Am I Allergic to Men is the 5th book in a series. I did not read the previous books, but I don’t feel like I missed any major plot points (I assume that the other books are about the main character Lucy’s sisters… as she has many.) I think that this book was hyped up a bit too much – but it was a fun beach read during my annual trip to Jamaica.
Lucy gets in an accident while riding a bike to get to a job where she will perform as the princess Elsa. When she wakes up in the hospital after having been in a coma, she can’t remember the last 10 years and still thinks she is 17. Her phone has a lot of dick pics in it and she is curious why she wasn’t married. She ends up tracking them down and trying to find out why there’s been no commitment – is she allergic to men? All the while rediscovering herself.
To be quite honest I am not sure I laughed out loud at all, but it was a fun story and you couldn’t help but root for Lucy to get her memory back and hopefully find a decent man! (At first I was a bit worried the story may hit too close to home.) The book is also based in the UK so maybe some of the humor was over my head.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
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?
You’ll laugh so much your abs ache! The perfect page-turner for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Lindsey Kelk and TV shows like Schitt’s Creek.