Welcome to my review of Julia London’s new anthology: One Mad Night. Please be sure to read the excerpt, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway from Sourcebooks Casablanca, where you could win one of 3 print copies of ONE MAD NIGHT ANTHOLOGY. But first…
One Mad Night:
A wonderfully fun novella that is set to follow Chelsea over a 24 hour period. Julia London has built this story with a strong female character, battling the glass ceiling in the male-dominated advertising world. Her current obsession is to gain the advertising account for Tessla, but the agency partners have been playing her along, never quite giving her the plum accounts.
Chelsea’s attitude, approach and demeanor are all hands off – she thinks this projects strength and confidence, while her co-workers find her prickly and unapproachable. When they lure away a hotshot ad man from a competing agency, Ian assumes that he is jumping in to save the day.
These two are obviously and rightfully at odds, although Chelsea’s reactions are over the top at times: her insecurities about her position, and her belief that she ‘deserves’ plum accounts despite all evidence to the contrary is frustrating, and she is underneath it all- unhappy.
A quick paced, less romance than self-discovery novella that has a chivalrous if somewhat unrealistic twist at the end. Ian and Chelsea arrive developed and solidly characterized, and most of the interest in this story is derived from their interactions and interior thoughts about one another. While not traditional ‘romance’ in terms of the styling, this story is cute and fun, the perfect getaway read. The epilogue gives readers something to grab onto after that twist, and it really does add a nice touch to the end.
Title: One Mad Night Anthology
Author: Julia London
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published on: 5 January, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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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.
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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.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.