Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams
Published June 16, 2022
- Title Our Stop
- Author Laura Jane Williams
- Year 2019
- Genre Romance
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.
I really enjoyed the concept of this book - a love story in very simple terms, with friends and foes getting in and out of each other’s way, and plenty of missed opportunities. I enjoyed the close calls and how the pair were obviously meant to be together but it just never quite happened. It was such a relief and high when they did find each other and make it work… but I did think the celebrations were repeated too often. First they told each other about every time they had near misses and then it was all reported in an article as well, so it felt like I was reading the same thing over and over again.
Rating: 4 / 5