What follows is many hilarious encounters that have Abigail in situations she’s only ever read of in books or magazines.
For example, Skinny Jeans who she had an encounter with but can’t actually remember his name.
There were moments in her first book that had me chuckling out loud, but with this one I was howling, with an added snort or two!
The book is based around Abigail, a girl who hasn’t been single in seven years and suddenly finds herself on her own and dreading venturing out in the London bar scene as a singleton.
The Brooklyn Girls series has been translated into seven languages and is available in over 40 countries.
Burgess is also the author of The Dating Detox and A Girl Like You (Harper Collins UK).
For the post-Carrie Bradshaw, post-Bridget Jones, post-credit crunch generation of singles, life isn't beautiful, a bitch, or a beach. Eight years later she decided to distil some of her experiences into The Dating Detox:...
She started working as an advertising copywriter, and applied herself more wholeheartedly to having a good time.
This is the sort of comedy material that is featured throughout the whole book, and I loved it.
As well as a brilliant main character, there are supporting characters that had me in bits such as Abigail’s best friend Plum, who is just as hopeless at the whole dating thing and wants to find herself a man that won’t just dump her at the first hurdle.
I felt like I wanted to jump into the pages and bang both Robert’s and Abigail’s heads together!