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One Perfect Night

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  482 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Peppa Grant's fellow employees may call their new CEO Mr. McSexy, but she's also heard that he's aloof and distant. Cameron McCormac certainly seems cold toward Christmas when she meets him at the company's annual party...but he's also the sexiest man Peppa has ever seen. And when he offers to forgive the damage she accidentally caused to his expensive car in exchange for ...more
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Published December 19th 2011 by Carina Press
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Nov 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from start to finish! It is romantic, Christmassy and has great emotional depth. You could understand where both of the main characters were coming from and could feel their pain. This book is well written with the characters properly developed. It has an engaging story line that kept me completely absorbed. After reading ‘One Perfect Night’ by Rachael Johns and enjoying it so much I was surprised to discover that it is her debut book. I hope she has more books in the pipeline ...more
Jacqueline J
Peppa works for Cameron as a voice talent. She reads audio books which I thought was an interesting choice. When she fills in as children's entertainment at the office party, Cameron notices her unaware that she works for him while Peppa thinks he knows who she is. As repayment for denting his Lamborghini he takes her to his family's holiday party while she is still in her elf costume. Cameron wants someone to go with him so he'll appear to be moving on from his wife's death and so his family wi ...more
3 to 3 1/2 stars

One Perfect Night turned out to be a cute, slightly angsty, very sexy, love story. It's the perfect holiday read.
Juanita Kees
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
BOB and I enjoyed ONE PERFECT NIGHT by Rachael Johns so much we read it twice.

I was thrilled to interview Rachael on the eve of the release of ONE PERFECT NIGHT. There was no doubt in my mind that it was going to be a winner. It has everything I love about a good book: sass, sizzle and chocolate mocktails. And of course, who wouldn't love a feisty fairy in red fishnet stockings?

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Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance

This was a delightful short novel by an author I’d never read before. I’ve really enjoyed reading the Australian authors published by Carina Press, and Rachel Johns was no exception. In fact, I was a bit surprised that this book was published by Carina Press, rather than being published in print as a category romance by one of the Harlequin lines (Carina Press is owned by Harlequin). One Perfect Night has several of the hallmark tro
Lisa Filipe
Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Reviewed on (12/17/11)

Even thought this book was slightly predictable, I LOVED It! I loved Cameron, I loved Peppa, and I just loved One Perfect Night! Rachael Johns definitely hits the nail on the head with this one.

Cameron and Peppa decide to continue a One Night Stand affair, even after he finds out that she actually works for his company. He is tempted by her amazing curves, but also her smile. Peppa had been though a bad break up and Cameron had lost his wife,
Nov 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book from the beginning to the end is what I would say a true romance novel worth reading. The two main characters are both dealing with loss, pain and hurt, Cameron is dealing with the loss of his wife and is very scared to open up his heart again. Peppa has been dumped by her ex-fiancé who pretty much runs out and gets married to a co-worker instantly. If that wasn’t enough Peppa is also trying to deal with the loss of a baby finding out she may never be able to have children.

So first we
Re-read January 2018

This book is neither bad, nor really good... more like a bit above average.
But what it is, is a really cute, very slightly angsty and a little sexy, love story.
I liked it! 💗

And it left an impression the first time I read it, since I chose to read it again.
Dec 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted here:

Publisher: Carina Press
Publish Date: Out Now
How I got this book: NetGalley

I was in the mood for a good quick romance, and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this debut from Johns’.

Peppa really doesn’t want to tell her boss that she side-swiped his car while dressed as a fairy at the Holiday party, but she knows that she can’t NOT tell him. When Cameron tells her that he wants her to come as his date to another Chr
Dec 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
One Perfect Night by Rachel Johns is an office romance. In real life, fishing off the company pier is generally considered a bad idea. In this story, it not only turns out to be good advice for the participants, but it is great fun to read.

Peppa Grant usually works as voice talent at Lyrique Recordings. But for the company's Christmas party, she had agreed to entertain the staff's children, dressed in a fairy costume, after the regular entertainment called in
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

The hero Cameron first sees the heroine Peppa when she is the children's entertainer during the office Christmas party. When he approaches her he has not idea she is actually one of his employees, but he is very intrigued by her. Although he is not pleased when she admits to accidentally causing damage to his car, but spotting his moment to get to know her further he asks her to go with him to his family's party. Peppa is very, very attracted to Cameron, but is still getting over a diff
Big Book Little Book
Peppa is a bubbly likeable character who is in a bit of a pickle. She has managed to side-swipe her boss’s vintage Lamborghini as she arrives at work to do a favour, by dressing up as a fairy for the firm’s annual party for children. She knows she has to confess and when she does, her boss lets her off of having to pay for the damage, as long as she accompanies him to his family’s Christmas get together as his ‘girlfriend’. The chemistry is there from the beginning and Peppa has pretty much fall ...more
Cocktails and Books
This is another one of those books that's been sitting on my iPad just waiting to be read.

Who would have thought that swerving to miss a roaming cat would cause a grand love story? But in the case of Peppa (Penelope) and Cameron McCormac it did just that.

Peppa was nursing a broken heart, after her fiance leaves her for another woman who was pregnant with his child. The last thing she needed was to get involved the the ultra sexy CEO, nicknamed Mr. McSexy. But after confessing that she sideswipe
Christi Snow
Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
My Review:
When I first started this book, I thought it was going to be a light, fun read about a one-night stand, but this book is so much more than that. Penelope and Cameron are so much more than two people that have gotten caught up in a bit of passion. They have each been left seriously wounded by past relationships. And while Penelope is still open to the possibilities, she is definitely trying to guard her heart. Cameron, on the other hand, has no plans to ever open his heart again. But wh
Nov 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
When the entertainment for her work's children's Christmas Eve party cancels, Peppa quickly runs out and rents a fairy costume. On her way back she accidentally side swipes the CEO's car in the parking lot. When she approaches Cameron to fess up to what happened, he doesn't seem at all worried about the car. Instead he is more interested in taking her to his Aunt's Christmas Eve party.

Cameron dislikes holidays and being around the family. They make him uncomfortable and remind him of the things
Nas Dean
Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ONE PERFECT NIGHT by Rachael Johns is a Carina Press release for December 2011.

Peppa Grant had not healed after a messy break-up and was not looking for a relationship. After swiping into her boss’s car, she was just looking at owning up and apologizing for it.

Cameron McCormac found he couldn’t take his eyes off the children’s entertainer at his company’s family Christmas party. Then he walked over to introduce himself, little knowing that Peppa was employed by his company. But Peppa wanted to
Nov 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Review also posted on my blog: The Book Barbies

I love Australians authors! They just do not disappoint *knocks on wood* and One Perfect Night proved that. From the beginning, I couldn't put the book down. Peppa was such an entertaining voice and so was Cameron. They were extremely 3D characters and I laughed with them and felt sad when they did, I was rooting for them to just kiss, kiss, kiss! Together they were just unbelievably funny and heartbreaking at the same time. They both had demons the
Moon Love
Oct 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mar-yc-aussie
Peppa Grant 's stepped in at the company party and manages to catch Mr. McSexy's eye and side swipe his car. Cameron McCormac can't help but notice the sexy fairy and knows he wants her instantly. Not only does she fire up his libido, but she'll be perfect for getting his family off his back for being single.

Never having had such an attraction to someone, Peppa decides a one night stand should be enough to get it out of her system, and then to go back to looking for long lasting love and a rela
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
One Perfect Night was a cute and really, really fast paced read.It's one of those stories that you read and you don't even realise when you reach the end. Yeah, it was that fast and combined with a sweet romantic plot, it's the perfect title to spend a quiet evening at your home while sipping some hot chocolate :)

I have to admit that as far as memorable characters or plot goes, One Perfect Night isn't original but that doesn't mean that it's not an enjoyable read. I liked the whole setting, the
Kerry  sullivan
Dec 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This is what the book is about.
Peppa Grant's fellow employees may call their new CEO Mr. McSexy, but she's also heard that he's aloof and distant. Cameron McCormac certainly seems cold toward Christmas when she meets him at the company's annual party...but he's also the sexiest man Peppa has ever seen. And when he offers to forgive the damage she accidentally caused to his expensive car in exchange for accompanying him to his family's holiday get-together, she agrees.

Cameron needs a
Nov 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
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The story is kind of romantic and sweet. And yet both main characters were dealing with pain and loss. Both were struggling with their own emotion and hurt. Both enjoy each other accompaniment so much that, they did not realize they have actually fall in love with each other unintentionally. And the incredible night together just made t
Dec 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Penelope 'Peppa' Grant certainly does not expect that the little accident she had before the company Christmas party will turn upside down her life. She's slowly and painfully recovering from the breakup with her ex ​​boyfriend and her plans didn't include any man for a long time.

Cameron McCormac has no desire to attend the Christmas party of his company, nor even the one thrown by his aunt. Holidays are not his favorite time of the year... The encounter with a sexy fairy, however, will make him
Hsiau Wei
Dec 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
i really enjoyed reading this book. A romance book with a great ending that will make the reader teared up. Just like i am when i read it. The story started with Peppa who in exchange to compensate her boss' for her wrong doing, agreed to play as his companion to attend his family function. Cameron, who is desperately trying to avoid another scheme of matchmaking from his family is going all out to find someone doubling as his girlfriend. Attractions between them sparks and both of them seems no ...more
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
Dec 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
One Perfect Night was a really sweet and fast paced story. I read it in one sitting and loved every minute of it. I love getting lost inside a good contemporary romance, and I did just that with this book. It’s super funny and emotional at times. I truly enjoyed getting to know Cameron and Peppa and watch their love blossom. The way they meet was hilarious and the whole encounter had me laughing out loud.

Both Cameron and Peppa, have had a bad experience with their previous relationship. So when
Kat at Book Thingo
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Despite the far-fetched premise, One Perfect Night starts off at a good pace, with, I was relieved to discover, an unobtrusive Aussie voice. Unfortunately, the plot plateaus halfway through the book. The employee/boss relationship between the main characters is touched on but doesn’t provide enough tension, so the conflicts between the characters are largely external. While it’s great to see a hero who’s had a healthy relationship and, more importantly, acts li
Nov 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
4 Stars/Fiction; Romance

When sexy new CEO, Cameron McCormac shows up at his companys Christmas party, the last thing he expects is to hear an apology from a costume clad Peppa Grant for damaging his fancy car on her way in. Intrigued by her, Cameron offers his forgiveness if she agrees to go with him to a family gathering where all his matchmaking relatives appear to be working overtime. Of course, Peppa cannot resist and it doesn't take long before the sparks begin to fly. Their mutual attracti
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
A story with varying levels of intensity yet the emotional pull is significant. Two people who have rather jaded views of life and loving, one has been hurt and discarded by a co-worker who was, for a time, a fiance, and a CEO who plays the field because of significant loss and pain from the past. The impasse between these two people is somewhat protracted and a long-term relationship doesn't appear to be either possible of desirable. Yet there is the kind of tension that makes a reader wonder w ...more
Mar 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I was given a review copy of this book by NetGalley. I enjoyed this story about Peppa and Cameron. At the start of the book Peppa is helping out as a children's entertainer at the office Christmas party dressed as a fairy. Cameron is CEO of the company and drops in on the party. Feeling an instant attraction to Peppa, when she confesses that she has accidently dented his car he uses the opportunity to ask her to pose as his girlfriend at a family party to try and stop his relatives matchmaking. ...more
Jenny Schwartz
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One Perfect Night by Rachael Johns is a Cinderella story, but one where the heroine is dealing with the destruction of the life she’d dreamed of.

It’s hard to believe this is Rachael’s debut book. There is a perfect balance between heartbreaking issues and escapism (hot boss and modern, sexy Cinderella). I particularly liked the delicate portrayal of falling in love — that wanting to be with the beloved. One minor sidenote: I’ve never read of any other heroine with the job of reading-recording au
Feb 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
3.5 stars

First half of this book was quite boring to me.
I almost gave up on this dozen times.

but YEAH Here I am, finished this book.

the fist half is in very slow pace .(maybe it seems so slow because thing I don't like number one)
But after 65 % of this book. It turned to quick pace and excite thing happen
and WOW WOW WOW I love this .

absolutely spoiler: (view spoiler)
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