Seven Exes

A Novel

by Lucy Vine

On Sale: 06/20/2023

Seven Exes

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Seven Exes

A Novel

by Lucy Vine

On Sale: 06/20/2023


About the Book

A delightful rom-com about a woman who decides to revisit each of her seven exes, convinced that one of them is “the one who got away.”

Seven Exes. Seven Missed Chances. Who was the one who got away?

Esther is nearing thirty, with a great job and a flat she shares with her two best friends, Bibi and Louise. But her life is missing that special someone. Tired of being single and sick of bad date after bad date, she thinks she’s found the answer to her romance problem in an old women's magazine.

According to the magazine’s dating column, there are seven archetypes a woman will date before finding Mr. Right. It all seems silly at first, until Esther realizes she has exactly seven exes that match the profiles: The First Love, The Work Mistake, The Overlap, The Friend with Benefits, The Missed Chance, The Bastard, and The Serious One. Is it so hard to believe that perhaps one of them is The One?

Deciding she must have left her true love in the reject pile, Esther contacts each of her old boyfriends. But finding her soulmate isn’t as simple as she hoped it would be. Madness, mayhem, laughs, and tears ensue as she valiantly works her way through her past love life and faces up to her previous mistakes. It’s an odyssey of the heart that will teach her a lot about herself . . . and just might lead her to the man of her dreams.

Critical Praise

"Appallingly funny, relatable and wise." — Rosie Walsh, author of Ghosted and The Love of My Life

"Seven Exes made me laugh out loud. It's fresh, fast-paced and joyous. Lucy Vine's writing is so warm and funny—her books are the literary equivalent of an amazing girls' night out." — Beth O'Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare

"Clever, perceptive and screamingly funny, Seven Exes is a joyous commentary on the mores and mysteries of modern dating and how past loves can shape our future. Throw in some delicious nostalgia, some genuinely sexy love interests and Vine's mastery of female friendships in all their frank and messy glory, and it's a book you'll never, ever want to break up with." — Lauren Bravo, author of What Would the Spice Girls Do?

"Funny, hopeful and agonisingly relatable, Esther is all of us. Lucy Vine writes with such compelling honesty, Seven Exes made me laugh, made me cry and made me want to call all my friends to tell them I loved them then call my exes to apologize/punch them in the nuts. Equal parts romcom and life lesson, it's a must-read." — Lindsey Kelk, bestselling author of the I Heart series

"One of the freshest, funniest rom-coms I've ever read . . . with so much heart and depth." — Daisy Buchanan, author of Careering

"Seven Exes is a bit of me! A shimmering rom-com with plenty of gorgeous romance and even more achingly funny comedy. I loved the nostalgia, I loved the tenderness and I absolutely adored the friendship between Esther and her best pals. This is a joyous must-read." — Hannah Doyle, author of The A to Z of Us

"Bursting with sparky humour. Esther and her female friends are a joy and Esther’s search for the boy from her past who may or may not have got away is both funny & moving." — Jill Mansell, author of Promise Me

"Hilarious, relatable, heart-warming, extremely binge-able." — Kate Weston-Brookes, author of Murder on a School Night

"Lucy Vine has knocked it out of the park with Seven Exes. I couldn’t put it down! It’s so smart and funny, and just warts-and-all levels of real! A nostalgic, comforting romcom. I loved it!" — Lia Louis, author of The Key to My Heart

"Riotously funny, charming, and nostalgic, Seven Exes is a truly optimistic look at turning 30 and all the mess that can come with. Superb!" Laura Jane Williams, bestselling author of Our Stop


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063299849
  • ISBN 10: 0063299844
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 06/20/2023
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Romance / Contemporary

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