One Mad Night: A Novella

One Mad Night: A Novella

by Julia London

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Overview

One Mad Night: A Novella by Julia London

A delightful new contemporary romance novella from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia London.

One winter's night a blizzard sweeps across the country, demonstrating that fate can change the course of lives in an instant...and fate has got a sense of humor.

Chelsea Crawford and Ian Rafferty are high profile ad execs in cutthroat competition for a client. When a major winter storm puts New York City on lockdown, the two rivals have to make it through the night together-oh, the many ways in which opposites attract...

Praise for Julia London:
"London knows how to keep pages turning...winningly fresh and funny." -Publishers Weekly, on RITA Award nominee The Bridesmaid

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492602064
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 311,357
File size: 467 KB

About the Author

Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including the Cedar Springs contemporary series, the Secrets of Hadley Green historical romance series, and numerous other works. She is a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction, and RT Bookclub award recipient for Best Historical Romance. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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One Mad Night: A Novella 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Short and sweet! Enemies to lovers is a favorite troupe of mine, and this one was nicely done with witty banter and undeniable chemistry. Chelsea and Ian are a fun couple to root for...once they're a couple, that is. ;) The ending is simply adorable. What keeps this from being 100% satisfying is the major drawback of a novella--it's just so short! In this instance, plot is sacrificed somewhat--everything is solved relatively quickly and easily. I'd have liked a bit more drama and angst involved. If you're looking for a quick and romantic read, though, this could be the novella for you. If you're being snowed in for the long haul, on the other hand, you're going to need a meatier story. (Can you tell it's snowing here? AGAIN?? Sigh...) Rating: 3 stars / B- I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Rhonda_J_728 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this novella  by Julia London!  It was a quick read, but also told a great story that didn't you feeling like you were missing a part of the story.  Ian and Chelsea had great chemistry.  The book was funny, as well as romantic.
nindilou More than 1 year ago
Ian and Chelsea work at the same advertising firm. They both are really great at what they do, and they don’t mind fighting for it. So, when a huge new client is looking for someone to do their advertising, Ian and Chelsea are pitted against each other to see who can come up with the best plan and win the client. When they are snowed in at the office, who knows what will happen? Julia London has a hot and steamy novella out. Find out exactly how fun being stuck at work can be!
gaele More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars overall - A wonderfully fun novella that is set to follow Chelsea over a 24 hour period. Julia London has built this story with a  strong female character, battling the glass ceiling in the male-dominated advertising world.  Her current obsession is to gain the  advertising account for Tessla, but the agency partners have been playing her along, never quite giving her the plum accounts.  Chelsea’s attitude, approach and demeanor are all hands off – she thinks this projects strength and confidence, while her co-workers  find her prickly and unapproachable.  When they lure away a hotshot ad man from a competing agency, Ian assumes that he is jumping  in to save the day.  These two are obviously and rightfully at odds, although Chelsea’s reactions are over the top at times: her insecurities about her position and her belief that she ‘deserves’ plum accounts despite all evidence to the contrary is frustrating, and she is underneath it all- unhappy. A quick paced, less romance than self-discovery novella that has a chivalrous if somewhat unrealistic twist at the end. Ian and  Chelsea arrive developed and solidly characterized, and most of the interest in this story is derived from their interactions and interior  thoughts about one another. While not traditional ‘romance’ in terms of the styling, this story is cute and fun, the perfect getaway read.   The epilogue gives readers something to grab onto after that twist, and it really does add a nice touch to the end.  I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review:  all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Chelsea Crawford and Ian Rafferty are competing to manage the ad campaign for a prestigious auto maker. They both want to win. Neither will back down. This is war. Mother nature and the snowpocalypse bring things to a head when they are forced to spend the night together. Their love-hate relationship turns into passion. I enjoyed their verbal sparing. Chelsea and Ian are attracted to each other but neither will admit it. What happens when they are alone together is pure romance. Both characters are stubborn and determined to succeed. I loved when Ian realized that winning is not everything. I sighed when they realize that they care for each other. The snappy dialogue and the passionate romance had me hooked. Julia London knows how to write characters that you care about . The story was fast paced and humorous. I loved One Mad Night..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chelsea was a top ad executive on an upwardly mobile path to partner when her bosses lure Ian from another agency. Chelsea feels threatened by Ian's competition. She thinks he is getting campaigns that should be hers. Well, he's not getting the Tesla car campaign. Chelsea has worked hard and her supervisor as much as told her the job was hers. She decides to head home for some much needed rest, only to discover Snowpocalypse has descended upon the city. Ian doesn't understand why Chelsea is so prickly towards him. Yeah, he gives her a hard time every now and again, but it's good clean fun. It's not his fault his pitches are better than hers. After getting the news from a partner that the Tesla campaign is his, Ian decides to head home. Ian runs into Chelsea in the reception area. She's just finished climbing 31 flights of stairs because the elevators are not working. They soon find themselves locked in, together, in the dark for the night. How will they keep themselves occupied? Julia London has a real flair for the novella. She's able to give us enough insight into each character to make us care about them and what happens to them. This book sucked me right in. I read it in one sitting. It would be a great book on a flight, on the beach or in a long line at the DMV.
celticmaggie More than 1 year ago
This was a good quick read. It was a bit different plot wise but it kept you interested. Julia did good with her characters. I can just imagine how High End jobs work. More money and less interest from the boss. Chelsea worked her butt off for her bosses. As it's an Ad Agency she was always at war to fight for her job of more work for the same cheap pay. Then in pops Ian who they talked into working for them. He thinks she is boring while she thinks he is high on himself. Then the blizzard hits and shuts down town. Now they who detest the book are locked into the offices because they were working late. Spoilers here. Big ones! I hope you try to give this story a chance. There isn't a dull moment. Enjoy!  I have this book for an honest review for NetGalley.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Read on December 28, 2014 Book Info  Paperback, 320 pages Expected publication: January 6th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca ISBN 1492609943 (ISBN13: 978-1492609940) other editions none found Source:Netgalley EARC Book Buy Links  Amazon  B&N  BOOK SYNOPSIS Two Romantic Adventures...One Mad Night Two delightful contemporary romance novellas in one book from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia London. One winter's night a blizzard sweeps across the country, demonstrating that fate can change the course of lives in an instant...and fate has got a sense of humor. One Mad Night Chelsea Crawford and Ian Rafferty are high profile ad execs in cutthroat competition for a client. When a major winter storm puts New York City on lockdown, the two rivals have to make it through the night together-oh, the many ways in which opposites attract... The Bridesmaid - Bonus Novella RITA Award Nominee for Best Romance Novella of 2013 Kate Preston has just moved to New York. Joe Firretti is contemplating a move to Seattle. When the weather wreaks havoc with transportation systems, Kate and Joe meet as they are both trying to rent the last car available... As Kate races to make her best friend's wedding, and Joe races to a life-altering job interview, it looks like together is the only way they'll make it at all. Praise for Julia London: "London knows how to keep pages turning...winningly fresh and funny." -Publishers Weekly, on RITA Award nominee The Bridesmaid My Thoughts This is supposed to be two short novellas, however the digital ARC copy recieved from Netgalley only contains the story with Chelsea Crawford and Ian Rafferty so it is the only one that I am scoring for a review. When one works in a male dominated field such as Chelsea does you would think that after a few years the fact that promotions had gone to others would have clued her in to some hard truths about the executives that she was employed by. The last straw came however when the latest campaign that Chelsea worked on and was promised would land her a major client proved to be a lot of work for nothing when the partners brought in their newest “hire” to compete with his own input, finally opening her eyes to the fact that all was not what it should be in the workplace that she had given so many hours of her life in the hopes of receiving the advancement she was promised over and over. The world of high stakes advertising is the setting for this short contemporary romance. It starts out with Chelsea and Ian as rivals but ends up with a delightful twist that warms ones heart. Fast and easy to read this enjoyable look at a world that can only be described as filled with pitfalls and unexpected surprises, one feels vindicated for both main characters by the end. [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]