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Billy and Me Audiobook

Billy and Me

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2014 Giovanna Fletcher (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    B 31/05/2016
    B 31/05/2016
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    "Too sickly"

    Umm, glad I didn't pay full price for this as it was a daily deal. The story whilst implausible is ok and let's face it this is meant to be a bit of fluffy romance. However, as the story progresses the central character becomes less likeable, self centred and at times not just annoying but nauseating. Ok so she had a tough event happen in child hood but really?

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jinny 19/06/2016
    Jinny 19/06/2016
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    "fairly standard chick lit"

    It's just ok really. Quite predictable and very forgettable. Well read and easy to listen to but the big secret was a let down.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Janice Hamilton, United Kingdom 18/07/2016
    Janice Hamilton, United Kingdom 18/07/2016
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    "All a bit twee"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not one I'd recommend! It was ok but I found the characters were not very convincing and in the end I didn’t like them, I thought Sophie May was a control freak and Billy was a complete wimp. If she felt her father’s death was her fault because she’d behaved like a petulant child, why would she constantly behave that way with Billy. Even though he’d done nothing to deserve it, she had no trust in him at all, it became annoying.
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    Also, it was stretching the imagination to think Billy would accept her petulant behaviour. The scene towards the end, when Billy, considering he’s a young aspiring actor who had been given a peach roll AND he’d carefully prepared her for what she’d see, the outcome was not believable, I wanted him to dump her and find himself a grownup.


    Has Billy and Me put you off other books in this genre?

    Not at all, I enjoy a good romance but I like the characters to be convincing.


    What about Kate Rawson’s performance did you like?

    Yes, she did a good job with what she had,


    Was Billy and Me worth the listening time?

    Not particularly, although I have listenend to worse.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jim lutterworth, United Kingdom 15/06/2016
    Jim lutterworth, United Kingdom 15/06/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "What a great book."

    What a great book. It had me laughing one minute and sobbing the next.
    I'm really looking forward to making a start on the next one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doreen Taylor 09/06/2016
    Doreen Taylor 09/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Billy and Me"

    I found this a good book to listen to. And quite enjoyed it
    Doreen Taylor

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ZB 07/06/2016
    ZB 07/06/2016
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    "Grow up Sophie!"

    I got so irritated by the leading lady. I love a good chic lit, but this was plain silly. Good narration however.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cate 05/06/2016
    Cate 05/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Vacuous nonsense"

    I was about to give a scathing review of a vacuous and unbelievable novel but despite toe curling narration and a nauseating performance, the story line is actually quite refreshing. It's ultimately a love story; the two main characters fall in love, are in love and remain in love - the rocky bits happen around them. This is the only realistic bit about it - a relatively normal relationship. This was the only unpredictable bit about the book. However this doesn't save it. The main character is self centred, spoilt and the other wet characters pander to her contInuously. Easy reading, chic-lit is a great genre but this adds nothing to the field - the sickly sweetness is far, far too much.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J 04/06/2016
    J 04/06/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Cute story ruined by main character"

    This is a nice, light romantic tale that is gradually ruined by the main character becoming increasingly unreasonable, pathetic, self indulgent and irrational, while for some reason all of the other characters in the book seem to think she's wonderful, and humour and condone her childish behaviour. The fact that she didn't see fit to apologise to her long-suffering boyfriend in the final scene after behaving like a spoiled brat for months had me gritting my teeth in annoyance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Yarm 30/05/2016
    Alex Yarm 30/05/2016 Member Since 2011
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    "Okay, but a bit too fluffy for me"

    I am happy to enjoy some chick lit with the best of them but this didn't quite do it for me. The main character is a bit wet and some of the emotions didn't feel explained enough and therefore just irrational. Wanted to give her a good shake sometimes. It was all just a bit saccharin sweet and not all that rounded out. It was ok but nothing more I am afraid.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kisha 19/05/2016
    kisha 19/05/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book can't wait for the next one."

    Easy to listen to and follow the story. Would make a great film x x

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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