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Top ten bestselling author Julia Llewellyn explores how well a wife can ever really know her husband in her sparkling new novel LovestruckDo 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 J It has been years since I last read a book by Julia Llewellyn I always recall enjoying her books and I was right This was an enjoyable story one which I enjoyed Ever since Jake has hit the big time with his acting career he has been working harder and harder than ever and is becoming a bit of a celebrity Rosie and Jake along with their two children move from a small flat in Neasden London to The Village and a huge house Rosie is struggling to adjust not only to Jakes new found fame but also to the level of wealth they now have and is not used to being able to afford things without thinking them through This book is in part a story on how to cope when you now have access to a large sum of money and whether you will fit in with other rich people It is also a book about Rosie and Jake's family and whether they really are as in love as they were before or whether Jake is changing not necessarily for the better Rosie finds herself feeling a bit isolated in a new village being a stay at home mum previously she had to work and not knowing anyone in the area is struggling to adjust Slowly she starts to think that Jake is not the man she fell in love with as you can never tell with actors There is an interesting dynamic to the relationship between Rosie and her best friend Christy as Christy is Jake's agent and is continually trying to do things for the sake of his career Christy also doesn't seem too interested in the children so Rosie feels like she can't even rely on her oldest friend any There are interspersed with the present day story there are the odd chapters that tell you about Christy's friendship with Rosie as children as well as parts of the early relationship between Rosie and Jake Lovestruck is a good book it just wasn't amazing There is nothing particularly wrong with the story but I didn't find it had that special something either its just a nicely written entertaining book that I enjoyed Engendering Song used to being able to afford things without thinking them through This book is in part a story on how to cope when you now have access to a large sum of money and whether you will fit in with other rich people It is also a book about Rosie and Jake's family and whether they really are as in love as they were before or whether Jake is changing not necessarily for the better Rosie finds herself feeling a bit isolated in a new village being a stay at home mum previously she had to work and not knowing anyone in the area is struggling to adjust Slowly she starts to think that Jake is not the man she fell in love with as you can never tell with actors There is an interesting dynamic to the relationship between Rosie and her best friend Christy as Christy is Jake's agent and is continually trying to do things for the sake of his career Christy also doesn't seem too interested in the children so Rosie feels like she can't even rely on her oldest friend any There are interspersed with the present day story there are the odd chapters that tell you about Christy's friendship with Rosie as children as well as parts of the early relationship between Rosie and Jake Lovestruck is a good book it just wasn't amazing There is nothing particularly wrong with the story but I didn't find it had that special something either its just a nicely written entertaining book that I enjoyed

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T sure she likes she begins to wonder just how well she knows the man she married And soon enough she's uestioning 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 uite living the dream 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 backstoryRosie 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 herThere are also other conflicts in the story and although I had guessed what was coming this adds depth to the plotI 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 a great lead Her vulnerability comes across really well but when she needs the strength it's there This romantic read was just what I neededLovestruck is the story of how Rosie and Jake's relationship cope with the changes that success brings and what can happen when you give your power away It’s about other people’s perceptions and how they may not always be correct The Illusionists uestioning 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 Planet of the Bugs uite living the dream Beginning with a prologue of Rosie and Jake's first night together we're then taken to moving day from Neasden to Fishes of the Open Ocean upmarket The Village They now have two sons George 2 and Toby 4 Through flashbacks we're shown some of the backstoryRosie 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 Out of Bounds (Boundaries, uncomfortable not only with the absence of Jake but also in Grass, Sky, Song using Jake's success to gain things that would have been Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos unreachable before compromising her principles Christy is also moving further and further away from herThere are also other conflicts in the story and although I had guessed what was coming this adds depth to the plotI 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 The Illusionists 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 a great lead Her vulnerability comes across really well but when she needs the strength it's there This romantic read was just what I neededLovestruck is the story of how Rosie and Jake's relationship cope with the changes that success brings and what can happen when you give your power away It’s about other people’s perceptions and how they may not always be correct

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Ake struggled to make it as an actor waiting for that big lucky breakWhen 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 starBut as fame and fortune reveals a side to Jake that Rosie's no 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 itLovestruck 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're over the age of say 10 It's even worse when you're dealing with Richie Rich type folks who think nothing of spendings thousands on baby shower gifts So while it may seem totally awesome to be married to an actor we actually get to see the other side of it the loneliness how it's pulling Rosie and Jake's marriage apart and it was sadWhenever you think about how the other half live you don't expend to feel sorry for someone like Rosie who doesn't have to work who spends her time looking after her kids and can go and buy a beautiful Vivienne Westwood dress without blinking but I actually feld sad for Rosie It's clear the move is taking a toll and she's working with a new breed of people; Jake's working all hours and when he's around he's spouting about a move to LA; and her best friend Christy is concerned with being Jake's agent than Rosie's friend I just felt so sad for her that this dream of living in a big fancy house with no money worries wasn't as perfect as it seems proving time and again that money isn't everything though it WOULD be nice I confess The saddest part was seeing Jake and Rosie's marriage disintegrate as the pages wore on For two people so happy at the beginning the innocence was gone the honeymoon over and Jake started acting uite fake He was a bit too big for his boots he forgot where he came from and it was super disappointingI really enjoyed Lovestruck Julia Llewellyn has a fantastic voice and I felt so bad for Rosie whilst I was reading the novel Fame clearly isn't all it's cracked up to be and it was nice to get a look in to a life where only one half of the couple is famous and how the non famous person copes Rosie was so warm and inviting and her love for her Nanna almost had me in tears Her Nanna also almost had me in tears with her cool comments and the way she called everyone lover I really enjoyed the novel and I look forward to trying all of Julia's previous novels it's hard to believe I've never read a book from an author I've enjoyed so much Lovestruck is a wonderful novel about marriage about fame and about how the grass most definitely isn't always greener on The Village sideThis review was originally posted on Girls Love To Read Encounters with Rauschenberg 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're over the age of say 10 It's even worse when you're dealing with Richie Rich type folks who think nothing of spendings thousands on baby shower gifts So while it may seem totally awesome to be married to an actor we actually get to see the other side of it the loneliness how it's pulling Rosie and Jake's marriage apart and it was sadWhenever you think about how the other half live you don't expend to feel sorry for someone like Rosie who doesn't have to work who spends her time looking after her kids and can go and buy a beautiful Vivienne Westwood dress without blinking but I actually feld sad for Rosie It's clear the move is taking a toll and she's working with a new breed of people; Jake's working all hours and when he's around he's spouting about a move to LA; and her best friend Christy is concerned with being Jake's agent than Rosie's friend I just felt so sad for her that this dream of living in a big fancy house with no money worries wasn't as perfect as it seems proving time and again that money isn't everything though it WOULD be nice I confess The saddest part was seeing Jake and Rosie's marriage disintegrate as the pages wore on For two people so happy at the beginning the innocence was gone the honeymoon over and Jake started acting Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries uite fake He was a bit too big for his boots he forgot where he came from and it was super disappointingI really enjoyed Lovestruck Julia Llewellyn has a fantastic voice and I felt so bad for Rosie whilst I was reading the novel Fame clearly isn't all it's cracked Engendering Song up to be and it was nice to get a look in to a life where only one half of the couple is famous and how the non famous person copes Rosie was so warm and inviting and her love for her Nanna almost had me in tears Her Nanna also almost had me in tears with her cool comments and the way she called everyone lover I really enjoyed the novel and I look forward to trying all of Julia's previous novels it's hard to believe I've never read a book from an author I've enjoyed so much Lovestruck is a wonderful novel about marriage about fame and about how the grass most definitely isn't always greener on The Village sideThis review was originally posted on Girls Love To Read


10 thoughts on “Lovestruck

  1. says:

    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 enjoyableRosie 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 uite so goodThis 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 happiness The couple’s main problem was the fact that they couldn’t communicate all of their problems could have been avoided if they were to have actually sat down and spoken to each other which is a day to day problem with a lot of couples so I am sure there will be a few readers who will relate to thisI also loved the way the author managed to create such loathing characters that really got under my skin such as Yolande and Becki oh boy did I love to hate them I can’t believe how well Rosie coped with them she deserved a medalI particularly enjoyed the last few chapters of this book because the pace of the book uickened and there was a lot of things revealed that I didn’t see coming which was a great bonus This book really makes you appreciate what you have got rather than what you wantI love discovering new authors and I have found a great one with Julia Llewellyn thanks to Francesca I cannot wait to try another book by this author and I would definitely recommend this book


  2. says:

    It has been years since I last read a book by Julia Llewellyn I always recall enjoying her books and I was right This was an enjoyable story one which I enjoyed Ever since Jake has hit the big time with his acting career he has been working harder and harder than ever and is becoming a bit of a celebrity Rosie and Jake along with their two children move from a small flat in Neasden London to The Village and a huge house Rosie is struggling to adjust not only to Jakes new found fame but also to the level of wealth they now have and is not used to being able to afford things without thinking them through This book is in part a story on how to cope when you now have access to a large sum of money and whether you will fit in with other rich people It is also a book about Rosie and Jake's family and whether they really are as in love as they were before or whether Jake is changing not necessarily for the better Rosie finds herself feeling a bit isolated in a new village being a stay at home mum previously she had to work and not knowing anyone in the area is struggling to adjust Slowly she starts to think that Jake is not the man she fell in love with as you can never tell with actors There is an interesting dynamic to the relationship between Rosie and her best friend Christy as Christy is Jake's agent and is continually trying to do things for the sake of his career Christy also doesn't seem too interested in the children so Rosie feels like she can't even rely on her oldest friend any There are interspersed with the present day story there are the odd chapters that tell you about Christy's friendship with Rosie as children as well as parts of the early relationship between Rosie and Jake Lovestruck is a good book it just wasn't amazing There is nothing particularly wrong with the story but I didn't find it had that special something either its just a nicely written entertaining book that I enjoyed


  3. says:

    I received a copy of this book via the GoodReads Giveaway sectionFound 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 this couple proved and it was good to read the journey they both went on


  4. says:

    Always lovely to read a book where a husband and wife find their way back to each other


  5. says:

    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


  6. says:

    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 itLovestruck 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're over the age of say 10 It's even worse when you're dealing with Richie Rich type folks who think nothing of spendings thousands on baby shower gifts So while it may seem totally awesome to be married to an actor we actually get to see the other side of it the loneliness how it's pulling Rosie and Jake's marriage apart and it was sadWhenever you think about how the other half live you don't expend to feel sorry for someone like Rosie who doesn't have to work who spends her time looking after her kids and can go and buy a beautiful Vivienne Westwood dress without blinking but I actually feld sad for Rosie It's clear the move is taking a toll and she's working with a new breed of people; Jake's working all hours and when he's around he's spouting about a move to LA; and her best friend Christy is concerned with being Jake's agent than Rosie's friend I just felt so sad for her that this dream of living in a big fancy house with no money worries wasn't as perfect as it seems proving time and again that money isn't everything though it WOULD be nice I confess The saddest part was seeing Jake and Rosie's marriage disintegrate as the pages wore on For two people so happy at the beginning the innocence was gone the honeymoon over and Jake started acting uite fake He was a bit too big for his boots he forgot where he came from and it was super disappointingI really enjoyed Lovestruck Julia Llewellyn has a fantastic voice and I felt so bad for Rosie whilst I was reading the novel Fame clearly isn't all it's cracked up to be and it was nice to get a look in to a life where only one half of the couple is famous and how the non famous person copes Rosie was so warm and inviting and her love for her Nanna almost had me in tears Her Nanna also almost had me in tears with her cool comments and the way she called everyone lover I really enjoyed the novel and I look forward to trying all of Julia's previous novels it's hard to believe I've never read a book from an author I've enjoyed so much Lovestruck is a wonderful novel about marriage about fame and about how the grass most definitely isn't always greener on The Village sideThis review was originally posted on Girls Love To Read


  7. says:

    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 backstoryRosie 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 herThere are also other conflicts in the story and although I had guessed what was coming this adds depth to the plotI 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 a great lead Her vulnerability comes across really well but when she needs the strength it's there This romantic read was just what I neededLovestruck is the story of how Rosie and Jake's relationship cope with the changes that success brings and what can happen when you give your power away It’s about other people’s perceptions and how they may not always be correct


  8. says:

    I received this book as part of a goodread giveawayThe 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 wifeUnfortunately 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 have nannies She was poor and grew up in the worst neighbourhood and wish she still lived there She then separates from her husband because he didn’t have an affair


  9. says:

    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 perhaps but if you're looking for an easy read that's easy to pick up and put down again and not too taxing this will do the job nicely


  10. says:

    I won this book on good reads first reads I really enjoy chick lit so thought this book would be one for me but I couldn't get past the first hundred pages just did not capture my attention