After reading Billy and Me while I was in hospital, I was so glad that I’d already purchased the sequel so that I could read it straight away. I loved Sophie and Billy’s story and was desperate to know what happened next for their relationship.
After deciding at the end of Billy and Me that they’re going to spend some time living in Rosefont Hill away from the press intrusion and the distractions of Billy’s celebrity life, their lives are turned upside down yet again when Billy is offered a part in a film which would he simply can’t say no to (and not just because of his mother’s meddling!).
Sophie’s life was recently turned upside down by the death of her closest friend Molly, and she has the cafe to think about now that she owns it, so she can’t just drop her life and jet to LA to be by Billy’s side, but they’re both unsure about whether their relationship can withstand the distance.
And when Molly’s son Peter comes back from Australia, and when it seems like Billy is being tempted back into his party lifestyle, it seems like they might have been right.
I have to say, as much as I loved Sophie and Billy’s relationship in Billy and Me, I think my favourite relationship in this book is Sophie’s Mum Jane and her fiance Colin, as they prepare for their wedding. They’ve both lost their first partners, and the way that they’re healing each other of terrible grief just warmed my heart completely.
I won’t say too much more to spoil the story, although I will say I was delighted with the magicalness that was Jane and Colin’s wedding in the closing chapters of the book, it was as perfect as I thought it would be!
My favourite quote from this book came right at the end, and I read it a few times as I just loved it so much:
“Love makes the world a better place and I want the life I lead to be the one that’s driven always with love.”
I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves an enthralling romance, just make sure you’ve read Billy and Me first!