Am I Allergic To Men? ARC Book Review

Am I Allergic to Men?: A completely laugh-out-loud and addictive page-turner by [Kristen Bailey]

Title:- Am I Allergic To Men?

Author:- Kristen Bailey

No. of pages:- 305 pages

Date published:- will be published on 3rd February 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Romance

Rating:- 2.5/5 stars

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?

The front cover appealed to me and this is the first time I am reading a book written by this author. Though the book is supposedly a funny romantic novel, this wasn’t my cup of tea.

Lucy is one of the Callaghan sisters. She gets hits by a bus and then have lost her memory, she is allergic to men and her cat despises her. With the help of her sisters, she tries to regain a memory. While trying to work out a memory, she discovers a note with Oscar and the date 9th February–is there a significance to that name?

Let’s start with the good ones–the writing was really good and I do like the author’s style of writing–it was truly engaging. But here’s the thing–the story was too bland for me. I felt like I was watching this soap opera on the TV with baseless plot, too much dialogue that kept me distracted and there were some parts in the story that I was left a bit confused. Nonetheless, despite the negativity, there were some funny parts in the book that will make the reader laugh out loud.

For ones who enjoy cheesy romance with unrealistic plot, then this book is one for you. Worth 2.5 starts in my opinion.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Mother-of-four, rum-drinker, binge-watcher, receipt hoarder, enthusiastic but terrible cook. Kristen also writes. She used to write short fiction before her first two novels were published in 2016.

In 2019, she was long listed in the Comedy Women in Print Prize and has since joined the Bookouture family. HAS ANYONE SEEN MY SEX LIFE?, CAN I GIVE MY HUSBAND BACK? and DID MY LOVE LIFE SHRINK IN THE WASH? follow the Callaghan sisters and are a fresh take on modern life, love and family. Apparently, they’re funny but her husband likes to tell her different.

She lives in Hampshire, UK. She also is a whizz at world capitals and thinks pineapple belongs on pizza. Don’t fight her on this.

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