Seven Exes

Harper Perennial. Jun. 2023. 432p. ISBN 9780063299849. pap. $17.99. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
On a night out at the neighborhood pub with friends, Esther happens upon an old issue of a women’s magazine. She reads an article proclaiming that you only get seven chances at love, with a list of seven relationships that all women have before they find “the One.” Recognizing all of her own exes in the article, Esther’s convinced that one of them must be her true love. So she methodically goes down the line, one by one, from her First Love, to the Worst Mistake, and more, contacting each of her exes to see if there’s something there she missed the first time around. But soon her mission starts to spiral out of control, endangering her career, her friendships, and her own mental health. Taking a break from her campaign, she finds that her true love has been hiding in plain sight the whole time. This rom-com from Vine (Bad Choices) has plenty of hilarious high jinks but also some serious moments featuring forgiveness, the Me Too movement, and growing up.
VERDICT Recommended for fans of fast-paced contemporary romances set in the UK that feature engaging premises and strong female friendships.
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