and is completely excited and jealous of Sophie. 
Sophie knows she isn't going to have the strength to stay away from Dan.. and she doesn't want to hurt Tim either. 

Working things out with Rachelle, she goes on the tour, and whatever happens, she’ll deal with after the tour.

How does Sophie learn to deal with her feelings for Dan, and Tim? And still keep her sanity? 

Loved the story.  no matter what you think about being faithful to the one you care about, this story is truly worth the read. I promise you won’t hate Sophie as much as you want to in the end :) 

Looking forward to book 2 that comes out in Feb 2013 J

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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*


Nicky Wells said...

Jen, hi! Thank you so much for hosting me and Sophie's Turn as part of the launch blogtour,and for running a give-away. I am delighted to be here today, and I loved your review. Thanks for your honest thoughts and your candour, I adored reading your reaction and I am so happy that you loved the book. Whoot!

Here's wishing good luck to all give-away entrants!!

Adriana NORIEGA said...

Hi Jen
Great giveaway, i just discovered this blog and i cant wait to see what you review next.



Glitter-Girl said...

This book has been on my to-read list on goodreads for a little while. Hoping to have it one day, but would be cool if I won it this way. :) Thanks for the opportunity.