After an exhilarating eBook release last year, the paperback of The Lonely Fajita by Abigail Mann hits shelves today.

Described as ‘comforting, witty, wise and thoroughly entertaining’ by bestseller Milly Johnson, the book has been delighting fans since it was shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize in 2019. It’s perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Holly Bourne, at least My Weekly think so, and it’s a wonderful feel-good read for the current climate.

The novel follows Elissa, who accidentally books a cervical smear instead of a celebration on her birthday. The icing on the cake? Her boyfriend is kicking her out of their houseshare.

So when she’s offered the chance to live with a pensioner rent-free, Elissa knows she needs to impress Annie, who turned down the last twenty-two applicants. Somehow, even after Elissa goes on about ‘definitely not being an axe-murderer’, Annie chooses her.

And just like Elissa, prickly, sweary, big-hearted Annie could use a friend. Elissa may have nowhere else to go, but is she just where she needs to be?

We’re so excited to see the paperback reach new readers today, and if you’re a fan, there’s not long to wait now until Abigail’s next book The Sister Surprise.