Today I am sharing my thoughts on a recent read. When the opportunity presented itself to read and review the latest Josie Silver book, I couldn’t refuse.

Title: One Night on the Island – Josie Silver

Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction


Two people. A chance encounter.

A love story that will last a lifetime.

When Cleo’s editor requests that she marry herself on a remote island for her dating column, she envisions herself skinny dipping in the crystalline waters and reveling in the blissful quiet away from the honking and grime of London.

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?

Release Date: 17 Feb 2022

My Thoughts:

Having read and absolutely loved Josie Silver’s previous two books, I knew that I wanted to read this latest book.

As it happens I really loved this book.

I thought it was quite a quaint premise to bring a columnist to a remote island as she is about to turn 30. Cleo Wilder writes a dating column for a magazine called Women Today. She’s trying to find her flamingo (the name of her column, as flamingos mate for life), but it is proving to be a difficult task. So she sets out to marry herself for her next birthday.

However things don’t go to plan as there is someone else supposedly staying in the cottage Cleo believes she has rented. Enter Mack Sullivan, a dashing American in a large red coat.

They don’t like one another to begin with, cue a divisional chalk line to divide the cottage; but things change as they get to know one another better.

Mack has split up from his wife but is rather missing his two sons. How long will they both stay on the island?

The book switches between Cleo’s perspective and Mack’s and I always like this touch. Mack has a family history link to the island. He’s a photographer and intends to document his stay with images so he can exhibit them once he returns to Boston.

This is just my sort of read, hard to put down once started.

Many thanks to the publisher for the advanced reading copy.

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