Lucy’s Last Straw by Debbie Viggiano


Lucy’s Last Straw by Debbie Viggiano

Today I am so excited to be joining the tour for Lucy’s Last Straw by Debbie Viggiano. I have read several of Debbie’s books before and knew I would be in for a real treat.

Many thanks to Noelle from Bookouture, the author and NetGalley for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.

Please join other book bloggers on this tour to see what they think of this brand new publication.

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It was the toothpaste smeared around the sink that broke my marriage. As I rubbed it away AGAIN, I was reminded of everything else I’ve put up with these twenty-five years. My husband’s obsession with his pension, his ability to charm me into every single one of his ideas, never being taken on a romantic date, let alone ravished on the patio (like the woman who lives next door)… small things, but the realisation was huge. 

Just when Lucy Jones thinks her marriage is about to screech to a halt over toothpaste, her husband, Leo, announces he wants to move to tumbledown (clapped-out) Rose Cottage, and Lucy knows she’ll be the one managing the renovations.

Then along comes gorgeous builder Will, ten years younger and the only person actually listening to Lucy. His twinkly eyes and blowtorch smile are causing Lucy to break out in a hot sweat – but is it love, lust or simply dodgy hormones that are causing her heart to flutter?

Lucy loves her husband, but everyone knows that little things build up. And then they explode. Can Lucy keep it together, or will there be one last straw she might not be able to get over?

A laugh-out-loud romp with an ending that will make you gasp! Perfect for fans of Tracy Bloom, Sophie Kinsella and Dawn French.


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My Thoughts

Lucy has been happily married for twenty-five years and the children have left the nest. When her husband Leo announces that he wants to move to a dilapidated cottage Lucy couldn’t be more against it. However, she finds herself agreeing to the idea but remains overwhelmed … that is until hunky builder Will appears on the scene.

As soon as Lucy moves into Rose Cottage she finds herself in the middle of a building site. With Leo on a business trip to America and grown-up children who suddenly need a place to stay, Lucy doesn’t know which way to turn. However, builder Will is there to keep everything calm and suddenly Lucy’s hot flushes have nothing to do with the menopause!

I found Lucy so relatable and funny, she really is the lady everyone needs for a friend. Talking of friends OMG I loved Patsy the nymphomaniac cougar with a heart of gold. She likes a bit of patio action and I don’t mean gardening! Then there is arch rival ‘Symphony Sally’ the musician and man-eater who has her sights on Leo.

Lucy’s Last Straw is a really enjoyable read that is sure to put a smile on your face. If you’ve ever scrubbed toothpaste from the sink, seven days in a row, and it is driving you round the bend….this is definitely for you!

More Books By Debbie Viggiano

You can see my review of What Holly’s Husband Did here

About The Author

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Prior to turning her attention to writing, Debbie Viggiano was, for more years than she cares to remember, a legal secretary. She lives with her Italian husband, a rescued pooch from Crete, and a very disgruntled cat. Occasionally her adult children return home bringing her much joy… apart from when they want to raid the fridge, or eat her secret stash of chocolate.


5 thoughts on “Lucy’s Last Straw by Debbie Viggiano”

  1. Sounds like a fun read. This author’s books are a hit or a miss for me so I haven’t requested or read in recent times. Great review

    1. I know what you mean Shalini. I think they’re good if you want a light read and I do like the humour because it is similar to my own. Thank you for stopping by x

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