The new hilarious novel from the bestselling author of HOT MESS
'Totally relatable and hilarious - one of the best books I've read' Heat
'Laugh-out-loud funny. Truly, the Bridget Jones for our generation' Louise O'Neill
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?
Everyone loves Lucy Vine:
'So ridiculously accurate I had to take a lie down from all my genuine laughing-out-loud' Laura Jane Williams
'Relatable to the max...fans of Hot Mess will love it' Grazia
'Feisty, fresh, gag-packed comedy' Daily Mirror
'Brilliantly written' Daily Mail
'Very funny and a joy to read! I adored it!' Joanna Bolouri, bestselling author of The List
'I LOVED this. Caps for emphasis...This is relatable AF and you need it in your life' Hanna Doyle
'One of my very favourite writers... It's wildly funny AND about my very favourite genre of everything - painfully obsessive wedding planning. I inhaled this. If you like laughing a lot, I recommend that you pre order immediately' Daisy Buchanan
'What Fresh Hell is so brilliantly, hilariously, on-point about the nutso psychology of hen dos. For anyone whose ever found themselves thinking, "Oh £260 for the weekend. That's not too bad." READ IT' Holly Bourne
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Group, Limited|
|Sold by:||Hachette Digital, Inc.|
|File size:||791 KB|
About the Author
Lucy Vine is a freelance journalist based in London, who regularly writes and edits for the likes of Grazia, Heat, Cosmo, Stylist and Marie Claire. She also writes a weekly newsy column for Grazia Daily. Her debut novel Hot Mess was a eBook Number One bestseller.
Follow Lucy on Twitter @Lecv
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, despite not being able to relate to the main character in any way, shape or form. I have never attended a wedding since my own and have no great urge to do so and the thought of a hen do brings me out in hives - so much so I just plain didn't have one. From friends that have been on them and casual observance in a local seaside town I have to say that Lucy Vine has hit the nail on the head about the extravagance of them and the sheer inanity of them is well described with a humour that tickled my funny bone and did make me snort rather unattractively on more than one occasion. No mean feat as most supposedly humourous books leave me rather flat. The intensity of Lilah's relationship with her friends and family is on point and makes it all feel somewhat relatable. The little asides for each wedding she went to, with their identical menus and sliding scale of presents as she plunges further and further in to debt are a joy. Sadly the numerous cultural references make this a book which will date rather rapidly and I probably caught this one at the right moment in time for it to feel fresh and fun rather than dated and hackneyed. The story is told at a rather fast pace and you do have to race to keep up sometimes, but I suppose that speaks to they way most of us live our lives these days. Including the pre-ponderence of the use of Reply All to the frustrations of everyone concerned. Everything is all rather throwaway these days and ultimately this story is too but boy did it entertain me and put a genuine grin on my face - for that alone it deserves 5 Stars. The characterisations are carefully wrought and bring the characters to life on the page. I think we all know a people pleaser like Lilah, or a Bridezilla like Lauren. Joely comes out of it all rather less well being self-centred and only seemingly concerned about superficialities but somehow it all works. Whether or not you like the characters is pretty much irrelevant and I found they all irritated the heck out of me most of the time but I still enjoyed every word on the page.