Friday 9 March 2018

Review: What Fresh Hell by Lucy VIne

What do you get if you cross a dozen drunk hens with one shiny Butler in the Buff?
Meet Lilah Fox. She's on the hen do from hell. Then she gets a message (44 of them, actually) from her best friend with big news: she's getting married in six months. Oh, and Lilah's her maid of honour. Which means she just got signed up for:
- A military schedule of wedding fairs and weekly planning meetings
- Excel spreadsheets and endless hen emails
- All the enforced, expensive fun you can imagine...
What fresh hell is this?

Review: If you loved Lucy's last book Hot Mess then you will love this book, and it is even funnier than Hot Mess. If you loved Bridget Jones's Diary, then you will love this book, and this is even funnier! I know, I went there but this book was such a romp from start to finish. I laughed out loud, I identified with the main character, and most of her Friend so much and I just loved every minute.

Lilah is a great main character for this novel because she is just like all of us. She has set her life up, she has a boyfriend and a decent job but sometimes she hates that job and she's not sure her relationship is quite right for her, but at the age of 28 she really feels as if she ought to have it altogether. What she does have is great mates and she wants to be there for them and support them, especially when it comes to their big day.

The weddings, this story revolves around several (and i mean several) wedding that Lilah has to attend, sometimes as a bridesmaid and sometimes as a guest. We've all had those years when you have a zillion weddings to go and and the hen dos and the outfits and the wedding presents that go with them. You loose your bank balance, your sanity, and as happy as you are for your friends, you loose your life somewhat. Its a great premise for a book and Lucy Vine really pulls this off incredibly well, prepare for hilarity at every turn!

As i probably mentioned in my review of Hot Mess, Lucy Vine also writes down what we are all thinking. This is amazing and i defy anyone not to love her writing style, particularly when lines such as 'Fuck you Gwyneth Paltrow' and 'without a bra, these are already somewhere around my vulva'. There are also some really touching family moments in this book and its great to have some secondary storylines surrounding family and friendship running alongside Lilah's main issues.

I really enjoyed this novel. Lucy Vine doesn't censor her language so if swearing easily offends you then this might not be for you. But if you've ever attended a wedding, or had one of those years where everyone you know is getting married, if you;re questioning pretty much anything in your life even. Then this book is for you-enjoy the laughs!

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1 comment:

  1. Ohh this sounds pretty good! I think I'd be down for something Bridget Jones Diary-ish. It kind of sounds like Sophie Kinsella, too, or maybe it's just that I haven't read that much chick lit, lol