Saturday, July 20, 2019

BLOG TOUR - Lucy's Last Straw

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Lucy's Last Straw by Debbie Viggiano.


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.



Title:   Lucy's Last Straw
Author:  Debbie Viggiano
Genre:   Women's Fiction, Humor
Publisher:  Bookouture
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   333
Date of Publication:  July 15, 2019
My Rating:  4 Stars

Is Lucy and Leo Jones marriage broken? They have successfully raised their children and Leo is insistent on purchasing a small cottage. Lucy is hardly excited by the prospect. As a matter of fact, she isn't very excited about the marriage itself.

Concerned that she might be going through the change, Lucy has no idea where the extra energy might come from if they buy the cottage, as it will need a lot of work. From Lucy's first-person perspective, her thoughts and worries float through the pages.

With Lucy's thought process and humor liberally peppered throughout, this was a really fun read. I was rooting for Lucy to get past her current crisis and for her and Leo to be able to relight the joy they no doubt had once before. As if that was not enough of a challenge, when their children show up wanting to move back home, everything truly goes off the rails.

This is my second book by Debbie Viggiano and I really enjoyed it. I sat down and read it in one sitting in just a few hours. One of the draws was because as a mother with grown children in some ways I felt that I could relate to Lucy. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


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.

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