Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Strangers on the Train: Thank You for Riding by Meg Maguire

Title: Thank You for Riding
Author: Meg Maguire
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Strangers on a Train
Main Characters: Caitlin and Mark
Release Date: April 2013
Publisher: Samhain
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview: The last train of the night might just be the start of something good.

A Strangers on a Train Story

Stung ego or not, Caitlin’s relieved her fizzling relationship is over, even if she’s just been unceremoniously dumped between the copier and a dead ficus tree. At least she has an excuse to ditch the lousy office Christmas party in time to catch the last subway home…to her cat, and early-onset spinsterhood.

Instead of a lonely, chilly ride, she gets an unexpected holiday treat in the form of a nearly familiar face—a handsome stranger she encountered last week at the blood drive.

At the end of the line, neither can seem to let their chance meeting end—until their extended flirtation finds them facing the prospect of spending a frigid winter night locked in an unheated subway station. And they wonder if keeping each other warm is merely a delightful form of rebound therapy…or a memorable first of many more dates to come.

Warning: Contains dorky, harmless flirtation that heats up into some spicy, third-base action.

My Review:
You know, this is one of those books which features one of my favorite fantasies...getting locked in a strange place with a handsome stranger for the night and Meg Maguire wrote the story so perfectly. I really, really enjoyed this one!

Caitlin and Mark actually met over giving platelet donations, although they never even talked. But they did flirt, although Caitlin felt guilty about it since she had a boyfriend, but that was before the night of the company Christmas party when that same boyfriend dumped her. She thought she was looking gorgeous and perfect for seduction...she just didn't realize that seduction would include the cutie from the blood donation place.

I really liked the way that this story set up. It was just perfect and romantic, although it maintained that edge of realism...freezing cold platform. I liked the sarcasm about the first date that came from both characters. It kept the feel of the whole piece fun. Even though their "romance" only lasted for three and a half hours, I could totally believe that their relationship was going to a great place. I loved this one!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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