Am I Allergic to Men? by Kristen Bailey

Published: February 3, 2022


Pages: 275

Genre: Comedy/ Humor

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Kristen Bailey is a mother-of-four, rum-drinker, binge-watcher, receipt hoarder, enthusiastic but terrible cook. Kristen also writes. She used to write short fiction before her first two novels were published in 2016. In 2019, she was long-listed in the Comedy Women in Print Prize and had since joined the Bookouture family. HAS ANYONE SEEN MY SEX LIFE? CAN I GIVE MY HUSBAND BACK? and DID MY LOVE LIFE SHRINK IN THE WASH? Follow the Callaghan sisters and are a fresh take on modern life, love, and family. Apparently, they’re funny, but her husband likes to tell her different. She lives in Hampshire, UK. She also is a whizz at world capitals and thinks pineapple belongs on pizza. Don’t fight her on this.

You think you’ve got it bad? I lost my memory, I’m so single I’ve basically got an allergy to men, and my own cat despises me.

‘Lucy! If you can hear me, squeeze my hand!’

That’s the first thing I hear when I wake up in hospital. Then my sister drops a bombshell: I’ve been in a coma.

It gets worse. In my head, it’s 2009 and I’m seventeen. Somehow, I need to remember the last decade…

Plan A: Track down my exes. Highlights include a one-night stand with someone in a Batman costume, and balcony sex that gave the neighbours a nervous breakdown.

Plan B: Get flirty. Lowlights include a fling with someone hairier than a yeti.

Plan C: Figure out why I have more exes than underwear. Am I allergic to men?

As I piece together my past, I find a mysterious note: Oscar, 9th February. Determined to work out what it means, I uncover a secret I’ve been hiding from everyone.

When the truth comes out, will my memory return? Will I get my life back? And will I ever find the cure to my singledom?

“We will need glitter, all the goddamn glitter.”

Lucy is fierce- the baby of her family, confident, intelligent, she isn’t afraid to do or say what she likes. She’s devoted to her four older sisters, parents, and nieces and nephews. When Lucy is in a terrible accident, she wakes up thinking she is 17 again. Now, her sisters are determined to do whatever they can to help Lucy find herself again, no matter the cost.

This was such a cute story. I loved the bond the sisters had, and I loved the unity and strength each character possessed.

Lucy is a wild card. She is fierce, bold, outgoing, outspoken, and comfortable with who she is. She sees the best in every situation, and she isn’t afraid to use her voice.

The sisters were all so great. I loved how they each represented something within their dynamic, and I loved the banter between them.

This was an emotional story, filled with heartwarming moments, funny bits, and the overwhelming truth that sisterhood is a bond that can’t be broken.

This is a must-read! Everyone should be a little bit like Lucy.

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