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One Night on the Island by [Josie Silver]


When Cleo’s editor requests that she marry herself on a remote island for her dating column, she envisions skinny-dipping in the crystalline waters and revelling in the blissful quiet.

But when she arrives at Otter Lodge, Mack, a grumpy, yet undeniably handsome American, insists that her cosy cottage is actually his. With no beds to spare and a storm fast approaching, they’re trapped.

Can what began as a disastrous double-booking turn into something more? And might this one night on the island change both of their lives forever?

An uplifting and immensely moving love story for fans of The Holiday, The Flatshare and Nicholas Sparks.


One Night on the Island


Cleo has tried the dating scene herself many a time but has never found true love, and at almost thirty, she remains single. The thing is, she writes a weekly column all about dating. When her editor suggests that she take a trip to a beautiful remote island and marry herself as a modern-day gesture for her thirtieth birthday, she jumps at the chance. I mean, who wouldn’t, it sounds like the perfect getaway place, and it’s all free.

After a fraught journey, she finally arrives at the cottage at the same time as a very annoying American. Mac insists that the cottage is where he is staying too. It is late, and there is nowhere else for either of them to go. Not that they would, as both are equally stubborn anyway. The next problem they encounter is the place only has one bedroom, so Mack takes the couch.

There is nowhere else on the Island to stay, so the two of them have to resign themselves to sharing the cottage, literally drawing a line, not to be crossed. There is no doubt about where this story is going. But it is the incredible journey that they take, that makes this a stunning story.

This isn’t just a romance, it is a story about the people that live on the Island when all the tourists have gone home. It is about friendships, traditions and being there for someone when they are broken. I laughed out loud while I read this story and cried and wailed ugly tears. I made wishes, cursed and swore and loved every single chapter.

It isn’t just a story where you get to know the characters. It’s a story where the characters finally get to know themselves. Beautifully written.

I wish to thank the publisher and Net Galley for an e-copy of this book, which I have reviewed honestly.


Josie Silver

osie Silver is a writer of love stories.

Her debut novel One Day in December was a Sunday Times & NY Times bestseller and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

Josie lives in the midlands with her husband, their sons, and an ever changing cast of animals.



One Night on the Island by [Josie Silver]

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