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Posted September 23, 2012
This book and I did not click in the beginning. I felt the transitions between past and present were confusing. I stuck with the book and about a third the way through it finally clicked for me of what was going on.
Even though I didn’t love the book, it was a cute story. I liked the main character Sophie. She was a lot of fun. Her best friend was great. She really made the connection between the two guys. We should all have a best friend like her.
I did like Dan as well. While he was not pushy, he was sweet and knew how to make the moves. Who wouldn’t want to fall in love with a rock star? Or have a rock star pay that much attention to them. I was a little skeptical about the band coming back and having their time again, but it worked.
Lots of fun going on in this book with the young love and relationships. If you like the fairy tale idea of meeting up with a rock star, give this book a try.
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Posted September 20, 2013
Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite
Sophie used to think she was a good girl with a solid moral compass but that was before hunky rock idol Dan reenters her life and decides she should be his wife. So in Sophie’s Turn, we find Sophie on tour with Dan and his band Tuscq while her mild-mannered pseudo fiancé is in London doing, well, who knows what he’s doing while Sophie is sharing a bed in Paris with Dan. Nicky Wells does a fantastic job of painting Sophie as conflicted rather than a flighty adulteress with two men after her and that’s good because she really isn’t that at all. She faces a common dilemma that real women do every day: to be who she is with Dan or mold herself into the perfect wife Tim believes he deserves. She doesn't quite see that in Tim yet, so when he proposes she says yes, hence her having two fiancés. Lucky girl…or not.
What’s so great about Sophie’s Turn is that despite the heaviness of a love triangle it is truly great fun. Dan shows Sophie a great time on the road, inundating her with all the perks of a rock star lifestyle while she also gets to know him up close and personal. What more could a girl ask for? But as these things tend to go, Tim finally starts acting like a man, forcing Sophie to make her choice. Nicky Wells knows how to give us a love triangle without making it seem seedy or dirty, which is a real treat considering one point of this triangle is a rock star. Sophie is so likable and strong and that made Sophie’s Turn all the more enjoyable for this reader.
Posted September 4, 2013
Sophie's Turn is such an apt title for this story of a young woman finding herself - and having a rock star romance along the way!
"All my life, I had been worried about becoming trapped in a mediocre life..."
Sophie Penhalligan's chief concern is living a mediocre life. And that's exactly what she's doing. She's a journalist working for a mediocre paper. She lives in a mediocre flat and is in a mediocre relationship. Sophie wasn't always dull. But she's thankful to have her 'wilderness' days behind her. She thinks she's ready for a solid, staid life with her boyfriend, Tim. (kinda reminds me of those Death Cab lyrics about 'staying together out of fear of dying alone'.) However, she can't seem to stop daydreaming about a time spent with her rock star crush, Dan Hunter.
Dan Hunter is the quintessential rock star. He's gorgeous, gregarious, suave - and he's ready to sweep Sophie off her feet. And he sets about doing everything he can to do just that! Then there's Tim. Stable, reliable, kind Tim. Tim's ready to make a commitment to Sophie. And he's been constant for the past two years. With two men vying for her affections, Sophie embarks on a soul-search of sorts. And in the process, makes some startling revelations about what she truly wants out of life.
What I loved about Sophie's Turn? I loved the passion - Sophie's passion for music, her writing, and for Tuscq, Dan's band. I loved seeing the tight bond of friendship between Sophie and her best friend, Rachel. I loved the romance between Sophie and Dan. But mostly, I loved watching Sophie have her turn. She begins as a 'soft' and uncertain young woman and blossoms into a more self-aware, self-assured woman. And that was lovely.
My only real frustration with the story came from Sophie, though. She made some questionable decisions. Decisions that were potentially hurtful to others. Although, in the end these decisions aided her in her self-discovery, I couldn't help being a little miffed with her about what I felt was her selfishness.
Ms. Wells has created an engrossing story. Her writing is vivid and made me feel as thought I was watching the story rather than reading it. This was particularly wonderful for me since the story is set in England, with a few jaunts to Paris, and although I've never been to these places, Ms. Wells painted brilliant images for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed Sophie's Turn and I can't wait to start Sophie's Run!
Posted August 8, 2013
4 STARS!!! A very unique rocker love story!!
Sophie Penhalligan is in a relationship with Tim Renfrew. She feels like the proposal is on the way,and she’s ready. Or, she thinks she is. She has a huge problem, though. Tim can do the most outrageously wonderful things, but Sophie can’t stop daydreaming about her past encounter with Dan Hunter, lead singer of her favorite rock band, Tuscq. Dan is completely in the past, though, and Tim is her future. Well, that’s what she keeps telling herself until Dan resurfaces in her life. Sophie finds herself playing both sides and with no clue what to do about it.
Sophie’s Turn grabbed my attention right from the start and never let go. This says a lot about the writing, because I found that I really didn’t like Sophie so much. Yet, I found myself caring about her. It has a nice smooth pace throughout and never drags. The characters were well-developed, and the plot was very unique.
So, Sophie is the big cheater. I found her seriously getting on my nerves before she even got close to doing the deed, though. Tim would do something completely amazing (like embarassing himself in front a whole restaurant) to make Sophie happy. Was Sophie happy? Well, maybe for a minute, but then she was back to daydreaming about Dan. Of course this just all got much worse. I didn’t particularly care for Tim, and yet felt he deserved so much better.
Now, despite disapproving of so much Sophie did (and didn’t do), I was surprised to find that I still cared for her. I still found myself encouraging her and rooting her on. I constantly found myself laughing out loud, too. I found Sophie, her bff Rachel, and Dan all amusing.
Now Dan, he was quite interesting himself. I saw so much potential, but still so much growing up that needed to be done. I felt in the end Sophie made the right decision, even if I think she lacked some in the remorse department. I’m very much looking forward to seeing where things lead for Sophie and Dan! I think I surprised myself at how much I liked the book after hating Sophie in the first few chapters!!!
So, 4 STARS!!!! I really liked the writing style, and I couldn’t stop turning the pages. I’m looking forward to Sophie’s Run and Sophie’s Encore!!! *I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.*
Posted January 24, 2013
What a great book! Definitely a must read! I was completely hooked and can't wait to read Sophie's Run! Sophie had boyfriend Tim and the "love" of her fantasies came back into the picture! I laughed out loud, was frustrated but mostly completely enthralled in this romantic story! I highly recommend, this a must read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 23, 2012
First Thoughts After…..
Fun read and ready for the next in February……Killing me!!!! And yes I’ve informed Nicky of the fact that I AM dying here…..
Sophie is content in her life. She’s been dating Tim for 2 years and she has a decent job! There is nothing more a girl could want right? Nothing except a Rock Star Sophie's been in love with since she was in her teens and almost had a thing with…….
Sophie ends up on tour with Tuscq covering their comeback tour by the band’s request……
Will Sophie be content to go back to her day to day life or will she want to continue the jet set life?
How Distracted Did I Get?
Sophie’s Turn is a fun book that has you guessing from one moment to the next. I totally DID NOT want to put it down at all! Sophie is a sweet down to earth girl that most ladies out there can relate to. I loved the ups and downs and the moments when I was pulling out my hair! I totally avoided dishes and cooking for a day!
Posted September 17, 2012
I'm not sure what I expected from Sophie's Turn, but I got so much more than I expected from the book. I received entertainment for an afternoon an evening. I was taken to a world that was different from my own. But I also watched a woman deal with her issues by first not dealing with them and then tackling them. I watched a romance bloom. I toured with a band around Europe and stayed at 5-star hotels. And I enjoyed every minute. Ms. Wells knows how to write a story that fully immerses you in the experience of her characters and makes it very enjoyable.
Sophie was a great character. She is funny, witty, has a great best friend, a good boyfriend and a good life, so why are memories of a night spent with a band ten years ago coming back to her? And then the happenstance meeting with one of those band members in an airport that lands the band back in her life. Is it what she wants and will it turn her life upside down? Well of course the book needs some tension and conflict to proceed and this has it. But it also has great friends, romance, heartfelt insight, tender moments with parents and so much more. Sophie has a whole range of emotions and she goes through all of them. But not on a whim. Sophie is not a silly girl that you just want to slap, at least I didn't. I felt that she had a reason for each thing she did and each time she went through a range of emotions she had good reason. I just loved her, she was so real. She battled decision-making. Nothing was easy for her. Every time she thought it was, something else came up and showed her something else. Rachel also made a great supporting character and best friend. Rachel just wants the best for Sophie and she wasn't one of those mean girl friends that you get in some books. She honestly had Sophie's best interests at heart through the whole book. I loved her and I'm interested to see more of her in the next book. Tim, I'm not sure I can say I liked him, but he serves his purpose. Dan, now Dan is the man that could make me want the rock star fantasy again even though I'm pretty sure I got over that as a teenager. Dan is hot, he's sweet and he's the whole package. No he's not perfect, but his good seems to make up for the bad. I also can't wait to see more of him as well.
Sophie's Turn was a very hard-to-put-down book. While the plot was character-driven and I have gone over the characters, the plot move along at a fast pace. The book is divided into sections and nothing is dwelt on too much to make any part of the book drag on. I pretty much flew through the whole thing dying to know what would happen next. Ms. Wells has the timing of the book down to the science to keep the reader engaged with the right amount of information, romance and action.
I loved Sophie's Turn and cannot wait for Sophie's Run. Ms Wells expertly weaves a story based around Sophie and decisions she needs to make in her life and the two men in it, without making Sophie into a completely wishy-washy annoying woman. The dialog is witty and fun, the places and scenes keep the story fresh and Sophie herself kept me interested in the book the whole time. I loved the characters, the plot, the book as a whole. I think Ms. Wells did an excellent job and think that if you enjoy chicklit, romance or a good general fiction book that Sophie's Turn is a great choice for your next book.
Posted September 10, 2012
For every woman who taped rock star posters onto her bedroom wall as a teenager, this book is for you! Sophie's Turn is about the journey of a woman, fond of two extremely opposite men, and the choices she makes to discover love. Rock on, Nicky Wells!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 10, 2012
I'm a fan of Chick Lit, and I am now a new fan of Author Nicky Wells! This was a well thought out and creative story, that definitely has many twists and turns, and really by the end, you will be surprised at what happens, as I was! There was a good amount of rockstars, including a very gorgeous one; a very nice, but that's just it, a very nice boyfriend/fiance; and a good amount of that best friend time to go over all your troubles because suddenly, life just gets too complicated! The main character, Sophie, was a great developed character, and through the past (flashbacks) and the present, you understand her, including her love of Rock music! As she lives a comfortable enough life with a devoted like boyfriend, someone from her past, comes back with a very serious intention to have her notice him, and it just about works, because Sophie falls for Dan...again. I thought many of the scenes were well written, including the ones with Dan, and there were scenes that you see Sophie, in a way grow into a new type of person, and with that, you will be lead into a sneak peak of what the Sequel will be like, and honestly, I cannot wait, as it just sounds incredible, and well, to get there, you must read Sophie's Turn, as this is one great and cozy read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 6, 2012
I found Sophie's Turn to be a smart and sassy read. It is a sweet romantic story about a girl who doesn't know her own mind and she is trying to define herself and her moral high road while opportunity knocks. Sophie is one of those people that just doesn't quite know how to avoid temptation. Is she bored? maybe. Does she just want to make sure, she's not settling? Yeah...who wouldn't want the best there is for the rest of their life. I related to her wholeheartedly. Sometimes we take three steps back to finally come one decided step forward. Yeah, I could relate to her quite well.
Ms Wells writing developed her characters well and showed the growth in Sophie throughout the pages and I was quite taken by the local lingo used throughout the book (British).
I enjoyed the book and the storyline and loved her characters. It's fun and it took me back a few decades(only 1 or 2....ok 4) . Remember Herman's Hermits? Oh Yeah! I could've been a groupie!
Posted September 5, 2012
How many of us have dreamed of a romance with a rock star? Imagine this. You not only get to MEET your all time favorite band, but you embark on a whirlwind romance with its number one member! It's a dream come true for most of us. Sophie's Turn serves that up on so many levels. The dialogue is hilarious, the characters are endearing, and you really don't know how it's going to turn up. I truly enjoyed it.
If you're looking for a new read that will bring back your glory days and rekindle that tour magic, check out Sophie's Turn. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Posted October 1, 2012
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Posted July 13, 2013
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