Book Review: One Night Only by Catherine Walsh

Posted July 30, 2021 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Review, bookblogger / 9 Comments

One night only
One Night Only
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by Catherine Walsh
Publication Date July 30, 2021
Published by Bookouture
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Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Humorous, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Women
Pages: 353
Format: ARC

Who could have predicted this? Being at the same wedding. In Ireland. There’s a reason one-night stands are one-night stands. You’re not supposed to see each other again, especially not when you’re the maid of honor, and he’s the groom’s brother…
Sarah Anderson has never been more excited about anything in her life. She’s going to her best friend’s wedding. And not just any wedding. An Irish wedding. Goodbye New York, hello rolling green hills and men with beautiful accents and twinkling eyes.
But Sarah should have known that not all guests are fairy-tale princes… 
There’s the chinless Uncle Trevor, whose idea of small talk is to claim climate change is a conspiracy.
Then there’s Great Aunt Eileen, who doesn’t talk at all (she’s too busy replacing the hotel cutlery with her own set).
Worst of all, there’s Declan Murphy. Best man. Brother of the groom. And the man Sarah last saw naked.
Is there anything more mortifying than bumping into a one-night stand halfway across the world? Especially as Declan seems determined to embarrass Sarah at every turn. At least when the wedding’s over she’ll never have to see him again.
But, back in New York, Sarah finds the more she tries to forget Declan, the more she can’t shake the thought of that infuriatingly charming smile and the way he wears a tux…
Was he really just for one night only, or might Declan Murphy be The One?

Prepare to laugh until you cry with this perfect feel-good romantic comedy about taking a chance on love. Fans of Sophie Ranald, Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes won’t be able to put this down!
Readers are loving One Night Only:
“I love, love, loved this book!... I totally fell in love… This book made me smile, laugh out loud, shed a tear and just keep page-turning! I’d give it more than five stars if I could! And I cannot wait for Catherine Walsh’s next book!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I am so not ready for this book to be over!!! I absolutely loved it. As soon as I started reading, I was drawn into it… I couldn't help myself from staying up late just to read another chapter… AAHHH I JUST LOVED IT!” That Blonde Bookworm ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Talk about an emotional rollercoaster… It had me laughing in so many parts… I absolutely loved this book… addictive… I didn't want to put it down and did not want it to end… For me this book was one of those you wish you could re-read again for the very first time. 5 stars just doesn't do it justice.” Sdbookclubuk ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A perfect summer novel. I absolutely loved it… this book really had me cracking up from the first pages, and I couldn't put it down until I turned the last one.” @artsandbookish ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This is such a cosy, light hearted, funny rom-com that I found irresistible… I "accidently" read this into the early hours of the morning as I was so engrossed, taking me only one day to finish… A great page turner, and highly recommended for a laugh out loud read… Absolutely loved it!” @library_of_lucyg ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Utterly charming and enjoyable…It was one of the first romances I’ve read that has kept me guessing right to the end… kept me hooked and excited to see what would happen next… made me laugh out loud several times… absolutely cracking.” @ainereads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Is this for real?... Impossible, it's too good… just amazing… brilliant… I loved it...I'm still shocked…oh, my heart melted… This book gave me a lot, it’s truly splendid.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My Review:

One Night Only by Catherine Walsh is a fun, delightful book about a woman’s struggle to learn to trust again. The book takes place in New York City and Ireland, with fun characters and charming side characters. 

Sarah Anderson has one rule about dating, and that rule is one-night stands only! So, when she travels to Ireland for her best friend’s wedding, she was shocked to find her most recent one-night stand at the wedding, and the brother of the groom.  Can she keep to her rule, or will Declan Murphy charm her into more than just one night? 

This fast-paced book was charming and fun.  Sarah has a lot of baggage, and she has to learn to trust again.  The author added quite a few quirky characters to make this emotional journey fun and light while allowing Sarah to suffer while she figures out her issues and dig out from the emotional baggage that is keeping her from living her best life.  

You can tell the author has a love of Ireland, as her descriptions of the village were vivid and heartfelt.  I highly recommend this book.  I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9 responses to “Book Review: One Night Only by Catherine Walsh

  1. I wonder what happened to make her only want to do one-night-stands? Sounds like a miserable time! I’d love to visit Ireland someday so I’d like it as a setting.

  2. So glad that we both enjoyed this one Wendy. I loved the descriptions of Ireland as well and hope to get back there some day.