Dry Hard by Nick Spalding

512CHERNnvL._SY346_ Synopsis: Kate and Scott’s marriage has always been a lot of fun, with alcohol at the heart of it. After all, what’s more entertaining than a good laugh and a large drink… or six? But recently, those relaxing drinks have become more crutch than comfort—and the couple have almost forgotten how to talk to each other sober.

Then their teenage daughter Holly uploads a video of their humiliating drunken escapades, which gets picked up by YouTube superstar PinkyPud—and goes horrifyingly viral. In a last-ditch attempt to prove to the world they’re more than just boozy idiots, Kate and Scott quit alcohol completely. But with Holly’s… er… ‘help’, what begins as a family promise soon escalates into a social media phenomenon: #DryHard!

With the eyes of the Internet upon them, can Kate and Scott stay teetotal—and save their marriage in the process?

My Rating: 5/5

My Review: I have read a couple of Nick Spalding books and was in the mood for some humour and this latest offering didn’t disappoint. I have seen mixed reviews on this but in all honesty I think it depends on your own drinking habits and that of friends and family as well as your sense of humour. I have many friends that are big drinkers and it’s all a bit of a giggle in my world when those people get themselves into mischief. This book is a light-hearted take on all of that and I absolutely loved it.

This book had me giggling very hard in places (especially the opening scenes with Kate) along with numerous others. In a nutshell Kate and her husband Scott are embarrassed by their daughters idea of uploading a video of them roaring drunk onto You Tube, so much so that they decide to give up the drink altogether. We follow their struggles with it as they attempt to do a whole year with zero alcohol. This book is not going to be everybody’s cup of tea, but as I was reading it I was mentally ticking off a list of friends who have to read this! A great and light hearted read which cheered me up no end.

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