Writer of books. Singer of songs. Player of four-stringed instruments. Mother of two. Stephie lives on the South Coast of the UK with her (some might erroneously say) long suffering husband, and two children. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found living the dream nine-to-five life, playing aforementioned four-stringed instruments (ukulele, bass), or… Continue reading About
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Getting Over Jesse Franklin (2015) What happens when you find your 90’s boyband crush on Facebook, and then add him as a friend? Back in the nineties Cassie loved Jesse. But he was the bass player in her favourite band and didn’t even know she existed. Fourteen years on, the band has broken up and… Continue reading My Books
I was recommended this by a friend of the author, but I soon forgot about that. It’s pleasantly escapist but also weirdly convincing high-quality “chick lit” which is by turns evocative, moving and funny. The characters are nuanced and believable and I found myself caring about them very quickly. I’m now about to start the sequel!
I loved this book, it plays upon that fantasy we all had as a teenager dreaming of marrying the pop star of your dreams, and in this book, that becomes a reality. Cass meets Jesse, years later after the teenage crush, via Facebook and you as a reader are taken on a fabulous journey through their romance, although it obviously doesn’t all go according to plan. It’s funny, it’s romantic, it’s also a little bit hot in places. I felt so crestfallen at some of Cass’ decisions and really felt myself getting caught up in the story. I couldn’t put this down. A fabulous holiday read which makes you feel all warm and happy inside. I loved all the musical references, and could relate to that feeling of associating music with specific events and feelings. Highly recommended.