Review: Love in Transit – Jana Aston et al

Posted 17 September, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 20 Comments

Review: Love in Transit – Jana Aston et alLove in Transit on 1 June 2017
Pages: 430
4 Stars

Find out what happens when you give six authors the SAME blurb and they write their OWN story.
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 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.

There are six quite long novellas included in Love in Transit, and apart from the same blurb, the stories are very different.

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I really enjoyed most of the stories, and I found it funny that they were so different – it is really proof that a summary doesn’t really mean much. Love in Transit is not only six different stories, they are also written by six different authors.

I found the stories to be enticing, with good character development and some of them were also very funny. I have to admit that Time Square by Jana Aston was my favorite. She has a way to blend romance and comedy to perfection, and I laughed out loud more than once.

Seeing how the different authors came up with a unique take on the summary was as much fun as reading each novella, and some of the stories were extremely hot.

This anthology is no longer for sale, but it is possible to buy the individual stories now, and if you’re a fan of romance, with different twists in each story, Love in Transit should make it to your shelves, even if you have to go about it differently now.

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It’s the only city in the world where you can buy a cupcake from a vending machine, get Pad Thai delivered at three AM and do your laundry in a twenty-four-hour laundromat with organic detergent and free wifi.

I’m sort of curious about the sex offer. Like I wonder what he wanted and how much he was willing to pay. Not that I would have! Of course not. But it’d be nice to know how much I could fetch in a jam. Just saying.

My book club meets at this really cool hybrid shop on Seventh. Thy sell wine and books – a Manhattan bookworm’s dream. There’s an area towards the back reserved for book club meetings. 

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20 responses to “Review: Love in Transit – Jana Aston et al

  1. Oh my, this sounds so unique. I love the concept of different authors creating different stories from the same blurb. Too bad the full anthology isn’t available anymore but at least the individual stories are so that’s something. 🙂

  2. I’m only familiar wit RMiller in the lineup so this is a cool sampler so to speak. I also didn’t know that some anthologies are limited edition, that’s a great marketing plot IMO.

  3. Like Stephanie, I love the concept behind this as well, too bad the anthology is not available anymore! 🙁 Will still have to check the stories, though, perhaps I should get them altogether so I can read them one after another to re-create the anthology atmosphere 🙂

  4. I’ve never read an anthology before. This makes me curious. Ahh too bad we can’t buy them all in a package. Anyway, thank you for putting this on my radar. Awesome review! ?❤️??

  5. I’ve found that anthologies can go either way. I’ve had some that I loved and found new authors. I’ve had others that were just okay and I really only liked the stories of the authors I already knew. Great review.

  6. I don’t think I’ll be reading this one just because you can’t get it as an anthology anymore, but it’s pretty cool that they all had the same synopsis and all the stories came out so differently!

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