‘What Fresh Hell’ is by Lucy Vine.
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.
Lucy Vine is a relatively new author for me, I’ve read 2 of her books and have 2 more of her books to look forward to reading.
In this book we meet Lilah, who’s at the age where her life is filled with weddings and hen weekends, her bank account is being drained due to wedding gifts and the constant question being directed at her is when she will she be next? Her once laid back best friend has announced her wedding in 6 months and is determined that Lilah will make it the best wedding ever.
I adore Lucy’s books, her books read like a spokesperson for women of a certain age, where marriage and settling down is expected not trying to get further in their career and enjoying being single and child free.
Her writing is fresh and honest and makes for instantly relatable reading that is easy to sink into and connect with on so many levels.
I loved Lilah, she’s fun, outgoing and packed with wit and finds it impossible to say no hence the debilitating bank account. Her boyfriend is a sweetheart and her divorced parents hate each other and mostly talk to each other with the most inventive insults ever. Lilah is a generous character and she’s easily taken advantage off by, her friends, family and workplace. But as the story progresses, we see Lilah struggle with keeping others happy and putting others before herself.
This book is a riot from start to finish, with boisterous characters, fantastic one liners and scenarios that are instantly relatable and over the top. Lucy’s writing is sharp, quick witted and really connects with her readers.
If you’re looking for perfect escapism story that will lift your spirits and distract from the drama outside, I’d wholeheartedly recommend ‘What Fresh Hell’ and every other book by Lucy Vine.
You can buy ‘What Fresh Hell’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.