On the surface, Tori has it all: she’s a bestselling writer with an amazing boyfriend and a best friend she can share anything with. But she hasn’t written anything new in years, her boyfriend doesn’t want to marry her, and her friends are all married and/or having children. This is a funny - and painful - glimpse into the pressures and changes we go through in our late twenties and early thirties, not often seen in fiction. I laughed, I grimaced, I flinched!
- Recommended by Helen Corcoran, Dubray Dun Laoghaire
'Turning thirty is like playing musical chairs. The music stops, and everyone just marries whoever they happen to be sitting on.' Who the f*ck is Tori Bailey? There's no doubt that Tori is winning the game of life. A straight-talking, bestselling author, she's inspired millions of women around the world with her self-help memoir. And she has the perfect relationship to boot. But Tori Bailey has been living a lie. Her long-term boyfriend won't even talk about marriage, but everyone around her is getting engaged and having babies. And when her best friend Dee - the only person who understands the madness - falls in love, suddenly Tori's in danger of being left behind. When the world tells you to be one thing and turning thirty brings with it a loud ticking clock, it takes courage to walk your own path. It's time for Tori to practice what she's preached, but the question is: is she brave enough?
The debut adult novel by bestselling author Holly Bourne is a blisteringly funny and honest exploration of love, friendship and navigating the emotional rollercoaster of your thirties.