Tuesday 1 March 2022

One Night On The Island by Josie Silver | Blog Tour Book Review

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One Night On The Island by Josie Silver
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Publisher: Penguin/Viking Books
Publication date: 17th February 2022

One cottage. Two strangers.
Every great love story starts somewhere...

Cleo writes about love stories every day. She just isn't living one of her own.

When the editor of her dating column asks her to marry herself on a remote Irish island - a sensational piece to mark Cleo's thirtieth birthday - Cleo agrees. She's alone but not lonely, right? She can handle a solo adventure.

Cleo arrives at her luxury cabin to find a tall, dark, stubborn American who insists it's actually his. Mack refuses to leave, and Cleo won't budge either. With a storm fast approaching, they reluctantly hunker down together. It's just one night, after all . . .

But what if one night on the island is just the beginning?

Cleo Wilder works for one of the UK's leading online lifestyle magazines and she has her own column called "Finding My Flamingo", all about her search for love.

She is asked by boss Ali to take a trip to a remote Irish island, known as Salvation Island, and "marry herself" (not legally binding, of course!). She is soon turning 30 and feels that it would be the perfect time to fall in love with herself.

When she gets there and arrives at Otter Lodge where she will be staying for the month, she finds that someone else has arrived to stay too - Mack Sullivan. Mack has travelled from Boston to stay at his cousin's lodge as he is currently experiencing some tough times himself after separating from his wife and not seeing his two sons every day.

Before going into this book, I obviously assumed it would be a cut and dry romance novel but it is so much deeper. Although you do get the element of romance it is not what you expect and it's not easy.

I love the backdrop of the Irish island and the mix of characters are wonderful. Cleo is left wondering if the hustle and bustle of London life is really for her. She evaluates her life, her friendships and her job. It has a really nice portrayal of self love. 

One Night On The Island is super emotional at times and very easy to fly through!

A massive thank you to Penguin/Viking Books for having me on the bookstagram tour. You can find the information for the other bookstagrammers taking part in the tour in the infographics below.

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