By Gayle Forman
To Sum It Up: After a year apart, Allyson and Willem are reunited at last. They fill each other in on everything that’s happened since they last saw each other in Paris, and to the surprise of both, they narrowly missed meeting again. But they’re together now, and neither plans to say goodbye this time.
Review: I considered skipping writing a review for Just One Night since it’s on the short side, but the completist in me demanded that I see the reviews for this series through to the end. And so here goes a review that’s short and sweet, just like Just One Night.
Although I was okay with the ending of Just One Year, I wasn’t going to complain about the existence of a continuation of Allyson and Willem’s story. Just One Night is like an extended epilogue; we find out what happens immediately after Allyson turns up on Willem’s doorstep in Amsterdam.
And what a lovely reunion it is. These two characters have traveled the world to find each other and to find themselves as individuals, and now here’s their well-deserved happily-ever-after. Just One Night marks a departure from the first person narration of the novels and is instead written in third person omniscient. Not only do we glimpse into the minds of Allyson and Willem, but occasionally we also view them through the eyes of their friends who, in one way or another, have all played a role in bringing them together.
Often I find these eBook-only short stories/novellas give or take, but this one was more than worth 99 pennies. Just One Night provides the perfect amount of closure to Allyson and Willem’s tale, and if you rooted for them all along, you won’t want to pass on this.
All in All: There’s no reason not to check this out, really. I was so thrilled when I found out that there was a bit more to this epic romance, and I was not let down in the least.