Seatmate (Love Lines #3) by Cara Bastone – Audiobook

Listening Length: 5 hours and 10 minutes

Plot Summary

I have exactly 5 hours and 10 minutes to get from Boston to New York City or the professional opportunity of a lifetime disappears. My only travel option? The second to last seat on a discount bus. Across from the bathroom. Wearing last night’s clothes (don’t ask). All worth it if I can make it in time.

My nerves almost get the best of me, but then there he is, sitting down in the seat next to me. Tall. Friendly smile. Bright indigo streak in his brown hair. The perfect distraction. Turns out he’s on his way to reconnect with an old flame. The one who got away. We can both make it on time – just barely – if the traffic keeps flowing.

Playing road-trip games, avoiding calls from his mother, and effortless conversation keeps us from clockwatching…until the bus breaks down. And my seatmate turns into my copilot as we wrangle a ride in a car three decades old. And hit all the traffic. And oh, Lord, the detours. And somehow I end up careening cross-town on the handlebars of a Citi Bike carrying a box of kittens. (Yeah, don’t ask.)

He’s my hero every step of the way…and I might be falling for him. But what happens when we reach our final destination? Could my seatmate really be my soul mate?

My Review

These series are so irresistible, so wonderfully written and narrated, it seems I’m actually eavesdropping on the characters’ conversation. I know they also exist on ebooks but, trust me, try the audio.

In this story we have Gwen, who runs a blog about photography, sitting on a bus to rush to this interview. She must get there first than her nemesis, otherwise she loses a great opportunity. And now enters Sam, a sweet and cute man, that visits his mother once a month since her hard breakup. There are no seats left on the bus besides the one beside the bathroom, and it’s right next to Gwen.

Immediately they fell into conversation, talking about many aspects of their life. 

When the bus tire goes flat, Sam calls in a favour from a friend and drives Gwen to her interview. Along the way they encounter some challenges (like a box of kittens) and their interest in one another spikes. But Gwen and Sam lead very different lives, which leads to Gwen questioning whether or not she should continue this “thing” with Sam.

So far, none of the sequels even compares to the first book, Call Me Maybe, but all put a smile on my face and I don’t stop until I listen to the whole thing (which let me tell you, does wonders for my house cleaning chores. I even come up with stuff to do just to keep myself occupied while listening to these series!)

Every romance fan should listen to this, even if they don’t usually go for audiobooks. Just give this a try, I’m sure you’ll really enjoy it.

Highlight Moments

– Sam’s phone calls with his mother

– Sam telling Gwen about the favour his friend mentioned

– The bike ride

– Sam distracting Gwen’s nemesis

PLOT: ★★★★
COVER: ★★★★

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