Am I Allergic to Men? by Kristen Bailey / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @mrsbaileywrites


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?

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I was looking forward to this book, but I was not looking forward to it too. I know I am a bit weird, but allow me to explain.

I was feeling positive emotions because I really utterly enjoyed these books where one of the Callaghan sisters was playing the main part.

I felt a bit sad because there are 5 sisters and this is book 5. This means I had to say goodbye to this great family and their stories.

The first chapter is in fact where the book begins which is normal, but it’s also the end in a certain way. Am I speaking Chinese? I suppose so, but once you have finished the book, you will hear me loud and clear.

As I mentioned before each book features one of the sisters, but this does not mean the others are not important. They are not always seeing eye to eye the way it goes in real life too, but when one of them needs some TLC they are a united front. They put their own lives on the backburner if needed.

Loosing someone is hard, but what if you loose yourself…?

A lovely story that put a smile on my face, but the one person who always made the others smile, is the one that needs rescuing now.

Although it’s great, I still felt a bit more sad now. 5 stars

Thank you, Kristen Bailey and Bookouture


About the author

Mother-of-four, gin-drinker, binge-watcher, receipt hoarder, enthusiastic but terrible cook. Kristen also writes. She has had short fiction published in several publications including Mslexia & Riptide. Her first two novels, Souper Mum and Second Helpings were published in 2016. In 2019, she was long listed in the Comedy Women in Print Prize and has since joined the Bookouture family. She writes women’s fiction and she hopes her novels have fresh and funny things to say about modern life, love and family.


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