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'Seven Exes made me laugh out loud. It's fresh, fast-paced and joyous. Lucy Vine's writing is so warm and funny - her books are the literary equivalent of an amazing girls' night out.' Beth O'Leary

Esther is out with her two friends, bemoaning her lack of relationship, when she finds a magazine from the noughties. Seeking comfort – and a laugh – she turns to the dating advice only to find an article that feels a little too close to home. According to the journalist, there are seven people a woman will date before finding the one:

The First Love, The Work Mistake, The Friend with Benefits, The Overlap, The Missed Chance, The Bastard and The Serious One.

Her friends laugh but Esther realises each of her exes fits these roles perfectly. Deciding that she’s mistaken her true love in the reject pile she decides to contact each of her exes to find out which is the one that got away...

'Clever, perceptive and screamingly funny... a book you'll never, ever want to break up with.'Lauren Bravo

'Funny, hopeful and agonisingly relatable, Esther is all of us. Lucy Vine writes with such compelling honesty, Seven Exes made me laugh, made me cry and made me want to call all my friends to tell them I loved them then call my exes to apologize/punch them in the nuts. Equal parts romcom and life lesson, it's a must-read.'Lindsey Kelk

'Riotously funny, charming, and nostalgic, Seven Exes is a truly optimistic look at turning 30 and all the mess that can come with. Superb!' Laura Jane Williams

‘SEVEN EXES was such a joy to read. I adore everything Lucy writes but I think this is her best one yet.’Holly Bourne

'It’s clever, charming and addictive – it’s everything you want from a romantic comedy.' YOU online


About The Author

Lucy Vine is a writer, editor and the e-bestselling author of novels Hot MessWhat Fresh Hell and Are We Nearly There Yet? Her books have been translated into ten languages around the world, with Hot Mess optioned for a TV series in America. She's also host of the podcast and live event series, the Hot Mess Clubhouse, celebrating funny women. Her writing has appeared in the likes of GraziaStylistHeatFabulousNewNowMarie ClaireCosmopolitanDaily TelegraphSun and Mirror

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (May 25, 2023)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398515321

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Raves and Reviews

Clever, perceptive and screamingly funny, Seven Exes is a joyous commentary on the mores and mysteries of modern dating and how past loves can shape our future. Throw in some delicious nostalgia, some genuinely sexy love interests and Vine's mastery of female friendships in all their frank and messy glory, and it's a book you'll never, ever want to break up with.

– Lauren Bravo

Funny, hopeful and agonisingly relatable, Esther is all of us. Lucy Vine writes with such compelling honesty, Seven Exes made me laugh, made me cry and made me want to call all my friends to tell them I loved them then call my exes to apologize/punch them in the nuts. Equal parts romcom and life lesson, it's a must-read.

– Lindsey Kelk

One of the freshest, funniest rom-coms I've ever read… with so much heart and depth.

– Daisy Buchanan

Seven Exes is a bit of me! A shimmering rom-com with plenty of gorgeous romance and even more achingly funny comedy. I loved the nostalgia, I loved the tenderness and I absolutely adored the friendship between Esther and her best pals. This is a joyous must-read.

– Hannah Doyle, author of The A to Z of Us

Bursting with sparky humour. Esther and her female friends are a joy and Esther’s search for the boy from her past who may or may not have got away is both funny & moving.

– Jill Mansell

Hilarious, relatable, heart-warming, extremely binge-able

– Kate Weston-Brookes

Appallingly funny, relatable and wise

– Rosie Walsh

Lucy Vine always knocks it out of the park and Seven Exes is no exception. I couldn’t put it down! It’s so smart, so funny, and so warts-and-all real. A nostalgic, comforting romcom. I loved it!

– Lia Louis

Riotously funny, charming, and nostalgic, Seven Exes is a truly optimistic look at turning 30 and all the mess that can come with. Superb!

– Laura Jane Williams

Fun, playful and warm, SEVEN EXES is a whirlwind of book. Riotous yet sincere, lighthearted yet thoughtful, this book is absurdly entertaining and will make you laugh like you’re with old friends

– Caroline Hulse

I really enjoy SEVEN EXES! It was like a therapy session cleverly wrapped up in rom-com packaging. A bright, sparky rom-com that will make you question your relationship with the past, for sure!

– Justin Myers/The Guyliner

SEVEN EXES was such a joy to read. I adore everything Lucy writes but I think this is her best one yet.

– Holly Bourne

Hilarious and heart-warming, SEVEN EXES is unputdownable and deeply relatable. I gobbled it up! Esther is endearing, realistic, and I was rooting for her every step of the way in her mission to track down her exes and take a look back on her journey so far. It's got gorgeously written female friendships and is packed with laugh-out-loud moments, SEVEN EXES is an absolute TRIUMPH.

– Beth Reekles

Fun, funny, feisty, and fabulous. Lucy Vine is a firework.

– Milly Johnson

'A beautiful testament to female friendship and the power of women in your life. Lucy Vine writes about the messy glory of female friendships with such ease and joy that you immediately want to exist in her world. Seven Exes is the only thing you need to pack this summer' Salma El-Wardany

'A rather lovely ode to the power of friends' Stylist

'A brilliantly absorbing tale' Women & Home

‘Funny and heart-warming’ Daily Mail

‘hilariously funny and sharply observed… fresh, sexy and smart romcom’ Heat

‘funny and frank’ Best

‘endearing’ Times

'The beauty of Lucy's writing is that you'll cry and laugh in the same chapter. With it tapping into 2023's dating culture... It feels both refreshingly modern and satisfyingly traditional in the same breath' Belfast Telegraph

‘A sweary, panic-sweaty but ultimately rather endearing take on facing your demons — and realising that women’s magazine features should rarely be believed. Definitely don’t try this at home’ The Sunday Times

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