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 Rosefront 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..
I thoroughly enjoyed Billy and Me, so when I heard that Always With Love was out, I was eager to see what journey filled the pages of this novel.
In a recent interview, Giovanna had said that she never feels like the story ends on the last page, and after writing Christmas with Billy and Me, she wanted to see what happened after Sophie and Billy arrived in L.A., and so, she wrote another novel to find out!
As a reader, it was lovely to follow Sophie and Billy on a new adventure again, and see how their relationship had moved on since we had last met with them.There’s something wonderful about being able to pick up a book and be whisked away into a story with characters that you already know.
Although, I did rather like the introduction of Billy’s family, as we had already met Sophie’s and didn’t know much about the Buskin’s however I felt that we could have got to know them a little bit better, and I would of liked to have seen more interaction between Sophie and Julie, Billy’s mother.
I also felt that there were a number of mini storylines that could have evolved into something much bigger however, they seemed to have been forgotten in a number of pages and while the ending to the story was a lovely one, it felt quite predictable.
I personally, am a fan of Giovanna Fletcher’s writing style and feel like a lot of it may be based on her own experiences, however I’m sorry to say that Always With Love wasn’t my favourite of hers, although that doesn’t go to say that I didn’t enjoy it, it simply seemed a little predictable. It was a wonderful book, I just feel that it could of perhaps been so much more.