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What's a little lie between strangers?A Strangers on a Train StoryAllie Whittaker is in a dating slump, too busy getting her fledgling marketing company off the ground to have a personal life. All that could change, though, if she can get baseball superstar Matt Kearns on the cover of a charity calendar. Except Matt won't even talk to her.Matt is in a slump, worried his caWhat's a little lie between strangers?A Strangers on a Train StoryAllie Whittaker is in a dating slump, too busy getting her fledgling marketing company off the ground to have a personal life. All that could change, though, if she can get baseball superstar Matt Kearns on the cover of a charity calendar. Except Matt won't even talk to her.Matt is in a slump, worried his career might be over. A Napa Valley wine tour isn't enough to take his mind off his troubles--until sexy, funny Allie plops into the adjacent seat and tells him three things about herself. One of them, she says, is a lie.Matt can't resist playing along, and soon the afternoon getaway becomes an interlude with lies, truths, and desire flowing as fast as the wine. Then Allie lets slip one truth too many...and they both realize they're playing for keeps.Warning: A handsome hunk, a determined lady and a few glasses of wine. Throw in a little on-the-run action, and what more do you need to while away an afternoon?...

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Back on Track Reviews

  • Paula
    2019-02-08 23:38

    Allie Whittaker doesn’t have time to date while trying to get her marketing company off the ground. And the over-worked woman is in dire need of having a little bit of fun. At least, that’s what her good friend Sandra says when she takes her on a Napa Valley train tour.This tour includes copious amounts of wine and hot guys to flirt with.Matt Kearns, baseball superstar, is worried about his career and needed a little afternoon getaway to help forget his worries. And his worries disappeared immediately when a bold and beautiful woman walked up to him with an unusual pick up line - where they each tell two truths and one lie about themselves and they have to guess which one is the lie. From the moment he laid eyes on her, and heard her voice, he was game to play along with her. Back on Track is a cute, flirty, and sexy story. When Allie first sits down with Matt, there was an immediate spark between them. Matt knew there was something special about this lovely and spunky woman. She pushed all his buttons just right and he genuinely wanted to get to know her. And the attraction went both ways. Allie found herself immediately smitten with the super sexy baseball player and all his charm. They were drawn to each other like bees to honey. These two have some seriously hot chemistry. So, when the wine and conversation begins to flow, sexual tension rises, the game heats up, and the train windows and bathroom mirrors start to fog. But when the train rolls into the station, and confessions are made, will these two ever see each other again? This is the first time I’ve read anything by Donna Cummings and it will not be the last. She wrote a sweet and spicy story of love at first sight. It had just the right amount of playful banter and hot chemistry to put a big goofy smile on my face. What I want to know is… where do I board a wine train? That’s sounds like a delicious good time!Rating: B+Heat: Sweet-- A Romantic Book Affairs ReviewFind us on Twitter and Facebook too!

  • Liz F
    2019-02-04 02:31

    Reviewed for Sara at! :DReview copy courtesy of the publisher.Ok, there was so much about this book that I liked! And one giant thing I didn't like. So let me tell you what I didn't like so I can get it out of the way and start gushing about this one. Ok, it's a novella!! Grrr! I really don't like novellas and THIS book is the reason why: I WANT MORE!!! More of the characters! More of their story! More of this world! I can only hope that these authors who took part in this Strangers on a Train series get bored enough to continue on with the stories because I'd love to read them!Now, let's start with Allie. I LOVED HER!! She's so cute and sweet. She's in what her friend calls a 'dating slump'. Although I don't like the word "slump", I thought this was a very friendly way to say that she needs to get her butt out there and take a break from work all the time. And it's Allie's banter with her friend, Sandra, that started me off on the right foot with this one. It's so funny and occasionally sarcastic and they poke fun at each other and try to make the other one roll her eyes... I get such a kick out of reading interactions like this between sisters or friends. It must be because that's how I am with my friends and it's pretty cool to see it from the outside, ya know? Another thing I liked about Allie is that when she approaches this cute guy on the Wine Tour Train, she's really stepping out of her comfort zone. I would never have the guts to approach a guy and it was fun to watch Allie do it. But of course, Allie is unknowingly biting off a little bit more than she can chew when she approaches THIS guy...This guy is Matt Kearn. Yeah, THE Matt Kearn. You know, the superstar baseball player? (Just go with me here) When he sees this cute and sexy woman approach him, he knows she's just coming over to ask for an autograph and he's just not in the mood. He's about to go down to the Double A league so he can rehab his injured arm but what if he never gets to come back to play Major League Baseball? What will he do then? But his melancholy thoughts are waylaid by this sexy stranger who seemingly has no idea who he is! How refreshing! But when we first meet Matt, I thought he was kind of a dick. However, he DOES grow on you. It's like, the more he talks to Allie, the more he likes her and the more I like him. I have to admit that I thought it would be pretty difficult to empathize with a superstar. Like, "Oh poor amazingly hot, super talented, mega rich dude. Oh no, people love you and adore you and want to shake your hand or get an autograph. Oh life must be so tough for you..." NOT! Yeah, I'm one of those people who OCCASIONALLY thinks that celebrities are whining when they complain about photographers. Sure, taking a nudie photo at 1000 yards from behind a bush into someone's back yard is creepy and all kinds of wrong. But you wanna complain about someone snapping a photo when you go to Whole Foods? Get over yourself! Argh, sorry about the rant! Anyways, so I thought that Matt was not going to be a very sympathetic character but the more you know him, the more I could see his side of it. He's trying to enjoy this time with a new person and he's being interrupted constantly. So I say kudos to the author for making me give a crap about Matt's celebrity status! LOL!Overall, this was a great read. Yes, I wanted more (and I still do!) but what there was of the story was really entertaining. I loved all of the characters! And they were all pretty funny! My favorite books make me laugh as much as they make me cry or feel or anything. And this book has plenty of laughs! Now, it isn't super hot. At least, not in the way I'm used to. Matt and Allie have some hot, sexy kisses but that's about as far as it went (hence me wanting more!). As long as you're ok with that, I'd recommend this one for sure!

  • Sarah
    2019-01-22 21:22

    Allie has been working too hard at building her new marketing company to have much of a social life but if she can make a success of the charity calendar she is working on then her business will be secure. She just has one more name to sign up for the calendar but baseball star Matt Kearns won't even listen to her pitch. When her friend drags her out for a Napa Valley wine tour the last person she expects to bump into is Matt but now she's found him how can she resist the opportunity to make her pitch? Yet as she gets to know him she starts to realise why he doesn't want to draw more public attention to himself and as her attraction towards him grows she starts to regret the lies she told him when they first met. Is it possible to build a lasting relationship on such a rocky start?Back on Track is one of the five stories in the Strangers on a Train series published by Samhain, each of the stories has been written by a different author (the authors involved in the collaboration are Ruthie Knox, Meg Maguire, Serena Bell, Donna Cummings & Samantha Hunter) and is currently available as an ebook but I believe there will be a print bind up containing the whole series published sometime next year. These stories can be read in any order, they are linked only by the common theme that each couple start out as strangers who meet each other on a train, so there is no cross over of characters or story lines.This was such a fun novella to read and I was amused by Allie's approach to Matt - she tells him three things about herself and he has to guess which one of them is a lie. They both have so much fun making up half truths and lies to tell each other but they end up getting themselves into a real mess as they try to figure out what is fact and what is fiction. As this is a fairly short story (around 60 pages) you have to be prepared for their relationship to develop quite quickly but if you're looking for a story that you can read in less than an hour that includes some fun flirtation, great chemistry and a satisfying ending then I'm sure you won't be disappointed with Back on Track. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for more from Donna Cummings in the future.

  • Marlene
    2019-01-31 22:33

    Originally published at Reading RealityWhat do a dating slump and a pitching slump have in common? Allie Whitaker hasn't had a date in too long to think about, and Matt Kearns is coming off an injury and looking at the end of his professional baseball career. They shouldn't have much to talk about.The one thing that there is a LOT of on a Napa Valley wine tour, especially a train tour where none of the guests have to drive is, well, Napa Valley wine! Allie's friends dare her to chat up a stranger on the train.She's so nervous that instead of using the line about telling him "three things about herself, and one of them is a lie", she says she's telling him three lies. She lies by omission, she pretends not to recognize him.They spend a fantastic couple of hours, getting to know their fake selves, exploring the possibilities of being just two people who might be fooling around, or maybe two people who might have a future. It's the most fun either of them have had in much, much too long.Until a fan reveals the unavoidable truth, and Allie has to confess that she's known all along. Then Matt believes that she's just like everyone else in his life--out for what she can get from him. In Allie's case, a photo shoot for her charity calendar.How much misery will it take for Matt to realize that he was wrong?Escape Rating C+: This short story was cute, frothy and fun. Matt and Allie have terrific chemistry together from the very beginning, and I enjoyed their banter. A lot. Since they both knew from the beginning that they were playing a game, the story would have been better if they had skipped the misunderstandammit near the end.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-01-26 23:42

    Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews5 StarsI'm a huge baseball fan so the minute I started this book, I was pretty excited. A slumping pitcher headed for a rehab assignment and a small business woman are both dragged on a wine tasting train tour by well meaning friends. They meet purely by circumstance and are brought together by a game of "guess the truth" that leads to them both telling quite a few untruths. I found Back On Track to be completely entertaining, witty, and downright fun.I really enjoyed both of these characters immensely. Allie is bright, funny, and thoughtful. I like that once she realizes who Matt is; she doesn't let on and she lets him have his anonymity. I found Matt so charming and got such a kick out of him being jealous of himself. The banter between these two was hilarious at times but they also shared a lot of real feelings as well. When you add in their immense attraction and their hot as hell "almost" moments, I found it difficult to find fault with either one of them.This is absolutely a must read story. I know for me, it's one I will enjoy time and time again. Back on Track delivers quite the punch in a small, tidy package; annoyingly perfect characters, fantastic dialog, some steamy intense moments, and a satisfying ending. Honestly, I did not want this story to end; it was one of those books I kept turning my Kindle off and back on to see if another 8-10 chapters would appear. So, about you get right on that and let me know when you're done; I'll be happy to beta read it for you!Review copy provided for an honest review.

  • Erin
    2019-02-06 01:23

    What do you get when you put an overworked beauty looking for some romance and a hottie star pitcher looking to hide away together on a train (oh, and add copious amounts of yummy wine)? Some seriously hot chemistry and an entertaining novella that I just loved!!I absolutely adored I Do...or I Die, and I've been so anxious to read more of this author's work. Her latest novella did the trick! Allie was adorable, and as she and Matt tried to get to know each other while hiding their true identity I was just loving their flirtatious banter. Between dodging would-be ogling fans and testing out the undeniable spark between them, it was a mingles event to remember for these two!! Once again, Donna Cummings' characters had me grinning and swooning like an idiot, and they made Back on Track one train ride I did not want to end!

  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
    2019-02-07 22:44

    *I got a free ARC of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review*This and other reviews can also be found on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews - I just have to say I really liked this story! It had everything I love in a contemporary romance - hot hero, cute heroine, adorable humor and just enough of tension to make things very interesting!Back on Track is a short novella about Allie and Matt. They have both been avoiding dating for a while, each for their own reasons. When their friends persuade them to go on a wine-tasting train ride, they follow along. Neither is very happy about it at first, but when Allie notices Matt, she thinks he’s pretty hot. Her friend tells her to go for it – and she has the corkiest pick-up line I’ve ever seen. But it worked!

  • MaggieReadsRom
    2019-02-06 18:47

    3,75 starsThis is my first encounter with Donna Cummings work and I liked it a lot. She has a humorous tone to her writing that I immediately clicked with. I especially loved the dialogue and the banter between the main characters and between them and their respective best friends. One tiny thing that bothered me was the conflict and how Matt blew it a bit out of proportion. But this didn't get in the way of my overall enjoyment of the story because he comes around pretty quick and makes it right. BACK ON TRACK is a fast and fun read that made me want to read more from this author. Fave Scenes: - the dinner > fun and sweet and a first kiss to top it off- the restroom scene > it was a tight fit and a sexy sceneFave Quote:She had made herself dizzy. And she might have sprained a brain cell or two.

  • Angela Quarles
    2019-01-28 23:18

    Won an ARC -- Like all of her writing, I just had a big grin on my face the whole time I was reading this...

  • ...
    2019-01-22 00:21

    I enjoyed this one. The set-up was unique and different, and I liked both characters. To top it all off, the banter and chemistry was spot-on. A quick, fun read.

  • Sunny
    2019-02-13 00:44

    so clever.

  • Dabney
    2019-02-16 20:47

    this review was originally published at DearAuthor.comI read all five of the works in this collection. Back on Track fell firmly in the middle.Allie Whittaker has been dragged onto the Napa Valley Wine Train (This really exists and, man, do I wish I could go on it.) by her best friend. Allie has, for too long, been all business and no party. She's just started her own marketing firm and has been busting her shapely butt to get it off the ground. This particular wine ride has lots of single men on it and, that great social lubricant, unlimited wine. Sandra is determined Allie flirt with someone and break the dating dry spell that's been Allie's life for the past year.  When Allie worries she won't be able to come up with any good conversation starters, Sandra tells her to walk up to a cute guy and "Say you’ll tell them three things about you, and one of them is a lie. They have to figure out which one is which.” After a bit of liquid courage, Allie decides to approach a guy wearing a baseball cap pulled low on his head.The Baseball Cap is none other than three-time Cy Young winner Matt Kearns. Matt's been having problems with his shoulder, he's been sent down to Triple A for rehab, and he's worried about his future. His best friend Troy--they've been buds since since Troy threw a sucker punch at a PB&J-eating Matt in first grade--has dragged Matt onto the Wine Train to force Matt to lighten up and have some fun. Matt isn't having any fun, however, until Allie comes over to him, sits down in the seat across from him and says, "I'm going to tell you three lies about myself."The best part about this book is the banter between Allie and Matt. The two decide to play Sandra's lie game correctly and after Allie tells her three things, Matt takes his turn. He opens with "I'm Matt Kearns." Allie knows that's not a lie--she's figured out who he is--and raises the stakes by replying, “I dated him for a while.”Matt almost spits out his wine at that whopper but decides to entertain himself by seeing how far this woman--whom he knows he's never laid eyes on before today--will take her crazy claim. He can't quite figure out if she really does know him or not, but he's having fun and so he settles in for what he hopes will be an amusing three hour tour (yes, I know).The exchanges between Matt and Allie are lot of fun. Matt and Allie are clever and it's a blast to watch each attempt to outsmart the other. If their relationship had just been about their flirty encounter, I'd have really liked the novella. Unfortunately, however, Ms. Cummings forced her storyline to hew to that of a standard romance. In Back on Track's 67 pages, there is the oeuvre's full arc: meet, fall in like/lust/love, quarrel, part, and reunite. The first four parts of that story take place on the short train ride. I didn't buy the depth of feeling developed by Matt and Allie. They fell for each other too fast, fell apart too easily, and, once together again (for the first time since the train ride), declared their love for one another too glibly.Back on Track gets a C. 

  • Pat
    2019-02-16 20:18

    ....This is the second book in the collection of Strangers on a Train. There is no particular order to the novellas, but all center around various train adventures.Allie Whitaker is on a Wine Train traveling through Napa with her best friend. Allie has spent the last several months trying to get her struggling marketing company off the ground. Pretty much all work and no play. Her friend Sandra guilted her into taking the trip today. They had hardly seen each other and there never seemed time for socializing. Allie was in a serious slump. She has a glass of wine, and heads out to try her luck. She spies a man across the room, sitting alone with a baseball cap pulled low over his eyes. He's shy she thinks, and heads over. Matt Kearns was also dragged by his best friend to the Wine Train. He is an all star pitcher with an arm injury and his greatest fear is being sent to triple A for rehab. He doesn't get out much because of the double threat of being recognized, or not being recognized which is almost as bad. Right now he is very concerned because being a pitcher is all he knows, and can he be strong in his return to playing? Allie sits down with Matt, and he is dazzled. " In the next instant a goddess sat down in the chair".This is a sweet story of love at first sight, but I think being a novella, everything felt rushed. I liked the characters, and their stories, but it felt like the plot went from zero to sixty in a heartbeat. The ending is satisfying, and over all a good read. Who wouldn't enjoy a trip on the Wine Train?This novel was given to me for an honest review. No compensation was offered or accepted.

  • Amanda (Hootie) Clark
    2019-02-04 23:31

    This was my favorite story out of all the Strangers novellas and ultimately lead me to one of my new favorite authors! This story was fun and flirty and I found myself falling in love with this couple easily. What starts out as a fun way to break the ice soon starts to cause problems between Matt and Allie. The entire time they are hanging out she is pretending not to recognize Matt is the famous Ball player and Matt feels relieved she doesn't recognize him. They spend most of the train ride getting to know each other and sharing some hot kisses. When fans start to recognize him Allie steps in and tells them he's not the real Matt Kearns and jokes about him looking like the guy. When she confides in the "Fake" Matt about her ad campaign wanting him to pose shirtless on the cover, she finds out why he has avoided her calls. Eventually the lie unravels and Matt learns the truth behind their encounter. I really loved Matt and Allie together. Their chemistry sizzled from the first meeting and watching them run from fans and get to know each other was great. This story had me so caught up that when it ended I was a little bummed. I wanted so much more from Matt and Allie and I have even begged the author to write a longer story about them! Novellas are a great way to get a good story in a short amount of time for readers who can't finish a full novel and Back On Track gives you everything you want in a story without taking too much time!

  • Brunette Librarian
    2019-02-03 21:29

    Find the entire review and other thoughts at my blog during the Strangers on a Train Blog Tour in April 2013 ( “Back on Track” By: Donna Cummings ) Allie Whittaker is out for a night on the town...well an evening on the train as it were. Trying to meet new people and maybe find a hot guy, she sees a guy sitting near the back wearing a baseball hat and who seems kind of grumpy. When she approaches Mr. hat she realizes he is really a fairly famous baseball player. Matt Kearns is a world famous baseball player just trying to go unnoticed for the evening. He is surprised when Allie comes up to him and claims to know the real “Matt Kearns.” They both know its just an act but he is intrigued at how brazen and outgoing Allie is. She isn’t impressed by his money or his status, which isn’t something he sees too much. An adorable story of two people finding one another on a train, Donna does a wonderful job of giving life to these realistic characters. Cute, funny as all get out, and fully fleshed out even if it is only a novella, I enjoyed Matt and Abby’s love affair. Will they stay together forever after their brief love affair? Who knows but it was a fun journey to get there.

  • Stephanie Collins
    2019-01-25 01:30

    This was a fun story about a woman who needs to get a life and a man who needs to find his way back to life. Allie is working extremely hard to get her new marketing company off the ground that she hasn’t bothered to let herself have a social life. Dating? Who has time for that when you want to make this new venture succeed. She’s persuaded to take a train ride that also includes a lot of wine tasting when her friend talks her in to walking up to a strange man and playing a little game of guess the lie. What ends up happening is something neither of them expected and that is to find someone that they could really build something real and lasting with if they would only give it a chance.Matt is at a crossroads in a lot of respects. He’s getting older and is recovering from a major injury that could keep him away from his first love of baseball. He’s talked in to coming on the tour but is also trying desperately to stay incognito when Allie surprises him with her game. He’s intrigued by her playing like she doesn’t know him and drawn to her fun, quirky personality. Unfortunately things come to light that cause conflict and to be honest I was not too happy with the way this happened. It was a bit contrived but I still enjoyed the story overall.

  • Jessi
    2019-02-09 00:18

    Flirty dialog, big muscles, and plenty of wine.Allie and Matt start out their flirtatious encounter on a Napa Valley wine tour with lies, lies, and more lies, but they both know they're lying--it's a flirting game--no harm will be done. Only harm is inadvertently done, because they both want more from the other than a one-off encounter with no strings attached.Matt's a major league baseball player who can't go anywhere without fans and women draping themselves all over him. He's incognito on a wine tour hoping to have some fun with a buddy before getting sent down to Tripple A for rehab. Allie knows exactly who Matt is, but she doesn't figure it out unil she's already flubbed a pick-up line, made a fool out herself, and gotten lost in Matt's baby blues. By the time she figures out who is is and that he's the pro athlete who keeps turning down her charity request for posing shirtless in her marketing firm's calendar, she's in too deep to come clean.Of course, it all unravels, but after the wine tour is over, they both have a chance to realize how much truth was peppered in among the lies, the biggest truth being their undeniable attraction to each other.This was a sweet, funny, flirty novella perfect for whiling away a couple hours this weekend.

  • Clare O'Beara
    2019-02-16 22:23

    This story of romance blossoming on a Napa Valley wine train appeals on many levels. At heart it's a simple story of girl meets boy. However, throw in some mischief about not wanting to own up to their identities and the fun takes off. The guy is a baseball player who is tired of being noticed only for his sporting prowess, hoping to meet some classy ladies instead of sports groupies. The lady is a small business owner talked into making time for this trip by her giddy friend. She can't explain that she needs photos of sportsmen to create a charity calendar, because that'll scare off the nice young man before she gets to know him. So they tell a few lies and explore the train, the wines, the countryside passing by... but given the deceptions, how could they ever found a relationship?I enjoyed this novella and I'd love to take that train trip, it sounds so enticing. Have a glass for me!

  • Christi Snow
    2019-02-16 22:31

    My Review:This was flat-out just a super-fun, hot little read! Constantly throughout the book, I kept finding myself with a little grin on my face. I love books that do that for me.This train ride is a fun way to meet's a three-hour wine tour through Napa Valley. Both Allie and Matt were dragged onto it by their friends, but neither one of them are complaining when they meet. I loved the lying game...I think it worked so well for their flirtation/get-to-know-each-other time. Allie has been trying to contact Matt for months and at first doesn't recognize him...until he "lies" about who he is, then she realizes, although she doesn't let on that she knows. Their three hours are spent circling and spinning the truth...and it worked. It was completely fun and flirty and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This little novella was perfect to me. I really liked it!I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  • Jaime Arkin
    2019-02-06 19:39

    Allie hasn't been on a date forever because she's been trying to get her fledgling marketing company off the ground. She's been trying to get Matt Kearns to pose in a calendar for a client and she is determined to make it happen.Matt has been in a slump... It's hard to date anyone who doesn't know who he is and have them not try to use it to their advantage. What happens when Allie and Matt meet by chance on a Napa Valley Wine Train tour and their interaction beings with just a little lie? I really enjoyed both of these characters - they were funny and sweet and even a little sexy. The chemistry was wonderfully written and ... who doesn't love pitchers? :) Definitely give this and all the others in the Strangers on a Train novella's a read! This review can be found on my blog, Fic Fare:

  • Mae Clair
    2019-01-23 22:42

    This is a charmingly breezy romance that can be wrapped up in one word - - fun! Allie Whittaker and her friend are passengers on a train traveling through Napa Valley wine country when Allie encounters celebrity baseball player, Matt Kearns. In a plot twist that plays enjoyably throughout the story, Allie tells him she once dated Matt Kearns, not realizing (at first) who he is. Almost immediately, she puts two and two together. Matt, meanwhile, pretends to be someone who is often mistaken for Matt Kearns. He knows Allie is lying, and Allie, in turn, knows he knows she is lying. Got that?If you’re trying to put the logic together, don’t bother. The entertainingly convoluted plot is what makes this story such a delight. In some respects it’s a bit like “who’s on first.” Sit back and enjoy as the author takes you a ride of romance and fun!

  • Victoria Colotta
    2019-02-05 22:18

    All Aboard! I recently had the opportunity to read Back on Track (A Strangers on a Train Story) by Donna Cummings and what a fun ride it was! This quick read has wit, a bit of deception (in fun of course), and wine on a train. What more could you ask for?From the beginning to the end, I was engaged in the story of these two characters. They read like real people who are going through real life situations. I can particularly identify with Allie, the workaholic who is trying to get her business off the ground. Everything she was saying, I have said. Come to think of it…maybe I am in a slump…Anyway…If you are looking for fun read with one part humor, one part romance, and two parts wine, I say give Donna’s book a read. You will never look at a train ride quite the same way.Now if you excuse me, I am going to search Wine Train Tours in NY area.

  • Beate
    2019-01-26 22:40

    I loved this one. Allie is off-beat and funny as hell. I understand why a guy like Matt would be completely taken with her. She's adorable! I love their interactions on the train. I love how they get hot and heavy without much of anything happening because of some crazy fans stalking Matt all over the place. This is one story I wish was longer. I wanted to get to know the characters even more, see where their story goes.

  • Rachel
    2019-01-26 02:47

    This was a fun little read! Second one of the "Strangers on a Train" novella's I read. I really enjoyed the premise of how Matt and Allie met. It was definitely a meet-cute (and such a fun and different one) and the chemistry sparked from there! I can't say I blame Allie for wanting Matt to be in that calendar...hello cute baseball player! Great little story that puts a smile on my face!

  • Angela
    2019-02-11 19:46

    Fun. This book made me grin while reading it. I loved the slight nervousness and the casting aside of their uncomfortable (for different reasons) personas to have fun with each other. I was slightly irritated by the lying accusation, but their friends screwed their heads on straight quick enough :) Really liked them together, and this one in general. Going to look for more by Donna Cummings now!

  • Mandi Schreiner
    2019-02-14 00:37

    This is cute except(view spoiler)[ How did Matt not realize she was playing a game? He really believed she didn't know who he was? huh? I loved the assumption they both knew they were playing with each was cute banter. Didn't love the - oh you lied to me..would have been so cute if they had just had that game on the train and started to date. Overall cute though (hide spoiler)]

  • Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
    2019-02-18 22:38

    This was the last SoaT book I've read and I'm so happy I saved it for last. Matt and Allie's story is a lie. Well, kind of. It's filled with wine, fun, lots of laughs and genuine humor, an impromptu rendezvous in a train bathroom and... Lies. And I loved every second of reading it. You will too.

  • Kate Meader
    2019-01-24 20:18

    Cute and short with lots of fun banter and a great setting: love on a wine train. I want to be on that wine train! Donna excels at taking the rom-com situation and making the romance as important as the comedy. Very enjoyable read.

  • UltraMeital
    2019-02-10 22:34

    Back on Track (Strangers on a Train) - Donna Cummings Nice story. Liked the idea of hitting on someone with the a funny game. I always screw these things up :DI liked it but not as much as I'd hoped especially after reading "I do or die" by her which was hilarious!!

  • Frances McNeal
    2019-02-15 01:37

    Read this for a second time yesterday. Great way to spend to spend my lunch hour. Super sweet and funny novella!