Love In Transit: One Blurb: Six Different Stories

Confession time: I have 20+ anthologies in my library. Would you like to know how many I’ve read from cover to cover? Exactly one—Love in Transit by Jana Aston, Ainsley Booth, Kitty French, BJ Harvey, Raine Miller and Liv Morris. Why this one above all the others? I’m glad you asked. 😉 Love in Transit is the brainchild of Jana Aston, the author of some of my favorite books {Wrong, Right, Fling & Trust—she’s an automatic one-click author for me in the non-KU realm}. She wanted to see what would happen if different authors each wrote a story based on the same blurb. Hence, Love in Transit was born.

The blurb?

“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 51iyU59756Lnightstand. 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.”

As a reader, I often buy anthologies featuring authors I love and read their stories—and maybe a few others. But here, I had to know how each author was going to approach the blurb. So I settled in to read it in its entirety and finished the last story with a huge smile on my face.

I’d heard of most of the six authors in Love in Transit, but I’d only read Jana previously. Her story, Times Square, starts us off and it was quintessential Jana—off-the-cuff funny, full of random inner dialogue one can always relate to, sweet and sexy. I absolutely adored Lauren + Max and would love to discover more of their world in the future.

Next up was Ainsley Booth. St. George Station was my first read of hers, but it will most definitely not be my last. I loved this story, based in Toronto, of Toby + Cara and how their friendship grew. The low-angst and high-connection felt authentic to me—even though these two were traversing the “best friend’s little sister” obstacle. It was sweet, sexy and funny—a combo that gets me every time. A note at the end of the story tells us Ben, Cara’s brother and Toby’s best friend, is up next with his own story. Can’t wait!

As I finished the next story, The Hammersmith & City Line by Kitty French, all I kept thinking was that each one was so damn unique and Kitty’s? Never in a million years what I would have expected her take on it—and I absolutely FLOVED it! Seriously, where do they come up with these ideas?!? Consider her another new-to-me author that I’ll be checking out more of!

BJ Harvey was up next. Being a Chicago girl and this being the only story based in Chicago, I was excited to see if the city played a role. I would have loved to experience more of my hometown, but it was a cute read overall.

Next up was Capital South by Raine Miller and just like that, I fell in love all over again—hard. I absolutely adored Raine’s take on the blurb. I especially appreciated how she peppered the happenings in the blurb throughout the story so they became little milestone markers versus experiencing them all at once. And Pink + Gray? Ah, swoon. They were perfection.

And then I finally came to the end. The final story in the anthology is Wall Street Station by Liv Morris. An author I had not read, but who had been at the top of my TBR list for some time. I only wish I’d read her sooner. Seth + Seraphina are a beautiful couple. There’s angst, but things outside of their control, never between them. Both strong, but gentle souls whom it’s obvious are meant to be together. I would happily sit down to a full novel between these two and per Liv’s note at the end, it sounds like I’ll have the opportunity to do so. *sigh*

I simply can’t say enough good things about this anthology—the premise, the execution…everything. I bought it before it went KU and I wouldn’t hesitate to do so again. I’m just thrilled it’s now a part of the KU catalogue so I could review it here on the blog—and, of course, so you all can read it without risk. You’re gonna love it!

As of 6.5.17, Love In Transit is available on Kindle Unlimited.

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