Hope you’re all well and if you’re in the UK, I hope you’re enjoying the bonus bank holiday. I have to admit I’m not really doing anything to celebrate the Jubilee but I am definitely grateful for the additional time off work. Especially today as it’s meant I’ve been able to start off the month binging this lovely book.
Thank you to @avonbooksuk and @laurajaneauthor for this advanced audio copy of One Night With You in return for an honest review. One Night With You was published on 30th May 2022 and you can get a copy here.
Ruby is about to move out of London. She’s gone through a difficult break up and although it’s not the reason for her move, the move will definitely help. She’s got an exciting opportunity in Manchester and she’s excited for her future.
Nic is leaving Liverpool and moving to London. He’s also gone through a break up and is looking to start his new life with new adventures.
The two of them cross paths and end up spending the night together. It’s obvious to them both that they have a bond that feels different to anything else, but it’s the last day that they will be in London together. Will they cross paths again or will they have to go through life remembering that one night?
General Thoughts 🤔
This was the book my mind and my heart had been looking for for the last couple of weeks. It was the perfect blend of romance, friendships, new beginnings and saucy ooh la la scenes. I was hooked from the moment I started and binged the whole thing simply because I just had to know what was going to happen. It was such a fabulous will they, won’t they.
The relationships between all of the characters were a huge part of what made me like this book so much. The obvious relationship between Ruby and Nic gave me all the feels and I felt like I went through every emotion along with them. However it was the other relationships that I think added something a little extra to the story.
As an example, I loved Nic and Jackson’s relationship. They struck up a bromance right from the get go and I loved how supportive they were of each other. I also enjoyed Ruby and Harry’s friendship. I think Ruby needed Harry in her life after leaving her best friends behind in London. Although they didn’t have the same kind of history, they had so much in common and I think that contributed to a gorgeous friendship and future between them.
Writing Style ✍️
This is the first book that I have read by this author and I’d love for it to not be the last. Some romance/chick lit books can give me the ick as I find some of them just way too cheesy. However Laura Jane Williams wrote a story and characters that felt very real to me. It wasn’t all happy endings and kisses and cuddles, it was messy and complicated and that’s real life. I love that she was able to capture that whilst keeping the story romantic.
The story was told from Ruby and Nic’s perspectives and I loved hearing from them both. It was lovely to see how they were both feeling, but also frustrating at times as it was obvious how they both felt to everyone but them.
Conclusion & Scoring 🎖
This book made its way to the top of my TBR at just the right time. I loved every moment of it and found myself smiling, laughing, smirking and getting choked up throughout. A realistic romantic story told through fantastic writing. I definitely recommend this if you are in the mood for feeling all of the feels.