The next much-anticipated romantic chapter in Billy and Sophie’s love story from bestselling author Giovanna Fletcher.
Sophie’s got used to being the girlfriend of Billy Buskin, the biggest movie star in the world. Sort of.
But when she and Billy take a trip to visit his family in Los Angeles, she quickly discovers she’s totally unprepared for the chaos of Hollywood, the paparazzi and Billy’s controlling mother.
And when Billy extends his stay in LA, leaving Sophie to fly home to Rosefont Hill alone, it seems there’s more than just miles between them.
Now Sophie must decide if they can overcome their differences for good. Because not every love story lasts the distance . . .
After I finished `Billy & Me` ( Book #1 ) I couldn´t wait to get my hands on the second book, `Always With Love` by Giovanna Fletcher.
To make a long story short- `Always With Love` was a slight disappointment.
Don´t get me wrong- The story itself was okay. It felt cozy, it felt familiar. All was well until I was halfways through the story and it suddenly dawned on me that I was reading the exact same story as the first just with a few minor additions and a change of location.
The issues Sophie and Billy dealt with from book 1 were nearly the exact same in `Always With Love`, only this time they took place in the L.A. Instead of London. Such a pity, really. And the „bad guy“ wasn´t Billy´s manager this time- it was his mother.
There was also no character development regarding Sophia or Billy. She held onto her insecurities like a lifeline which was a little aggravating. Sophie was very much ungreatful and annoying and that doesn´t really make her a good Heroine or makes me feel like I can relate to her. It makes her get on my nerves. Billy´s character seemed to regress. He was alot of times childish or he was just plain bla. For a superstar like himself I expected a little more of everything.
Also- didn´t the Hero and Heroine make up in the last book? Surely both should have learned from their mistakes instead of repeating them. They somehow managed to run around in circles. Their relationship literally screamed „Split up!“.
And then there was the super speed ending. You won´t ever hear me complain about a happy-ever-after but this one came out of the blue. It was like the author ran out of ideas.
In my opinion- not a bad read but also not the best. And if I´m even more honest, I´d say the author could have saved herself alot of time by not writing a continuation of Billy & Me.
The Cover – 3 stars ( It´s better than the first book but still not my cup of tea )
The Story – 2 stars ( Nothing new. No build-up. Abrupt ending.)
The Characters – 1 star ( Instead of growing, both took a few steps back.)
My emotional state after finishing this story – Disappointed.
I´m giving `Always With Love` ( Billy & Me #2 ) by Giovanna Fletcher 2 out of 5 stars
To purchase `Always With Love ` just click here and begin to read. May you find this read better than I did.