Pages/File Size: 160pages
Formats Available: Paperback, E-book
Release Date: 1st October 2013
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A hot, new contemporary romance novella from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia London. In a twist on Planes, Trains and Automobiles, two strangers--Kate's en route to be a bridesmaid, Joe's en route to a life-altering job interview--battle a storm, a transportation strike, and each other in a cross-country race to make it to the wedding on time.
So the cover I'd say represents the book well. It has a "romantic" feel to it which fits the novella well. The main characters of Joe and Kate are featured on the cover.
So would I pick up the book on the strength of the cover? I'd take a look at it, though it probably wouldn't be the first or only book I checked out.
So we start off with Kate and the huge pouffy bridesmaid dress her best friend wants her to wear at her wedding. Kate and her luggage and the huge dress have to get on a plane to the other side of the country for the wedding. There is no way that Kate can miss her best friends big day, even if she would really rather not want to wear the dress that had been chosen for her. Sure this all sounds fairly straight forward until the storm happens and then there's the transportation staff strike too. How will Kate ever make it to the wedding on time?
Also trying to make a journey is Joe. He absolutely has to get across country to get to his very important, life changing job interview.
So both Kate and Joe are in competition for the flights that are still available, then when they are cancelled, they both want the last hire car, but Joe manages to snag it. Then in an "attack of guilt" he offers Kate a lift.
So the two strangers pool resources in their attempts to get to their destination. They begin their journey as stranger and along the way become friends and . . . end up . . . much closer than either of them would have suspected at the beginning of their separate journeys.
The novella has love and friendship as well as humour, I loved the descriptions of the dress, how it started out pristine and extremely pouffy and peach and by the time it's worn it's creased, flattened and one side and stained at the hem! Kate wears it as her best friend chose it, but actually thinks the dress is hideous.
There's also the inevitable wedding jitters from Kate's friend, which makes for some funny telephone conversations between the two characters.
So did I enjoy the book? Yes it worked as a novella, ideal read for a journey! Would I recommend this novella? Yes, it's not too involved, it's quite a light fun romantic read.
Would I read other books by this Author? Possibly yes.