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Her famous star remains her rock while life takes her on a little detour…Who says that the road towards true love is straight and even? Sophie is certainly discovering that it is anything but.So she has finally found the man of her dreams! Well… she knows who he is, even though she hasn’t actually quite met him yet. But she misses her opportunity, and then her life goes crHer famous star remains her rock while life takes her on a little detour…Who says that the road towards true love is straight and even? Sophie is certainly discovering that it is anything but.So she has finally found the man of her dreams! Well… she knows who he is, even though she hasn’t actually quite met him yet. But she misses her opportunity, and then her life goes crazy. Rock star and ex-fiancé, Dan, keeps getting in the way of her new romance—even if he is just trying to be helpful. A fire, an impromptu mini-trip with Dan, and a dreaded wedding later, Sophie is still struggling to meet the love of her life. Then, just as she is getting it together with her perfect man, best friend Rachel commits an act of unspeakable betrayal.Sophie has had enough. Confused and distraught, she decides that it is time for radical change. Surprising herself and shocking her friends, she embarks on a secret journey eventually gets her life back on track....

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Sophie's Run Reviews

  • Kim Nash
    2019-05-07 21:20

    I've always found it really interesting when a sequel is launched following a debut novel that you've really enjoyed. It makes me ask whether the book lived up to the first. OMG - in this case it so did! And more! I got so lost in this delightful, delicious story, that I had to keep telling myself that I wasn't Sophie! I love Nicky Wells' writing style, she is so natural, and so funny as well as warm, romantic and adorable and you are kept guessing about what is going to happen right until the very end. If the third one in the series was ready, I would have picked it up straight away and devoured that one too! What will I do when this series finishes? I have no idea! But I hope that Mrs Wells has a number of novels up her sleeve to keep me entertained for years to come.

  • ChristinaTorretta
    2019-05-20 22:27

    First, let me warn you guys. I can prattle on and on and on about Sophie. In my mind Nicky Wells brings this world that is so fantastical but still firmly planted on the ground. It’s a story about a girl with issues but she faces them her way and her way is simply fantastic! The line that Nicky walks to keep this fun but still so real is perfect and I’ve loved every single word of Sophie’s story.Nicky Wells by far, does it again. Sophie’s Turn was fabulous but Sophie’s Run goes far beyond any expectations I had set! I did not want this story to end! This is even better than the first. I feel like I know Sophie, like we’ve been girlfriends for a while and everything she gets herself into, I’m there with her. She’s such an amazing character that pulls you into her story, making you love her even when you are worried for her or laughing at her decisions.There are a myriad of emotions that came out of me while reading Sophie’s Run. Happiness, shock, horror and most of all the fabulous feeling of love that you just can not help but have for these wonderful characters! As they say, all you need is love, but it’s Sophie’s journey to finding her thunderbolt and lighting kind of love that makes this such a wonderful and quite dramatic read. Once again Rachel was my favorite even as she does some scandalous things but Greetje was a new character that I just could not get enough of. Her loving assistance with Sophie while she’s going through such a hard time, is wonderful to see and is exactly what Sophie needs.Our favorite rock star, Dan is back and it’s fun to see if he’s going to create as much havoc in Sophie’s Run as he did in Sophie’s Turn. But honestly Sophie is up to all her tricks and makes quite a bit of havoc herself. But this is what I love about Sophie. As the story progresses I can see myself making the same foibles that she does! And you know when she doesn’t mean it but something mean still comes out of her mouth and she regrets it instantly but is too prideful to take it back! See what I mean? Totally realistic but Nicky has a way to make that reality much more fun than life. Once again the story was phenomenal, full of bits and pieces that add depth to an already delightful, hard to put down story! I love the old characters, I loved the new characters. I just plain LOVE it all!If you haven’t read Sophie’s Turn there’s enough in this to let you know what is going on but not so much that you feel encumbered if you have already read the first. It starts off perfectly and there’s just enough of a reminder of all of the old characters to let you move right along without having to research the first book, perfectly brilliant! The plot is once again fantastic and as fast paced and deliriously fun as the first. Again, so fantastic that I never wanted to put it down. And although there is a third coming soon, I didn’t feel like the ending was left at a cliffhanger. It was absolutely wonderful and I had tears streaming down my face because I do not want Sophie’s story to end. I miss you already girl!!I need more than FIVE stars!

  • Jessie
    2019-04-27 02:45

    Another fun book from Nicky Wells! Honestly I don't know how the author's fanciful mind comes up with all the plot twists for Sophie's story - never a dull moment in this ongoing tale. The story picks up a few years after book one and, while I think it would be incredibly helpful for the reader to have read Sophie's Turn first, I think someone could equally start right in here and enjoy the story.This book has a lot more subplots with Sophie's friends, Dan and Rachel. And the introduction of a new and wonderful love interest for Sophie. The story has a good pace throughout and keeps the reader wondering where it's all headed for the characters. You also get a little more "inner monologue" to listen in on what the characters are thinking, which I really enjoyed. (If I wasn't already in love with Dan from the first book, I certainly was by the end of this one! There's no spoiler there - just a reader crush on a fictional character!)Poor Sophie just continually seems to be trying to figure out what she wants out of life - aren't we all in our own way?This is a quick, easy, entertaining read with a lot of "slice of life" stories and few dashes of romance. If you're looking for smut, look elsewhere. This is more of a feel-good, make-me-smile kind of story -- actually, makes me smile just to write this. :-)

  • Katie Mettner
    2019-04-26 22:26

    Well, well, well Sophie Penhalligan is back in Sophie's Run and wow what a ride! After being left at a crossroads in Sophie's Turn I opened the second in the series by Nicky Wells hopeful that Sophie had found her "thunder bolt and lightening man". I was immediately sucked back into Sophie's life as she opened up on a ferry to Germany. I was immediately turning pages just to find out what the heck reason she had to be going to Germany! Ms. Wells took us on that journey with Sophie and all the events that led up to her "break down" and the reasons she had to take Sophie's Run. By that time poor Sophie had convinced me without a doubt she needed a holiday and taking one on a carless island in Germany sounded restful. The folks on the island take Sophie under their wing as she tries to sort out just how to face Dan, Rachel and Steve again. She isn't given much choice, however, when all three of them track her down and end up on her doorstep. I was left smiling at the end of this chapter of Sophie's life. I know by far it is NOT the end of her story though because Sophie is a rock star and she needs an encore! What I love most about the Sophie Series is how very human and very flawed and very real Sophie is. Sophie is your best friend, your sister or maybe even you. Sophie is all of us women who have gone through the bad knowing that our "thunder bolt and lightening man" was out there for us. I've found mine and I hope by the end of Sophie's story she will have hers. You will love this cheeky continuation to Sophie's story and be aching to read the final installment long before Ms. Wells is ready to share it.

  • Sue
    2019-04-24 23:43

    I have been looking forward to reading Sophie's Run after having so much fun following Sophie's adventures in the prequel, Sophie's Turn. It was great to catch up with Sophie again, not to mention the utterly gorgeous Dan. Rachel, BBF, is still there and we get to meet some new faces too.I found that Sophie's Run, while in keeping with the style and fun element of Sophie's Turn, it does perhaps go a bit deeper but in a way that is in keeping with the genre. The characters really develop and mature. There are some big emotional moments, some moments that are great fun and other moments that are beautifully and romantically touching.I loved the settings, can't say too much without spoiling the plot, but afterwards I could almost convince myself I had been to a couple of new locations.A great read, one that I would thoroughly recommend.

  • Kelly 'Perusing Princesses blog'
    2019-05-06 04:37

    BOOK REVIEW: Sophie’s Run (Rock Star Romance, #2) – Nicky WellsI was much more sophisticated and worldly-wise. Well possibly, a little bit. I could be serene, and poised, and elegantly glamorous with the best of them, I applauded myself inwardly, skilfully shooting an olive across the restaurant while trying to spear it with a toothpick. - Sophie Penhalligan.Ah, how can you not love Sophie? She’s like a breath of literary fresh air. She’s quirky, uncomplicated, reliable, ditzy, independent and totally loveable. She’s like Bridget Jones without the weird Mother. So, naturally, it’s only right that things get turned on their head in this next chapter of Sophie’s story.*With Sophie and Dan’s relationship hitting new ‘bestie’ heights, it’s apparently obvious to Sophie and all around that it’s time to move on and find her perfect man. Her dreams are finally answered when she locks eyes with Steve; a fellow church choir member. Although her lightning moment has stuck, Steve’s choir schedule is patchy, and she wonders how long it will be before she sees him again.With her 30th Birthday celebrations in full swing with best friends, Dan and Rachel, baring gifts, a beautiful cake, with a jolly crowd and good music, all is well, that is until an electrical fault puts a dampener on the whole parade. When her Tooting flat goes up in smoke, it leaves her only one option: To stay with Dan at his more than ample London abode.Dan is ever the attentive friend but with his tight work schedule and ‘conquest playtime,’ Sophie finds herself often alone, occasionally waking up to find a new pretty face at the breakfast table.Still, her insurance premiums are valid and her flat is getting an overhaul – Sophie Penhalligan, forever looking on the bright side…And things do start to look up, but when one part of your life starts to finally go right, it doesn’t stop the other part going cataclysmically wrong. …And that is when everything changes.A distressed friend, a fatal health scare, a romantic getaway that ends in disaster and the ultimate of best friend betrayal’s later and Sophie loses all sense of composure as she makes an extreme but life-altering decision.Follow Sophie on her extraordinary new journey as she makes a ‘Run’ for it, in order to find herself again and remember the things that truly matter.*I very much enjoyed Sophie’s Run; it had a stronger storyline and bigger plot than Sophie’s Turn, making it the perfect sequel. We are introduced to pivotal new characters, which were very welcomed, especially Steve and Geetje. I was concerned about how I would take to a new love interest. I guess a part of me always felt that Dan and Sophie were destined for each-other but Nicky gave us yet another loveable leading male in the form of a male nurse called Steve and I connected to him immediately. He was kind and tentative and I felt he more suited to our heroine than our favourite rock star, although that pains me to admit.I expected the betrayal, I’m not going to lie, it wasn’t a shock in all honesty, but there was a scene that had me gripping onto my seat for dear life because I honestly didn’t see that one coming, it brought a tear to my eye and that’s all I’m going to say on the matter as I don’t want to give anything away.If you are looking for impeccable writing, faultless scene structure and great 'plot' flow, you can’t go far wrong with this series.And, yes... the ending...WHAT?!Ah, I must have resembled a cheshire cat. What a way to end this story; it’s not quite a cliff-hanger, but it certainly gave an impression that book 3 is going to give our heroine a few more challenges. I just hope she is ready. ;)4-Stars

  • Kate’s Book Spot
    2019-05-14 22:26

    Firstly I’d like to thank Nicky Wells for sending me an ARC to read and give an honest review, I’m so excited to be part of the fantastic blog tour for Sophie’s Run!I always feel about nervous reading the sequel of a book that I’ve enjoyed so much, I worry that it won’t live up to my expectations but I needn’t have worried with this book because somehow it managed to surpass all my expectations – in short, it blew me away! This series is definitely one of my favourites, Nicky has an incredibly natural writing style that draws you in and I love how she keeps you guessing throughout the whole book (and then leaves you guessing about the next one!).The prologue hinted at some kind of betrayal and whatever it was, Sophie was pretty upset by it. Moving on to the main body of the story and Sophie was singing in a choir, this is where Steve first came to light in a wonderful thunderbolt and lightening way! Sophie seemed to be much more savvy this time round and not at all star-struck by Dan and his glitzy lifestyle but he was still very much involved in her life (thank goodness!). I was so excited to be back in Sophie’s world with the lovely, and extremely sexy, Dan that I quickly found myself caught up in the extravagance of it all – I thought the book had an expensive feel to it.Along came many twists and turns, there really wasn’t a dull moment: a disastrous birthday party, singing in the studio, a trip to Berlin which included a hilarious dress buying trip and an unexpected meeting in a hospital which led to… well I won’t tell you what that led to, you’ll have to find out for yourself.After a very strange trip to Scotland things quickly went downhill for Sophie – the prologue had hinted at betrayal and it was at this point that I began to get an inkling of what the betrayal would be, I really hoped I was wrong but it turned out that I was spot on and I felt just as outraged as Sophie! I had become so attached to her character that I could almost feel her hurt jumping out at me and this just made me even more annoyed about what had happened. I soon calmed down when the story changed perspectives and I got to hear from the characters in question – I loved this part because it added an interesting twist and explained certain things.Sophie’s trip to Langeoog, Germany, was fantastic and made me want to try drinking a cup of tea in the way that was described. Her time on the island was calming and I enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere that it created. Later on, I loved learning about the German wedding tradition – what a fun addition to a wedding!I didn’t want the story to end but unfortunately it had to, the ending was lovely even though it was unexpected – I guess a part of me was still expecting/hoping for a different outcome. Then came Dan’s song lyrics (beautiful) and a note from Sophie, I loved this extra information particularly as it gave me hope for the next book (I won’t elaborate too much on that though ) and now I just can’t wait to read Sophie’s Encore which is due to be released on 7 September 2013!!This was another fantastic read from Nicky Wells, if you liked Sophie’s Turn you’re going to LOVE Sophie’s Run!

  • Shaz Goodwin
    2019-04-28 02:22

    Sophie’s Run is the sequel to Sophie’s Turn (The Rock Star Romance Trilogy). I reviewed Sophie’s Turn in July 2011. Back then, Wells was an indie just breaking into the literary world. Since then, she has signed with American publishers, Sapphire Star Publishing, and I have to say that her writing has gone from strength to strength.Sophie’s Run begins with a prologue. We know Sophie is somewhere new and she is alone.Part One finds Sophie bumping into ex-fiancee Tim on her way to choir. Feeling shaken, the rehearsal passes in a blur. She makes eye contact with her ‘thunder-and-lightening’ man and finds out his name but after the performance she is engulfed by Dan, Rachel and Jordan who jet off via horse and carriage to dine out.After a crisis in her home during her birthday celebrations, Sophie moves in with Dan.Drama with Rachel leads Sophie to the hospital where she once again, briefly sets eyes on Steve and it is during Part Two when she meets Steve at the hospital again that their relationship truly begins, but the path of true love doesn’t run smoothly and neither does other aspects in her life so Sophie decides to get away …I loved stepping back into Sophie’s life and sharing the dramas. It was like spending time with an old friend! The connection with Dan is tempered with respect and real knowledge of each other. Their friendship is solid and real. I enjoyed getting to know Dan more this time round. His 40th birthday trip to Berlin was really special. Loved the scene of finding the perfect dress to wear for the traumatic wedding – genius! Rachel and Sophie’s friendship has matured over time and this felt exactly right. I really empathised with Rachel’s trauma and found it easy to forgive as well … the hardest thing for me in real life is to only see one side, which translates into the world that comes alive on the pages as well. I am often the devil’s advocate Sophie’s building intimacy with Steve felt very real. The subtle things that happen to move Dan away from his alpha male role were very perceptive of the author. I hope we get to know Steve better in the finale of the Rock Star Romance trilogy!I’m pleased to say that the humour is still there as well. The coffee shop scene had me chuckling heartily. This is so funny and something I would do with my own friends.Sophie’s time in Longeoog is my favourite part of the story. I thought it was a very beautiful interlude from Sophie’s London life. I loved the way she became involved in the community and her friendship with Greetje gave the story added depth. The key scenes that happen here feel so right.Sophie’s Run is more than a light-hearted read. Full of emotion, drama, turmoil and love – with characters that every reader will identify with, I have a feeling that for me, the trilogy as a whole, will be a keeper series. Wells has found her voice!Although this is a sequel, you can read it as a stand-alone, however, I would recommend you read Sophie’s Turn so that you can savour the full effect!I would like to thank the publishers for providing a Kindle copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Stephanie- The Boyfriend Bookmark
    2019-05-05 01:26

    Reviewed for The Boyfriend BookmarkClick here for reviewAfter reading Sophie's Turn, I was compelled to find out what happened next. If you did not read the first book in this series by Nicky Wells, you may not want to read ahead as this review is hard to do without referencing the first book.Sophie is probably one of the best female characters I have read in a book. She didn't have a tormented past, she was normal in my opinion, which made her so much more relatable.Dan, Sophie's ex-fiance super hot rock star turned best friend. I loved him in this book. Talk of fast food was over and he became such an amazing friend to Sophie. After all the two of them experienced in the first book, I was sure this book was going to leave them again in a horrible love triangle. I am so glad it didn't. It left me wanting more of Dan!Enter the scene, Steve... So I wasn't sure how I felt about him until after the appendectomy, but after that I knew. He is strong-willed amazing character.I loved the friendship with Rachel as much, if not more, in this book than I did in the first. Though I approached the friendship in this book very cautiously knowing that there was gonna be some drama between the two friends.I always think it a good sign if I tear up a little when reading a book...But the romantic getaway weekend tops it all for me and is why I couldn't give this five stars. So in love and yet you leave eachother on the road to figure out the little petty fight.In the end the right people ended up together and I am sure Dan was a sight to see in the Epilogue. I really enjoyed this book and it was well written. Nicky Wells did a great job with characters and establishing each of their unique personalities and the dynamic they shared as a group was inspiring. If we could all have friends like that, life would be good...

  • Heidi
    2019-05-18 23:38

    Sophie’s Run is the second in the series of the Rock Star Trilogy. I absolutely loved reading the first book (Sophie’s Turn) and couldn’t wait to find out where Sophie’s journey would lead the reader next. I was certainly not disappointed by the second instalment.I wasn’t quite sure how many new ideas could be added to the story (I thought the first book was already laden with excitement and adventure) but Nicky goes from strength to strength in developing Sophie’s character – she is so lovable!In my opinion Sophie’s Run has a complete different feel (which by all means is not a bad thing!) compared to Sophie’s Turn. Whereas the first book was filled with the excitement of touring with the band Tuscq, the second one is a lot more mellow and full of different feelings and emotions (from betrayal to finding true love). I loved the fact, that the reader also got to know a bit more about Dan (lead singer of Tuscq and Sophie’s best friend/crush/ex-fiance). There seems to be a lot more to him than initially meets the eye.I love Nicky’s writing style. Her talent for describing places, people and emotions feels so real! For example, towards the end, Sophie spends some time on the German island of Langeoog. Thanks to Nicky I really want to go this island for my next holiday . It comes across as being such a lovely and relaxing place.I cannot wait for the third and final instalment of the series! I am intrigued to find out which “adventures” await Sophie next.

  • Allyson
    2019-04-21 22:45

    Nicky Wells has done it again, I was hooked on Sophie' s Turn but Sophie' s Run held me even more captivated! I laughed out loud, was angry, frustrated, felt like I needed to comfort Sophie, cried! I was truly enthralled, I turned page after page because I couldn't put this book down, I had to find out what was going to happen next! Not only was this book full of romance, but lots of obstacles to overcome! I truly hated to see this book end! I'll try to be very patient for next one which comes out in September, I would love to read now, but will wait! I highly recommend this book!

  • Nicki
    2019-05-03 01:38

    I remember really enjoying book one in this series. At the time I rated it five stars and downloaded this one. However I forgot to read it and over a year has past, I don't recall much about it at all. Maybe my taste changed because I couldn't get into this. It's not badly written and I like the rock star despite his faults, but the romance with Steve rings untrue and I just can't read on past almost halfway. I'm not enjoying it or excited about reading on, so time to move on. I certainly wouldn't discourage anyone else from reading it, I really feel like this is just me and the book is probably fine.

  • Evelyn
    2019-05-16 02:46

    Reviewed on Eve's Chick Lit ReviewsTitle : Sophie's RunAuthor : Nicky WellsPublication Date : 7 February 2013Publlisher : Sapphire Star PublishingSource : Sent by Nicky (Thank you!)Overall : Beyond 5/5Her famous star remains her rock while life takes her on a little detour...Who says that the road toward true love is straight and even? Sophie is certainly discovering that it is anything but.So she's finally found the man of her dreams. Well...she knows who he is, even though she hasn't actually quite met him yet. When she misses her opportunity, her life goes crazy. Rock star and ex-fiancé, Dan, keeps getting in the way of her new romance — even if he is just trying to be helpful. A fire, an impromptu mini-trip with Dan, and a dreaded wedding later, Sophie is still struggling to meet the love of her life. Just as she's getting it together with her perfect man, best friend Rachel commits an act of unspeakable betrayal. And to top it all, her new boyfriend leaves her lying in the mud.Sophie has had enough. Confused and distraught, she decides that it is time for radical change. Surprising herself and shocking her friends, she embarks on a secret journey that eventually gets her life back on track.Recently, as all of you can see, I've posted quite a number of posts about Sophie's Turn and Sophie's Run. Yes, I'm really excited about Nicky's second book, Sophie's Run, a delightful sequel to Sophie's Turn. Sophie's Turn ended with such a surprise ending. When it ended, I wanted to read the second one really badly and now that I have, I'm sharing my experience with all of you. I loved Sophie's Turn but I loved Sophie's Run even more, every word of it. When I was reading the book, I was totally sucked into Sophie's world, a dream I hoped to last. But all good things must come to an end, right? Nicky reminded me that it's a fairytale in three parts and this is just the second part.Sophie, the heroine of the story is like a sister to me now. It's as though I've known her for a long, long time and I can absolutely feel for her. She's one of the best characters I've came across. She's simple, very human, does stupid things like us and has strong feelings for rock star, Dan. I'm pretty sure all of us can relate to that! I was there with her when she was proposed by two different men, when she left them and now, when she's found her thunderbolt-and-lightning man, Steve. Her journey to find The One was such an amazing journey, filled with drama and love. I was so terribly touched that I cried at some tiny things in the book. Those tiny little things and details matter. Read and you will know why!This book is divided into a few parts and every part gave me a different feeling, totally felt the emotions through Nicky's words. It's like sitting on a rollercoaster, not knowing what's next. Each character has their own story to tell, it's just so fab! In this book, Sophie's in Germany for some reasons. Greetje, a lovely lady she met there was such a great character. I liked her immediately. Greetje's with Sophie when she's having a hard time, a great listener, just like a mother! Reading about Sophie's experiences there was like Nicky telling her story as she's from Germany. I couldn't get enough of the beauty of the island. It's so beautifully described, carless and a small, warm community. A very romantic island filled with lovely people and places. I would love to be there one day, enjoy some tea while the sun sets! Another must-visit!Dan (think John Mayer!), the rock star, the ex-fiancé is back again for Sophie's Run. I loved him, no matter how bad he could be. In this book, his beloved Sophie's going after her thunderbolt-and-lightning man and there's nothing he can do about it except letting her go. 'If you love someone, set them free.' It's such a painful thing but it has to be done. I didn't really expect for them to end up as a happy couple in this book, but my heart sank a little when he let her go. Dan's such a hero in this book and I sincerely hope that Sophie will be his wife in the next one.Please make this happen, Nicky! Rachel, the BFF, I adored her in the first book but in this, my feelings faded a little. As the blurb suggests, there would be some conflicts between Sophie and Rach but I didn't expect it to be bad. Fights do strengthen friendships, anyway. Do read to find out! Won't give too much away!All in all, I can say that Nicky has done a fantabulous job! A modern Cinderella story, well written and fantastic characters to love! I loved EVERYTHING about this entertaining book. From the cover to the tiniest supporting character! I do not want the story to end, it's just heartbreaking to bid goodbye to my fictional sister, the amazing rock chick! Can't wait for her to be back in the third book, Sophie's Encore. Let's hope she will be Mrs Hunter in September! Not too long from now, seven months! Love you, sister! Till we meet again. As for now, let's enjoy the virtual launch party on Facebook! The party is on now!This book is a page turner and I highly recommend it to all!HAPPY LAUNCH DAY, NICKY! Thanks for a copy of this book! Rock on! xxx

  • Inga
    2019-05-20 00:46

    My review:Let me start saying, that Sophie’s Run was a big positive surprise for me! I haven’t read any of Nicky Well’s books yet, but boy, was I glad, I decided to go for it! I loved it! Sophie’s run is funny, sweet and interesting to read. Never a dull moment because the plot takes you to different places and people.Plot: I am not going to give you any spoilers here, but it was a fantastic journey to read about Sophie, Dan, Rachel and Steve! As I said, there was never a dull moment in Sophie’s Run and as the title suggests, Sophie is running away. Already in Prologue you get the understanding, that something dramatic has happened to Sophie and the whole plot is building up to that moment, so there is a lot of anticipation.What I loved about the story? There is not much to NOT like! Firstly, the settings kept my attention all the way through reading. You visit and see different surroundings where Sophie is traveling to and I loved the descriptions of the places and people. It was written in a way, that I, as a reader, wanted to be there, I even felt that I was there together with Sophie taking the same journey she was taking and going through the events together with her. Secondly, I liked how the author developed the plot and I have to admit, that in usual romances the developments can be pretty predictable, but in Sophie’s Run I was surprised more than once. Thirdly, the dynamics between the characters and between the relationships was awesome! Characters:I think Sophie is one of my favorite female characters from contemporary romances. She is unspoiled and genuinely a good and happy person. (Please don’t mix this with the word naïve). She was a person whom I could relate to and she was easy to love which does not meant that I understood her thoughts and actions all the time. That also made her interesting for me as a reader. I loved Dan and I was so happy to see him matured and more grown up. It seemed that Dan was growing a lot as a man and as a person in Sophie’s Run. My secret wish here is that Dan and Sophie will end up together, they would be so suitable to each other. I can’t wait to read, what Nicky Wells will do to their friendship and love in the third book!Generally:Sophie’s Run is the second book in the series and I highly recommend reading the first one – Sophie’s Turn - before you pick up Sophie’s Run. It is an entertaining contemporary romance where the story grabs you from the very beginning and carries you through emotional and fascinating story until the last page. And you will be wanting more of Sophie and her friends!

  • Hannelore Moore
    2019-05-21 02:19

    4.5 stars!Sophie's Run has a lot of stuff going for it.First of all, it's funny! I absolutely love some of the conversations and situations in this book, the second in a series. They're Nick Hornby-worthy! The scene where George gets Sophie's name wrong. The discussion on how to respond to Tim's wedding invitation. Very cute, very funny. And the banter between Sophie and Dan is great! So great, in fact, and they're such soul mates, that I find myself wondering, like a few other reviewers, about her "thunderbolt-and-lightning" man, Steve. He's a nice guy and all, but Sophie has such a great connection with Dan. It will be interesting to see how everything turns out in the third installment!Secondly, the writing in a technical sense. Grammatically and structurally, this novel is really well-written. Verbs match subjects. The author uses complete (and sometimes wonderfully-constructed) sentences. Maybe this sounds minor, but to me, it's no small thing. Let me explain why: I am relatively new to the whole author/book universe on social media, and I'm surprised and disappointed at the poor writing in some of the free and bargain books out there. Blurbs seem to be so hastily-written and can put me off within one sentence. E.g.: "The lonely earl has return to his ancestral home..." Not even a past participle there? I can understand when you're texting or sending out a quick email, but come on, people! So it's really refreshing to find an author who appreciates language and uses it not only correctly, but to its best advantage! Hats off to Ms. Wells for that.Thirdly, the writing in a literary sense, Ms. Wells' descriptions are superb. I really think she's growing as a writer. For example, the scene where Sophie stumbles upon her two best friends (I'll leave it at that to avoid spoilers): I am there with Sophie, seeing this. Vividly! And understanding her reaction. Nice job.The one minor quibble I have - and it's just a quibble - is Dan's accessibility. I have never hung out with a rock star, but it seems that he pretty easily walks among us mortals with no security needs or hassles. Would that really be the case if he were such an internationally-known star? I found it hard to suspend disbelief when he wandered into Sophie's concert with the band or knocked on the door of her flat, alone. Such situations are entirely possible, of course, but they sometimes took me out of the story. Great book! Keep rockin', Ms. Wells!Disclaimer: I won a copy of this book in a contest (and I'm very happy that I did).

  • Kathleen
    2019-05-01 01:27

    Welcome back to Sophie's world! When we last saw twenty-eight year old Sophie Penhalligan in Sophie's Turn, she had two men propose to her, and she had to make a decision of which guy would win her heart. Sophie accepted the proposal of hunky rock star Dan Hunter, but the engagement was short lived. Now in Sophie's Run, the second book of the Rock Star Romance Trilogy, Sophie is once again on a madcap journey of self-discovery to find out what she really wants out of life and to find her real Mr. Right.Just when I thought author Nicky Wells couldn't top Sophie's adventures of finding love in the first book of the trilogy, she turns around and rocks our world with another sassy tale. Written in the first person narrative, Sophie's story picks up where it left off in the Sophie's Turn, with Sophie once again taking the reader on another crazy adventure to find her true love. The reader gets a chance to catch up with Sophie, Dan and best friend Rachel. Plus there is a sexy new love interest named Steve who causes a thunder and lightning moment when Sophie meets him. There are some issues and obstacles that Sophie has to overcome: a fire destroys her flat on her birthday; her pesky ex-rock star fiance keeps getting in the way of her new romance; missed opportunities to hook up with Steve; and an act of betrayal by her best friend Rachel is the last straw that sends Sophie on the run. Sophie embarks on a secret journey to get her life back on track ... with more zany escapades and misadventures that will keep the reader laughing as they turn the page.With a great cast of characters who are realistic, engaging, with flaws and issues, and who are easy to relate to; witty dialogue and interactions; a richly descriptive and detailed setting in Germany; more passionate romance scenes; and a thoroughly entertaining storyline that takes the reader on a wild roller coaster ride; Sophie's Run is one heck of a fun read! But hold the presses ... author Nicky Wells keeps her readers hanging on and wanting more with another cliffhanger ending that will be continued in the third book of the trilogy, Sophie's Encore!Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Reading Addiction Blog Tours.http://jerseygirlbookreviews.blogspot...

  • J.B (Debbie)
    2019-05-09 00:19

    Sophie's run is the 2nd book in the Rock Star Romance Series. I have not read Sophie's Turn, the first in the series but it was very easy to get into Sophie's Run as it could be read as a stand alone novel. Although, saying that, after reading the book I now want to go back and read Sophie's Turn as my interest in the character's and their history and been suitably piqued!The book follows Sophie and her ex fiance Dan, an international rock star. Despite Sophie breaking off her engagement to Dan after the realisation that he will never commit to her, they remain close and loving friends. Sophie is holding out for love at first sight, or as she calls it, 'A thunder and lightening bolt' type of epiphany to alert her to her perfect man! All the while, Dan remains a loyal friend. Does he have an ulterior motive? Can Sophie trust him? A very brief encounter with an unknown stranger convinces Sophie that she has met that man, in the form of Steve. However, she doesn't know who he is or where he is! A series of coincidences and circumstances soon reunite the pair and it seems that Sophie may have actually found the man of her dreams. Or has she? Will Steve be all she hopes?However, all does not remain well with Sophie and her closest friends, Dan included, find that they are having to support Sophie through difficult times. To Sophie's surprise however, a startling discovery leads to Sophie taking drastic action to get away from the drama and her so called friends and she disappears to reassess her life and relationships. She ends up in the most unlikely of places and forms friendships within her new and interesting community.Nicky Wells has created such an array of likable and interesting characters and I have to say that I kinda fell in love with Dan a little bit. And Steve. I can see why Sophie fell for them. Oh heck can I have them both? The story had me hooked from page one and I became completely immersed in the story. There were a few awwww moments in the book and a few that made me all warm and fuzzy! Its an absolutely great rock and roll romance from a very talented writer. I let out a little squeal after reading the very last page! Now I am desperate now to read the next instalment in the series as I need my Dan fix...........oh and Steve......ummmm. I'm not greedy. Honest.

  • Ali's Books
    2019-04-29 21:21

    So, Sophie and Dan are growing up. But, they have found themselves firmly in the friend zone with each other, and Sophie believes she’s found her dream guy. Then things in Rachel’s life go crazy, which leads to a HUGE upset between all of them.Let me start by saying that I completely fell in love with Dan in this book. I liked Dan in the first book, but let’s face it; he definitely wasn’t marriage material. This book – different story!! (Although he does screw up big one time – but I don’t think that would have happened if he would have been with Sophie.) And Sophie?? Oh, I was so proud of the way Sophie had grown between the first and second books. She still has growing to do (don’t we all???), but there were no major character flaws present this go around. At the beginning of the story you get to ride along as Dan and Sophie get some real bonding time as friends. During this time, I found Dan absolutely hilarious! I spent the first half of the book laughing and swooning over him. There were times I was completely giddy! Then enters Steve, Sophie’s “dream guy”. I couldn’t help but like Steve. However, I just never felt that amazing chemistry between Sophie & Steve that I knew existed between Sophie & Dan. At times, things between Sophie & Steve just seemed awkward. It’s not long after Sophie & Steve find their groove that things all turn haywire, though. Sophie gets a HUGE SHOCK, and find herself running for the hills.The ending was happy for Sophie, so I couldn’t help but be happy for her. However, I was gritting my teeth. It wasn’t the ending I wanted, but now I have so much hope that I’ll get that ending in Sophie’s Encore. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this final book!! I must also say that I would absolutely LOVE to get Rachel’s story. I’m hoping that Nicky plans on writing it!! The little taste you get of Rachel’s story in this book is enough to leave you BEGGING for more!!So, a STRONG 4 stars!!!! I can’t wait to get more of Sophie and Dan!!!!*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

  • Ana
    2019-05-03 21:34

    Another fantastic read, I can't even begin to explain how blown away I was by this book. When Sophie looked at Steve that was the most astounding description ever, I couldn't believe it although I wasn't the one who felt that spark I could just imagine how it would feel if I was in that situation. To be honest I didn't know who to root for because I loved Dan (in the beginning) and Sophie's relationship it was cute and fun. But then again I don't know if he would ever be able to commit. And I could only see those two as friends after everything that happened at the hospital. In the end Steve was perfect!The book was fun and entertaining, sad, yet romantic.Of course Jodie was an amazing character, I loved her the most. Jodie was so down to earth and she was so funny and real that you didn't think of her as a famous stuck up person.rachel well I have mixed feelings about her and Dan at first I really liked her and felt for her but she used that and turned it into something ugly, which made me see them both as dishonest people. If it was me I don't think I would forgive anyone friend or not if they had done that to me. But that's just how I see it. It did however take me by surprise some people expect things to happen in a book, but out of all people I didn't know that would happen. It's pretty crazy, if you think of it. I wouldn't ever do that to a friend of mine.But goodness was this book full of drama, it definitely kept you on the edge of your seat. The emotions and descriptions were spot on. I loved that not only was it in english but it also included some German, I personally love German especially since I know how to write it and speak it. Anyways the book was fantastic, it was a great read and was beautifully written. If you enjoy these type of books please go and purchase it! I recommend it.

  • Jonita
    2019-05-16 23:46

    I was first introduced to Sophie when I read Sophie's Turn in 2011. At the time I liked her, a lot, but I found her indecisiveness irritating. She was waffling between two men, both good choices in their own way, but neither of them was definitely the right man for Sophie. At times I wanted to shake her and bring her back to her senses! Thankfully Sophie seems to have grown into her own in the second book of the Rock Star Romance Trilogy. This time around she has made her decision and she seems determined to stick with it. I liked her even more because of it. All of the characters in Sophie's Run were well-developed and quite likable! The cast was eclectic, and they had their individual issues with varied and interesting conclusions. I love a good ensemble cast and while Sophie was the one that shone most brightly, everyone got their turn in the limelight. I look forward to seeing more of them all in the third installment of this series. My only criticisms this time around are these: I felt that Sophie's reaction to one of the scenarios in the book was a bit more dramatic than the circumstances called for, and I felt at times that the story lost focus. There was not a major loss of focus, but there were times that we were dealing with one scene and then it jumped to another, leaving me wanting more of the previous scene. Neither detracted from my overall enjoyment of the book, but they were things that I did take notice of.Sophie's Run is an intriguing read with several great talking points (friendship, betrayal, love at first sight, coming to terms with past relationships). I really enjoyed it and I'm already looking forward to the final installment in the series!

  • Carrie
    2019-04-25 04:30

    Sophie reminds me a bit of Rebecca Bloomwood of the Shopaholic books. She tries to get her life in order but she’s scattered and a little ditzy, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. Her two previous engagements were broken so she doesn’t have a good track record. And in this novel when she sees Mr. Right from across the room life and circumstances constantly interfere and prevent her from speaking to him…until she ends up in the hospital with appendicitis and who is her surgical nurse but Dream Man!This could have been a typical romance but the way these two characters go about their relationship made it a refreshing change. As Sophie comments, they do their relationship backwards, starting off as the companionable married couple to the sexual relationship. Unfortunately this all spirals out of control into miscommunication and anger when a romantic trip goes awry. Sophie thinks Steve has abandoned her on the side of a muddy road and when she tries to find her friends to commiserate with her she discovers something so shocking it sends her into a tailspin.Sophie, as the title states, runs away from her problems. She disappears without telling anyone and goes and lives a simple life on a small island. There she discovers what really matters in your life, what you really need to be happy. Thankfully her friends show her exactly how much she means to them and it all works out in the end.I enjoyed this novel overall. It’s a light and easy read.3.5 out of 5 stars.I received a copy of this novel for an honest review

  • Sue
    2019-05-06 04:43

    So...Sophie has moved on from both Tim and Dan in this second installment but the man of her dreams is still a step away from her. Some terrible health scare lands Sophie in the hospital and under some very strange circumstances, she finds the new love in her life to distract her from her two previous failed engagements. Things are always getting confused though and just when you think all is well, something happens to cause an explosion of emotions and Sophie runs away from all her problems. I got mad, really pissed at what happens in this book to cause our girl to is the ultimate betrayal (in my opinion) that any woman can do to her best friend...and although things are not as bad as they at first seem to be, it was still very upsetting to read. After some adventure and some high profile blow-ups and soul searching, life slowly returns to normal for Sophie and her gang of friends and lovers and she returns home a changed woman and ready to start fresh. This book ends with a wedding and huge announcement...won't ruin it and say who/what...but it sets the stage for the third book which I am sure will not be about happily ever after bliss (that would be boring) but I'm betting will be a new wrinkle and more drama before things resolve.A wonderfully sweet and thought provoking series.***** 5 ***** "pizza and some bubbly makes everything better" stars

  • Felecia Hickman- amaya
    2019-05-05 21:47

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This will continue the journey we left off with in Sophie's Turn. Who is Sophie Penhaleigan. What will her future hold? Will thunder and lightning strike? We follow Sophie on her journey. Along the way we meet some amazing people. Dan Hunter her rocker fantasy becomes her biggest ally. Sophie will have to fave the demons of her past and lay then to rest. There will be Thunderbolts and lightning for Sophie. Things come about when you least expect it. During this storm she will loose her way. She will betrayed by those she holds close. So what does Sophie do when she feels all is lost. SOPHIE RUNS. She runs to be free. She runs to find peace. While she's running she meets some friends that help her find her way. Sophie could never run long enough or far enough to loose it all. Even in the remote island thunder and lightning will follow her. When it finally does all things are laid out. She forgives those who have wronged her and is ready to move on. Sophie get to live out another of her fantasies. Sophie's a Rockstar. We leave Sophie at the end of this journey to start her life with her "THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTING MAN". Her story is not yet finished get ready for Sophie's Encore.

  • Alison Jack
    2019-05-04 03:43

    I started reading SOPHIE'S RUN (UK purchase link: this week, and had finished it within two days. 'Just one more chapter before I go to sleep'turned into hours avid reading before I knew it. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review the first book of Nicky Wells's 'Rock Star Romance' series, SOPHIE'S TURN, for http://www.everythingbooksandauthors.... and thought that was a fabulous read, but I have to say SOPHIE'S RUN is even better. We catch up with loveable, irrepressible Sophie Penhalligan (apologies if I've spelt Sophie's surname incorrectly!) as her life continues in it's rollercoaster ride, sexy rocker Dan, forthright best friend Rachel and enigmatic new love interest Steve all adding to the fun. Nicky Wells throws in some laugh out loud moments, other moments that brought tears to my eyes, some neat surprises along the way and a gorgeous setting for part of the tale in the shape of a remote, unspoilt island in the German North Sea. There is unresolved business at the end of the book, and I can't wait for the next book in the Rock Star Romance series SOPHIE'S ENCORE.

  • Flirty Fe BOOK fri-ENDS
    2019-05-03 02:43

    ARC Was Given To Blog For An Honest ReviewThis will continue the journey we left off with in Sophie’s Turn. Who is Sophie Penhaleigan? What will her future hold? Will thunder and lightning strike? We follow Sophie on her journey. Along the way we meet some amazing people. Dan Hunter her rocker fantasy becomes her biggest ally. Sophie will have to face the demons of her past and lay them to rest. There will be thunderbolts and lightning for Sophie. Things come about when you least expect them. During this storm she will lose her way. She will be betrayed by those she holds close. So what does Sophie do when she feels all is lost? SOPHIE RUNS. She runs to be free. She runs to find peace. While she’s running she meets some friends that help her find her way. Sophie could never run long enough or far enough to lose it all. Even in the remote island thunder and lightning will follow her. When it finally does all things are laid out. She forgives those who have wronged her and is ready to move on. Sophie gets to live out another of her fantasies. Sophie’s a rockstar. We leave Sophie at the end of this journey to start her life with her “THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTING MAN”. Her story is not yet finished; get ready for Sophie’s Encore.

  • Nikki Bywater
    2019-04-29 20:23

    Sophie Penhalligan thinks she has found her soul mate, the only trouble is that she just has not met him properly yet. It happens when Sophie is singing in the choir and it is like Cupid drew back his bow and his arrow struck Sophie, when she spots Steve Jones a fellow choir member and their eyes lock on each other. Sophie describes this as a thunderbolt and lightening moment. Best friend Rachel and rock god Dan are there for Sophie in what becomes the start of quite an adventure for Sophie, especially when she meets Steve again in the most unexpected circumstances. What follows is an up and down emotional journey for Sophie, were friendships and relationships will be tested.I really was looking forward to catching up with Sophie again because she is such a likeable character and I was not disappointed. Sophie’s Run is another sensational novel from author Nicky Wells. An entertaining read from beginning to end. There is such a lot that happens in this book and to the character, things really develop in the plot line and I really enjoyed the new characters which were introduced in this book. I cannot wait to go on and read book three, Sophie’s Encore which will be out later this year.

  • Cocktails and Books
    2019-05-18 01:47

    I sooooo enjoyed this book. I loved how Sophie found herself in a place where she was OK that she hadn't found the love of her life and was content with her friendships with Rachel and Dan. Even when she makes eye contact with the man whose gaze causes the proverbial thunder and lightening, she doesn't rush head long into trying to find this man, but instead let things happen as they were meant to.What I really made this for me was the relationship between Dan and Sophie. There is just something between the two of them that makes me as a reader want to skim through all the other "stuff" in the book until they two of them are on the pages again, together. They spark together and (in my opinion) they belong together. And Dan is a man that, as a reader, you can love no matter what he does. He can be self centered at times, rash at others and then turn around and do something that is so sweet and special that you just have to say "awww". I can't wait for the last book in the series and hope that, despite how this book ends, Dan gets the happily ever after with the woman that he truly loves.

  • Danica Page (One Page at a Time)
    2019-05-17 02:41

    I always feel bad when I read a book I don't like. I can't even really express why I didn't like it. I just never liked Steve and Sophie together for one thing and after that it was just really hard to get into the book. I know so many people who really liked this one. I did read the series out of order, so maybe if I hadn't I would have liked this one better. Some other readers have said that it would be hard to review this one without reading the first book in the series.However, I actually felt like Nicky did a great job at filling in readers without info dumping. I never felt lost and I quickly caught the gist of Dan and Sophie's past relationship. So honestly, I'm not sure if I would have liked it better if I had read the first one or not. The writing was actually quite good most of the time, but I just couldn't get drawn into the story.However, like I said several other people really liked the novel. So maybe I'm just weird, but personally I wouldn't recommend it to most people. If you like romantic novels, then you might still enjoy this one. And who knows if you read it in order maybe you'll understand and like it better.

  • Julie Ramsey
    2019-05-07 22:38

    Sophie's Run by Nicky WellsSophie Penhalligan has met her thunderbolt and lightning man. She just knows this is the man she is meant to marry.But the road to the alter isn't always easy to travel. Sophie has her heart nearly ripped out by two people she trusted most in her life and the only way she can think of to get through it is to run away. She ends up in a very remote spot where no one knows her or her troubles, and gets a job and settles in for a long stay.Will her friends and boyfriend find her and convince her to come home, or will Sophie's life changes be the forever kind?I couldn't wait to read this second installment of Sophie's story, and this one did not disappoint. I feel like Sophie is one of my good friends and I wanted to run to her and comfort her when she was sad and laugh with her when she was happy. Sophie's Run is just as good as the first book was, and I can't wait for the 3rd one to find out how things come out in the end.Love-N-Stuff,-Donna Flint-complimentary book given for a free review.

  • Shani Struthers
    2019-04-23 22:19

    It was good to be back in the company of Sophie, Dan and Rachel again - all hugely likeble characters. Steve was an interesting addition too, although how I really feel about him, I'm not sure yet - Dan, like the rock star he is, still very much steals the show! In fact, Dan gets a lot nicer in this book, we get to know him in more depth. Sophie too matures. The relationship between them is very sweet, even if we want it to be something a little more ... ! Some very comic moments throughout and some great tension too. I loved it when Sophie went off to her little island, the descriptions really brought it to life and now I want to go there too! The ending was a surprise too, I was never sure which way the story was going to unfold. Well's strength lies in her likeable characters her easy to read writing style and in her humour - Sophie's Run is the perfect summer read. I'm looking forward to the trilogy because somehow I think (oh alright then, hope!) things are gonna get all messy again before smoothing out once more - how so, I can't wait to see!