Monday 8 November 2021

Review: On A Night Like This by Lindsey Kelk

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…

Review: I know I've said this multiple times about other Lindsey Kelk novels but this would make such a great film! The whole thing played out in my head like a movie and all the glitz and glamour of the entire book would just look amazing on the big screen. 

There's something just so magnetic about Lindsey Kelk's writing that elevates it from great to amazing. I know once I pick up one of her books I'm not going to be able to put it down again. I read this book in 2 delicious chunks because I just had to find out what was going to happen next to Fran. I felt like I was living vicariously though her and I just wanted all the best things to happen to her because Fran, like a lot of Lindsey Kelk characters, is just like us. This authors writes people and situations that we can relate to and then lets amazing things happen to them whilst dropping in quick and clever jokes that make you laugh out loud throughout. 

Fran has it pretty tough at the start of this novel and I'm sure we can all relate given the world right now. She is a down to earth character with a lack of self confidence but big aspirations and an amazing best friend. I love the fact that we have this strong friendship bond in the book because that is something that this author writes so well in all of her novels. When Fran and Jess sat down for a cuppa, I felt like I was at the table with them joining in on their chat, I just found them so easy to relate to. 

Despite the fact that so much of this book takes place in locations I could never dream of visiting, the description of them and the humorous way they're compared to other locations make them really easy to picture as I was reading the book. I think that the glamour of the yacht and the ball must have been really fun to write and they definitely have a certain sense of Disney magic about them. I loved getting to set sail with Fran despite being slightly worried for her safety and then when she arrives at the ball it was just breathtaking. I was also really drawn to Evan as a character. I wasn't sure whether I wanted to trust him with our girl Fran but he was certainly magnetic on the page. 

There's a return of a character from another Lindsey Kelk novel in this book and it was so great to catch up with them again. In their own book they had another character cameo and so it feels like they were paying it forward appearing in this book. Another thing I always love about a Lindsey Kelk novel is the nods to popular culture. The brief mentions of celebrities and social media personalities; the way the darker side of fame and the internet is fully explored and of course whenever she gets to drop the names of other authors or her cats into the book. It always feels like part of her is just vibrating off the page. 

A Lindsey Kelk novel is always filled with heart and humour, relatable characters and cracking one liners and this one is no exception only this book has that extra dollop of glitz and glamour that just elevates it on another festive level. I just had the best time reading it and I am sure you will too!

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