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Sophie's Turn

(Rock Star Romance #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  262 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Slapper? Slut? Adulteress? Sophie Penhalligan's life and moral universe is turned upside down when rock star Dan proposes to her in full knowledge that she is already engaged. She has always loved Dan, in a remote-crush kind of way. She thinks she loves her fiancé, Tim. What is she to do?

It's all happening because her past has come to tempt her. Nine years ago, she met he
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Published July 6th 2011 (first published 2011)
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Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
Well, this wasn't at all what I expected. For the majority of the book I wanted to smack Sophie, and Dan AND Rachel. I was mad at myself for once again choosing a book that I knew had cheating as one of the major plot points. I'm irrationally opposed, and cannot stand a cheating hero or heroine, so I'm not sure why I continue to delude myself that this book wold be different. But, in fact this one actually WAS different! I don't want to give away too much, but I just want to give huge props to N ...more
Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'
Book Review – Sophie’s Turn by Nicky Wells.

‘Rock Guys are viagra for my soul’ – Sophie Penhalligan

Sophie Penhalligan is just like any other teenager growing up in her hometown of Newquay, Cornwall. Her bedroom walls are adorned with posters of her favourite rock band, TUSCQ, and her dreams revolve around one day meeting the singer, Dan, and making him all her own - the singer with a voice like velvet. Her musings however take an ornamental turn when her dream actually bares some truth at ninetee
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Before starting my review on this amazing book, I have two things to confess: First I am a sucker for chick-lit books and second, I just love music and rockstars! So what happens when I see these two combined! THE INEVITABLE - I LOVE THE BOOK!

Sophie Penhalligan is a journalist working for the Read London. She has a steady relationship for two years with Tim, and is waiting for him to propose. Tim is everything a girl would possible want and life with him would be safe, secure, cozy. Wait a minu
Dec 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read for all chick-lit lovers! It is an easy read with a fab plot that will keep you hooked all the way through.

Sophie's Turn is the debut novel by Nicky Wells and the first book in a rock-romance trilogy. The story is written from the point of view of the book's heroine, Sophie Penhalligon, who finds herself engaged to both rock-star Dan and city accountant Tim when we first meet her. I was instantly intrigued as to how she came to be in this predicament and through a series of f
Aug 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Anyone looking for a fun and light-hearted read look no further.
Donna McBroom-Theriot
Nov 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Book Quotes:
Well, if it weren’t for the small matter of Tim, her actual finance’. And for the fact that Dan was a mega rock star. And for the fact that they had both drunk a little too much at the party after the big Parish gig. But he had said, ‘would you marry,’ hadn’t he, and indeed she would. In a different world. In a different lifetime. But, “yes, oh yes,” she shouted again, because he wasn’t serious, and it wouldn’t hurt to go along with the fantasy, would it?
“Yes, I am. Look, he’s a grea
Shaz Goodwin
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Nicky Wells is a self-published author. When she contacted me to review Sophie’s Turn, I read the prologue which had me hooked instantly!

In the prologue, Sophie and Dan are in Paris while the band ‘Tusk’ are on tour and Sophie accepts Dan’s proposal. There’s only one problem with that …………what about her fiancée Tim back in London? I wanted to go back to the beginning to find out more about her relationship with Tim and what life was like for her. What had led her to this point?

In Part One we ge
Susan Buchanan
Oct 19, 2012 rated it really liked it

Deliciously funny, romantic and endearing!

Easily a 4.5 star

I won a copy of this book a few months ago in a competition. I had recently read another 'rock star' type book, so wanted to wait a while before reading this one, as I had really enjoyed the previous book I'd read and didn't want to confuse the two. I need not have worried. They were very different. Sophie's story you could imagine having happened, if you were part of that music scene and a groupie. The original meeting 10 years previous
Marina Sofia
Oct 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
OK, I have a confession to make. I've known Nicky for a number of years and I knew she had written a novel. When she first published it as an e-book, I didn't have a Kindle, but I felt that, as a duty towards a friend, I should make an effort to buy it. Maybe even read it. Even though chick lit is not at all my cup of tea. You can look through my lists and I doubt you will find more than a handful of chick-lit type books.

I expected to skim through it quickly and find a few polite things to say a
Jul 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect story to take with you for a weekend at the beach. Written in an easy, comfortable tone, you'll soon find yourself carried away into Sophie's world and unable to put the book down until you find out what happens next. I couldn't help but become envious of the main character, Sophie, as she finds herself engaged to two different yet wonderful men. I was right there with her thinking what would I do if this happened to me. Who would I choose? Why? What do any of us really want ...more
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
So Sophie is in a very boring relationship gets engaged. Meets up with a rock star she'd known albeit briefly 10years ago. Sparks fly. All of a sudden she's invited as a journalist to cover the band's revival tour?

Does that sound eerily similar to a more famous book that was released a year later? Not claiming anything here. The books aren't very similar in a lot of aspects but that whole premise was quite spot on.
Joanna Gawn
Apr 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Safe and boring? Or glamorous and risky? Which man would you choose?

I could totally empathise with each of Sophie's choices and difficult "should I, shouldn't I?" decisions.

All of the characters are memorable (some for all the wrong reasons!) and there are some truly hilarious laugh out loud moments, even in some of the more 'serious' scenes. I also think her mum is fabulous. :-)

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging read, and I eagerly look forward to the sequel.
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a great book! Definitely a must read! I was completely hooked and can't wait to read Sophie's Run! Sophie had boyfriend Tim and the "love" of her fantasies came back into the picture! I laughed out loud, was frustrated but mostly completely enthralled in this romantic story! I highly recommend, this a must read!
Amanda Markham
Oct 04, 2012 rated it liked it

Not your usual chick lit. This is smart, funny, heartbreaking and much closer to life than a lot of other books I've read in this genre. The main character doesn't try to hide anything, is honest with both men in her life, and most importantly, is honest with herself.
Literary  Chanteuse
Nov 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
I loved the British humor and the whole idea of the heroine's rock star fantasy becoming reality. She had to deal with tough moral decisions and her choices reflect what a lot of women would choose. Great ending and over all a very fun chicklit book!
Julie Valerie
Jul 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First of all, what I am about to tell you is not a spoiler. It's a hook. I pulled this definition of "spoiler" from the Wikipedia website:

Spoiler is slang for any element of any summary or description of any piece of fiction that reveals any plot element which will give away the outcome of a dramatic episode within the work of fiction, or the conclusion of the entire work.

Let me start by saying I try never, ever to leak a spoiler when writing a book review - but I hardly think reporting a teeny-
Aug 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Nicky Well’s is debut author, originally from Germany, now living in Bristol in England, with her husband and two sons. She has self published her first e- book Sophie’s Turn a classic chick lit novel. Nicky kindly sent me an e-book copy of her novel . Normally I don’t enjoy reading e-books, I’m pretty old fashioned and love the feel and smell of a reading a new book. After reading about Sophie’s Turn, however, I was excited to get started. I always enjoy reading novel’s by new and upcoming auth ...more
Rea Cobb
Aug 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have just finished Sophie’s Turn by Nicky Wells on my kindle. I love the look of the cover of this book and I think it is the ideal cover for this book.

Slapper, Slut, Adulteress. This is hardly the 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. Aged nineteen, she travelled halfway across the country to honour an invitation by her favourite rock band, Tusk, to j
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure what I expected from Sophie's Turn, but I got so much more than I expected from the book. I received entertainment for an afternoon an evening. I was taken to a world that was different from my own. But I also watched a woman deal with her issues by first not dealing with them and then tackling them. I watched a romance bloom. I toured with a band around Europe and stayed at 5-star hotels. And I enjoyed every minute. Ms. Wells knows how to write a story that fully immerses you in th ...more
Oct 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One woman ... two very different men ... two proposals ... which one does she choose?

Sophie Penhalligan is a twenty-eight year old London newspaper journalist who has been in a two year relationship with the safe and steady accountant Tim, who has finally proposed to her. But then along comes a blast from the past when her teen idol and rock star heartthrob Dan Hunter from the band Tusk comes back into her life after ten years and proposes to her too! Sophie accepts both of their proposals and f
Chris Torretta
Sep 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is just simply fabulous! It has all the right bells and whistles. From the prologue on I was immensely entertained! It’s a book about choices and some rather scandalous activities with those choices, but every word is delicious!

Sophie! Sophie! Sophie!! Ahhh… she is by far my favorite charcter. She has her little set of problems. Being engaged to a man that is far from her own version of Prince Charming. And then her version of Prince Charming shows up in her life again! What’s a girl t
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
**4.5 Stars**
Sophie's Turn is such an apt title for this story of a young woman finding herself - and having a rock star romance along the way!

"All my life, I had been worried about becoming trapped in a mediocre life..."

Sophie Penhalligan's chief concern is living a mediocre life. And that's exactly what she's doing. She's a journalist working for a mediocre paper. She lives in a mediocre flat and is in a mediocre relationship. Sophie wasn't always dull. But she's thankful to have her 'wilderne
Ali (Our Book Boyfriends) Flores
4 STARS!!! A very unique rocker love story!!

Sophie Penhalligan is in a relationship with Tim Renfrew. She feels like the proposal is on the way,and she’s ready. Or, she thinks she is. She has a huge problem, though. Tim can do the most outrageously wonderful things, but Sophie can’t stop daydreaming about her past encounter with Dan Hunter, lead singer of her favorite rock band, Tuscq. Dan is completely in the past, though, and Tim is her future. Well, that’s what she keeps telling herself until
Aug 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
How many of us have dreamed of being proposed to by a rock star, especially one that we have idolised since our teenage years? For most of us that’s as far as it gets, but for Sophie Penhalligan it went further. Not only did she dream it but it actually happened to her. Dan from rock group Tusk is her dream come true, or is he? There is of course the small matter of her boyfriend Tim who has also proposed to her.

Sophie’s Turn is a delightful story of moral dilemma and conscience, throwing cautio
Vibina Venugopal
Aug 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sophie Penhelligan has a great life., with her career being a journalist friends and a boyfriend Tim who has been there for two years, though her relationship with Tim turns her off time and again., she hopes that someday he will propose her..And then eventually does get engaged but then she gets engaged to the rock star Dan too...The book opens up with a flashback though a slow runner things got a lot better as I hung on to it...Tim is shy, can never really express himself always messes up thin ...more
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally published at The Rookie Romance Blog.

Every girl (well, most girls) dreams of being swept off of her feet by the handsome rock star they idolise, but when it happens to Sophie Penhalligan it's not quite as perfect as she'd imagined.
Sophie is a journalist, working in London and dating the steady and safe Tim. Things have been a bit lackluster between her and Tim, and Sophie finds herself rediscovering her favourite rock band, Tuscq- along with their alluring lead singer, Dan. Sophie is
Louise Graham
Aug 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Sophie's Turn is the first novel written by Nicky Wells. Sophie Penhalligan is a 28-year-old journalist living in London. In a committed relationship to Tim, but worried that is doesn't seem to be going anywhere fast - why hasn't Tim proposed yet? An accidental meeting at the Airport of Darren the guitarist of band Tusk. The band she had travelled from Cornwall to Edinburgh to meet and go back stage with almost 10 years previous. The band that she had an enormous crush on the lead singer Dan, al ...more
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to win this book in a giveaway...and what a lovely breath of fresh air it was!
Most of the romances and rocker books I read are always very dark and filled with steamy sexuality and dirty and definitely my cup of tea...but occasionally I like to switch it up and read something a tad more on the tamer side as long as it has a good story and is well written. Sophie's Turn is all that and more...a very sweet and very realistic, relatable story of one woman's discovery a
Nov 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romantice
Sophie Penhalligan works on the news desk at the ‘Read London’ newspaper. She has been with her accountant boyfriend Tim for two years, and is hoping for their relationship to progress. The story is told in the present day, interspersed with flashbacks early in the novel, in which Sophie recalls an adventure in Edinburgh from her younger days involving a rock band she adored, called Tusk, and her encouter with the lead singer Dan. Back in the present, a chance meeting with ex-Tuscq band member D ...more
Cocktails and Books
Sep 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Sophie and Tim met at a charity event and for two years seemed to be on the road to matrimony. But on the night of their two year anniversary the dynamics of their relationship changes and it causes Sophie to start questioning why she thought they were such a fit for one another. Then the focal point of her teenage crush, Dan the lead singer of Tusk, enter life and turns things upside down. Will Sophie choose Dan, the man she's loved for the past two years or the man who was the star of her girl ...more
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Nicky Wells writes captivating romance and breathtaking thrillers featuring famous (or infamous!) feisty heroes and extraordinary villains.

Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln with her husband and their two boys. She loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s hopelessly addicted to reading crime n

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