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.
Have you seen You’ve Got Mail? Well, Our Stop is this generations version! While I love You’ve Got Mail I found Our Stop didn’t hit my favourites shelf. I really enjoy novels where 2 people keep missing each other and then they finally meet! It’s one of my favourite rom com recipes. Last year I read One Day In December which was of the same variety and I loved it. There were a few things about Our Stop that made me eye twitch.
The female POV was so frazzled and constantly frustrated me with the typical “milennial” tropes. The amount of references this author jam packed was exhausting. From social media to diet trends to dating apps to coffee runs to Brexit to every mention of politically correct versions of everything.. I felt like I was being buried under her words.
Especially because the writing was off kilter to me as well. It was so hard to read when The Author Liked to capitalized Every Other Sentence. I mean…I understand the need for emphasis but it was distracting and annoying and created a whiny voice for the female lead.
And now can we talk about the male POV. TALK ABOUT WHINY AND WEAK. He was just… mushy. I don’t know this might be a personal preference thing but if I read one more time how “in love” with Nadia he was before he spoke to her I may have drowned the book. Can we also talk about the fact that he STALKS her. And watches her. Everyday.That’s bizzare and creepy and I was not feeling his motivations or thought process at all.
One more thing to get off my chest. At the beginning of the book one of Nadia’s friends asks her if she’d find it weird if he said hello to her on the subway transit and Nadia says she’d label him as a creep. WHAT?! What is wrong with this society. Someone saying hello to you is considered creepy? This is what phones have done to the world. I say hello to people all the time. Honestly..
I really feel as if I’m ranting now. I just didn’t jive with Our Stop. Maybe you will. Let’s fight it out verbally below.