Love & Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen
Published: January 2, 2018
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Format: via Edelweiss
A twenty-four-hour romance about two teens who meet—and perhaps change their minds about love—on a train ride to Upstate New York in the middle of a snowstorm
One train ride. Two strangers.
Noah is a hopeless romantic. He’s heading back home for one last chance with his first love, whom he broke up with when he went off to college.
Ammy doesn’t believe in true love—her parents being prime examples. She’s escaping from a mom who can’t take care of her to a dad who may not even want her. That is, until one winter night when Noah and Ammy find themselves in the same Amtrak car heading to Upstate New York.
After a train-wreck first encounter between the two of them, the Amtrak train suddenly breaks down due to a snowstorm. Desperate to make it to their destinations, Noah and Ammy have no other option but to travel together. What starts off as a minor detour turns into the whirlwind journey of a lifetime, and over the course of the night, they fall in love. But come morning their adventure takes an unexpected turn for the worst. Can one night can really change how they feel about love...and the course of their lives forever?
Love and Other Train Wrecks is about two strangers who meet by chance on a train while both are trying to get to other people. Ammy is trying to make it to her father’s commitment ceremony after he left Ammy’s mom for a yoga instructor. Noah is trying to make it to his ex-girlfriend in hopes of winning her back.
After hours of things going wrong, Ammy and Noah decide to leave the train in hopes of making it to their destinations by other means. They slowly get to know each other and well not by surprise they, of course, start to like each other. Noah was the first to fall since Ammy has issues of letting her feeling go. She definitely has walls around her and is less likely to just let go and follow her heart, especially after a secret is revealed and definitely changes what might be a great relationship.
I did like this read even though I had my issues with Ammy. I get that she has trust issues but I just wanted her to live it up a little and just enjoy things for once. Not everything has to mean something sometimes its just fun to live in the moment, plus I honestly just found her a little annoying at times. This was a quick and easy YA read and one that was a middle of the road read for me.