Blog Tour: One Night Only by Catherine Walsh

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Hello and welcome to another blog tour post, for One Night Only by Catherine Walsh, which was officially published July 30th. I’d like to thank Sarah at Bookouture for inviting me to participate!

A blog tour is a virtual book tour, which are especially important in this time of COVID-19. Multiple bloggers agree to write about a specific book in a set time frame. I accepted a free copy in exchange for agreeing to post about the book this week.

About the book

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!

My thoughts

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This was a fun read overall. It doesn’t read like a debut novel, the writing is solid and the character development is thorough.

Sarah doesn’t do relationships, she does casual flings and she likes it that way. Then she shows up to her best friend’s wedding celebration where she’s the maid of honor, and discovers the best man is her one night stand from the night before! Declan challenges Sarah in ways no one has before and she breaks her rule of “one night only” to sleep with him a second time. The chemistry between the two of them was hot from the start, and I enjoyed their witty banter. 

This is a story about believing you are worthy of love, and finding the right person who proves it to you. It’s charming and witty and a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I highly recommend this one for romance readers.

About the author

Photo from Bookouture

Catherine Walsh was born and raised in Ireland. She has a degree in Popular Literature and the only prize she ever won for writing was at the age of 14 in school (but she still cherishes it.) 

She lived in London for a few years where she worked in Publishing and the non-profit sector before returning to Dublin where she now lives between the mountains and the sea. When not writing she is trying and failing to not kill her houseplants.

You can find Catherine on Twitter and Instagram.

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