A Night In With Audrey Hepburn is a must read for any Audrey Hepburn fan! This was a fun chick lit book that revolved around Libby Lomax’ interactions with the ghost of Audrey Hepburn. Libby was a typical chick lit character whose life was in ruins. After being fired, moving into a bad apartment, having discord with her pretty and talented sister, and ending up broke, Libby pretty much hit rock bottom. But when the plush leather chair she picked out was accidentally replaced by the delivery company with a smelly old couch, her life changed entirely. Audrey Hepburn appeared in her Breakfast at Tiffany’s garb, complete with cigarette holder, to offer Libby advice and get her life back on track. Through these late night interactions, Audrey Hepburn helped Libby find herself.
Libby reminded me of Scarlett in From Knotting Hill With Love Actually because she had a good heart and was also a huge fan of classic Hollywood stars. Audrey’s influence had an immediate result, on Libby’s life, but not in the way I imagined. A chic short haircut similar to the one Audrey Hepburn got in Roman Holiday inspired a famous actor to ask Libby out. However, Audrey’s attempt to cut Libby’s hair ended in total disaster, which required someone else to complete the job and give it the look that would grab attention. I guess I hoped Audrey would have had a bigger impact and also wanted her to give better advice.
Libby was surrounded by people, mainly her family members, all of whom treated her very poorly. They took her kindness for granted and walked all over her. Although Libby’s life changed, it wasn’t as a result of Libby becoming more assertive as I hoped. I expected Audrey Hepburn to help Libby become more confident to resolve the issues herself, but instead the issues went away mostly on their own.
The romance Libby had with superstar Dillon was charming, but predictable. It was believable, fun, and led right into the next book in the series, A Night In With Marilyn Monroe, which I plan to read. I read this on the beach in Hawaii, and it was a perfect beach read for the situation!