One in a Million by Lindsey Kelk

One in a Million

‘A corker…hilarious!’ Giovanna Fletcher‘Full of heart and very, very funny’ Paige ToonEveryone 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...


Details One in a Million

TitleOne in a Million
ISBN9780008239046
Author
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
PublisherHarperCollins
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance, Contemporary, Love
Rating

Reviews One in a Million

  • Emer
    1970-01-01
    This is the fourteenth full length Lindsey Kelk novel. I've read each and every one... I also own each and every one...in eBook and physical editions... Yup. I'm a slightly obsessive Lindsey fangirl.... FYI there are also two eBook only novellas....And this was great. I laughed a lot early on in the book. I got the ending I wanted and expected... But... I dunno... I liked it but I'm a bit *whelmed*.... You know rather than over- or underwhelmed.....
  • Claire Robinson
    1970-01-01
    4 - "I happen to think you’re fairly close to perfect." Stars!It’s been a looooong time since I read a book by this author, I didn’t realize just how much so until I checked my ‘Read’ shelf. But like in life, it’s amazing how the years in Booklandia fly by and the amount of books released by said writer pile up before you get back to reading their words again."I’ve got this."I’ll admit the blurb for One in A Million was what drew ...
  • Charanya
    1970-01-01
    5-never-wanted-this-book-to-end stars! Not wanting a book to end is the highest of honours I feel for a book, almost across all genres, maybe not a murder mystery but you get the drift! I HEART Lindsey's standalone books ;) , don't get me wrong, her series' are quite amazing too but to wrap up a heartfelt, funny story in one book is like eating a scrumptious meal. This book is her best standalone work, yet. I could name a million reasons why ...
  • Bookevin
    1970-01-01
    5 starsSparkling, from start to finish!Full review: https://bookevin.wordpress.com/2018/0...
  • Rachel Gilbey
    1970-01-01
    I can see why this is being described as a modern day My Fair Lady, it really is turning someone from nothing on social media into a proper instagram influencer at least in terms of follower count. Of course the person being transformed is rather reluctant and its all come about as a result of a bet thanks to the overly competitive Annie Higgins. I was laughing early on when Annie was referred to as Professor Higgins by the person she made the be...
  • Agi
    1970-01-01
    In “One in a Million” we meet Annie Higgins who has just betted to turn a very social media unfriendly person into an Instagram influencer. The man in question, Dr Samuel Page, doesn’t know his luck yet and Annie must turn this innocent nerd into an über – cool – nerd with twenty thousand followers in only thirty days. Samuel is absolutely not interested but when Annie learns that his girlfriend has recently dumped him for being only i...
  • Simona
    1970-01-01
    I don't even know where to start this review, because this book is absolutely FABULOUS!!!Lindsey Kelk is one of these very talented writers, who creates a wonderful world around her characters, makes them lively and authentic and comes up with a gripping and exciting storyline. We follow Annie Higgins, who runs her own agency, dealing with social media. She has given up on men and love. Together with her best friend Miranda she successfully runs ...
  • Hannah
    1970-01-01
    This book was just beyond perfect. Lindsey Kelk is my QUEEN. Full review to come a bit later when my sense of feelings have come back.
  • Diem
    1970-01-01
    Look, I can no longer give an objective reading on any Lindsey Kelk book. I love Lindsey Kelk's writing too much — she is one of my keeper shelf authors forever and ever and ever. Dr Samuel Page PhD really snuck up on me, with his Hiddleston and Hemsworth brothers adjacent looks and his unwavering support of Annie. Hot Historian, innit mate? INNIT?I do still have the I Heart series to read — I'm saving them for a 'break glass in case of emerg...
  • Tracy
    1970-01-01
    3.9/5 stars!!!!!!THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I read it in 2 days because I just couldn't put it down (even though I should have because I'm insanely busy and don't have time to read all day long...)One of my favourite tropes ever is the (generally) happy x serious and the happy one is persistent and you know you know :DAnnie is so funny and smart and I LOVE HER SO MUCH. I LOVE MIR AND BRIAN. THEY ARE THE GREATEST FRIENDS. I love how Taylor Swift is ...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    If you are looking for a modern twist on a rom-com, then this could well be up your street. It's warm, genuinely funny and predictable in the best possible way. It is packed full of hilarious, confident women and I thought the focus on social media gave the book an original, up-to-date 'hook'. Reading this was like catching up with an old friend over our favourite feel-good films (I'm thinking My Fair Lady updated for the Set It Up generation). I...
  • Cressida McLaughlin
    1970-01-01
    This book is hilarious, clever, romantic, bursting with wonderful characters and basically brilliant in every way. Not a book to put down easily, I was totally gripped by the story and loved the heroine and hero. One of my top reads of 2018.
  • Miss K Ward
    1970-01-01
    Amazing as ever!Lindsey never lets me down from day 1 every book is a delight and One in a million is awesome. Kinda like a self help book for accepting yourself as you are and to be you! Loved it x
  • Fabulous Book Fiend
    1970-01-01
    Man I loved this book! I cannot tell you how amazing it is reading a book that has a major focus on social media from someone who knows a thing or two about social media. Yes this book has a great story and great characters, but my takeaway from this is seeing accurate social media representation of fiction. Not just one aspect of social media either, the time it takes to edit YouTube videos, trying to beat the Instagram algorithm and the perils ...
  • Sara Oxton
    1970-01-01
    One in a Million by Lindsay Kelk a five-star read that you will want to catch like a shooting star. I will be honest and admit I didn’t read anything about this book before I knew I needed to have it, I had read some other books by the author a while back and loved them so I knew as soon as I saw the name I had to have it, then I had readers remorse thinking will it be as good as I think it will be, will it live to the hype. I am so glad I did,...
  • Manda
    1970-01-01
    This book was a goddamn delight. Lindsey Kelk's best. I already want to re-read it.
  • Eva
    1970-01-01
    A sweet, funny and easy to read novel that I read over two days- perfect for summer. I enjoyed the modern-twist on a romance plot and liked all of the characters, despite their flaws.
  • Sharyn
    1970-01-01
    I don't usually read books that set out to be humorous. This was an OK read, a remake of the Eliza Doolittle/ Professor Higgins story for the digital/social media age. I didn't really take to the character of Samuel especially towards the end of the book. It's quite a clean read with no sexual explicitness and not too much swearing. And it's overlong by about one hundred pages for this genre's usual offerings.
  • Emma Star Crossed Reviews
    1970-01-01
    This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thank you to Harper Collins for my copy of this book via Netgalley. My love for Lindsey's writing goes back a long way. I am lucky enough to have met Lindsey several times and I am truly honoured to be on this tour! The first thing I was ex...
  • Anne-Marie Heeney
    1970-01-01
    This is undoubtedly a proper ‘feel-good’ novel. It’s actually perfect summer reading: a great cast of characters, an interesting plot, and the open, witty writing that Lindsey Kelk excels at.Annie Higgins is a fantastic main character. I was engaged in her story from the start – she’s not perfect (who is?) but I understood why she was so competitive and relentlessly determined. Everything from her tiny London flat to her relationship wi...
  • Angelnet
    1970-01-01
    Way back in the distant mists of 2009 I picked up a book by an unknown author and took it on holiday with me. “I Heart New York” was the first of many books by Lindsey Kelk and I’ve been sharing my summers with her ever since. Kelk has always had a rare ability to make you feel like you’ve stepped inside the book and that you’re best friends with all of the characters. I’m pleased to say that this hasn’t changed with this one off st...
  • Annie Day
    1970-01-01
    One In A Million is a hilarious chick lit rom com tale set in London's digital marketing world. When Annie agrees to a bet to vastly boost the social media presence of an unknown tenant in her office building she has no idea what she is letting herself in for. The focus of her campaign, Dr Samuel Page, is an unsuspecting academic who is an extreme 'late adopter' of digital technology. He has also suffered a recent relationship breakup so by agree...
  • aimee
    1970-01-01
    Lindsey Kelk has done it again. I loved this book and I think its by far her best standalone novel. One in a Million is all about Annie Higgins a digital marketer with her own digital marketing company. When given a bet from a friend to make someone insta famous in 30 days she accepts the challenge with the first guy who walks through the door. When Historian Dr Samuel Page walks through the door looking like Tom Hanks in part 2 of Castaway and i...
  • Verity (The Cosy Reading Nest)
    1970-01-01
    I received an e-ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. When I was younger I used to steal my mums Marian Keyes and Jill Mansell books to read, even though a lot of the references went over my head. I loved the stories and the romance and the feeling after you'd turned the last page that you'd made good friends within the pages of the book. "One in a Million" is the first book I've ever read that gave me these exact feeli...
  • Sara Oxton
    1970-01-01
    One in a Million by Lindsay Kelk a five-star read that you will want to catch like a shooting star. I will be honest and admit I didn’t read anything about this book before I knew I needed to have it, I had read some other books by the author a while back and loved them so I knew as soon as I saw the name I had to have it, then I had readers remorse thinking will it be as good as I think it will be, will it live to the hype. I am so glad I did,...
  • Jenn Webley
    1970-01-01
    Hands up I’m a Kelkoholic. Love the I Heart Series.. plus every other book (my heart belongs with Angela though!) I read this in one sitting.. again, I admit I am a super fast reader (it’s a helpful skill) but I just didn’t want to stop reading this story. It’s a warm Saturday afternoon and this was just what was needed. A gorgeous twist on a My Fair Lady-esq story for the modern age. The main characters had me laughing, heart broken and ...
  • Karen Cavanaugh
    1970-01-01
    Annie Higgins, co-founder and CEO of social media agency Content London, takes on a bet from an ad agency owner in her office building: take the next tenant who walks through the door, and make them Instagram-famous in 30 days. Unfortunately for Annie, that tenant is Dr. Samuel Page, a semi-reclusive academic with an antipathy towards social media (and haircuts), who wants nothing to do with Annie or her bet. He does, however, want to get back to...
  • Jossie Marie Solheim
    1970-01-01
    I found this one really slow to get into, but I can’t say if that was down to the book or the fact that I was in a bit of a reading funk. I’m going to assume the later, because once I was about quarter of the way through, I started to get hooked. This was a fun easy read, that had me chuckling and although I’d pretty much pegged how the story was going to pan out early on, it still managed to keep me engaged and even threw in the occasional...
  • Jennyh
    1970-01-01
    Never one to dodge a challenge, digital marketer Annie is tasked with transforming the next person to walk through the door into an Instagram success with more than 20.000 followers. Historian Dr Page wants only to finish writing his book in peace and quiet. As the challenge proceeds is Annie too busy challenging herself to see that true happiness is within her reach?This is a light modern read with a strong feminist base. I loved the characters ...