It’s Fran’s thirtieth birthday and things are good…
She’s bluffed her way into a Very Posh Job and her outlandishly handsome and talented boyfriend Michael is escorting her to the Ritz with a bulge the shape of a ring box in his pocket. But something has gone wrong. Very wrong. By the end of the evening Fran is howling in bed with a bottle of cheap brandy and one of Michael’s old socks.
In her quest to figure out why her life has suddenly gone down the pan, Fran comes up with a failsafe plan: live like a badger, stalk a stranger called Nellie and cancel her beloved Gin Thursdays in favour of drinking gin every night. But then Fran’s friends force a very different plan on her and it’s nowhere near as fun. How could eight dates possibly make her feel better? But eventually she agrees. And so begins the greatest love story of all time . . .
I really enjoyed Lucy’s novel and I think I enjoyed it more because it wasn’t recommended to me, I just happened to stumble across it.
The characters were energetic, funny and lifelike. Lucy’s passion for writing comes across very clearly on the page with her little amusing comments here, there and everywhere.
From what I’ve learnt about Lucy from reading her blog, she’s come along way in terms of personal reasons and she deserves a medal for coming back, fighting stronger than ever. I can’t wait to read her upcoming book!