Whatever Happened to Vicky Hope’s Back Up Man by Laura Kemp
Reviews / 19th February 2017

What the publisher says: Twenty-one and insecure, Vicky Hope comes up with a plan on the eve of travelling the world with her high flying friend, Kat Lloyd: if she isn’t married by the time she’s thirty, she’ll marry her geeky best mate Mikey Murphy. Fast-forward eight-and-a-bit years, Vicky, now Vee wakes up on her thirtieth birthday in Brighton, expecting a proposal of marriage from her arty boyfriend Jez. Instead he tells her their relationship is over and she has no choice but to return to her parents’ home. Devastated and alone in her childhood bedroom, she decides she has nothing to lose and tracks down her two old mates. With shock, she discovers Mikey, now Murphy, is a successful app designer driven by his tragic upbringing. Kat, or Kate, never made it – but she hides a devastating secret, which threatens the happiness of all three. &; What I say: I was looking forward to reading another book by Laura Kemp as I loved Frankie Green. Thankfully I wasn’t disappointed. I did expect another comedy and while this book didn’t provide the laugh out loud moments of Frankie Green I still found myself chuckling and smiling at times. Vee…

The Late Blossoming of Frankie Green by Laura Kemp
Reviews / 29th October 2016

What the publisher says: A laugh-out-loud, feel good, romantic comedy, which will take you on an enlightening emotional rollercoaster. Perfect for the fans of Sophie Kinsella and Jane Costello. Frankie Green’s happy ever after is put on hold when her childhood sweetheart husband complains things are boring in bed. When he asks for some space, she sets out to win him back by getting herself a sex education. Little does she know that her hilarious, tender and embarrassing journey of enlightenment is going to change everything… A story full of humour, heartache and happiness, of friendship, coming of age and overcoming insecurity.     What I say:   I was lucky enough to win a kindle copy of this book (back in June – I have read it several times since then but not got around to writing the review).  As part of the prize I also received a necklace with a custard cream hanging from it.  I was mystified about why this was and now I have read the book I understand completely, although I may not look at custard creams in the same way.   The book begins with Frankie’s husband trying to spice up their love life…

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