Author: Nicky Wells
Title: Sophie’s Run
Series: Rock Star Romance Series, Book #2
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing
Publishing date: 4th of February 2013
Pages: 353 pages in PDF
Genre: Adult: Romance, Contemporary
Summary:Her famous star remains her rock while life takes her on a little detour…
Who says that the road towards true love is straight and even? Sophie is certainly discovering that it is anything but.
So she has finally found the man of her dreams! Well… she knows who he is, even though she hasn’t actually quite met him yet. But she misses her opportunity, and then her life goes crazy. Rock star and ex-fiancé, Dan, keeps getting in the way of her new romance—even if he is just trying to be helpful. A fire, an impromptu mini-trip with Dan, and a dreaded wedding later, Sophie is still struggling to meet the love of her life. Then, just as she is getting it together with her perfect man, best friend Rachel commits an act of unspeakable betrayal.Sophie has had enough. Confused and distraught, she decides that it is time for radical change. Surprising herself and shocking her friends, she embarks on a secret journey eventually gets her life back on track.
Let me start saying, that Sophie’s Run was a big positive surprise for me! I haven’t read any of Nicky Well’s books yet, but boy, was I glad, I decided to go for it! I loved it! Sophie’s run is funny, sweet and interesting to read. Never a dull moment because the plot takes you to different places and people.
I am not going to give you any spoilers here, but it was a fantastic journey to read about Sophie, Dan, Rachel and Steve! As I said, there was never a dull moment in Sophie’s Run and as the title suggests, Sophie is running away. Already in Prologue you get the understanding, that something dramatic has happened to Sophie and the whole plot is building up to that moment, so there is a lot of anticipation.
What I loved about the story? There is not much to NOT like! Firstly, the settings kept my attention all the way through reading. You visit and see different surroundings where Sophie is traveling to and I loved the descriptions of the places and people. It was written in a way, that I, as a reader, wanted to be there, I even felt that I was there together with Sophie taking the same journey she was taking and going through the events together with her. Secondly, I liked how the author developed the plot and I have to admit, that in usual romances the developments can be pretty predictable, but in Sophie’s Run I was surprised more than once. Thirdly, the dynamics between the characters and between the relationships was awesome!
Characters:I think Sophie is one of my favorite female characters from contemporary romances. She is unspoiled and genuinely a good and happy person. (Please don’t mix this with the word naïve). She was a person whom I could relate to and she was easy to love which does not meant that I understood her thoughts and actions all the time. That also made her interesting for me as a reader.
I loved Dan and I was so happy to see him matured and more grown up. It seemed that Dan was growing a lot as a man and as a person in Sophie’s Run. My secret wish here is that Dan and Sophie will end up together, they would be so suitable to each other. I can’t wait to read, what Nicky Wells will do to their friendship and love in the third book!
Generally:Sophie’s Run is the second book in the series and I highly recommend reading the first one – Sophie’s Turn - before you pick up Sophie’s Run. It is an entertaining contemporary romance where the story grabs you from the very beginning and carries you through emotional and fascinating story until the last page. And you will be wanting more of Sophie and her friends!
Rock On! Nicky Wells writes fun and glamorous contemporary romance featuring a rock star and the girl next door. She recently signed her work with U.S. publisher, Sapphire Star Publishing. Nicky loves rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, Nicky is a wife, mother, and occasional teaching assistant.
Originally born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993, and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. In a previous professional life, Nicky worked as a researcher and project manager for an international Human Resources research firm based in London and Washington, D.C.
Visit Nicky on her blog where you can find articles, interviews, radio interviews and, of course, an
ongoing update on her work in progress, the second and third parts of the Rock Star Romance Trilogy.
You can also follow Nicky on Twitter and find her on Facebook. Nicky is a featured author on the
innovative reader/author project, loveahappyending.com and has joined the Romantic Novelists’
Association. Nicky also has author pages at Sapphire Star Publishing and, of course, Goodreads.
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