Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams

Recently, I visited London for the first time, and while I was flying there, I wanted to read a book set in the city to set the mood. I stumbled onto Our Stop which really fit the bill – it’s a love story set in the city’s infamous tube system. Sadly, it was a book that was only redeemed from its inchworm pace by a few redeeming moments and sparks of chemistry.

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.

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