The Last Laugh by Tracy Bloom @TracyBBloom @Bookouture #Review #WomensFiction #Comedy #YOLO

Book Review


My recent Netgalley haul has been fabulous, well with the exception of one of course lol. This one however, was just as good as it looks!

*Thanks to the author and Bookouture for providing my e-ARC in exchange for an honest review!

The Last Laugh (Release Date: February 23, 2018)

‘I’ve googled it, how to die,’ Jenny says to Maureen. ‘It was full of climbing this mountain, swimming that sea, becoming a marathon runner and raising millions for charity.’

‘Sounds like bloody hard work. You can make it more fun than that surely?’

Jenny discovers her days are numbered at the same time she discovers her husband is having an affair…

Frankly, her life was tough enough already. Two tricky teenagers, her mother’s constant complaints, friends who aren’t up to the job and a career which has been spiralling downwards since she won ‘Sunseeker Tour Rep of the Season’ twenty years ago.

And now this: a cheating husband and a death sentence.

Enough is enough. Jenny vows to keep both catastrophes a secret. She takes her life – and death – into her own hands and decides to live as she did when she was happiest… in 1996. She plans a spectacular 1990’s themed party in place of a wake that she herself will attend. But will she be able to keep her secrets for long enough to have the party of a lifetime?

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My Thoughts…

Awww I really enjoyed this one guys!

The first thing that hooked me was the cover. It’s simple but colourful and enticing. Obviously it did its job because it made me want to read it.

At first, I thought this was going to be about a woman’s tragic but brave journey to the end of her life. You know, lots of tears but inspirational. It’s so much more than that! Don’t get me wrong, there are some tears but there were far more laughs.

This is a funny, nostalgia-inducing tale about a woman who really believes the best moments of her life were in the 90’s. More specifically, 1996. When “Friends” was THE show to watch, and Oasis was all over the airwaves. So, when she finds out her life has an expiry date, she is determined to bring the 90’s back. Go back in time to that moment when she felt like life doesn’t get better than this.

As you can imagine, hilarity ensues involving an interesting makeover, reunions with old friends and a desire to make her husband remember her as she was, despite him being a cheating scumbag.

I read this in one sitting last night (yep it’s that good) and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this was not the “ugly cry” inducing story I initially thought it would be.

“The Last Laugh” is thought-provoking, warm, and extremely funny. You will love “Jenny”! She is all of us! A hard-working, sweats wearing, wine-loving mother (complete with “mom body”), who possesses a great sense of humor about everything…even death.

Rating… A

Available on Amazon

About the Author


I started writing when my cruel, heartless husband ripped me away from my dream job, shopping for rollercoasters for the UK’s leading theme parks, to live in America with a brand new baby and no mates. In a cunning plan to avoid domestic duties and people who didn’t understand my Derbyshire accent, I wrote NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY. It went on to be successfully published internationally and became an ebook Number 1 Best Seller in the UK in 2013 before being named Best Author Published Read at the Festival of Romance.

Tracy Bloom


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