A big lovely welcome today to Lindsey Kelk. Her latest novel, One in a Million is due to be released in paperback by HarperCollins on Thursday.
Everyone wants that special someone….
Annie Higgins has given up on love: she’s too busy trying to get her tiny business off the ground. Infuriated by the advertising agency across the hall making fun of her job, Annie accepts their crazy challenge – to make a random stranger Instagram-famous in just thirty days.
And even when they choose Dr Samuel Page PhD, historian and hater of social media, as her target, Annie’s determined to win the bet – whether Sam likes it or not.
But getting to know Sam means getting to know more about herself. And before the thirty days are over.
One in a million is ‘My Fair Lady for the digital era.’
It is told from the point of view of Annie Higgins who, along with her best friend, Miranda, run a digital marketing company.
Annie and Miranda bet a month’s rent that they can make an unknown person ‘instagram famous’ with twenty thousand likes in thirty days.
This is where Annie meets Sam who is very reluctant to say the least.
Annie has a very open, chatty dialogue that makes her such a warm and likeable character. In some aspects of her life, she is fearless. In her love life, not so much.
Miranda and Brian are perfect supporting characters. Everyone should have a Miranda in their life I think. Both she and Brian complement Annie well.
I have to say though, I did have a major soft spot for Wellington.
My first impression of Sam definitely had a Mr Darcy pre Pemberley visit feel to him. Whether my first impression remained at the end… you will have to find out for yourself.
The plot itself moves along at a great pace and with a good build in anticipation as Annie tries to complete her quest. There is also an opportunity for her to see life away from the glare of her phone.
I have been such a fan of Lindsey’s novels for a long time and this standalone novel is a perfect addition to the collection.
Lindsey has such a fresh voice and style of writing that pulls me straight into the story. There is such warmth and humour. I am looking forward to seeing what she writes next.
One in a Million is a brilliant book to escape into. It literally had me ‘LOL’ in many places.
It’s perfect for a day at the beach or an afternoon in the garden with a glass of Pimms or wine.
Lindsey Kelk is an author, journalist and prolific Tweeter. Born and brought up in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, she worked as a sales assistant, a publicist, a silver service waitress and a children’s editor before moving to New York and becoming a full-time writer. She now lives in LA.
Lindsey’s novels, include the I Heart books and the Girl series, as well as several standalones. She’s a fan of lipstick, pro-wrestling and cats.
You can find out lots more about her here: http://lindseykelk.com and on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, @LindseyKelk.
One in a Million is due to be released in paperback on 26th July 2018. It will be available in most UK book shops and online.
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