Genre: Romantic fiction, romantic suspense
What if you gave six authors the same blurb? Would the stories look anything the same? Or would they be as different as the authors writing them?
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.
A brilliant idea, overall very well executed, this is a great set of romantic longish short stories/ short novellas. The variety of writing, heroines, heroes and stories makes for a lovely collection.
One blurb, about a bride having a very bad start to her day, is used by 6 authors in this collection to write their stories. The result is a set of very different stories.
Transit Ticket: Cute and sweet, this tale of new beginnings and finding love, with a touch of serendipity thrown in.
St George Station: A lovely tale of finally falling in love with someone you’ve known forever, this is a sweet and swoon-worthy read.
The Hammersmith & City Line: My favourite in the collection, this romantic suspense story had me scrambling for the author’s other books.
The Loop: Expectations weighing heavily on the heroine, necessity, and a hero that steps in to save the day, this is romance as you expect it, done well.
Capitol South: More on family expectations and a heroine feeling they have no choice being offered exactly that by the frustrating but ultimately sweet hero – a lovely read.
Wall Street Station: Unfortunately with collections, there’s almost always one that lets the side down, and this was it. Unless you’re into dark stories about virgin strippers being saved in the most unlikely of ways by a completely unbelievable billionaire hero.
Overall, this collection was a brilliant idea, well-executed. Recommended.