So here we are on the second one of the story that’s been written about the infamous Billy and Sophie….
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 . . .
Having already read the first one I kind of knew the characters well (well the ones that lived in Rosefont Hill), although a couple of new characters were introduced to the story. Sophie’s mum has met someone; Colin who comes complete with his own children the charming Aaron and the cute little Charlotte who lost their mum like Sophie lost her dad but they seem to all mould together like they’ve always known each other.
Then there’s the characters in LA, Billy is working out there and Sophie goes out there to meet all her in-laws and there are so many of them! Firstly Julie and Clive, his parents (Julie is the most pushiest mother I’ve heard of!) and then there’s the siblings!! Firstly the twins; Hayley and Jenny both girls who love the party lifestyle that their brother has introduced them to, although not in a greedy way. Then there is Lauren is the older sister who has the sensible shoulder on her head, being independent and she seems to gain a bond straight away with her brothers girlfriend. There’s also the brother; Jay who lives in New York away from the family who Billy misses when he comes back to LA.
The story is basically an update of what is going on in their lives, her mother is proposed to and while the sentiment of the wedding build up and the excitement is a welcomed distraction there are other parts of this story. I do enjoy the style of the writing, but found it a little bit predictable at times. Sophie misses Molly (The lady that owned the cafe before her) desperately, so when her son comes to visit who looks like her and has the same personality it’s easy to mould into old times and happy memories with him.
I did enjoy reading about the high life in LA that she lived in and wondered if it’s actually like that, makes me realise how much I would hate that and understandably why Sophie is reluctant to move over there especially has she has her life in Rosefont.
I would recommend reading the first book before indulging in this one, and it is one of those books that you don’t need to think about too much, just relax and enjoy. If you don’t enjoy cliche chic lit I wouldn’t recommend it but I enjoyed it all the more so but I do think that maybe I would think again if there would be another follow up.