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 cof...more
I was really excited about this book. The synopsis sounded really cute, Nadia sees a post in the local 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?"
She realises it is about her and so begins the story...
It was cute, funny and sweet, and parts of it did make me smile. I would say that you would really enjoy this if you l ...more
Our Stop is a fun rom-com story about Daniel who has a massive crush on Nadia. Daniel keeps seeing Nadia on his 7.30am Northern Line tube on the way to work but he's too shy to approach her. To grab her attention, he decides to leave her a message in a London newspaper in the 'Missed Connections' section. Nadia is intrigued and keen to know who the mysterious Train Guy is. The two exchange a few messages in the paper, but unfortunately things don't go as planned and Nadia and Daniel kee ...more
Nadia has just come out of a really bad relationship and feels she needs to change her lifestyle and daily routine to make it calmer, healthier, more organised. One of the changes in her routine is making sure she does get on that 7.30 am train to work. And so she does..on Monday, sometimes even Tuesday. Then life creeps in, late nights with friends, Netflix, too much win ...more
This book is fab! Like the ice lolly, all different bits but altogether is just perfect!!
Nadia and Daniel, Daniel and Nadia, sigh, destined for each other.....but can they ever meet, through an advert Daniel places in ‘Missed Connections’ after he sees Nadia on the tube the book whirls you through a rom com of a story as they write back to each other but because of events keep missing each other....its a new and extremely up to the minute ( 2019 wise ) take on an old theme AND its done so well, ...more
I really enjoyed this light and witty RomCom.
Twenty-nine year old Nadia has had a few hard relationships and is disillusioned with love. Will she ever find her perfect guy? Her life was a bit of a muddle but she had a new plan and she will become a beacon of organisation and the rest will fall in place.
On the first day of her new plan she sees an advert in the ‘Love Connections’ column in the paper talking about “the cute blonde girl on the 7:30 train.” Could this be her?
Daniel is a rom ...more
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Our stop is a very sweet modern romance. If you’ve ever been on the London tube you definitely can relate to Daniel. We’ve all been there, we’ve all seen a nice person and fantasize a little bit about it. I just want to warn you and say that this book definitely portrays a slow-burn romance. At times it can be infuriating because of all the missed chances at meeting Danie ...more
Some othe ...more
While Our Stop may have made me smile me smile, once or twice, it mostly frustrated the living daylights out of me.
Our Stop implements a similar gimmick as quite a few other romances: from new book releases such as The Flatshare—where the two leads develop feelings for one another through post-it notes—to the classic You've Got Mail...
In Our Stop Nadia and Felix develop romantic feelings for each other by carrying a sort of conversation, if not flirtation, in the Missed Connections ...more
This was a cute and humorous novel that resembles what can often be seen in a romantic comedy on screen. However, the premise surrounding the originating story makes it difficult for me to get behind this novel. I am all for unrealistic romance comedies and "meet cutes". But this plot line originates from this male main character overhearing the female main character (who's also coincidentally young and attractive) in a conversation and being interested in her from what she's saying. Fr ...more
What a lovely story! I didn’t really know what to expect going into this one. The cover and synopsis caught my attention on NetGalley and I was delightfully surprised when I was approved.
If you haven’t heard about this one, it’s about Nadia and Daniel. Nadia tries to catch the 7:30 train each morning. Sometimes she’s successful, sometimes not. She’s trying to get her life in order and organized. Daniel always catches the 7:30 train. He hasn’t slept that great since his dad’s unexpected ...more
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 ...more
There are so many near misses to make you groan aloud in frustration and will also push you to see it to the end. And the meeting at last . . . ah! it w ...more
This story follows always-unorganised Nadia and completely organised Daniel in ...more
Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams
Lighthearted, sweet, modern rom-com
Nadia and Daniel are both on the 7.30 train every morning, that is when Nadia doesn’t sleep in and is then running late for work. Nadia's intelligent, single and pretty but completely disorganised. She has a job in AI (Artificial Intelligence) and is trying to get her life into order.
Daniel has a crush on Nadia and he just can’t work up the courage to speak to her on the train so in the hope to connect, he leaves a message ...more
- they didn't meet until about 80% of the way through the book
- Daniel is the most white bread boring ass character I have ever read
- the guy Nadia dates that is included in maybe 4 chapters was more interesting & appealing than him
- Daniel was given virtually no character traits other than having a dad who died & having a shit roommate
- Nadia was given virtually no character traits other than being in an abusive relationship & having 2 friends
- situations are constantly written ...more
Our Stop has only 3.7 stars on Goodreads, which shocked me. I’m giving this book 5 stars. It’s cute, witty, and actually had some genuinely hilarious scenes. I literally laughed so hard at one part that tears streamed down my face (the part where Daniel is attempting to flirt with some stran ...more
Our Stop was a very quick and entertaining read and it made me laugh out loud many times. I really liked the humor in this book even though there were a few sentences that were supposed to be funny in here I could have done without. Jus ...more
This book was a snoozefest. Slow, long paragraphs and conversations that were kinda pointless, I ended up skimming this book to the point where I thought 'why am I even wasting my time reading this'. I mean, there was a bit about how he holds his mug but it's too hot so he switches to the handle with the other hand. Is this even necessary? There's just too much information in it that's not needed, just get on with the story.
Alas, I DNF'd this.
I'm not having a lot of luck with ARC's lately, ...more
I LOVE contemporary romance, but I almost DNF'd this one.
The book starts just fine, the characters are introduced and the premise is lovely. However, the author insists on going around in circles with the plot, the pacing is bizarrely slow, and in the end, when the hero and heroine finally meet and get a chance to be together, the book ends. No gratification at all...