One Night Only

Thanks to and bookouture audio for giving me the chance to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review.

Book information: 

  • Author: Cathrine Walsh
  • Narrator: Jessica Regan 
  • Date of publication: 30th July
  • Genre:  romantic comedy
  • Time : 9 hours 17 minutes
  • Publisher: Bookouture
  • ISBN:978-1786184696

Book Blurb:

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!

taken from goodreads


This audiobook is really fun. I listened to it a lot while doing my everyday chores and it is its fault that people looked at me as if I was mad as I started laughing in the middle of the supermarket. The book tells a nice story in a funny way. Of course you know how it will end but that does not matter at all as the way it is getting to that ending is the important factor. And that way is a good one. To be honest the main protagonist Sarah sometimes really annoyed me and I wanted to shout at her to not make the stupid decision but make the right one. Knowing her story her reactions are of course understandable but nonetheless sometimes really hard to take. Especially as Declan Murphy is sooooooo charmingly written. Especially enjoyable was the banter between the two protagonists.
I also very much enjoyed  Jessica Regan’s narration as she managed to show the different accents and people without being too exaggerated. So you can hear that Declan is for Ireland and Sarah from the US. Maybe it is not as perfect as if you had two different speakers  from those two countries but to me is sounded really good. 
The book is a perfect feel good book which is excellent to listen to. I would recommend it to people – to be honest to mostly women as the book seems to be a book version of a „chick flick“ (like for example The Holiday) in a very positive way – who want to be entertained, have a lovely love story and enjoy easy to listen to audiobooks. It is the perfect summer vacation listening experience.