Review: The Night That Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice

I want to be friends with the incredible characters in this funny and emotional read. 

The Night That Changed Everything Summary

Rebecca is the only girl she knows who didn’t cry at the end of Titanic. Ben is the only man he knows who did. Rebecca’s untidy but Ben doesn’t mind picking up her pieces. Ben is laid back but Rebecca keeps him on his toes. They’re a perfect match. 

Nothing can come between them. Or so they think. 

When a throwaway comment reveals a secret from the past, their love story is rewritten. 

Can they recover from the night that changed everything? And how do you forgive when you can’t forget?

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The Night That Changed Everything Review

The Night That Changed Everything reminded me that I love reading adult novels, and that I need to do it more often. (If you’ve got any recommendations please let me know in the comments because I’m on the look out for lots more).

This book captivated me from the beginning. It was super relatable to me because it’s set in London and that’s where I work, and it stars some of the most wonderful characters I’ve ever read about. I wanted to be part of their friendship group!

I felt every emotion under the sun while reading The Night That Changed Everything. I shed a few tears, laughed out loud, and it really made me think about what’s important in life.

And better yet, it wasn’t predictable at all. The story didn’t take the direction I had expected it to whatsoever, but I loved that about it.

I’ve read a few books with two authors like this one. In this case, Jimmy Rice writes Ben’s chapters and Laura Tait writes Rebecca’s. It works so brilliantly because it gives the characters truly authentic and distinct voices that are an absolute joy to read, rather than the confusion that sometimes inevitably comes from alternating chapters written by a single author.

Both writers are clearly super-talented, and their styles blend perfectly. It’s the second book the duo have written together so I am very excited to read the first, called The Best Thing that Never Happened to Me, soon.

Have you read The Night That Changed Everything? Let me know what you thought of it, and if there are any similar books you’ve enjoyed recently that you think I should read.

My rating:

**** 4/5 stars

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  1. 22nd April 2017 / 8:41 pm

    This sounds so interesting. I really want to read more new/adult books because sometimes young adult just doesn’t really relate with me anymore. I feel like situations in new adult books would work better for me. So thanks for the review for this! I’ll definitely be adding it to my TBR! Great review <3

  2. D Sanderson
    29th February 2020 / 6:54 pm

    Didn’t like this book. Writers have such a boring style can’t rate them above -1

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