cover image On a Night Like This

On a Night Like This

Lindsey Kelk. HarperCollins, $16.99 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-0-00-849675-3

Kelk (In Case You Missed It) spins a sparkling rom-com readers will devour. Ever since Fran Cooper and her fiancé, Stew Bingham, left London for the suburbs, she’s been floundering through a series of lackluster temp gigs. So when the agency offers her a job assisting pop star Juliette for the week leading up to the exclusive Crystal Ball in Italy, she’s all in. But after mercurial Juliette begs out of performing and abandons Fran in Italy, she decides—with the help of a sassy makeup artist—to break the rules and go to the posh party herself. There, she meets hunky American Evan Carden. Fran tries reminding herself that she’s engaged, but she’s feeling things for Evan she’s never felt with her cheating fiancé. Will Fran stick to the devil she knows, or take a chance on the hottest man she’s ever laid eyes on? Kelk serves up humor, heart, and a satisfying happily-ever-after, with a bonus peek into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Meanwhile, solid supporting characters—especially Fran’s bestie, Jess, and Juliette’s type A manager, Sarah—underpin the narrative. Rom-com fans will adore this contemporary “Cinderella” story. (Jan.)