Our Stop, by Laura Jane Williams
Published by Avon, 11th February 2020
Genres: Romance, chick-lit, contemporary fiction
Source: Purchased (second-hand)
We’ve all missed trains before, but what if by missing a train, you almost missed the love of your life?
Nadia is determined to get her life back on track, and one of her goals is to catch the 7.30 train to work. She usually manages, unless she has had a little too much wine the night before and oversleeps. Daniel never oversleeps and always catches that train, mostly because he has had trouble sleeping ever since his Dad died. Nadia and her friends love the Missed Connections column in the newspaper. One day, one particular entry catches their eye: “To the cute girl with the coffee stains on her dress…”. Could it really be meant for her? And can Nadia find this mysterious admirer and open her heart to love again?
I loved this book! It was such a cute and charming story, very reminiscent of The Flatshare to me. I loved the constant “Will they? Won’t they?” and all the missed opportunities. By the end, I was really invested in their romance and I read it through in one afternoon because I just wanted to know the ending!
The chapters switch back and forth between Nadia and Daniel, which I really enjoyed. I love to see both perspectives on the same situation and to see how each character is feeling and interpreting things. Much like The Flatshare, I could really see this being adapted as a great TV series or a cute romantic comedy.
Personally, I related to Nadia quite a bit. She gets into a relationship that isn’t really right for her. But she thinks that if he likes her, then that should be enough and she should be able to like him too and be happy. I know how that feels, and I loved that she eventually came to realise that it wasn’t enough for her.
This was a really fun and lovely book, it left me feeling really warm and fuzzy. I would definitely read more books by Laura James Williams in the future.
My rating: 4/5