Our Stop - Laura Jane Williams

Our Stop

By Laura Jane Williams

  • Release Date: 2019-06-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
4
From 634 Ratings

Description

‘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 If I Never Met You.

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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.

Reviews

  • A story stuck in the ‘London Bubble’

    1
    By EvH44
    Loved the idea of this book but found it long winded, predicable and pretentious. All the loose ends are hastily tied up in about five minutes, which was actually handy as I only scan read the majority of this to get through it quicker. Don’t know if anyone actually lives in the capital like the characters do but found myself disliking all the characters more as I read on. Do yourself a favour, save a quid and re-read Bridget Jones. Disappointed.
  • Easy to read, great book

    5
    By Megan Priory
    Bit slow starting and in some cases predictable but overall a great book with a lovely plot, an easy read for holiday!
  • Amazing read

    5
    By hmb01
    Great book to read! Easy to follow and it kept my interest throughout which I usually struggle with. Would make an amazing film!! Great read!
  • Brilliant

    5
    By Leofay65
    Definitely worth a read, great characters & kept me intrigued:-)
  • Easy Rom Com Read

    4
    By AriellaRappy
    This book is crying out to be made into a Rom Com film. Easy fun read.
  • Wish i had missed this Stop

    1
    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

    4
    By Hebegbx
    Great love story, light hearted, great read
  • Three stars

    3
    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

    1
    By Alexbzinga
    Just boring and repetitive. Didn’t finish it.
  • Rom com MUST read!

    5
    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 😍