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One in a Million

by Lindsey Kelk

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Humour (fiction) Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on One in a Million

A bang up-to-date, bright, hugely entertaining read set in the world of social media. Digital marketing agency owner and ultra competitive Annie and her business may be up for three awards, however they still need their clients to pay on time, otherwise the business may be over before it can really establish itself. A rather demanding bet, to make a stranger famous on instagram in just 30 days, leads Annie into a Pygmalion dance of discovery. Lindsey Kelk really does have the most delightfully amusing and engaging writing style. I often found myself smirking and at several points actually snorting with laughter. The supporting characters surrounding Annie are wonderful in their own right, and help create an all-embracing world. The romance element forms beautifully, in no particular rush, allowing time to get to know Annie and friends and really care about them. ‘One in a Million’ is lively, lovely, friendly and absolutely perfect if you like your romance served with wit and humour.

Liz Robinson

One in a Million Synopsis

Everyone wants that special someone.... Annie Higgins has given up on love: she's too busy trying to get her own 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 30 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 30 days are out, Annie has to make a decision about what's really important... Funny, real and heart-meltingly romantic, Annie and Sam's story is My Fair Lady for the social media age - and the perfect summer read.

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One in a Million Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

There is one author I know I can *always* turn to for a properly funny rom com read: Lindsey Kelk. She is the queen of writing novels that are jam-packed with loveable characters that are super relatable in their awkwardness, with cringe-worthy dating disasters. And since the protagonist still ends up with a swoon-worthy hottie, there may be hope yet for the rest of us. And One in a Million is the perfect addition to her already fantastic collection of novels. Full review


One in a Million is a perfect Rom-Com! I honestly absolutely loved this book, it made me laugh out loud and also made my heart throb at times. Full review

Britteny Sutcliffe

This is a beautifully written, uplifting story which will keep you entertained and make you feel happy. It deserves to be a big hit. Full review

Pauline Braisher

Lindsey Kelk's new book is as full of fun and mishaps as her previous books have been. It's a deliciously long roller coaster of a ride - who will win the bet? You'll be rooting for Annie long before the end. I loved it! Full review

Lizzy Dingemans

A very modern laugh out loud romantic comedy combined with a sensitive touch. Great Summer escapism! Full review

Susan Coleman

A funny and witty take on Pygmalion for the digital and social media generation! Full review

Sarah Jones

Annie has to make a stranger famous on Instagram within 30 days due to a bet. She is running her own business and trying to make it in a modern world. She doesn't count on falling in love while pushing the stranger, so she has to sort out her feelings and change her life. Great book Full review

Lynette McCann

The perfect pick-me-up. Half the time it felt like I was having a conversation with a mate rather than reading a book written by a stranger. Full review

Nikki Whitmore

A light-hearted, fast paced book that I absolutely loved. Didn't want to put it down. Highly recommend for summer reading. Full review

Alison Bisping

It's a lovely heart-warming summer read! Full review

Humaira Kauser

An entertaining 21st century rom com that will make you smile! Full review

Annie Day

Lindsey has done it again! She's written another excellent book! A must read! Full review

Sam Clarke

A good holiday read! Full review

Alison Greenacre

A hilarious account of life as a 30-something in a fast paced world. Full review

Nikki McMath

Oh Annie! What a joy to meet Annie, the heroine of Lindsey Kelk's latest novel. Full review

Caroline Highy

An easy read that I couldn't put down! Characters that are modern and easy to relate to! I would love a sequel! Full review

Jen Flanagan

It's a fast paced, old fashioned love story set in a very modern age. Fabulous characters, beautifully written. I loved this book from start to finish. Full review

Marie Harris

A love story with a difference and a modern slant for today's social media users to enjoy. Written as well as ever by one of my favourite chick lit authors. Full review

Judith Waring

A hugely enjoyable read with acute observations given with warmth and reality. A great summer or winter read. Full review

Isobel Finbow

I would recommend this book to everyone who loves a good office romance story. Full review

Dawn Lynch

A challenge, a stranger and social media are at the forefront of this fabulous book... Full review

Susan Mooney

A great summer read that I would recommend. Full review

Bethan Davies

One in a Million Press Reviews

Praise for Lindsey Kelk:

'Clever, funny and poignant' - THE SUN

'This fresh, romantic comedy has a smart and truthful voice and some entertainingly outrageous moments' - SUNDAY MIRROR

'Witty, hilarious, sexy, pacy... a smart, laugh-out-loud triumph. Just brilliant!' - HEAT

'Outrageous, witty, exciting and romantic' - Closer

'Kelk has a hilarious turn of phrase and a sparkling writing style' - Daily Express

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780007582457
Publication date: 26/07/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007582457
Publication date: 26th July 2018
Author: Lindsey Kelk
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Exclusive Pre-Publication, Humour, Relationship Stories,
Collections: 80+ Humorous Novels - from Wry and Sly Observations to Outright Chuckles and Laughter.,
Categories: Adult & contemporary romance, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Lindsey Kelk

Lindsey Kelk was a children’s book editor and is now a magazine columnist and author of I Heart New York, I Heart Hollywood, I Heart Paris, I Heart Vegas, I Heart London and The Single Girl’s To-Do List. When she isn’t writing or watching more TV than is healthy, Lindsey likes to wear shoes, shop for shoes and judge the shoes of others. She loves living in New York but misses Sherbet Fountains, London, and drinking Gin & Elderflower cocktails with her friends. Not necessarily in that order.   Author photo © Rachel Wright

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