Title: Ibiza Nights

Author: Lucy Lord

Pages: 32 Pages

The Blurb

A short story from the hilarious author of A Girl Called Summer – find out what Summer was up to before her Ibiza adventures!

Summer has been seeing her boss, David, on the sly for a few months now. But while David is keen to make things public, Summer isn’t quite so sure. With a night out with old friends on the cards, Summer needs to decide whether she can take their relationship to the next level, or if she needs to break free for good…

A cracking short story that takes place just before the events of A Girl Called Summer.

The Review

After three previous short stories (LA, New York and London Nights) we finally meet Summer in Ibiza. Ibiza Nights focuses on main character Summer who lives, loves and works in Ibiza. She is a writer, she runs a crèche and sometimes she caters for the rich and the fabulous but she doesn’t feel good. Part of Summer feels this way due to her seedy relationship with her employer, David. She enjoys him but doesn’t want to be with him. Unfortunately for Summer, David wants the opposite.

Ibiza Nights is another short story chock full of exposition; it is preparing us for the full length novel A Girl Called Summer. Once I pick that up to read all the threads of the previous story will come together.

In Summer, Lucy Lord has created a likable character who you want to find out more about. Ibiza Nights leaves Summers story of a cliff hanger. Nothing overly dramatic but you do want to find out more. I will definitely be picking up A Girl Called Summer to get me ready for my own (possibly rainy) summer.

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Ibiza Nights

Title: London Nights

Author: Lucy Lord

Pages: 34 Pages

The Blurb

A short story from the hilarious author of A Girl Called Summer – find out what Bella was up to before her Ibiza adventures!

Bella and Andy need to finish packing up their London life before their blow-out ‘Goodbye London’ party tonight. But with a screaming baby, missing moving men and some kitchen calamities, will they ever be ready on time??

A cracking short story that takes place just before the events of A Girl Called Summer.

The Review

In the third instalment of the A Girl Called Summer short story prequels we meet Bella and Andy; a young couple with a small child who are currently making the life changing move to Ibiza. However, the closer that they are getting to moving day the more stress seems to be piled upon them. Delivery people aren’t arriving to collect their final belongings, the air mattress that they are sleeping on is deflating and besides all this they have to organise, execute and attend their farewell do. It is all going on.

This is the third set of characters that we have met in this series and it is after reading London Nights that I feel I may have been a bit harsh on my review of the second in the series New York Nights. I felt in the last one that nothing seemed to happen. However, both of these books – whilst less octane than LA Nights – have provided a lot of exposition for A Girl Called Summer. So whilst the tales seem to be quite small they are in fact setting up the stories to come.

Let’s see what the next in the series – Ibiza Nights – delivers.

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London Nights

Title: New York Nights

Author: Lucy Lord

Pages: 34 Pages

The Blurb

A short story from the hilarious author of A Girl Called Summer – find out what Poppy was up to before her Ibiza adventures!

Poppy has flown to New York for the stag dos of her favourite GBFs (Gay Best Friends) Chase and Marco, before their civil partnership tomorrow. With the pressure on for the biggest and best Studio 54-themed bachelor night – and new husband Damian bending her ear about what might come next – Poppy needs to be on top of her game!

A cracking short story that takes place just before the events of A Girl Called Summer.

The Review

I really loved LA Nights – the predecessor to New York Nights – because it was fun, fast and frisky. If I’m totally honest, the second part of the series fell a little flat. It was still interesting and it was fun to meet some more of the cast members that are going to make up A Girl Called Summer but it just didn’t have the high octane dramarama of LA Nights. It is a shame because it had a lot of potential.

The theme of the story – a celebration of nuptials between Poppy’s friends Chase and Marco – was a great springboard for what could have been a great tale. I particularly liked all the references to 1970s disco. I think that New York Nights fell short due to its length. It is a hard skill to condense a story to a short amount of pages and sometimes it is a winner and sometimes more is needed and for me personally, I needed more from this story.

Let’s see what the next in the series brings.

New York Nights by Lucy Lord is available now.

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New York Nights

Title: LA Nights

Author: Lucy Lord

Pages: 37 Pages

The Blurb

A short story from the hilarious author of A Girl Called Summer – find out what Tamara was up to before her Ibiza adventures!

Tamara Gold was Hollywood’s biggest wildchild, but the time has come to settle down at last with the man of her dreams: Jack Meadows, hunk of the moment, has finally proposed. But now she has to meet his parents – the celebrated rocker, Filthy Meadows and his fiery wife, Maria Gonzalez – ex-groupie and tiger mother. Will Tamara be able to keep her cool with her future in-laws?

A cracking short story that takes place just before the events of A Girl Called Summer.

The Review

LA Nights by Lucy Lord is the short story of a celebrity lover’s dream. It has actors, musicians and groupies. It has sex, sandal and blackmail and all this happens in just 37 pages. Don’t be put off by the small amount of story because Lucy Lord has packed LA Nights with chock full of dramarama.

I bloody loved it.

LA Nights focuses on Tamara Gold – a stunning actress with a wild child reputation and the antithesis of what Maria Gonzalez wants for her son, Jack Meadows. So when the two announce their engagement Maria is livid and will stop at nothing to make things difficult for the couple.

Tamara knows she has a battle on her hands. Meeting the parents for the first time is tough but when you have a past that makes Drew Barrymore’s childhood look saintly Tamara knows she has to up her game.

LA Nights is the first in a series of short stories which is followed by a full novel and man oh man I cannot wait to dive into the rest.

LA Nights by Lucy Lord.

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LA Nights