Sophia Bennett's new book Love Song was part-inspired by One direction fan fiction. That's the first thing you need to know. The second thing is that it's a total must-read, so here's a bit more about it to get you obsessed before you've even turned the first page.
A million girls would kill for the chance to meet The Point, but Nina's not one of them – she's too busy mending her broken heart to worry about smug millionaire rock stars.
As she reluctantly heads off on tour as the assistant to the lead singer's diva fiancée, Nina's ready for tantrums, paparazzi and drama – but soon discovers there's more to The Point than just guitars and girls.
Seeing as author Sophia just totally gets us when it comes to the fangirl life, we knew that she'd know her stuff when it comes to shipping characters too. So here's the five kinda crazy couples that she just can't help but seriously ship.
Sophia Bennett writes...
There are four hot boys in The Point and Nina falls for at least two of them. This worried my publisher for a while ("It's a romance! There can only be one love interest!"), but I know love and desire aren't straightforward, especially when you're seventeen.
Different readers ship different couples in the book and I love that. Here are some of my own personal ships: real, literary and non-canonical …
1. Buffy and Willow, maybe Season 4.
I know it's not the most popular non-canonical ship, but I always thought Willow was the most interesting of Buffy's friends, and if they'd gone for each other they'd have made the most formidable couple.
2. Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy.
I can understand why, like Nina in my book, Chelsy wouldn't want all the complications and criticism that come with going out with a super-famous person – but there was a time they seemed to make each other very happy. And that made me happy too.
3. Lord Peter Wimsey and Lady Penelope.
He's a witty, old-fashioned aristocratic detective from the novels of Dorothy L Sayers and my earliest crush. She's the witty, aristocratic spy from Thunderbirds, whom I also had the odd fantasy about, growing up. They'd be perfect together.
4. Iron Man and Pepper Potts.
Ohh, sexy. *fans self*
5. Paul McCartney and Jane Asher in the 1960s.
While I was researching Love Song I read about Paul and Jane, who dated throughout the height of The Beatles' fame. She worked as an actress all that time too. She's never spoken about it publicly. But oh, the stories she could tell … And how classy that she doesn't.
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