Book Review: Billy and Me, 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?

Billy and Me

Ahhhhh Sophie Sophie Sophie, firstly I HAVE to say this story had me captured ALL the way through it, finding it extremely hard to put this down almost read it in a matter of days!  I had moments when I had a lump in my throat (the fairy lights in the trees), giggling (when all the locals recognised Billy apart from Sophie) AND I did almost cry at one point (this I can’t say why because it would give the story away!)  All the way through it there were many moments when I’m sure I could smell the cakes she and Molly were making!

The village Rosefont Hill sounds nothing but idyllic and quaint, and I can see why Sophie struggled with moving away from it.  Not only from her mother but her dearest and best friend Molly whom I fell in love with, Molly is like a grandmother, aunt and friend rolled into one!  Whilst reading this, I imagined the area to be similar to Lymington in Hampshire.

This book is a lovely escape and I thoroughly enjoyed getting whisked away into Sophie’s world, reading about how she was coping with living in London and having to deal with Paul (Billy’s Manager), I really did want Billy to be a success but I also wanted Sophie to succeed and make a life for herself in London.


I can totally see where the inspiration came from for this book, Giovanna may not have had this exact life but it’s very close with her being married to Tom Fletcher from McFly the band. There were times when I read bits of this book and I wondered if it was what she’d personally been through, lovely story.

This is highly recommended, the perfect read!