Friday, 23 June 2017

REVIEW: Love in Transit

Love In Transit: One Blurb: Six Different Stories by Jana Aston, Ainsley Booth, Kitty French, BJ Harvey, Raine Miller, Liv Morris

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.

Julie's Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What a great idea, and I loved how different each story was. One of my first thoughts was that I hope there weren't any duplicated story lines, and NOPE! They all did a fantastic job. You can read them all after each other as a giant book, and get something very different with each one, or you can read one story when you have a couple hours to fill. This would make it last longer!

Loving the blurb... girl in wedding dress on platform, having slipped on a sock, and finds out the coffee shop had health violations!

Getting 6 fabulous, unique, individual sexy stories has been an incredible journey.

Times Square - Jana Aston

Good fun, with a sexy hot couple to boot!

I really enjoyed the banter between Max and Lauren and, whilst we only got a couple 'extra' characters, they really enhanced the story.

I liked that Max was ultra confident, and knew what he wanted, he was really sweet from the first time we met him.

Poor Lauren, having to traipse around NYC in a wedding frock, but I suppose no one really took that much notice, as NYC is such a lovely vibrant, anything goes city. What a great location for Max and Lauren to fall in love. Makes me want to go visit, again.

Great outline for a story, and really loved what Jana did with this.

St George Station - Ainsley Booth

I think this might be a first-time read by Ainsley for me, and definitely someone who I will revisit again.

Awww, Toby and Cara. She is his best friend's sister, but they have forged their own friendship, as they have had a couple of adventures already.

I liked how they were best friends first, although he was ready to help her with whatever harebrained idea she was having; ready to help at a moment's notice when she got into trouble - his pet name for her was very apt.

Ben was right to think there might be something going on, even though he was a tad early with that thought.

Ainsley did a fab job, weaving the path of true love out of the hidden thoughts and secrets of a great couple.

Nana was a bit mean to demand that Cara get married, but what a great job for Toby and Cara to pull off, and what starts as a fake marriage soon becomes something so different. I was gripped throughout this story.

The Hammersmith and City Line - Kitty/Kat French

Oh my word! I absolutely loved Connie and Ryan - they were hilarious.

What a fun idea - the game show to win the wedding of the bride's dreams.

I loved how Connie and Ryan restrained from acting on the lust that was all over the cabin - NOT! Haha! Seriously hot scenes, maybe the thought of it being captured on film!

I thought Rena was a hoot but totally useless at giving Connie the clues, and then Brad - he too was not that great at helping Ryan much either.

They all did seem good friends, so much more fun with the competition being boys v girls!

OOH and that scumbag! Totally got what was coming to him - douche nugget!

The Loop - B J Harvey

I really enjoyed Sez and Cam - would I have listened to a 16-year-old ex? Probably not! However, they did have a connection.

Was her plan to marry her bestest gay friend, Wyatt, a good one? In theory, yes, but in reality no! There were way too many coincidences happening.

So loving the dodgy coffee shop, the slippery socks, and wedding frock premise!

I loved that whilst Cam was not going to give in, Sez was adamant that her plan was going to work out and very admirable that she was willing to go through with her plans to help her family.

Cam really was going after his lost love, the one who he let get way, and I loved how he got Wyatt to assist him.

They were a made-for-each-other couple that had work to do, but I think things might just go the right way for them both.

Capitol South - Raine Miller

Loving the anthology and one more to go!

Grayson and Reese - I really enjoyed meeting these two. There was more than just romance here - there was Reese recently heartbroken and trying to move on, whilst maintaining a dignified life for herself after the fiance dumps her.

Then there is Grayson, who is struggling to tell the girl he loves that he does in fact love her, even though their grandparents had already decided on their fate some years prior. Grayson knew all about the pact, but struggled with telling Reese.

They had feelings for each other, but Reese had a hard time coming to terms over her feelings for Grayson. He was like a bull in a china shop, rushing in with trying to win her over, instead of actually showing her how he felt. He did step up when she was poorly with asthma, which showed his true feelings, but she was still not ready for the truth, which did hurt, but she also saw the true meaning behind his words. Then when her future changes, she has an epiphany and accepts that she does love him back.

A gripping tale with love finally winning out. Great story.

Wall Street Station - Liv Morris

Shame, I have really loved these 6 stories, all so very different.

Seraphim and Seth have been a breath of fresh air, meeting on a beach waiting for the fireworks, then 'meeting' again and being formerly introduced. They both hid their thoughts and feelings so well.

Then events changes everything for Sera, but the once very shy 18-year-old had turned into the most selfless 21-year-old. Having to put her dreams aside to help her mum.

Seth, the attorney employed to look after her, takes his role very seriously and is true to his word.

He's been assisting her since she lost her father, and when he sees her doing a job that he knows she is not happy with, he does what he set out to do and help her.

They had a connection when she was 18, and the years have not dumbed it down either. Their connection sizzled off the charts.

I was a big cheerleader for them. Great story and happy with how it turned out for them both.

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