Lovestruck, Julia Llewellyn | Book Review

Lovestruck opening line: They lay on Jake’s bed, breathing heavily, bodies intertwined and sweaty under the rumpled sheets.


My blurb:

Rosie and Jake are happy, in love and struggling financially. Introduced to one another by Rosie’s best friend who happens to be actor Jake’s agent, they have a whirlwind romance which is quickly followed by a wedding and children. Jake is an out of work actor and they live together in a small flat, without a spare penny for anything, until Jake makes it to the ‘big leagues’. He becomes a well recognized celebrity and he gives Rosie what he thinks she has always wanted, a big house, private schooling for the children, and she can be a stay at home mum. But, Rosie realizes that with all this wealth and freedom, she doesn’t really know her husband. And this new Jake is not someone she really wants to be with. Can her marriage survive fame and fortune?


Rosie is used to being in the background whenever she’s out with Jake, it’s a given when you are married to a famous actor. But she didn’t expect to be second best to him with her best friend Christy – even if she is his agent.

The higher Jake’s star rises, the further away the two people Rosie is closest to seem to be. And when she discovers something in Jake’s past she never knew, she begins to wonder how well she knows the man she’s married to and if her best friend really is someone she can trust . . .

My verdict:

The book swings from the past to the present quite seamlessly and there was only one story within the story that took me a while to follow. With that said, it was an easy, light hearted read that I can recommend.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780141048185
Format Paperback
Published August 2014

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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11 thoughts on “Lovestruck, Julia Llewellyn | Book Review

  1. The plot sounds interesting! I was looking for something light to read! Thanks for sharing!

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