Book Review: The Night that Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice

May 4, 2016 Book review 5 ★★★★

What really caught my attention about The Night that Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice (apart from that fab cover) is that it is dual perspective with Rebecca’s point of view written by a female author and Ben’s point of view by a male author. I think that’s a fab way of really making the characters feel authentic and ensures each one has a unique voice.

 

Book Review: The Night that Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy RiceThe Night That Changed Everything by Laura Tait, Jimmy Rice
Published by Corgi Books on March 24th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Emotions & Feelings, Humor, Love & Romance
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
Source: Received from Publisher
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four-stars

Rebecca is the only girl she knows who didn't cry at the end of Titanic. Ben is the only man he knows who did. Rebecca’s untidy but Ben doesn’t mind picking up her pieces. Ben is laid back by Rebecca keeps him on his toes. They're a perfect match.
Nothing can come between them. Or so they think.
When a throwaway comment reveals a secret from the past, their love story is rewritten.
Can they recover from the night that changed everything? And how do you forgive when you can’t forget?
The Night That Changed Everything is a funny, feel-good and bittersweet story, told in alternate chapters by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice.

ARC REVIEW Refreshing Romance smart & funny

 

First Line of The Night that Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice:

“Where’s Jamie”

 

My Thoughts on The Night that Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice:

As I closed the book on Rebecca and Ben’s story I felt that I had been on a journey with them. A journey where we had belly laughs, sharp witty exchanges, inevitable rows and where we travelled down some unexpected paths.

Great Chemistry!

I absolutely loved the chemistry between all the characters. Not just the romance between Rebecca and Ben but also the dynamics between this large group of friends. It was heart-warming and bittersweet too at times. It just felt relatable, full of life and the quips between the gang were hilarious.

All the Emotions!

The book also nailed a spectrum of emotions. I was so drawn into the characters lives that I went through the good and bad times with them. And believe me there were highs and lows. The characters zinged with energy and I empathised with them as their relationship went from happily ever after to shattered into pieces.

A Charm all of it’s own

Overall I thought this book was refreshingly different, had a charm all of its own and I loved that I could not have predicted from the outset just where the book would go.

 

Rating Report
Characters
four-half-stars
Setting
four-stars
Pace
three-half-stars
Did I feel it?
four-stars
Overall: four-stars

 

Who should read The Night that Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice?

I’d highly recommend this to fans of realistic contemporary romances especially if you like razor-sharp humour and settings that feature a group of twenty something friends. Fans of Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding or Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes should also enjoy.

Thanks to Transworld Publishers, Penguin Random House UK for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

four-stars

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5 Responses to “Book Review: The Night that Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice”

  1. Lola

    That’s a great cover indeed! I like how it fits the title and also has a boy and girl on it. And that’s so unique a female wrote the female perspective and a male the male perspective. I can imagine that does make sure they both have a different voice. It’s fun seeing the dynamics between characters and I like it when I can feel the chemistry in a romance. Great review!
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