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Wild Things

On sale

29th February 2024

Price: £9.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529424621

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‘A totally gorgeous read’ BETH O’LEARY, author of THE FLATSHARE

‘Perfectly observed and brilliantly funny, I adored it’ EMMA HUGHES


El Evans is stuck in a dead-end job, hopelessly in unrequited love with her best friend, Ray, and in need of a major life change.

After a New Year’s resolution to ‘Be More Wild’, El is soon in possession of one (small) tattoo, one (bad) hangover and memories of 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 . . .


A must-read romcom for fans of Emily Henry, Bolu Babalola and Beth O’Leary

Hear what everyone’s saying about Wild Things!

‘Joyous, funny, sexy and romantic . . . real Emily Henry vibes – a triumph!’ Kate Sawyer

‘Made me laugh out loud . . . [I] loved it so much I didn’t want it to end!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reader review

‘Heady, giddy, and outrageously flirty’ Lily Lindon

‘The book I didn’t know I needed . . . I adore Laura’s writing and this is her best novel yet’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reader review

‘A joyfully messy story of contemporary queer life’ Bethany Rutter

‘I loved loved loved it . . . sharp, funny, emotional and charming’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reader review

‘Has everything I love in contemporary fiction – a romance to root for, a constant low level of chaos, moments that make me cackle and cry (sometimes both at once), and memorable characters I don’t want to leave behind’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reader review

Love Wild Things? Then read Laura Kay’s new heartwarming romcom, Making It, available to pre-order now!


TJ Alexander, author of CHEF'S KISS
Wild Things filled my heart all the way up. A hilarious story of queer friendship, queer longing, and queer triumph
Ashley Herring Blake, USA TODAY bestselling author of ASTRID PARKER DOESN'T FAIL
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
Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of DO I KNOW YOU?
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
Bethany Rutter, author of WELCOME TO YOUR LIFE
Fresh, fun, thoughtful and hopeful, a joyfully messy story of contemporary queer life
Kate Sawyer, award-winning author of THE STRANDING
Laura Kay has taken it to the next level - real Emily Henry vibes but gay. Joyous, funny, sexy and romantic - a triumph!
Emma Hughes, author of NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT
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
Lily Lindon, author of DOUBLE BOOKED
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
Harry Nicholas, author of A TRANS MAN WALKS INTO A GAY BAR
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!
Justin Myers, author of THE FAKE-UP
A spirited whirl through the agony and the ecstasy of a queer crush, and the vital friendships that keep us sane
Beth O'Leary, author of THE NO-SHOW
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
Wild Things feels fresh and exciting - a touching and realistic read with wonderful characters. I love Laura's writing
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
Lizzie Huxley-Jones, author of MAKE YOU MINE THIS CHRISTMAS
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 Damilola Blackburn
A sparkling, witty read filled with the most down-to-earth, loveable characters. The comedic timing was pitch-perfect too
VIP Magazine
Laura Kay will have you crying with both tears of laughter and happiness
Marie Claire
Three novels in and Kay has established herself as one of the bright lights of queer romcom
A gorgeous queer rom-com that will have you laughing out loud
Daily Mail
Funny, romantic and heartfelt
An entrancing, delightful book about listening to your inner voice (and its deeper under currents of desire) and choosing the path less trodden, being impulsive, following your dreams and finding yourself out there, wild and energised. Left me smiling and warm, a real treasure of a Queer Rom Com