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Wild Things

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Will a year of wild things make these friends into lovers? The perfect will-they-won’t-they romance from the author of The Split and Tell Me Everything

When the opportunity of a lifetime arrives, will El be ready to make the leap and embrace her wild side?

Stuck in a dead-end job and hopelessly in unrequited love with her best friend, El needs a major life change. One New Year’s resolution to ‘Be More Wild’ later, and she’s committed to doing one wild thing every month for a year. Admittedly, so far it’s amounted to one small tattoo, one bad hangover and one very disappointing threesome, but she’s trying and surely it can only get better…

So when a plan is hatched for El, Ray and their two closest friends – newly heartbroken Will and Instagram darling Jamie – to ditch the big city and move out to a ramshackle house in the middle of the English countryside, El can hardly say no. This is her big chance for a fresh start, the perfect wild thing.

But living in close proximity to the love of your life without letting on isn’t as easy as El might think…

Can best friends ever really become lovers or could the truth ruin life at ‘the commune’ for ever?

*~* Praise for Laura Kay *~*
‘Full of humour, kindness, cake and a cat, this is the novel to turn to in difficult times’ Katie Fforde

The Split has everything I love in a novel. It’s hilariously funny, it’s so uplifting, and its characters are irresistibly loveable’ Beth O’Leary

‘A warm, funny, comforting read with such loveable characters’ Ruth Jones

‘Ferociously funny’ Red

‘It’s like meeting Marian Keyes and Dawn O’Porter in a cosy gay pub in Sheffield!’ Matt Cain

‘It’s rare that a book so important to the literary canon is, at the same time, entertaining, heart-warming, and funny’ Anstey Harris

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Wild Things filled my heart all the way up. A hilarious story of queer friendship, queer longing, and queer triumph
TJ Alexander, author of CHEF'S KISS
Brimming with both hilarity and heartfelt relationships, Wild Things is a delightful romance, complete with DIY home repair, a beautiful queer found family, and backyard hens. I adored El's journey to realizing that only by taking risks can she really get what she wants, in both life... and love
Ashley Herring Blake, USA TODAY bestselling author of ASTRID PARKER DOESN'T FAIL
Deeply felt and wonderfully whimsical, Laura Kay's ode to getting wild is full of will-they-won't-they spark and the resonance of life-changing questions. El and Ray's is the perfect story of leaving everything you know and finding your meant-to-be
Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of DO I KNOW YOU?
Fresh, fun, thoughtful and hopeful, a joyfully messy story of contemporary queer life
Bethany Rutter, author of WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE
Laura Kay has taken it to the next level - real Emily Henry vibes but gay. Joyous, funny, sexy and romantic - a triumph!
Kate Sawyer, award-winning author of THE STRANDING
I completely and utterly adored Wild Things. It's perfectly observed, brilliantly funny, full of queer joy and such a timely exploration of what adult life could and should look like now
Emma Hughes, author of NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT
Heady, giddy, and outrageously flirty, Wild Things is the perfect escapist queer romcom for anyone longing to move to the country with their best friends
Lily Lindon, author of DOUBLE BOOKED
Joyful, uplifting, heartfelt and properly laugh-out loud funny. A big-hearted story about the messiness of queer friendships and love. Laura Kay always writes the characters I want to be friends with!
Harry Nicholas, author of A TRANS MAN WALKS INTO A GAY BAR
A spirited whirl through the agony and the ecstasy of a queer crush, and the vital friendships that keep us sane
Justin Myers, author of THE FAKE-UP
One of my favourite books of 2023. It captures the pleasure/pain of a huge, heartfelt crush, and it also beautifully evokes the warmth of a loving community. I would love to stop by 'the commune' for a cup of tea with them all. A totally gorgeous read
Beth O'Leary, author of THE NO-SHOW
Wild Things feels fresh and exciting - a touching and realistic read with wonderful characters. I love Laura's writing
KATIE FFORDE, author of ONE ENCHANTED EVENING
Funny and heartwarming and SO brilliantly evocative of the agony/ecstasy of having an enormous crush. . . Makes you want to move to a house in the country with your best friends
KATE DAVIES, author of IN AT THE DEEP END
Wild Things really has everything I love in contemporary fiction. A beautiful story of yearning, bravery, different kinds of family . . . my heart was with El the whole time
Lizzie Huxley-Jones, author of MAKE YOU MINE THIS CHRISTMAS
A sparkling, witty read filled with the most down-to-earth, loveable characters. The comedic timing was pitch-perfect too
Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
Laura Kay will have you crying with both tears of laughter and happiness
VIP Magazine
Three novels in and Kay has established herself as one of the bright lights of queer romcom
Marie Claire
A gorgeous queer rom-com that will have you laughing out loud
Glamour