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DreamSE22 reviewed Let's Meet On Platform 8 (Red Dress Ink) on
Helpful Score: 1
I could not get into this book and gave up around 50 pages or so. I thought it was too dull and not as "wickedly funny" as the cover promises. :) The plot also didn't intrigue me too much once I started reading.
Hated it. If I'd realized that the main thrust of this book was an adulterous affair, I wouldn't have bothered. I can put up with a lot in my chick-lit, but this one just turned my stomach. I didn't finish it; but I did read the last chapter to see how it ended.
This book really had me guessing until the end about how it would end. Carole Matthews is probably my favorite writer and even though this wasn't my favorite book of hers, it is still great. It is a lot more serious than she normally writes, but it is still a must read for chick-lit lovers!
Teri Carter is irritated when a man rushing to make his train knocks her down, but her annoyance turns to interest when Jamie Duncan insists on caring for her and seeing her home. Teri is smitten and Jamie certainly seems to return her affection, so why does he act so aloof and mysterious all of the time? Teri is heartbroken when she learns that Jamie is married, and Jamie is torn between his quickly cooling marriage to Pamela and the attraction he feels for Teri. There aren't any simple solutions here, and Matthews explores the common theme of marital unfaithfulness from every angle: the sympathetic Teri and Jamie; Jamie's wife, Pamela, struggling to hang on to her husband and raise their children; Teri's friend Clare, whose own husband was unfaithful; Jamie's happy-go-lucky friend, Charlie, who is much wiser than he seems.
"Teri had dated more men than she'd had low-calorie, low-fat dinners and still hadn't found Mr. Right. She'd been through all of the other Mr. Men though, in a short history of painful relationships--Mr Lazy, Mr. Greedy, Mr. Completely Selfish, Mr. Looking For Mother Substitute and Mr. Downright Pervert--but, as yet, no Mr. Right.
That is, of course, until she is literally knocked off her feet by Jamie Duncan as they rush to catch their train home from Euston Station: the 18:07 from platform 8. Soon love blossoms and commuting takes on a whole new meaning. But one thing that can't be ignored is that, as well as being Mr. Right, Jamie is also Mr. Married..."