Have you ever wanted to meet Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly? How neat would it be to hang out with them one on one? Well for Libby Lomax, each of those famous ladies magically appear on her old, smelly sofa! Lucy Holliday wrote this book series and as far as I can tell is hilariously brilliant. Here is my positive review of her Night In series.
Each book revolves around the main character Libby and one of the famous ladies. She first meets Audrey, then Marilyn, then Grace. Each one sort of helps her current or prospective relationships. But that’s just part of the story. This poor girl will experience the most ridiculous, yet plausible, embarrassing moments. Sometimes more than one a day. Like accidentally setting her hair on fire and then immediately getting fired herself. But she also catches the eye of a famous actor at the same time. The laughable moments reminded me of some of Sophie Kinsella’s more comical books – and the books even take place in London too.
Holliday did such a good job capturing each famous lady. Audrey Hepburn is very much like Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Marilyn Monroe comes to Libby very young but does transition into the blond bombshell we all think of her as. And Grace Kelly, well, is just the epitome of grace; classic and royal.
The series is a great read for any girl trying to find love or remembers the struggle of not feeling quite good enough to be loved. Each book is a fast, can’t-put-down, funny read. I had real laugh out loud moments constantly and overall wish there was more to the series!
If you like this style of books…
While reading the first book, I couldn’t help but be reminded of a book I read years ago. If you read this series and like it, I highly recommend Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. There’s no famous celebrities popping out of couches, but it has the same light laughter and someone from the past to help the protagonist figure out life, Gatsby-ish style.