On a scale of cotton candy to Brussels sprouts, Living the Dream by Lauren Berry is the second piece of chocolate cake you know you shouldn't take. And you don't regret it.
Emma is stuck in an awful London job that she hates, but she's afraid to take her talents elsewhere or branch out on the chance that she'll fail. Meanwhile, her crazy friends, Clementine and Jasmine, have their own issues. Through a series of life events, Emma has to figure out what she wants and where she's going.
This over-the-top story had me chuckling darkly with its relatable themes and hilarious characters. While it was heavy on the swearing, it only sometimes felt like too much. It would be so easy to judge each of these characters for their decisions except you know that they're really trying to do their best. As a reader, I thoroughly enjoyed it. As a writer, there were moments of head-hopping. Overall though, this is that decadent read that you're almost embarrassed to admit to reading.
If you enjoy chick flicks, London, and coming of age stories, Living the Dream is right up your alley.