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One Last Stop Book Review

When we get on to the train or the bus to get to wherever we are going to, we don’t expect to find love. But sometimes, it finds us when we least expect it.

Casey McQuiston‘s new book, One Last Stop, was published in June. New Orleans native August has just moved to New York City to be alone. She rents a room in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush and lives with a motley crew of roommates. When August is not home, can either be found working at a local pancake restaurant or attending classes at Brooklyn College.

Her life changes when she meets 1970’s rocker chick Jane on the train. What starts a crush turns into something more. The problem is that Jane cannot leave the subway car. She has been stuck on the subway since the 1970’s. The only way to free Jane is for August to open up and not be afraid of looking back at her past.

To say that I was disappointed in this book is an understatement. I loved her first book. By themselves, the individual elements of this novel are fine. I loved the chemistry between August and Jane. The author perfectly captures the kinetic and sometimes less than glamorous reality that comes with living in NYC. The supernatural twist adds another level that is sometimes missing in the modern romance genre, regardless of the gender and/or sexuality of the lead characters.

The problem is that it is hard to read. It drags on to the point where I nearly put it down several times without finishing it. I did eventually get to the end, but not without feeling like I had pushed on a ten pound weight off my shoulders.

Do I recommend it? Not really.

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Second Snowstorm in NYC in a Week. Is it Spring Yet?

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My Own Backyard

In the day to day, that is life, I think we sometimes forget what we have.

Living in New York City, it’s easy to forget the wonders this city still offers, even to it’s natives.

Today, I had the opportunity to walk through Central Park.

Central Park 1

This was taken from the top of Belvedere Castle. The view was amazing.

 

Central Park 2

If I didn’t know that I was in the middle of Central Park, I might think that I was on an aristocratic estate in England.

Central Park 3

In the middle of the busiest and one of the most crowded cities in the world, this waterfall exists.

I love this town.

 

 

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