On A Night Like This
Author: Lindsey Kelk
Publisher: HarperCollins (January 18, 2022)
Paperback, 352 pages
Romance, Adult Contemporary Romance
Within days of wishing she could change her life, Fran Cooper is acting assistant to a celebrity, on a yacht in the Mediterranean, and en route to a tiny Italian island and the glittering Crystal Ball, along with the world’s rich and famous.
When she – quite literally – bumps into a handsome American called Evan, a man able to keep his cool in the face of chaos, the magic really begins.
Evan makes her a promise: no last names, no life stories, just one unforgettable night. Yet Evan belongs at the Crystal Ball and Fran is a gatecrasher. They may be soulmates, but their homes are an ocean apart, and their lives a world apart. They’ll never meet again – unless, on a night like this, everything can change forever…
I fell head over heels in love with this modern Cinderella retelling. I know it’s a cliche, but I really did stay up way past my bedtime reading, haha. I’m usually in bed by 9 pm and I was up until almost midnight (on a WORK NIGHT) reading “one more chapter” until I’d, er, finished the entire book. Oops! I read this all in one big gulp in one evening because I could NOT put it down!
Fran immediately captured my heart, and I wanted better for her than her rather horrible fiancé, Stew. This book focuses as much on Fran’s development, growth and realization that she’s unhappy with the way her life is and needs to change it up as it does on the romance storyline. It leans a little more chick-lit than romance, but still has enough beautiful romance elements in it that I didn’t mind. The side characters were also all really amazing, and everyone from Juliette to Jess to Sarah really came to life. Apparently, Rachel is the main character in another book (The Single Girl’s To-Do List) and I loved her so much I clearly had to buy her book! I highly recommend this fun, light, sweet and flirty rom-com. It’s a beautiful journey and I hope, like Fran, you take the leap.
After reading On a Night Like This I immediately went and looked up Lindsey Kelk’s backlist and bought two of her other books, and added two more to my wishlist. If that’s not a high recommendation for a book, I don’t know what is! This was my first book by Lindsey Kelk, but I’m so excited to read more.
A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.