One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
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.
I’m a bit late on this arc, but I’m so glad I decided to read it this week. I’m a hopeless romantic. I admit it. And this book made me cry multiple times. Not full on sob like a few books have done, but I still cried. One time it was sad tears, but the rest were happy tears.
I fell in love with these characters. It took me a bit longer for Jane and August. But I got there. Can I say that I love Myla so much? I would love a book about Myla and Niko as a focus. Wes was great and I loved the pancake place. The drag show parties were my favorite and I definitely laughed out loud more than once. One big thing I related to was August finally feeling at home somewhere. I’ve felt like I was at home somewhere, but it’s not where I live. So I get that feeling. The found family vibe was perfect and I adored the relationships. I don’t want to get into too many details so that you can slowly fall in love with these characters, too. There was a lot of diversity that felt natural. I loved Jane telling August about things from the 70’s and it was fun to read about Jane learning about things in 2020. There was just so much to love about this book. At first, I thought it would just be a four star read. But I found myself pulled into the story and even though it was sort of sci fi, it also felt real.
I gave this book 5 stars. Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for my earc.
Have you read this yet? Is it on your TBR?