Book Review: About Last Night by A.S. Kelly

Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Tyler Hayes, and I’m a fireman.

Sorry to already disappoint you, but I’m not the person you think I am.

My charming uniform and seductive smile have caused nothing but trouble, and my not-so-honourable reputation, which I used to be so proud of, has kept me away from the one person I wanted to spend the rest of my life baking cookies for; my sweet, beautiful, slightly crazy Miss White.

I guess now I need to tell the whole story.

At forty years old, following years of self-sabotage, I’ve suddenly found myself admitting that I know absolutely nothing. Maybe my friend Niall was right when he told me to accept the process and just grow up. And now it’s too late; I’ll never be able to keep her close to me. All that’s left to do is watch helplessly – but deservedly – as my world comes tumbling down around me.

 

I was very pleased to be invited on the blog tour for About Last Night.

This was the first novel I have read by this author so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

The premise in general intrigued me and although it took me a while to get into the book, once I did, I couldn’t put it down.

I warmed to Holly pretty much straight away. I admire her pushing herself out of her comfort zone but I also had the feeling early on that there was more to her and the move to Ireland. I felt she was holding something back. I had a couple of theories as I read. I could sense a mystery and this was a great incentive to read on.

Tyler was a little harder to like, at least to begin with. I wasn’t sure how to take him. It was interesting to see how he developed over the course of the novel and story. I did like the fact that the story was written from both the point of view of Holly and Tyler. The supporting characters were brilliant and there wasn’t one I didn’t like.

There were many moments where I laughed out loud and others where I truly felt for the characters. I don’t want to say much more as I don’t to give too much away. What I will say is that this is a unique novel that pulls you in until you can’t stop reading. I really enjoyed this book and I hope it is one you add to your booklist.

 


About A.S. Kelly

A. S. Kelly was born in Italy but lives in Ireland with her husband, two children and a cat named Oscar.

She’s passionate about English literature, she’s a music lover and addicted to coffee.

She spends her days in a small village North of Dublin, looking for inspiration for her next stories.

About Last Night was released on 2nd October. 

Say hello to A.S. Kelly via her website, Twitter, Instagram, and Bookbub

Click to view About Last Night on Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo.

 

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Laura
I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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