The Husbands

The Husbands

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 04/04/2024
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The Husbands
Absolutely Brilliant
This is so much fun, probably one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in ages. And it was so thought provoking as well, I can honestly say that I have ... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
The Husbands
Hugely entertaining take on modern romance
This hilariously funny look at modern romance is guaranteed to cheer you up and would make a perfect holiday read. Think of this as Time Traveler's Wife me... READ MORE
Sally Hughes
The Husbands
Original and fun!
I absolutely devoured this one! Personally, I love stories set in the real world with an incidental sci-fi element as it makes things entertaining and exci... READ MORE
Holly Thomas
The Husbands
Hilarious and utterly relatable!
Forget swiping on a dating app, attic roulette is the latest way to find "the one!" The roller coaster begins when a very single Lauren returns home after ... READ MORE
Charlotte at Crawley
The Husbands
Fun & cosy read
‘The Husbands’ is such a fun novel to read. It made me laugh throughout, the story is very unique and it’s a perfect book for the Summer. Thank you to ... READ MORE
Zhan - Birmingham
The Husbands
Fun and creative!
I'd say this is the perfect beach read. A real page turner that doesn't take itself too seriously. The sci-fi aspect is brilliant. Absolutely loved it!
LP - Chelmsford


You wait ages for the One, then 203 come along at once...

One night Lauren finds a strange man in her flat who claims to be her husband. All the evidence – from photos to electricity bills – suggests he’s right.

Lauren’s attic, she slowly realises, is creating an endless supply of husbands for her.

There’s the one who pretends to play music on her toes
The one who’s too hot (there must be a catch)
The one who makes a great breakfast sandwich
The one who turns everything into double entendres (‘I’ll weed your garden’)
And the one who can calm her unruly thoughts with a single touch

But when you can change husbands as easily as a lightbulb, how do you know whether the one you have now is the good enough one, or the wrong one, or the best one? And how long should you keep trying to find out?

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784745356
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 581g
  • Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 34 mm

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The Husbands
There is already a buzz on The Husbands, similar to the kind of buzz that signals change in this book. Lauren is a single woman, who one day has a man she... READ MORE
Kev McCready
The Husbands
Perfect for a Sunday
When I read the blurb for this on I was intrigued, I love a romance novel but this one had a twist. Diving in I was hooked straight away. Lauren arrive... READ MORE
The Husbands
Laugh out loud funny
Oh this book is funny! I don't remember the last time I laughed out loud at a story so much, and I had to keep sending snips to my daughter to laugh at too... READ MORE
Lucy Williams
The Husbands
funny imaginative concept very enjoyable read
The Husbands - Holly Gramazio Lauren comes home from work and finds a strange man in the flat who apparently she is married too. The problem is Lauren h... READ MORE
Beverley Cole
The Husbands
A fun idea
A fun idea with some interesting thoughts on relationships and the changes they can bring to your life. I enjoyed Ms Gramazio's writing style with her atte... READ MORE
The Husbands
Spoilt for Choice of husbands
Lauren returns home from a wild night out to find a man she has never seen before in her flat, claiming to be her husband. Her friends and family confirm t... READ MORE
Jackie Murrell
The Husbands
Look forward to reading more by Holly Gramazio!
Lauren comes home from a night out to find a husband waiting for her. A husband she didn't know she had, and who has suddenly appeared from her attic. When... READ MORE
Ruth MacLeod
The Husbands
Original and funny
Brilliantly original, Holly Gramazio's book is a time-bending story of continuous choices, multiple possibilities and a trouble with finding the one good f... READ MORE
The Husbands
Hilarious, alternative universes, brilliant.
I choose to read this book because it sounded a bit quirky and I thought I’d give it a whirl – I didn’t really expect to like it to be honest but I was SO ... READ MORE
Philippa Horsell
The Husbands
A terribly fun read!
A seriously fun read! I actually absolutely loved this lighter read that kept me 100% engaged from beginning to end... What a brilliant concept: having a ... READ MORE
Joanna Rawlins
The Husbands
So unique!
I read an eARC of this book so thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley. I read hundreds of books a year and sometimes things can feel a bit rep... READ MORE
Jennifer Charlton
The Husbands
Hilarious quirky read
Lauren gets home from a night out to find a strange man in her flat. He says he is her husband and all evidence she can find points to the same conclusion.... READ MORE
Georgia Riches
The Husbands
Original,easy to read, enjoyed every minute
In a nutshell, Lauren has an attic that produces husbands. A different one every time the current one goes up there. Not only does her husband change but s... READ MORE
The Husbands
If you're looking for a light hearted giggle this is the one for you
If you've ever read Dear, Zoo to a child. This is the adult version. But instead of a zoo we have a magical loft hatch, and instead of a pet, husbands. ... READ MORE
Kelly Slater
The Husbands
Great Read!
This is a novel concept for a book in which Lauren, the MC, somehow ends up with an attic that keeps generating new husbands for her. Lauren is an unmarri... READ MORE
The Husbands
A Lot of Fun!
Lauren stumbles home, after a friends hen party, to find a strange man in her flat. A strange man who appears to be her husband - a fact backed up by her f... READ MORE
Sarah C
The Husbands
Fun, Original Story
Lauren returns home after a night out and is met by her husband Michael. The only problem is, she doesn’t have a husband. Soon she realises her attic is cr... READ MORE
Hannah  Boucherat
The Husbands
So many husbands, so little time
Oh Lauren what fun you have! This book grabbed me by the scuff of the neck and dragged me through a rollercoaster of shenanigans. What would you do if yo... READ MORE
Georgie M
The Husbands
I can almost guarantee you haven’t read anything like this one!
Lauren comes home one night to find a strange man in her flat who claims to be her husband, and all the evidence would suggest that he is right. But when t... READ MORE
The Husbands
Fancy swapping your husband for another version? Read this!
Lauren lives a good life with her neighbours Toby and Maryam and her close friend Elena but when her attic starts generating husbands, and creating endless... READ MORE
Jim Sweetman
The Husbands
Clever and perceptive
The high concept premise of The Husbands conceals a very perceptive novel about relationships and why people end up with the people they do. Also, what abo... READ MORE
The Husbands
Really makes you think
Thank you to the author and publisher for the opportunity to read this ARC, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I love The Husbands, it’s fun, ... READ MORE
Emma Renshaw
The Husbands
Just Brilliant!
I absolutely loved this book! The plot flowed well, I really liked the main character, Lauren and I had no idea where the story would go which was just bri... READ MORE
Tammy Muir
The Husbands
Very disappointing
REVIEW When Lauren returns home from a night out to a stranger claiming to be her husband, she's understandably confused. But when he goes into her attic... READ MORE
The Husbands
An excellent debut
A really fun read, light-hearted humour with a great concept to back that up. The pacing at times was a little sporadic, somewhat in-keeping with the const... READ MORE
Kit Nevile
The Husbands
Brilliant concept
This was a funny and original read featuring Lauren whose flat suddenly produces a husband for her and then when he goes in the attic a different one reapp... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
The Husbands
Bizarre but compelling.
Bizarre but compelling. Many times, towards the beginning, I felt this was not a book for me but the writing was good, it was preposterous but not so much... READ MORE
Ophelia Gartside
The Husbands
One of my favourite books of the year so far
One of my favourite books of the year so far, I’ve not read anything like it! The story opens with Lauren returning to her flat which she co-owns with ... READ MORE
Emily Hawkes
The Husbands
I literally did lol at 2am!
I never read comedy books, let alone romcoms but when I read the blurb I thought I'd give it a go, maybe the thought of chucking my husband in the attic an... READ MORE
Joanna R
The Husbands
So Fun
One night, Lauren comes home to find a man in her flat who claims to be her husband. There is plenty of evidence – photos, shared bills, a wedding ring – t... READ MORE
Ella - The Story Collector
The Husbands
Not as fluffy or funny as I was led to believe...
When Lauren returns home to her flat in London late one night, she is greeted at the door by her husband, Michael. There’s only one problem—she’s not marri... READ MORE
Sarah Higbee