A Night in With Grace Kelly wraps up the series by Lucy Holliday. The synopsis says: "Fate has got it in for Libby Lomax. She realised, far too late, that her best friend Olly, is the actual Love of Her Life. Now he's in love with the so-nice-it-hurts, Tash, and it looks like her happy ending is completely out of reach.
Things start looking up when she, quite literally, runs into the completely gorgeous Joel. Libby discovers that there is more to Joel than his six-pack, not least, the incredible fact that he honestly believes he has found his fairy tale princess in her.
And if this wasn't enough, an unwanted guest shows up on Libby's enchanted sofa; Grace Kelly, wearing her iconic wedding dress and convinced that Libby is figment of her imagination. But one thing that Grace doesn't believe in is fairy tales. Grace believes that if you really want something, then you've got to make it happen yourself; words which give Libby hope that happy endings aren't just for fairy tale princesses..." A Night in With Grace Kelly is out in January 2017.
A Night in With Marilyn Monroe, by Lucy Holliday, continues on from A Night In With Audrey Hepburn. The synopsis says: "After dating the hottest man on the planet, Dillon O'Hara, Libby Lomax has come back down to earth with a bump. Now she's throwing herself into a new relationship and is determined to be a better friend to best pal, Ollie, as he launches his new restaurant. Despite good intentions, Libby is hugely distracted when a newly reformed Dillon arrives back on the scene, more irresistible than ever. And when another unwelcome guest turns up on her battered sofa in the form of Marilyn Monroe, Libby would willingly bite her own arm off for a return to normality." A Night in With Marilyn Monroe is out in November 2015.
Libby Lomax has always dreamt about being best friends with Audrey Hepburn. But after Libby manages to set her own hair alight in her first speaking acting role – albeit as a zitty alien – and subsequently gets fired, her life is about as far as you can get from that of the glamorous Breakfast at Tiffany's star. So when Audrey herself miraculously turns up in Libby's flat, Libby thinks she may just be losing her mind. But Audrey, it seems, is real and maybe just maybe she can help turn Libby's life around. This is an absolute chick lit cracker, whether you're familiar with Audrey Hepburn or not. I wasn't sure how Holliday was going to pull off the whole Hepburn resurrection and it could easily have been overplayed and become farcical, but Holliday manages it beautifully using the Hollywood starlet sparingly. And Libby Lomax is a quintessential chick lit heroine. Throw in alpha male and leading man Dillon and best friend Olly and we have the makings of an epic rollercoaster for the rest of the series. Olly, as well as Libby's brattish sister Cass and overbearing mum, were a bit underused and similarly the subplot with Libby's father. However none of this spoils a great first book and I’m sure these issues will be explored in the next two highly anticipated books. (JC)
A Night in With Audrey Hepburn, by Lucy Holliday, is the first in a three-part series following the life and loves of Libby Lomax as she blossoms into an A-lister. The synopsis says: "Unlucky in love, failed actress Libby Lomax has retreated into the world of classic movies, where the immortal lives of the screen goddesses offer so much more in the way of romance than her own life. After a terrible day on the set of a cult TV sci-fi series where she has proved herself to be the antithesis of feminine poise and embarrassed herself in front of heart-throb actor Dillon O'Hara, she plonks herself down in front of her trillionth viewing of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Relaxing on her battered old couch, salvaged from the props department by her best friend Olly, Libby is gobsmacked to find actual screen icon, Audrey Hepburn, sitting beside her. Dressed in her little black dress, wearing her trademark sunglasses, Audrey proffers advice to the hapless Libby between ladylike puffs on her vintage cigarette holder. And so, Audrey becomes Libby's confidante and friend - but has Libby got what it takes to turn her life from a Turkey to a Blockbuster? With a little bit of Audrey Hepburn magic, she might just pull it off..." A Night in With Audrey Hepburn is out in May 2015, followed by A Night in With Marilyn Monroe in November 2015 and A Night in With Grace Kelly in 2016.