I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.One Night Only by Catherine Walsh
Also by this author: The Rebound, Holiday Romance, The Matchmaker
Published by Bookouture on 30th July 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
Who could have predicted this? Being at the same wedding. In Ireland. There’s a reason one-night stands are one-night stands. You’re not supposed to see each other again, especially not when you’re the maid of honor, and he’s the groom’s brother…
Sarah Anderson has never been more excited about anything in her life. She’s going to her best friend’s wedding. And not just any wedding. An Irish wedding. Goodbye New York, hello rolling green hills and men with beautiful accents and twinkling eyes.
But Sarah should have known that not all guests are fairy-tale princes…
There’s the chinless Uncle Trevor, whose idea of small talk is to claim climate change is a conspiracy.
Then there’s Great Aunt Eileen, who doesn’t talk at all (she’s too busy replacing the hotel cutlery with her own set).
Worst of all, there’s Declan Murphy. Best man. Brother of the groom. And the man Sarah last saw naked.
Is there anything more mortifying than bumping into a one-night stand halfway across the world? Especially as Declan seems determined to embarrass Sarah at every turn. At least when the wedding’s over she’ll never have to see him again.
But, back in New York, Sarah finds the more she tries to forget Declan, the more she can’t shake the thought of that infuriatingly charming smile and the way he wears a tux…
Was he really just for one night only, or might Declan Murphy be The One?
Prepare to laugh until you cry with this perfect feel-good romantic comedy about taking a chance on love. Fans of Sophie Ranald, Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes won’t be able to put this down!
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I had been reading a lot of crime books recently so I was excited for a change of pace with this romcom.
Okay, I have a confession to make. I am a sucker for an Irish accent, so when I saw the male lead in this book was Irish I just knew I had to read it.
Sarah and Declan were excellent lead characters. Sarah reminded me quite a lot of myself. There were quite a few traits that I thought yep I’d do that. Especially with all the questions. With Declan I had insta love. As I said I’m a sucker for Irish accents and his personality just did it for me. I loved the chemistry between these two. They bickered and teased like they had been together for years.
There were some great side characters in this book. I loved bestie Annie and roomie Sarah. Will is also a lot of fun I would love to work with him.
From start to finish this book is packed full of witty lines, It’s one of those books that leave you smiling every time you finish a chapter. It’s the perfect afternoon escapism.
this is an excellent debut that is fresh and funny. I can’t wait for more from Catherine.
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