Duvet Day by Emily Kerr

Duvet Day by Emily Kerr

Emily Kerr comes to the blog with a story of self-discovery and reset with  

Duvet Day 

Ever have one of those days where you JUST can’t face work that day – you need a reset, and you need it now? We all have, and while I’m currently going through one of my own mental health / de-stress days, it was the perfect time to read this book.  Starting slowly, we meet Alexa – a lawyer at a high-powered firm, with a roommate at the same firm. She’s off before the sun rises and spends most of her days amid work – returning late at night with few hours to de-stress and recompose in preparation for the next. So, she’s decided to skive off work and spend the day in her unicorn onesie, relaxing in her favorite place – under her duvet.

But everything isn’t quite so simple – she’s interrupted in her lounging by a delivery for a roommate – and she locks herself out of the house – still in the unicorn onesie and bunny slippers.  Not having a key under the mat means she’s got to go to great lengths to get back into the house – and that necessitates her traveling all over the city to obtain another key – with often hilarious and slapstick results.  She has adventures, challenges and plenty of moments to discover just “what” is important to her – while a challenge – the day helps her to redefine her direction and decide just how much (and how important) her work is compared to her own anxiety and stress levels.  

Make no bones about it – this story is driven by the character of Alexis – and we get to know her pretty well – while we see her interact with (or think about) the secondary characters and “friends” who appear as little more than cliched stereotypes of people you’d like to forget: a tyrannical female boss, a throat cutting co-worker, the prototypical mean girl) who all served to show that Alexis is far more likable and engaging than those around her.  Additionally, while there was a ‘romance’ if you are following along, the romance is tame and muted than a ‘oh I have to have him involved in everything in my life” sort of thing. What stands out is the truth of Alexis and her honest struggle with emotions (and recognition of the same) that are holding her back or causing her difficulties and need to change.  A solid escape read that will leave you thinking about your own Duvet Day.  

Duvet Day by Emily Kerr

Title: Duvet Day
Author: Emily Kerr
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Woman's Fiction, British, Comedic Elements, Contemporary Elements, Friendship, Humor elements, Mental Health, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Setting: Britain
Published by: One More Chapter
ISBN: 0008433585
Published on: 27 May, 2021
Format:eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 352
Rated: three-stars
Heat: One Flame

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Young lawyer Alexa Humphries’s one true love is her precious duvet, yet she is torn from its comforting embrace every morning while the foxes are still scavenging the bins outside and doesn’t get back until long after most normal people are already asleep. Worn down by the endless demands of her suspicious boss and her competitive, high-flying housemate and fellow lawyer, Zara, Alexa barely recognises herself anymore. This wasn’t how life was supposed to be.

But today is different. Today, Alexa just cannot get out of bed to face the world. Everyone deserves a duvet day, don’t they?

A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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