Our Stop - Laura Jane Williams

Our Stop

By Laura Jane Williams

  • Release Date: 2019-06-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 514 Ratings


‘Joyful, romantic and life-affirming.’ Red Magazine

‘It had me totally gripped.’ Beth O’Leary, author of The Flatshare

‘A love story that is guaranteed to make you smile.’ Closer

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 #1 ebook bestseller, this wonderful will-they-won’t-they romance is perfect
for those who loved Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare and Mhairi McFarlane’s Don’t You Forget About Me.


What readers are saying about Our Stop…

‘What a gorgeous, quirky and heart-warming story. It’s a Sliding Doors for our modern generation and I greedily devoured every page.’

‘Honest, refreshing, brave, progressive, insightful, warm, uplifting and, above all, inspirational. A book that has genuinely had a positive impact on my life. A must-read!’

‘This book delivered in bucket loads – and then some! It is funny, thoughtful, witty, charming and respectful, and was a thoroughly entertaining read that I would really love to see adapted into a film someday!’

‘This is not your stereotypical boy-meets-girl chick lit … This is an innovative, modern day Sliding Doors style chick lit where you follow the #OurStop journey with Daniel and Nadia.’

‘This book is an ode to You've Got Mail!! It was funny, romantic, simple, yet filled with so much emotion.’

About the author

Laura Jane Williams is a writer whose work has appeared everywhere from the Guardian to Buzzfeed, Stylist, Closer, the Metro and the Telegraph. She is Grazia’s former dating columnist, and the author of two previous works of non-fiction: Ice Cream for Breakfast and Becoming. Our Stop is her first novel.


  • Wish i had missed this Stop

    By Girl at no5
    Having read The Note, which I loved (and which is also about finding love on your commute but based on a true story), I was really looking forward to reading Our Stop. And I really wanted to like it. However, I have never been more disappointed in such a hyped-up book, and I struggled to finish it. The author is trying too hard to be WOKE, she touches too lightly upon too many important issues and the whole book jars and feels badly and hurriedly written. It feels like an exercise in box ticking of how many issues she can cram in (feminism, abuse, grief, women in science, being gay, Brexit, private members clubs, film scenes, online dating, the list goes on). I didn’t warm to any of the characters, they just don’t seem authentic, real nor that likable. A man who watches love island - sorry, the Lust Villa - just to learn about relationships and how to treat women??? Nadia works at a world-wide delivery place called RAINFOREST??? Come on. It feels rushed and almost written on order. I couldn’t read Our Stop without thinking it was just a bad imitation of The Note, with so many similarities, only in this book the scenes seemed forced and shoe-horned in, and the writing is disjointed, repetitive and even confusing at times. Really wish I hadn’t spent the time nor the money on this one, but rather missed the stop all together.
  • Heart warming

    By Hebegbx
    Great love story, light hearted, great read
  • Three stars

    By Krustyloaf
    Pleasant enough. I enjoyed the characters and the build up to the romance a lot. I think it’s trying too hard to be “woke” though and felt a little forced. Had I been on a sun lounger in marbs, sipping a cocktail, this would have been a great holiday read.
  • Boring and repetitive

    By Alexbzinga
    Just boring and repetitive. Didn’t finish it.
  • Rom com MUST read!

    By Hol_042
    I absolutely LOVED this book! The characters, the story line, the suspense and the narrative. Couldn't put it down! An absolute must read for the modern day romantics out there 😍
  • Suspense

    By MrsNG14
    What a read!! I couldn’t stop. The suspense was great..
  • Bloodly loved it

    By Zoe CW
    It’s such a page turner. You just have to know how the road pans out. Just a good pool/ beach read too. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Our Stop

    By claire jh
    Loved this book! So funny and the characters were fantastic, I couldn’t put it down! Looking forward to more from Laura Jane Williams.
  • Loved it

    By jcsrr
    Read the whole book in a matter of days!! I couldn’t put it down
  • Disappointingly predictable

    By Sofip123
    This book is an interesting take on modern dating but the characters felt very superficial and the plot was entirely predictable. Too many cliches and overly perfect situations. Overall I was bored and glad for the story to end.