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One Night

(Friends 0.5)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  854 ratings  ·  97 reviews
ONE NIGHT is a FREE prequel to my new YA novel JUST FRIENDS, available now!

There's a party over at Jordan Tuttle's house tonight and everyone is there. Including...

Olivia: Who's leaving for her dad's house in Oregon tomorrow. So she plans on having the time of her life tonight with her best friends.

Dustin: Who wishes Livvy could see just how much she means to him.

Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 152 pages
Published September 23rd 2016 by EM Publishing
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Just ok

I think this prequel made me dislike Livvy even more. I read Just Friends before reading this and I think by doing so it was more bearable. Livvy just really got under my skin with the way she treated Dustin. He deserves someone that would cherish him not Livvy who just wants him when it's convenient for her. I also don't understand Emily. Cannon treated her good but yet she didn't want that. I'm beginning to think these girls are so immature and don't know what they have right in front
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Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks-i-own
Original review on Julalicious Book Paradise

I really enjoyed reading this. Gives us more insight about each characters. I really liked reading more about Cannon because he's not a main character in the series so seeing that side of him just gave us more than just the surface we see in the books. In the books, we just see him as a jock who likes to sleep around, but in this book, you see a guy who wants more and is really protective of the people he cares about. You see a bit of what his family
Sep 13, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 17, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a prequel novella that lets us peek into the lives of several teenagers whom I assume we will get to know better in the first book of the series.

It takes place during a party at the beginning of summer. A group of friends have a night where choices are made and I'm unsure as of yet what consequences those choices will have.

Personally, I prefer to read the prequels prior to the series in order to read things chronologically. This novella hooked me though and I will be moving on to book
Jan 08, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: This review MAY contain spoilers.

This novella is all about teenage drama. I have been reading adorable contemporary romance novels all week so I went in search of something steamier. And this one definitely left me feeling hot and bothered. Haha.

The entire novella occurs during a single night at a high school party thrown by the most popular rich boy in school. The entire book is completely saturated with nothing but teens hooking up and drinking at a party or unrequited (or
Melanie (mells_view)
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I honestly HATED Olivia in just friends and I didn't really like her here either, BUT I didn't like many of the other characters in Just Friends but after reading ONE NIGHT I realized why they acted the way they did and the history there. I felt more sympathetic towards many of them and even Olivia. In my opinion reading this first makes Just Friends make way more sense and it's a disservice NOT to read this beforehand.

Amanda &
Oct 02, 2016 rated it did not like it
It's like little kids having drama about sex and relationships when they act like children. Won't be buying the first book. Little kids having sex and little kid drama isn't for me. Very childish characters and very annoying.
Codi Gary
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic start to a new series!

I couldn't stop reading! I love the different POV and can't wait to read Just Friends! I am already shipping people so hard!
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved them in Just Friends and I loved them in One Night, Amanda and Tuttle that is. I'm in love with the two of them and I can't wait to read their story.
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This prequel is all kinds of hot mess!! And I need more! more! {cue evil laughter} Lol. Some of the characters got on my damn nerves.. Dustin (stuck in friends zone! In love with Olivia) Emily (wannabe slut) and Olivia (good girl but a frickin selfish tease) Cannon (football jock with a heart of gold) but I want to read more about Amanda/Jordan (Tuttle) I'm so intrigued by their story.. Off to read 2nd book....
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
I read Just Friends yesterday and loved it. I actually meant to read One Night beforehand but let's just say that it didn't happen. It still totally worked out since I wanted some more from this group.

One Night follows six teenagers that all end up at Tuttle's house the night before Olivia goes off to her dad's house for the summer. Olivia just wants to hang out with her two best friends, Emily and Dustin before she leaves but they have other plans. Emily wants to get drunk and find a hook-up
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! What a prequel!!! I loved that Monica introduced us to all the characters in this series. I couldn't put it down!!

I am a sucker for angst, and there was the perfect amount in this one. I'm so anxious to see what happens to the crew and I'll be consuming the other books in the series.

Loved it!
Irene Sim
High school drama at it's peak!!! Oh boy, were we like that back then?
As far as introductory stories go, nonetheless, it was quite succesful in making me care for the characters enough to want to learn their wareabouts.
Sandra "Jeanz"
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, novella
I had read quite a lot of long books and fancied a shorter read, so when I came across this one on my kindle. I thought I would give this one a go. I really like the cover and it certainly fits the book giving it a contemporary romantic feel. There is a “warning” with this book as there is adult content. To be honest with what programmes show on tv these days I don’t let the warning put you off. I would say older teens as a minimum age so I would probably remove the YA label and add NA instead.

Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
I received a free e-copy through NetGalley from the publicists at Social Butterfly PR.

It’s the night before Olivia is leaving to spend most of the summer at her dad’s house, and she’s determined to make the most of it with her two best friends, Dustin and Emily. They’re meeting Em at a party at legendary football player (and bad boy) Jordan Tuttle’s house, but on the way there, Dustin makes it clear he wants to be more than friends. Meanwhile, Amanda is looking for her boyfriend at the party
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
One night is about a high school party thrown by the rich Jordan Tuttle. Amanda who Jordan likes finally comes to his party, Olivia who is leaving for her dads house the next day, Dustin who likes Olivia, Emily who is acting weird and Cannon. Short interesting story Prequel to Just Friends.
Michelle Krystel
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Ok so this book has alot of different couples and people in. And some of them make me want to explore and get to know them a he'll of alot better. Im so interested in jordan and amanda and cannon and Emily! And olivia and Dustin! Tho I think I don't want to see Dustin and olivia take it further I think it can will ruin there friendship.
Marissa Chavez
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a great fast pace read. I enjoyed getting to know these group of friends. Can't wait to read Just Friends next!
Marisela Chavez
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely enjoyed this story. I loved seeing all the different perspective of each friend. I can't wait to see what everyone will be up in there senior year in Just Friends.
book bruin
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Actual Rating 4.5 stars

I wish I had read One Night before jumping into Just Friends. Things make a lot more sense now! One Night is a short novella with multiple character POV's - Olivia (Livvy), Dustin, Emily (Em), Amanda, Jordan (Tuttle), and Cannon all have their own chapters. I really LOVED being inside of all the different characters heads and felt that this was the best part about the novella. The story itself revolves around the last night before Livvy leaves for 6 weeks and the party
Teen soap opera drama at it's finest - and this is only a prequel.

It's the beginning of summer and Jordan Tuttle is throwing one of his amazing parties full of booze, sex - anyone who's anyone is there. And this sets the scene for meeting our six main characters. Best friends who like each other but refuse to commit, troubled girl chooses to drown her sorrows in booze and sex, shy girl catches her boyfriend cheating with her best friend and falls into the arms of the brooding rich boy...come
Pauline (Passionate About Books)
One night summer bash...
One night... a huge end-of-the-year party, loads of booze going around, lines between friends being blurred, disappointing discoveries and pushing things too far. A group of 17 year olds... each very different from one another are trying to discover themselves. Mixed feelings, disappointment, anticipation... are only a few of the emotions you'll feel reading what this rowdy bunch goes through in only just one night. A Prequel to "Just Friends" which will have you wanting
Attack Salmon
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
One night is a prequel about whats going on at the Jordan Tuttle's party one day before Olivia leave for Oregon. One Night features the point of view of several characters.

Em is still on her whore-ish ways. Amanda walk in on her boyfriend cheating with her best friend. Olivia say goodbye to her friends. I didn't really that enjoy this book as much as I think I would. I didn't care about Em or Olivia or Dustin. All I care about is the POV of Tuttle and Amanda. Seriously they both are toooo sweet
Jennifer G.
Very short prequel to Just Friends. But it was very entertaining and kept me interested, didn't put it down until I was finished. So I'm sure that Just Friends will be just as good if not even better. So many couples, so many emotions, issues, drama, and now on to the new release to see how this story unfolds. lol
"One Night" is a nice addition to the story.
I like that it is written in many POV's. I've read "Just Friends" before this and it's only in Olivia/Liv's POV. I like that this gives an insight in the other characters. How they think and behave.

Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So much going on in this little book. Never a dull moment!!!
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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The Friends Series by Monica Murphy is Mature YA. There is some sexual content. I would recommend this series to ages sixteen or older.....

Welcome to the world of the new breed of teenagers. While this new breed of teenagers seems a little more worldly, completely jaded, conscientiously immoral, and emotionally stunted, they are still normal teenagers in regards to emotional maturity and growth development. What has changed is the world in which they are becoming adults in. As a mother of two
Janell Madison
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“One Night” by Monica Murphy is a FREE prequel to the YA novel, “Just Friends”, by Monica Murphy. I have not read “Just Friends” yet, but WOW, was “One Night” good! It was a very interesting look into the lives of this group of teens! I love how the Author has given a quick overview of each person in the book at the beginning. Highly recommended! It grabbed my attention immediately. I read it in just a few hours. 5 stars! And, I’m hoping to read and review “Just Friends” soon. (At the end of “ ...more
Anna Doe
Novella One night is intro into Friends series, although it should probably be called frenemies ‘cause there is nothing friendly about them.
A group of friends, exactly six of them, tells us story (from their own point of view) of one night in the beginning of the summer when everything between them visibly started to change, although most of those relations were already on good way to doom.
It’s Olivia’s last night in city before she goes to spend summer with her father and she wants to spend
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