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Head of Zeus
Whatever Happened to Vicky Hope's Back Up Man?
Whatever Happened to Vicky Hope's Back Up Man?: The most romantic, feel-good novel you'll read this year Laura Kemp

'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!'

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Romance
01 Jan 2017 * 329pp * £2.99 * 9781784977009
REVIEWS
'Warm, funny, sweet 'and' spicy, what a fab read'
Lucy Diamond
'Witty, warm and wise with the funniest one-liners - totally loved every page. Laura Kemp delivers another winner'
Milly Johnson
'A warm-hearted, laugh-out-loud story of the things we do (or don't do) in pursuit of love. Sexy, witty and wise, with moments that will steal your heart, prepare to fall for Frankie Green!'
Miranda Dickinson
'Kemp has nailed what it feels like to be 21 and 30 as well as the complications that often come with friendships – especially when so much has changed in the intervening years. Add in a fantastic plot and you have a proper page-turner'
After The Rain
'It did not take me long to read this book, it was simply almost too hard to put down'
F.E. Duivis, NetGalley
'A funny, light-hearted romance'
Rebecca Guthrie, NetGalley
'I enjoyed this book ... [it] had me laughing and smiling'
Karen Whittard, NetGalley
'Laura Kemp never ceases to amaze me with her charming and witty novels. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one ... She has easily become a favorite author of mine'
Lindsie Gatto, NetGalley
'A bit gritty, full of realism, quite British and with a delicate splash of old-fashioned romance'
Bobbie Killip, NetGalley
'Clever, touching, and incredibly endearing!'
What's Better Than Books?
'Gorgeous! Funny, clever, romantic and real, it's brilliant'
Rachael Lucas
'Fun but with real heart, this is the perfect way to start 2017'
Fabulous Magazine
'An amazing read. Light and funny, very charming ... I loved every bit of it'
Hristina Petrov, NetGalley
'Laura Kemp has written a wonderful account of friendship'
Rae Reads
'Laura Kemp has nailed what it feels like to be 21 and 30 as well as the complications that often come with friendships – especially when so much has changed in the intervening years. Add in a fantastic plot and you have a proper page-turner'
Tara Greaves, NetGalley
'A light-hearted and warm romantic comedy'
Spoonful of Happy Endings
'Full of humor and heart and is utterly addictive from the very first page to the very last!'
Victoria Loves Books
'Read this book while on holiday - and loved it! I would highly recommend!'
Rachel Abbott
'A down-to-earth, relatable and highly amusing read which takes hold of your soul, emotion and all of the cringey memories from your youth that you wanted to hide (but secretly think about). Absolutely brilliant read'
The Writing Garnet
'Kemp's cleverly entertaining writing style was crisp, refreshing, and so highly amusing that I was smirking, snorting, chuckling, chewing my lip, and cradling my kindle all day'
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Author
Laura Kemp
Laura Kemp
Laura lives in Penarth, Cardiff with her supportive husband, gorgeous son, playful dog and ancient cat. Writing to Laura is compulsive. With 15 years journalistic experience and several successful books to her name, writing is her escape and her love.
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