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That One Night

(That One #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  1,390 ratings  ·  140 reviews
All it takes is just one moment to change the course of your life. For me, it was one perfect night.
I have always had a thing for my brother’s best friend, Ben. When I found him on my parents’ couch, drowning his sorrows in a whiskey bottle, my attempts to comfort him quickly turned into a night of raw and intense passion.
My foolish heart hoped he might feel the sam
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Published June 24th 2015 (first published June 23rd 2015)
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Josie Wright There's no cliffhanger. All the books in the series are standalones with no cliffhangers.
Book 2 is from Ben's POV (male main character in book 1) and…more
There's no cliffhanger. All the books in the series are standalones with no cliffhangers.
Book 2 is from Ben's POV (male main character in book 1) and tells his side of the story as well as his experiences before book 1. (less)
Josie Wright Sorry for replying just now. Somehow I'm not Goodreads savvy. The 3rd book will be about Dave and Viv, but it looks like Ben's POV will also go a bit…moreSorry for replying just now. Somehow I'm not Goodreads savvy. The 3rd book will be about Dave and Viv, but it looks like Ben's POV will also go a bit further in time then the 1st book.

And thank you so much. <3(less)

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Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
That One Night is the first book published by Josie Wright.

I won’t lie I needed some time to get my bearings in the story. In the beginning, Frankie had so much anger and frustration bottled up she was hard to love or connect with.

Eighteen months ago, she had a wonderful and steamy night with her lifelong crush, her brother’s best friend and then, he left the morning after never to be seen again. His “sorry” was such a poor excuse, certainly when Frankie realized she was pregnant.

To say her parents reacted badly is a
Nikki ღ Navareus
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it

I enjoyed the heck out of this story. I felt deep sympathy for Frankie, with all the awful treatment she endured from her a-hole parents, and I felt proud at how maturely she handled her situation that she was stuck in, even without the help from her family. Frankie was perfect. Her self esteem had taken a real hit, but she never let that stop her, and when Ben finally came into the picture, these two made the perfect couple, (view spoiler) ...more
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4⭐⭐⭐⭐ well deserved stars for this debut book by Josie Wright.

From the start we are introduced to Frankie, she is returning home on a visit to her parents with baby son Archer. As she is only expecting to see her parents and brother Dave it comes as a shock to find the last person she thought would be there, Ben her brothers best friend who turned Frankie's world upside down after one night of passion then disappeared for 18 months with no contact.

I really enjoyed this we
Jun 23, 2015 rated it liked it
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This book was nothing like what I was expecting, in fact this book starts many months after this ‘one night’. I was a little gutted that I wasn’t able to read the build up to this moment however you are soon caught up to speed, also it was your typical one night stand but Wright spares no details, it will no doubt leave you more than a little hot around the collar.

Frankie the MC, has never gotten on with her family to say there was
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
**arc received for honest review**

3.5 Stars

That One Night starts with a bang. We see Frankie making the dreaded drive to her family's house, only to be blindsided with seeing Ben again. It had been several years since that fated night, and Ben had been MIA from everyone. I was immediately drawn into the characters and Frankies discomfort with him. I could only imagine that happening to me and how awkward it would feel.

Although Frankie has a hard time trusting
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! ****

This type of books is my favourite - the one where brother's best friend is in love with his little sister and little sister is in love with big brother's BFF. And there is also disappearing AND little munchkin when he returns - also one of my favourite motives. I had high expectation about this book and I wasn't dissapointed.

Frankie had a crush on Ben for what seems like forever and had her chance to be with him. She finds him at her home drunk and looking lost. While consonling him, she also fullfilles her
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved this #secondchanceromance

This blurb grabbed me a few weeks ago when I added this one to my to read list..I want to start by saying reading the blurb will have most thinking they know how this one on folds and on some level yes, you do, but the secrets are layered in this one making for a wonderful read.

Having said that I am going to try to keep the review to only what is revealed in the blurb, which is that Francine (Frankie) is the mom to a young son from “That One N
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
One night is all it took to alter Frankie's life, yet she would never change it because that meant she has a piece of him with her forever. For as long as she can remember, she's had a crush on Ben but he wanted nothing to do with her because he viewed her as his little sister.

Ben's life has been a lie and that sends him on a spiral of destruction, wanting to have nothing to do with anyone, especially his mother. When he comes back, he tries his best to let Frankie know what's been goin
Three Chicks
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Fantastic Stars!

Review by Jen Hagen

This story held my interest from the first page all the way to the very last page, in fact it left me wanting more Ben and Frankie. They are the most adorable couple, and Ben is one of the most likable guys you will come across – at least once you get past the huge judgement mistake 18 months ago with him leaving a one-word note saying “Sorry.” Nobody knew where Ben went to and what he has been doing since that night when Frankie fou
Cyndi Becker
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
This story took my by surprise. Just when I thought it was simply a sweet second chance love story, I got hit with a twisty psychological mystery that made me gasp. That One Night is Josie Wright's debut novel and centers on the life of college co-ed Frankie and her infant son Archer.
It’s a bittersweet story of a family at odds with each other; Frankie and her parents, and Frankie and Archer's father Ben.

When we first meet Frankie, she is home visiting her parents after a very long estrangemen
Jun 27, 2015 rated it liked it
This wasn't bad I just had a hard time connecting to the characters as much as I wanted to. Some of the book was rapped up a little too easily but on the other hand some nice twists were added in the book, and thank goodness the heroine stood up for herself with the two people who treated her like garbage, I was sure that wouldn't play out the way it did and I was so happy it did.

After one amazing night with her brothers best friend Ben, Frankie wakes up alone and soon finds out she
Sweets Books
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Cupcakes

Great debut book, I really enjoyed reading this story. I was hooked right from the beginning and could barely put it down.

I liked the main characters especially Frankie, she has been through a lot but stays strong and doesn't give up and does what she needs to do to survive. Her heart is broken since Ben disappeared 18 months ago and suddenly returns without any explanation.

Ben has a lot of emotional issues he has to deal with but doesn't want Frankie to know what is w
Jul 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great Debut book!! Ben and Frankie were perfect together. I loved how they worked as a couple to overcome their past. I also loved all of their friends! I would read more by this author
Alicia Kline
Debut novel

This is a debut novel that read like exactly that: a debut. Everyone has to start somewhere and there's the rest of your writing career to improve. And I think that the author tried to do everything right, but fell short in several areas.

The single most problematic area for me was by far the editing. Had it not been clearly indicated on the sales page that this book did in fact have a separate editor, I would have assumed that the author threw this into spell check, th
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it
That One Night, was a troublesome book to review. For the most part, I found this to be a boring read with more things against it than for, but around the 80% mark things started to change and instead of not liking, I actually had something that held my attention. So now I find myself saying this is somewhere in the middle, I neither loved or hated it.
At the start, it showed a lot of promise, but I quickly lost interest when I couldn't connect to the characters. With the exception of the p
Em The
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a fabulous first book from this amazing author! The was a story that I had to read and finish in one sitting and I was pretty well gripped from the first page.

That One Night pretty well sums up the story - its based on the events of one night that sets into motion a path for the two main characters. Frankie is left with a permanent reminder of that night and hasn't set eyes on Ben, the other half of the love equation. It is a case of acting on the infatuation she has had with he
Restless Book Obsession
I received an arc of this book for an honest review. I'm not sure where to start, I did enjoy this story but there were a few issues with it. I liked how the book started with Frankie heading home to visit her family for Thanksgiving and we get glimpses of that one night through flashbacks during her long drive home. I thought it was a nice touch because you're just not sure exactly how it came to pass or even who the guy is to her. All that gets revealed fairly quickly and somewhat dramatically ...more
Jennifer LaFon - Book Bitches Blog
*Review copy received from the author for an honest review*

4 “Sorry” stars!

That One Night is a sweet romance about making mistakes, learning from them, and trying your hardest to make them right. Frankie and Ben’s relationship, or lack of at times, is not the norm. But yet I found myself rooting for them to be together the whole time. I was rooting for them before I even thought they should be together. How did the author do it?

“Why did he leave? Why didn’t he at least s
Jul 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
Can I give this zero star? Terrible writing style in the second half. The 1st half was tell not showing, no feelings..the 2nd half was written like a diary.
Bad plot. SPOILERS: reason why hero left: RIDICULOUS. A grown up man who can't communicate with his parents (portrayed as loving and caring ones) when he finds out his father is not his biological father. Instead he left for 2 years to find his biological father and worse he believed in everything this father told him , even if this father w
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Strength of character and conviction, even through diversity. Hello, meet Frankie. Lust put her in a pickle, but love taught her what was important. Josie Wright throws us into the middle of such emotional turmoil from the first line. Frankie is a paradox; she’s a bit of a glutton for punishment but an incredibly amazing mother. Initially, I couldn’t figure out if I thought she was strong or stupid. This dual
K.A. Graham
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!!

I’m super stoked for my sweet friend Josie Wright and her brilliant debut novel, This One Night. What a way to get your feet wet in the world of books, and in my opinion, this is an absolutely amazing first time out, and I’m beyond excited for y’all to read this one!

Frankie is a single mom, returning home with her baby son Archer. Needless to say, she has the type of parents who are more than disappointed with how her life has turned out. The only positive thing they hav
Aug 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great and gripping story. I couldn't put it down. It had enough light hearted bits to make it palatable instead of drowning in an emotional journey. Really liked the characters and hope Dave and Viv get a story. Recommend.
Josie Wright
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
That One Night is LIVE!!!

It's $2.99 or FREE with KindleUnlimited!
Jun 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
A pretty okay read. I felt there were too many holes in the story for my liking, but I did enjoy Ben & Frankie's story! I love second chance romances, add that with an accident baby, and I'm basically in love. (:
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this! Cannot wait for Ben's POV ❤
Jul 08, 2015 added it
Shelves: dnf, 2015-reads
It's a dnf for me. I tried. Really I did, but while she saying she angry she caves too easily.
Catarina Szelsky †
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this story. I was hooked right from the beginning and could barely put it down !
Red Cheeks Reads
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
“He’s always been in my life somehow, until he disappeared one night. That one night.”

I really enjoyed this book which is the authors debut book! It also got me out of my dreaded book funk so yay! extra points!! So onto a bit about the book. Frankie has had a crush on her brother’s best friend for as long as she can remember but she’s sure he dislikes her that is until one night and they share a night together which meant something to her and what she thought meant something to Ben too, until she wak
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Note: This ebook was provided by Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

This was a good read, one that had angst and drama but it was balanced out with lighthearted humor and sigh-worthy moments. Frankie is probably one of my recent favorite female main characters. She was courageous and forthright, and didn't allow the hurdles thrown her way to get her down. She was independent but she also didn't shy away from leaning
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is Josie Wright's debut novel but doesn't read like one.
I'm usually not big on YA stories, there are only a few authors who can write the genre at a level that keeps me reading their series and Josie Wright is now on that short list.

That One Night is pretty self explanatory, yes the title means exactly what you think it does. That being said the whole story is not predictable, I'd say it's 50/50.

Frankie has always been in love with her brothers best friend Ben.
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Josie Wright has always been a bookworm, spending every free moment with her nose buried in a book. While others were out partying, she spent her evenings with Heathcliff, Sydney Carton or Snape. Romance, fantasy, thrillers - you name it, she read it.

Thanks to the Kindle, she finally arrived in the 21St century and discovered the Indie literature world. Josie has been lost to it ever s

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