Today, Ellen is taking part in the blog tour for On A Night Like This by Lindsey Kelk, and I’ll be sharing her review with you all just a little further down.
Lindsey’s books include the Sunday Times bestselling I Heart series, as well as several standalone romcoms including In Case You Missed it and One in a Million, and the children’s series, Cinders & Sparks.
A fan of lipstick, pro-wrestling and cats (although not necessarily at the same time), Lindsey also co-hosts the award-winning beauty podcast, Full Coverage, as well as Tights and Fights, a professional wrestling podcast on the Maximum Fun network. Born and brought up in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, she worked in publishing as children’s book editor before moving to New York and becoming a full-time writer. She now lives in LA. You can follow Lindsey at her website and on social media, lindseykelk.com and @LindseyKelk
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…
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You may not be aware of this but I am the biggest Lindsey Kelk fan; I have read and loved all her books and been lucky enough to meet her a few times at local book signings. In fact my profile picture on the blog is from one of those occasions – apologies to Lindsey for cropping her out!
Reading one of Lindsey’s books is like meeting up with your oldest, bestest friend (mine is actually called Fran) and getting raucous over a bottle or three of wine. I know for sure laughs are guaranteed and my feel good factor will be through the roof. On A Night Like This delivers laughs and feels galore!
The female lead (Fran) could totally be my best friend, which goes to show how well Lindsey can write her characters. They are so down to earth and relatable no matter what crazy events happen, you can always put yourself in their shoes. Fran feels stuck in a rut with her boyfriend Stew; they are engaged but the spark seems to have died between them and Stew is quite traditional (no, I did not say BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRIIING) and he is not keen on Fran travelling far for her job.
She is an outstanding PA but Sheffield isn’t exactly stretching her abilities so when the opportunity arises to take a top secret job she jumps at the chance and deal with the fallout from Stew later. A risk that pays off as she ends up aboard a luxury yacht being PA to mega pop star of the moment Juliette. Essentially her job is to babysit Juliette and deliver her safely to the Crystal Ball – THE most exclusive and extravagant social event EVER where she is due to perform. Sounds easy right!?
Not exactly, as Juliette has a reputation for breaking her PA’s and is notoriously flighty. Fran ends up being the belle of the actual ball with a little help from IRL fairy godmother Rachel and spends the evening with the ever so charming, handsome and thoughtful Evan. HELLO new book boyfriend!!!! Obviously Fran encounters a few hiccups along the way which is where the giggles come from but this is also a story about empowerment, female friendships and of course love.
I could wax lyrical about this book for a long time but I’ll leave it there, you go off and buy it and leave me to my daydreams about Evan……