Slapper. Slut. Adulteress. These are hardly words that Sophie Penhalligan would normally use to describe herself. Yet this is exactly how she is behaving, all things considered, even if she isn’t quite married to Tim yet. And it’s all happening because her past is coming to tempt her! Nine years ago, she met her teenage idol and rock star extraordinaire, Dan, up close and personal. Well, almost. Now Dan has crash-landed back in her life. How could Tim ever stand a chance against the charming, handsome singer? How could she?
Sophie, now twenty-eight and a budding newspaper journalist, is happily embroiled in a relationship with Tim, her boyfriend of two years. Until recently, she was confident that Tim would eventually propose—probably as soon as he could get his act together. But just as Tim’s persistent inaction is beginning to cast a cloud over their relationship, Dan’s sudden reappearance turns Sophie’s world upside down. Thus unfolds a roller-coaster of events including an ill-fated trip to Paris with Tim, a night of unfulfilled romance with Dan, Sophie and Tim’s engagement party gate-crashed by Dan, and Sophie’s professional secondment to accompany Dan’s band on their revival tour—at Dan’s special request and very much against her will.
And then, one fine day in Paris, Sophie suddenly finds herself engaged to Dan while her erstwhile fiancé Tim is... well, doing whatever it is Tim does back in London. What is she to do now? Who wouldn’t give anything to meet their favourite star, let alone marry him?
Find out how Sophie gets into this impossible situation, and how she turns it around, in Sophie’s Turn, the honest, funny and sometimes bittersweet story of one woman’s entanglement with a rock star
Every girl has that romance, that idol they have a chance to become more then just friends or acquaintances, and just like every girl has that moment, there is a moment lost.
Who wouldn't like the idea of finding that lost chance again when you are not so naive with the world, when you are more secure with your place in life?
For Sophie all of this comes true, even if it adds drama and stress to her life, some could argue it was well worth it if it meant getting that chance romance again.
I wasn't sure I was going to like this book when I first started it, I found that it was hard to really sink into and warm up with. Luckily after pushing through I started to feel a sort of kin ship with Sophie, I have been in a relationship like hers and Tim's and I know the heartache that comes with it and the work you have to put in it as well. I found myself rooting for her and biting my lip every time her and Dan were together.
It really is a sweet romance that makes you think of the what ifs in life.
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