Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Review & Giveaway: "Sophie's Encore" by Nicky Wells

It's time to Rock And Roll in earnest! Yes, Nicky Wells is here to celebrate the launch of Sophie’s Encore. Three cheers for the third book in her Rock Star Romance Trilogy!!!

Says Nicky,
“I’m so excited to share with you, finally, this third installment in Sophie and Dan’s epic romance! Thank you for coming to celebrate with me. Read on for:
The Book Chick's Review!
The fantabulous giveaway! 
But most of all, enjoy yourself and party hard! Are you ready?”

A lot has happened since we last saw Sophie. She's a mom now and she has been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows as she has navigated marriage and motherhood. Through it all Dan Hunter, lead singer of Tusq, long-time friend and former lover, has been there. He's there at 3 am when Sophie is overwhelmed with parenthood and he's there when the kids need him. Sophie has changed in the past few years, but so has Dan.

When Dan decides that it is time for Sophie to finally do something for herself he draws her back into the world of rock little by little. As Sophie begins learning how to mix and master sound, something that she has a natural talent for, she begins to open up again and she begins to blend the parts of her old life and new life together to form something worth holding on to.

Sophie's Encore was by far my favourite of the three novels in this series. I'm not sure if that's because Sophie has really grown on a personal level since we last saw her and is standing firmly on her own two feet making her own decisions, or if it's because adding motherhood into the mix made it more relevant to me personally, but I loved it. Dan Hunter is back and better than ever, and I loved this new, less selfish version of him.

I also thought that the budding romance between Dan and Sophie was balanced beautifully. It wasn't overdone, yet there was enough going on that I found it intriguing and a great addition to the story. I found myself cheering them on as they came to the inevitable conclusions about themselves.

I can't think of one thing that I would complain about when it comes to Sophie's Encore. The plot felt realistic and it kept me interested, the writing was tight, and the peeks into the life of a rock star were intriguing. Sophie's Encore was a worthy finale to the Rock Star Romance series. My thanks to the author for inviting me on this tour!

Party Time — The GIVEAWAY!!!
1 x signed Sophie’s Encore Poster
2 x Sophie’s Encore Mugs
1 x Sophie’s Run Mug
1 x $10 Amazon Gift Voucher (or equivalent currency)
2 x Sophie’s Encore Key Ring
1 x Sophie’s Run Key Ring
2 x “Swag Pack” featuring 2 postcards (1 signed) each for all three Rock Star Romance books, and 2 bookmarks each for Sophie’s Turn and Sophie’s Run
a Rafflecopter giveaway
The giveaway closes 30 September at 12 midnight BST.
Entrants must be 18 or over. Giveaway is open internationally.
About Nicky Wells
Nicky Wells is your ultimate rock chick author. Signed to US Publisher, Sapphire Star Publishing, Nicky writes Romance That Rocks Your World, featuring the rock star and the girl next door.
Nicky’s books offer glitzy, glamorous contemporary romance with a rock theme ~ imagine Bridget Jones ROCKS Notting Hill!
Born in Germany, Nicky moved to the United Kingdom in 1993 and currently lives in Lincoln. In a previous professional life, Nicky worked as a researcher and project manager for an international Human Resources research firm based in London and Washington, D.C. Like her leading lady, Sophie, Nicky loves listening to rock music, dancing, and eating lobsters. When she’s not writing, she’s a wife, mother, occasional knitter, and regular contributor to The Midweek Drive show on Lincoln’s Siren 107.3 FM. Rock on!
*Nicky waves*
Whoa! What a party! I hope you enjoyed yourself. Thank you again for stopping by The Book Chick's Blog today to help me celebrate. Happy reading and rock on! And don’t forget to say ‘hi’, I’d love to hear from you and I will come back to chat later!


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Melisssa, glad you enjoyed the review. Happy reading if you do get a chance to meet Sophie and Dan! Meanwhile, good luck with the giveaway and rock on.... x

  2. Hi Jonita! Thank you so much for hosting me again, this time with the final book in the Trilogy. I'm honoured to be here!

    Thanks also for sharing your thoughts on the Encore. It means the world to hear that you found this last part to be a worthy finale, and that you connected with the story and *all* its characters in the way you did. Yay!

    Here's wishing good luck to all giveaway entrants. ROCK ON!

  3. Thanks for this wonderful party and the special review and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad you enjoyed the party. Good luck with the giveaway and rock on! :-)

  4. I am absolutely enjoying the party and the review!

    1. Karin, hi! I'm so happy to hear that, thanks for stopping by and good luck with the giveaway! Rock on!

  5. Replies
    1. Woohooo! Fab news, thank you for your comment and for stopping by. Good luck! XX