Book Review: That Night in Paris by Sandy Barker

That Night in Paris

Note to self: don’t sleep with your flatmate after a curry and three bottles of wine… especially if he’s secretly in love with you and wants you to meet his mum.

Cat Parsons is on the run. She doesn’t do relationships. After ten years of singlehood even the hint of the ‘L’ word is enough to get Cat packing her bags and booking herself onto a two-week holiday.

A European bus tour feels like a stroke of genius to dodge awkward conversations at home. But little does Cat realise that the first stop will be Paris, the city of love itself.

Joined by new friends, Cat has got two weeks, eight countries and a hell of a lot of wine ahead of her. As they discover hidden treasures and the camaraderie of life on the road, will Cat find a new way of looking at love?

Discover the beauty of Europe’s most romantic cities in this uplifting and laugh-out-loud novel for fans of Samantha Parks, Alex Brown and Mandy Baggot.




A bus holiday with a difference. All aboard for a whistle stop coach tour of Europe in this gorgeous book!

Cat Parsons is on the run. Her roommate has admitted to being in love with her after a messy one night stand. The main issue really is that she doesn’t love him back and doesn’t know what to do about it. A spur of the moment coach trip is booked to escape from the madness. However, love always does come calling for us all eventually. The first stop is Paris, the city of love…

The main thing I took away from this book is that I never want to do a coach tour. I’ve seen Coach Trip on TV often enough to know that it’s just not for me, but this just reaffirmed it. In this book there’s dodgy lodgings and enough shenanigans to last a lifetime.
I really enjoyed this book, it transported me to lots of places in Europe I’d love to visit. There’s more description of some cities than others but it was enjoyable nonetheless. I can’t wait until this pandemic is over so I can go and visit some of these places. Thank you to Sandy Barker for transporting me in the mean time!

About the author

I’m a writer, traveller and hopeful romantic with a lengthy bucket list. I love exploring new places, outdoor adventures, and eating and drinking like a local when I travel, and many of my travel adventures have found homes in my novels. I’m also an avid reader, a film buff, a wine lover and a coffee snob.

My first novel, a romantic comedy set in Greece and inspired by my real-life love story, was published in June 2019 by One More Chapter (HarperCollins). Excitingly, in 2020 there will two follow ups to One Summer in Santorini. That Night in Paris in March, and That Summer in Love in June. Readers can also expect a stand-alone Christmas novel in October.

I am repped by Lina Langlee of the Kate Nash Literary Agency.


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