I had another bad day earlier this week when I couldn’t concentrate to read but I needed something to cheer me up and then I remembered that I had a new Meet Cute story on my Kindle and I knew this would be the perfect time to read it. This series has never failed to put a smile on my face so I had high hopes that this would at least give me a distraction and might brighten my day a little. It actually brightened my day quite a lot because I loved this story so much!
This story is told over several days, and I loved how we got little snippets of Lucy’s bus journey over the course of this particular week. Each day we get a snippet of Lucy being on the same bus that she gets every day, and we see her watching the gorgeous boy who also get this bus every day. She is desperate to find out more about him as she doesn’t even know his name but she can’t seem to pluck up the courage to speak to him.
I adored this story from the very first paragraph. I could feel the chemistry that was building for Lucy over this boy as she daydreams about him each day. It reminded me of being back at school when you have a crush on a boy and would so badly want to speak to him but you just can’t, and on the days when he didn’t turn up at school it felt like the end of the world. I felt like I was right there with Lucy, I could feel her heart sink on the day he didn’t get on the bus and could feel how her heart would leap into her mouth on the days when he did. Katey has captured these emotions so well and gave it an intensity that I could feel it emanating from the page, I was willing Lucy on to speak to this boy.
This story properly left me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, I completely fell in love with it and have to say that I think it has become my joint favourite of this series along with The Boy at the Beach. I’ve loved all the stories in the Meet Cute series but these two are my favourites because I could so identify with them, and the stories build so perfectly!
I rated this story five out of five and can’t recommend it highly enough. This story will not fail to make you feel better, it’s like a giant hug in story form it will put a great big grin on your face. Go download The Boy on the Bus right now, I promise you won’t regret it!
I have previously reviewed four others of the make use stories on my blog you can find them on the following links:
5 thoughts on “Review: The Boy on the Bus by Katey Lovell”
I really need to try this author. Great review!
Thank you. The Meet Cute short stories are fab little pick-me-ups, I recommend them all.
Off to download right now 🙂
So glad you found a book to put a smile on your face – sounds lovely!
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