A Night in with Grace Kelly

A Night in with Grace Kelly

The LOL finale to the series that started with A Night in With Audrey Hepburn. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk.Fate has got it in for Libby Lomax. She realised, far too late, that her best friend Olly, is the actual Love of Her Life. Now he’s in love with the so-nice-it-hurts, Tash, and it looks like her happy ending is completely out of reach.Things s...

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Title:A Night in with Grace Kelly
Author:Lucy Holliday
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ISBN:0008175624
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:416 pages

A Night in with Grace Kelly Reviews

  • Kathleen
    Nov 06, 2016

    If you've read the previous two books, you know that is a silly premise which makes for an entertaining novel that you just have to give it up for. If you haven't read the earlier Libby Lomax books, Holliday gives you enough back story to enjoy the latest installment and perhaps make you want to read the others. Grace Kelly did not have a totally happy ending as a Princess but she's a good person to give Libby, who can use it, some advice. I'm torn over whether I'm sad to see this series end or

    If you've read the previous two books, you know that is a silly premise which makes for an entertaining novel that you just have to give it up for. If you haven't read the earlier Libby Lomax books, Holliday gives you enough back story to enjoy the latest installment and perhaps make you want to read the others. Grace Kelly did not have a totally happy ending as a Princess but she's a good person to give Libby, who can use it, some advice. I'm torn over whether I'm sad to see this series end or not. It's light reading that allows for a little imaginary insight into famous women along with a plot that clips along. I'm looking forward to whatever Holliday might do next. Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC.

  • Roman Clodia
    Dec 02, 2016

    I love the wacky concept of having Grace Kelly appear from Libby 's battered old sofa but sadly that's the high-point of this tired book.

    Yet again, a humble, modest, always-putting-herself-down girl stars in a story where she's so dim and naive that it's a wonder she survives in London... Bring on the old 'I love my best friend, but he has a girlfriend' trope where it's clear Olly loves her back - and gosh, this drippy pair deserve each other.

    Holliday is heavy-handed as a writer, spells out ev

    I love the wacky concept of having Grace Kelly appear from Libby 's battered old sofa but sadly that's the high-point of this tired book.

    Yet again, a humble, modest, always-putting-herself-down girl stars in a story where she's so dim and naive that it's a wonder she survives in London... Bring on the old 'I love my best friend, but he has a girlfriend' trope where it's clear Olly loves her back - and gosh, this drippy pair deserve each other.

    Holliday is heavy-handed as a writer, spells out every last thing, doesn't know when to stop and just flattens every possibility of humour. Only venture here if you have a very high tolerance for cheesy chick-lit.

    ARC received via NetGalley

  • ireadnovels.wordpress.com
    Dec 08, 2016

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    I loved reading A Night In With Grace Kelly by Lucy Holliday, because I thought the author has a fantastic imagination bringing a magical feel to the story. The magical theme is fresh and very different. I loved the idea of Libby's sofa being magical where Hollywood stars just seem to appear out of it. Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe. And now Grace Kelly is standing in her wedding dress right in front of Libby. A Night In With Grace Kelly is the best magical

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    I loved reading A Night In With Grace Kelly by Lucy Holliday, because I thought the author has a fantastic imagination bringing a magical feel to the story. The magical theme is fresh and very different. I loved the idea of Libby's sofa being magical where Hollywood stars just seem to appear out of it. Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe. And now Grace Kelly is standing in her wedding dress right in front of Libby. A Night In With Grace Kelly is the best magical book that I have read. This is certainly a book that should be on your list to read first in January 2017. very perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk.

  • Rachel Gilbey
    Dec 22, 2016

    What a wonderful return to the story of Libby Lomax, her unrequited love of best friend Olly, and her enchanted Chesterfield Sofa that has a habit of manifesting Hollywood greats from it.

    Normally I'd mention in a review if a book can be read as a standalone, but I was so pleased to be back with these characters, and enjoying the book so much, I literally haven't given it a thought until now. I am sure that if you have read the other two, then this is a fabulous final book in the trilogy. If you

    What a wonderful return to the story of Libby Lomax, her unrequited love of best friend Olly, and her enchanted Chesterfield Sofa that has a habit of manifesting Hollywood greats from it.

    Normally I'd mention in a review if a book can be read as a standalone, but I was so pleased to be back with these characters, and enjoying the book so much, I literally haven't given it a thought until now. I am sure that if you have read the other two, then this is a fabulous final book in the trilogy. If you haven't then I think you would still enjoy A Night in With Grace Kelly, as it did take me a few chapters to remind myself what was going on, and a lot of the relevant back story does appear.

    There are many hilarious moments in this book, a lot of them involving Libby's sister, Cass and mother. They become even more self obsessed and shallow than ever before, when they discover just who Libby has just met and started to date, Joel.

    Joel is a lovely guy, and he is clearly able to think of more than just himself. I loved the way on only their second real meeting he goes out of his way to help Libby's friends, when they really need half a miracle, and I think that is what set into motion the entire second half of the book.

    There are a whole multitude of good looking men in Libby's life, and I just had my fingers crossed the whole book that she would end up with the correct one.

    Grace Kelly does, as you make expect from the title, make a few appearances in the book, but I felt her influence was a lot less than we have had previously with Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, but yet what Grace was saying to Libby, was succinct, to the point, and was actually really good advice for what Libby was going through at the time.

    It was great to learn a small amount about Grace Kelly too, as although I know she is a Hollywood icon, I didn't really know anything else before reading this book .

    Libby Lomax is just such a loveable character, she gets herself though into some interesting and funny situations, some of the time just because she may be daydreaming, or for other small reasons, and suddenly things seem to snowball slightly.

    I have completely enjoyed A Night In With Grace Kelly and the other two books in this series and can't wait to see what Lucy Holliday will write next.

    Thank you so much to Harper for this copy of the book that I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

  • Samantha
    Jan 10, 2017

    This was the third and last in the series of 'Nights In With....' books from Lucy Holliday. As with the other two immensely entertaining with the main character Libby Lomax and her magical couch along with Bogdan and the other regulars to the series creating laugh out loud scenarios and impossible situations.

    This was equally as good as the other two in the series and I am sorry that these will now have come to an end. Clever witty dialogue, likable and believable characters and a great girlie r

    This was the third and last in the series of 'Nights In With....' books from Lucy Holliday. As with the other two immensely entertaining with the main character Libby Lomax and her magical couch along with Bogdan and the other regulars to the series creating laugh out loud scenarios and impossible situations.

    This was equally as good as the other two in the series and I am sorry that these will now have come to an end. Clever witty dialogue, likable and believable characters and a great girlie read.

    Libby having realised too late that she is in love with her best friend Olly is now forced to see him with another girl and it seems her happy ever after will never come. She is almost resigned to a life of being single when Joel comes crashing into her life, almost literally, and he is completely bowled over by her believing she is the love of his life. To complicate matters even further Grace Kelly materialises on Libby's enchanted sofa much to Bogdan's delight who is so smitten with Grace Kelly that he even decides to grow a moustache to make himself more like Clark Gable whom Grace hints at she was besotted with.

    We all know there are no such things as magical sofas but you need to read this with a little bit of imagination and an open mind, if you're looking for a serious read this book is not it. I loved the other two in the series and I loved this one as well, I only hope that Lucy Holliday can pull something out of the bag for her next book since this series has come to an end. She has created a hard act for herself to follow and I will definitely be looking for her next book. Well deserved 5 stars for this and the series - loved it all.

  • Kasey
    Jan 24, 2017

    *I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

    This was a pretty spectacular finale to a great series. Libby is flat out hilarious in this book, but this book is also just a little bit sad. For most of the book we see both Libby and Olly trying hard to keep the fact that they love each other hidden. It was mostly sad because neither of them could see the feelings of the other. Libby assumed that Olly being with Tash meant that he was over her, and Olly assumed that Libby

    *I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

    This was a pretty spectacular finale to a great series. Libby is flat out hilarious in this book, but this book is also just a little bit sad. For most of the book we see both Libby and Olly trying hard to keep the fact that they love each other hidden. It was mostly sad because neither of them could see the feelings of the other. Libby assumed that Olly being with Tash meant that he was over her, and Olly assumed that Libby still only considered him as her best friend. It was wholly frustrating to watch this play out.

    I’ve mostly enjoyed the side characters in this series, but I definitely didn’t love Tash and Joel. Tash because while she was sweet and happy and upbeat, had that mean streak that I didn’t appreciate. I don’t think that girlfriends should come between two friends of the opposite sex. If someone is insecure, then it’s something to be examined in yourself and the relationship, and does not give grounds for sabotage and manipulation. Joel was just weird. On paper he seemed like a great guy, but there was just always a weird vibe with him, and that weird vibe turned out to be his ridiculously high standards.

    However frustrating this was it was nothing combined with the book skipping time to Libby’s wedding. Libby and Joel’s wedding. Like wtf. I was horrified, I knew Libby wanted to move on from Olly but that just felt like a crazy leap. Thankfully the events that followed utterly redeemed the book, and the happily ever after ending I wanted came true. Despite the few aggravating things I still have to give the book 4 out of 5 stars because it is just so well-written.

    *This review was first posted to Moonlight Gleam Reviews

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  • Karen Whittard
    Jan 25, 2017

    I absolutely love this series of books. My absolute favourite was a night in with Audrey Hepburn. But this is a wonderful addition to the series and a wonderful ending for it too.

    It has been wonderful to go through the journey with all the characters. We have shared so many wonderful circumstances. We have laughed lots and went down memory lane with some amazing screen actresses.

    It had been a wonderful series. And I have loved each book so much.

    If you haven't read this series. Then you really

    I absolutely love this series of books. My absolute favourite was a night in with Audrey Hepburn. But this is a wonderful addition to the series and a wonderful ending for it too.

    It has been wonderful to go through the journey with all the characters. We have shared so many wonderful circumstances. We have laughed lots and went down memory lane with some amazing screen actresses.

    It had been a wonderful series. And I have loved each book so much.

    If you haven't read this series. Then you really need to give it ago. You won't be sorry.

    Happy reading everyone

  • Spenser Barranco
    Jan 30, 2017

    So we come to an end to another trilogy, but really this should've been either a one shot or a series of standalones. The reason I say that is because with each book, Libby shows character development, but she loses it all by the beginning of the next book. So while I did love the first book, each one afterwards became more frustrating. Fun idea, but three sequels was pushing it too far.

  • Sara Bauer
    Mar 02, 2017

    Oh, I sob! The final book in the series!! What will I do?? As usual, Holliday is hilarious. Great with dialogue, characters, and ridiculous situations. We all want Libby to end up with Olly ... but will she? Ahhhh!!! Sad to see the Chesterfield take its final bow.

  • Karen
    Mar 01, 2017

    I give it 3.75 stars Super cute fun read with a very likeable main character. Actually felt the story didn't need the part with Grace Kelly or where the 3 movie stars step in to help save her ( thought that was unbelievable and made no sense. Overall the story was enjoyable, great weekend, beach read with charming characters, nice romance and you found yourself rooting for Libby and Olly to be together.