What if you almost missed the love of your life?
Nadia gets the 7.30 train every morning without fail. Well, except if she oversleeps or wakes up at her friend Emma’s after too much wine.
Daniel really does get the 7.30 train every morning, which is easy because he hasn’t been able to sleep properly since his dad died.
One morning, Nadia’s eye catches sight of a post in the daily paper:
To the cute girl with the coffee stains on her dress. I’m the guy who’s always standing near the doors.... Drink sometime?
So begins a not-quite-romance of near misses, true love and the power of the written word.
Includes a bonus Q&A between Laura Jane Williams and Carrie Hope Fletcher.
A No.1 e-book best seller, this wonderful will-they-won’t-they romance is perfect for those who loved Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare and Mhairi McFarlane’s If I Never Met You.
"LJ’s honesty and style are unique." (Stylist)
"A fresh, smart, modern rom com. This is romance seen through the wry eyes of a cynic, and that's what makes it so special – and, ultimately, so uplifting. It had me totally gripped." (Beth O’Leary, author of The Flatshare)
"Our Stop is everything I didn't know I needed in a book. Laura Jane Williams’ writing SEES you, and gives you so much. This is exactly the joyful escapism you need...." (Lucy Vine, author of Are We Nearly There Yet?)
A good one of its kind
Obviously this is a sweet and fluffy romcom which takes a long time to get to the happy end, but it’s a good one of its kind. The heroine is smart, she has friends and a job, and she falls for the guy because of his witty lines and sensitive nature (next to well-trained arms and jawline). No cave man behavior etc. Told from multiple perspectives, all well read. The book is about the two of them almost meeting for a long time, and we experience them together only for me last 20min or so.
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Preachy and unlikeable characters
I didn’t DISLIKE this, the story had some good elements to it. But there were so many feminist messages peppered throughout it, it felt very preachy. They were inserted quite artificially.
In fact much of the plot was artificial. No romcom is realistic, but this went beyond that and became frustrating. *spoiler* Could Daniel not have waited literally 1 Minute for Nadia to show up?
The main characters are quite unlikeable as well. Nadia for being wildly self absorbed and also frankly cruel to Eddie, Daniel for being so wimpy.
As I said it had some good elements - quite funny and modern, and I do enjoy some political content even in romcoms.
- Paula Sintermann
I saw this book in a bookstore and was intrigued, so I used my audible credit to buy it right when I got home. I was obsessed!! This is the first novel I fully listened to in a while, the speakers were so pleasant and I enjoyed the switch off between them. The story is very sweet and not cookie cutter and has made my commute much sweeter!