Friday, 9 June 2017

Review ~ Love in Transit Anthology by Jana Aston, Ainsley Booth, Kitty French, BJ Harvey, Raine Miller & Liv Morris

Book Description:

Find out what happens when you give six authors the SAME blurb and they write their OWN story.

The blurb:

You know those people that have a house full of motivational slogans? Embrace Every Moment, stamped on their coffee mugs. Always Kiss Me Goodnight painted above their perfectly made beds.

I’m not one of those people.

This morning I overslept, then slipped on a stray sock and banged my toe into the nightstand. The elevator in my building broke and I had to run down six flights of stairs. And then my local coffee shop was closed. For health code violations.

What’s that? Not the end of the world? You want me to suck it up?

Did I mention I’m wearing a wedding dress… on the subway?

It’s a Good Day for a Hot Mess. 

Someone embroider that on a pillow.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars

This was such a novel concept and one that certainly had me chomping at the bit to see how one synopsis could be interpreted by six different authors. We have all drawn our own conclusions from a synopsis and more often than not, what you get is far from what you were expecting so I was intrigued and pleasantly surprised as to how different each novella was.

This is an ideal read for those wanting a filler between books, cute, romantic and sexy, fast paced and of course you can read one, many or all novellas at once. I found myself reading in one hit as I was intrigued and wanted the different stories fresh in my mind.

Time Square by Jana Aston

This was my first read by Jana Aston and I absolutely adored her writing style so this is one author that I will definitely have to investigate the back catalogue of. Max and Lauren meet in a coffee shop in New York and when their paths cross once again it seems fate is pulling them together. Throw in a book club meet and there is something for all us book nerds. Funny, romantic, sweet and swoony this was a great start to this anthology.

“Your smile changed my life”
“Your love changed mine.”

St. George Station by Ainsley Booth

Ainsley Booth delivered a brother’s best friend novella that was as cute as it was entertaining. I do love this trope and add to that fake escort/fiancĂ© and I was sold. Even though this was a novella all those feelings of the big brother finding out were ever present. While there was no huge fall out or anything I would have liked a little more of them as a couple, maybe an epilogue just so that us hopeless romantics can see that it in fact all worked out okay. This was a novella that was pure foreplay, it gets you going for sure.

“Don’t settle for anything less than a mate who will follow you to the ends of the earth.”

The Hammersmith & City Line by Kitty French

As an accountancy student, back in the day, this particular train line was the bane of my existence so the title already piqued my interest. Kitty French brought to us some reality TV, something that us Brits seem to love and take incredibly seriously. I laughed a lot during this read and while the plot went a little crazy it just added to the absurdity that often goes hand in hand with these kinds of shows. The prize for this was an all-expenses paid wedding of your dreams but when the best man of one team and the matron of honour for the other fall into lust…all bets are off. This was hilarious, sizzling and car crash reading that I could not tear my eyes away from. Kitty French’s imagination certainly ran wild!

“He’s flirting with you! Get in there, he’s fit as fuck! Find the rings first though!”

The Loop by BJ Harvey

BJ Harvey never fails to entertain me with her comedic genius and her hot, swoony and intense characters and even in a novella she certainly managed to pack a punch. BJ Harvey delivers a hot and steamy second chance romance with Sarah and Cameron, where pasts need to be forgotten and second chances awarded. As with any BJ Harvey read the heroine is full of sass and the hero is totally book boyfriend material. While I am still perplexed as to why it took Cameron so long to seek out his long-lost love, the journey was entertaining and of course the end result heart-warming.

“Because everything happens for a reason, and I’m someone who’s learned to embrace the moment.”

Wall Street Station by Liv Morris

Liv Morris delivered a kind of forbidden romance between a lawyer and his client. Age gap is present which I love but I hate to say I did find the circumstances a little creepy at times, even though Seth was adorable in his own way. Seraphina was a woman that had fallen on hard times going from extremely affluent to purely surviving. Making hard decisions to support herself and her mentally unstable mother she finds herself stripping while keeping her virtue intact. Seraphina loves Seth and Seth loves Seraphina…even though both know it is wrong…until it’s right.

“My fight is gone. I have nothing left to hide. Scooping me up into his arms, I lace my arms around his neck and bury my face against his navy suit. It smells just like him, and I cry some more. This beautiful, kind man knows I’m a whore.”

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