'Read this book while on holiday – and loved it! I would highly recommend!' RACHEL ABBOTT.
A funny, feel-good coming-of-age novel which asks if the past can ever be part of your future.
Twenty-one and insecure, Vicky Hope comes up with a plan on the eve of travelling the world with her high-flying friend, Kat Lloyd: if she isn't married by the time she's thirty, she'll marry her geeky best mate Mikey Murphy.
Fast-forward eight-and-a-bit years, Vicky, now Vee wakes up on her thirtieth birthday in Brighton, expecting a proposal of marriage from her arty boyfriend Jez. Instead he tells her their relationship is over and she has no choice but to return to her parents' home.
Devastated and alone in her childhood bedroom, she decides she has nothing to lose and tracks down her two old mates. With shock, she discovers Mikey, now Murphy, is a successful app designer driven by his tragic upbringing. Kat, or Kate, never made it – but she hides a devastating secret, which threatens the happiness of all three.
What people are saying about WHAT HAPPENED TO VICKY HOPE'S BACK UP MAN?
'Gorgeous! Funny, clever, romantic and real, it's brilliant' RACHAEL LUCAS
'A delightful story of lasting friendship & first love'
'I enjoyed every page'
'A read full of love, laughter and tears. The kind of book that lingers in the mind'
'Get a cuppa, get on the sofa, and settle down to a good old entertaining story!'