Title: Our Stop
Author: Laura Jane Williams
Publication: June 13th 2019
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.
MY RATING: 4/5 STARS
I received a copy from Harper Collins Canada in exchange for a honest review.
Our Stop is definitely going to be one of those books where you absolutely hate it or love it. It gets really frustrating a lot of the times because it plays on the idea of fate. The idea that if you miss one beat or second, you might miss the love of your life.
Surprisingly, I was not annoyed at this story even though in the end, I kept slapping my forehead and kept screaming WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY CAN’T YOU GUYS JUST MEET. It also touches on insta-love as our main hero manages to meet our heroine and falls in love with the way she talks and her drive and determination for her main line of work.
Also, this book is so, so, so, important in representation of domestic abuse. Nadia came from a troubling relationship with her ex-boyfriend being emotionally and mentally abusive. He would always make her feel like it was her fault when things went wrong or that she was not good enough for anything. It was troubling to read and stomach but I was happy for Nadia who slowly gained her confidence and sought for help.
I also love our hero, Daniel, who was dealing with grief. His father passed away and as someone who was super important in his life, Daniel struggled with keeping it together to move on and live life. My heart went out to him and to his mother. I struggled not to cry a lot of the times. It was so real and raw.
I definitely suggest you to read more reviews before deciding to read this one. It’s going to be a fight to not be too annoyed that they literally miss their chances of meeting always but it’s fully enjoyable at the end when it does happen!