One Last Stop is every bit as "magical, sexy, and big-hearted" as it claims to be. The setting is delightful, the queer found family is heartwarming, and the romance is off the charts. The protagonists are lovely. August made me feel so seen as a world-weary young person, Jane made me believe in everything bigger than ourselves (family, community, time travel) and their romance reminded me to keep hoping, trusting, and loving in only the ways I can. Hope you love it as much as I did?? Recommended By Carlee B, Powells.com
If you haven’t read Casey McQuiston’s debut, Red, White, and Royal Blue, then stop what you’re doing and go read that book. It’s a beautiful, hilarious, sexy, coming-of-age romance and it’s easily one of my favorite reads of all time. But now Casey McQuiston has a new book coming out in June that is arguably EVEN BETTER than RW&RB. The love story of August — a 23-year-old cynic — and Jane — a ’70s punk who is stuck in modern day NYC — gives me butterflies. I hope you love it too! Recommended By McKenzie W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White, and Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks...
"Dreamy, other worldly, smart, swoony, thoughtful, hilarious - all in all, exactly what you'd expect from Casey McQuiston!" —Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal and Party for Two
For cynical 23-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could possibly change that. And there’s certainly no chance of her subway commute being anything more than a daily trudge through boredom and electrical failures.
But then, there’s this gorgeous girl on the train.
Jane. Dazzling, charming, mysterious, impossible Jane. Jane with her rough edges and swoopy hair and soft smile, showing up in a leather jacket to save August’s day when she needed it most. August’s subway crush becomes the best part of her day, but pretty soon, she discovers there’s one big problem: Jane doesn’t just look like an old school punk rocker. She’s literally displaced in time from the 1970s, and August is going to have to use everything she tried to leave in her own past to help her. Maybe it’s time to start believing in some things, after all.
Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop is a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible as August does everything in her power to save the girl lost in time.
“With all the fun and camp of a drag show (of which this novel features more than one) but grounded in the tenderness of first love, this time-slip rom-com is an absolute delight.” Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“A love story on all levels, one that marvels at the magic of human connection and is unabashedly romantic.” Booklist (Starred Review)
“This one's sexy, swoon-worthy, and just made for summer reading.” Good Housekeeping, The 25 Best Beach Reads to Add to Your Summer Reading List
“Electrifyingly fun and swoon-worthy….A heart-thawing ode to the impossible magic of New York.” oprahmag.com
“[A] a moving look at the strength of true love even when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles.” Kirkus
“This delightful love story is everything you need for a feel-good day of beach reading.” Elle
"A dazzling romance, filled with plenty of humor and heart." Time Magazine, "The 21 Most Anticipated Books of 2021"
About the Author
Casey McQuiston is the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White, and Royal Blue, as well as a pie enthusiast. She writes books about smart people with bad manners falling in love. Born and raised in southern Louisiana, she now lives in New York City with her poodle mix and personal assistant, Pepper.