Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Review: Thank You for Riding - Meg Maguire
A Strangers on a Train story
Stung ego or not, Caitlin’s relieved her fizzling relationship is over, even if she’s just been unceremoniously dumped between the copier and a dead ficus tree. At least she has an excuse to ditch the lousy office Christmas party in time to catch the last subway home…to her cat, and early-onset spinsterhood.
Instead of a lonely, chilly ride, she gets an unexpected holiday treat in the form of a nearly familiar face—a handsome stranger she encountered last week at the blood drive.
At the end of the line, neither can seem to let their chance meeting end—until their extended flirtation finds them facing the prospect of spending a frigid winter night locked in an unheated subway station. And they wonder if keeping each other warm is merely a delightful form of rebound therapy…or a memorable first of many more dates to come.
Warning: Contains dorky, harmless flirtation that heats up into some spicy, third-base action.
Strangers on a Train Series:
Ticket Home - Serena Bell
Big Boy - Ruthie Knox
Thank You for Riding - Meg Maguire
Back on Track - Donna Cummings
Tight Quarters - Samantha Hunter
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Caitlin has been crazy busy at work for the last couple of months, putting in 70 hour weeks that left her exhausted and with very little time or energy to socialise. She is looking forward to taking a break over the holidays and is hoping to reconnect with her boyfriend who she has hardly seen even though they work in the same office. It comes as quite a shock when he dumps her at the Christmas party but if she's honest she can't really find it in herself to be all that upset about losing him, she's more annoyed at the circumstances and that she didn't see it coming. Catching the train home alone she bumps into Mark, a guy that she's only seen from a distance before but someone that she hasn't been able to get out of her mind. When the two of them are stranded together in an empty train station they need to get close to stay warm but is the passion that flares between them going to burn out quickly or could it be the start of something more?
Thank You for Riding is one of the five stories in the Strangers on a Train series published by Samhain, each of the stories has been written by a different author (the authors involved in the collaboration are Ruthie Knox, Meg Maguire, Serena Bell, Donna Cummings & Samantha Hunter) and is currently available as an ebook but I believe there will be a print bind up containing the whole series published sometime next year. These stories can be read in any order, they are linked only by the common theme that each couple start out as strangers who meet each other on a train, so there is no cross over of characters or story lines.
This was my favourite story in the Strangers on a Train series, Caitlin and Mark are just so cute together and I loved the way they bantered with each other. They had an instant connection but it was done in a believable way, they fancied the pants of each other but they got on well too and although we only see them get a happy for now I could believe that they had a future together. In fact I'd love to revisit them further down the line and see how they're getting on! Thank You for Riding was laugh out loud funny, had great characters and just enough spice to raise my temperature and I can't recommend it highly enough. This is a perfect story for when you're looking for something light hearted and fun that can be read in about an hour.
Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review
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