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You're the One That I Want [Kindle Edition]

Giovanna Fletcher
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)

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A gorgeous, gloriously romantic read with buckets of charm - I absolutely loved it! (Jill Mansell)

A sweet and sparkling debut from a lovely lady. Sure to be a hit (Carole Matthews)

This sweet debut reminded me of Last Night at Chateau Marmont (Louise Candlish)

Wonderfully warm & cosy. The perfect comfort read to curl-up with and enjoy (Ali McNamara)

Warm and romantic, this charming read will certainly brighten up your day (Closer)

Tons of charm and genuine warmth (Star Magazine)

This is one juicy read (Now)

Must read (Sunday Mirror)

A heartbreakingly beautiful story about friendship and unrequited love. I was totally and utterly captivated (Paige Toon)

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A new novel from the author of Billy and Me about love and the unbreakable bonds of friendship.



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...



Praise for Billy and Me:


'A gorgeous, gloriously romantic read with buckets of charm - I absolutely loved it!' Jill Mansell



'A sweet and sparkling debut from a lovely lady. Sure to be a hit' Carole Matthews



'Only the most hard-hearted could fail to root for Sophie as she falls for A-lister Billy and must take on the mad, bad world of showbiz. This sweet debut reminded me of Last Night at Chateau Marmont' Louise Candlish



'Wonderfully warm & cosy. The perfect comfort read to curl-up with and enjoy' Ali McNamara



'If you're looking for a romantic read and a summer treat that'll take you on a journey and leave you feeling like you've made a new friend, you'll love Billy and Me' Vanessa Greene



'Warm and romantic, this charming read will certainly brighten up your day' Closer



'This is one juicy read' Now



'Tons of charm and genuine warmth' Star Magazine




Actress and freelance journalist, Giovanna is married to Tom Fletcher from McFly. She grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario, and spent most of her childhood talking to herself (it seems no one wanted to listen) or reading books. Giovanna is a firm believer in the power of magpies and positive energy. Her debut novel, Billy and Me, is also published by Penguin.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1845 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1405909978
  • Publisher: Penguin (22 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ED6HLQI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #253 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but felt rushed... 5 Jun 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Firstly, I'd like to say that I loved Billy and Me. It had me completely hooked and invested.

You're The One That I Want is easy to follow and the characters are realistic.

The two main POV are a lovely idea - particularly that we only really get to know Robert through the eyes of Ben and Maddy... But I didn't feel there was much narrative change between Ben and Maddy. They both had the same style of writing, which lead me to have to double check who was speaking on several occasions. Maybe it's just down to an intentional similarity in those characters, because I think if Robert had had his own chapters, this would have been remedied. (Although that would have taken away the silent understanding you get of Robert and his feelings and decisions) - which was a lovely thing.

I didnt feel much sympathy or empathy for Ben. You could say that I am just Team Rob, but to be honest I missed the confusion of liking both characters. That's probably a personal preference though.

Also the repetition at the end wasn't necessary. Those pages could have been used to explore the wedding day further, rather than a direct repeat of the beginning of the book. Same with the Ben chapter that follows.

I did enjoy the book, all in all. I was just disappointed that after Billy and Me, this book felt a bit rushed... A bit in need of another draft. Maybe that's just second book syndrome. Or maybe it's just personal preference for what I think could have been done.

I shall await the next book :) I'm sure it will blow this one out of the water, and be back to the standards of Billy and Me.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You're the One That I Want by Giovanna Fletcher 22 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
So I ended up reading You're the One That I Want a lot sooner than I had originally planned to - mainly because Jess from Jess Hearts Books mentioned in one of her posts that she absolutely loved it, and that was all the motivation I needed to drop everything else I was reading and pick it up. I can't even begin to express how much I loved this book. It was one of those books that kept me up late (even though I had work early the next morning, but I didn't really care) and had me sobbing at the end. And I mean really sobbing, like shoulder-shaking sobs. There were a few moments when I actually had to put the book down and try to stop myself crying.

I'd expected You're the One That I Want to be emotional because it follows three childhood best friends who've grown up and done everything together, and both guys are in love with the girl. But I never expected it to be as emotional as it was. My feeling were all over the place throughout the book and I honestly didn't know who I wanted Maddy to end up with. Both guys had their flaws and their perfect moments, and they were both perfect for Maddy, so my heart was torn.

It follows our three characters (and best friends) Ben, Rob and Maddy as they grow up. Parts of Maddy and Rob's wedding day and the speeches are interspersed throughout the story which added a lot to the story for me and made it even more emotional.

Please don't read the synopsis of this book and go 'Another love triangle?' because I can promise you that you've never read a love triangle quite like this one. This love triangle packs a punch and had me in constant tears. The bond between these three best friends is so strong and so real because all three of these characters care for each other deeply.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of love and friendship 2 Jun 2014
By Megan ReadingInTheSunshine TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Maddy is standing at the back of the church on her wedding day ready to walk down the aisle. Waiting for her at the end is Rob – the man she’s about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben, Rob’s best man and their best friend. But if it wasn’t Rob waiting for her then there is a high chance it would be Ben.

I thoroughly enjoyed this. I particularly liked that there was so much emotion and feeling within the novel – it grabbed me and touched my heart and I felt such a connection with the story and the characters.

I loved Maddy as a character – she particularly shone from the pages and I found myself really identifying with her and aspects of her life. I liked that we go back in time and see sections of their lives along with things that are happening in the present too, I really loved this idea as I enjoyed learning about what had happened in their past, and it pulled me in further to the story.

Yes this is a love story but the one thing that I think I loved most about this was the BEAUTIFUL friendship between Maddy, Ben and Rob. I loved that they had each other, and that they had always been around for each other – even if there were ups and downs there had always been the friendship as a base for everything else. With the romance I was completely torn between being on Team Rob or Team Ben…and I still am! I had an overwhelming urge for them all to be happy!

You’re The One That I Want is another brilliant story from Giovanna Fletcher. It is full of love, friendship, and is a perfect read for the summer! Buy a copy, relax and enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Teenage angst overload 9 Jun 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the plot of the book but the level of teenage angst was a bit much. I really liked the first book Fletcher wrote as it seemed more of an adults book but this I would classify as teen fiction, which isn't really for me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
easy summer read
Published 7 hours ago by JR
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
This book consumed me, I have never been one for romantic novels or even movies but Giovanna captured the romance so well that it sucks me in, I fall in love with the characters,... Read more
Published 17 hours ago by Emily
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
Brilliant book, easy to read, had my laughing and crying. Lovely characters. Teenagers would love this book aswell
Published 1 day ago by emma79
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Loved this book, come on Giovanna get some more written 😄
Published 1 day ago by Mrs A Kenton
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book!!
I brought this book because I loved Billy and Me so much I thought this has to be good too. Wasn't disappointed!

A great author. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Vicky Mills
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as billy and me
Billy and me is one of my favorite books so I was really looking forward to reading giovannas new one. Read more
Published 3 days ago by BeckyNetley
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!
A book you can't put down! Great characters, Very entertaining and a story you get swept up in. 5 stars!
Published 3 days ago by katie rooke
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
i loved it
Published 4 days ago by elaine roberts
3.0 out of 5 stars undecided… STILL!
I just do not know what kind of review to leave for this book. I enjoyed Giovanna's first book Billy and Me and was looking forward to this next novel. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Miss S. Banks
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Brilliant but had me in tears,could not put it down! Such a true and moving love story team Ben all the way
Published 6 days ago by Louise Fortey
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