Books – You’re The One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher

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You’re the one that I want by Giovanna Fletcher, you may recognise the name? Giovanna is the wife of Tom Fletcher, original Mcfly band member. Giovanna and Tom together have been quite famous for their youtube video pregnancy announcements, they share a beautiful family together and Giovanna has written a group of books one of which I was eager to read and here are my thoughts! 

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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 kept his feelings to himself, but if he turned round 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…

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I loved this book, It was both captivating and thrilling that I hated putting it down! Its written in as a three part perspective so that you get to know whats going on in the minds of all three characters.

Ben, Maddie and Robert are practically inseparable having grown up together from childhood. Known as ‘the tripod’ as if to suggest they are not complete if not in their trio, you can only imagine how close they are and what friendship means to them all. It tells the tale of a rather complicated love triangle throughout the most important times in a persons life. We see then grown from children, to teens, to young adults and later to adulthood.

The book has so much emotion incorporated into the story that it constantly squeezes at your heart strings! You’ll be at war with yourself figuring out how you feel about the characters, the challenges they face throughout and who’s done right from wrong.

Maddie is the perfect female role, she is your typical teen girl and you can quite often in the story relate to her. Shes fun loving, caring and like any young girl; confused!

Ben is who I rooted for the most in this story, he’s passionate, loving, so caring and often puts others before himself.

Rob was my least favourite character but I feel like that was because Ben had stolen my heart a little already so Rob didn’t stand a chance (As you can tell I’m emotionally invested in this story)!

If you love a compelling, easy read I’d recommend giving this book a go. Even though there are parts of the story that can be quite predictable, there are also parts that shock and keep you intreigued so it balances out really nicely.

What books have you read recently that you’d recommend?

xox

59 Comments

  1. LaaLaa (@LaaLaaMonroe) September 6, 2016 / 10:42 am

    Oh I didn’t know she was an authoress. I don’t read a lot of fiction but it’s so good when you can get emotionally invested and involved in a book. x

    • cheskaaanels September 6, 2016 / 10:45 am

      I didn’t realise for a while too but she has a nice little collection now!!

  2. fashionandstylepolice September 6, 2016 / 11:06 am

    I read more of non fiction books but I will check this out. Sounds interesting.

    • cheskaaanels September 6, 2016 / 11:07 am

      I love reading a bit of everything, this was a fun read 🙂

  3. fashionmommywm September 6, 2016 / 11:19 am

    It sounds like a perfect holiday read, something to curl up by the pool with.

  4. Caz September 6, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    Not an author I’ve ever read anything by before, so thanks for sharing! I’ve recently read, and reviewed on my blog, Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter. It’s a darker read than this, so perhaps I’ll have a change of genre and check out Fletcher next! x
    Caz
    http://www.constantcrisis.org / http://www.invisiblyme.com

    • cheskaaanels September 6, 2016 / 12:47 pm

      Oooo I must try that I do like dark reads too!!

  5. Claire September 6, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    Sounds like a sweet little book. I’ve been meaning to read one of hers for a while, thank you for reminding me!

  6. Jessica September 6, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    Oh wow, I didn’t know she wrote books! I was already captivated by the blurb and your thoughts on it sold me. Sounds like a book right up my street but man I’m slacking in reading right now. Been reading the same book for months now (Pocket Wife, don’t remember by who but was given to my by my sister for CHRISTMAS), not because it’s not good but there’s just no time! Will defo check this one out though! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica
    Foodandbaker.co.uk

    • cheskaaanels September 6, 2016 / 3:46 pm

      Haha I’ve been slacking myself actually I don’t read as often as I’d like to because I just don’t have the time but I did read a book last week I just have breaks in between so that I can do other stuff haha!! I always read my books too quick I get so invested in the story! Xox

  7. Sam | North East Family Fun September 6, 2016 / 7:23 pm

    I had no idea this was Giovanna’s job – I like something that is easy to read so thanks for the recommendation x

  8. Sarah September 6, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    Aww this sounds like a lovely book.
    I love their family, is that weird? haha. Just how they come across, their relationship. It sounds perfect. Did you ever watch their wedding video?

    • cheskaaanels September 6, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      Oh they really do! I love their family too watching their videos is so cute! I haven’t watched their wedding vid actually I shall now though!

  9. Liz Mays September 6, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    This sounds like an amazing story. I like the idea of reading from each of the three character’s perspectives!

    • cheskaaanels September 6, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      Oh thats what got it for me I love reading from different perspectives!

  10. Rhian Westbury September 7, 2016 / 12:05 am

    I love love love this book and have read all of the other ones which she has written x

    • cheskaaanels September 7, 2016 / 8:26 am

      Oooo yaay!! What others of hers would you recommend?

  11. Rachel September 7, 2016 / 1:10 am

    Awh I love the Fletchers! Giovanna’s books are some of my favourites although I haven’t read this one yet! xo

  12. cattitudeandco September 7, 2016 / 8:13 am

    I don’t read enough fiction! This sounds like an interesting read

  13. Rachel September 7, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    I have had this on my life for some time now, I thought I would like it but wasn’t totally sure, now I know I will x

  14. Jessica Ayun September 7, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    I am certainly looking for an easy to read book! Have to check this out.

  15. MELANIE EDJOURIAN September 7, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    I didn’t realise she was a writer but the book sounds like a very interesting read.

  16. hannahhowell912 September 7, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    This sounds like my kind of book – definitely going to check it out X

  17. annalisanuttall September 7, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Love the book cover. This look an interesting read so I will see if I can pick this up. xx

    http://www.annanuttall.com

  18. Kira C September 7, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    I’ve been dying to read this book but I need to buy it first! I’ve been reading The Lunar Chronicles and I’m on to the final book now, love them!

  19. Stressed Mum September 8, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    This sounds like my kind of book, I will definitely look out for this x

  20. Milly Youngman September 9, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    I really want to read this! Not my usual style of book but the plot definitely has me curious!

  21. joannavictoria September 9, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    I’ve got this book its my next read I’ve got all of Giovanna’s books but only read one of them so far ( dream a little dream)

  22. wonderfullybookish September 9, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    I really want to read this! The only book I’ve read by Giovanna is Billy and Me and I really should read more. Great review!

    • cheskaaanels September 9, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      Ooo I want to give Billy and Me a try actually what did you think?

      • wonderfullybookish September 9, 2016 / 8:37 pm

        I really liked it! I’m going to write a review of it soon but I read it over 3 years ago so I’ll need to scan over it again!

  23. Jo September 9, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    I love books that allow you to see the plot from all perspectives. Sounds like a great one to grab!

  24. Leanne September 10, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I’ve been thinking of getting this for my holiday next week! I loved Billy & me!

    • cheskaaanels September 10, 2016 / 6:06 pm

      Ahh great! Let me know what you think, I really want to read Billy & me!

  25. Jenni September 10, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Love the sound of this. I’ve just finished a Jodi Picoult book, love her writing x

    • cheskaaanels September 10, 2016 / 9:44 pm

      Ooo I don’t think I’ve read any of her stuff but I shall check her out now!

  26. Ana De Jesus September 11, 2016 / 10:59 am

    I knew that she was an author but I have not read her books before. It sounds like a sweet little book.

  27. TheLondonMum September 15, 2016 / 9:06 am

    This sound smooch like a book I’d love! I need to buy it!

  28. Amy September 15, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Sounds good – I’ve recently started reading lots again so going to put this on my list. I’ve recently read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini which was INCREDIBLE – if you haven’t read it, I strongly recommend it!! Also just read Me Before You which was heartbreaking and good too. xx

    • cheskaaanels September 15, 2016 / 3:12 pm

      Ahhh I’m going to order my copy now!! I love a good book!

  29. Sarahjane Wood September 15, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    My flatmate loves Giovanna Fletcher’s books! I wonder if she has this one because I would really like to read it

  30. fashionmommywm September 18, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    I’ve never read anything by Giovanna but I love the videos she posts with Tom.

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