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Let's Meet on Platform 8

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  1,225 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Teri thinks she's found the one, but is it possible that someone else has found him first? After knocking her down while rushing to catch the 6:07 from London, Jamie Duncan bandages Teri Carter's knee, buys her new stockings, seats her on the train with her foot in his lap and taxis her home from the station. Not only is he a romantic hero, but he's witty, charming, and ea ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Red Dress Ink (first published January 1st 1997)
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About 80 pages into this book, I stopped for a few days to contemplate whether I wanted to finish it. Ultimately, I decided that I wanted to see where the story was going - perhaps the characters would redeem themselves - so I picked it up again and powered through. Boy, was I sorry.

Let's Meet on Platform 8 is the story of Jamie and Terri, two London commuters who literally bump into each other at the train station and fall in love. The hitch? Jamie is married, which he doesn't bother to tell Te
Alexandra Gillgrass
I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end!
While the concept does seem rather cliche Carole Matthews has such a talent for writing in it in a way that is tasteful and you find yourself sympathising with the characters. She really does have such a flare for writing that I simply could not put the book down and finished it in a matter of days.
The characters were so well developed and I found myself loving them the more I read on.
The great thing about Carole Matthew' books are her great re
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Sharal Hunter
I was very disappointed in this story. Why couldn't Jamie have been separated or in the process of getting divorced? I don't understand why people begin new relationships before ending the ones they are currently engaged in completely. I had no respect for either Teri or Jamie for carrying on, though it began innocently. It was hard to dislike Pamela because I thought she was getting a raw deal, though Jamie does go back to her, where does that leave Teri and the possibility that she's pregnant? ...more
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Whenever i finish reading a book, i have never felt the ugly sinister feeling to rip it apart or burn it, until this book. Nor have i ever felt so disgusted and appalled.

Aside from Charlie and Pamela, I did not like nor sympathize with the characters. Pamela out of spite made the wrong decision in her fake affair but she is a character you can feel for. Teri and Jamie on the other hand never expressed any true remorse but encouraged their affair and tried to justify it. What t
The main reason for this book getting only two stars is due to the two main characters.
I found myself despising Terri. She knew from fairly early on that Jamie was married, yet she didn't walk away when it would have been easy to. Even though she had her best friend from childhood living with her because her marriage had broken up.
Jamie, in my opinion just wanted his cake and to eat it too. Married to a very attractive woman with two young children. He knew what he was doing was wrong. Even be
I completely agree with the review below. while I didn't dislike this book, I didn't really enjoy it, either. the characters are abit daft and while their relationship is sweet, its not really what I was expecting (or hoping for) and also came off as abit unrealistic. however, the tit for tat (literally) he plays with his wife is quite funny even if her reaction to his "affair" is again quite unbelievable. by the end, she was expecting (and accepting) that he was with his mistress.

He'd be out o
Beth Rosen
I'm kind of embarrassed that I read this book. It was in a little free library. It is full of silly characters making silly choices, yet somehow I read it all the way to the end because I wanted to find out how it ended. Not worth it. Read a review with spoilers instead, although it is so predictable you can basically guess where it is going without bothering to read it.
Teri is single, looking for Mr Right but has been unsuccessful in the
past she works for city television, she gets knocked over her feet by
Jamie Duncan one night at Euston Station, Jamie is very good looking,
they start meeting regularly, only problem is he is married to Pamela
with 2 children, Teri is not happy when he eventually tells her and
gives him a piece of her mind, they agree to be friends, but can a
single girl be just friends with a married man?
I feel awful for saying this because C
Debbie Viggiano
I think this was the first novel I read of Carole's and was so captivated I went on to read just about everything she's published, even though I've not had time to review them all. A perfect quandary but a perfect outcome!
what a great first book! (though not my first CM!) The characters were so real. I felt their joy and pain throughout...and giggled a lot!! Thanks Carole. You are going to owe me another box of man sized kleenex soon
I really enjoyed this book, it took me some time to get into it, but once i was i found it very hard to put down. I am a big fan of Carole Matthews and she never disappoints with her books and this book was what i would expect from her. I found that i could really relate to the location of the book and really pictured the scene. I first thought that Teri was going to have a full blown affair with Jamie, but that never really happened until halfway through thr book.I didn't expect the ending eith ...more
Bought this to read something different. And I just didn't like it. Couldn't get into it. The story was just boring for me.
I picked up this book in a charity shop for 1 because I was going on a long train journey and am a sucker for romances. The story is easy to get in to and a good read if you're not going to take it too seriously. There are some good little twists and turns and characters that you wonder about which turn out to have their own little plot lines, which is nice.
You do have to empty your mind before reading though- the whole concept is an affair and I did find myself losing respect for the main char
Was an okay read, nice and easy to get through. Didn't feel much towards the main character!
Jo Dorman
Nice easy read, my first book by Carole Matthews and will be reading more of hers :)
Claire Frewer
This is still my all time fav book
Beth Cooksey
Don't bother reading this book.
This book was truely brilliant, It tells the tale of Teri who meets Jamie on a train and they fall in love but the catch is that Jamie is married. Even though Jamie is doing something wrong the way his character is written makes you love him and it tells an affair from a different angle than just that of a man that cheats on his wife!
I like the way this story is written from the point of veiw of someone watching rather than being written from the point of view of one of the characters.
I read this in a couple of days in between Christmas shopping and getting ready to visit my in-laws before Christmas. It fitted the bill perfectly as easy-to-read pick up/put down chick-lit. I thoroughly enjoyed it, so was loth to put it down. In actual fact, I found this unexpectedly balanced in telling the story from the point of view of the guilt-ridden husband, the wife he was cheating on, as well as the hopeful mistress. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
This book was a very unsatisfying read. I am not quite sure what Matthews wanted her readers to think about the plot or the characters. I didn't like, dislike or empathise with any of them. The ending wasn't really a resolution of the plot - it was like decisions had been taken out of the characters hands and each one of them had said "Oh well, never mind!"

Ultimately I liked the idea, but feel that I didn't really like the way Matthews developed it.
I wish goodreads had half stars - this is probably more 2 1/2 than 2... It was a decent "chick lit" type of book, nothing special and quite predictable, but entertaining. The premise was interesting - coming at from the perspective of being a wife who met her husband when he was married to someone else, it was definitely a book that I felt sympathy for both the women involved, but I ended up being annoyed with them, too, for being so freaking stupid.
♥ Maths ♥
this book is total crap, the plot , the climax and everything else.
Such a huge depressing book with no inner meanings.*sigh*.
why would any woman want to take revenge on her husband, with a doubt of him copulating with another lady, by having physical relations with her boss?
And this 'hero' there, he made her pregnant, and Teri is so happy about it..I wonder why. Does she want her kid to grow without a father?
Although I enjoyed Wrapped Up in You by Carole Matthews, there was nothing I liked about this book. I didn't connect with -- or even LIKE any character. Yes, I read the summary beforehand but it bothered me that not a single character had morals. Everyone just seemed so slimy gross to me. Matthews also made England seem gloomy and depressing. I had to force myself to get through this, only to discover no real conclusion. Ugh.
warning spoiler alert...............not very good. Teri was a hateful character. Jamie was just as bad. There is no redemption for either character. This book began from the perspective of Teri, but it switched to Jamie. I wasn't impressed. I actually felt bad for Pamela. I would have kicked him to the curb instead of buying him tickets to the races dreaming of the jacuzzi and Jamie.
It is an ok book that deals with 2 strangers who meet at a train station and have an affair. This affair is awful and makes you dislike the story and the characters at the time, but overall, Matthews had created a solid read. Not one of her best, but a decent effort. (Full review at
I started this book with high hopes. I love a good romance and this seemed another one of these easy reads. I was was soon in for a suprise. It was with that I read and finished this book. The characters are not likeable and the story was an uncomfortable read... I'm afraid it put me off picking up another book from this author.
This is one of the books that shows what reality is about. You find love in the most unlikely of places. I would however have wished that it was not with an already married man...both personalities exercised no self control what so ever. I was quite embarrassed, but I guess that is how life it - it cannot always go your way.
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Carole Matthews is an international bestselling author of hugely successful romantic comedy novels. Her unique sense of humour has won her legions of fans and critical acclaim all over the world.

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