Book Review: Duvet Day

I’m going to stand out like a hippie at a death metal gig.

Emily Kerr ~ Duvet Day


Young lawyer Alexa Humphries’s one true love is her precious duvet, yet she is torn from its comforting embrace every morning while the foxes are still scavenging the bins outside and doesn’t get back until long after most normal people are already asleep. Worn down by the endless demands of her suspicious boss and her competitive, high-flying housemate and fellow lawyer, Zara, Alexa barely recognises herself anymore. This wasn’t how life was supposed to be.

But today is different. Today, Alexa just cannot get out of bed to face the world. Everyone deserves a duvet day, don’t they?


Although this book was very predictable (I clocked the Sam situation immediately), it was just what I needed after a hard week at work. For who among us has not craved a duvet day where we can chill out and mooch around the house having a pity party?

I could completely understand how Alexa felt: caught up in the hamster wheel of work and struggling to find where she fits, although I did find it hard to believe she hadn’t even been to Southbank…

Although the story was well-written, it started off very slow, characters weren’t particularly likeable and the interactions were a little far-fetched. I would also have liked the ending to retain its empowered feel, rather than succumb to the stereotypical happy ending.

That said, it was very sweet and relatable. While many of us who have lived in house shares in London have struggled with the issues of laundry, mess and stress, I felt sorry for Alexa that she didn’t have the fun and friendships that often go with it.

A little sugary in places, but a nice cosy read – perfect in fact for a duvet day.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

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