Series: Love Lines #3
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi, Zachary Webber
March 24, 2022
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?
I have officially been addicted to Cara Bastone’s Love Lines series for a while now. I absolutely adored Call Me Maybe and Sweet Talk! I have re-listened to them SEVERAL TIMES!
The past couple of years have been hard, can I get an amen? So this past year, these have been my go-to audiobooks when I need something uplifting and easy to listen to. If you want something light, funny, good natured with a ton of heart.. Look no further. This series is the best mood-booster that I know of!
The only difference with SeatMate is the characters are with each other for most of the book. Where in Call Me Maybe and Sweet Talk the characters don’t know one another and are on the phone the whole time, only meeting each other face-to-face towards the end. I was worried that aspect might make the book suffer, but it truly did not. The story was still unique and captivating as Gwen and Sam took their bus trip from Boston to New York.
Gwen and Sam were super fun and loveable characters that Amanda Ronconi and Zachary Webber did an amazing job of bringing to life. I’m a huge fan of these narrators and the production on the audio just can not be outdone. Just incredible. There is also a full cast of other narrators for the side characters in the story which adds so much to the experience.
Seriously. If you need a story to help pick you up, go hit up audible ASAP for this one.