One Night on the Island by Josie Silver is a fun concept, with enjoyable characters, and a perfect setting. Fans of the author’s previous books will enjoy this latest novel and its heart-wrenching plot. It is a perfect book for a spring reading list.Title: One Night on the Island
Author: Josie Silver
Also by this author: One Day in December
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: February 15, 2022
Spending her thirtieth birthday alone is the last thing that dating columnist Cleo wanted, but she is going on a self-coupling quasi-sabbatical--at the insistence of her boss--in the name of re-energizing herself and adding a new perspective to her column. The remote Irish island she's booked is a far cry from London, but at least it's a chance to hunker down in a luxury cabin and indulge in some quiet, solitary self-care while she figures out her next steps in her love life and her career.
Mac is also looking forward to some time to himself. With his life in Boston deteriorating in ways he can't bring himself to acknowledge, his soul searching has brought him to the same Irish island in search of his roots and some clarity. Unfortunately, a mix-up with the bookings means both solitude seekers have reserved the same one-bedroom hideaway on exactly the same dates.
Instantly at odds with each other, Cleo and Mac don't know how they're going to manage until the next weekly ferry arrives. But as the days go by, they no longer seem to mind each other's company quite as much as they thought they would...
Written with Josie Silver's signature warmth, charm and insights into the human heart, One Night on the Island explores the meaning of home, the joys of escape and how the things we think we want are never the things we really need.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: One Night on the Island by Josie Silver
The book is told from two points of view, Cleo and Mac. Cleo is a dating columnist from London who is on assignment in Ireland to self-couple. Mac, on the other hand, is a recently separated dad who is in search of his ancestral roots on the small island of Salvation. When the two first cross paths, they discover that they are both booked for the same cottage rental.
❀ Enemies-to-Lovers Story
Both Cleo and Mac are easy to like and interesting characters to read about. This is an enemies-to-lovers story with a slow-burn romance that will make you laugh and rip your heart out at the same time. The witty banter and their eventual realization that they might enjoy their time together on the island is so enjoyable. When things start to wind down and the vacation comes to an end, the story becomes very emotional.
❀ Perfect for a Beach Bag
One Night on the Island by Josie Silver has so much to enjoy. It also has lovable side characters and a perfect setting that will give you a sense of wanderlust. It has a bit of everything and is perfect if you enjoyed One Day in December. Definitely one to add to your beach bag this year.