Friday, 20 June 2014

Book Review: You're The One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher

Giovanna Fletcher if you don't know is Tom Fletcher wife from McFly, who I love, and is an author, last year she wrote her debut novel Billy and Me which I loved and was the sort of girly romance book that I can't get enough of and both of her books are up there with my favourite books! You're The One That I Want is a story about  a girl Maddy and her two best friends Ben and Rob and the complications with their friendship.

The Blurb-

Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob -  the man she's about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben - best man and the best friend any two people ever had

And that's the problem.

Because if it wasn't Rob waiting for her at the altar, there's a strong chance it would be Ben. Loyal and sensitive, Ben has always keep his feelings to himself, but if he turned around and told Maddy she was making a mistake, would she listen? And would he be right?

Best friends since childhood, Maddy,Ben and Rob thought their bond was unbreakable. But love changes everything. Maddy has a choice to make but will she choose wisely? Her heart, and the hearts of the two best men she knows, depend on it.

I think this story shows a very different side to a love story and how its not always black and white, I also think its really original as a lot of the romance books can often be very repetitive but this one I think is new and shows the side of friendship turning into love and the complications it bring. She has also slightly linked her two books together as she mentions Billy Busking and his movie in this book which I think is really clever and such a good idea!

Through out the book Rob's speech is inserted in little sections ending with Ben's best man speech and it begins one Rob and Maddy's wedding day and then goes back to when they're nine and have first met Maddy and shows the connection they all had right from the moment they met. Each chapter alternates between Ben and Maddy and what they are thinking and feeling, also giving different perspectives on what is happening in their lives and what they think of one another. You never know Ben's feelings but I like that as otherwise I think it would get way to confusing with 3 character views, even though he doesn't have his own chapters you get to know him just as well through Ben and Maddy's chapters.

Over all I think this book was amazing and I definitely recommend it's pretty close but I probably prefer this one to her last one, but know I'm going to have to re read Billy and Me. If you've read this let me know your opinion on it!



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