!!> Reading ➽ Lovestruck ➶ Author Julia Llewellyn – Writerscompany.co.uk

Lovestruck This is not a book you ll read for it s serious content It s a fun read about a couple thrust into an extraordinary position but who ultimately are juggling the same stuff that most parents are keeping a balance between the kids and yourselves The characters are a little stereotyped It was an alright story but nothing great I was surprised by how things turned out with Jake as he was a real jerk most of the book. Top Ten Bestselling Author Julia Llewellyn Explores How Well A Wife Can Ever Really Know Her Husband In Her Sparkling New Novel Lovestruck.Do You Trust The Ones You Love Jake And Rosie Fell In Love Fast Before They Knew It They Were Married With Kids, And Happily Living In A Cramped Flat In London All The While Jake Struggled To Make It As An Actor Waiting For That Big, Lucky Break.When He Got It Courtesy Of His Agent, Christy, Who Also Happens To Be Rosie S Best Friend Everything Changed Suddenly Jake Was Hardly There, Working Hard, Always In Demand A Rising Star.But As Fame And Fortune Reveals A Side To Jake That Rosie S Not Sure She Likes, She Begins To Wonder Just How Well She Knows The Man She Married And Soon Enough She S Questioning How Far She Can Trust The Woman Always At His Side Her Best Friend Christy.Lovestruck By Julia Llewellyn Is A Witty And Engaging Story About Always Playing Second Best And Not Quite Living The Dream. 2.5 stars When the ever so lovely Julia Llewellyn offered me the opportunity to review her pretty new novel Lovestruck, I was chuffed to pieces It has the prettiest book cover I ve ever seen this year just LOOK at it , and I love books about movie stars It s the celebrity stalker in me The nosy cow, who wonders how the other half lives They re always the best tales, getting to peek into the lives of the rich and famous, even so when one half of the couple isn t even famous and has to deal with her husband s fame, as is the case here with Rosie and Jake, and I thought Julia did such a fabulous job with the novel, as I really, really enjoyed it.Lovestruck is actually my first ever Julia Llewellyn read, although she has numerous novels to her name, though it certainly won t be my last, because she s a fantastic writer At the beginning of the novel we get a brief glimpse into Rosie and Jake s life when they first started dating, and it s blissful The kind of love between the pair that you dream of having yourself Sigh But when we pick back up with them, it s not all smooth sailing Sure, they have just bought a fantastic, massive state of the art house in The Village, thanks to Jake s rising star as an actor, but Rosie feels alone It s just her, and the kids, and we all know making friends is hard whenever you Always lovely to read a book where a husband and wife find their way back to each other. Beginning with a prologue of Rosie and Jake s first night together we re then taken to moving day from Neasden to upmarket The Village They now have two sons, George 2 and Toby 4 Through flashbacks we re shown some of the backstory.Rosie is now a full time mum with a different routine, from previously running herself ragged trying to work and look after the children she s now at a loose end in The Village and hoping to make friends with the other mum s Not only is Jake absent a lot but when he is home, he s brought into the whole stardom package Rosie feels her life spiralling out of control She feels and uncomfortable, not only with the absence of Jake but also in using Jake s success to gain things that would have been unreachable before, compromising her principles Christy is also moving further and further away from her.There are also other conflicts in the story and although I had guessed what was coming, this adds depth to the plot.I loved the tongue in cheek humour and what fabulous characters Mother in law Yolande and sister in law Becki are characters that certainly got my back up I loved Patrizia and her laid back attitude Rosie s nanna is down to earth and I loved the care and concern they had for each other Rosie is I received this book as part of a goodread giveaway.The story isn t bad, really it isn t, a women s husband suddenly becomes famous and she struggles with the change Unfortunately I found the main character, Rosey, Extremely annoying If you take Rosey out of the story it s about the rise sudden success of an actor who is pushed by his parents He struggles under the pressure and his family life suffers Suddenly he is found to be tax avoiding, after being publicly against it, and his world collapses with his wife leaving him The end of the book is about going back to the old area and starting again with his wife.Unfortunately I found that the story with Rosey in it was about a woman who hates rich people, hates the people who try and friend her in her new life after her husband suddenly becomes famous She hates that her husband is working and that she is looking after the kids, yet she hates people who hav I have never come across author Julia Llewellyn before but the lovely Francesca at Penguin kindly sent me a copy of her recent release Lovestruck to review and it couldn t have come at a better time as the last few books I have read have been real intense, tear jerkers so I needed something light and enjoyable.Rosie and Jake look like they have a perfect life a loving relationship, two gorgeous little boys a grand house like all the rich and famous but sometimes fame and money just isn t enough as Rosie is beginning to find out Jake s career seems to be going from strength to strength but the time he manages to spend at their new home with Rosie and the boys is becoming less and less and poor Rosie is beginning to feel very lonely, sometimes when your dreams come true they never seem quite so good This book was the perfect read at the perfect time for me It follows the relationship of Rosie and Jake who are both fabulous characters who have got a lucky break but it shows that although you can have all the money in the world it doesn t buy love and I received a copy of this book via the GoodReads Giveaway section.Found this to be a very easy to read book that highlighted the ups and downs of how fame can affect a family when the husband becomes a household name It definitely isn t all it is cracked up to be as th

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