Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Review: One Mad Night by Julia London @SourcebooksCasa

Title: One Mad Night
Author: Julia London
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication date: January 6, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 stars
Two Romantic Adventures…One Mad Night

Two delightful contemporary romance novellas in one book from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia London.
One winter’s night a blizzard sweeps across the country, demonstrating that fate can change the course of lives in an instant…and fate has got a sense of humor.

One Mad Night

Chelsea Crawford and Ian Rafferty are high profile ad execs in cutthroat competition for a client. When a major winter storm puts New York City on lockdown, the two rivals have to make it through the night together—oh, the many ways in which opposites attract…

The Bridesmaid – Bonus Novella

RITA Award Nominee for Best Romance Novella of 2013

Kate Preston has just moved to New York. Joe Firretti is contemplating a move to Seattle. When the weather wreaks havoc with transportation systems, Kate and Joe meet as they are both trying to rent the last car available… As Kate races to make her best friend’s wedding, and Joe races to a life-altering job interview, it looks like together is the only way they’ll make it at all.

My Review:

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Julia London! I devour everything she writes. She has a way of telling a story that just grabs your attention. In fact the very first review I ever did on this blog was of the second story in this anthology, The Bridesmaid!

Julia London puts these couples in crazy situations and somehow they turn out to be magical!
In One Mad Night, Chelsea and Ian fight there way to a beautiful romance! Two very successful advertising execs competing for one account and for the promotion to partner, they get snowed in at the office the night before the big presentation.

Chelsea is slightly uptight and very career focused. She's been promised accounts before and been let down but she's been guaranteed by her boss that this one is hers, but little does she know, so has Ian. Ian is a laid-back, chill kind of guy. They are both excellent at their jobs, but their ideas are the complete opposite of each others. As the heat turns up and they get trapped in the empty office by a "snowpocalypse", they spend the night getting to know each other. What will win out? The job or an chance at a love?

For a novella, the characters have a surprising amount of depth. Flirty, fun and sensual this book was impossible to put down. I would highly reccomend this to anyone looking for a fun novella. Be sure to check out my review of The Bridesmaid!
Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Homecoming Ranch contemporary series, the Secrets of Hadley Green historical romance series, and numerous other works. She is a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction, and RT Bookclub award recipient for Best Historical Romance.  She lives in Austin, Texas.