Tuesday 18 June 2019

Our Stop - Laura Jane Williams || Netgalley Review

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. A fabulous feel-good romance for fans of Holly Bourne and Dolly Alderton.


This book has had all the hype both pre release and even now that it is out, i was lucky enough to have a copy to review. I keep seeing it all over, even now its out it is still doing the rounds. It is brilliant. Its been a while since i've read a contemporary read - i have been reading alot of seaside romance but this was in a field of its own.

We meet Nadia, who is committed to changing her life - shes going to get the train on time, take coffee to go, and generally be more productive in life. So when she pots an advert in the Missed Connections section of the paper that could be addressed to her - could this be fate deciding her new life? 

Daniel has been struggling since his dad died, and when he spots Nadia on the train, he knows that it is his sign to take action, just how does he go about it? Placing an advert in the Missed Connections in the paper

So we follow the journey of the couple who so nearly meet on oh so many occasions, fate is playing a firm hand in this. The couple continue to write to each other in the paper over a span of time finally planning their big date...only that never happens, the pair carry on with their own lives. Nadia's friends want to set her up with another guy, that date falls through but then she meets someone else.

Daniel is trying to move on, with his failed dates - he focuses on himself and how to get the woman all whilst tackling and trying to handle not only his own grief at the loss of  his dad but the grief of his mother too.

This is a cute, sweet read that hits all the right spots. The couple were meant to be together, but sometimes life gets in the way, but the couples that are destined to be together will end up together.

I was rooting for them from the start, this was a real feel good read and perfect for the summer. Its real chick lit, in the modern times. You need to read this to see if they ever get their chance!

*Thanks to netgalley & avon for the review copy of this*

Author Info

Laura Jane Williams is the author of cult non-fiction memoirs Ice Cream for Breakfast and Becoming, as well as rom-com Our Stop. Our Stop is a HELLO! Magazine summer book club pick, and RED Magazine called it "a must read". She is currently working on her next novel - and Instagramming at @laurajaneauthor.

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