One Mad Night Anthology by Julia London

January 3rd, 2015 Kimberly Review 20 Comments

3rd Jan
One Mad Night Anthology by Julia London
One Mad Night
by Julia London
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Two Romantic Adventures...One Mad Night-Two delightful contemporary romance novellas in one book from New York Times and USA Todaybestselling 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.

One Mad Night shares the romance of Chelsea Crawford and Ian Rafferty. A short and sweet winter romance served best with a cup of hot cocoa, a warm throw and a comfy chair by the fire.

Espresso Review of One Mad Night

Chelsea Crawford and Ian Rafferty are both ad executives at an office firm in New York City. Chelsea has worked at the firm for six years and longs for that big account and corner office. Ian is the new, sexy, charming, charismatic competition. The executives have pitted the two against each other for big ad campaigns. The two trade barbs, although secretly Chelsea finds him cute, if not annoying. A snowstorm the night before they present their ad campaigns has the two stuck at the office. Will they kill each other or discover something more.*sighs* This was adorable and had all the elements that fans of London have come to expect. While I would have preferred a full-length novel, she created wicked tension, humor and some nice heated moments before fading to black. Chelsea was a strong character and I felt for her especially when dealings with “the boys club” work place. Despite its short length, One Mad Night was well developed and I like the way London wrapped it up. This is a sweet, romantic little escape.

One Mad Night also contains a bonus novella called The Bridesmaid . It takes place during the same New York snowstorm and I look forward to reading it.

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20 Responses to “One Mad Night Anthology by Julia London”

  1. Sharlene Wegner

    I am fine with novellas! I will put this on my list. Thanks for the review! Happy New Year!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Enjoy Sharlene I am curious to hear how the second story is.

  2. kindlemom1

    We all need sweet romantic escapes every now and then and this sounds perfect. Thanks for the great review Kim!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      These are nice late night reads for in-between ya know?

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was cute Sophia, and there is a bonus story that didn’t come in the arc but it sounds good too.

  3. Quinn's Book Nook

    I just love this cover! Anyway, this book seems interesting, but I’m usually not into stories where the hero and heroine are competing for the same thing. I get very stressed. But I’m glad you liked this novella.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hear ya..but it doesn’t get too involved in that aspect since it is a novella. Hope your holidays were wonderful Quinn

  4. Angela Adams

    Lately, I’ve become a big fan of novella. I’m able to read more great stories by more great authors. Thanks for the post — and, hope your new year is off to a great start!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I like them for late night reading. I tend to fall victim to the “one more chapter ” curse..these assure a good night’s sleep

  5. Laurel-Rain Snow

    What fun! Thanks for sharing…I have read something by Julia London…it was Guiding Light: Jonathan’s Story, based on a character from the now defunct soap.

    I see that she has a lot of historical novels to her credit, too.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Melliane

    Always nice to have some good novellas. I didn’t know about the book but the cover is really sweet. thanks for the review!

  7. Christy

    I love these types of stories. Too bad it isn’t a full novel, though. I’ll probably still give it a go.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was cute. I like situations that force people together 🙂