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.
August Landry has come to New York to either lose herself or find herself. She hasn’t decided which one yet. She only knows that the city somehow makes her feel less alone.
Thanks to her brash and lovable new roommates, she quickly lands a job at Pancake Billy’s so she can avoid becoming the poster child for starving students everywhere. She’s even getting the hang of the NYC subway system.
On her first day of class, everything that can go wrong does so in spades. She’s injured, tired and drowning in spilled coffee The last place that she expects someone to show her compassion is on the Q. But a girl names Jane gives her a scarf and a smile that upends her entire universe.
Every day that she finds out more about her Subway Girl, the more mysterious she becomes. August discovers that the universe is far more vast that she ever thought – and that love can truly hold it all together.
She picked New York because she thought it would be every bit as cynical as her, just as comfortable killing time. She thought, honestly, she’d finally land somewhere that felt like her.
I began this book thinking that there was little chance of Casey McQuiston topping her amazing 2019 debut – Red, White & Royal Blue. Oh how fabulously wrong I was!
With One Last Stop, she strikes that rare balance of heartbreaking and hopeful with real precision. It’s a story that you just don’t read, you immerse yourself in it. From the unconditional warmth and acceptance of August’s newfound friends to the soul shattering longing and love that she shares with Jane – the words become feelings. And this book feels a lot like finally coming home…
For August and Jane ~
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