Published by Macmillan Audio on June 1, 2021
Genres: Fiction, Lesbian, LGBTQ+, New Adult, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Length: 12 hours 10 minutes
Format: ARC, Audiobook
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks...
For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures.
But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train.
Jane. Dazzling, charming, mysterious, impossible Jane. Jane with her rough edges and swoopy hair and soft smile, showing up in a leather jacket to save August’s day when she needed it most. August’s subway crush becomes the best part of her day, but pretty soon, she discovers there’s one big problem: Jane doesn’t just look like an old school punk rocker. She’s literally displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help her. Maybe it’s time to start believing in some things, after all.
Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.
Oh, this book was fun! I loved Red, White & Royal Blue and knew that I just had to read Casey McQuiston’s new book. I went into this book rather blindly and am so glad that I did because it was a wonderful surprise. I had such a good time listening to this audiobook that I found excuses to keep my headphones on just a little bit longer until I had reached the end.
August has just moved to New York. She has a new job at a diner and a new place to live with a fantastic group of roommates. When she meets a gorgeous stranger on the subway, she knows that she has met someone special. Jane and August seem to click from the very start but they cannot figure out how to make things work since Jane is kind of stuck on the train.
The characters in this book were phenomenal. I fell in love with August and her roommates, along with the other people in their social circle. This group of people were so supportive of each other that I was a joy to just to spend a little bit of time with them. I loved the way that they all rallied around each other and worked together to solve the problems that they faced. I liked Jane but she didn’t get quite as much page time as I would have expected but that made sense since she was stuck on the train. I feel like the romance really started progressing in the second half of the book and then Jane plays a bigger role. I did think that August and Jane made a great pair and I loved the chemistry between them.
Natalie Naudus did a fantastic job with the narrations of this story. I thought that she did a great job with all of the character voices and she added a lot of emotion and excitement to the story. She was able to bring this story to life through her narration and I believe that her narration added to my overall enjoyment of the story.
I would recommend this book to others. I thought that this was a wonderful story filled with characters that I couldn’t help but love and a romance that pulled at my heartstrings. I will definitely plan to read more of Casey McQuiston’s work in the future.
I received a review copy of this audiobook from Macmillan Audio and a digital review copy from St. Martin’s Press.