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One Night

(Thompson Lake #1)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Thompson may be only seventeen but he knows hes just checked into Heartbreak Hotel for good, now that his girlfriend, Caroline, has put an end to their burning love. Since then hes been sleepwalking through his summer job at Super Kmart while desperately dreaming of ways to win her back. He even drops by the Tiki House on Elvis Presley Night hoping that she, a diehard fan ...more
Paperback, 307 pages
Published September 5th 2016 by Timpi Publishing
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I think I might be sorta in love with teenage fictional character.

Thompson has had his heart broken. It happened on The Worst Valentine's Day In History(TM), Caroline was his first love, he knew they were meant to be together forever. Except she seemed to want to sleep with everyone else too.
He knows she still loves him though.
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Caroline had an unrivaled obsession with Elvis and I had in retrospect, an unhealthy obsession with her.

In between his job at Super K-Mart and hanging out with his
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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WARNING: This one is gonna be a mess . . . .

I told yall yesterday that Shelby is the reason behind all of my recent NetGalley requests (because my library addiction has become so hardcore that I am at a constant state of maxed-out checkouts and I have grounded myself from there). Normally she just uses simple catchphrases like meth to get my ears to perk up. This is the only time I can remember her TELLING me to go get a book
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Copy received through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.

One Night is a refreshing read. Mrs. Cabinian showcases an amazing style and a talent for creating characters. The story itself is entertaining and very sweet, so is Thompson as a character, and I feel like they're both balanced out by Johnny's seriousness. The pace of the novel was set in an interesting way too, at the beginning it's slower and just as you begin connecting with the characters it picks up, which weirdly works in this
Kayla (Kayla's Book Nook)
At first glimpse, it was the palm trees and the sunset on the cover that got me to request this book. I love me some stories that take place in warm places; including travelling, so it was no surprise to me that I really enjoyed One Night!

The story does start a bit slow, but by the end it really picks up, and I soared through the last maybe 60 pages. I know that this will be a story I remember for years to come!

To sum up, One Night centres around 17-year old Thompson (yes, that's his first
Veronica of V's Reads
4.5 Stars for this sweet YA coming-of-age adventure.

Thompson Lake is a 17 year-old boy growing up in Honolulu. He had one girlfriend, Caroline, who said she loved him, made him feel special, and then cheated on him with two boys on what has become known as The Worst Valentine's Day in History(TM). Since then, he's pined and moped and reconnected with his best friend, a Hawaiian-Thai gangsta rapper called Ronnie. And worked at the Super Kmart.

Thompson hears that it's Elvis-night at a local
Megan (ReadingRover)
I really enjoyed this book. It's a very character driven YA contemporary novel. Thompson goes on quite the emotional journey throughout the story. He learns about love, loss and true friendship. Through the music of Elvis, the support of his friends Ronnie and Greta, and his newfound friendship with Johnny, Elvis impersonator, Thompson's world is changed. This novel is really a great coming of age story about heartbreak, new beginnings and moving forward. It's like a breath of fresh air.
Whispering Stories
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
A thoroughly modern coming-of-age YA novel with a retro twist.

Were transported to Hawaii with the rather wonderfully named Thompson Lake as he follows an Elvis impersonator to Chicago on a quest to mend a broken heart. Thompson is a high school student whos looking to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend (notably his first love), Elvis-mad Caroline. On a mission to accidentally-on-purpose bump into Caroline on a night out, he meets Johnny Lee Young, one of Hawaiis hottest Elvis impersonators. Johnny
Reading Fury
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
One Night was great fun to read! Soon-to-be high school senior Thompson Lake has been humiliated by his girlfriend, but he loves her and wants her back anyway. In an attempt to meet with her again, he is willing to do anything, even go to an Elvis impersonator show that his ex might be attending. Thompson goes looking for the girl but winds up with a real adventure and his own personal Elvis. Aside from Thompsons woes, there is a great parallel story of love gone awry and the constant tug of ...more
Lynda Dickson
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ages 14+
Shelves: young-adult
While trying to win back with his Elvis-loving ex-girlfriend Caroline, Thompson meets Elvis impersonator Johnny Lee Young, and he lands a summer job as his assistant. Between working his job at Super Kmart and helping out Johnny, Thompson's got a busy summer ahead. Somewhere along the way, Thompson changes his focus from Caroline and makes it his mission to reunite Johnny with his one true love - with a bit of help from his friends Ronnie and Greta. Throw in a road - or should I say, air - trip, ...more
Whoo Gives A Hoot
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I generously received an ARC from YABound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review...

ONE NIGHT is Deanna Cabinians debut novel and shes off to a brilliant start!

I absolutely feel in love with this coming-of-age tale. The authors writing kept my attention engaged until the very end. The characters were extremely interesting and relatable to teens because theyre just like us! Thompson is the ideal look at a typical high school boy. My favorite
Morgan Combs
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
they say never to judge a book by the cover. i am absolutely guilty of being a cover snob. i don't think there is anything wrong with being excited about a book because it has a great cover and this cover is the best. it reminds me of travel agency posters and nostalgia.

deanna cabinian has a gem of a book here. i am not sure what exactly i was expecting after first reading about this book, but one night is a charming coming-of-age story told from a very refreshing perspective. the characters are
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh my! It's a must-read for all the Elvis fans! I loved it, I really did! Mostly because of the heartfelt approach to the heartbreak that we all experience in some point in our lives. I adored the way they dealt with pain that lasted for so long after being torn apart. The book shows that it doesn't matter how old we are, we still have feelings and we still can feel overwhelming pain of love lost. Johnny and Thompson seem like an unlikely pair of friends since there's over a 10-year gap between ...more
Amy Skarnulis
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful book! I loved the characters especially Thompson. He is such a true representation of what a high school boy is. His feelings and experiences are so relatable to both teens and adults. The unlikely friendship between Johnny and Thompson is lovely and something both characters need. This was a quick, fun read and I highly recommend it!
The Fae Louise
Sep 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
A light and fun read about a teen boy called Thompson who goes on a crazy trip of a lifetime one summer to help his friend Johnny find his one true love, whilst only just starting to heal himself of his lost love. One Night is a comical, lightheated read with a colorful cast of characters.
Samantha (WLABB)
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pre-2017, contemporary, ya
That was a very sweet story.

Thompson had his heart broken, and his wallowing brought him to Elvis night at the Tiki Bar. There, he met "Hawaii's Favorite Elvis", Johnny Lee Young. I loved how Johnny took Thompson under his wing and was a surrogate big brother to him. They tackled their respective heartbreak together and were then free to move forward. Thompson easily endeared himself to me, but the rest of the cast was also delightful. I am excited there are more adventures ahead for Thompson
TamaraLynne Stewart
Oct 29, 2018 rated it liked it
it's longer then one night lol
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was fun! It was a light, cute, quick read, but I really enjoyed myself and the story.

Hawaii was such a fun setting, and Elvis ends up feeling like a main character with the importance that he was given, which was a really unique thing. Music as a whole can be so important to people, and it was really cool to see the way it was influencing the characters and really pivotal in their lives.

Thompson is an enjoyable main character, he's just a sweet, heartbroken teen and a genuinely good
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thompson Lake, average guy and Hawaii resident, has just come off The Worst Valentine's Day Ever (tm). After breaking up with his first love, he drowns his sorrows in the Elvis Presley music she got him addicted to. He heads out to see an Elvis impersonator, hoping his ex will be there too. But when he hears the impersonator, also known as Johnny Lee Young, sing "Hurt", he is profoundly changed. Johnny asks to Thompson to be his summer "intern" and the two grow to be close friends, and find they ...more
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
I picked up this book, because I ran out of reading material while travelling (ugh) and still had this 99p amazon purchase on my iPad. As quickly as I picked it up, I also put it down again, because the story was just about normal people, with normal people problems, doing normal people stuff - boooooooooring! But then I couldn't stop thinking about the book. I wanted to know how the story ended. So I finished it.

Isn't that interesting? I love my badass heroines and heroes characters. Yet, this
Deanna Cabinian
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
I feel funny about giving my own book five stars so I'll keep it at 4. If you like John Green, Jesse Andrews, and Marci Lyn Curtis you might like my book. It's got a band of quirky characters, is set in Honolulu, and has a sense of humor. I hope you all enjoy it when it comes out!
Ronald Keeler
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I received One Night by Deanna Cabinian from the author. At first a bit reluctant to read something describes as a "coming of age" novel, I am glad I did. I have a category I like to call a "comfort read." Nothing in it should give offense to anyone (IMHO). It borders on fantasy in that the characters are almost too perfect and, in several cases, too mature in behavior and opinion for their chronological age. In the first few pages, I worried the story would spiral down into sappy, syrupy, ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Deanna Cabinian's One Night was pitched to me as "coming-of-age novel set in Hawaii" that "appeals to fans of Paper Towns." As someone who loves Paper Towns (and exotic settings because again I live in northeast PA, there's nothing exotic about that), I quickly moved One Night up the top of my TBR pile. As it turns out, that description couldn't have been more accurate. The easiest way for me to describe this book? A John Green book meets a Hawaii setting with a lot of Elvis thrown in. And, ...more
Taylor Buriedinbookland
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Actual rating: 3/5 stars

One Night by Deanna Cabinian follows seventeen year old Thompson Lake who was cheated on then left by his girlfriend Caroline. So he goes on a journey with an Elvis impersonator and his two friends, Ronnie and Greta, to help him either win Caroline's heart back or forget her entirely.

The characters in this novel were pretty well developed and Thompson charmed me from the beginning. His journey through love, loss and
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
One Night by Deanna Cabinian

Thompson Lake is a seventeen year-old high school junior who describes himself as a scrawny AP class nerd. He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and despite living in paradise he is miserable. His first girlfriend, the love of his life, has dumped him and he cant stop obsessing about her. She consumes his every thought, and now shes gone. Even though she cheated on him, he would take her back.

One Friday evening after work Thompson goes to the Tiki House for Elvis Presley
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.
First of all, I really like the cover design. However, the design inside the book left me feeling a little irritated. There were some really random lines or words left by themselves (widows, orphans, whatever). Like on page 9, there's literally only one sentence on the page. Instead of impressing me with the emphasis, I just thought it was really poorly edited. And at one point, anyway gets split up into an-yway. Weird split in a weird location that ends
Kaitlin D'Souza
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
On a scale of Viva Las Vegas to Love Me Tender this book is Hurt.
Thompsons attachment to Caroline physically pained me. Other than that, I enjoyed the book immensely. Not only did it make me laugh, but it brought back memories of my own trip to Hawaii which I havent revisited in forever. I must say I was disappointed that is not an actual website.
Deanna Cabinians writing is amazing. Her
Danielle Urban
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
One Night by Deanna Cabinian is an entertaining debut novel. It speaks of music, heartbreak, and friendship. The characters were interesting. Each one was a male nursing a heartbreak. Both had broken hearts and were moping in some format. However, the younger male took to setting Johnny up a love. I found Thompson to be a little too obsessive over his girl. In a way it felt worse than Romeo drooling for his love. But first loves are the most painful and the hardest to get past. The journey for ...more
Laurette Long
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
I was totally caught up in this finely written story of a young man and his passage to the next stage of his life. Shoring up 17-year-old Thompson after the devastating betrayal of his girlfriend is best friend Ron what a great character- his parents, co-worker (and more) Greta, and an Elvis impersonator.
Written with great delicacy and beautifully modulated tone, we follow the story through Thompsons eyes. The author has captured his voice perfectly - funny, sad, always authentic. This
Vicky Quenault
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
I found this book lacked a clear plot and just kind of meandered along. The characters were likeable but without a real story to show them off they were a little flat.
I received a complimentary copy from VRO in return for an honest review.
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a fun read. Made this Midwest gal miss the food (plate lunch! Mac salad!) in Hawaii.
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Deanna Cabinian is the author of One Night and One Love. When she isnt working or writing she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and their Havanese dog, Cuba.

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