Hot Mess [n.] - someone who is often in a state of disarray, while remaining attractive in spite of their flaws, and repeatedly finds themselves in uncomfortable predicaments.Ellie Knight is just like you. Her life isn't turning out the way she thought it would. Some people might say she's a hot mess but then who really has their s**t together before they're thirty?It's Valentine's Day and Ellie Knight finds herself eating Nutella in the bar stockroom after a no-show date.But single doesn't have to be the loneliest number, does it?She goes back home to her flatshare and weird flatmates.It's ok there's black mould everywhere, right?With a hangover from hell, she goes to the office job she thought she would have quit by now.Doesn't everyone hate their job? Maybe Ellie isn't following the *official life plan* but perfect is overrated. For fans of Fleabag and Girls, this is a fresh and funny coming-of-age story with a single-girl heroine that everyone will relate to - a modern Carrie Bradshaw meets Bridget Jones.
Lucy Vine is a freelance journalist based in London, who regularly writes and edits for the likes of Grazia, Heat, Cosmo, Stylist and Marie Claire. She also writes a weekly newsy column for Grazia Daily. Fed up of seeing the happily-ever-afters in films, she decided to writer her own and her debut Hot Mess is the result. Follow her on Twitter @Lecv