Publication date: January 6th 2015
My rating: 3 stars
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A delightful new contemporary romance novella 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.
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...
One Mad Night was a short romance filled with fun, snarky banter and a satisfying conclusion.
Chelsea and Ian are top ad executives pitted against each other to win a prime account. The cutthroat nature of advertising makes it so they both are at odds, with the higher ups not necessarily leveling with either of them. Without the competition inherent with their positions Chelsea and Ian would naturally be attracted, they have combustible chemistry, so when the “snowpocalypse” rains down on New York and they’re inadvertently stranded in the office their attraction ignites and it’s impossible for either one to resist the pull. As they get to know each other, the competition for their major account becomes more secondary to their developing feelings.
Sometimes I want a short story, something I can read and enjoy without committing to a large page count. It’s tough to pull off a satisfying story in a short amount of pages, but I’ve read novellas that have blown me away. One Mad Night was cute and started off really strong: funny snarky banter, great sexual chemistry. I really enjoyed the overall story. It was a quick, fun read, but as with a lot of novellas some of the depth of feeling was a little lacking. I did absolutely adore the way things ended; it was everything I could’ve wished for Ian and Chelsea!